JV Motorsport provide information on the Tamiya F103 including a Review and Setup Guide
Tamiya F103 Review
First introduced in 1993 with the Lotus 107B shell and wings, the Tamiya F103 chassis was an evolution of the previous F101 and F102 designs. The F103 chassis was different to previous incarnations in several key areas which we will now take a look at.
Tamiya F103 Setup Guide
The Tamiya F103 chassis was first introduced in 1993, but time has not diminished this chassis ability to perform. Tamiya have replaced the F103 with a new chassis designated the F104, however the initial release of this chassis was based around modern F1 cars (2008 onwards) and was narrower. This meant that some racers encountered problems matching the F103 on circuits where high speed corners featured.
Tamiya have addressed this issue recently by launching the F104W (W stands for wide) that gives the chassis the same dimensions as the F103. Along with the new chassis is a range of new bodies of cars from the late 1980?s and early 1990?s. It appears from initial racing that the F104W is more than up to the challenge of beating the F103.
The F103 still remains a potent force on the racetrack and this guide attempts to provide you with some information to help you set the car up. Please note that these setups are based around running rubber tyres. The settings may work if you are running foam, but I offer no guarantees!
Other Useful F103 Info
Read a comparison of the F103 with the F104 here
For info on F103 tyre options refer to our Tyres Guide