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Tamiya F104 VII Formula One Chassis Revealed

Tamiya has introduced a new version of the F104 Formula One radio control car kit. The F104 VII features a new Pivot Ball Link Rear Suspension (PBLR) like the one found on the RM-01 chassis. Compared to the previous 3-point T-bar rear suspension system, this new setup enables more precise adjustments of the chassis’ pitch and roll characteristics. Furthermore, the PBLR suspension system features a center pivot ball, an aluminum pitch damper to temper chassis pitch movement, and an aluminum roll damper and side links to control chassis roll. The new layout also increases overall traction and provides greater high speed cornering ability.


  • Scale: 1/10 scale
  • Construction type: assembly kit
  • Terrain use: on-road
  • Drive-train: 2WD
  • Drive type: pinion to spur gear
  • Drive line: solid axle
  • Differential type: ball pressure plate
  • Suspension: PBLR (Pivot Ball Link Rear Suspension)
  • Steering mechanism: direct servo
  • Shock damper: oil-filled damper
  • Shock damper material: aluminum
  • Tire type: not inluded
  • Tire tread: n/a
  • Body material: n/a
  • ESC: not included
  • ESC type: n/a
  • LED Light buckets: no
  • LED lights: no
  • Motor type: not included
  • Bearings: shielded ball bearing
  • Chassis material: carbon fiber plate
  • Sticker material: n/a
  • Internal gear ratio:
  • Adjustable camber: front only
  • Adjustable toe angles: front only
  • Adjustable ride height: yes
  • Adjustable gear ratio: yes
  • Adjustable wheelbase: yes
  • Adjustable track width: fixed
  • Adjustable shock angle: yes
  • Anti-squat adjustment: n/a
  • Droop adjustment: n/a
  • 3.0 mm carbon chassis
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  1. Jim

    I wasn’t even aware that Tamiya still made F1 cars. I remember back in the day (the mid 90s?) when these cars were all the rage. My local R/C club had a stock and modified class for these cars back then. They were pretty quick right out of the box if I remember correctly but I never had the privlege of trying one out for myself.

  2. Yea I think you’re right, it was around the mid 1990’s when these cars became real popular for a period of time. I had one back then, which was a good bit different than the new F104 models, but it was pretty cool.

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