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Old 02-05-2011, 08:04 PM   #1996
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thats cool my 17 month boy loves him as well LOL
where did u find those decals?

My wife has a Cricut vinyl cutter...after I saw what they could do I bought me one

I usually let my 5 year old daughter pick how to paint my bodies....my RC8B is painted like "RC" the buggy off toy story....my E-Firestorm is Bumble Bee off Transformers........but I think I will paint all the vehicles I race into Lightning McQueen......and my Summit into Chick Hicks

I can cut my own decals as well as masking for paint....the hard part is finding a good picture I can convert into the right type of file. I have done several product logos.....like the monster energy or rockstar logos.
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Our track is pretty laid back and has a ton of kids that come to watch...so its kind fun to see them start cheering for "lightning McQueen".....

Last year a racer painted his truck like the "General Lee" off Dukes of Hazard so I had to paint mine like a police cruizer.....

A few races it worked out just right he was in first and I in second....they started to play sound clips from the Dukes of Hazard show over the PA system during the race.....as you can tell we race for FUN
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Old 02-05-2011, 08:51 PM   #1998
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I finally got my Hyper out to the track today for some testing. After a really fast lap and a half I snagged a rut with the rear wheel and snapped a rear axle stub right between the bearings!!!! God was I mad, after saving up cash to get the truck and being very excited about finally hitting the track with it I got a whopping 30 seconds of runtime out of it haha.....Don't get me wrong I am not knocking Ofna and am not throwing a fit about the truck, just REALLY irritated that I didn't even get a chance to get a feel for the truck. It looks like there is a casting flaw in the stub, that's noones fault it happens sometimes. I will be switching over to the front CVA's in the rear and would advise anyone else that hasn't done this yet to switch over as well. For the guys that have done this already, did you need any other parts other than the CVA's themselves? Also was there any need to shim the CVA's to run them in the rear? The stubs are on backorder so I'm guessing I'm not the only one that had this problem haha..... On the bright side, the VERY little track time I got in today felt great and I think once I get the bugs worked out this thing will be an amazing little truck!
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I did add a couple shims in mine but nothing else was needed. I do have 2 brand new stubs thet where taken out before I ran the truck sitting in the parts box!
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I finally got my Hyper out to the track today for some testing. After a really fast lap and a half I snagged a rut with the rear wheel and snapped a rear axle stub right between the bearings!!!! God was I mad, after saving up cash to get the truck and being very excited about finally hitting the track with it I got a whopping 30 seconds of runtime out of it haha.....Don't get me wrong I am not knocking Ofna and am not throwing a fit about the truck, just REALLY irritated that I didn't even get a chance to get a feel for the truck. It looks like there is a casting flaw in the stub, that's noones fault it happens sometimes. I will be switching over to the front CVA's in the rear and would advise anyone else that hasn't done this yet to switch over as well. For the guys that have done this already, did you need any other parts other than the CVA's themselves? Also was there any need to shim the CVA's to run them in the rear? The stubs are on backorder so I'm guessing I'm not the only one that had this problem haha..... On the bright side, the VERY little track time I got in today felt great and I think once I get the bugs worked out this thing will be an amazing little truck!

No joke, it was probably a fluke that that part broke. Especially that quick on a new truck. I have countless packs through my truck including cartwheels, sudden stops, being hit, etc and never broken a part on my own. The only thing that has broke was the front a-arm mount after a 1/8 buggy hit me at speed while I was upsidedown on the straight. In other words, dont despair! It was probably a fluke... these trucks can take a pounding so once you get it fixed, it WILL live up to your expectations!
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Finally found a set up that I like and works for me.....
Track Type Indoor
Surface Hard/Dust
Layout Tight turns

Front:
27.5 wt orange springs
Ride height 30mm
Diff 3000
No way bar
Stock shock position
Black ackerman
2.5 Toe Out
-1 Camber

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Diff 5000

Rear:
25wt Blue Springs
Ride Height 31mm
Diff 1000
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the rear stub axle is a huge problem. there was 10 of them broken at my local track today (not kidding). the rear stub axles are JUNK!!! the track was turning into a tt graveyard. broken tt's left and right! everything from stub axles, servo savers, and front knuckles to front and rear arms.
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I finally got my Hyper out to the track today for some testing. After a really fast lap and a half I snagged a rut with the rear wheel and snapped a rear axle stub right between the bearings!!!! God was I mad, after saving up cash to get the truck and being very excited about finally hitting the track with it I got a whopping 30 seconds of runtime out of it haha.....Don't get me wrong I am not knocking Ofna and am not throwing a fit about the truck, just REALLY irritated that I didn't even get a chance to get a feel for the truck. It looks like there is a casting flaw in the stub, that's noones fault it happens sometimes. I will be switching over to the front CVA's in the rear and would advise anyone else that hasn't done this yet to switch over as well. For the guys that have done this already, did you need any other parts other than the CVA's themselves? Also was there any need to shim the CVA's to run them in the rear? The stubs are on backorder so I'm guessing I'm not the only one that had this problem haha..... On the bright side, the VERY little track time I got in today felt great and I think once I get the bugs worked out this thing will be an amazing little truck!
ha, i know what you mean! i went to the track today. less then ten seconds and i broke the ball stud off the left knuckle, small cart wheel, not going that fast, just landed on the left steering funny and snap... very annoying. only thing i don't like about this truck is the knuckles, they break really easily. i have 4 spare right knuckles and 20 spare screws
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I can honestly say that I am not worried about the durability of the truck, this was something of a fluke deal but there is an inherient design flaw in the rear stubs. If you get a chance to take a look at a broken one I bet you it broke in the same place as mine. There are only a few THOUSANDTHS of metal holding that axle together. I think the CVA's will fix the problem, for $30 here's hoping they do!
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I can honestly say that I am not worried about the durability of the truck, this was something of a fluke deal but there is an inherient design flaw in the rear stubs. If you get a chance to take a look at a broken one I bet you it broke in the same place as mine. There are only a few THOUSANDTHS of metal holding that axle together. I think the CVA's will fix the problem, for $30 here's hoping they do!
me too, just order a set for the rear, but every time I break a knuckle I bend the CVA so maybe ill keep them in the tool box, because no doubt if i put them in the rear ill break the rear hub, and bend my freshly baked CVA's,

oh, one thing to help with not loosing dog bones in the rear, if you get some fule tube that will fit in side the out-drive cup and the axle cup, the diamiter i mean, cut it about 4mm-ish thick and put one piece in each the axle and out drive cup and it will stop the dog bone sliding around, works well on mine, before i put the fule tube in the dog bones keep falling out when i had a lapse in skill (fail driving) and crashed, but after they havent fallen out since, so at least untill my CVD's arrive the bones will stay in

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I finally got my Hyper out to the track today for some testing. After a really fast lap and a half I snagged a rut with the rear wheel and snapped a rear axle stub right between the bearings!!!! God was I mad, after saving up cash to get the truck and being very excited about finally hitting the track with it I got a whopping 30 seconds of runtime out of it haha.....Don't get me wrong I am not knocking Ofna and am not throwing a fit about the truck, just REALLY irritated that I didn't even get a chance to get a feel for the truck. It looks like there is a casting flaw in the stub, that's noones fault it happens sometimes. I will be switching over to the front CVA's in the rear and would advise anyone else that hasn't done this yet to switch over as well. For the guys that have done this already, did you need any other parts other than the CVA's themselves? Also was there any need to shim the CVA's to run them in the rear? The stubs are on backorder so I'm guessing I'm not the only one that had this problem haha..... On the bright side, the VERY little track time I got in today felt great and I think once I get the bugs worked out this thing will be an amazing little truck!
yes this is a necessity there is a tremendous amount of play in the dogbones
the strc/ofna aluminum top plate is must as well!
we have a very hard track as it it freezing out here in ny so the strc jammin aluminum bellcrank was a must as the bellcrank is a weak point
all comes with a brand new truck ironing out the problems
we have no more issues and we are running in an old barn with LOTS of poles and now have minimum breakage
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Finally found a set up that I like and works for me.....
Track Type Indoor
Surface Hard/Dust
Layout Tight turns

Front:
27.5 wt orange springs
Ride height 30mm
Diff 3000
No way bar
Stock shock position
Black ackerman
2.5 Toe Out
-1 Camber

Center
Diff 5000

Rear:
25wt Blue Springs
Ride Height 31mm
Diff 1000
Stock Sway bar
Stock Shock position
-1 Camber
thanks now i don't have to ask you lol
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Been racing mine with the 4x4 buggys at club races, put 4x buggy tires and 15 tooth bell with a 7 turn, it works great and is competitive with the buggies
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I finally got my Hyper out to the track today for some testing. After a really fast lap and a half I snagged a rut with the rear wheel and snapped a rear axle stub right between the bearings!!!! God was I mad, after saving up cash to get the truck and being very excited about finally hitting the track with it I got a whopping 30 seconds of runtime out of it haha.....Don't get me wrong I am not knocking Ofna and am not throwing a fit about the truck, just REALLY irritated that I didn't even get a chance to get a feel for the truck. It looks like there is a casting flaw in the stub, that's noones fault it happens sometimes. I will be switching over to the front CVA's in the rear and would advise anyone else that hasn't done this yet to switch over as well. For the guys that have done this already, did you need any other parts other than the CVA's themselves? Also was there any need to shim the CVA's to run them in the rear? The stubs are on backorder so I'm guessing I'm not the only one that had this problem haha..... On the bright side, the VERY little track time I got in today felt great and I think once I get the bugs worked out this thing will be an amazing little truck!
While on the subject has anyone tried these out. I am assuming since the front CVA is shared with the 10SC these would fit with no issues.
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