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Old 06-27-2014, 08:59 PM   #3376
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You may also want to post in the WTB thread. Someone may see that you are looking for one and reply. Here is my listing for my d413.

Hot Bodies D413 4WD Buggy
Cool thx looks good but I'm looking for a new unbuilt kit.
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Old 06-27-2014, 10:15 PM   #3377
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dang it ..its sold already... i wanted it

well i have raced mine a week on 80K oil in the center, and its been good...yes it does roast the front tires a little faster on norcals indoor dirt/clay track...but thats why we can modulate the throttle with our index fingers isnt it ?

two of my primary problems with 100K oil was stoppies (rear lifting) norcal traction at the end of the straight can be somewhat unpredictable, 1 foot left or right and you have little bite, in the race line and theres a ton of bite...on top of that its has startet to get real bumpy in the race line...so thats a trouble spot for me...anti lock breaking helped (thx alderboy) but didnt cure....80K helped too..so now i can stop fairly fast and usually catch the rear if its lifting

it now only wheelies when accelerating on landing and the front gets slapped..and thats my problem not the car

overall the buggy is now a bit smoother to drive which is my driving style...last Wednesday i was up against Mondrell...fast fellow he is...he is running a b44.2 known for driving hard and fast and to take risks...it payed off his lap times was stunning...but it in the end too many bobbles cost him the victory....which instead went to me and my D413

i start second...black and orange buggy (which looks like red on my monitor), he drives white and blue....enjoy

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i dont get what people have against the shocks on this one, they are among the smoothest i have felt...my b4.2, t4.2(bought used shocks not build by me), sc10.2(used...not build by me), my other b4.2 (used ...) every single one of them the shocks have been bleeding !...i wonder if thats why the shocks for the b5 which looks almost identical now carries the "version 2" on them....my losi shocks have been good too, but the d413 shocks are a winner in my book...no bleeding, i had one shock where the cap was not 100% tight and it was a little wet around it, tiightened it up and all is good....the caps have not popped off or cracked yet on my model...but i have never pulled the ballstud out of the ball after it was seated during the build....i did have a ball stud that keeps backing out of the front hub carrier, i have CA glued it while i wait for parts

i just build a B5M, and up until that the D413 was my favorite build of all time...but the b5m wow so easy..2 screwdrivers is all you need...i wonder if AE's ballstuds are same size as HB ?

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Old 06-28-2014, 03:26 AM   #3378
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As much as I like mines, haven't broke anything. Going to sell it, run a Dex410v4 until HB get things worked out.
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Old 06-28-2014, 09:37 AM   #3379
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Ran the car in a club race for the first time. Here is a quick recap!

Round 1: Stock diff oils / 2x 1.6 pistons with 37/32 / stock springs

car was OK but when pacing but when driven hard chasing to twitch.

Finish for the Rd: 4th or 5th (note: two heats of mod 4w last night)

Round 2: Same set up but 3k in rear diff......Kyosho white rear spring / AE front red spring

MUCH BETTER - TQ by .2


Main: Car landed badly had to double single instead of triple.....drove too hard ......but still won.....my buddy Lee driving a B44.2 was gone but crashed and broke his wing.....and it was lights out for him!

Hot Bodies D413 FTW on its first ever Club Race!
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Old 06-28-2014, 03:12 PM   #3380
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My order with tower has been pushed back to early July now, preordered mid April. :-(
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Old 06-28-2014, 05:26 PM   #3381
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I want to order a D413 so bad but looks like it's going to be a few months before all the issues get figured out with back orders and parts. With the kyosho pre order kits shipping out this week I torn
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Old 06-28-2014, 07:08 PM   #3382
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I'm equally torn, I thought this d413 was going to be best thing going? I don't even know what else I'd want to drive
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Old 06-28-2014, 07:21 PM   #3383
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I'm still keen to try it, although the spur issue has me curious and the lack of spur for stock racing is a problem for me, I've already got the type-r body and a lot of parts waiting, pinion gears etc and titanium rods etc but the new zx6 looks nice and has the shorty option also which I like!
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Old 06-28-2014, 08:02 PM   #3384
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I just wish hot bodies would get their issues figure out. Been watching and waiting to buy but confidence is lacking regarding the hb support for this car .
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Old 06-29-2014, 12:57 PM   #3385
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i think the popularity of the buggy surprised HB, once people noticed the lack of parts they started hording every part they could get their hands on.

could we get a list going on parts that break, with a counter...something like this

1 spur
1 wing
1 turn buckle

if you broke something say a spur and an arm the list you add your stuff to the current list and add the new part ...and copy all the other stuff ..it would look like this

2 spur
1 wing
1 turnbuckle
1 front arm

im very interested in seeing what is actually breaking on this buggy, mine has been bullet proof (knock on wood)
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Old 06-29-2014, 01:27 PM   #3386
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my list is.

ehhhh

1: zero
2: nothing
3: rien
4: nichts

after 3 months running.

today I did my first nationals. ( my 5th race in total with this buggy or any 4wd buggy for that matter ). I qualified for the A-main and became 5th overall.

im very happy
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my list is.

ehhhh

1: zero
2: nothing
3: rien
4: nichts

after 3 months running.

today I did my first nationals. ( my 5th race in total with this buggy or any 4wd buggy for that matter ). I qualified for the A-main and became 5th overall.

im very happy
Very incouraging report

Meenwhile, all of us with kits on backorder are watching this thread like a starving lunatic pressing his nose against the steakhouse window at dinner time !

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Old 06-29-2014, 03:19 PM   #3388
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Very incouraging report

Meenwhile, all of us with kits on backorder are watching this thread like a staving lunatic pressing his nose against the steakhouse window at dinner time !
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Old 06-29-2014, 04:07 PM   #3389
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Another guy is selling his d413 in for sale in case anyone's looking
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Another guy is selling his d413 in for sale in case anyone's looking
Thanks for the heads up, but he's trying to sell a used roller for $10 more than the new kit I have on backorder (10% off at Tower) , or a.r.t.r. optional for over $700. He's only made one post, ever.... He has no trader rating. I'm too much of a septic to hit that bait !
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