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Old 07-01-2014, 10:22 AM   #3421
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how do you seal the carbon fiber shock towers or other carbon fiber parts? what happens if you do not seal them?
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Old 07-01-2014, 10:59 AM   #3422
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how do you seal the carbon fiber shock towers or other carbon fiber parts? what happens if you do not seal them?
http://www.competitionx.com/new-to-r...n-fiber-parts/

If you don't seal them, the edges could delaminate from contact with other objects.
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Old 07-01-2014, 12:42 PM   #3423
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Thanks for taking the time to post your review. It's very informative, and easy to read.

I like the lexan shield you mounted over the pinion and spur. Is there any way you could post a picture showing the section of lexan you cut that out of ? Did it come from the wing, or body area ?
Thanks! The lexan I used didn't come from the D413 (it was left overs from a 0.8mm MP9 body). On the D413 there's excess lexan on the side pods and the wing, so you can probably use that. I made a little paper template first and then looked for a lexan piece where it would fit.
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Old 07-01-2014, 03:44 PM   #3424
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My tower kit preorder just got pushed back till late July now aswell, I have it preordered with Amain aswell, not sure where I am in the quey but well see, don't feel so bad about the zx6 turning up at my doorstep today now......I'll still buy this kit and see which one suits me best.

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Old 07-01-2014, 07:49 PM   #3425
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so i preordered on april 16th from Tower and now it says late July bull and no parts I'm having to keep X-ray as back up

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Old 07-01-2014, 08:07 PM   #3426
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Yeah, it's ridiculous. I'm in the same boat.
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Old 07-02-2014, 03:38 AM   #3427
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not sure if this will do anything but I am reaching out to HPI corporate today to file a formal complaint
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Old 07-02-2014, 04:03 AM   #3428
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I posted this link on here last night, but someone must have taken it down. Don't know why they would do that.

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Old 07-02-2014, 04:17 AM   #3429
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Right at this moment (and it changes often) A-Main still shows "ETA: 07/03/2014" and Tower shows "In Stock Limited Quantities"
Hoping my Tower backorder ships soon, I backordered on 4/14.
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Old 07-02-2014, 04:56 AM   #3430
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I see nothing had changed since the good ole on road days.
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[QUOTE=Matt :-);13374588]I posted this link on here last night, but someone must have taken it down. Don't know why they would do that. There are two brand new D413 kits available on ebay.



Just have to come to grips with what amounts to $50-ish Parcel Post shipping.

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Just have to come to grips with what amounts to $50-ish Parcel Post shipping.
not only that hes asking 479 on ebay... no thanks Ill get an xb4 until hpi figures their shit out, kinda sucks because I was really excited about the d413, to me it looked like a buggy that tekno would make with 3 gear diffs and really durable, woulda been awesome. Ill wait it out
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not only that hes asking 479 on ebay... no thanks Ill get an xb4 until hpi figures their shit out, kinda sucks because I was really excited about the d413, to me it looked like a buggy that tekno would make with 3 gear diffs and really durable, woulda been awesome. Ill wait it out
I didn't like the price either. My kit on back order with Tower is $390.00. I'm gonna wait for the better price myself.

Just thought I'd post the link in case it was helpful for other folks on the thread.
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Right at this moment (and it changes often) A-Main still shows "ETA: 07/03/2014" and Tower shows "In Stock Limited Quantities"
Hoping my Tower backorder ships soon, I backordered on 4/14.


And now my Tower backorder shows "Late Jul"

and A-Main shows "ETA: 07/25/2014"

Oh well, I guess I wait some more
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not only that hes asking 479 on ebay... no thanks Ill get an xb4 until hpi figures their shit out, kinda sucks because I was really excited about the d413, to me it looked like a buggy that tekno would make with 3 gear diffs and really durable, woulda been awesome. Ill wait it out
I wasn't overly impressed with the negative eBay feedback he/she has either...
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