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Old 09-23-2014, 04:21 AM   #4816
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yes AE. blue and white for now.

But i think i will wind up a little stiffer. have not had enough time on car to see what i like. the track i run now have bigger jumps. will go to true 1/10 scale track in a month or two when they finish getting built.

next i will try yellow front or grey rear.
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Old 09-23-2014, 06:59 AM   #4817
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anyone make a machined piston for this car? I tried the AE/TLR pistons. that was fail
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Old 09-23-2014, 08:48 AM   #4818
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What about the Avid pistons.... or any of the other 12mm pistons....
I'm new to 1/10 buggy so excuse me if its a nubie question to ask

Also I thought reading thru some posts that didn't someone try the AE pistons and got them to work. I was looking at trying the AE tapered ones, but not if its a fail.
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I don't think there is anyone that makes pistons specifically for this car. You need to drill the blank pistons if you want an exact fit. Others have made the TLR ones work. You just need to make sure that they are centered before you tighten them down because the hole is bigger than the stock HB one.
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Old 09-23-2014, 09:36 AM   #4820
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What about the Avid pistons.... or any of the other 12mm pistons....
I'm new to 1/10 buggy so excuse me if its a nubie question to ask

Also I thought reading thru some posts that didn't someone try the AE pistons and got them to work. I was looking at trying the AE tapered ones, but not if its a fail.
I tried ae pistons... They kinda stuck inside the shock body towards full extension. Idk if I didn't center them correctly but I ended up drilling out The HB orange ones. Super smooth now
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Old 09-23-2014, 09:37 AM   #4821
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You could probably get the serpent machined pistions to fit. I have the same issue in my serpent 2wd. The center hole is smaller on the serpent pistions than the tlr/ae. Now if hpi would make some more of these buggies so i can get one....
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Old 09-23-2014, 09:56 AM   #4822
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Serpent uses a 2.5mm hole for the piston?


I dont have a drill press to make sure I get perfectly straight holes
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Old 09-23-2014, 10:32 AM   #4823
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You could probably get the serpent machined pistions to fit. I have the same issue in my serpent 2wd. The center hole is smaller on the serpent pistions than the tlr/ae. Now if hpi would make some more of these buggies so i can get one....
Yeah this is rediculous its been released since April and you only see a hand full of them out there. Still waiting on the kit been calling all across the country with no avail really sucks.
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Old 09-23-2014, 10:50 AM   #4824
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Has anyone tried using a different shock shaft, that would solve the piston issue.
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Old 09-23-2014, 11:08 AM   #4825
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Has anyone tried using a different shock shaft, that would solve the piston issue.
Thats a good idea...can anyone that has the kit give us the size?...i too am waiting for a kit and want everything before i build the car
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Old 09-23-2014, 11:12 AM   #4826
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Thats a good idea...can anyone that has the kit give us the size?...i too am waiting for a kit and want everything before i build the car
Yeah I continue to pick things up as things come up to be addressed so I have everything ready just missing the important part the kit lol
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Explain to me how you think this car is of high quality.
The drive train is brilliant. Super smooth, the diff case design and captured dogbone, the tunablility, which far surpasses any other car, the fit and finish, super ease of build, in what way is it not? The steering is a little loose? The car is still dialed and beautiful once built, everyone that has held it has agreed
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The drive train is brilliant. Super smooth, the diff case design and captured dogbone, the tunablility, which far surpasses any other car, the fit and finish, super ease of build, in what way is it not? The steering is a little loose? The car is still dialed and beautiful once built, everyone that has held it has agreed
I agree with you 100%. I have had no issues with the buggy since launch. By far the best buggy I have owned........and I have owned all of them
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Old 09-23-2014, 01:12 PM   #4829
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The drive train is brilliant. Super smooth, the diff case design and captured dogbone, the tunablility, which far surpasses any other car, the fit and finish, super ease of build, in what way is it not? The steering is a little loose? The car is still dialed and beautiful once built, everyone that has held it has agreed
The plastics are much lower quality than other cars on the market. All the arms and hubs have slop in them, the rack has slop and the spur eight has a high spot or is not centered. I agree the diffs are holding up well. The snap on shock caps like to pop off in practice...not in a race yet /crosses fingers. I like the way the car drives, but IMO it is not high quality. It does not break because the arms have massive flex. I can easily twist the front hubs almost 90 deg. The bones and drive cups seem to be wearing well also. Since the far drives well, I am just replacing plastics as they strip out. The plastic remind me of the original rc10 nylon parts.
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Found out yesterday on the track with 100k diff oil this thing is so controllable in the air. Will even do smooth as silk backflip if you so desire. Having some heat issues though with sp revinton 1.1 and 5.5t. Car was thermalling out after only 4 laps. It was a sunny 30c yesterday but not happy.
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