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Old 02-17-2015, 11:23 AM   #7771
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Looks like two different sites...Hit the home button on both and they are different...I would say a quick call into them to see if they have them.
Agree on making the call if you need the part (I don't).
I have ordered from them before (from website based on the page I linked) and I could login there to my account. However if I try the first link that was posted, it does not recognize my account.
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Old 02-17-2015, 11:27 AM   #7772
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Called them none in stock Web error.
Thank you for trying.
I always call now to double check inventory never trust online inventory levels.
Have went as far as looking and calling overseas for this item.
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Old 02-17-2015, 11:59 AM   #7773
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https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?i...37752783002845

Even had the wife poke fun at Torrence Deguzman broken arm on Ty's facebook page.
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Old 02-17-2015, 12:55 PM   #7774
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I called HPI racing support line nothing till early March.Front shock tower mount HBS112773
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Bummer. I need the same part too. Sucks because I only had the car for two weeks.
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Old 02-17-2015, 01:03 PM   #7775
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Where on the tower brace is it breaking? Wonder if a little fiberglass wrap reinforcement is in order before I run mine.
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Old 02-17-2015, 01:08 PM   #7776
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One second I'll have a post. Don't get me wrong this is a great buggy and very strong.The HPI customer service is great as well they have got me my missing parts for my kit asap. Just a little disappointed in the stock levels on the front shock tower mount worldwide.
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Old 02-17-2015, 01:12 PM   #7777
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Since getting my D413 in May I've driven at an indoor clay track and 2 outdoor dirt tracks many times... then 3 practice days on indoor offroad carpet. So far I had bent a front shock shaft and and popped a front shock off once when I let somebody else take the wheel. But nothing broke: I was beginning to feel invincible!!!...

... then the carpet track changed the layout to add a crossover: and if you came up short you effectively jumped directly into a wall. I took that jump a little too slow and...



The front shock tower mount fractured into 7 pieces: 5 were still attached to the car and 2 were lost on the track:



Front and rear tower mounts weren't parts I had ordered spares of: and LHS's here can barely keep the kits on the shelves, nevermind spares on the wall. Time to order in...
Here is one picture of the front tower this is not my buggy
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Old 02-17-2015, 02:26 PM   #7778
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I posted on RPM RC Product's FB page to see about getting a front tower brace made and got a response. Maybe if enough people ask them to make it, they'll do it. Worth a shot, right?

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I'm going to repair my tower using the cf battery tray mounts for saddle packs that came with kit..little CA glue then screws that came for the original body assembly .hope it works
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I have front and rear shock shafts if anyone has front tower to trade..
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I posted on RPM RC Product's FB page to see about getting a front tower brace made and got a response. Maybe if enough people ask them to make it, they'll do it. Worth a shot, right?

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I'm going to repair my tower using the cf battery tray mounts for saddle packs that came with kit..little CA glue then screws that came for the original body assembly .hope it works
Post up a pic once its done....
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Anyone tried modding the rear tower brace and front shock carbon fiber mount to work?
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Old 02-17-2015, 03:26 PM   #7784
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I posted on RPM RC Product's FB page to see about getting a front tower brace made and got a response. Maybe if enough people ask them to make it, they'll do it. Worth a shot, right?

What would be better about a brace made by RPM than the one made by HPI? Most of us aren't having any trouble with breaking them and that triangulated brace is a core design feature of the car. Other than current availability of spares, I actually like the idea of breaking a $7 brace instead of a $30 carbon fiber tower.

If there is some real improvement we're talking about then I'll add my name to the list of people wanting an RPM version. But if you just want them to fill the gap until more of the HPI parts are available, how would that make sense for RPM, or any other aftermarket company?

I'd much rather see RPM produce a set of replacement ball studs and links that aren't sloppy like the stock ones. Maybe some bushings that remove slop from the ackerman bar and hubs?

Those are things that would improve the stock parts we get with the buggy and would keep selling.

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What would be better about a brace made by RPM than the one made by HPI? Most of us aren't having any trouble with breaking them and that triangulated brace is a core design feature of the car. Other than current availability of spares, I actually like the idea of breaking a $7 brace instead of a $30 carbon fiber tower.

If there is some real improvement we're talking about then I'll add my name to the list of people wanting an RPM version. But if you just want them to fill the gap until more of the HPI parts are available, how would that make sense for RPM, or any other aftermarket company?

I'd much rather see RPM produce a set of replacement ball studs and links that aren't sloppy like the stock ones. Maybe some bushings that remove slop from the ackerman bar and hubs?

Those are things that would improve the stock parts we get with the buggy and would keep selling.

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It actually makes perfect business sense for RPM. Supply and demand. This is a part that is pretty hard to find, even google can't find it in stock. Why buy RPM? Because it gets your rig back on the track, doesn't have to be any more or less derable than stock, just get the car going again. Imagine if RPM didn't make B44 a-arms how many people wouldn't be able to drive.
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