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Old 02-03-2016, 08:11 AM   #18151
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The problem is finding that tool in stock
If you send me a self addressed, postage paid package, a bag of cups and $5 I'll do them for you.
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I got my kit from tower in early January and have the tight cups. Seems maybe the most recent release had updated cups?
All the CE kit was is a reboxed team kit with a bag of goodies thrown in...Who knows how old those cups are. The Lite kit is actually a new kit with just the Lite essentials.
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Old 02-03-2016, 08:21 AM   #18153
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If you send me a self addressed, postage paid package, a bag of cups and $5 I'll do them for you.
Thanks for the offer... sent you a PM.
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Old 02-03-2016, 08:24 AM   #18154
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I got my kit from tower in early January and have the tight cups. Seems maybe the most recent release had updated cups?
Sometimes I'm not so sure that it isn't just merely luck of the draw. Some get them tight, some not so much.

Molded parts have tolerances and they can change from run to run, day to day, with many factors including the materials, the molding machines, the environment (temperature, humidity Etc.).
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I agree and think it's just luck or bad luck if you get tight ones. I will be adding a few packs to my next order to make sure I get some good ones..
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ball cups ball cups ball cups...OMG such first World problems. Squeeze em', flip em', or ream em'....problem solved
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Newbie question: I see Associated sells replacement parts that are listed as "hard" parts. What's different about them? Literally just made of a harder plastic? If so, are they more brittle? If I break a plastic component, should I replace it with an equivalent "hard" part? The description on AE site doesn't say what the differences are (at least not that I can find).
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Newbie question: I see Associated sells replacement parts that are listed as "hard" parts. What's different about them? Literally just made of a harder plastic? If so, are they more brittle? If I break a plastic component, should I replace it with an equivalent "hard" part? The description on AE site doesn't say what the differences are (at least not that I can find).
Harder plastic. They are more likely to break when compared to std plastic. The hard arms are normally used in high bite conditions, the plastic can flex and the hard makes the car more responsive as it doesn't flex as much.
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For you guys that run the AE FT X-rings, how often do you swap them out for new ones?
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Harder plastic. They are more likely to break when compared to std plastic. The hard arms are normally used in high bite conditions, the plastic can flex and the hard makes the car more responsive as it doesn't flex as much.
Makes sense. Thanks!
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I personally just used a body reamer. And barely took any material off and it mine are good now
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Just wanted to post a picture of my car. Painted it myself and think came out pretty darn good for my first try. Currently runnng a Hobbywing xe10 ESC with Justock 17.5 motor. Radio is Spektrum DX4C and the Servo is some old digital hitec MG that'll be replaced eventually since it's a little big.
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Just wanted to post a picture of my car. Painted it myself and think came out pretty darn good for my first try. Currently runnng a Hobbywing xe10 ESC with Justock 17.5 motor. Radio is Spektrum DX4C and the Servo is some old digital hitec MG that'll be replaced eventually since it's a little big.
That looks great! Were you able to get that effect with rattle cans?!
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Yeah it does look good. I still need to get mine done but I don't think it will turn out that good.
So is off road racing now done with slicks? It's getting sad that they are making it on road with jumps. Personally think it would be way more exciting if off road was just that.
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Its still offroad in some places. Even our indoor track that is pretty high grip is still better with at LEAST a ghost pin with the current layout. I've tried slicks and they just aren't as good in the sweeping corners of the layout we have.
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