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Old 08-02-2006, 01:59 PM   #61
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I was thinking that too...
... it is hpi and hotbodies are the same company
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Old 08-02-2006, 05:36 PM   #62
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... it is hpi and hotbodies are the same company
Then why not just call it a Pro 5? When the Cyclone first dropped, I didnt even notice it until Hara and Surikhan started putting their names on them and beating the living crap out of people. If Hara stays with it for a while longer, then their will be a Cyclone in my future.
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Old 08-02-2006, 06:49 PM   #63
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The Cyclone is not the Pro5, regardless if HPI and HB are under the same ownership.
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Old 08-02-2006, 07:07 PM   #64
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Default I'm interested in a new shaft car from HPI.

If it has the quality of a Pro4, I'll get one. I'm not impressed with the design details of the Cyclone. It's may work well, but it's ugly and has a huge price tag. I very much like the Pro 4 and I would consider a Pro 5 for stock.
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Old 08-03-2006, 06:43 AM   #65
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If it has the quality of a Pro4, I'll get one. I'm not impressed with the design details of the Cyclone. It's may work well, but it's ugly and has a huge price tag. I very much like the Pro 4 and I would consider a Pro 5 for stock.
You hit it on the head. As far as looks goes, it most certainly isnt one of HPI's prettier designs but, if you are ahead of the pack, who's gonna notice?? That being said, the Tamiya TRF415 is the nicest looking on-road out there. But, there parts are hard to come by and they are MAD expensive. HPI/Hot Bodies, are you listening. Asthetics and bring us a NEW car!
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Old 08-03-2006, 09:03 AM   #66
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You hit it on the head. As far as looks goes, it most certainly isnt one of HPI's prettier designs but, if you are ahead of the pack, who's gonna notice?? That being said, the Tamiya TRF415 is the nicest looking on-road out there. But, there parts are hard to come by and they are MAD expensive. HPI/Hot Bodies, are you listening. Asthetics and bring us a NEW car!
they used hotbodies to sucker more profit into that company so they wouldnt have to shut it down, before the cyclone hb was on its way to the ground
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HPI321...elaborate.....
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So basically, if I were to consider getting a Pro4 now would dat be a good choice???

Or should I just wait for the Pro5 news to be true???
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So basically, if I were to consider getting a Pro4 now would dat be a good choice???

Or should I just wait for the Pro5 news to be true???
Whether the Pro5 is on its way or not, getting a Pro4 is still a good choice. You won't regret it because you'll love. You'll see.

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I had heard that HPI was going put their label on the lower end cars and RTR's and Hotboides were going to be the HPI cars that are full blown racers. A la Cyclone.
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dont bother with a pro 4 get a cyclone.....

i only have a pro4 for spares
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dont bother with a pro 4 get a cyclone.....

i only have a pro4 for spares
Let the guy decide on his own. Personally, I prefer the Pro4 over the Cyclone because it's shaft driven.

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I currently race a Pro 4 here in Aus and can honeslty say that it is a bloody great car, even as far as all the talk about torque steer and shaft cars being more unstable into and out of corners, this cars balance is brilliant.

I have to say that the Cyclone, the current world champ chassis is a complete weapon. If it were not for the ridiculous price of them I reckon you would see more of them dominating clubs around the world.

Now I have to say that my diff problems have all been with the front one way stripping itself, especially after long tight battle where there is a fair bit of wheel rubbing and hence resistance on the front wheels. Ive never had my rear diff do anythiong other than hook up hard. I must say though that I dont run Mod due to the cost here in Australia so I cant help you out bxpitbull, sorry mate.

Tpgracer, as far as your choice is mate! You will not regret getting your hands an a Pro4. I suggest getting the 2005 edition ro the Hara one, they have the Delrin outdrives and other bling on them.

As for a Pro 5, bring it on HPI, maybe they can offer the added items as per AE TC4.
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I have to say that the Cyclone, the current world champ chassis is a complete weapon. If it were not for the ridiculous price of them I reckon you would see more of them dominating clubs around the world.
hmm got my surikarn edition ordered from precision rc for about £200 POSTED, will wait to see of customs want there share but that £150 of rrp here in uk
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hmm got my surikarn edition ordered from precision rc for about £200 POSTED, will wait to see of customs want there share but that £150 of rrp here in uk
Sorry mate, I should have mentioned that in Australia everything is so overpriced its ridiculous, until the manufacturers change the way they have there stuff imported we will have to continue buying O/S.

Sounds like you got a good deal though, your gonna have an awsome car there.
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