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Old 06-03-2004, 05:21 AM   #5176
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Definately better than Squares..
Hope they have them instock already... I ordered a set this morning...waiting for their reply...
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where did you order the aluminum camber links from?
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Old 06-03-2004, 05:40 AM   #5177
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does anyone know if HPI Japan have released their new the 3mm lower chassis and 2.5mm upper deck?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 06-03-2004, 09:00 AM   #5178
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where did you order the aluminum camber links from?
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does anyone know if HPI Japan have released their new the 3mm lower chassis and 2.5mm upper deck?

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don't know..but Tower has them listed for pre-order...they said mid to end of Jun for delivery.
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Wouldnt it be better to just run the car as is instead of replacing all these parts with aluminum? The hits a car takes is tremendous and something HAS to give in the event of a wreck. All the aluminum is going to do is either bend or transmit the impact to another part of the car. Next thing you know hinge pins and chassis are going to be broke. A little flex is good. Dont you think that Erik would have designed more parts out of aluminum if they were actually better. Besides, aluminum is adding more weight to the car in some areas which is raising the center of gravity and could hamper handling as well.

Bling does not equal speed.
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Wouldnt it be better to just run the car as is instead of replacing all these parts with aluminum? The hits a car takes is tremendous and something HAS to give in the event of a wreck. All the aluminum is going to do is either bend or transmit the impact to another part of the car. Next thing you know hinge pins and chassis are going to be broke. A little flex is good. Dont you think that Erik would have designed more parts out of aluminum if they were actually better. Besides, aluminum is adding more weight to the car in some areas which is raising the center of gravity and could hamper handling as well.

Bling does not equal speed.
I'm no expert racer.... I just race to have fun and don't care if I win or loose... a little bling bling doesn't hurt...
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Wouldnt it be better to just run the car as is instead of replacing all these parts with aluminum? The hits a car takes is tremendous and something HAS to give in the event of a wreck. All the aluminum is going to do is either bend or transmit the impact to another part of the car. Next thing you know hinge pins and chassis are going to be broke. A little flex is good. Dont you think that Erik would have designed more parts out of aluminum if they were actually better. Besides, aluminum is adding more weight to the car in some areas which is raising the center of gravity and could hamper handling as well.

Bling does not equal speed.
They probably would have designed more parts out of aluminum if it wasn't for budget constraints. It's well known that aluminum parts in the right places can seriously increase the duarability of a car, you can finish with a bent part rather than a DNF with a broken part.
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Nothing wrong with that.

I used to drive a Losi XXX-S and when people started putting all the aluminum hubs, steering arms, caster blocks on their cars they started breaking other parts and made comments that the car was a pile. It was because of the aluminum parts, not because the car was bad.

I did look at your cars and they are sweet looking!!!!
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does anyone know if HPI Japan have released their new the 3mm lower chassis and 2.5mm upper deck?

Thanks in advance!
I have a spare Black 3mm BMI Pro4 Chassis thats abouut half prepped (sanded and CA'd). I did not do the sanding or CA work, but I know the chassis was never installed.

e-mail me for a price.
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Old 06-03-2004, 10:17 AM   #5185
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where did you order the aluminum camber links from?
RcModel shows them instock..
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Old 06-03-2004, 11:31 AM   #5186
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I'm in the automotive industry, I know what I'm talking about. According to you all of the alignment shops in the world are wrong....
I think you're reaching there...LOL

Good alignment machines *measure* toe at each wheel and give the measurement for each wheel, but the spec is the total of the two sides.

If the spec is .750" +/- .250" toe-in, and you have .500" on the right and .750" on the left, then you have 1.250" toe, which would be .500" too much. You wouldn't add toe to get them both to .750", because that would be 1.500" total. You did see the little box on the screen that's between the wheels, right? You know, the one that says "TOE"?

I'm not sure what side of this you were trying to take at this point, but "big" car toe is most assuredly measured the way Pops said.
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Do I have to oil Titanium Screws into Aluminum parts? What type of oil or grease?
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Do I have to oil Titanium Screws into Aluminum parts? What type of oil or grease?
Yes..Ti into Aluminum parts...the diff lube will work fine...that's what I use. Don't recommend putting Ti screws in the pivot blocks. Only takes one good hit and the screw bends and your suspension is loose...
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Old 06-03-2004, 03:02 PM   #5189
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cool,
Thanks.

I got your stuff today, thank you so much!!!
did you get the second mo?

just in case you mail me, my email account won't work till i move down to toronto.

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cool,
Thanks.

I got your stuff today, thank you so much!!!
did you get the second mo?

just in case, my email account doesn't till i move down to toronto.
Yes!...Thank You...I sent email...
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