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Old 06-18-2004, 02:30 PM   #5641
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currently, my car is roughly 20-30grans underweight (going by my mams scales).

the weight limit over here at BRCA events etc is 1500g.

i havent put any weight on mine.

but yet wouldnt it just be better for you to add stick on weights instead of buying this..imo pathetic...alluminium chubbys, hub carriers etc?
For serious racers..the stock parts are the best and you can add the extra weight where it's needed...basically on the electronic side... but for us immortals...or Hara wannabees... a little blink blink doesn't hurt....
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Old 06-18-2004, 02:32 PM   #5642
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I want a used one.
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Old 06-18-2004, 02:33 PM   #5643
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For serious racers..the stock parts are the best and you can add the extra weight where it's needed...basically on the electronic side... but for us immortals...or Hara wannabees... a little blink blink doesn't hurt....
i'd rather drive a pro4..not a sherman tank
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Old 06-18-2004, 02:36 PM   #5644
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i'd rather drive a pro4..not a sherman tank
I know what you mean... the car is pretty much built like a tank..takes alot of abuse... I haven't broken the stock arms or hubs on it yet....
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Old 06-18-2004, 02:55 PM   #5645
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I won't do it, if I have national skill. Those weight won't make me any more slower.

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Old 06-18-2004, 03:25 PM   #5646
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I want a used one.
Me too.....used one are still $230-250 range....stock.
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Old 06-18-2004, 03:56 PM   #5647
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Hey Guys the new Gears are out along with HPI`s new Backing plate..( smaller than the PRP one but is heavier )

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Old 06-18-2004, 04:10 PM   #5648
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when are the new gears coming out...whenin the UK if anybody knows
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Old 06-18-2004, 05:11 PM   #5649
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Are these a new material or design? I took some nice hits at last weeks regionals. One turned the front cvd into a pretzle. My gears are still working good though.
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it saids 'new shape that endures crashes' on the sticker, donno about material
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Old 06-18-2004, 06:03 PM   #5651
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what are good springs to start on foam tires? carpet
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Old 06-18-2004, 07:50 PM   #5652
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The only problem I have ever had with aluminum parts has been with the front hubs,they will bend and it will change your camber and caster enough to make a change in the way your car handles.Then their is that sprung weight issue..and the fact that it's no better than the stock parts,plus you get to pay extra for your idea of the bling bling..to each his own..
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Old 06-19-2004, 01:35 AM   #5653
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I am still running the stock springs on carpet with foams. What has also suprised me is that I can run the same shore tyres all round and get a good handling car, this is the first HPI which doesn't have inherrant oversteer.

I am soon to be getting some alloy hubs for the front, simply because I am breaking a steering block and C-hub about every 2 meetings. It's exactly the same thing that happens, I clip the inside of a fast sweeping corner and the bottom of the steering block breaks where the screw screws in, and this then forces the C-hub to break. I do like bling bling so I will be getting other bits too, but the front hubs are for durability, and they only cost at the most 3 times more than the stock parts, so if they are bent after 10 meetings I will have easily got my money worth.

The performance difference for a club racer like me will probably not be noticed with having a lot of alloy. Also, I like my car to have that individuality factor and I'm proud of how my car looks
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Nothing wrong with a bit
of the bling factor.
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Old 06-19-2004, 06:04 AM   #5655
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I never got a reply to my last post. Why are arms and hubs not available in the USA? Every single part for the car is readily available for purchase from the LHS and Distributor's. Just seems odd everything is available and arms and hubs are backordered..............
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