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Old 10-07-2004, 12:11 PM   #7891
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I would like to pick up some alum parts for my Pro4.....so far, I think the C-hub (4 degree) and the steering knuckles are the one that I would like to pick up...

What brand should I get and where to get them from?

HPI? Square? or others?

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stay away from the Square Steering knuckles.. jet and HPI are better.
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Old 10-07-2004, 01:26 PM   #7892
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rookie...

i would stay away from the alum parts all together...unless you want more 'bling' factor.

the parts cost more and if you bend them you might not realize it...then you will think your car is tweak while you are racing and might not be able to figure out it's just a bent aluminum piece.

save your money for that Team PRP chassis :P
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Old 10-07-2004, 02:11 PM   #7893
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or a few of them cool shirts
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Old 10-07-2004, 03:10 PM   #7894
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Has anyone out there tried the woven graphite drive shaft? Is it lighter that the stock one? Is there are noticable increase in acceleration?
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Old 10-07-2004, 03:11 PM   #7895
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coastal...

LOL thanks.

just a thought

I still wonder if HPI Racing will pick up more sponsored drivers in the U.S...other then Hara and Garner. Both are great racers but a little larger team would help gain popularity and sale of the Pro4, R40, and other cars.

Now that the carpet season is starting to gain steam it would be great to see more sponsored Pro4 drivers at the races and be able to give feedback on setups.


On that note....good luck to Kevin Kane, Rob King, Euge Sia, and the other Pro4 racers attending the NORCAR Halloween Race at "The Gate" this weekend. Hopefully Kev can put the car in the A again like he did last year.
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Old 10-07-2004, 03:16 PM   #7896
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Has anyone out there tried the woven graphite drive shaft? Is it lighter that the stock one? Is there are noticable increase in acceleration?
It weights just over half of the stock shaft.
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Old 10-07-2004, 04:07 PM   #7897
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I'll take a full ride from HPI if your asking.
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Old 10-07-2004, 07:27 PM   #7898
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I'll take a full ride from HPI if your asking.
I think most of us would
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Old 10-07-2004, 07:30 PM   #7899
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StewartFan20- just check your diffs aren't slipping first.
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are most of you running the Mazda 6 on carpet?
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Old 10-07-2004, 08:39 PM   #7901
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One thing about the pro 4 it drives alot better than the evo 3 i own one and i am very happy with the pregormance of the car. The car is very thought out and i can get parts for this thing everywhere. I have had the car since it came out and i havent broken a part yet. Even though i let my wife drive it and crash a couple times. Over all i am very pleased with the preformance of the car
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I've just bought a titanium screw set for my Pro 4, do I need to lube the ones which screw into aluminium or can I threadlock them like steel screws?

Also, I've heard not to put them in the pivot blocks because they bend quite easily, is this true?
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I don`t think you will notice any diffrence in increased acceleration. But you get rid of the viberation that the stock gets after awhile...
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I've just bought a titanium screw set for my Pro 4, do I need to lube the ones which screw into aluminium or can I threadlock them like steel screws?

Also, I've heard not to put them in the pivot blocks because they bend quite easily, is this true?

I have the Take Off Titanium screw set on my Pro4, I lubed them very lightly with the kit grey grease and have had no probs with bending in the pivot blocks!
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I will be running my pro 4 for the first time tomorrow (on carpet) and I was wondering if Thad's carpet setup is the best place to start?

I run on a med-hi bite track.

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