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Old 12-22-2004, 03:17 PM   #9361
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Mark, are you coming back up for the Northwest Carpet champs in a few weeks? Good luck with the Pro4.
The first I have heard of it. PM me or post the link for event info. Sounds like something I want to make it up for.

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Old 12-22-2004, 03:39 PM   #9362
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I chose to leave the program, it is a little bittersweet to leave a good team, with a good group of guys, but I wanted to enjoy racing more. They will be just fine.

As for me, I like the challenge. HPI has always been more front and center to racers with strong consumer programs like Tamiya and I have always appreciated that consumer support.

It will be fun being a privateer again. Now I can bug the factory guys with questions
I can not believe I just read what I just read...

whatever makes you happy bro'... looking forward to sharing setup tips with you..
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Old 12-22-2004, 05:08 PM   #9363
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Mark, here is the info for the race from www.stocktonrcraceway.com Hope you can make it up. btw, I just heard Todd is up here racing tonight. Too bad I have to work tomorrow.

2005 North West Carpet Champs

The dates, January 7th, 8th & 9th. On-road and Oval racers come check out the 4th Annual North West Carpet Champs. The format will be the same as in years past. Two, one day races, two rounds of IFMAR qualifying and single mains on Saturday and Sunday. Points total will decide the champion in each class. You can't race all weekend?.... no worries, come out and race on either Saturday or Sunday. No rules saying you have to run both days. Plaques to the top three in all classes. The cost, 20$ each day for the first class and 5$ each day for each additional class. Classes to be run, TC Rookie, TC Stock, TC 19 Turn, TC Mod, 12th Stock, 12th Mod, Oval Stock, Oval 19 Turn and Oval Mod.
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Old 12-22-2004, 06:27 PM   #9364
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Default outside hole on rear arms w/ foam tires

Ok, so you want to try the outside hole on the rear arms with foam tires, but what's ya gonna do? The shock rubs the rim!

First off get TC4 shock ends for your car (31030 TC4 Shock Shaft Ball Cups 4 $2.99). This makes the shock end "footprint" physically smaller.

Then get some short Atlas ballstuds--
http://integy.automated-shops.com/cg...55104137590.72

The ballstud is really short and gets the shock end very close to the arm. The rim will still be close to the shock end, and may *slightly* rub smaller rims, but it should disappear arter like 1 run. I checked it on an old, original TRC white spoke rim. This rim is smaller than the new JACOs, TRC, etc. It barely touched,. As I said before, this would just wear in after a pack. On the TM tires I usually run, there was plenty of room.


edit: you wil also have to crank down the spring collars a bit. The TC4 end is bit shorter.
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Old 12-23-2004, 01:10 AM   #9365
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Where can I get the HPI spool? Thanks
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Old 12-23-2004, 01:26 AM   #9366
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If a thick and heavy duty grease is desired (to prevent it from being flung off), try to get the HPI Pro Joint Grease. It seems to be very much thicker than most of the R/C grease that is available in the market.

Very useful for extending the life of aluminium spools.
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Old 12-23-2004, 01:27 AM   #9367
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DOOOOOD......... Mark without a losi........ thats scary!!!!!! Anyways, hoep you liek the car Mark!!!! When are you gonna come visit again?

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Old 12-23-2004, 01:31 AM   #9368
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DOOOOOD......... Mark without a losi........ thats scary!!!!!! Anyways, hoep you liek the car Mark!!!! When are you gonna come visit again?

-Korey
And it isnt April Fools I will make it up to the NW soon. I have been talking with Andrew as far as nailing a date.

Have a great Christmas and tell everyone at Rain hello for me.
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Old 12-23-2004, 06:23 AM   #9369
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PMR - you can probably get the HPI Spool from here.. http://www.kthobbies.com
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Old 12-23-2004, 06:42 AM   #9370
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Default Diff Question

I have built my rear diff with delrin outdrives and the TC3 parts. I ran for 2 months in a stock rubber class with not problems, didn't even need to adjust the diff.

Well, this past week, I switched to Stock Foam class. I ran two qualifyers and a main. The diff started slipping in the main and got looser as the race went on.

The question I have is, does the diff just need to be rebuild or do foam tires require a tighter diff? Also, in stock rubber, I ran my diff pretty loose, but did not slip. Maybe I don't need to run my diff that loose in the stock foam class.

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Old 12-23-2004, 12:55 PM   #9371
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StewartFan20: It sounds like a rebuild is in order, but it might also be slipping in addition. 2 months sounds like a long time between rebuilds depending on how much you run.

MDawson: Hope you like the car! The HPI spool is good, but as others have said, keep it lubricated well. We went with the aluminum, as the steel was way too heavy for only a slight wear reduction. Also, we wanted them to be as cheap as possible... $14 or $15 vs $15 for a diff rebuild. So in a way, it's consumable or should be replaced at no more cost than rebuilding a diff with new balls and rings.

JohnB: I believe they were shipped out last batch, or are possibly going in the next. They will have an update sheet included to let you know they are updated parts.

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Erik, is anyone from HPI coming to the Novak Race?
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Old 12-23-2004, 01:49 PM   #9373
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RC Driver Gary: No, pretty sure we're concentrating on DHI Cup, birds, and LRP TCM for early races. That said, anything can happen.
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Old 12-23-2004, 02:24 PM   #9374
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And it isnt April Fools I will make it up to the NW soon. I have been talking with Andrew as far as nailing a date.

Have a great Christmas and tell everyone at Rain hello for me.

No prob dude, you have a great X-mas too!!!

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