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Old 01-04-2005, 04:07 PM   #9496
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hate to bring up old news but... about 70 pages or so back a racer suggested using a tc3 carbon shaft in the pro4. he said to just "mod" it in. is this possible? if so then how do you do it? i don't mean to sound cheap but, $50 is pretty steep for a part like that. AE is a lot less expensive.
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Old 01-04-2005, 06:27 PM   #9497
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Mark, I have a "kink" in the shiney bone I used right where it expands out from the bone and begins the cup, and it was a TC3 unit. I haven't looked at too many other manufacturer's units yet because these have worked pretty well. The Pro 4 is pretty durable, just remember that with ANY shaft car the ring and pinion gears are consumable items that should be replaced occasionally even if they don't strip out. Other than that I've only broken a few parts since February with the Pro 4. The oddest was a broken ball stud on the opposite corner that I actually hit the wall with, and other than that I've broken a couple of A-Arms and C-Hubs. Just mod a Buds TC3 bumper and most breakage should be taken care of.
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Old 01-04-2005, 07:15 PM   #9498
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Have you tryed putting a 1mm washer glued to the steering block to limit the trable. It is sayed to help with the bending problem. In Japan there are some hardened steel units available but it uses the "yokomo" style bones. See the attached image and you see what I mean.
what up pucho no time no see ru going to be at the birds can u paint me a frsh body up wth flames
tell alex i said helo and pappy cya reggie
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Old 01-04-2005, 07:21 PM   #9499
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Reggie: What's up man? RU coming to the Birds? I can't race this year because of school but ill be around.

Ooj: To my understanding the "high traction set" uses a softer more flexible material for the arms, they may be good for running on asphalt where you may need the extra little bit of traction. I would like to try a set myself along whith the 2mm chassis. We normally race at night and you tend to loose some traction as the night gets colder and the dew settles on the surface.
what up yes i will be there i been running that andy moore setup i used in clevland hey paint me a body dude
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Old 01-04-2005, 07:26 PM   #9500
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Yepp. Sure is..Hey Reggie! Car is good. I may try and run stock this week too.

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ok i will be there i had broke in the 3 qualifer did not hve 4 degree hub , i will be there sat had to run tc4 in main first time running it finish 4th
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Old 01-04-2005, 09:39 PM   #9501
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The Tobee Craft steel bones work great over the Mip shinny and the stock bones, they were originally design for TC3, Speedtech carry them, but they don't have in stock.
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does anyone know the part number for the hpi pro4 pink springs? I want to order some from Tower but dont know which ones they are
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does anyone know the part number for the hpi pro4 pink springs? I want to order some from Tower but dont know which ones they are
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Old 01-04-2005, 10:34 PM   #9504
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Thanks BeWa

I cant understand why the pack of springs you can buy includes the gold and silver kit springs as well? why do they think we need an extra pair of them?
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I cant understand why the pack of springs you can buy includes the gold and silver kit springs as well? why do they think we need an extra pair of them?
You've never run identical springs front and rear before??
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yes i have
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if i buy the pack
i need two packs to run identical springs and end out with 3 gold and silver ones
oh well
just seems odd

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You've never run identical springs front and rear before??
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i need two packs to run identical springs and end out with 3 gold and silver ones
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just seems odd
Not odd at all, its the same with all brands. Tamiya for instance, you will end up with 4 pairs of yellow springs more than gold and silver from HPI.
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Have you tryed putting a 1mm washer glued to the steering block to limit the trable. It is sayed to help with the bending problem. In Japan there are some hardened steel units available but it uses the "yokomo" style bones. See the attached image and you see what I mean.
Thanks Pucho. Yes, on the 1mm washer. We did similar things to our XXXS. I have an order in for Universals that you have pictured.
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Not odd at all, its the same with all brands. Tamiya for instance, you will end up with 4 pairs of yellow springs more than gold and silver from HPI.
hahahaha...actually, if you talk to any of the Tamiya owners, they'll tell you they have about 8, 9, 10 pairs of yellow springs

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