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Old 01-16-2005, 09:48 PM   #9736
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Sorry for the late reply. Haven't been on the computer much today.

I use thrust bearing also, but I go through quit a few running mod on carpet. That's the reason I posted the MIP one, two sets included in the kit and they seem to hold up a little better. I use the Associated bolt though. The MIP would probably work alright, I just like the long shoulder on the Assocated one.

I know most US shops carry the parts as do most the mailorder places but isn't it cheaper for you to order through a local hobby shop so you don't have to pay oversea's shipping or is there a shop available?

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Old 01-16-2005, 10:36 PM   #9737
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HPI Pro4s at the DHI Cup...

1st - Hara
4th - Moore

awesome.......hopefully they'll have pics and setups available.

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anyone want a BMI 3mm top deck for a Pro4? i have one like new....trade you for Pro4 parts or something. PM me.
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Old 01-16-2005, 11:01 PM   #9738
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I know most US shops carry the parts as do most the mailorder places but isn't it cheaper for you to order through a local hobby shop so you don't have to pay oversea's shipping or is there a shop available?
not really I'm from New Zealand and the shops here are .. just lets just say not as good as shops from US, Japan or Hong Kong. Price is not good at all, i can get better price if i order from the oversea + air shipping 99% of the time. If it's not i want to support the local shops, i would just order parts from the internet all the time.
Also parts are quite limited. THere is only one shop in my city that can get AE parts i believe and if they don't have it in stock.. who really knows when will they arrive even if i order it. Just to let you know how "good" they are, my friend's nitro RC's engine got some problem and it took them 1 whole year to fix it!
so if possible i want to order the parts from somewhere else.. anyone can help? Maybe someone can buy the parts for me and i'll pay you back by paypal?
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Old 01-17-2005, 04:24 AM   #9739
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Yellow15 -

I work at frontline hobbies in Newcastle Australia, we are the australian importer for hpi and have just about every part in stock for pro 4.
it would probably be cheaper postage costs, and parts are quite cheap. anyway check it out if you want www.frontlinehobbies.com and tell them that anthony sent you
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Will a lighter shock oil and/or larger holes in the pistons make the car transition from left to right quicker?

I seems I loose most of my speed through esses where I am turning left, right, left within a short distance.

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Old 01-17-2005, 01:25 PM   #9741
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Question for you pro 4 owners. I recently picked up an new Pro 4. I noticed that my chassis and upper deck are not the same thickness. Is this normal? I thought I read that the chassis and upper deck are both 2.5 mm thick. I haven't got out the calipers yet to measure I just noticed it while sealing the edges with CA glue.

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The car comes with a 2.5mm lower deck and a 2.0mm upper deck from the factory. Those are the best for all around conditions.
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interesting from the Team Orion coverage of the DHI Cup...
I thought that one was the Hirosaka edition chassis.......someone spotted father Hirosaka tech supporting the Pro 4 with Hara several weeks ago..............for that famous US $1600 Pro 4.

I am sure the upper deck is NOT the hirosaka one.
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I work at frontline hobbies in Newcastle Australia, we are the australian importer for hpi and have just about every part in stock for pro 4.
it would probably be cheaper postage costs, and parts are quite cheap. anyway check it out if you want www.frontlinehobbies.com and tell them that anthony sent you
Thanks a lot Anthony, just went to your site and had a look. But it seems you guys don't have the AE parts i wanted?
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also, i can't find any shops got the one way diff grease for sale, just wonder what else can i use instead?
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dont use grease ina oneway, use a very light oil, and only a drop on the oneway bearings at that.
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like engine oil? is Mobil 1 5/50W ok?
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Old 01-18-2005, 12:08 AM   #9748
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do any of you find, you need to use certain pinions. otherwise the pinion does not touch the spur completely?
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Old 01-18-2005, 12:20 AM   #9749
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FRP,

ive found that i've had to turn my pinions around so the grub screwside is towards the back of the car, hope this helps you??

I have had my car a couple of months now and its really coming along now with set up's indoors on carpet and outdoors on the damp winter tarmac of the U.K. cant wait to get a dry run outside so i can really see what this car can do , do you guys find a 2mm chassis outdoors on tarmac to be the way to go??

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Old 01-18-2005, 06:15 AM   #9750
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In most cases you'll be fine on tarmac with the stock chassis/upper deck setup.
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