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Old 02-20-2005, 02:01 PM   #10171
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Hi Guys, has anyone had the problem with their dog bones twisting, I have the newer Tamiya type dog bones in my car and noticed after only a few runs that the dog bones are twisting.
The pins for the uni joint and the out drive have twisted some 30'.
The rear dog bones are perfect.
Has any one else come across this ???
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Old 02-20-2005, 03:38 PM   #10172
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if you broke oneway gears you wouldn't be having that problem would you. I will have to see if mine have done the same, they have had plenty of stress put on them so far.
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Old 02-20-2005, 04:34 PM   #10173
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Man, i saw those KAI parts, dang those are expensive... well i bought Square's Aluminum camber link set and the top mount shock cap and lower retainers... i should be getting my pro4 by tuesday...
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Old 02-20-2005, 04:36 PM   #10174
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Yes, K-models (kai) is very expensive.
It's from Japan, it's A small company and it doesn't cut the carbon by themself.
They let that work done by A local factory, which by the way is out of order at the moment.
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Old 02-20-2005, 04:41 PM   #10175
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I was gonna get the center steering plate but i spent too much already trying to get my Pro4 ready for build... prolly in the future i will get it...
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Old 02-21-2005, 11:52 AM   #10176
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don't waist your time and money on the Kai parts...not worth the money.
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Old 02-21-2005, 01:05 PM   #10177
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Im not really fond of the 3D cut outs on their main chassis' either... while some of there stuff looks exotic, its nothing really good but the high price... perhaps if they made something that was useful and that actually had a purpose towards performance...
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Old 02-21-2005, 02:16 PM   #10178
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Im not really fond of the 3D cut outs on their main chassis' either... while some of there stuff looks exotic, its nothing really good but the high price... perhaps if they made something that was useful and that actually had a purpose towards performance...
I think, at those Kai exotic stuff is nothing to do with better perfomance
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If you're sleeving A piece out of the carbon instead of cutting it away, the only thing that will reduce is tweak, but these days tweak isn't an issue that much anymore. So there is exually A disadvantage, and that's weight.
So I also don't think it's worth the money...
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Old 02-21-2005, 03:45 PM   #10180
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Are there any japanese/asians who can read kanji?

The setup sheet you can download from hpi asia site has this one from Hara...

hara050130.pdf

Can you tell me if that's for a carpet or asphault track, springs used, ect.

That was a race where the HPI team ran the 23T stock class. I was thinking that might be a good setup/starting point for those that run 27T here in the U.S.
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Old 02-21-2005, 03:57 PM   #10181
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I would be keen for this setup sheet to be translated too
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Old 02-21-2005, 04:41 PM   #10182
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Here's the link to the setup sheet if someone can translate the page...

http://www.hpiracing.co.jp/contents/...hara050130.pdf

If someone could translate that and save it in a pdf, gif, or jpg that would be awesome!
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Im wondering about the durability of the Pro4. is there any item that breaks frequently? thanks for any info you guys can provide
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Old 02-21-2005, 06:26 PM   #10184
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Im wondering about the durability of the Pro4
The PRO 4 is a very solid car, (not quite X Ray strength) but if you are prone to hit things hard, carry spare suspension arms and diff gears. The rest is almost bullit proof.

BTW, has anyone notice their front dog bones twisting with the newer shafts ??????
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Are there any japanese/asians who can read kanji?

The setup sheet you can download from hpi asia site has this one from Hara...

hara050130.pdf

Can you tell me if that's for a carpet or asphault track, springs used, ect.

That was a race where the HPI team ran the 23T stock class. I was thinking that might be a good setup/starting point for those that run 27T here in the U.S.
10th Yamayama Cup in Japan. 23T 8min asphalt race. Front gold, Rear silver springs. Rubber tires.

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