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Old 03-09-2009, 11:36 PM   #8506
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I use the 3 Racing CVDs. They're cheaper then the Tamiya parts, and work just as well. I've got a set of the Tamiya ones as well, but haven't used them much.

These are the kind of thing that will only get noticed by a REALLY retentive tech inspector and we don't even have those at my club.

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Old 03-10-2009, 12:02 AM   #8507
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We have a really retentive tech inspector at our State level events!
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Old 03-10-2009, 12:52 AM   #8508
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Guilty as charged.......
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Is the 5mm or 6mm clamp type alloy wheel hex used for m03? The rear axle seems to be almost max-ed out on threads on the stock plastic wheel hex, so I'm guessing the 5mm one?
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Old 03-11-2009, 01:12 AM   #8510
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I just use the aluminum pin type wheel adapter (53056) on mine and it works fine. Same size as the plastic type. On the other hand, the ones with the locks are much better, to keep them from falling off.
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Is the 5mm or 6mm clamp type alloy wheel hex used for m03? The rear axle seems to be almost max-ed out on threads on the stock plastic wheel hex, so I'm guessing the 5mm one?
I run the 5 mm
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And I use the bog-standard black plastic kit ones and always have....
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And I use the bog-standard black plastic kit ones and always have....
I have had 2 with cracks, they are still functional of course. Do you experience that? Or maybe I tighten the 4mm nut too tight?

Also, how do you prevent them from coming out with your wheel when the wheel is removed? Mine sometimes do and the pin drops out...
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Also, how do you prevent them from coming out with your wheel when the wheel is removed? Mine sometimes do and the pin drops out...
That is the only reason I run clamps
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NEWS NEWS NEWS NEWS..

Quite a few of the Asian shops are already advertising the HPI Switch FWD Mini kit (well actually it's a Fiat 500)



But the word is that it is NOT actually released yet.. All HPI have told our source is that it will be out before the end of the month. Initially RTR only with the Fiat 500 shell. Toyota IQ and Alfa Mito to follow, and kit form - eventually...

Recommended retail is 26040y ($264 USD) as shown above. But we're told that street price will be more likely around 18500y ($188 USD)
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Or maybe I tighten the 4mm nut too tight?

Also, how do you prevent them from coming out with your wheel when the wheel is removed?
1. Probably.

2. You could put a tiny dab of grease on each one, or in the hole.

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you can run the 6mm hexes, i do on some of mine, its obviously good to get the nut onto the nylock, but if you dont its not the end of the world, just check that they are tight each time. also when using the locking hexes, when you put them on, just tighten them a little, then put your wheel and nut on and tighten down, then remove the wheel, and tighten the hex. Its very hard to seat the hex otherwise, if you tighten it down to where you *think* it should be.
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Tony Gray - I was told by HPI in the U.S. that the HPi mini will not be released in the U.S.
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Tony Gray - I was told by HPI in the U.S. that the HPi mini will not be released in the U.S.
would have to be brilliant move of the year......
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Tony Gray - I was told by HPI in the U.S. that the HPi mini will not be released in the U.S.
The HPI reps were at one of our local races, showing the car. We were told that it would be out in March or April. True, they did not specifically say in the US, but why even bother to show the car if you weren't planning to bring it in???
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