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Old 02-18-2011, 02:31 AM   #2206
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I think the S is soft. The M is medium. The H is hard. I have the M and S and the M feels harder than the S. Since HPI doesn't go by temp for rating you can't compare to other manuafacturers' tires. By normal rule of thumb you would use S in cold weather H in warm/hot weather and M in between.
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Old 02-18-2011, 02:40 AM   #2207
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here's the new wheels, but kind find soft tires does anybody know if other tires will fit besides hpi? i rather find sliks but beggers cant b choosers,
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Can't really see in your pic but are your wheels HPI mini wheels or the HPI Cup Racer wheels? If they are the old HPI mini wheels then any mini tires should fit since the mounting size and bead are standard Tamiya M Chassis tires. Tamiya, Sweeps, Ride, Shimizu, ABC, Atomic, etc. should work. If your wheels are the Cup Racer ones then only the Cup Racer tires will work because the diameter is bigger and the mounting bead is unique.
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Old 02-18-2011, 12:20 PM   #2208
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I think the S is soft. The M is medium. The H is hard. I have the M and S and the M feels harder than the S. Since HPI doesn't go by temp for rating you can't compare to other manuafacturers' tires. By normal rule of thumb you would use S in cold weather H in warm/hot weather and M in between.

-thanks! ..this sounds about right to me.
I've been running "M's" ...yet I think they are ballooning up too much on full throttle (as MikeR suggested) ...i'am actually seeing this happen. So researching new tire options-
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-thanks! ..this sounds about right to me.
I've been running "M's" ...yet I think they are ballooning up too much on full throttle (as MikeR suggested) ...i'am actually seeing this happen. So researching new tire options-
What motor combo are you running?
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Old 02-19-2011, 12:13 AM   #2210
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-thanks! ..this sounds about right to me.
I've been running "M's" ...yet I think they are ballooning up too much on full throttle (as MikeR suggested) ...i'am actually seeing this happen. So researching new tire options-
Use stiffer springs in the front the reduce steering. This should help with the rear end trying to come around.
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Old 02-19-2011, 12:57 AM   #2211
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Has anyone tried dyeing the white Mx60 wheels? If not, I might give it a try this weekend.
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Old 02-19-2011, 09:27 PM   #2212
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What motor combo are you running?
..I have several street cars, so I keep switching up my power source.
Right now I am running a brushed 17turn in my CR'r.

I do have some hard springs on order and am going to put them in the front. Also am switching to a silver can brushed motor for this coming racing season. I think i'll do better w/ this car in a stock brushed class for now. Also I am sure my ballooning tire issues will go away once I get the slower motor in. I have 1 more month before the start of our race season.
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Old 02-19-2011, 09:29 PM   #2213
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Has anyone tried dyeing the white Mx60 wheels? If not, I might give it a try this weekend.
I have not, but judging by the photo of the CR w/ Lancia body on the HPI website they have yellow wheels. I am guessing they were dyed?
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Old 02-21-2011, 02:00 AM   #2214
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I have not, but judging by the photo of the CR w/ Lancia body on the HPI website they have yellow wheels. I am guessing they were dyed?
i have the lancia body and the mx60 wheels. i got the white ones and painted them yellow. works nice!

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Old 02-21-2011, 07:39 PM   #2215
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BMW2002 your Lancia looks great and I wanted to dye my wheels yellow just for that body. I just prefer to dye rather than paint.
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Old 02-22-2011, 01:54 AM   #2216
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i have the lancia body and the mx60 wheels. i got the white ones and painted them yellow. works nice!

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BMW2002 your Lancia looks great and I wanted to dye my wheels yellow just for that body. I just prefer to dye rather than paint.
Rit's (can get it at crafts stores) dye is supposed to work on nylon wheels. I also heard leather spray on dye also works.
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Old 02-22-2011, 09:38 PM   #2218
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just a question .. i finished assembling mine then took it ron a run up and down the street and after about 5 mins it stopped and now all the wheels are locked up ... feels like one of the diffs has seized on the crown becuase i can still turn the wheels in opposite directions

anyone else had this problem
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Old 02-22-2011, 10:23 PM   #2219
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just a question .. i finished assembling mine then took it ron a run up and down the street and after about 5 mins it stopped and now all the wheels are locked up ... feels like one of the diffs has seized on the crown becuase i can still turn the wheels in opposite directions

anyone else had this problem
No I have not had this problem. Check the following:

  • Nothing is jammed in/on the universals/dogbones
Remove the pinion and free roll the car on the ground to see if the car does not roll. If so, check:

  • The rear metal cup piece that holds the spur gear in place for looseness
  • All the wheel bearings to make sure none are locked up
  • Front and rear diffs by removing them from the cases
  • Front center shaft drive cup is not loose. Do this when you have the diff out
If you think that its one of the diffs take that diff case half off first before doing the list above and check the ring gear and bevel gear. I would still look for a loose cup/bevel gear that might have jammed the drivetrain.
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Old 02-22-2011, 10:36 PM   #2220
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it was the spur gear had loosened so im guessing the little pinned washer may be damaged so i'll pull it apart again
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