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Old 01-24-2013, 09:11 PM   #2986
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I was fortunate enough to pick up a new cup racer kit, Exotek CRX chassis kit with rear shock tower, and what must be the last HPI brake rotor kits at any hobby shop. I'm figuring out the assembly sequence for the HPI threaded aluminum shock bodies, with no instructions included. I was able to source one of the Porsche body sets and am in search of a second. I contacted Mike at Exotek regarding the metal drive cup that was discontinued to no avail. I did find a guy in the UK that will machine one for 36 or about $56 US. Perhaps if there were enough people interested here, we could have him produce a quantity that would save us money and make it worth his time. Send me a PM if you are in need of this part and we'll look into ordering some.
I've been looking for a drive cup for my second CR and a chassis for my drifter CR. If you get enough interest I'd go for the drive cup and if anyone knows where to get an Exotek chassis, upper and lower, I'd be interested also.
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Old 01-25-2013, 02:27 PM   #2987
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I have found a guy in the UK that will machine this part for us if we can find more Cup Racer owners who are also looking for this long discontinued part from Exotek. Let me know so that I can add to the count. So far there are three of us as of 1/24. You will see on my post what he is charging for one, so for the more he makes the less he will charge.
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Old 01-25-2013, 03:51 PM   #2988
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Default hpi cup racer replacement

Is there a new hpi cup racer replacement,as i was thinking of buying one.
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Old 01-28-2013, 08:34 AM   #2989
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For anyone looking for a Cup Racer there are a few kits and rollers currently on EBay which I have no affiliation.
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Old 01-28-2013, 11:45 AM   #2990
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Default Cup Racer Replacement Stainless Steel Front Drive Cup

To all current, new, and perspective owners of the HPI Cup Racer:

I have sourced a guy in the UK that will produce this drive cup part that Exotek has discontinued as a replacement for the weak HPI plastic part. If I can find homes for 10 of them the price goes down to 20 British Pounds or around $31.50 US shipped. If there are more interested in this part, the price can even get lower as the quantity increases. Please PM me if you are interested in a group buy.

I would like to place the order by the third week of February if I get enough responses. I am not making any money on this but I will provide Paypal payment information directly to the guy in the UK.

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Old 01-28-2013, 01:03 PM   #2991
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As there is currently no interest in a mini class in my area, I've put my Datsun 510 Cup Racer up on the For Sale thread. I was really hoping these would take off, I'm a sucker for scale classes. Mine is built, never run.
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Old 01-30-2013, 11:58 AM   #2992
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I was hoping that there might be a bit more remaining interest in these great "Scale" cars. I too am drawn to the "Scale" realism especially the BMW2002 and Porsche bodies.

I've noticed that some of the parts have been inching up in price on the EBay site where there are consistently 5-6 pages of Cup Racer items for sale and if you don't mind shopping the world market there are up to 20+ pages of Cup Racer items.
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Old 01-30-2013, 03:41 PM   #2993
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Thumbs up Scale rules!

I agree, I like the scale realism of the cup racer and would like to buy as many as I can. I just ordered some Alloy suspension hop ups and intend to make my 510 a nice example of this very cool rc car. I really enjoy the hobby and it is frustrating that the prices and availability are becoming an issue. I just keep looking around for deals to come up and try not to spend all my money at my lhs.

Keep the thread going gents!!
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Old 01-31-2013, 07:57 PM   #2994
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Default HPI Threaded Shock Bodies

I've purchased four of the threaded shock bodies and the threaded adjustment nuts. I've seen in other shock builds that the fine O-rings are inserted into the threaded section where there is a groove in the adjustment nut. The threaded bodies do not come with instructions on what stock parts are used and in what order. Could someone provide some information on this? Thanks in advance.
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I've purchased four of the threaded shock bodies and the threaded adjustment nuts. I've seen in other shock builds that the fine O-rings are inserted into the threaded section where there is a groove in the adjustment nut. The threaded bodies do not come with instructions on what stock parts are used and in what order. Could someone provide some information on this? Thanks in advance.
There is an o'ring/plastic ring that fits in the bottom of the shock body. I asked a while ago on this forum and one of the guys helped with the info. It's held in by one of the VERY small 'c' clips. I don't remember the exact info but ill look and get back to you.
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Old 02-01-2013, 04:09 PM   #2996
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Here is that info I couldn't remember!!


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2 sets #87070 Al shock bodies
1 set #87071 adjuster nuts
Transfer everything else from stock plastic shocks except body and bottom plastic snap cap. If o-rings are old I'd just get a new pack #87069



Important: You need part #13, plastic washer (4 of them) from both parts trees 85282 (there are 2 on each tree). These hold the clear o-ring in place before you clip in the C clip supplied with the new shock bodies.
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Old 02-01-2013, 07:09 PM   #2997
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Excellent!! Thank you Stu!! I will post some gratuitous photographs of the build. I just filed, sealed and buffed the edges of all of the CF parts from Exotek and HPI steering arms. I used Loctite instead of CA as recommended by Exotek.
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I'm looking for an aluminum front diff input cup to replace the plastic one on parts tree 85281. I guess Exotek doesn't make them anymore. Are there any others out there?

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**double post**

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Here is that info I couldn't remember!!


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You need:
2 sets #87070 Al shock bodies
1 set #87071 adjuster nuts
Transfer everything else from stock plastic shocks except body and bottom plastic snap cap. If o-rings are old I'd just get a new pack #87069



Important: You need part #13, plastic washer (4 of them) from both parts trees 85282 (there are 2 on each tree). These hold the clear o-ring in place before you clip in the C clip supplied with the new shock bodies.

You could have just linked my post Stu. Ha.
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