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Old 12-17-2010, 08:12 AM   #1561
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Don't know if it's just gossip but has anyone else heard that Hot Bodies may be in financial trouble.. A couple of different racers have said it to me.. Any truth to it..
Call them direct and find out:

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I also heard a rumor that Yokomo is buying Associated.
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Old 12-17-2010, 01:09 PM   #1562
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Heard HPI Japan might be closing.
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Old 12-17-2010, 02:32 PM   #1563
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Don't know if it's just gossip but has anyone else heard that Hot Bodies may be in financial trouble.. A couple of different racers have said it to me.. Any truth to it..
Are they paying Hara too much
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Old 12-17-2010, 02:40 PM   #1564
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Are they paying Hara too much
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Old 12-18-2010, 02:37 AM   #1565
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Default Box setup..

How is the box set up on the TCX?

Just got a TCX and was wondering if I should start out with the box setup.. or transfer my old TC setup over to this car? I used to used 1.5 shims all round top and bottom on the TC...

Also I have had some issues getting the 3 hole 1.1 shock pistons.. I usually had the 45wt with 3 hole pistons.. should I both using 2 holes with 35wt or 30wt.. or not bother and just go to the 3 hole pistons from another brand car.. never used the 2 holes pistons just went straight to the 3's...

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Old 12-18-2010, 02:54 AM   #1566
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Here is a suggestion to kill some chatter problem on the drive shaft.

It is very easy, just remove the set screw (on the cross spider) off and put a collar on the axle to hold the drive shaft pin instead. Top Racing makes the collar for this and it fits perfectly on our axle. But you can also use the collar from our option parts #67731 POM solid axle cup joint. (please see the picture attached)

When you remove the set screw off from the cross spider, the drive shaft spins freer. I would say that the best combo is to use with POM spool drive cup (#67731) and no set screw on drive shaft. The DCJ still runs smoother than this, but it is very close to DCJ feeling.

If you are fighting with chatter problem, i recommend to try this.
Please let me know if you have any questions.

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Old 12-18-2010, 10:09 AM   #1567
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I finally got mine!!!! Woo hooo!!! And I opened it before Christmas (and no, my wife doesn't know)...

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I finally got mine!!!! Woo hooo!!! And I opened it before Christmas (and no, my wife doesn't know)...

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so is it worth buying be cuz i have the moore speed edition and to get a good setup is a nightmare...is this a good car to buy
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so is it worth buying be cuz i have the moore speed edition and to get a good setup is a nightmare...is this a good car to buy
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Old 12-18-2010, 12:54 PM   #1571
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It is me or does this car have too much chassis flex? Are the fast drivers (e.g. Hara) using a different (e.g. thicker) chassis? Just can't speed out of this soft chassis.
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Old 12-18-2010, 10:31 PM   #1572
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Way easier to drive than a cyclone!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 12-18-2010, 11:14 PM   #1573
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It is me or does this car have too much chassis flex? Are the fast drivers (e.g. Hara) using a different (e.g. thicker) chassis? Just can't speed out of this soft chassis.
The chassis is actually quite stiff compared to other cars i have owned The chassis that Freddy Sudhoff is running on his car is actually a 2mm chassis and he said has more flex than the standard one. I actually feel the car will be faster again with more flex. This is Modified Asphalt racing. Maybe post your setup so others may be able to offer some advice

I have just got the car but i already love it. Awesome Car!

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Old 12-19-2010, 01:49 AM   #1574
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You can be sure that the std. chassis is not too soft. It works fine and compared to the yokomo chassis , HB's is still "hard".
I tested a own made chassis over the last races and it's as Antoni said little bit softer and different material. It improved the handling a little bit so I think softer should be better, but not too soft like the yokomo option chassis with the huge cut outs. This is too soft. So maybe share you're setup and we try to find out what's wrong. :-)

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Old 12-19-2010, 02:22 AM   #1575
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Hi, thanks for the replies. I use standard Hara setup on indoor asphalt track. Maybe the problem is in my driving. Locally the 417s are dominating, and their chassis felt much stiffer than my TCX.

Do you guys put in the single upperdeck screw on the steering part?
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