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Old 07-11-2011, 11:50 AM   #3226
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I usually start with 1000cst. Its a good medium starting point for the rear. I go as low as 700 and as high as 2000 on carpet. For he front, 500k cst or cleaning puffy works good.

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Old 07-11-2011, 01:33 PM   #3227
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a great brand like hpi (HB) must solve this availability problem. This is not acceptable!

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Like better parts availability? Personally, I'd like to see more stock available at the major online retailers. The LHS doesn't carry HB stuff anymore, so the only way I can get parts is to order online.

I understand the need to evolve the car, but I'll bet that most people would be more satisfied if parts were more readily available.
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Old 07-11-2011, 01:48 PM   #3228
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I've running the TCX for a few months now and even with a stock wide chassis I find it rarely scrub the chassis thru turns....only part that even looks scuffed is the rear...but would I definitely get the Narrow chassis...I"m sure it will look very nice.

Quick question for anyone willing to help..
Gear diff.....what weight diff oilis producing the best corner entry and exit results?
Which brand of Gear Diff are you running?
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Old 07-11-2011, 01:50 PM   #3229
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Hi Guys,

When is HB releasing a gear diff for the TCX??????
I dont see a gear diff on the parts list below.....

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Thanks Korey for a great explanation.
In addition to that, i just wanted to let you know we are releasing those new parts below very soon.

#68758 ALUMINUM SERVO SPACER 1mm (2pcs)
#68759 UNIVERSAL AXLE PIN COVER (2pcs)
#68760 NARROW MAIN CHASSIS (2.5mm)
#68763 FRONT SHOCK TOWER (LOW MOUNT)
#68764 REAR SHOCK TOWER (LOW MOUNT)
#68765 SHOCK PISTON 3 HOLES (1.2mm/TEFLON/2pcs)
#68768 SHOCK PISTON 6 HOLES (1.1mm/TEFLON/2pcs)
#68769 SOLID AXLE LONG CUP (STEEL/2pcs)
#68712 UPPER DECK (2.5mm)
#68770 SOLID AXLE LONG CUP (POM/2pcs)
#68772 PIVOT BLOCK FR (+0.5 DEGREE)
#68773 PIVOT BLOCK FR (+1.0 DEGREE)
#68774 PIVOT BLOCK RF (+0.5 DEGREE)
#68775 PIVOT BLOCK RF (+1.0 DEGREE)
#68776 PIVOT BLOCK (3.5 DEGREES)
#68777 PIVOT BLOCK (4.0 DEGREES)
#68794 UNIVERSAL DRIVE SHAFT 46mm (STEEL/46mm/1pc)
#68796 FRONT SPINDLE/REAR HUB CARRIER SET

We are also working on some more stuffs to make the car even better. Stay tuned!
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Old 07-11-2011, 01:51 PM   #3230
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a great brand like hpi (HB) must solve this availability problem. This is not acceptable!
The three magic words:

Availability Availability Availability



But guys, we must not forget of the recent Japanese crisis, as this would/may still have an effect on production.

Just keep up the good work at HB guys, because this car is sublime.....I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 07-11-2011, 02:16 PM   #3231
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Hiro san. Is that a totally new chassis?? And what's the difference between the original?
Hi Joven,

the narrow chassis is a narrower chassis as the item name states. It is 89mm width and the cutout is very similar to the stock main chassis. This is the chassis that all HB factory team drivers used at the reedy race and ETS final round in Germany.

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Old 07-11-2011, 02:19 PM   #3232
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a great brand like hpi (HB) must solve this availability problem. This is not acceptable!
Dog Bone and moraccio,

Yes we definitely take this seriously and try to solve it as soon as possible. We have been already working on this problem very hard to solve it and the situation is getting better and better every month.

Thanks for your great support.
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That's great they are coming out with new parts.
I've had my TCX for about 6-7 months now & I have only broken a front arm, bent a front bone and recently a rear arm. I have always been lucky to find parts through my local HobbyTown, A main hobbies, TQRcracing, Speedtechrc or the HK shops. I bought extra parts that I really have not used yet. The car is built well & strong. I've put through gone through some crazy hits crashes & the car survived. Yes I admit when you try to find parts you have to farm out to different shops, but that's no big deal. Parts are out there.
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Old 07-11-2011, 02:21 PM   #3234
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The three magic words:

Availability Availability Availability



But guys, we must not forget of the recent Japanese crisis, as this would/may still have an effect on production.

Just keep up the good work at HB guys, because this car is sublime.....I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thank you so much for your consideration.
We will work harder to fulfill all customers expectations.

Thanks again.
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Old 07-11-2011, 02:41 PM   #3235
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Thank you so much for the prompt reply.
I really love my tcx too and I do not want change it with another car, but honestly here in Italy the parts availability has worsened during last months...
I seriously hope the situation will change.
Best Regards!

Gabriele Moro

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Dog Bone and moraccio,

Yes we definitely take this seriously and try to solve it as soon as possible. We have been already working on this problem very hard to solve it and the situation is getting better and better every month.

Thanks for your great support.
Best regards,

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Old 07-11-2011, 03:50 PM   #3236
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Hi Joven,

the narrow chassis is a narrower chassis as the item name states. It is 89mm width and the cutout is very similar to the stock main chassis. This is the chassis that all HB factory team drivers used at the reedy race and ETS final round in Germany.

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Thanks Hiro! Can't wait to test it!
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Hi Joven,

the narrow chassis is a narrower chassis as the item name states. It is 89mm width and the cutout is very similar to the stock main chassis. This is the chassis that all HB factory team drivers used at the reedy race and ETS final round in Germany.

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Would be nice to see some chassis parts developed for carpet ....
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Old 07-11-2011, 09:47 PM   #3238
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6 holes, really??? do you get ANY dampening with that many holes in the pistion?
The HB guys used 6 hole pistons at the worlds last year, so it must work in some conditions

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Thanks Korey for a great explanation.
In addition to that, i just wanted to let you know we are releasing those new parts below very soon.

#68758 ALUMINUM SERVO SPACER 1mm (2pcs)
#68759 UNIVERSAL AXLE PIN COVER (2pcs)
#68760 NARROW MAIN CHASSIS (2.5mm)
#68763 FRONT SHOCK TOWER (LOW MOUNT)
#68764 REAR SHOCK TOWER (LOW MOUNT)
#68765 SHOCK PISTON 3 HOLES (1.2mm/TEFLON/2pcs)
#68768 SHOCK PISTON 6 HOLES (1.1mm/TEFLON/2pcs)
#68769 SOLID AXLE LONG CUP (STEEL/2pcs)
#68712 UPPER DECK (2.5mm)
#68770 SOLID AXLE LONG CUP (POM/2pcs)
#68772 PIVOT BLOCK FR (+0.5 DEGREE)
#68773 PIVOT BLOCK FR (+1.0 DEGREE)
#68774 PIVOT BLOCK RF (+0.5 DEGREE)
#68775 PIVOT BLOCK RF (+1.0 DEGREE)
#68776 PIVOT BLOCK (3.5 DEGREES)
#68777 PIVOT BLOCK (4.0 DEGREES)
#68794 UNIVERSAL DRIVE SHAFT 46mm (STEEL/46mm/1pc)
#68796 FRONT SPINDLE/REAR HUB CARRIER SET

We are also working on some more stuffs to make the car even better. Stay tuned!
Sweeeet Hope they come soon! Would love them for the FEMCA race in September here in Aus
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Old 07-11-2011, 11:05 PM   #3239
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Thanks Hiro! Can't wait to test it!
I'm pretty sure Hara won the IIC with a box stock car.
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The HB guys used 6 hole pistons at the worlds last year, so it must work in some conditions
I mean I'm sure it does work - they wouldn't have been produced if they didn't do something good

but really - they must look like swiss cheese
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