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Old 11-17-2010, 12:35 PM   #1366
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Anyone know if this Tamiya 46mm driveshaft will work with the HB universal and fit in the spool cups as well?

http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/ite...oduct-id=53847
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no they will not......

the axle fits perfect but the pin is too small at the bone end.

currantly, there are no other brand driveshafts that come as STD with the correct pin size.

for long time HB runners we have a method of fitting 44mm driveshafts at the front, its not too tricky to do but it does mean you can run the driveshafts from the older HB cyclones.

you need the "old" spool (the wider one) and you can get the spool cups and machine (or dremel) the inner lip completely off, this allows it to fit in the TCX with only a tiny bit of shimming. the extra width allows the use of 44mm HB driveshafts with no chance of them coming out.

i hope this is of some use to any other drivers who may be struggling due to the lack of parts that seems to be around the world at the moment.

any questions feel free.

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Old 11-18-2010, 12:59 AM   #1368
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Anyone know if this Tamiya 46mm driveshaft will work with the HB universal and fit in the spool cups as well?

http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/ite...oduct-id=53847
yes it will fit, thats what i used for over amonth. its alot more durable than the one come with the car kit. but it has alot of play.

i think i will get some other 46mm shaft soon. someone said hpi pro d shaft fits. if you can find it please let me know where you can get it
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yes it will fit, thats what i used for over amonth. its alot more durable than the one come with the car kit. but it has alot of play.

i think i will get some other 46mm shaft soon. someone said hpi pro d shaft fits. if you can find it please let me know where you can get it
The PRO-D shafts can be mounted without problems and are very durable, already tested in the race.
I've purchased from the http://rcmarket.com.hk/
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Old 11-18-2010, 07:37 AM   #1370
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The PRO-D shafts can be mounted without problems and are very durable, already tested in the race.
I've purchased from the http://rcmarket.com.hk/
Are these 46mm? And are the dogbone ends the correct size for the TCX spool housing?
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Are these 46mm? And are the dogbone ends the correct size for the TCX spool housing?
Yes, same exact measurements of the original aluminum.
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Yes, same exact measurements of the original aluminum.
Thank you! Just ordered some.
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Old 11-19-2010, 03:17 AM   #1373
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Default Litemodz 46mm Pro X Edition Driveshaft

46mm CVA Pro X Edition driveshafts will be available from Litemodz from December 3rd.
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46mm CVA Pro X Edition driveshafts will be available from Litemodz from December 3rd.
Will I be able to purchase them from the U.S.?
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few parts back in stock !
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Is there a way to make the steering blocks and other carbon parts less brittle. tried of breaking them. we have one corner on our track that is a high speed left hander and you get to close, it'll take your left front tire off . i know the first option is to learn to drive better (working on that), but until then any other options?

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So here it is. Ready for the maiden voyage tomorrow. Build was great fun and very easy.
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Is there a way to make the steering blocks and other carbon parts less brittle. tried of breaking them. we have one corner on our track that is a high speed left hander and you get to close, it'll take your left front tire off . i know the first option is to learn to drive better (working on that), but until then any other options?

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HB makes some pretty cool aluminum steering knuckles too. They hold up a little better and offer an additional ackerman hole. I've also been running Tamiya 416 steering knuckles as a tuning aid since they offer slightly different Ackerman settings (little smoother steering feel). I use these when grip is REALLY high or if the track is bigger. They seem to hold up pretty good too. I use 0-1mm of shims on the center bellcrank with these .

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So here it is. Ready for the maiden voyage tomorrow. Build was great fun and very easy.
Very clean, and beautiful body, ellegant ... i see a pieces of ballast mount, you are put the car in balances? , are well balanced.

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Is there a way to make the steering blocks and other carbon parts less brittle. tried of breaking them. we have one corner on our track that is a high speed left hander and you get to close, it'll take your left front tire off . i know the first option is to learn to drive better (working on that), but until then any other options?

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you can use Xray steering blocks, just shim to fit.
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