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Old 10-21-2013, 03:42 PM   #5311
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I'm converting my old T2 009 to a VTA car. I'm curious about gearing. It was my boosted 17.5 car, so I'm certain the ratio is way too slow. I plan to race it on a pretty big outdoor asphalt track. I was running 52/74 on my Pro 4, but that's an old shaft car. The smallest 64p xray spur I find is a 92. I'm concerned a large enough pinion wouldn't allow the motor to fit the mount.(too far apart) Is there a smaller aftermarket spur that would fit the car?
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Has Rob or Kevin (rules dudes) had a conversation recently with HPI concerning the continued availability of VTA tires and wheels? It seems they are running in short supply these days.
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Old 10-21-2013, 03:53 PM   #5313
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Has Rob or Kevin (rules dudes) had a conversation recently with HPI concerning the continued availability of VTA tires and wheels? It seems they are running in short supply these days.
Are they really? Maybe I've been lucky, but I haven't had much problem locating new tires. Are people elsewhere having problems?
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Old 10-21-2013, 04:19 PM   #5314
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Has Rob or Kevin (rules dudes) had a conversation recently with HPI concerning the continued availability of VTA tires and wheels? It seems they are running in short supply these days.
I haven't had any problems

Just ordered a whole new set of wheels and tires just a week ago
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Old 10-21-2013, 04:24 PM   #5315
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Has Rob or Kevin (rules dudes) had a conversation recently with HPI concerning the continued availability of VTA tires and wheels? It seems they are running in short supply these days.
Tires show as in stock at TQ, Tower and Stormer.
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Old 10-21-2013, 05:23 PM   #5316
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It seems hit or miss whether or not fronts are available. I guess it is just my area then.
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Old 10-21-2013, 05:32 PM   #5317
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I don't recall the reason, but several months ago there was some issues with parts availability from HPI. At that time the Vintage Tires we use were hard to get even from major suppliers (such as Tower, etc).

However as others have already stated, you shouldn't have any issues getting Vintage Tires/wheels from any major supplier.
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Old 10-21-2013, 05:34 PM   #5318
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Just got a few sets from TH, they are showing good stock qty. for both front & rear.
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Old 10-21-2013, 05:35 PM   #5319
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OK, so we should be past the availability issue with HPI now? Awesome. I'll have to get on my local shops about it then.
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I bought 8 sets right before the Southern Nats just to stock up....
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I bought 8 sets right before the Southern Nats just to stock up....
and u didnt race
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sad I know, but goes with the territory...One day when I can hire ppl to do the stuff I do(FREE that is) I will get to run at my event...lol...until then Ill just have to invade others...
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during the transition of HPI being sold to HobbiCo, I'm sure the way business is being done has had some changes.

Oval guys are finding it near impossible to find our most popular center shock springs that were HPI (white and flor. Yellows) hopefully they will continue to be made, same w/ the VTA stuff.
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He forgot his "king of VTA" shirt and Richard Petty hat ....u guys are sooooo lucky
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