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Old 10-03-2009, 11:20 PM   #17551
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Ha... in my defense I usually hit a few more boards at big races. I cut the lines a little too close sometimes LOL. I don't crash very often... but when I do it's BIG. Club races I'm usually a little more tame.

As for the shock tower... I'm thinking it made the rear shocks slightly more vertical because of the higher position. It also changed the position of the piston in relation to the rest of the shock body. Obviously it had a subtle difference in handling, but I have never actually tried this before.

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Hi guys

any idea when there will be an updated model to the current cyclone?
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Hi guys

any idea when there will be an updated model to the current cyclone?
no update ver !
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Old 10-04-2009, 03:18 PM   #17554
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Well I guess I should have asked this before I bought it, but now I'm just curious to know if I got as good of a deal as I thought I did. What's a cyclone tc roller worth? It's a month old, got about 10 runs on the carpet on it. It has the mip cvd upgrades and the front aluminum spool. It came with a brand new painted body, and a new set of tires. I was just curious, I bought it with the speed passion gt lpf and speed passion 17.5 already in it for $350. It also came with a hitec 645(that I plan on changing out, any recommendations??) I had really wanted to build my own but money was only going to allow me to go the cyclone s route with a novak havoc 17.5 setup. So when I ran across this deal for $350 I felt that I was getting better equiptment for the same price. Now I'm starting to second guess myself and wonder maybe if I should have just went with the new cyclone s?? Don't get me wrong the cyclone tc I've bought is immaculate! You couldn't tell the difference beween it and one that was just built! I just know that r/c does not hold it's value at all in my experience. So I guess you could say I'm just looking for reassurance that I made the right decision.
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Well I guess I should have asked this before I bought it, but now I'm just curious to know if I got as good of a deal as I thought I did. What's a cyclone tc roller worth? It's a month old, got about 10 runs on the carpet on it. It has the mip cvd upgrades and the front aluminum spool. It came with a brand new painted body, and a new set of tires. I was just curious, I bought it with the speed passion gt lpf and speed passion 17.5 already in it for $350. It also came with a hitec 645(that I plan on changing out, any recommendations??) I had really wanted to build my own but money was only going to allow me to go the cyclone s route with a novak havoc 17.5 setup. So when I ran across this deal for $350 I felt that I was getting better equiptment for the same price. Now I'm starting to second guess myself and wonder maybe if I should have just went with the new cyclone s?? Don't get me wrong the cyclone tc I've bought is immaculate! You couldn't tell the difference beween it and one that was just built! I just know that r/c does not hold it's value at all in my experience. So I guess you could say I'm just looking for reassurance that I made the right decision.
Pretty sure you could sell that package right now for more than you paid, looks like you sir got lucky.

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Pretty sure you could sell that package right now for more than you paid, looks like you sir got lucky.

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Well I guess I should have asked this before I bought it, but now I'm just curious to know if I got as good of a deal as I thought I did. What's a cyclone tc roller worth? It's a month old, got about 10 runs on the carpet on it. It has the mip cvd upgrades and the front aluminum spool. It came with a brand new painted body, and a new set of tires. I was just curious, I bought it with the speed passion gt lpf and speed passion 17.5 already in it for $350. It also came with a hitec 645(that I plan on changing out, any recommendations??) I had really wanted to build my own but money was only going to allow me to go the cyclone s route with a novak havoc 17.5 setup. So when I ran across this deal for $350 I felt that I was getting better equiptment for the same price. Now I'm starting to second guess myself and wonder maybe if I should have just went with the new cyclone s?? Don't get me wrong the cyclone tc I've bought is immaculate! You couldn't tell the difference beween it and one that was just built! I just know that r/c does not hold it's value at all in my experience. So I guess you could say I'm just looking for reassurance that I made the right decision.
Not a bad deal at all.
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Not a bad deal at all.
Thanks! I've been pondering over this purchase of a new tc for some time now and I'd finally narrowed it down to the cyclone s fitting into what I could afford without selling any of my d8s. I wouldve ended up upgrading the s further down the line anyways so why not go ahead and get the tc for the same price range. I was just curious to know what a tc roller by itself went for. I've seen quite a few Moore speed cyclones on here but I've only seen one tc and it actually needed a new chassis but the guy still got $200-225 for it, can't quite remember the price.
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Thanks! I've been pondering over this purchase of a new tc for some time now and I'd finally narrowed it down to the cyclone s fitting into what I could afford without selling any of my d8s. I wouldve ended up upgrading the s further down the line anyways so why not go ahead and get the tc for the same price range. I was just curious to know what a tc roller by itself went for. I've seen quite a few Moore speed cyclones on here but I've only seen one tc and it actually needed a new chassis but the guy still got $200-225 for it, can't quite remember the price.
I think around $250 for a well taken care of TC is a fair price on both ends.
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Old 10-04-2009, 06:46 PM   #17560
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You got a good deal. I have the S and wish that I had just gone ahead and bought the TC.
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Old 10-04-2009, 07:16 PM   #17561
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here is a good one guys.... while during the Paved Nats, extremely high bite, why would a standard hara rear shock tower (lower) opposed to standard moorespeed shock tower make a differance?? lower opposed to higher... i noticed moorespeed being taller had more preload on the springs like more suspension travel? my car wanted to lift a lot more, then noticed a buddy had been running the hara rear tower, by default, giving less rear shock travel, and didnt lift as much as mine was.............i did read with a lower tower, less camber gain? anyone?

btw, my car was a lot more easier to drive, and didnt lift anymore???
I don't have the combo as you have but I have experience with Hara's shocks tower mounts with TC shocks tower which it makes the overall shocks position 2mm lower than the orignal position. So, the shocks oil was too pack to the bladder since the piston is 2mm higher ( closer to the bladder) and it will affect to the rebound. As for your case is similar but just in the other way which is the shocks was in higher position than if you use Hara's shocks tower, so it suppose will give you little more roll and it shouldn't affect any camber change. Hope it's give you a little idea.
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Old 10-04-2009, 07:24 PM   #17562
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Can someone do me a favor. Take some measurements of the dogbones/axles for me.

I would like to know the distance from where the axle rides on the inner bearing to the center of the pin that holds the hex on, also the distance from where the axle rides on the inner bearing to the middle of the ball on the dogbone.

Also the diameter of the ball on the end of the dogbone and the diameter of the pin on the dogbone.

If someone could post or pm those measurements I would greatly appreciate it.
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You got a good deal. I have the S and wish that I had just gone ahead and bought the TC.
What do you not like about the cyclone s? I was looking at getting one for my wife to run, as she is actually expressing interest in touring cars. Possibly looking at one as well for a vta car. Would I do better to just wait and try to find a decent cyclone tc or Moore speed? I've never ran a car that didn't have a carbon fiber chassis, so is it really that big of a difference? I'd still be inclined to say that for the price of the cyclone s, it seems to be a great car!
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Old 10-04-2009, 07:52 PM   #17564
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I don't have the combo as you have but I have experience with Hara's shocks tower mounts with TC shocks tower which it makes the overall shocks position 2mm lower than the orignal position. So, the shocks oil was too pack to the bladder since the piston is 2mm higher ( closer to the bladder) and it will affect to the rebound. As for your case is similar but just in the other way which is the shocks was in higher position than if you use Hara's shocks tower, so it suppose will give you little more roll and it shouldn't affect any camber change. Hope it's give you a little idea.

thanks for the responses... yes the rear tower was Hara(5 mounting positions) on our Moorespeed... it did put the piston probably 2-3mm towards the bladder....
Actually it was not used as a tuning option, it was by accident... but i did look at a buddy's car... the X**Y, his shocks are also short... and now compared, the travel looks to be similar....

Now i was just thinking, with a high bite surface, carpet or asphalt, look for a setup with the lower shock towers.... perhaps TC towers, on the Moorespeeds??? gotta try it at high bite and see.....

something to think about.....
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Hiro has tried that combo in the past and liked it in high grip conditions. He wasn't sure what the exact difference was, but the car was a tick faster for him. I personally haven't tried it. I haven't really had a need to do so lol.

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