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Old 11-10-2009, 12:48 AM   #17836
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just wondering if anyone else has had cvd's problem as i have broken the front two?
I broke a "Titanium Racing Products" cvd recently and a fairly light brush with a plastic pipe, have now changed back to hotbodies ones now,cheers.
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Old 11-10-2009, 07:18 AM   #17837
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what do you guys think about the DCJ drive shafts?

is it good for drifting since its a 3-piece drive shaft and in drifting we have a lot of steering angle and recently I have been hearing a grinding noise at full lock when I drift
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Old 11-10-2009, 11:28 PM   #17838
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what do you guys think about the DCJ drive shafts?

is it good for drifting since its a 3-piece drive shaft and in drifting we have a lot of steering angle and recently I have been hearing a grinding noise at full lock when I drift
yeh the dcj's will eliminate the chatter you are hearing!!
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Old 11-11-2009, 12:55 PM   #17839
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Hey guys!

just curious, got a cyclone off of a guy and I am thinking of upgrading the motor and esc to a novak gtb system or an Orion, and my question is what is a good gearing that some of you run to get speeds around 60mph?

i am totally new to the electric stuff and gearing confuses me
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Old 11-11-2009, 02:42 PM   #17840
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Hey guys!

just curious, got a cyclone off of a guy and I am thinking of upgrading the motor and esc to a novak gtb system or an Orion, and my question is what is a good gearing that some of you run to get speeds around 60mph?

i am totally new to the electric stuff and gearing confuses me
That would depend on what turn motor your are running. Are you planning on running a 3.5?
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Old 11-11-2009, 04:01 PM   #17841
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That would depend on what turn motor your are running. Are you planning on running a 3.5?
I am actually not sure, I was looking at the 3.5r that they package with an esc. Right now the car has an hpi motiv system and I have no clue what turn it is.

the kind of racing I have gotten into is mostly setting up fairly large courses in a huge parking lot. usually a sweeper and a few chicanes and a long straight. This is because the league that was starting up had problems with the hobby shop and ended up not happening so we kinda formed our own.
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Old 11-16-2009, 06:39 AM   #17842
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Hey guys

I broke my cyclone hara's upper deck the other day (ouch). Is there a point replacing it by a TC's (I still have the stock lower deck) or shall I stick to the stock one? Do they have the same mounting specs anyway?

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Old 11-16-2009, 02:35 PM   #17843
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Has anyone driven the new HB Gumball premounted tires?

They don't list any information about the tire compound or tire temperature range. Are they like other companies 28r or 36r?

They have better availability than Sorex at our tracks hobby shop.
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Old 11-16-2009, 02:52 PM   #17844
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Has anyone driven the new HB Gumball premounted tires?

They don't list any information about the tire compound or tire temperature range. Are they like other companies 28r or 36r?

They have better availability than Sorex at our tracks hobby shop.
The gumballs are spec tire for HPI races. When new in package, they feel almost like plastic!! but when everyone has to run the same tire, there is no advantage..

On the other hand we ran them at 301 raceway where the track is permanent and high traction!! they actually performed outstanding!! and no tire wear at all!! ran one set in mod class running a 4.5orion motor, TQ'd that weekend.....
Open nitro sedan lap times with foam tires between 20 sec to 23 sec... we ran full track also with no shortcuts and ran gumballs with 24 second lap times... not too bad with these tires...but the grip HAS to be there!!

they almost feel like between 32 and 36 shore rubber tires..

hope this helps.

BTW..we still used tire warmers, for about 10-15 minutes before we ran..
And the tires are glued really good!!!
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Old 11-16-2009, 03:04 PM   #17845
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I also believe they are a non-belted tire.
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Old 11-16-2009, 03:07 PM   #17846
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I also believe they are a non-belted tire.
yup they are NOT belted!! with a 4.5 motor..... these things "Balloon up" talk about changing Rollout on the "FLY"!! hahaha you can almost see the ride height change on the back straight!!!hehehheehe
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Old 11-16-2009, 06:01 PM   #17847
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whats the best diff ballls to use in the HB TC ?
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Old 11-16-2009, 07:33 PM   #17848
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whats the best diff ballls to use in the HB TC ?
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The stock carbide balls are good. But the Hotbodies ceramic 3mm balls are better.
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Old 11-16-2009, 07:40 PM   #17849
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hey guys... i just broke a frame on the rear.... this car is very frustrating!
Every time i touch, i broke!

3knuckle
2c-hub
1rear ingpin
1frame!!!!

Any one have the same problems like me?

This car is beautiful and work very fine but i ran aprox 15min total !!!
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Old 11-16-2009, 08:04 PM   #17850
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hey guys... i just broke a frame on the rear.... this car is very frustrating!
Every time i touch, i broke!

3knuckle
2c-hub
1rear ingpin
1frame!!!!

Any one have the same problems like me?

This car is beautiful and work very fine but i ran aprox 15min total !!!
I have run mine several times and took it to WCRCR last week and after a few min I grazed the outside wall and lost steering, veered across the straight and grazed the inside wall. from the stand I couldn't see the front wheel? I walked down and had snapped both front arms outside of the shock and both front wheels were inside the wind shield. most damage I have done to it and the softest hits, the irony of hidden damage.
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