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Old 02-14-2008, 11:25 PM   #10891
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always break where the hing pin hole is wheel comes off hing pins stays with a peace of the hub lets see if this helps with the pics
Doooooode, you need to use periods...anyways the plastic is weak where you screw in the ball stud into the rear hub, I could see it flexing in a big hit and then letting the ball cop assy pop off.

I had that happen to me a few times on my Xray cars. Once you get aluminum hubs it never happens again. 3Racing rocks
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Old 02-15-2008, 05:19 AM   #10892
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. Once you get aluminum hubs it never happens again. 3Racing rocks
also if you dont hit anything
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Old 02-15-2008, 10:00 AM   #10893
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yeah thats true, I just noticed since my last club race I pretty much dont tap the boards anymore, like at all, maybe once, ok maybe twice
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Old 02-15-2008, 09:38 PM   #10894
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Is there any other steering blocks that can be used with this car. I am tired of tapping a board and breaking them. They seem to come apart right on the seem. I really do not want the aluminum ones.

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Old 02-15-2008, 11:12 PM   #10895
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Is there any other steering blocks that can be used with this car. I am tired of tapping a board and breaking them. They seem to come apart right on the seem. I really do not want the aluminum ones.

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whats wrong with the aluminum ones?
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Old 02-15-2008, 11:50 PM   #10896
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Is there any other steering blocks that can be used with this car. I am tired of tapping a board and breaking them. They seem to come apart right on the seem. I really do not want the aluminum ones.

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Try to stick with "Square" or "Jet Racing" aluminum knuckles. Quality is much better than "3 Racing", from my experience.
It's true, the plastic steering knuckles are a bit fragile. Also be sure to install titanium (Square Racing) ball studs into your bling aluminum parts. The OEM ball studs are prone to breaking at the shank, leaving the threaded portion in your expensive aluminum pieces.

Hope I'm not telling you stuff you already know??
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Old 02-16-2008, 05:28 AM   #10897
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Thanks for the input. Yes the stock ones are a bit brittle. I was just wondering if anyone had tried maybe the Losi or associated ones etc... The aluminum ones are nice but they do change the way the car handles a bit. But I guess not breaking them is better then not finishing the race. I will stay away from 3-Racing that is for sure.

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whats wrong with the aluminum ones?
The same problem with all aluminum parts - in a bad crash they will bend, sometimes so slightly you can't see it until you full disassmeble the car...

Plus aluminum is heavier than even the thickest plastic parts

Aluminum belong on some places, but not all over the car...Sometimes they hurt the car more than they help with looks or performance
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Well if that is how I can add weight the that might be an option, I run a 4800 lipo and am about 150 grams under weight
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I put HB aluminum knuckles on and have not broken a graphite C hub sense. The aluminum C hub will bend like previously stated so stay with graphite. The titanium ball studs are a must have. I race in 10.5 and mod with 4600 and 7700 motors and my crashes are spectacular

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Anyone know where I can get Edit RC products.

Cyclone titanium hinge pins, diff screws and ball studs?
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Old 02-16-2008, 09:39 AM   #10902
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I put HB aluminum knuckles on and have not broken a graphite C hub sense. The aluminum C hub will bend like previously stated so stay with graphite. The titanium ball studs are a must have. I race in 10.5 and mod with 4600 and 7700 motors and my crashes are spectacular
Hot Bodies make aluminum knuckles? Do you have a part number and what colors are they offered in?

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I have seen them in a lot of places, sometimes under the HPI pro4 parts. That is what mine are. I should have said HPI not HB, but they are the same. Sorry about that I will look around and give you some places to get them.








RC MARKET has them, purple only HPI#31414... I will look for some more places.

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Not like we'd wanna do it or anything but....Xray T2 C-hubs and knuckles will work on the Cyclone (the T2 is mostly a rip off of the Cyclone design anyhow, right).
However, the steering geometry will not be the same. Not sure how it would affect hanling and/or what could be done to compensate for the differences.

Just thought I'd mention it, Xray composite parts are pretty beefy.

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Old 02-16-2008, 12:08 PM   #10905
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(the T2 is mostly a rip off of the Cyclone design anyhow, right).
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thats what xray is known for
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