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Old 02-16-2008, 08:30 PM   #10921
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oh wow, does the bumper need to be cut down in the front?
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Old 02-16-2008, 08:35 PM   #10922
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I usually shape them a little for a better fit on the body but, never had to actually cut them down.
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Old 02-16-2008, 09:19 PM   #10923
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oh wow, does the bumper need to be cut down in the front?
It rubs the wheels some.... you need to dremel it out to fit better

I use the xray P dub bumper..... Couldnt find a cyclone one either....

STLNLST said he can get cyclone P dubs though, so IDK
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Old 02-16-2008, 09:22 PM   #10924
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Right, it would rub if you're running rubber tire. You'd have to shape it a little to clear.
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Old 02-16-2008, 10:39 PM   #10925
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ran the car for the first time today. While the two month lay off had me a little rusty all I can say is damn the car was stuck. It had good steering and plenty of rear traction. I was scared of pushing the car since I was driving Scotty's and not my own. I will be running my own car next weekend for a little practice. Gotta shake the rust off and get ready for the Speedworld cup in July. At Speedworld I will mostly be running my 4.5 and at Norcal a 3.5. I ran a 4.5 today and it felt just fine. Marcos J has landed in Sacramento......LOL

The steering knuckles do seem to be a bit on the weak side though.
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Old 02-16-2008, 10:43 PM   #10926
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I find that the C-hubs on this car are weak as f---. Once i switched to aluminum c-hubs and steering blocks the only parts that break are arms and bent hinge pins

I hope you guys are right about the T2 parma bumper fitting I ordered it!
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ran the car for the first time today. While the two month lay off had me a little rusty all I can say is damn the car was stuck. It had good steering and plenty of rear traction. I was scared of pushing the car since I was driving Scotty's and not my own. I will be running my own car next weekend for a little practice. Gotta shake the rust off and get ready for the Speedworld cup in July. At Speedworld I will mostly be running my 4.5 and at Norcal a 3.5. I ran a 4.5 today and it felt just fine. Marcos J has landed in Sacramento......LOL

The steering knuckles do seem to be a bit on the weak side though.
I missed you... My servo is fried though! im mad

You liking the cyclone so far?
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Old 02-17-2008, 01:51 AM   #10928
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I find that the C-hubs on this car are weak as f---. Once i switched to aluminum c-hubs and steering blocks the only parts that break are arms and bent hinge pins

I hope you guys are right about the T2 parma bumper fitting I ordered it!
If you are breaking arms your crashes are way too hard, i dont think its anything to do with the carbon graphite being weak. Although front hinge pins do get bent easily.
Your car will be so badly tweaked from the aluminium parts bending, but i guess youve just got used to it, and survivability is more important
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If you are breaking arms your crashes are way too hard, i dont think its anything to do with the carbon graphite being weak. Although front hinge pins do get bent easily.
Your car will be so badly tweaked from the aluminium parts bending, but i guess youve just got used to it, and survivability is more important
which aluminum parts? The c-hubs, and steering blocks? or the bulkheads? I always de-tweak my car after every run, its usually pretty good but I def wanna take the chassis and bulkheads out and layem flat on glass to see if there bent. I do hit hard, i suck.
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I missed you... My servo is fried though! im mad

You liking the cyclone so far?
So far I do like it. The car was planted and easy to drive and even though I had rust and didn't know the layout it was easy to drive. Mo was pushing me to go faster but with it not being my car I took it easy. Next weekend should be my time. Hopefully I don't things throw my way from the ole ball and chain. I need my RC time. Racers want to see the Novak powered Cyclone
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Old 02-17-2008, 12:51 PM   #10931
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to be honest, i was breaking parts left right and center. I replaced the bumper and touch wood, i haven't broken a part since. I think a lot of people here underestimate the importance of the bumper.
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Yup. Hard bumper is a must on even the toughest chassis, it saves a ton of money and wrenching.

I'll try to get a photo of the T2 bumper on my cars, just so you can see what the fit is like.
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Yup. Hard bumper is a must on even the toughest chassis, it saves a ton of money and wrenching.

I'll try to get a photo of the T2 bumper on my cars, just so you can see what the fit is like.

dang, this site is slow lately
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Yup. Hard bumper is a must on even the toughest chassis, it saves a ton of money and wrenching.

I'll try to get a photo of the T2 bumper on my cars, just so you can see what the fit is like.

dang, this site is slow lately
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So far I do like it. The car was planted and easy to drive and even though I had rust and didn't know the layout it was easy to drive. Mo was pushing me to go faster but with it not being my car I took it easy. Next weekend should be my time. Hopefully I don't things throw my way from the ole ball and chain. I need my RC time. Racers want to see the Novak powered Cyclone
Yeah, I missed you, and came when MO was packing up...

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