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Old 04-01-2008, 10:28 PM   #11656
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I need a lotta help with my WCE on carpet/rubber. It's just all over the place and im not that bad a driver! It feels like im driving on ice! I took the sway bars off since nobody at my track runs them on their rubber tire cars, I didn't notice any difference.

I did break a Jaco green and then switched over to Muchmore 24R's. I didn't have time to scrub them in, so I mad maybe 4 laps and the tires picked up all the foam tire peices off the track!

I immediatly realized that once i switched to Muchmore 24r's the car pushes into every corner on and off power. It also has no rear traction and likes to step out. Is this because I haven't broken in/scrubbed in the new tires? The Jaco's took 4 packs to get good.

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Old 04-01-2008, 10:45 PM   #11657
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I would recommend trying the Associated diff screw. Many people have had a lot of success running it in their Cyclone diffs rather than any of the HPI/HB screws.
This is the only screw to use in the Cyclone or Pro4 diff. You will not break these near as easy.

Has anyone tried to fit an SMC 5000 hard pack into the Cyclone?

And any idea when the new car will be out?
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Old 04-01-2008, 10:58 PM   #11658
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This is the only screw to use in the Cyclone or Pro4 diff. You will not break these near as easy.

Has anyone tried to fit an SMC 5000 hard pack into the Cyclone?

And any idea when the new car will be out?
it won't fit. The 4800 barely fits into this car. The SMC 5000 is too tall.
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Old 04-01-2008, 11:02 PM   #11659
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it won't fit. The 4800 barely fits into this car. The SMC 5000 is too tall.
You know it seems the only car the 5000 fits in without any major mods is the TC5 and one of the Tamiya's I do not know what Danny was thinking for TC.
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Old 04-01-2008, 11:04 PM   #11660
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The pro 4 diff screw is fine. I have never used anything else. In my opinion the titanium coating does nothing for the screw. I think hot bodies say its meant to make it smoother.

I've only ever had a diff screw snap once, and that was when a friend of mine told me to tighten it up as hard as possible as we didnt have a spool. But i also usually dont use the screw that much. After rebuilds i look at the screw and you always see little cuts in the screw from where its been rubbing on something.

If the cut is even mildly deep i put the screw back in my box (got a little stack of them cause im terrible at not throwing stuff out :P).
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Old 04-01-2008, 11:10 PM   #11661
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it won't fit. The 4800 barely fits into this car. The SMC 5000 is too tall.
What about the Reedy? Here are the dimensions as far as I can find:

Length: 139mm
Width: 46mm
Height: 23.1mm excluding nubs /25.1mm including nubs
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Old 04-01-2008, 11:13 PM   #11662
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I should add that the specs on the SMC as far as I can find are:

HxWxL: 24.5mm x 47mm x 136mm


...just trying to figure out which lipo to go with
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Old 04-01-2008, 11:15 PM   #11663
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What about the Reedy? Here are the dimensions as far as I can find:

Length: 139mm
Width: 46mm
Height: 23.1mm excluding nubs /25.1mm including nubs
it should fit as that is smaller than the Orion 4800.
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Old 04-01-2008, 11:20 PM   #11664
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I'm just hoping the nubs on the Reedy sit low enough in the battery slots for the battery to clear. I just measured the clearance on my Cyclone and it's about 23.8mm
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Jim, were you running the AME last weekend?
My thick chassied XRay was great on carpet with foams, but it will be useless on rubber... both outdoors and Carpet (next season we're running rubber tires instead). So I need to drop it for either the Cyclone, the TC5, or whatever EU edition XRays happen to be out: 008, 009, 010...

Is HB coming out with a LiPo/weight solution any time soon?
Associated is coming out with one for the TC5... sounds like it might be a plate that mounts to/fills the battery slots somehow, which would be much nicer than the odd pieces of lead that everyone else seems to be using.
Pete, my 19T car is a Hara / BMI with a few hop ups. There is a new Cyclone on the way apparently, more like an upgraded version of the original design rather than a ground up thing (a good approach IMO). Problem with Hot Bodies is parts support in our area, you gotta get used to importing. I've heard noting about lipo weight compensation for the car, Dwayne mentioned that lipo's are not legal for racing in Asia, so little is being done to address the problem.....not sure.

If you'd like to try a Cyclone let me know, I've got a whole fleet of them. Maybe for the DTP race.
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Old 04-02-2008, 04:09 AM   #11666
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I would recommend trying the Associated diff screw. Many people have had a lot of success running it in their Cyclone diffs rather than any of the HPI/HB screws.
Hi,
Is the Associated diff screw from the TC4 or TC5 and are any mods required to fit it to the Cyclone diff. Thanks
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Old 04-02-2008, 04:31 AM   #11667
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Is the Associated diff screw from the TC4 or TC5 and are any mods required to fit it to the Cyclone diff. Thanks
I'm pretty certain its the one from the TC5 - considering the TC5 usings a pulley set-up like the rest of the belt cars
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just need to ream out the outdrives a little for the thickness of the screw.
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I'm just hoping the nubs on the Reedy sit low enough in the battery slots for the battery to clear. I just measured the clearance on my Cyclone and it's about 23.8mm
I like the Core 5000 lipo. It had more punch than my orion 4800.

I would like to try the SMC 5000 myself. But it does not fit into any of the cars I would run.

The Reedy 5000 looks like a good pack. Rick Howart ran them in mod at the Nats and did well with them.

If you ground the rear bulkhead a little would the SMC 5000 pack fit?
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Old 04-02-2008, 08:27 AM   #11670
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Hi,
Is the Associated diff screw from the TC4 or TC5 and are any mods required to fit it to the Cyclone diff. Thanks
It's actually from the TC3. This is the one:

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LX2867&P=OW
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