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Old 08-22-2008, 07:54 AM   #13576
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Are the opportunities for a longer/shorter wheel base ???? (if yes) Is there more the new wishbones will change ???

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The added options are the extra holes for the lower shock mounting position
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Old 08-22-2008, 07:56 AM   #13577
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Are the opportunities for a longer/shorter wheel base ???? (if yes) Is there more the new wishbones will change ???

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The new arms are not for wheel base tuning per se...that you will still do with shims on the hinge pins. The new arms allow you to reverse them for fine tuning shock hole positions, which is pretty cool, like the WCE shock towers which have the in between holes for finer shock position adjustments.

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Old 08-22-2008, 11:49 AM   #13578
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The new arms are not for wheel base tuning per se...that you will still do with shims on the hinge pins. The new arms allow you to reverse them for fine tuning shock hole positions, which is pretty cool, like the WCE shock towers which have the in between holes for finer shock position adjustments.

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Old 08-22-2008, 12:14 PM   #13579
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The older ones are almost exactly the same. The only difference is the older ones had a slight bevel on all the edges of the parts so they looked "rounded". The newer TC versions are just plain, with no beveled edges. So geometrically they are the same, but visually they are a little different.

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wow so HB japan re-tooled to make the lower bulkheads look a little different? now the Hara/WCE bulkheads are discontinued and if you bend one you have to buy the new TC ones?
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Old 08-22-2008, 01:44 PM   #13580
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I didn't know that the older bulkheads are discontinued... I'll check into it though. If they are, then the TC ones are a drop in replacement. They just look a tiny bit different.

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Old 08-22-2008, 01:54 PM   #13581
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Just checked... HB USA has the older style front and rear bullheads in stock as well. So if you needed some spares they have them in stock
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Korey- Kick ass job as usual bro Too bad you're not running HB USA I am finally changing over my belts and pullies to the 18tooth. I am only going to run 13.5 and 10.5 until maybe March so my mod's will be collecting dust. Going to lighten the car up for club racing just a bit. I don't have to worry about weight until the Ko race in October so I will be running a little light and see if that changes anything.
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Old 08-22-2008, 02:20 PM   #13583
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Just checked... HB USA has the older style front and rear bullheads in stock as well. So if you needed some spares they have them in stock
Hey Korey,

So what's the deal, are the Non-TC Cyclone bulkheads going to be discontinued?
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Hey Korey,

So what's the deal, are the Non-TC Cyclone bulkheads going to be discontinued?
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Old 08-22-2008, 03:09 PM   #13585
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Thanks Clint. I'm kinda bored here at work, so I try to help out as much as I can.

About the bulkheads... I'm not sure. I'll have to talk to some of the guys at HB and get back to everyone next week.

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Neeever mind.... he already answered LMAO
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Hi everyone...

im new.. i know.. i just got back into R/C cars... havent messed around with one for about 10 years.. and looks like a lot of things have changed..

anyways.. i just bought a Hot Bodies Cyclone S... and i plan to use a motor and speed control off of another car i had..

i just got a 4200 Nickle metal battery... and a new charger.. (i now see everyone going with the "brushless" stuff and Lithium batteries)

anyways.. here is my question... this car is just for fun.. not competition.. so i was wondering if there are any parts i could upgrade to make the car a little bit better, or necessary upgrades that i dont know about... i havent started putting the kit together yet.. but will start tonight..

any recomendations? thanks
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Hi everyone...

im new.. i know.. i just got back into R/C cars... havent messed around with one for about 10 years.. and looks like a lot of things have changed..

anyways.. i just bought a Hot Bodies Cyclone S... and i plan to use a motor and speed control off of another car i had..

i just got a 4200 Nickle metal battery... and a new charger.. (i now see everyone going with the "brushless" stuff and Lithium batteries)

anyways.. here is my question... this car is just for fun.. not competition.. so i was wondering if there are any parts i could upgrade to make the car a little bit better, or necessary upgrades that i dont know about... i havent started putting the kit together yet.. but will start tonight..

any recomendations? thanks
The c hubs on the s model have been known to be a weak point
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Old 08-22-2008, 04:33 PM   #13589
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The Cyclone S C hubs are made of some ridculously brittle plastic. Youd be lucky if they lasted 3-4 races.

With such poor durability Hotbodies should really take them off the market.
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Hi everyone...

im new.. i know.. i just got back into R/C cars... havent messed around with one for about 10 years.. and looks like a lot of things have changed..

anyways.. i just bought a Hot Bodies Cyclone S... and i plan to use a motor and speed control off of another car i had..

i just got a 4200 Nickle metal battery... and a new charger.. (i now see everyone going with the "brushless" stuff and Lithium batteries)

anyways.. here is my question... this car is just for fun.. not competition.. so i was wondering if there are any parts i could upgrade to make the car a little bit better, or necessary upgrades that i dont know about... i havent started putting the kit together yet.. but will start tonight..

any recomendations? thanks
As long as you don't crash it, the car will be OK for running in the street in front of your house, or local parking lot. This is an entry level touring car, and is upgradable to the pro level kits, and you dont really need any parts to make the car "better" if all u plan to do with it is just drive around your house or parking lot...the reason is that the car will not be put on a road course where you have to make turns, brake, stop, accelerate, etc., drive the car, which then will actually require performance from the car to get around the track.

Imagine getting a full scale Mazda Speed 6. You can upgrade the car to race it in real Touring car classes, but all you want it for is just to drive it around town, groceries, work, crousing, etc...no racing. Then the car will be just that, and will do fine at stop signs, it will run fine down the highway, etc. You dont need to get racing performance upgrades if all you're gonna use it for is for casual traveling around town, work, etc...

Same here with r/c touring cars. They are made for racing, and some companies make entry level cars, which are upgradable to the full racing versions to help beginners get in the sport at low cost, and then work their way up.

With the Cyclone S, you get the entry level version of the Cyclone pro kits, but you gotta remember they are meant to be touring cars for racing on a budget, and then you work your way up as you progress on your racing. Its a car made to be raced, and that's why it has the tunability it comes with like real race cars so you can work on your suspension set up and get the car to work properly around a track.

So if you're going to just play around a parking lot with buddies etc, or drag race, the car will be fine and you dont really need hopups. They wont make a difference performance wise, since the car is not going to be run at a track where such things are noticable.

Try to go your local track and run the car there and ask local racers for tips and I'm sure they'll guide in the right way.
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