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Old 09-09-2008, 12:38 PM   #13771
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http://www.hotbodiesonline.com/ then select USA or Europe

Don't waste your time trying to buy from HB USA....... after 4 or 5 days your order will be cancelled.
thanks but is there anyway i can order from hb europe
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thanks but is there anyway i can order from hb europe
Not directly, no.
Please contact your local Mirage/HB dealer and they'll be able to get the parts you need.
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I emailed them back and asked that very same question. Bet it'll be at least 3 or 4 days before I hear back from them.

Least they could have emailed me back saying which items were in stock and give me the option of getting those parts then either back order what they didn't have or ship what they did have and drop the rest.
I did the same awhile back and ordered online. Got the same message that some parts were available while the others were not. They just cancelled the whole order all together. Asked if they can ship what was available and got no answer via email. I now just order overseas due to it being more reliable...I love this car but kinda sux that we cannot get parts here in Cali and HPI/Hotbodies is 40 mins away from me.
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Old 09-09-2008, 10:05 PM   #13774
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did anybody here experience having the outer suspension pin and suspension arm breaking during a crash? experienced this with my tc, good thing my local hobby shop have parts in stock. this is something new for me since i never experienced this with my older cyclone. im hoping hb will fix this problem since this maybe due to a slimmer suspension arm as compared to the older cyclone.
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Old 09-09-2008, 10:08 PM   #13775
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is it safe to gear a nosram 13.5 between 4.5 to 5 FDR? im afraid i might burn the engine.
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Old 09-09-2008, 10:09 PM   #13776
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Korey will be the only one that will come on here to help out. If someone from HPI is looking at this thread you guys need to wake up over there and take notice to the problems your customers are having and the up hill battle ONE racer (Korey) has taken on since becoming a team driver.

Thanks for all your efforts Korey and I hope they gave you better than a 50% deal on parts they never seem to stock
Thanks dude, I try to get on here as much as I can. HB is working to get these issues resolved though. Since I've been on the team, I've never had any company actually ask me of what I thought about the team, and what things could be better. So they are taking input, some things just take a while to see any effect. So we'll just have to sit tight.

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Old 09-09-2008, 11:28 PM   #13777
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I was trying to finish my new Cyclone TC yesterday evening but I found 2 problems I was unable to resolve:

-The steering turnbuckles hit the pivot block when trying to steer.

-The plastic battery holders don't fit the chassis, they are about 1mm too long to fit.

Any ideas?
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Old 09-10-2008, 12:49 AM   #13778
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did anybody here experience having the outer suspension pin and suspension arm breaking during a crash? experienced this with my tc, good thing my local hobby shop have parts in stock. this is something new for me since i never experienced this with my older cyclone. im hoping hb will fix this problem since this maybe due to a slimmer suspension arm as compared to the older cyclone.
Yeah, I had this problem with the outer suspension pin of the rear hub after a couple of runs, but I hadn't crashed to cause it. The pin fractures where the grub screw tightens onto it. Funny thing is that I warned a fellow racer to look out for it after their first run of their brand new TC and sure enough, theirs had broken too.

I switched all mine to the gold coloured WCE versions and I haven't had a problem since.
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I was trying to finish my new Cyclone TC yesterday evening but I found 2 problems I was unable to resolve:

-The steering turnbuckles hit the pivot block when trying to steer.

-The plastic battery holders don't fit the chassis, they are about 1mm too long to fit.

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1. Your FR Pivot Block shim to higher , around 1mm only !
2. yes this holder not fit , so need cut around 1mm.
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Old 09-10-2008, 05:03 AM   #13780
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Yeah, I had this problem with the outer suspension pin of the rear hub after a couple of runs, but I hadn't crashed to cause it. The pin fractures where the grub screw tightens onto it. Funny thing is that I warned a fellow racer to look out for it after their first run of their brand new TC and sure enough, theirs had broken too.

I switched all mine to the gold coloured WCE versions and I haven't had a problem since.
oh, shoot. so i have to change the front shafts as well. replaced the rear with the WCE version. do i need to change the inner shafts as well?
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Old 09-10-2008, 05:05 AM   #13781
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I was trying to finish my new Cyclone TC yesterday evening but I found 2 problems I was unable to resolve:

-The steering turnbuckles hit the pivot block when trying to steer.

-The plastic battery holders don't fit the chassis, they are about 1mm too long to fit.

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are your steering your car on the ground?
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Old 09-10-2008, 06:41 AM   #13782
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oh, shoot. so i have to change the front shafts as well. replaced the rear with the WCE version. do i need to change the inner shafts as well?
I only changed the outer pins but I did change them all as the handling goes to pot when the pin snaps and works it's way out to grind against the inside of the wheel.

I have not had a problem with the inboard ones.
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I would like to know what you did to get the SMC 5000 in your Cyclone???
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I would like to know what you did to get the SMC 5000 in your Cyclone???
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just dremmel/file down about .5mm-.75mm from the bottom part of the right side bulkhead arch(under the side where the top deck attaches on the right rear side) and it will fit
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Old 09-10-2008, 08:21 AM   #13785
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Yep....what yyhayyim said. I didn't measure the exact amount I shaved off though. I just did a little at a time until it fit without being too tight.
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