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Old 09-11-2008, 07:53 PM   #13801
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How durable is the Cyclone S Sport TC? Wanting to put together a Vintage Transam car, without spending $400+ on a car. What are the major weak spots that need to be upgraded with better Cyclone TC parts or aluminum aftermarket parts?
The stock C Hubs are S*#&.

You will need to replace them with carbon graphite ones as they will literally break with in a couple of meets. I cant believe hot bodies sill sell the kit with them in it.
Ive seen the lower deck snap a few times on them, but suspect that might be effected by people putting aluminium pivot blocks on.

Also if you run a oneway or spool you will need to replace the center pulley to the front belt to a proper metal one (which also means replacing the lay shaft, if i recall correctly you will also need a grub screw for the center pulley).
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Old 09-11-2008, 11:45 PM   #13802
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It is a good idea to dremel back part of the block, but when you are testing is the car on the ground and fully weighted.

The turnbuckles will have more clearance when the car is properly weighted down.
I tried it on the ground like Bigz said as well and it is a lot better indeed
(Never had the problemen with my Moore due to a different steering setup or any other car so was a bit surprised)
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Set your droop, if the turnbuckles are hitting the block then you have a ton of droop.
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Old 09-12-2008, 06:16 AM   #13804
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Anyone looking for a car on the cheap I just saw this one.

HPI Hot Bodies Cyclone Carbon Fiber
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Old 09-12-2008, 04:49 PM   #13805
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Anyone looking for a car on the cheap I just saw this one.

HPI Hot Bodies Cyclone Carbon Fiber
Just bought that car! It's going to be a USVTA car, as I talked about earlier. It's coming with a center one-way and a front spool. Wonder how that will work out with the Vintage tires/body on carpet. Oh well, a complete front diff is only like $30-40.

What's the best place to buy Hotbodies parts online?
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Just bought that car! It's going to be a USVTA car, as I talked about earlier. It's coming with a center one-way and a front spool. Wonder how that will work out with the Vintage tires/body on carpet. Oh well, a complete front diff is only like $30-40.

What's the best place to buy Hotbodies parts online?
Ditch the one way pully and get a solid pulley. Keep the front spool the car in my experience running vta runs better with it.

Best place to buy if you don't mind shipping cost is rc market. Other than that ebay. For the time being stay away from hotbodies online as they have been canceling orders for no reason.
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Old 09-13-2008, 10:40 AM   #13811
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Hey guys

Today was my first carpet run with Cyclone TC and i have to say at that car worked verywell with box setup.

Front block i chance 2.5 to 1.0 and it calm front a little and was easier to drive.

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does anybody need ball bearings for this car? I have a complete drivetrain set, and many many diff bearings, some extra wheel bearings, some extra layshaft bearings, and possibly steering bearings. PM me.
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What's the delivery time/cost for parts shipped to the US, RC Market?
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Can't say much on the ETA on my shipment as it's my first time ordering from them.

I placed an order on 9/04/08 wasn't shipped until 9/10/08 (if that tells you anything) I don't expect it until the middle of next week so approx 13 days ?

I ordered all small items so I couldn't see upgrading to EMS Speed Post and I wasn't all that much in a hurry to get the stuff.
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