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Old 09-16-2008, 06:14 AM   #13846
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Hey guys need some input here. I am working on a US parts solution for the cyclone right now. Prices will be more than rc market but obviously shipping time and price will be less. I am also trying to keep the prices on par with hotbodies online some maybe more some maybe less.

Right now I am going to start out small and see where it goes but wanted to get input on what you would like to see stocked. On my list thus far are the new tc arms, frp rear decks, 4 degree carbon c hubs, pro spec rear diff, and possibly putting together some purple aluminum screw kits. Anybody have any other suggestions?
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Old 09-16-2008, 07:10 AM   #13847
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To me there are a lot of important things which wear out on the car. Sounds like you are looking to start your own little supply company.

If that is the case pretty much anything which needs gerenal replacement is important including knuckles and hubs, i imagine quality aluminium versions (not 3 racing) would be good, but they are expensive and will be a killer for you with the initial outlay. Universals/CVDs...
I would also stock universal rebuild kits but im not sure if people rebuild there universals much.

I found top decks a pain to get a while back. Some people locally used to complain about bending the upper bulkheads, but i dont know how durable the new ones are.

Oh also belts and centre pulleys :P
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Old 09-16-2008, 07:18 AM   #13848
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TO THOSE WHO ARE HAVING PROBLUMS GETTING HOT BODIES PARTS:

You can order directly from HB USA. If you have part numbers the process could not be any easier.

Go to http://www.hotbodiesonline.com/index2.php?lang=en and use the search tab from there. If you have part numbers this works super well. Even with descriptions search works well. If you are having trouble finding a part for your car open the kits section and then the "Standard Pars" link. Then you can scroll through all parts for the car. Most of the parts even have pics.

Hot Bodies is aware of the kit availability problems with kits and is actively working to ensure that this does not happen again.

If there are any questions about this process please let me know.
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Old 09-16-2008, 07:19 AM   #13849
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Yeah the aluminum stuff and large chassis pieces are hard on the initial outlay of what I am working with but that is something I would like to supply at a later date. But yes thanks for the heads up on belts and pulleys. Not sure about the universals ill wait to see what everyone says about them.

Essentially just trying to get a supply of parts into the us so we can all keep running the cyclone instead jumping ship to a better supplied manufacturer...if I can make some kind of profit eventually than that's all the better but I know for a while the profit will be going right back in to supply everybody with more parts.
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Old 09-16-2008, 07:36 AM   #13850
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Well although you mean well you gotta be sensible and at least look to make a little profit. Im sure people would much rather work with a local supplier who can express mail things easily, you would still be offering a valuable service and its only fair to get something in return for it.

Although i suspect you are going to have problems getting stock in any quantity anyway. If you are dealing with shops as opposed to hot bodies direct then im sure you will be able to get some kind of bulk discount rate (but i guess you are already on top of that).

The main problem with universals and CVDs is that everyone uses different things. Personally i only use the Steel HD Unis. I have some aluminium ones in the rear, but only because they came with a kit.
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Old 09-16-2008, 07:54 AM   #13851
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Yeah the end result is going to hopefully make a profit on all of it...if not well then I will just have a lot of spares for my two cars lol
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Old 09-16-2008, 08:37 AM   #13852
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HI,

I need to know the metric dimensions of the rear bearings of a cyclone S. Could somebody tell me what they run?

I don't own one and never have, and the one i've been given is void of rear bearings. Cheers.
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Old 09-16-2008, 12:16 PM   #13853
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Which one have Hara 2008 Reedy Race & EURO Championship setup sheet ?

Thanks !

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Old 09-16-2008, 12:36 PM   #13854
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couldn't remember where i got it from so i uploaded it to my webspace for a bit.
hara reedy race setup

but be aware i think the invite class was using NO tire additive.
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couldn't remember where i got it from so i uploaded it to my webspace for a bit.
hara reedy race setup

but be aware i think the invite class was using NO tire additive.

Thanks !

This race is use Much More Sweep tire ?
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Old 09-16-2008, 01:03 PM   #13856
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no according to reedy website:
The official handout tire for the 2008 Reedy Race of Champions will be the Sorex 36 mounted on Speedmind rims!
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no according to reedy website:
The official handout tire for the 2008 Reedy Race of Champions will be the Sorex 36 mounted on Speedmind rims!
yes is Sorex tire ! Thansk !

Do you know EURO's Championship Hara use which setup & Tire ?

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Old 09-16-2008, 01:40 PM   #13858
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sorry hara was not in the european championships and I also do not have the ETS setup from andernach
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Old 09-17-2008, 01:25 AM   #13859
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That particular question is going to be an opinion type answer based on driving style. I have my on theory of what should be done but someone else might see things differently. Just about every answer on this thread is based on a racers opinion of what has worked for them....then there are those racers that try to give book answers but have never even tried what they have suggested. No matter what the replies may be to this question just take them for what they're worth and try some of the suggestions you may get and see what works for you.

Good! what your suggestion, then?

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HI,

I need to know the metric dimensions of the rear bearings of a cyclone S. Could somebody tell me what they run?

I don't own one and never have, and the one i've been given is void of rear bearings. Cheers.
the ones supporting the axels are 5x10x4mm (same as the cyclone)

the rear diffs ones are 10x15x4mm

it uses the same size bearings as the regular cyclone
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