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Old 11-25-2008, 02:56 AM   #14581
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Hi Guys,
I need some basic info on the car. I know this info is probably somewhere in the 1,000 previous posts, but just bear with me.

I won the car at one of the legs of the HPI Challenge this past summer and it's time to get it up and running.

What spares would you guys suggest. I already plan on getting both belts, all control arms, front and rear knuckles and both shock towers.

VTA is taking off in my area so I am planning on running it with this car, 12.5 brushless and 7.4 lipo. How bout a baseline set up. Sound off guys!!

Thanks.
spares to have for breakages, from statiscally most to least significant breakages for me:
- steering knuckles (you get a free rear upright too )
- C-hubs
- that collar thing that holds the front kingpins in the C-hubs (easy to loose when you break)
- shock shafts

normal wear parts - the usual, belts, cvd bones, bearings (5*10*4 for the front), pulleys (metal and plastic, although they ARE tougher than I expected).

Overall not as reliable as my former xrays, but miles ahead of the tamiyas my other race buddies own.

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Old 11-25-2008, 07:51 AM   #14582
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The rear hubs on the Cyclone are adjustable for what I assume is short wheelbase vers long wheelbase, but you have the same type of adjustment on the rear A-arms as well. What is the difference in handling when making adjustments to either of the two?

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anybody here have a atsushi hara setup from ISTC 2008???
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Old 11-25-2008, 09:48 AM   #14584
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Has anyone that has run any previous cyclones prior to the TC notice a difference in materials in the arms? I have broken two new TC arms running 13.5 while running 3.5 mod with the older arms and never breaking one. It could just be a freak crash but the other HB driver out here has experienced the same thing. Just curious to see if other's have run across it as well............
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anybody here have a atsushi hara setup from ISTC 2008???
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Old 11-25-2008, 10:24 AM   #14586
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Did anyone notice the little carbon fiber print weights he has??? I totally want some of those...

Oh, and the arm materials are a little different. I notice the older arms have a lighter grey look to them...

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Old 11-25-2008, 10:28 AM   #14587
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Did anyone notice the little carbon fiber print weights he has??? I totally want some of those...

Oh, and the arm materials are a little different. I notice the older arms have a lighter grey look to them...

-Korey
I will be tearing my car apart before the next race and I will compare the color difference between the two....but if you notice the difference as well then there's my answer. I will switch back to the old style arms as I haven't really liked any of the newer shock locations.
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Really??? I guess I do race on carpet or retarded high grip asphalt...
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Yep...haven't really cared for the way the car feels using the new locations. I also just went back to the older style sway bars as well. Hara isn't even running them.
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Did anyone notice the little carbon fiber print weights he has??? I totally want some of those...

Oh, and the arm materials are a little different. I notice the older arms have a lighter grey look to them...

-Korey
this product is limited was sold out !
i'll call this co. hope can after remake !
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Has anyone that has run any previous cyclones prior to the TC notice a difference in materials in the arms? I have broken two new TC arms running 13.5 while running 3.5 mod with the older arms and never breaking one. It could just be a freak crash but the other HB driver out here has experienced the same thing. Just curious to see if other's have run across it as well............
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I will be tearing my car apart before the next race and I will compare the color difference between the two....but if you notice the difference as well then there's my answer. I will switch back to the old style arms as I haven't really liked any of the newer shock locations.
The new arms are significantly stiffer than the old graphite arms. To make the car feel really great get the old style arms, but in the high traction variant, they are a softer plastic, and make the car feel much better.
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The new arms are significantly stiffer than the old graphite arms. To make the car feel really great get the old style arms, but in the high traction variant, they are a softer plastic, and make the car feel much better.
Will do. I've tried most of the newer TC parts and have found myself going back to the original equipment. Maybe if i had the complete car I'd like it better.
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spares to have for breakages, from statiscally most to least significant breakages for me:
- steering knuckles (you get a free rear upright too )
- C-hubs
- that collar thing that holds the front kingpins in the C-hubs (easy to loose when you break)
- shock shafts

normal wear parts - the usual, belts, cvd bones, bearings (5*10*4 for the front), pulleys (metal and plastic, although they ARE tougher than I expected).

Overall not as reliable as my former xrays, but miles ahead of the tamiyas my other race buddies own.

Paul
Thanks for takeing the time to respond Lonestar. Armed with this info, now I can obtain what I need so I can attend an event or two knowing if I break, I'll have a fighting chance of finishing out my day.
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