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Old 12-12-2008, 07:04 PM   #14716
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The biggest difference in my opinion is the Pro Spec ball diff. It's WAY more durable in the diff screw. Plus it's rediculously smooth with 12, 3mm diff balls.

I know some will disagree with me on this, but I looove the new suspension arms. They are more adjustable because they give you a whoppin' 5 shock positions on the rear arm, and 4 for the front. Just helps tune your car in for more tracks.

The next biggest thing is the chassis package. The upper decks, and lower deck are ATC post capable. So if you are running on a REALLY high grip track, you can add some posts to stiffen the chassis up a bit. The rear deck is also made out of a FRP material that is a little more flexible, which makes the car more stable. A lot of the team is cutting that rear deck to allow even more flex in the rear for extra stability on asphalt.

Another really cool change compared to your surikarn edition is the shock towers and upper bulkheads. The upper bulkheads are beefed up a little bit more, and also have shock towers with almost twice as many shock positions for very fine tuning adjustments.

Hope that helps you out!

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Old 12-12-2008, 07:06 PM   #14717
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Hi, just a question, can Kimborough 48 spurs be used in the TC?
I have a kimbrough 64pitch spur gear on my car now. Unless they changed the mounting holes, it should fit fine. I'm not sure what sizes you'll use though. Just make sure to tighten the screws down evenly because instead of 4 screws, there will only be 2 screws.

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Old 12-12-2008, 10:29 PM   #14718
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Im just wondering how people go about building there shocks. How much rebound? do you run rebound foam?
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Old 12-13-2008, 05:23 AM   #14719
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Hi guys, I got a problem with my cyclone TC, I notice now that the front inside wheel wiggles a lot on cornering. Is there any cure for this? Will it happen that the rear tires rotates more than the front tires? Thanks.
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Old 12-13-2008, 06:31 AM   #14720
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Im just wondering how people go about building there shocks. How much rebound? do you run rebound foam?
I tend not to use any foam in the shock, it can give too much rebound.

For carpet with rubber tyres, I set rebound somewhere between 25%-50%, which loses some responsiveness and makes the car easier to drive.

On tarmac I usually run 75%-100% rebound, mainly depending on how bumpy the track is.
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Old 12-13-2008, 08:21 PM   #14721
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I have a Cyclone S and I need help gearing it to race VTA. My hobby shop experts gave me a 78T Spur and 45T pinion to hit the 4.1-4.3 ratio in the rules for the 21.5/Lipo combo..Trouble is I can't get the 2 gears to even touch...Anyone know a better combo to achieve this in this car?
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Old 12-14-2008, 02:30 AM   #14722
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Thanks for the replys guys, peetiewonder and Korey Harbke help me very much.

Greetings, Luis C.
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Old 12-14-2008, 01:11 PM   #14723
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just wondering if anybody uses the front alloy knuckles and if there is any adverse effects like breaking other parts first when switching to these
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Old 12-14-2008, 04:35 PM   #14724
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I have been using HPI pro 4 alloy knuckles for 3 years, I find the C-carriers last longer. I think the alloy knuckles brace the C-carriers and help make them stronger.
The alloy C-carriers will bend, it's hard for me to tell if one is bent or not so I don't use them.
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Old 12-14-2008, 07:48 PM   #14725
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I have a Cyclone S and I need help gearing it to race VTA. My hobby shop experts gave me a 78T Spur and 45T pinion to hit the 4.1-4.3 ratio in the rules for the 21.5/Lipo combo..Trouble is I can't get the 2 gears to even touch...Anyone know a better combo to achieve this in this car?
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you should have asked me, i was at the track saturday.. you can try 92 spur with a 53 pinion, if running the 16 tooth layshaft pulley 92/53 x 2.44=4.23 FDR.. dont forget you CANNOT run under a 4.20 FDR with lipo and 21.5 brushless combo..


unless you upgrade the 2 center layshaft pulleys to 18 tooth which she carries in stock, then the FDR is 2.16, i use the 18 tooth, and so i dont have to run that smaller spur gear.. running a 100 tooth now.
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Old 12-14-2008, 08:05 PM   #14726
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I have been using HPI pro 4 alloy knuckles for 3 years, I find the C-carriers last longer. I think the alloy knuckles brace the C-carriers and help make them stronger.
The alloy C-carriers will bend, it's hard for me to tell if one is bent or not so I don't use them.
its easy to tell, you just look at it, or if your blind you can see which upper turnbuckle is bent further back than the other. It is a sure fire way to tell if its bent if the turnbuckle is further to the back of the car than the other turnbuckle.
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you should have asked me, i was at the track saturday.. you can try 92 spur with a 53 pinion, if running the 16 tooth layshaft pulley 92/53 x 2.44=4.23 FDR.. dont forget you CANNOT run under a 4.20 FDR with lipo and 21.5 brushless combo..


unless you upgrade the 2 center layshaft pulleys to 18 tooth which she carries in stock, then the FDR is 2.16, i use the 18 tooth, and so i dont have to run that smaller spur gear.. running a 100 tooth now.
I was there friday. Thanks for the help.
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Old 12-14-2008, 11:35 PM   #14728
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finally put my battery strap in and wanted to post a pic. this is an x-ray strap, that has been fitted on a cyclone. Enjoi.

also a couple of notes about my chassis, i have the center deck cut to increase chassis flex (design from James from XRC), stainless steel screw kit, came with the car, and they are just prettier, and motor/esc setup is Speed Passion GT 1.1 and MurfDogg 7.5
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Old 12-15-2008, 05:14 AM   #14729
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Hy!!!

i recently buy a cyclone TC, but i use in a track without any grip.. what i have to do to race with my cyclone.

i do the setup box. and i run with LRP 4.0 and my rear do a S every time when i push the accel.
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Old 12-15-2008, 06:43 AM   #14730
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On low traction tracks i have found pushing the rear arms forward generates a lot more on power grip. You will loose some on power steering.

Reducing the punch on the ESC and/or puting a milder motor might be a good ideia. 4.0 and lipo is not easy if you dont have traction.

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