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Old 12-15-2008, 07:41 PM   #14731
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Just a quick question guy's

HB Cyclone Tc P/n HB67700 chassis kit .

How do you guy's rate this car ? ( Must buy / good kit )
( Don't buy / crap kit )

Also what is the most common broken part on this kit ? & how reliable is the kit in general ?

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Old 12-15-2008, 07:57 PM   #14732
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so yesterday i had a big race. OC Circuit 10th annyal toys 4 tots race and the starting round for the 6 race series for the Speedtech RCGT Showdown at the same event. My car was dialed in sportsman running "SpeedRex" 32 premounts...


but when i threw on my rcgt stuff (which on a different car always handled well) the car didnt handle and pushed on every turn. This time in RCGT though, it was different. I used 6mm offset wheels all around a 200mm body fir the first time (my brother had been using a 200mm body with 0 offset wheels for a while with good success). I swapped back to my 190 body (lambo Gallardo. The 200mm was an M3 GT) and my 0 offset wheels and the car was working well again.


What is it about offset wheels (and/or that body) tha was causing my car to handle differently?
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Old 12-15-2008, 09:13 PM   #14733
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What is it about offset wheels (and/or that body) tha was causing my car to handle differently?
When you have 3mm/6mm/9mm off-set wheels on your car, the overall width (from the center to the center of tires) will be wider. Basically the car should be stable with the wider width while the narrow width wants to make more roll. Therefore the narrower(less off-set) generates more traction and the wider(more off-set) makes the car stable.

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Old 12-16-2008, 06:10 AM   #14734
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Has anyone tried the 3 racing or Jet alu bulkheads. they are halp the price of the HB ones
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Has anyone tried the 3 racing or Jet alu bulkheads. they are halp the price of the HB ones
Upper or lower? I have the 3racing upper bulk head on the front of my cyclone after I broke the original one. The upper is braced like the new tc style bulkheads are. I know 3racing had a problem with the lower bulkheads where you had to shim them to get the diff bearing holders to fit right
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Old 12-16-2008, 08:43 AM   #14736
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Upper or lower? I have the 3racing upper bulk head on the front of my cyclone after I broke the original one. The upper is braced like the new tc style bulkheads are. I know 3racing had a problem with the lower bulkheads where you had to shim them to get the diff bearing holders to fit right


Just the upper ones. If these are working then sweet, how about the alu diff do they fit the pro diff?
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Old 12-16-2008, 08:49 AM   #14737
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Just the upper ones. If these are working then sweet, how about the alu diff do they fit the pro diff?
these do...http://www.hotbodiesonline.com/piw.p...=67724&lang=en
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hey guys
I was just wondering what parts are needed to make the car more suitable for foam tire racing

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Old 12-16-2008, 10:52 AM   #14739
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This is what Andy was running in vegas for foam on the TC:

Chassis- http://www.hotbodiesonline.com/piw.p...=61285&lang=en
Top Deck- http://www.hotbodiesonline.com/piw.p...=61286&lang=en
Rear Deck- http://www.hotbodiesonline.com/piw.p...=61289&lang=en
Chassis Posts- http://www.hotbodiesonline.com/piw.p...=61283&lang=en
Wheel hexs- http://www.hotbodiesonline.com/piw.p...=72036&lang=en

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hey guys
I was just wondering what parts are needed to make the car more suitable for foam tire racing

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Old 12-16-2008, 01:35 PM   #14740
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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
Ah drift. I work with James and know what he was trying to do. For one, using that rear aluminum stiffens up the back and takes away some traction. By cutting the front, you will gain some flex and add a lot of twist to the front of the car. Since you run hard tires, you will never get the torsion on the chassis that you would from having traction so things like these mods would not only be counterproductive to a rubber race car, but would actually tune you in the wrong direction. For drifting it makes sense, but you have to remember the application, they don't translate very well to racing rubber touring cars.
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Just the upper ones. If these are working then sweet, how about the alu diff do they fit the pro diff?
I am pretty sure all the aluminum aftermarket diffs are for the old style. I would stick with the pom outdrives since they are pretty strong
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Has anyone tried the 3 racing or Jet alu bulkheads. they are halp the price of the HB ones
Don't use 3 racing lower bulkhead ,
because not fit !
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Old 12-16-2008, 03:32 PM   #14743
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I am pretty sure all the aluminum aftermarket diffs are for the old style. I would stick with the pom outdrives since they are pretty strong
HB offers an alum out drive for the new style diff.
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Old 12-16-2008, 04:24 PM   #14744
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The aluminum outdrives work fine but put more wear and tear on the diff and you will have to rebuild a little more often. The plastic ones work great and some pros have said they generate a little more traction (I'm yet to be convinced of this), but they are a little more fragile since they are plastic. Its a trade off you'll have to make.
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Old 12-16-2008, 04:48 PM   #14745
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I'm getting ready to set a cyclone s up for GT class using a tamiya silver can spec motor. Any suggestions on gearing? Track will me tight with short straights, rubber tires, and I will most likely be using some ib4200's, 6 cell. Oh yeah this is my 1st TC so i'm totally clueless. Thanks
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