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Old 05-15-2013, 12:09 AM   #1066
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Just fitted the Hiro Seiko TCXX Titanium screw set and I can confirm it shaves 20g off the overall weight.

I'm now down to a respectable 1353g with a full size lipo.

I avoided the half aluminium kit as I wasn't sure about fitting aluminium screws as I could see a high potential of stripped and rounded off hexes resulting in screws stuck.

Has anyone had any experiences with aluminium screws as that can save another 7g?
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Old 05-15-2013, 01:44 AM   #1067
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Just fitted the Hiro Seiko TCXX Titanium screw set and I can confirm it shaves 20g off the overall weight.

I'm now down to a respectable 1353g with a full size lipo.

I avoided the half aluminium kit as I wasn't sure about fitting aluminium screws as I could see a high potential of stripped and rounded off hexes resulting in screws stuck.

Has anyone had any experiences with aluminium screws as that can save another 7g?
If you're likely not to hit anything during your runs. Ive used aluminum for the upper bulkheads/ shock tower mounting/ sway barholders/ and upper deck. Just need to be carefully when screwing un-screwing them.
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Old 05-15-2013, 03:18 AM   #1068
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Just fitted the Hiro Seiko TCXX Titanium screw set and I can confirm it shaves 20g off the overall weight.

I'm now down to a respectable 1353g with a full size lipo.

I avoided the half aluminium kit as I wasn't sure about fitting aluminium screws as I could see a high potential of stripped and rounded off hexes resulting in screws stuck.

Has anyone had any experiences with aluminium screws as that can save another 7g?
Why would you put aluminium screws in your bottom plate, that's the lowest the weight can get. I have Titanium screws in my bottom plate, aluminium in everything else, except the topdeck. I like to detweak (or check the tweak) quite often and choose titanium screws in the topdeck.

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Old 05-15-2013, 03:34 AM   #1069
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Why would you put aluminium screws in your bottom plate, that's the lowest the weight can get. I have Titanium screws in my bottom plate, aluminium in everything else, except the topdeck. I like to detweak (or check the tweak) quite often and choose titanium screws in the topdeck.

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The half and half sets only have aluminium screws for the top deck and top half of the bulk heads, possibly the servo too. Basically in low stress places. Certainly not the bottom deck.
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:34 AM   #1070
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Boy, the parts are just streaming into the hobby stores

Arms won't be available at Tower until late July. I know I've complained about this before, but this distributor change was not handled very well.

Because of this, I'm seriously thinking of switching to another chassis come fall when we start racing again. I've been a loyal HB TC owner since I started racing about 5 years ago, but I don't want to be in the situation I was at the end of our on-road season where I had *no* spare arms.

Sorry for whining, but I'm bit tired of the perpetual shortage of parts for HB TC's.
I agree on this.. I can't run if I don't have spares because the eventual will eventually happen. I can't say that im that great of a driver so I know better then to head to the track with my hopes up only to be knocked out of the races because of a broken arm I can't replace. I put my car up in the FS thread last night before I even got to run it and its a shame really because the quality is really all there.

IDK who dropped the ball here with the parts department but it needs to get fixed soon before people decide to go elsewhere. Waiting until July 27th for parts to be available is really not acceptable..
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Old 05-15-2013, 07:09 PM   #1071
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IDK who dropped the ball here with the parts department but it needs to get fixed soon before people decide to go elsewhere. Waiting until July 27th for parts to be available is really not acceptable..
Whoever dropped the ball has been doing so for years now. Poor parts support for the HB TC's isn't anything new. Many have already jump ship to platforms that offer much better support for its distributors, shops and racers.

It's a shame because the car is great. It's just nobody wants to run something they can't even get basic parts for on a regular basis. Waiting months upon months for spares is a joke.
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Old 05-15-2013, 07:41 PM   #1072
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TCXX with spares...including arms $400 shipped. PM for details. I will not split the arms or spares.
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:50 PM   #1073
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Waiting months upon months for spares is a joke.
it has gotten worse for sure. I have a backorder for arms and chubs beginning of the new year and amain states they will get them in july

7 months for my backorder is ridiculous for just arms and chubs
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Old 05-17-2013, 04:46 PM   #1074
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Anyone have a set of the 6 hole 1.1 pistons?? Willing to pay good money for..would like for reedy
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Old 05-20-2013, 10:40 AM   #1075
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anyone tried the arrowmax lowered shock towers and pair it with xray low profile shocks or CSO low profile shocks?
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Old 05-20-2013, 11:37 AM   #1076
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Whats the point in paying hara and andy to run the tc and not be able to get parts, just seems pointless to me for hb to even have a tc if their not going to support it. I even looked online overseas and its the same no parts. Seems like they are not keeping up with supply n demand. I would really like to get this car but theres no way with parts support this bad. Feel sorry for they guys who have tcxx paper weights
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is anyone going to the Reedy this weekend?
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be there wed around 7pm
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