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Old 01-07-2014, 08:42 AM   #1471
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Hi Nipple,

6deg caster blocks are pretty much our default setup on asphalt unless the layout is super technical or small/tight. They work great!! However, keep it in your mind that more caster degree causes more chance of traction rolling when the grip is high.
Yes Please post a 6 Deg set up if you have one!
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Old 01-07-2014, 12:10 PM   #1472
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care to PM me an asphalt setup with 6 deg caster. I like try!
I will post a setup sheet here later today.
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Old 01-07-2014, 12:16 PM   #1473
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I find it has more initial, but I read it gives more mid and exit too.
Maybe it simply gives more steering?
If the arm sweep gave you more initial, you might have the front shock springs too stiff. I rwould recommend you to try one softer spring and test again.
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Old 01-07-2014, 12:44 PM   #1474
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Here is a setup sheet with 6 degree blocks.

I would assume it needs finer adjustments to suit to your track condition such as the rear shock mounting position on tower, shock springs, etc.

Please let me know if you have any questions.
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Old 01-07-2014, 08:56 PM   #1475
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Here is a setup sheet with 6 degree blocks.

I would assume it needs finer adjustments to suit to your track condition such as the rear shock mounting position on tower, shock springs, etc.

Please let me know if you have any questions.
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Hiro,

interesting setup. How would you describe the car driving it and how big is the track you are running on?

so I assume this setup still has 3deg rear toe, but the total width in the rear as narrower?
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Old 01-08-2014, 11:01 AM   #1476
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Hiro,

interesting setup. How would you describe the car driving it and how big is the track you are running on?

so I assume this setup still has 3deg rear toe, but the total width in the rear as narrower?
We have used this or similar setups at variety of track conditions/sizes. With the narrower rear setup, we find it provides both greater overall traction and nimble weight transfer side to side together.

We usually stand up the shocks when the car need some more suspension regitity in the rear, or just simply go back to original rear suspension width.

When you try this, please don't forget that you need to re-set the camber, sway bar rods (re-adjust the position and height) as the whole rear end will move toward inner.

Hope it helps some
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Old 01-10-2014, 09:09 AM   #1477
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i called hpi/hotbodies last week told them about my defected steering rack part #68735 see it on previous post the guy said he will send me one and let me know by email. well after few days never got a email i called to ask them about my part i wanted to race this weekend well he told me that part been discontinue
i have to look up see who has one well he had me on hold for 30 min or so saying he cant find one so i ask him why this part is discontinued from the tcxx and this is your latest car you should have that part in stock by then i was so mad and hung up the phone my point is why you have a current car out and you cant get part for i hate to say this may be my last hotbodies car no major upgrades on the tcxx everyone else doing there thing but not hotbodies
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i called hpi/hotbodies last week told them about my defected steering rack part #68735 see it on previous post the guy said he will send me one and let me know by email. well after few days never got a email i called to ask them about my part i wanted to race this weekend well he told me that part been discontinue
i have to look up see who has one well he had me on hold for 30 min or so saying he cant find one so i ask him why this part is discontinued from the tcxx and this is your latest car you should have that part in stock by then i was so mad and hung up the phone my point is why you have a current car out and you cant get part for i hate to say this may be my last hotbodies car no major upgrades on the tcxx everyone else doing there thing but not hotbodies
Disappointing that HPI didn't take care of your problem. Not a good sign when your current platform has discontinued parts and you're not offering any alternatives for your customers.

Maybe someone knows of an alternate steering rack? TRF418, BD7, ARC?
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i called hpi/hotbodies last week told them about my defected steering rack part #68735 see it on previous post the guy said he will send me one and let me know by email. well after few days never got a email i called to ask them about my part i wanted to race this weekend well he told me that part been discontinue
i have to look up see who has one well he had me on hold for 30 min or so saying he cant find one so i ask him why this part is discontinued from the tcxx and this is your latest car you should have that part in stock by then i was so mad and hung up the phone my point is why you have a current car out and you cant get part for i hate to say this may be my last hotbodies car no major upgrades on the tcxx everyone else doing there thing but not hotbodies
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Could you tell me which HPI location ou contacted to? Do you need the TCXX steering crank? I'm willing to help you. Please contact to me.

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[QUOTE=Hi-LowBlow;12901766]Hi

Could you tell me which HPI location ou contacted to? Do you need the TCXX steering crank? I'm willing to help you. Please contact to me.

Thank you.

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Could you tell me which HPI location ou contacted to? Do you need the TCXX steering crank? I'm willing to help you. Please contact to me.

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Anyone tried the TCXX DCJ?
The shaft looks pretty thin as compared to the older version.
I am worried it will be bent easily when used with a spool...
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I have a set, but will not buy more when they wear out. I prefer ones that are rebuildable as I mentioned a page back or so.
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I have a set, but will not buy more when they wear out. I prefer ones that are rebuildable as I mentioned a page back or so.
I need to grind the spindles (version 2) and/or C hubs in order to use the tamiya DCJs correct?

Sorry, one more question, what is the diameter of the tamiya DCJ pin?
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I wouldn't call it grinding, you're just taking the square edge off so the barrel of the dcj doesn't rub it when it flexes.

The pin is 2mm
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