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Old 03-11-2014, 06:59 PM   #631
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Strange tap. Can't see how that would cut threads.
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Old 03-11-2014, 08:08 PM   #632
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Does it well, designed for the job!

Plastic - even the carbon reinforced stuff - doesn't offer much resistance.

It look pretty much as per most other bottoming taps I've used in the past.
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Old 03-12-2014, 12:22 AM   #633
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I use grub screws dipped in ball diff grease to tap stubborn plastic.
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Old 03-12-2014, 03:43 PM   #634
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I really dont see how people are breaking so much on these cars, I have the soft option plastics on the front and the originals on the rear. I have done plenty of crashing and hardly break anything. My v2 driveshafts are 40+ races old now and still fine.
Some of my crashing. Im 10th on the grid, orange car with green bonnet and roof

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Old 03-12-2014, 04:15 PM   #635
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I've had v2 c-hubs, steering arms and rear up-rights break in very light crashes. The only complaint I have with this car are the front end plastics, they just aren't durable enough. I'll be ordering more steering arms tonight, hopefully I'll get the v3.
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Old 03-12-2014, 05:19 PM   #636
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I use grub screws dipped in ball diff grease to tap stubborn plastic.
Great tip. They are usually a little harder than you average screw and you can use more force as the hex is deeper.

Can you get left hand threaded grubs??
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Old 03-13-2014, 05:47 AM   #637
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I have been running an H4 now for 4 weeks (17.5 Blinky on carpet). I race twice a week and have done 2 National club championship rounds with it too. That equates to 34 x 5 minutes races.

So far all hubs and driveshafts are original and nothing has broken and they are all V1 parts.

For those of you that are having durability issues fit rear steel shafts in the front (you will need to fit the rear outer bearing too as the rears don't use the should fitted to the front DCJ's). And also fit the current plastics.

The kit shock bladders didn't seal properly so i replaced those with bladders from the Xray T4 308082 and the foams 53577 from Tamiya. This mod totally transformed the shox and are now as smooth as TRF's.

Really liking the the front hub arrangement and the rear uj pin running inside the inner wheel bearing. Seems Hobao really put some thought into this car.

Recent cars include Associated TC6.1, Serpent S411 ERYX and a Schumacher Mi5. The H4 is by far the best of the bunch. My only regret is i didn't buy the H4 sooner.
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Old 03-13-2014, 05:50 PM   #638
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I don't know, I drive a kyosho ultima SC and many people call it weak, broke only 1 arm and 2 front hubs, the arm was busted by a 4x4 SC clobbering me at full speed and the 2 hubs broke from me looking for the best line, which I found the same tube at full speed twice, also ran a "weak" associated B4 and never broke a part other than the crap ball ends. And yes, I drive fast, iv'e tq'd and finished on the podium plenty of times.

This cars weakness might show on specific tracks in specific crashes, maybe its also a temperature thing too, this will be a summer only car so hopefully I can keep it in one piece.
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Old 03-15-2014, 07:18 AM   #639
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Vanderway, Lou driving H4

Race 9 Touring Car Super Stock
5 Minute Race
Car# Driver Name Freq Alternates
Qualifying
PCar# Sponsor Pos Laps/Time Transponder
1 Hebert, Keven 48 2.4ghz 1 30/5:07.773 4490897
2 Haynes, Mike 131 2.4ghz 2 29/5:06.463 4497210
3 Vanderway, Lou 9 2.4ghz 3 29/5:08.302 2136546
4 Gelinas, Philippe 24 2.4ghz 4 28/5:01.475 2331281
5 Crisp, Martin 104 2.4ghz 5 28/5:04.014 9458394
6 Mills, Daniel 96 2.4ghz 6 28/5:04.218 6236250
7 Hutchison, Adam 46 2.4ghz 7 28/5:06.591 6740905
8 Nelson, Sam 105 2.4ghz 8 28/5:06.735 4388234
9 Gutuescu, Mihai 73 2.4ghz 9 28/5:07.327 8259782

Race 32 Touring Car Stock
5 Minute Race
Car# Driver Name Freq Alternates
Qualifying
PCar# Sponsor Pos Laps/Time Transponder
1 Say, Rob 90 2.4ghz 1 29/5:08.168 3319930
2 Mills, Daniel 96 2.4ghz 2 29/5:08.487 6236250
3 Tam, Gordie 71 2.4ghz 3 28/5:00.764 9860362
4 Frechette, Mark 12 2.4ghz 4 28/5:00.944 9591323
5 Wynn, Brian 47 2.4ghz 5 28/5:02.146 5391924
6 Vanderway, Lou 9 2.4ghz 6 28/5:03.180 2136546
7 Nelson, Sam 105 2.4ghz 7 28/5:04.120 4388234
8 Fournier, Alex 26 2.4ghz 8 28/5:07.384 7382961
9 Lee, Francis 38 2.4ghz 9 28/5:08.492 5696510
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Old 03-17-2014, 08:07 PM   #640
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Can't wait to drive this thing! Finally got the radio gear to run it, Rev-tech 17.5, Speed Passion reventon 1.1 EX esc, Hitec hs-985mg servo. c'mon warm weather!

Going to run it 17.5 as I'm new to TC, I have my Mod pan car for high speed racing.
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Looks like a great venue with a lot of public exposure and 300+ entries.

Lou driving his H4 was top 10 in all 3 sedan A Main finals. It would be nice to see him on this forum for verification and tips.

Overview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9ryNOcS724
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Old 03-18-2014, 10:22 AM   #642
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Lou is one of the few racers in my area who I actually trust to give real word racing advice. Lots of great racers in my area but Lou is one of the few that really knows what happens when you turn that wrench a 1/4 turn. I have seen him on this thread.
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In case anyone wants to see it, here's the 13.5 TC A-main. Lou's Hobao is the solid orange car that starts 8th, but is in 5th place after the first corner. I just focused on Keven's car in first, but you can still see a fair bit of the other cars.
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ERROR: If you can see this, then YouTube is down or you don't have Flash installed.
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Old 03-21-2014, 06:08 PM   #644
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looks like lou took Mod and placed 3rd in 17.5!
Oops, wrong race, still did awesome.

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All A Main finishes. Lou Vanderway

TC Stock 17.5--------> 8th, 8 mains

TC Super Stock 13.5--> 5th, 5 mains

TC Open--------------> 9th, 3 mains
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