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Old 09-16-2015, 09:15 AM   #601
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Old 09-16-2015, 03:04 PM   #602
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Not sure how everyone drives, but I'm not seeing the breakage others are seeing. At Nats, a few of us running the car (not team guys) had no issues. I even had a few spills and an encounter with the kink at Tamiya into the boards hard. I broke nothing and neither did the others I knew running it. Are the breakages happening on carpet with unforgiving wood boards?

So far I'm very pleased with the car and the durability. Just took me some time to find a setup that fit my driving style but once I did car felt easy to drive, fast and on pace with top 5 guys in 17.5.
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Not sure how everyone drives, but I'm not seeing the breakage others are seeing. At Nats, a few of us running the car (not team guys) had no issues. I even had a few spills and an encounter with the kink at Tamiya into the boards hard. I broke nothing and neither did the others I knew running it. Are the breakages happening on carpet with unforgiving wood boards?

So far I'm very pleased with the car and the durability. Just took me some time to find a setup that fit my driving style but once I did car felt easy to drive, fast and on pace with top 5 guys in 17.5.
all the HB/HPI cars have always been called fragile - but, like you, I've hardly broke anything on any of mine over the years.. and that includes hard crashes and full-throttle side impacts

guess it boils down to driving, track board material, and bad luck
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Old 09-17-2015, 04:05 AM   #604
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all the HB/HPI cars have always been called fragile - but, like you, I've hardly broke anything on any of mine over the years.. and that includes hard crashes and full-throttle side impacts

guess it boils down to driving, track board material, and bad luck
Except the Pro 4 that was a tank
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Old 09-17-2015, 08:17 AM   #605
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Except the Pro 4 that was a tank
true but after the pro4, they went more 'pro/top-end race' quality.. so the materials changed - which means lighter and weaker in almost all cases
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been out of the hobby for about a year now due to health issues, but back now and just picked up a brand new pro 5, always been Tamiya or xray, so really hope this car is just as good, I loved my pro 2, and the 5 looks more promising then the others only time will tell
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where I run its all xray or Tamiya so no support for this car, I have it for sale its brand new opened the box, but everything inside still sealed and not opened, car will also come with the carbon front bumper support hb#114462 new and battery stop hb#114463 selling for $399 usd shipped to Canada or USA
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I have been running the Pro 5 since March and besides the kit C hubs which all broke easily, I've only broken 1 replacement.

There is also a new C hub out now which I assume is a slightly softer (less brittle) material.

I run indoor on 2x4 boards with the kit bumper
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where I run its all xray or Tamiya so no support for this car, I have it for sale its brand new opened the box, but everything inside still sealed and not opened, car will also come with the carbon front bumper support hb#114462 new and battery stop hb#114463 selling for $399 usd shipped to Canada or USA

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I have been running the Pro 5 since March and besides the kit C hubs which all broke easily, I've only broken 1 replacement.

There is also a new C hub out now which I assume is a slightly softer (less brittle) material.

I run indoor on 2x4 boards with the kit bumper
Chris is there a part number for the new replacement C hubs?

Also does anyone know the pound rating of the green kit springs or how they compare to other HPI springs (e.g., silver)?

PS I saw my first PRO 5 running this weekend in Austin TX - it was AWESOME!!!! Congratulations to Ron Atomic for the 17.5 win.
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Chris is there a part number for the new replacement C hubs?

Also does anyone know the pound rating of the green kit springs or how they compare to other HPI springs (e.g., silver)?

PS I saw my first PRO 5 running this weekend in Austin TX - it was AWESOME!!!! Congratulations to Ron Atomic for the 17.5 win.
new C-Hub part number is 114679

the HPI green springs are between HPI silver and HPI blue. don't recall the exact numbers right now.
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new C-Hub part number is 114679

the HPI green springs are between HPI silver and HPI blue. don't recall the exact numbers right now.
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