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Old 12-28-2015, 04:05 PM   #676
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Good to know the new hubs are a step in the correct direction. The kit hubs put rigidity before durability. They seem to be made with too much carbon. No flex at all. They would just crack or break.

As soon as I receive my s-type hubs I will be beginning my season on the new CRC FT2 carpet. Floaty high-bite here I come!!!
Yes seems to be working pretty well, but then again something needs to be sacrificed and needs to break, so this time 2 steering blocks bids farewell haha.. Damn the track where we go racing is notorious, if you arent careful enough its hard.. Now im waiting for the alu chassis to arrive..
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Old 01-01-2016, 10:23 AM   #677
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With the new hubs on eternal backorder I am seriously considering Yokomo hubs. Question I have is will the HB steering blocks work with the Yokomo hubs? I know the Yokomo hubs need to be sized to 2.5mm to accommodate the HB pin. I'd like to be able to just swap hubs and not the entire front end assembly.

I'd prefer using HB hubs but right now the Yokomo hubs have a HUGE advantage being they are cheaper, not brittle and most importantly AVAILABLE! lol

Any other known solutions, I'm all ears.
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Old 01-01-2016, 03:01 PM   #678
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With the new hubs on eternal backorder I am seriously considering Yokomo hubs. Question I have is will the HB steering blocks work with the Yokomo hubs? I know the Yokomo hubs need to be sized to 2.5mm to accommodate the HB pin. I'd like to be able to just swap hubs and not the entire front end assembly.

I'd prefer using HB hubs but right now the Yokomo hubs have a HUGE advantage being they are cheaper, not brittle and most importantly AVAILABLE! lol

Any other known solutions, I'm all ears.
What i did before is, put the c hub of the xray's t4, had the hole of the pro 5 arm sized to 3mm and put the pin of xray.. And it worked very well, after that then change the hex to 5mm.. Also use the adapter of the t4 in reverse to accommodate the steering block of the pro5..The hole of the c hub where you put the steering block is noticeably short so changing the hex to 5mm will most likely bring the car to its original width..

Same story when you use the c hub of the yokomo..

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Old 01-02-2016, 12:08 AM   #679
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With the new hubs on eternal backorder I am seriously considering Yokomo hubs. Question I have is will the HB steering blocks work with the Yokomo hubs? I know the Yokomo hubs need to be sized to 2.5mm to accommodate the HB pin. I'd like to be able to just swap hubs and not the entire front end assembly.

I'd prefer using HB hubs but right now the Yokomo hubs have a HUGE advantage being they are cheaper, not brittle and most importantly AVAILABLE! lol

Any other known solutions, I'm all ears.
What's wrong with going the TCXX hub route? I'm running these with the 5mm hex by choice at the moment
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Old 01-02-2016, 03:25 PM   #680
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What's wrong with going the TCXX hub route? I'm running these with the 5mm hex by choice at the moment
May end up going that route if the S Type hubs don't arrive soon.

I still have some 6 degree c-hubs from the old foam Cyclone days!
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Hi ever1. There is a member in our club who recently got one of these cars. He keeps breaking the right steering knuckle even from the smallest of bumps off the boards. He went through 3 knuckles tonight alone. Any optional solutions for a stronger knuckle replacement? Its the only thing he has broken on the car.
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hi guys,

i notice that Andy Moore car on his shock tower and bulkhead, he only install the Countersunk screw and replace the button head with set screws.

Anyone tried? any effects?
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Do I need a different axle to use the 3 hole steering knuckles. Was going to run them today but the axle wouldn't stick out enough. I'm confused. Please help.
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Do I need a different axle to use the 3 hole steering knuckles. Was going to run them today but the axle wouldn't stick out enough. I'm confused. Please help.
Yes. You'll need axel item 111193. You can use the rest of the DCJ parts with these new axel. Works for us really well.
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Yes. You'll need axel item 111193. You can use the rest of the DCJ parts with these new axel. Works for us really well.
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3 hole steering knuckles??
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hi guys,

i notice that Andy Moore car on his shock tower and bulkhead, he only install the Countersunk screw and replace the button head with set screws.

Anyone tried? any effects?
He might be looking for a bit more flex... I used to do something similar on the Xray. The only downside is that the car can tweak a bit more easily but then Andy probably crashes less than me LOL.
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Just wanted to point out to CraigM that the front spindle (#68796) does come with the kit.
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For anyone that went to the 3 hole steering knuckle 68796, did anyone notice the steering linkage geometry change at all? (higher/lower than stock carbon fiber or any other issues) Might be switching over since broke my first part after 3 months of running and it was the steering hub where the carbon link attaches. Of course never got spares in the past (dooh) and looks like it back ordered until late January.
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