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Old 07-23-2007, 12:03 PM   #4576
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also, what are people doing to the outside rear hinge pins to keep them from bending.
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Old 07-23-2007, 12:15 PM   #4577
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also, what are people doing to the outside rear hinge pins to keep them from bending.
Lunsford has some nice strong ones that havent bent in almost 2 gallons.
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Old 07-23-2007, 12:42 PM   #4578
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also, what are people doing to the outside rear hinge pins to keep them from bending.
Due to this part being on back-order everywhere, I built my own using stainless steal rod stock & du-bro collars. They have a gallon on them so far with no issue yet. Many guys are using drill blanks but I had the stainless on-hand so thought I would try it first.
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Old 07-23-2007, 01:56 PM   #4579
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I did the drill blank trick for my outer hingepins. I chucked them into my dremel and polished them with a metal polishing compound before installing them and the arms move very smooth.
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Where do you get drill blanks? I have the Lunsford ones on order only because the stock ones are backordered everywhere.
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WAAAAAYYYY over priced. Get the King Headz. Better design, no plastic on it, and half the price.
I was looking at the Fioroni first, the little plastic inserts in them are $26. How can they justify that?

hmm, my Fioroni has no plastic bits... One race day, so far, so good.
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Old 07-23-2007, 02:31 PM   #4582
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I purchased my drill blanks at my local machine shop but I believe that you might be able to get them at Sears.
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Front springs 2.3"
RED 4.1
SILVER 4.4
GREEN 4.7
BLACK 5.0
WHITE 5.3
GREY 6.0


rear springs 3.1"
RED 2.5
SILVER 2.8
GREEN 3.1
BLACK 3.4
WHITE 3.7
GREY 4.0
PURPLE 4.3
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hmm, my Fioroni has no plastic bits... One race day, so far, so good.
front inner. those little plastic inserts are $26.00.

verses the KHZ version.........

on the stock losi, the plastic cover was the only thing that ever broke on the car. why would fioroni make it out of plastic?
the fioroni piece is $53.99 vs $22.99 for the KHZ.
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front inner. those little plastic inserts are $26.00.

verses the KHZ version.........

on the stock losi, the plastic cover was the only thing that ever broke on the car. why would fioroni make it out of plastic?
the fioroni piece is $53.99 vs $22.99 for the KHZ.
Just a heads up but I've seen that Fioroni part in person & those parts are not plastic. They are machined aluminium with a some kind of black coating not white plastic like the ones in your photo. I think that pic is a proto-type or something.
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So, does the coated alum. pieces rotate in the hinge pin holder? Or are they locked in place with a set screw like the KH version? My KH arrived today. So I will c how that goes.
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I have the rear eccentrics, and the inserts are aluminum.

Can't speak for the fronts, don't have 'em.

Regarding the cost, they are about the same as getting one of each setting of the Losi parts.

the aluminum rotates, and is held by the button head screw.

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the front inserts are plastic, i had them in my hand and thats why i didnt buy them. the rears are aluminum.
thats why i went with KHZ.
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That seems odd, but OK. I would think they would do the front and rear the same.

good to know, thanks.
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There was a guy pitting behind me at Revelation Saturday with an 8ight. It looked like he had every Fioroni aftermarket part on that thing. Especially the black shock towers with the silver edging. Not sure they're all really needed, but it looked damn good.
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