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Old 03-13-2010, 04:16 AM   #1
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My brother and i purchased Hot Bodies D8 kits from Tower Hobbies. Both kits came missing steering bearings HBC 8088. Two kits missing same part, what are the odds on that. HB customer service seemed to know what parts where missing. It gets better. Replacement bearings from HB are on BACK ORDER. They have NO idea will they will get some.
Has anyone else purchased HB D8 kits without HBC 8088 bearings?
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Old 03-13-2010, 06:05 AM   #2
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Yep,
Happened to me.
Fortunately, I bought the D8T at the same time and took the bearings out of that kit and used it to build my buggy. Then when the replacement bearings came, I was able to finish the truggy. I also had an issue with one of the internal diff shafts. It was so rough the gear would not rotate on it at all.

To HB's credit, they did send me the parts immediately.
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Old 03-13-2010, 06:23 AM   #3
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look at the size in the manual, go to your lhs and buy some.
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The ones from a losi 2.0 will work.
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Old 03-13-2010, 07:27 AM   #5
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I too had missing and broke parts in my kit that I got from tower hobbies but I must say hot bodies took care of everthing that was wrong (broke or missing) finally got bad enough they just sent me a brand new kit overnight to the rc pro finals in TX +1 for hot bodies they made everything right for me hope they do the same for you guys as well
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My buggy kit was missing the same bearings, but for $270 I guess you can't complain. I just went to the LHS and purchased them.
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buggy kit was missing screws for diff

and my truggy kit came wih a buggy tank. but turned out to be a good thing as my tank in my buggy was shot lol free parts
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Old 03-13-2010, 08:24 AM   #8
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HB is realy good at replacing parts and providing ones that are missing. In mean time, get some from local hobby shop or order some from Avid RC, he ships out fast.

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HB is realy good at replacing parts and providing ones that are missing. In mean time, get some from local hobby shop or order some from Avid RC, he ships out fast.

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been hearing alot of very good things about avid breaking when mine go out I think I will look into getting some for my d8
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you need 4 6x10mm bearings. probably run you about 5 or 6 bucks from the LHS
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yep contact hotbodies. they have great coustomer service. They sent me all for of them for free.
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already purchased bearings, the point is, HB sent kits out KNOWING bearings where missing. They need to advertise that "parts may be missing." But hey, if u won't a complete kit buy Losi, Xray, Ofna, etc..
No way would i send product to public knowing parts are missing. I am sure they assumed buyer will go to local hobby shop and buy a set. By the way, cost are $14.00 at Dads hobby shop.
Curious to what will be missing in new buggy coming out this year.
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already purchased bearings, the point is, HB sent kits out KNOWING bearings where missing. They need to advertise that "parts may be missing." But hey, if u won't a complete kit buy Losi, Xray, Ofna, etc..
No way would i send product to public knowing parts are missing. I am sure they assumed buyer will go to local hobby shop and buy a set. By the way, cost are $14.00 at Dads hobby shop.
Curious to what will be missing in new buggy coming out this year.
i got a losi and it was missing some screws and it was build at the factory so it happens from any manufacturer.
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been hearing alot of very good things about avid breaking when mine go out I think I will look into getting some for my d8
Avid is all I run except in the clutch where I use TKO. I recommend the revolutions. They have a rubber seal on one side and metal on the other. I put the rubber seal towards the outside. And since they are only a dollar when they get crunchy just throw them out instead of rebuilding them.

On another note there break disks are also really good.
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Curious to what will be missing in new buggy coming out this year.
hotbodies is coming out with a new buggy?
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