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Old 12-18-2010, 11:09 AM   #1
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got an hpi firestorm about a month ago had a few problems with it and started eliminating the things i thought it could be by getting a 5 cell hump pack n failsafe, been back out on it today n started tuning it up coz as i say ive not had much time on it coz it keeps messing up n put it to full revs n it got stuck n flew off into a post, tested a few things and got a volt meter n tested on off switch n realised it is that as it decides to turn off when ever it fancies or when it gets a little tap so that has resulted in left front wheel been ripped off n a very bent chassy, does anyone think i should get in touch wi hpi as its a faulty switch from when ive bought it or is it just going to be an expensive job for me? cheers
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A new switch is $5 replace it and move on..Not worth the hassles over a $5 switch
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Old 12-18-2010, 11:16 AM   #3
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I wish it was a $5 mend but as i say it flew off into a post n has ripped all the left hand side of the car off and all the chassy is bent to hell so obviously the chassy needs straightening out which is pretty easy but its all the bits for the left hand side as well, so i was jsut wondering with it being a problem with it from the start if hpi would do anything as I have already spent money on buying other bits to try and mend it before i realised it was that
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how is HPI as fault here? the switch is bad, now if the diff was bad,or axle broke etc etc etc then yes I would contact them.
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also starting a thread bashing them is not the best way to get help. HPI is a very good company regarding warranty issues, I just do not see a switch being considered anything under warranty, but I have been wrong many times prior.
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Old 12-18-2010, 11:21 AM   #6
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I just cant grasp how them sending a car out wi a faulty switch is not there fault it has been barely used
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Old 12-18-2010, 11:21 AM   #7
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Old 12-18-2010, 11:28 AM   #8
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yeah im just a bit annoyed a min but yeah so far they have been ok its jus because ive have spent money for notehing at the moment. ive got to ring them on monday n if they say yeah send it in n we will check n if the switch is faulty n sort it out n say its there fault then yeah i will be fine but when you buy something and there is a fault then your not gonna be happy
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As i understand it the switch in question came with the car correct ? Contact hpi and POLITELY explain what happened . Maybe they could help . It's worth a try but for future reference i would contact them first before complaining on an open forum .
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but at the same time you said you replaced items you "thought" were causing the issue, you drove the truck "knowing" it had a issue and took a chance. also if you would have eleminated the switch the first time around you wouldnt be in this situation. switchs go bad quiet often to be honest anytime my cars act up I change out the switch right away 9 out of 10 times thats the cure. good luck hopefully both parties end up happy in the end.
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It happens! I have had an antenna wire rip off in my race rig. WOT into a mail box... it happens. I don't think it's hpi's fault.


Only fault I see is grammar and spelling

Hope you get it all sorted out though.
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Old 12-18-2010, 11:40 AM   #12
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yeah im gonna conatct them on monday to try n sort it out but i had to take it out to eliminate the problems to see whether it was sorted or not cheers all
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lol if i was writing an english essay then yeah i might not have got the 1 spelling mistake coz my finger slipped n i might have put the full stops n commas but seen as though im writing on a forum i didnt see it as necessary lol
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i woulnt, even run a switch its a pain what i did is just hardwire the wires together and just added a deans connector to the receiver battery and i havnt had any problems at all .

the downside is you have unplug the battery every time your done racing so thats a little less conveint.
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Old 12-18-2010, 11:54 AM   #15
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that sounds a good tip cheers i have already been thinking just to snip both wires at both sides of the box n jus connect them that way
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