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Old 01-01-2012, 06:38 PM   #1
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Default Atsushi Hara Edition D8 Secrets

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I love my Hotbodies D8, but only on the Quals. In the mains its always something new that goes wrong. I try not to push it too hard, but it always manages to break. So what better forum to ask if anybody had any secrets. Tips, Secrets, anything to help me finish a race. Please help.
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Old 01-01-2012, 06:42 PM   #2
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Crash less? And this coming from someone who breaks stuff on a weekly basis. Go ahead and add a throttle servo to the list of broken parts
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better yet we have a WHOLE thread dedicated to the hara

http://www.rctech.net/forum/nitro-of...a-edition.html

check it out lots of good info in it
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But in all reality it would help to know what is breaking.
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better yet we have a WHOLE thread dedicated to the hara

http://www.rctech.net/forum/nitro-of...a-edition.html

check it out lots of good info in it
+1.......beat me to it!
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i have had problems with driveshafts, front hubs, steering ti-rods are the main ones, thanks for the link tho
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visit hotbodiesonline.com

put these items in your shopping cart and you should be set

wce driveshafts
alum. front hubs
alum steering horn

and you should be good to go
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I keep seeing people posting about their woes with hot bodies cars breaking on them. In the 2.5 years that I've been driving hot bodies cars I have broken about 11 parts total. This car is extremely durable and when you keep up on maintenance it wont let you down. The drive shaft pins seem to get people the most and all you need to do to fix that problem is add some thick heat shrink tubing around the axle pin to keep it in place in the event that the grub screw backs out.

If your just breaking actual parts left and right, I would suggest turning your throttle epa down to about 70% and get used to driving at that speed before going balls to the wall. I have seen many new drivers hop in a 1/8 car and get trigger happy which always ends in lots of mistakes and broken parts.
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right on, i have the worst trigger finger ever and the only thing that has happened to mine is the wheel flew off! (forgot to tighten wheel nut), bad thing is it happened about 4 times last year
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I would suggest turning your throttle epa down to about 70% and get used to driving at that speed before going balls to the wall. I have seen many new drivers hop in a 1/8 car and get trigger happy which always ends in lots of mistakes and broken parts.
That might be the best advice I have ever read for new comers to the 1/8 class.. Even in 1/10 electric I found myself adjusting EPA back to keep my throttle finger in check..
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