Originally posted by popsracer
I do admit that HPI's are MUCH harder to find a set-up for than most other cars. I still have 3 HPI's out of 8 cars, but my Nitro 1/10th is now a Reflex NT. I believe that HPI's are fine up to the middle levels of Sportsman. Any higher level and they become a hinderance to improving ones driving skills.
Have you tried Sorex 36R's on a slightly dusty surface? They work even better than the Yokomo's for me. Yea, and Foams do need a perfectly clean surface to work properly. Otherwise rubber tires are the way to go.
Yeah I am kinda anti HPI, but my main reason is that I had a Racer 2. This was supposed to be a full optioned racecar according to their marketing department, but I ended up sinking like $400 in option parts to strengthen the car and drivetrain to make it survive a 10 minute main. The outdrives chunked every 2 meets under the "awesome" power of my CX12 and when I get the strengthened ones they were the same junk just plated. I had so much frustration and failures which were linked to poor design and HPI never admitted it or changed the design.
The yokomos I tried were about 2 years ago, before Sorex really took off over here. Now I find Sorex are the ticket, totally agree.