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Old 01-06-2016, 06:49 AM
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I would run heavier oil...10-15k seems to be the sweet spot for me on sticky clay.
What would your interpretation of Sticky Clay be? I'm talking ice rink kind of conditions we've been driving in.


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you can use a SC10 ball diff if you wish to go that route, pretty much a drop in fit that only requires a few shims
I think most of the time the geared diff will be just fine, besides ball diffs are too fiddly getting them just right without working loose in my experience.
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Old 01-06-2016, 07:40 AM
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What would your interpretation of Sticky Clay be? I'm talking ice rink kind of conditions we've been driving in.




I think most of the time the geared diff will be just fine, besides ball diffs are too fiddly getting them just right without working loose in my experience.
Well I have never raced on ice haha but sticky clay as in Dirt Web tires with sauce.
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Old 01-11-2016, 05:16 PM
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Well I have never raced on ice haha but sticky clay as in Dirt Web tires with sauce.
Well it wasn't quite ice but almost as slippy, so far I've found Schumacher Vee 2's in yellow to be best for the rear, although I might try Silver Mini Spikes before the end of the winter series
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Hey guys. I wanted to post up my blitz buggy conversion. I know this is the Firestorm thread but I dont race just bash and my blitz is more in line with the firestorm now.

Anyway. The conversion can be changed back in about 30min. It was all done using hpi parts all but two are from a blitz. Th body is a Jconcepts rc8 hi flow illuzion body, proline high down force wing, Firestorm rims and proline dirt hawgs in the rear and stock blitz rims and tires in the front.

It drives so much better, the big sct body really isnt the best for bashing, always in the way. Plus it looks better. kinda like a off road F1 car.

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Next to my other Blitz


Looks awesome! Can we get pics of the body off? Also, what size wheels are you using?
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Nobody is racing the firestorm anymore..??
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Old 03-14-2019, 04:13 PM
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Nobody is racing the firestorm anymore..??
Itís becoming a forgotten vehicle. Never knew they were actually raced. Itís one of those thatís always been on my list. But when Hpi fell apart. I passed on the few I saw. Just did not trust Hpi anymore.
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Thread back from the dead. I’ve been wanting to get one of these again, but with the recent HPI failure (yet again) I am afraid that parts will be non-existent. Any words of encouragement?
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Words of encouragement.. well I am still racing mine after nearly 10years. Here is mine. Actually won our last club race with it. When I don't win i am usually second and that's because the fast guy at our track has his kyosho rt5 dialed, we usually finish very close to one another. Parts haven't really been an issue for me. Blitz parts interchange and I honestly very rarely break anything. I strictly race though. Get most of my my parts through Amain hobbies. Setup was a bit of a challenge. We run outdoors, loose and loamy dirt. Some weight in the front really helps. I run all hpi stuff. If money wasn't an option and tekno made the kits I race, I would switch brands. At least that's how I feel this week.

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Words of encouragement.. well I am still racing mine after nearly 10years. Here is mine. Actually won our last club race with it. When I don't win i am usually second and that's because the fast guy at our track has his kyosho rt5 dialed, we usually finish very close to one another. Parts haven't really been an issue for me. Blitz parts interchange and I honestly very rarely break anything. I strictly race though. Get most of my my parts through Amain hobbies. Setup was a bit of a challenge. We run outdoors, loose and loamy dirt. Some weight in the front really helps. I run all hpi stuff. If money wasn't an option and tekno made the kits I race, I would switch brands. At least that's how I feel this week.
That definitely makes me feel better. I have my eyeballs on this one and the Bullet ST Flux since it is 4wd. I may end up getting both. I love HPI, despite the challenges and troubles with the company.
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