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Old 10-20-2015, 12:58 PM   #10021
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The steering rack is not a "must have", but the shock caps really are. I went a while with the stock caps , no problems. Once one pops off though , its never right again. A spare spur gear and lots of 3x20mm screws are good to have.

The kit comes with 4 blank pistons you can drill yourself fwiw.

The pins on my car have been bullet proof . I have taken many a nail and piece of pipe hard in the front arms on a outdoor 1/8 track running a 5.5 and have not broken or bent a pin (or arm).

Use the rack money to buy a spare center diff and keep it handy to make quick set up changes .
If running carpet or high traction the aluminium rack is a must have. Push the two wheels together and see how the rack flexes!
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Old 10-20-2015, 07:33 PM   #10022
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If running carpet or high traction the aluminium rack is a must have. Push the two wheels together and see how the rack flexes!

So the Exotek steering rack seems to be the best fit and performance till the Hot Bodies rack becomes available?
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Old 10-21-2015, 05:54 AM   #10023
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Considering getting me a HB D413. I noticed the exotek rack seems to be a near must have. Along with the HB alum shock caps (or AE caps).

Are folks still using the TLR pistons (in order to run 2 holes)??

I also hear the front inner hinge pins shear easily -- anyone make an aftermarket pin, or is there a solution?

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The Exotek is nice but it's NOT a must have, I've been running the stock plastic piece for a year now and that even with all summer on a big 1/8 outdoor track and no issues.

For the 2 hole pistons you can either drill a set of the blanks that come with the kit or you can buy a set from RCShox or VRP (Vision Racing products)

Inner hinge pins.... not sure where you heard that but it might be hit and miss. Once again no issues here with mine for over a year and Ive had some really bad crashes... lol

The HB Alum shock caps are nice but the stock ones are fine too. After a year of running the stock ones I've finally replaced mine.
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Old 10-21-2015, 06:17 AM   #10024
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So the Exotek steering rack seems to be the best fit and performance till the Hot Bodies rack becomes available?
As I've posted before, the Exotek rack is fine, but I've gone back to the stock rack with XRAY bushings. Much tighter tolerances and no slop at all. The Exotek bushings are also just as good
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Old 10-21-2015, 10:45 AM   #10025
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I've been running the stock HB shock caps for about 6 months. I think they help keep the car from catching when you land on the towers. I've popped them once or twice on a crash now. I would imagine they are basically like ball cups though, need to replace once you have popped them once or twice. I always disassemble by removing the shock screws and not popping them....
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As I've posted before, the Exotek rack is fine, but I've gone back to the stock rack with XRAY bushings. Much tighter tolerances and no slop at all. The Exotek bushings are also just as good
Hi. Mind sharing some part numbers for the bushings? THX
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Old 10-21-2015, 08:12 PM   #10027
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Exotek rack and their bushings make the front end nice and tight no slop.

Not sure why guys say the exotek steering is not necessary. It's not if you accept sloppy steering or can fix it through other means as spoken about above but otherwise I think it's a great improvement. The bushings take the vertical slop out of the caster blocks nicely. I tried the xray bushings but they made the steering bind.
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Old 10-22-2015, 06:30 AM   #10028
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The Exotek Steering is a nice option or upgrade but not a must have.
The car still performs and flat out works when built without it and running the stock steering rack.
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Does anyone know if xb4 rims have the correct offset with the xb4 kit 14 mm hexes on the d413?
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If I remember correctly, nope.
The hexes for the D413 are 12mm and comes with a optional set of 10mm for fronts to use the AE wheels
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Hi. Mind sharing some part numbers for the bushings? THX
Exotek Part # 1535

Xray Part # XRA362290

These bushings also replace the bushings in the front hub carriers
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The Exotek Steering is a nice option or upgrade but not a must have.
The car still performs and flat out works when built without it and running the stock steering rack.
For me the rack IS a must have on EOS carpet. Steering is preciser. Lets move on.
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Couple different suggestions in the threads, but what is the exact pin size for the hexes? Size/part # if you have it.. 1.5x10mm...1.5x12mm? thx
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Old 10-24-2015, 10:00 AM   #10034
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I'm about to install a set of RC Shox pistons in my D413 switching up from the VRP set I have. VRP is good although I like the idea of being able to have independent control over the rebound and compression dampening. I've been running the RC Shox stuff in my Rb6 for a bit and I really dig it. Anyone have suggestions of piston setups they'd like to offer?

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Old 10-25-2015, 12:06 PM   #10035
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On what i think is called the spindle, you can place washers to raise by 1-2 mm. What are the effects of this? How does it affect the car. I currently have 2 washers under the spindle as in the 15 OCRC setup. Thanks in advance for the help.
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