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Old 01-29-2010, 07:14 AM
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Gonzo Racing here makes retainers especially for the HPI springs...
http://www.gonzo-racing.ch/produkte.html


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There's also a new company that Toni Rheinard has been working with that makes some in Tamiya blue. I was just suggesting the HPI's because they are cheap and a perfect fit.
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Old 01-29-2010, 07:53 AM
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There's also a new company that Toni Rheinard has been working with that makes some in Tamiya blue. I was just suggesting the HPI's because they are cheap and a perfect fit.
Do you mean Prodrive? http://www.eastcoastbt.com/prodrive/en/index.php

Haven't heard Toni mention that, but I will ask him. If not Gonzo is very reliable in case anyone would like a better retainer (than original Tamiya) for the HPI springs.

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Do you mean Prodrive? http://www.eastcoastbt.com/prodrive/en/index.php

Haven't heard Toni mention that, but I will ask him. If not Gonzo is very reliable in case anyone would like a better retainer (than original Tamiya) for the HPI springs.

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Prodrive is what I was thinking of. It sucks that their LiPo chassis won't work on the X, it looks really cool. They have the Tamiya blue anodized retainers for HPI springs, I will still probably just stick to the HPI parts, their shock end has a lot tighter grip on the Tamiya ballstuds than stock, so the shocks are less likely to pop off in a hard impact.
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Old 01-29-2010, 05:09 PM
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Just a note for anyone using the HPI springs. You'll probably want to use the wider HPI spring retainers as well. They come on a parts tree that include shock ends which you'll need to use to get them to fit. The good news is, for whatever reason, those shock ends fit the Tamiya ballstuds perfectly and the shock builds to 61.5mm with no problems.
Is that for the Pro4?

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That's the one. The HB car uses the long shock ends included on that tree, but the shorter ones are almost the same size as ours, and fit our ballstuds perfectly.
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Originally Posted by Randy Caster View Post
Prodrive is what I was thinking of. It sucks that their LiPo chassis won't work on the X, it looks really cool. They have the Tamiya blue anodized retainers for HPI springs, I will still probably just stick to the HPI parts, their shock end has a lot tighter grip on the Tamiya ballstuds than stock, so the shocks are less likely to pop off in a hard impact.
the tamiya stock shock end are a common thing i make do as it does pop off upon impact. u have a pic of that i go to LHS to look for it. thanks.
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the tamiya stock shock end are a common thing i make do as it does pop off upon impact. u have a pic of that i go to LHS to look for it. thanks.
Just remember, those shock ends will only work with the HPI retainers, which only work with the HPI springs. You will still need your stock parts to run Tamiya springs.
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Thanks Randy!

btw, know of any good lipo trays? Tired of taping/gluing my lead weights to the battery.
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Originally Posted by redbones View Post
Thanks Randy!

btw, know of any good lipo trays? Tired of taping/gluing my lead weights to the battery.
Demon has one for the 416...
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Demon has one for the 416...
Looks good. I read that this tray was designed for the WE so the batt sits further forward on the original 416. You need a few modifications to fit also. Anyone tried this on the X?
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for the batt tray, i believe you are refering to this rite?





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How does one tape the pack into that?

I used to use a bitty design tray, they are pretty neat and they weigh 60g which is good for balance. With my new car I switched back to not using a tray and I think the car changes directions a little better with the weight more centred
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How does one tape the pack into that?
One possibility from Demon...


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How does one tape the pack into that?
they have a battery strap Craig

i was looking at them but could never find a place that had them in stock
BERESCOE was selling a couple but sold out before i could grab one, but then would never reply back to me where to get them
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Another win for the 416 at the ETS today...
(...and not third only as someone was disappointed with at DHI )

http://www.myrcm.ch/de/ets/29012010_...ied/index.html

...and maybe another one at the Snowbirds if Jilles can convert the TQ...!


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Tamiyas all over the place in the top 10 in mod and stock... :-)
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