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Old 11-09-2008, 03:49 PM   #1
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Default Confusion on body post lengths

I just finished my TC4 factory team and I am now confused, I have 3 different bodies and the front body posts are so short, that even on the highest setting there is no room for the front tires to fit, they rest way up in the wheel well.

What gives. Am I supposed to cut huge wheel cutouts or are there longer posts available. This is my first car so i dont kow all the details.

As an FYI the 3 bodies are HPI...A 66 mustang, a GT 40 and the Stiletto but I thought bodies could be interchanged??
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Old 11-09-2008, 04:00 PM   #2
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I guess I would ask, if the mounts have been cut short?

BODIES can be exchanged...but not usually at the same height.

Every body is different in height in both the rear and the front.

Normally I leave my mounts full length if it's car I might change bodies on...if its not..then I cut them to length...to make them look cleaner.

Make sure your chassis is the height you want it before trimming your body etc.

On the VINTAGE BODIES just cut them at the pre-marked wheel wells and they work just fine on the TC3 and TC4 type of cars.


if the body mounts won't let the body sit high enough...you may need NEW mounts.

POST PICS and someone might have more ideas...
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Old 11-09-2008, 04:10 PM   #3
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nope, not cut at all,, i just opened the bag of factory posts, installed them, cut the holes for the body etc etc.. perhaps they put the wrong ones in the box....I was also missing a full bag of parts so it would not surprise me

With the tires istalled the posts do not even protrude past the body, past the first post hole without resting on the tires...it is also not an offset 190MM vs 200 MM issue since I tried both setups just in case.

Longer posts would solve this issue...I think i just came across Associated adjustable posts part number 8818
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Most sedan posts will be to short for the Trans-Am bodies. Same issue with my Xray. Just need to come up with a longer post solution.
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I have 2 TC3's with VTA bodies...and no issues...

I'll have to look at the length of the mounts (These were cheap RTR kits)
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