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Old 12-20-2005, 10:11 AM   #11806
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Just an fyi for people

I raced this last weekend and I was breaking the Hpi steering knuckles right and left ( literally) but the funny thing is that I wasen't hitting anything. Has anyone else have this problem?

But anyway since I was out of money and out HPI knuckles I thought I would try the standard supension caster blocks and knuckles. Well to my surprise they fit very well but had slop due to the fact that the lightweight hingepin for the caster block is slightly smaller. So I took out the trusty dremel and drilled out the supension arm holes to 3mm. Put the bigger pins no slop good fit and top of that the car drove better and felt better. So Just for poeple that want to try this other than going through the hole mess of using inferior HPI parts on a superior Tamiya car that something that can be done.

LMK if others have tried this or anyone else has problems breaking HPI knuckles. I would just like know why they were breaking without hitting anything.
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Old 12-20-2005, 01:46 PM   #11808
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how do i balance this car i used golf tees on my xray but there dosn't seem to any where to put the on the car do you run a thread through the notch of the supension blocks? To balance the car or what ?
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Breaking without hitting anything? Come on, be real.
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Old 12-20-2005, 03:21 PM   #11810
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Old 12-20-2005, 04:17 PM   #11811
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how do i balance this car i used golf tees on my xray but there dosn't seem to any where to put the on the car do you run a thread through the notch of the supension blocks? To balance the car or what ?
You could find the centre line on the bottom of the chassis and make a little dimple/hole at each end then use the golf tees. I haven't tried this but this is only a suggestion.

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Old 12-20-2005, 04:22 PM   #11812
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Here's another pic of Marc's car from that event....
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Old 12-20-2005, 04:51 PM   #11813
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Thatīs not his car....he doesnīt drive with LRP stuff. I donīt think you can find pictures of his actual race car, read somewhere that it was equipped with a Hpi suspension....true or false...well kept secret....
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Old 12-20-2005, 04:55 PM   #11814
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Thatīs not his car....he doesnīt drive with LRP stuff. I donīt think you can find pictures of his actual race car, read somewhere that it was equipped with a Hpi suspension....true or false...well kept secret....
That's what I thought too!
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I have been told it was just a 415 old style one, not a MS or a MSX. That is why i believe there are no pics.
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Thatīs not his car....he doesnīt drive with LRP stuff. I donīt think you can find pictures of his actual race car, read somewhere that it was equipped with a Hpi suspension....true or false...well kept secret....
You are correct...True it is
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If you keep breaking the HPI plastic spindles, then just buy the HPI aluminum ones! If you can't find the HPI ones, then get the Square ones....
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Old 12-20-2005, 05:18 PM   #11818
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Thatīs not his car....he doesnīt drive with LRP stuff. I donīt think you can find pictures of his actual race car, read somewhere that it was equipped with a Hpi suspension....true or false...well kept secret....

Yeah.... good point.

finding pictures of Rheinard's stuff is like finding hens teeth sometimes.... I hate it.
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Here's another pic of Marc's car from that event....
Is that car Eiriks?
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how do i balance this car i used golf tees on my xray but there dosn't seem to any where to put the on the car do you run a thread through the notch of the supension blocks? To balance the car or what ?
http://www.daltonshop.com/tips_tricks.htm

The first 5 pics.. all you need to do is to find local workshop with CNC machine.
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