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Old 01-28-2012, 07:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Raman View Post
FYI guys, regardless of what car you own, stay away from GPM parts. They are beyond poor quality and very cheaply made to poor tolerances. So you're not really upgrading your car. Save your money.

Another thing, the less aluminum on your suspension the better. You hit a piece of plastic it flexes or breaks. Aluminum bends, straightening the bend is not easy. Also these cars do need a weak point to absorb the shock of the hit. By replacing those weak parts with harder parts only means you are going to damage something else.
Yeah my hind site is 20/20 and they're really not all that. The hubs imho are one thing but the arms was just overkill and to make the car faster

But seriously I have been fortunate enough when I have hit something it just pulls the hinge pin out and it's a matter of bending that orange suspension arm holder back or replacing it. Fingers crossed!

+1 on the GPM being soft, I had some rear knuckles on my TC3 and one wreck was all it took to twist one.....lesson learned
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Old 01-28-2012, 07:43 PM
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Also... has anyone found an easy way to make a slipper spool for the front diff? I've swapped diffs at one point and tightened the ball diff as best I could but it still had plenty of give. I wasn't sure if anyone has tried a certain set of slipper pads to install in place of the ball bearings etc.
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Hi CR owners,

Has anyone else noticed that in step 25 (page 33) of the build process, parts 75115 (ball stud) is attached directly to the plastic part 85279 #5, yet in the exploded view section (page 44) part 85279 #4 (plastic washer) fits in between parts 75115 (ball stud) and the plastic part 85279 #5.

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Indeed, the extra washer is a tuning option that gives the rocker a slightly different ratio.
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Old 01-29-2012, 02:40 AM
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a further must have item is the spring kit. don't ever think you can have enough fun (I mean speed) with the stock springs installed
Which spring kit?

Or do you mean the sway bar kit?

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Old 01-29-2012, 08:07 AM
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Originally Posted by fritzzz View Post
Which spring kit?

Or do you mean the sway bar kit?

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the part number is HPI87320
they can be found on eBay for $13.32 w/ free shipping from EverthingRC.
They are the hard set, I personaly run the pinks up front and the blue in the rear and the car is much better. Had a lot of body roll before. I believe the second are the "Soft" and they should only be used on the front shocks if you are using the laydown style of dampening......I think

On the sway bars I only run the stiffer bar up front and to be honest I haven't had a lot of quality track time with the car to really notice any difference, I will say definetly do the springs first because that will make the most drastic change in the handling. And if you're running front stand up shocks the HPI carbon shock tower is good
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Old 01-30-2012, 12:09 PM
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Originally Posted by EM1-TC3 View Post
Also... has anyone found an easy way to make a slipper spool for the front diff? I've swapped diffs at one point and tightened the ball diff as best I could but it still had plenty of give. I wasn't sure if anyone has tried a certain set of slipper pads to install in place of the ball bearings etc.
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This should fit:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/HPI-Pro-4-Fr...item519cccc10e

I run the pro4 one way in mine and it works/fits fine..........so this should.
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Old 01-30-2012, 07:31 PM
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This should fit:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/HPI-Pro-4-Fr...item519cccc10e

I run the pro4 one way in mine and it works/fits fine..........so this should.
Cool I will look into that, thanks!
Have you had any issues snapping an axle with that spool installed?
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I run the one-way, not the spool. Still never had any issues with it.......I did run the spool in my pro4 for asphalt racing. Didn't like it, real choppy around tight corners and wore the one-way cups pretty bad.
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Originally Posted by burnineyes View Post
Indeed, the extra washer is a tuning option that gives the rocker a slightly different ratio.
If the washers are used is the shock dampening effect harder or softer ?

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With the exra spacer the effect is a firmer shock.
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Old 02-02-2012, 05:39 PM
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Smile Upgrading the standard shocks.

Hi,

Well I got my CRer a week or so ago and have just about finished the build. I was wondering if anyone knows if you can upgrade the standard shocks with the Aluminum shock bodies. HPI 87070. The bottom of the standard body looks different. Or do I have to buy a full kit of aluminum shocks?

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With the exra spacer the effect is a firmer shock.
A few minutes ago i just installed them in the front shock setup and they do feel firmer

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Hi,

Well I got my CRer a week or so ago and have just about finished the build. I was wondering if anyone knows if you can upgrade the standard shocks with the Aluminum shock bodies. HPI 87070. The bottom of the standard body looks different. Or do I have to buy a full kit of aluminum shocks?

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Does anyone have some advice????
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Old 02-03-2012, 06:41 PM
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Originally Posted by stu_bry View Post
Does anyone have some advice????
You need:
  • 2 sets #87070 Al shock bodies
  • 1 set #87071 adjuster nuts
Transfer everything else from stock plastic shocks except body and bottom plastic snap cap. If o-rings are old I'd just get a new pack #87069



Important: You need part #13, plastic washer (4 of them) from both parts trees 85282 (there are 2 on each tree). These hold the clear o-ring in place before you clip in the C clip supplied with the new shock bodies.
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