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Old 08-23-2001, 01:05 AM   #31
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What kind of spacer you use to support the upper deck at the front bulkhead?



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Do not recommend getting the shock towers... it increases your ride height by 4mm.

Yes... you can remove the batteries without removing the upperdeck.... 1st. remove the batter strap and
After installing the upper deck...you simply slide the battery in between the main drive belt. position in place then work back in the battery strap. you may have to practice a few times...it takes a little longer , but its doable... and you'll also need needle nose plies to get the battery body pin in place.
Removing the screws to change batteries may actually take a little longer to do... there are spacers that support the upper deck in the front bulkhead... you may lose one in the process. hope this helps....

so... you were able to get one of those graphite chassis... I wish I could get one.... I've tried ordering them through JetHobbies or Control Centre... but they're always out of stock...
How about a trade.... upper deck for a graphite chassis...?
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Old 08-23-2001, 01:13 AM   #32
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fAfA: Perfect Garage has the chasis in stock last week, I don't know whether they have been sold out or not!!! Don't be too worry!!
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I also have the penguin chasis. That thing works wonders!
you do? how you like?
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Old 08-23-2001, 11:14 AM   #34
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by Ah Wai
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What kind of spacer you use to support the upper deck at the front bulkhead?

To support the upper deck you'll need (4) 5.8 ball w/shoulders, (2) 3mx25m +/- and (4)3mx16m +/- screws.
2 balls go on top of the bulkhead and 2 on top of the steering posts... (6mm spacers will work also)

HPI is recommending not installing anything on the steering post. and just use the original screws and place on top of the post... they say it may break the upperdeck during a hard hit... but I've taken a hard hit....and it hasn't broke yet.. I feel that it is more rigid when all 4 balls are installed in front. there is still slight flex when only 2 are installed. you may want to experiment and see what works on your track.

There are 2 versions of the HB upper deck 2.4mm and 2.1mm.
I have the thicker on installed on mine right now..I run on high bite asphalt permenant track. The 2.4mm will prabably work well with mod and carpet... and 2.1 with stock motors.

Fai... Is Perfect Garage a Hobby shop? if so...do they have a website and do overseas mailorder?
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Old 08-24-2001, 12:04 AM   #35
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rc-zombies: Yeah, Perfect Garage is a hobby shop but they don't have a website yet. I don't know whether they accept overseas order... I'll phone them and make sure they still have those new chasis in stock first!! Sorry, I'm too busy these days...
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I got the griphite chassis. It is a lot stiffer and it's about 1/2 oz lighter than the stock one. I haven't tried it yet.

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For the shocks....oops...... A137 4.7balls ends... that's what I use on my shocks.... you'll need 8. qty4 per pack.

the 5.8 ball are for the upper deck...

Thanks for the tip my friend. Finally got my HB top-deck and towers and ran it over the weekend, and those A137 balls were just thte ticket. Worked like a charm.
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Old 08-27-2001, 01:10 PM   #38
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here is another variation of the stiff PRO3 happenings i stumbled across.



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Old 08-27-2001, 02:45 PM   #39
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I notice that that is Reto Konig's Pro 3.

That upper deck looks ugly IMO, but effective.
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Old 08-27-2001, 05:59 PM   #40
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i think that pro 3 looks good...!!~
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Old 08-27-2001, 07:27 PM   #41
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IMO, it's not as pretty as those designed by Hara/Umino... but it extends back to the front of the rear diff. bulkhead which seems to be even more stiffer!!
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Old 08-27-2001, 09:31 PM   #42
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I have been a Tamiya fan all my life, and never have a HPI car I just wonder what does HPI has to offer in racing/competition ready cars?

Tamiya's TRF cars are pretty much hopped up to the max and race ready. What about HPI's pro's??? I saw on HPI's website long ago that they are selling the PRO2 japanese edition. That thing looks totally awasome and totally race-ready. What about the Pro-3 now???
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rc-zombies: you've got mail! thanks for the reply. hope to hear from you soon!
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Old 08-29-2001, 11:34 PM   #44
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Anyone Can tell me anything about the question I have on my last post?

Is Pro3 competitive out of box? Or more option parts are needed?
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Old 08-30-2001, 03:02 AM   #45
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I think HPI Pro3 needs many hop-ups for serious competition.
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