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Old 12-18-2009, 05:03 AM   #31
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HPI shells are only cheap in America.
I assume Tamiya is cheaper in Japan
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Old 12-18-2009, 05:30 AM   #32
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You can buy 2 HPI shells for what you pay for one Tamiya.. You know what they say, you pay for what you get I guess it applies here too.

I don't care I beat the hell out of my bodies, nothing a little drywall tape and shoe goo cant fix tho HPI shells are made for the track, Tamiya shells are made for the concourse.
Don't think so. The shell I shattered was indeed shattered like a beer bottle you smash on a wall. Shattered. There was nothing you could stick back together. Why would you take one to the track I don't understand. You'd need quite a few to last you through the night. If they looked any better than the Tamiya shells I would recommend keeping them on the shelf, but they don't.

And yes, HPI shells are the same price as Tamiya, but Tamiya last forever, almost like the Protoform.
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Don't think so. The shell I shattered was indeed shattered like a beer bottle you smash on a wall. Shattered. There was nothing you could stick back together. Why would you take one to the track I don't understand. You'd need quite a few to last you through the night. If they looked any better than the Tamiya shells I would recommend keeping them on the shelf, but they don't.

And yes, HPI shells are the same price as Tamiya, but Tamiya last forever, almost like the Protoform.
Intersting.. I have never seen an HPI shell shatter like that, I've seen them come apart but nothing that wasn't repairable. Hard to say why your body did this.

I can't attest to the quality of the Tamiya shells because I have never ran one but I can say price from what I've seen Tamiya shells run between $35-$45 USD where as I can get most HPI shells from my LHS for $20+ a little sales tax.
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I am in Australia and here all shells are about 70-80AU$ which is no longer justifiable by the exchange rate these days (today, 1AU$=.88US$).
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I am in Australia and here all shells are about 70-80AU$ which is no longer justifiable by the exchange rate these days (today, 1AU$=.88US$).
Yea here in the states the Tamiya shells are pretty pricey, I will likely try one eventually since everyone speaks so highly of them. They look very nice but like I said before I've never ran one.
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HPI shells can look very good when done right. I just got two brand new 200mm HPI shells, a Toyota MRS and De Tomaso Pantera...only $20 each. The MRS will be getting a cool aftermarket aluminum GT wing. The Pantera will probably get real metal exhaust tips.
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Although there are several Porsche's already . . . I would like to see a 1/10 scale Carrera RS w/ducktail, like the new one for the Cup Racer . . .
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Unfortunately, HPI no longer makes the Lamborghini bodies.
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Although there are several Porsche's already . . . I would like to see a 1/10 scale Carrera RS w/ducktail, like the new one for the Cup Racer . . .
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Unfortunately, HPI no longer makes the Lamborghini bodies.
Fortunately, on the other hand, Tamiya does.
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