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Old 03-14-2011, 11:32 AM   #1
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I have had off road electric and gas cars for 20 years but i've never had an on road car or lived by a lhs that really carried them. I picked up an 200mm HPI Cuda body and I want a electric awd muscle car to rip up and down my street with. It doesn't need to be the latest and greatest $500 world champion kit but it has to be something that will always have parts available and be a really nice chassis. I have a spare MM and CC 57kv to put in it for power and only stick lipo packs no saddle types. Does anyone have any suggestions for new kits or older ones? Thank you very much.
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You said that you had power to put in but the RTR Sprint 2 Flux comes with some more Castle parts and another Vintage shell.

No chassis has parts support forever. TC3 seems to have done pretty well. Its old as all get out and there are still a lot of them running.
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Will the vintage muscle car wheels from one company like HPI fit different brands cars like Associated? In other words do all 1/10 awd electric cars use the same hub pattern or size? Thanks
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Losi centers of the hubs are a little bigger so any wheels have to be reamed just a little in the center. I think most of everything else is somewhat universal.

You definitely can use HPI wheels on an AE car. Or a Yokomo or X-ray, Tamiya TCs are a little more narrow so I wouldnt go there. Look at the USVTA pics and paint thread. You will find tons of ideas.

Also here is a link to an album in my facebook page.

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Most companies use the same sized hex. So, a vintage HPI wheel will fit an Associated hex.
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Losi centers of the hubs are a little bigger so any wheels have to be reamed just a little in the center. I think most of everything else is somewhat universal.

You definitely can use HPI wheels on an AE car. Or a Yokomo or X-ray, Tamiya TCs are a little more narrow so I wouldnt go there. Look at the USVTA pics and paint thread. You will find tons of ideas.

Also here is a link to an album in my facebook page.

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http://www.facebook.com/album.php?ai...9&l=05841c5146

Your Cuda paint job is awesome! What kind of model is it?
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Losi centers of the hubs are a little bigger so any wheels have to be reamed just a little in the center. I think most of everything else is somewhat universal.

You definitely can use HPI wheels on an AE car. Or a Yokomo or X-ray, Tamiya TCs are a little more narrow so I wouldnt go there. Look at the USVTA pics and paint thread. You will find tons of ideas.

Also here is a link to an album in my facebook page.

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Those cars are beautiful!
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It fits pretty good on a JL10E. An added bonus - the shaft drive of the JL10e makes this sound that reverberates inside of the 'Cuda body like a 'proper' muscle car.





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If anyone else has a sick Cuda lets see it.
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Your Cuda paint job is awesome! What kind of model is it?
Thank you its the HPI. Part number 17510

http://www.hpiracing.com/products/en/17510/
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Not a Cuda, but muscle nonetheless.

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If you want to run it in the street definitely get the Hpi sprint. It is for sure a bit less brittle than a TC3 ( which I love).

Be careful though, you may want to race sooner than you think. In that case go for a tc3 or tc4, it will be approximately 2X better than the HPI on a track.
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Losi XXX-S.
Associated TC4

Like Snoopy said, no chassis lives forever but there are those that were produced for long periods of time so parts availability is still good.
I have 4 xxx-s cars and i'll never be without one. Just a geat, smooth, quiet chassis that can handle any power.
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You said that you had power to put in but the RTR Sprint 2 Flux comes with some more Castle parts and another Vintage shell.

No chassis has parts support forever. TC3 seems to have done pretty well. Its old as all get out and there are still a lot of them running.
Hey snoopy are the HPI electronics that come with the Sprint 2 Flux made by Castle Creations? I'm sort of stuck between a RTR TC4 or a HPI Flux. The motor and esc on the TC4 would have to changed out and they are about the same price. So maybe HPI.
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