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Old 04-02-2015, 10:40 AM   #8731
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With the updates they have done, it should should an awesome car. Amd take a good look at the upper bulkheads. Looks like they may be thinking about going to PRO5 style camber links!!!
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This is your old 3rd car!

The rear tires for some reason have never developed good rear traction. I'm beginning to think it may be the tires themselves as they have never really come in.

I'll check out the setup from the website and see how far off I am.
Some sets are harder out of the package than others. Try some other tires if you can borrow them.
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Old 04-02-2015, 11:15 AM   #8733
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Oh and about the new packaging... the tires now feel as expensive as they actually are.
Yip, that's what I was thinking too

As for the bodies, it would be cool to have Dale pull some different bodies. I don't mind the 2 piece bodies. It would be cool if he made a Mustang with a racing nose like Snoopy was talking about and have a normal nose in the package, so you get different looks from the same body if you would like.
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I had been stocked on VTA tires so I have not seen the new packaging.

On bodies I would like to see:
1. Bring back the Cuda.
2. Ford Falcon
3. I would like to see HPI retool the Vaughn Gittin Mustang to have a normal hood and decals.
4. Take the Vaterra classic Mustang and make it wide enough to fit a VTA chassis.
5. I would like to see Shelby tail lights and Shelby styling cues.

Edit: On #5 There are tons of Shelby Mustangs in the historic trans am series, but the bodies available could do more to represent that.
dodge dart would be sweet.
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Some sets are harder out of the package than others. Try some other tires if you can borrow them.
I can do that. It is probably time for new tires anyway.
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Sounds like you need to look into changing the roll center....possibly on both ends of the car. Remember, there are times that laying down the shocks and softening the springs can give the opposite effect.

As Cain suggested, start with the published USGT set-up for the 2012 that's on the Xray website. Good luck.
The X-ray has Snowy's setup on it. Tying a different set of tires is next.
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Old 04-02-2015, 07:25 PM   #8737
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I would like to see a 68 Firebird, A realistic 70 camaro, 63 falcon, 69 mustang
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I still want the first Javelin.

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What's the deal with the hpi 69 camaro? Dead or alive?
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Yep. That javelin is a better looking car. I have wondered why dale went with the 71
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What's the deal with the hpi 69 camaro? Dead or alive?
I just got one in the mail today from Stormer. His website still shows two in stock. Seemed like the only place that had one when I went looking lately but I don't know if it was old stock or new stock.
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I still want the first Javelin.

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Sounds like you need to look into changing the roll center....possibly on both ends of the car. Remember, there are times that laying down the shocks and softening the springs can give the opposite effect.

As Cain suggested, start with the published USGT set-up for the 2012 that's on the Xray website. Good luck.
True... I have been able to get my car more planted and stable by running the rear shocks more stood up. Have never really like the feel of very layed down shocks on a car.
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I still want the first Javelin.

I believe this was the first Javelin.

http://www.fantasyjunction.com/cars/...%20trans-am-v8
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I just got one in the mail today from Stormer. His website still shows two in stock. Seemed like the only place that had one when I went looking lately but I don't know if it was old stock or new stock.
I couldn't find it listed on their site.
Showed all the other hpi bodies.
tower shows it will be back in stock early this month.
Hopefully it's still in production.
Just built my first vta car and that's the body I want to race with so fingers crossed.
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