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Old 03-26-2007, 09:06 AM   #7756
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Surely buying all the 3Racing options is going to make the car cost as much as a full-spec Cyclone anyway?
That list I made comes out at $70 cheaper than a moorespeed. I like the idea of having something that nobody else has. The silver chassis with all the purple should look pretty cool. I always liked the look of the Yokomo ssg cars.

Can anyone spot any hop-ups I've missed that are useful/look good?

Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 03-26-2007, 09:08 AM   #7757
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daveaustin5,

Dont get the 3Racing (#CY-31/PU) Alu. Bulkhead Cover (Sport Only) (PP), just get the pro version bulkhead covers and pro version shock towers.

Keep in mind that 3racing aluminium is generally speaking quite soft.

If you fit a spool or oneway to the car i would suggest not using the 3racing universals on the front of the car.
Also if you are running a spool or oneway get a spare spur gear adapter. I had one break at the holes where the pins for the plastic Cyclone S centre pulley go through the shaft.

I personally had some problems with the 3racing bulkheads, there are two versions going around. Others have stated they didnt have the problem but i believe most of those people were running the 3racing aluminium diff bearing holders.

You probably dont need a belt tensioner or the aluminium servo saver.

I have never liked aluminium knuckles or C hubs as i reckon they get bent (but im a pretty ordinary driver ). Whatever you do make sure you replace the stock Cyclone S C hubs, they are made of some really dodgy brittle plastic (but the rest of the suspension parts, like knuckles, arms and rear hub carriers are made of the normal carbon graphite)
Cheers for that.
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Old 03-26-2007, 09:16 AM   #7758
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Dave, I'm selling my Cyclone, similar spec as your build list.

http://www.rctech.net/forum/showthre...30#post3150430
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Old 03-26-2007, 09:27 AM   #7759
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Dave, I'm selling my Cyclone, similar spec as your build list.

http://www.rctech.net/forum/showthre...30#post3150430

Looks nice! I like new stuff though! Plus I can get it cheap as I've got family in Hong Kong. So I can get the following spec for less than $500.

Hot Bodies (#66403) Cyclone S/Moore Speed Stratus USD$153.90 3Racing (#CY-01/SG) Graphite Main Chassis (Sport Only) USD$35.90 3Racing (#CY-02/PU) Alu. Steering Saver (PP) USD$10.00 3Racing (#CY-05/PU) Alu. Front Bulkhead (Sport Only) USD$12.90 3Racing (#CY-06/PU) Alu. Rear Bulkhead (Sport Only) USD$12.90 3Racing (#CY-08A) Differential Cusion USD$3.90 3Racing (#CY-10/PU) Super Gear Adaptor (PP) USD$8.90 3Racing (#CY-11/PU) Alu. Heatsink Middle Chassis (PP) USD$8.90 3Racing (#CY-11/SG) Graphite Middle Chassis USD$8.50 3Racing (#CY-12/SG) Front Graphite Shock Tower For Cyclone USD$10.00 3Racing (#CY-13/SG) Rear Graphite Shock Tower For Cyclone USD$11.50 3Racing (#CY-15/PU) Alu. Bulkhead Cover (PP) USD$12.90 3Racing (#CY-16/SG) Graphite Upper Deck USD$17.90 3Racing (#CY-17/PU) Alu. Belt Pulley (PP) USD$7.90 3Racing (#CY-19) Tit. Turnbuckle Set USD$10.50 3Racing (#CY-21/PU) Alu. C Hub (PU) USD$12.90 3Racing (#CY-24/PU) Alu. Servo Mount (PP) USD$5.00 3Racing (#CY-26/F) Alum Front Stabilizer USD$5.20 3Racing (#CY-26/R) Alum Rear Stabilizer USD$5.20 3Racing (#CY-28/SG) SSG Graphite Bumper Stiffener (SG) USD$10.50 3Racing (#CY-31/PU) Alu. Bulkhead Cover (Sport Only) (PP) USD$8.90 3Racing (#CY-32/PU) Alu. Damper Set For Cyclone (PU) USD$19.90 3Racing (#CY-35/PU) Alu. Belt Tension Post (PP) USD$2.50 3Racing (#CY-03/PU) Alu. Front Suspension Pivot Mount FR (PP) USD$5.90 3Racing (#CY-04/PU) Alu. Rear Suspension Pivot Mount RF (PP) USD$5.90 3Racing (#CY-09/2) Alu. Differential Bearing Holder (PP) USD$6.50 3Racing (#CY-27) Alu. Solid Axle USD$12.90 HPI (#72044) PRO4/Cyclone Thin Alum. Hex Hub Clamp T USD$18.90 2* HPI (#80827) MIP CVDS (Alum/Purple/2pcs)

The only problem is I have to wait for a month till any of them come over!
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Old 03-26-2007, 10:46 AM   #7760
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I've no issue with the 3Racing parts, in fact some of the stuff they make is really nice, BUT the Moorespeed is the world champion car, a 3racing Cyclone S isn't necessarily going to be in the same league.

Your money though, not for me to tell you how to spend it! It's all about enjoying the hobby at the end of the day.
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That list I made comes out at $70 cheaper than a moorespeed. I like the idea of having something that nobody else has.
Donít bother! If itís only a marginal cost of $70, buy the Moore speed and be done with it. You wont have to wonder if youíre buying good parts. I have heard lot of times the Aluminum and other materials from aftermarket companies is not up to snuff! Soon the parts break, wear out, and fail!

Just buy the Moore Speed!

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Old 03-26-2007, 12:14 PM   #7762
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I agree with Essnowyt..
just get the Moorespeed version and save yourself some headaches and possible some $$$ in the long run.
I've purchase after market parts and most of them use inferior aluminum... and they break... even the big names like Square..I've had parts break.
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Old 03-26-2007, 04:35 PM   #7763
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I agree with Essnowyt..
just get the Moorespeed version and save yourself some headaches and possible some $$$ in the long run.
I've purchase after market parts and most of them use inferior aluminum... and they break... even the big names like Square..I've had parts break.

i aggree, but one thing with the moore speed imo is get the version 2 shafts and steel bones, there alot better
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Old 03-26-2007, 05:06 PM   #7764
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do the cyclone a-arms and hubs fit the pro4 or any parts switch over between the two?
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do the cyclone a-arms and hubs fit the pro4 or any parts switch over between the two?
yup, also the knuckle arms

daveaustin5: yeah, i agree with them just get the moorespeed you won't regret it.
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Old 03-26-2007, 09:05 PM   #7766
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my experience with aftermarket (3rd party vendor) rc parts in general : the quality tends to be inferior to the original, the fit is not as good, although they may look better than the original and be cheaper.

certainly there are exceptions to the rule, but personally i think getting the moorespeed instead of a cyclone s with 3racing parts will definitely be a better choice, as others here have mentioned.

if you do go for the latter option however, looking at the list of 3racing parts you quoted, i don't think it makes sense to even buy the cyclone s kit since you'll be replacing what probably adds up to 90%+(?) of the kit - just get the remaining hotbodies parts separate and it will be cheaper that way.

though the moorespeed is the way to go!
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Order Moore Speed !
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Old 03-28-2007, 03:29 PM   #7768
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hi guys just got back from the track and i have been using a one-way indoors for 4-5 months now but we are going outside shortly and i have a big race in 2 weeks i was wondering whether to run a one-way outdoors (tight techincal track with 2 long straights) as i love them and i hate spools as i always get chatter even when i turn down my radio and check the driveshafts it dosent suit my driving style .also i cant use a diff as there too slow. the only problem is no one runs a oneway at the track only a diff or spool?.any help would be appricated thanks stephen
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hi guys just got back from the track and i have been using a one-way indoors for 4-5 months now but we are going outside shortly and i have a big race in 2 weeks i was wondering whether to run a one-way outdoors (tight techincal track with 2 long straights) as i love them and i hate spools as i always get chatter even when i turn down my radio and check the driveshafts it dosent suit my driving style .also i cant use a diff as there too slow. the only problem is no one runs a oneway at the track only a diff or spool.any help would be appricated thanks stephen

If you can't use a diff and hate spools, that pretty much leaves you stuck with a oneway regardless right?
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yerp but the fast guys use spool and love them? and with a one-way its a bit mad in the corners. does anyone else use a spool and get chatter? also iam running stock so with a spool do you need to brake with 27 t?????????
thanks stephen
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