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Old 04-27-2014, 01:17 AM
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Hi guys.... This part HB 75188, which is a CURRENT part per the HPI TCXX website, has been on backorder from Tower Hobbies SINCE DECEMBER as far as I've backordered it. It could have been backordered longer than that. Tower's website keeps saying "on order" from month to month... from December, then Jan, then Feb, Mar, April and now May... The thing is, I have a whole bunch of drive shafts that obviously need to connect to that...

Are there any other parts out there that I can use that would fit in place of the 75188?

THANKS IN ADVANCE!!!
This Tamiya part fits. I tested it with a HB driveshaft from my cyclone TC.
http://www.speedtechhobbies.com/inde...product_id=203
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Old 04-29-2014, 02:31 AM
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I've just fit the Tamiya DCJ 42216 at the front of my TCXX and they seem silky smooth on full lock.

I've not used any DCJ before but the quality of these seem brilliant. I've used the long POM outdrives with 2mm slots and had to dremel the edges of the caster block slightly as indictated in an earlier post.

Hoping to test this weekend but initial impressions are very positive.
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Old 04-30-2014, 08:27 AM
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Some more pics here http://www.rceasy.com/2014/02/07/hb-tcxx-upgrade-pack/
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Old 04-30-2014, 08:45 AM
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How about a part number and more importantly, an ETA.

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Old 04-30-2014, 08:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Advil View Post
How about a part number and more importantly, an ETA.

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I just hope that its not crazily priced. and that you can get parts available separately. I already got spec-r's lower shock towers, but the big bore shocks and shorter shafts might be nice
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Old 04-30-2014, 04:48 PM
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Originally Posted by k_bojar View Post
I just hope that its not crazily priced. and that you can get parts available separately. I already got spec-r's lower shock towers, but the big bore shocks and shorter shafts might be nice
The new towers are lower than the -2 towers just by looking at the pics
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Old 04-30-2014, 06:10 PM
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Damn! This makes me wanna sell my xray t4 and get a tcxx!
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Old 05-01-2014, 08:20 AM
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Originally Posted by goots View Post
The new towers are lower than the -2 towers just by looking at the pics
hmmm...I wonder if the whole shock tower is lower profile, but the holes line up in the -2mm range?
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Old 05-01-2014, 01:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Chrisgt2 View Post
Here's my new Arrowmax aluminum chassis. Just arrived today.

Weighs in about 50g more than the stock chassis pictured and roughly twice as stiff.

I will weigh the stock non cut-out chassis plate when I remove it from the car.
Ever get a chance to weigh that stock chassis? They have changed the weight limit in the class I wanted top use the aluminum chassis for so the car would be too heavy with it. The Graphite version I ordered by mistake weighs 70gr on my scales. If its about the same weight as the stock chassis I may use it because its thinner and all the components would be about 1/4mm lower than the stock chassis so I would have a lower CG.
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Old 05-01-2014, 02:25 PM
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i have a dumb question.. what the gain when you change pistons from a 3-hole version to, say for example, the 6-hole pistons?? I believe the 6-holes were better recommended for asphalt racing, but my memory sucks
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Old 05-01-2014, 05:26 PM
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In general, more responsive. Less latency. It allows fluid to pass through at a quicker rate so shock damping is less "effective" with more holes. You could do one of two things. Fewer holes in the piston, or thicker fluid-to achieve a less "responsive" action from the shock.
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Old 05-01-2014, 06:27 PM
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Originally Posted by ShaunMac View Post
Just a suggestion. You might try measuring the HPI part and asking in the BD7 or TRF forums to see what size the other brands run. I have a hunch the BD7 cvd rebuild kit will work.

This --> YOKBD-010TP Yokomo CVD Coupler & Pin Set

Good luck.
I can confirm, this part fits. Actually, it seems to fit better than the original part. The pin is slightly longer. So you don't have to worry about one side coming out of the universal axle.

THANKS for the tip!
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Old 05-01-2014, 07:30 PM
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Originally Posted by k_bojar View Post
i have a dumb question.. what the gain when you change pistons from a 3-hole version to, say for example, the 6-hole pistons?? I believe the 6-holes were better recommended for asphalt racing, but my memory sucks
Lots of good discussion on area (i.e., the number of holes) and the size of each hole on the Tune with Camber links thread on the off road forum. with the same flow area, lots of small holes tends to absorb small bumps but resist more sudden movements like tight corners.
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Old 05-02-2014, 04:05 AM
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Could anyone post product code for delrin 2 hole shock piston

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Old 05-04-2014, 01:59 AM
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just curious. Is the new upgrade kit beneficial for outdoor or indoor tracks. ie lower shock towers and smaller shocks.
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