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Old 03-08-2013, 07:09 PM
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Originally Posted by ShaunMac View Post
Anyone running the #68769 SOLID AXLE LONG CUP? If so, could you give me the overall length for these cups?

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Probably the main reason you won't be seeing much on Hara's setup is because of a few key prototype parts that were on the car. A lot of people don't realize the difference some of these can make to what the overall setup should be, so they aren't posted. If you need a solid setup, I'm sure one of us can help you out though.

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Old 03-08-2013, 07:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Wazza22 View Post
Hi,

What options are available for a stiffer upper deck for carpet racing? Any one have any experience with different brands etc?

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I had actually made my own upper deck that was made with Ultra high modulus graphite fibers (basically stiffer than the kit stuff), and it didn't really help me in any way that I was looking for.

Something that IS something to try for carpet racing is using the older suspension blocks for the FF block. They mount in the outer holes of the chassis for suspension mounts. Using the newer solid version of the RF suspension mount is also a good combo with the older front block. It basically increases chassis stiffness overall.

If you have any other questions about carpet setups, feel free to ask. I have been working on mine for a little while and its working pretty well now.

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Old 03-08-2013, 07:18 PM
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Will hb offer the prototype parts as just option parts or will they also have a new kit with the new parts
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Old 03-08-2013, 07:20 PM
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Originally Posted by rosko View Post
Will hb offer the prototype parts as just option parts or will they also have a new kit with the new parts
You can be 99% sure that they will be only option parts.
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Old 03-09-2013, 06:03 AM
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I am in the process of upgrading a Cyclone S to the Exotek HBX chassis. I would like to know which drive train parts from the TCXX or TCX are compatible (dcjs/cvds, gear diffs, etc..).

Any help is appreciated.

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Anyone know where I can find arms or a part number for the pro 4 arms?
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Old 03-10-2013, 12:31 PM
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Korey,

Thanks for the info. I am surprised though that a stiffer chassis is not the go, I think the standard one is too flexible even for outdoors.

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Old 03-10-2013, 12:33 PM
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Originally Posted by transplantlife View Post
Anyone know where I can find arms or a part number for the pro 4 arms?
Here is the part number http://www.hpiracing.co.uk/piw.php?partNo=73506

No idea if anywhere will have them now though.
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Old 03-12-2013, 03:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Carlos View Post
I am in the process of upgrading a Cyclone S to the Exotek HBX chassis. I would like to know which drive train parts from the TCXX or TCX are compatible (dcjs/cvds, gear diffs, etc..).

Any help is appreciated.

Thanks in advance,
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I upgraded my Worlds Cyclone to the HBX chassis and it was an awesome car. All parts from the Cyclone, Cyclone WCE and TC are compatible but as far as drive shafts, spools and diffs from the TCX and TCXX, all are different and not compatible due to the narrower bulk heads from the TCX onwards. Stick to parts from the older, wider TC.
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Old 03-12-2013, 09:24 AM
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Originally Posted by dvaid852456 View Post
I upgraded my Worlds Cyclone to the HBX chassis and it was an awesome car. All parts from the Cyclone, Cyclone WCE and TC are compatible but as far as drive shafts, spools and diffs from the TCX and TCXX, all are different and not compatible due to the narrower bulk heads from the TCX onwards. Stick to parts from the older, wider TC.
Thank you very much! I have always liked the Cyclone line of cars and this HBX chassis is very nice. I am still trying to get all of the parts in order, right now I have the Bulkheads and shock towers on the way. Once those have been installed all that is left are the drive train components.

If you have anymore tips, regarding this chassis conversion, please PM me.

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Old 03-12-2013, 08:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Carlos View Post
Thank you very much! I have always liked the Cyclone line of cars and this HBX chassis is very nice. I am still trying to get all of the parts in order, right now I have the Bulkheads and shock towers on the way. Once those have been installed all that is left are the drive train components.

If you have anymore tips, regarding this chassis conversion, please PM me.

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I had a version 2 HBX where you can flip the belts and bring the lipo a little closer to centerline. It helps for better balance.
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I had a version 2 HBX where you can flip the belts and bring the lipo a little closer to centerline. It helps for better balance.
Yes I had that version too. It was really good when using full size lipos. flipping the belt as per the TCX really helped with weight distribution and meant I could remove some ballast weight.

When I switched to 'shorty' lipos I moved the ESC to the front right of the chassis and had the lipo behind this. It was then better to have the long belt back on the left, in it's original position. I found the car had tons of understeer when using 'shorty' lipos so added a lot of weight up front, added some antisquat and softened the springs all round. It was great in this configuration as I could get the weight right down to 1355g and was perfectly balanced.
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Hey I'm new to onroad but experienced in offroad. What's a good baseline setup to start out with? I'll be running at wcrc which is an indoor high bite asphalt track with a good amount of flow. I'll be running sweep 36r with an LTCR regular body.
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Hi Korey/Fred,

any tips to make car rotate around faster and reduce scrubbing of tyres?
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