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Old 06-12-2014, 05:00 PM
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Originally Posted by lagcisco View Post
Does anyone know what springs came with the TRF418s that included additional parts? (arm, uprights, springs, swaybars).

I'm looking for the elusive HPI Silvers.. car came with a few extra springs I just don't know how close the included springs are compared to HPI Silvers.
Those miracle springs are pretty much made of unobtainium now. Though I think the new spring set comes out close.
But the Schumacher greens look like a promising match.
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Old 06-12-2014, 06:22 PM
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You guys are months off a new car.
Historically we've seen CAD and spy pics (thx Kentech) around Sept/Oct, but "generally" official new kit release dates have been in December. We did one year see a "mild" update of the existing car after the Reedy Race, but doesn't seem to be one this year.
Some countries have got new Cars several weeks earlier from the official release date (eg: Hobby Shops in Sweden, eh Kentech, lol), but generally December has been the cycle for years...

New car still 5 to 6 months away!
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Old 06-12-2014, 07:24 PM
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Originally Posted by 2-Bad View Post
You guys are months off a new car.
Historically we've seen CAD and spy pics (thx Kentech) around Sept/Oct, but "generally" official new kit release dates have been in December. We did one year see a "mild" update of the existing car after the Reedy Race, but doesn't seem to be one this year.
Some countries have got new Cars several weeks earlier from the official release date (eg: Hobby Shops in Sweden, eh Kentech, lol), but generally December has been the cycle for years...

New car still 5 to 6 months away!
But have you noticed in the past inventories drying up this early out?
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Old 06-12-2014, 07:31 PM
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Originally Posted by TryHard View Post
If your struggling to find HPI Silvers, try the Schumacher Greens from the Mi5. They are the same as the Silvers, down to wire thickness, coil count, overall diameter, and length.
Trying silvers and greens back to back, no difference on track
Schu Greens

However, silvers/greens vs ride red springs, there is a difference. The Rides are more progressive, so even though the rate is similar, the feel is quite different on track. They have their place (particularly very bumpy or very low traction, IMO)... But 95% of the time on asphalt, silvers are the go.

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Thanks for the suggestion to use the greens. I ordered a few this afternoon.
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Old 06-12-2014, 07:32 PM
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How does running no sponges in the shocks affect the handling?
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Old 06-12-2014, 07:50 PM
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Originally Posted by inpuressa View Post
Those miracle springs are pretty much made of unobtainium now. Though I think the new spring set comes out close.
But the Schumacher greens look like a promising match.
The new spring set looks to include identical ones as included in the early kits as spares plus the stock blacks. Part number is 42278.



If anyone wants the bonus springs to make a full set, I'd be happy to part with them (in a trade for something?) I think. Full (well half) set is only $10 or so though!
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Old 06-12-2014, 08:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Raman View Post
But have you noticed in the past inventories drying up this early out?
Yes I have. In some years they do multiple production runs but "generally speaking" it's hard to get new kits after April.
If none at your LHS or the usual places, I would suggest trying Japan Hobby Shops as a last hope.

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Old 06-12-2014, 09:48 PM
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I agree. I don't think we will see a new model until after the worlds at the earliest.
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Old 06-14-2014, 06:56 PM
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Originally Posted by cplus View Post
I agree. I don't think we will see a new model until after the worlds at the earliest.
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418X/418WE/418V6 after the worlds would be my guess as well.
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Old 06-15-2014, 03:10 AM
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New model is December every year peeps
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Old 06-15-2014, 03:19 AM
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Originally Posted by CraigM View Post
New model is December every year peeps
excepting models such as the 417X Reedy Race edition, which were hardly "new" cars. hence why i think *if* they win the worlds, we might see something slightly earlier. maybe.

but having said that, the V5 came out around Nov/Dec didnt it and the worlds were in the middle of the year?
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Old 06-15-2014, 10:13 AM
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Does anyone here have a Sanwa set in their car? I have just started to fit my new Sanwa set into the car and the aerial is looooooong my Spektum pro receiver was nice and short, but this one is about 20cm long..

I cant cut it so do you just fold all the excess up?
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Old 06-15-2014, 10:21 AM
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I roll it into a loop the size 10mm and zip tie it. It just sits on top of the rx. I have sanwa rx in all of my cars and I do it all the same except for my pan car.
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Old 06-15-2014, 10:49 AM
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Originally Posted by b20btec View Post
I roll it into a loop the size 10mm and zip tie it. It just sits on top of the rx. I have sanwa rx in all of my cars and I do it all the same except for my pan car.
thanks, do you have a pic?
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Old 06-15-2014, 06:04 PM
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Question about sway bar adjustments.

Is the primary adjustment mechanism (ie: the one to do first when the left right balance is out) the hex head ball of the vertical link(BC4), or is it the stabiliser end(BC28), moving the bar in/out and changing "length"

Obviously if the bar length isn't close to even it will never be right, but how important is this? The upright hex ball is the much easier one to adjust as well obviously!
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