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Old 06-19-2014, 01:24 PM
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Has anyone else experienced HPI Silver springs with barely any silver paint marking them? I have 3 pairs of them and only one pair has any noticeable silver paint on them. This gets aggravating when you consider the Tamiya 418 kit springs as identical as well as the Ride Black springs. Thankfully the Ride Silver springs use 1.4mm wire so they're easy to identify but all the others seem to be 1.5mm!
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Old 06-19-2014, 01:59 PM
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Has anyone else experienced HPI Silver springs with barely any silver paint marking them? I have 3 pairs of them and only one pair has any noticeable silver paint on them. This gets aggravating when you consider the Tamiya 418 kit springs as identical as well as the Ride Black springs. Thankfully the Ride Silver springs use 1.4mm wire so they're easy to identify but all the others seem to be 1.5mm!
Worse. I've purchased two sets in the last few months with no paint at all.
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Old 06-19-2014, 03:01 PM
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Ride and Tamiya springs are wound opposite of HPI springs. An easy peazy tell.

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What is the reason to run without rebound? Like JG puts holes in his shocks or Rod not using sponges at Reedy?
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Old 06-19-2014, 04:08 PM
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Originally Posted by LAGuy View Post
What is the reason to run without rebound? Like JG puts holes in his shocks or Rod not using sponges at Reedy?
I believe the idea is that, a damper is not a spring, pretty rare to see anyone use the sponges
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Old 06-19-2014, 08:42 PM
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Is there a 418x coming out soon? The $430 418 at Tower seems too good to pass up.
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Old 06-19-2014, 10:16 PM
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There is an echo in here, haha
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Old 06-19-2014, 10:47 PM
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Post was really meant to be about the price more than anything.
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Old 06-19-2014, 11:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Dusttt View Post
Is there a 418x coming out soon? The $430 418 at Tower seems too good to pass up.
What discounts is that with?

Do you have to pay a fee to get access to the discount?
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Old 06-20-2014, 06:35 AM
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What discounts is that with?

Do you have to pay a fee to get access to the discount?
Just the tower saver club it's $10 a year. They have the car at$504 and there is a $75 off $500 code
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Old 06-20-2014, 09:37 AM
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Originally Posted by masterhit View Post
Ride and Tamiya springs are wound opposite of HPI springs. An easy peazy tell.

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You sure? Pretty sure Tamiya springs are wound the same way as HPI.

HPI blue - straight out of the package:



Tamiya blue -



And, if someone would be so kind, what the heck is this one? Wound opposite, 13.59mm ID, 15.49 OD, 5 coils, 1.4mm wire.

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I was referring to the new large diameter "black" Tamiya springs.

The Tamiya black is pretty unique compared to the other coatings. It looks like a trivalent zinc chromate, hence the lack of color density and the heavy "rainbow" affect. That alone is usually enough for me to tell!

The bottom mystery spring is wound in the direction of the new Tamiya springs. All the new Tamiya springs use 1.5mm wire (per Tamiya) and vary the coil count to change the rate. Mine check out to confirm this. The most likely candidate is a Ride spring.

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Old 06-20-2014, 11:04 AM
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Originally Posted by masterhit View Post
I was referring to the new large diameter "black" Tamiya springs.

The Tamiya black is pretty unique compared to the other coatings. It looks like a trivalent zinc chromate, hence the lack of color density and the heavy "rainbow" affect. That alone is usually enough for me to tell!

The bottom mystery spring is wound in the direction of the new Tamiya springs. All the new Tamiya springs use 1.5mm wire (per Tamiya) and vary the coil count to change the rate. Mine check out to confirm this. The most likely candidate is a Ride spring.

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I see how we got that one confused!
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Old 06-20-2014, 11:49 AM
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Originally Posted by LAGuy View Post
What is the reason to run without rebound? Like JG puts holes in his shocks or Rod not using sponges at Reedy?
For me, I found it easier to make 4 dead dampers from the beginning than trying to make them all equal. Even if I did, they lose compression at different rates. Consistency is the keyword here I guess.
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Just the tower saver club it's $10 a year. They have the car at$504 and there is a $75 off $500 code
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