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Old 05-19-2014, 09:20 AM   #1
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Wondering specifically about HPI Silvers vs. Ride Red springs. Off the top of my head I think the rates are the same or very close and I know on some setup sheets they are regarded as "interchangeable" but are there any differences in feel between the two? Or is it simply a case of being wound in the same factory but labeled differently for the two companies?
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Both are good springs. I prefer Ride's over the HPI's as I have noticed that the Rides seem to be more consistent and come matched better as a pair. Just my personal experience.
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Both are good springs. I prefer Ride's over the HPI's as I have noticed that the Rides seem to be more consistent and come matched better as a pair. Just my personal experience.
I second that. I prefer ride pro match over any other.
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I use the Moorespeed springs, basically rebranded Ride springs

I was told Moorespeed Red is pretty close to HPI silver
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Here is a couple of comparison charts
http://www.reflexracing.net/RSD-Univ...art_ep_58.html
http://www.petitrc.com/reglages/1-10...ingChartv2.pdf
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Spring formula for those who are interested. I use to run different brands and these formulas helped me out a lot when I needed to compare rates.

Kg/mm to lbs/inches= kg/.0179
Gf/mm to lbs/inches= gf/17.85
C in n/mm to lbs/inches= C*5.71
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To answer the op question the hpi silvers and the ride reds are close to feel but they're not exactly same rate.
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To answer the op question the hpi silvers and the ride reds are close to feel but they're not exactly same rate.
Thanks after an exhaustive search of the www I cannot find a single place that has HPI Silver or Ride Red springs in stock

Are HARA Red springs the same?
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Hara, MR33, vbc, Ride, Roche, all the same springs coming from the same spot.

They are replicas of the HPI Silver, and to me, very hard to tell apart on the car. They are the same diameter, length, wire dia, and coils, which in theory makes it the same. However I'd call them replicas, if not copies of the HPI silver. I personally have run them back to back and cannot really tell a difference.
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Thanks after an exhaustive search of the www I cannot find a single place that has HPI Silver or Ride Red springs in stock

Are HARA Red springs the same?
How exhaustive a search?

I just typed HBS6542 and HBS6543 and found some pretty quickly.
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How exhaustive a search?

I just typed HBS6542 and HBS6543 and found some pretty quickly.
Sorry meant in the UK
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Sorry meant in the UK
Oh, my mistake, lol.
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You can also try Durango 3 Dot springs. We've extensively tested them back-to-back against the HPI springs, and even the top drivers cannot feel a difference.

Plus, you can actually buy them really easily!
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Personally, I find the ride springs to be more progressive than HPI's. Seem to cope better with bumpy tracks. IME, they feel quite different on track.
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