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Old 09-12-2014, 08:24 AM   #31
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I have a set of silver silvers and a couple sets of black silvers.

The black silvers are all the same except for how they were marked (same rate). The silver silvers have a different rate. It has been too long since I went to the trouble to rate them, but ICRC the silver silvers were stiffer but I don't trust my memory and I can't find my notes.

Looking at them now (I have them on my desk as I type this) I think the silver silvers are actually softer. They have 6 1/2 free coils compared to the black silvers that have roughly 6 1/4, the same free length, and the same wire size. All things being equal, more wire over the same length = softer.

I have never seen a set of these for sale. I got mine by buying an NIB older cyclone.
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Old 09-12-2014, 12:55 PM   #32
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Yep, my silver silvers came with the HPI. The black silvers have been around for ages though and I find them better on carpet than the old silvers.
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OK, just got them in my mail, the springs are black, so it is the "new" ones.
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Old 10-12-2014, 12:44 AM   #34
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HPI 6543 starting to appear in stock!

I have ordered some from amain, I'm expecting them to be in HB not HPI packaging and to also not have an markings on them (just like my blue 6542's)

See what comes in the post!
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HPI 6543 starting to appear in stock!

I have ordered some from amain, I'm expecting them to be in HB not HPI packaging and to also not have an markings on them (just like my blue 6542's)

See what comes in the post!
Correct, any of the current springs are black and are labeled as Hot Bodies with part #6543. We have them labeled on our site as both HPI6543 and HBS6543.
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Using a spring tester made from an accurate digital scale and a digital height gauge, I tested some Silver HPI silvers a while back. They came out of some Pro4 kits and were well used. Some were as soft as HPI Blue's, some as hard as HPI Pink's while some were randomly in between.

All the new springs I had at that time were true to their rating.
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Only thing I don't like about the latest black HPI springs is that they no longer color code them. I hate counting coils and measuring wire, I'd rather just look at the bottom to see what springs I have. But neither the black "blues" or the black "slivers" that came with my TCXX came with color coding.
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Just place a small bit of coloured tubing (heatshrink!) on them - like how the ride springs come default.

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Correct, any of the current springs are black and are labeled as Hot Bodies with part #6543. We have them labeled on our site as both HPI6543 and HBS6543.
I was told the HPI "version" (I assume they are actually identical?) are actually discontinued - true to your knowledge?
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Yokomo Blue springs are a big favorite as well.
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Odd placed comment, especially seeing as the rate of yokomo blues is no where near the same as what we are talking about here.
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Odd placed comment, especially seeing as the rate of yokomo blues is no where near the same as what we are talking about here.
I understand that, I'm not sure where you race or on what surface, but nobody really runs the HPI Silver springs anymore that I know of. Most of us use the Yokomo Blue on carpet
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You'll still find silvers on asphalt everywhere.
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You'll still find silvers on asphalt everywhere.
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I understand that, I'm not sure where you race or on what surface, but nobody really runs the HPI Silver springs anymore that I know of. Most of us use the Yokomo Blue on carpet
Chris HPI springs on asphalt are pretty much the standard. Silver, blue, and sometimes pink.
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