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Old 07-24-2016, 11:38 PM
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Default Great news for all long-time HPI Racing fans

I know there are many people out there on RCtech who, just like me, got started in on-road RC car racing with HPI Racing. My first ever RC car was a RS4 Pro 2. That car worked great and I became a die-hard HPI Racing fan.

Here's a great letter from Ripmax (the new owners of HPI Racing):
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Old 07-24-2016, 11:50 PM
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Great news, I want to see them succeed after being mismanaged for some years. I grew up on Tamiya and HPI as a kid.
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Afted reading that it seems like it will take a while before they will have production up and rolling. This makes the lack of tires al bad situation. I hope this tire problem will be solved soon my front tires are way past shot. It is going to start to effect racing.
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Hobby store got this a couple weeks ago. They bought a company that was in really bad shape. All but left for dead by previous owners. From what store said after talking to the new reps at the HobbyTown convention was minimum 6 months before things start moving again.
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That Porsche 911 GT1 can't get here fast enough
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Im sure plenty of HPI VTA tires and rims are out there....if your online store is out of stock...plenty of tracks and local hobby shops should have them...

I just got 12 sets of tires and rims for the Pro VTA class being raced at the 2016 USVTA Southern Nationals...you just have to check around a little...

also if some have extras in stock or not using...post up
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Im sure plenty of HPI VTA tires and rims are out there....if your online store is out of stock...plenty of tracks and local hobby shops should have them...

I just got 12 sets of tires and rims for the Pro VTA class being raced at the 2016 USVTA Southern Nationals...you just have to check around a little...

also if some have extras in stock or not using...post up
My lhs is a hobbytown they cant get them Tower, Amain, TQ. Doesnt have them . So if you can point me in a better direction im all eyes on that. Amain has rears but i need fronts and it still is going to be months before there will be shortage of tire soon as i perceive there is a shortage now!
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Per RobK - Just so you guys know, there is a company working on a tire right now. That's all I can say.

I wonder if there are tire changes in the future as well?
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Originally Posted by DARKSIDE View Post
Im sure plenty of HPI VTA tires and rims are out there....if your online store is out of stock...plenty of tracks and local hobby shops should have them...

I just got 12 sets of tires and rims for the Pro VTA class being raced at the 2016 USVTA Southern Nationals...you just have to check around a little...

also if some have extras in stock or not using...post up
I just did a Google search on hpi 4793 tires tried 5 of the main online sellers and they are out of stock on front tires. If you have a source let us know i will bet they will be out of stock quickly.
I hope that new mfg gets those tire out soon.
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Originally Posted by vivo quevas View Post
I just did a Google search on hpi 4793 tires tried 5 of the main online sellers and they are out of stock on front tires. If you have a source let us know i will bet they will be out of stock quickly.
I hope that new mfg gets those tire out soon.
Amazon had two sets of fronts last time I checked.
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Try harder Vivo....ebay has some too.
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Exclamation VTA tires

I have 4 sets 2 on black wheels that are pretty much brand new, 1 set on black that the fronts are worn and one set on chrome wheels again fronts worn. If anybody wants them all pm me. I've acquired them but never have or will run vta so let me know if interested.
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This is encouraging news,
I used to love HPI as a kid. Really lost interest and was let down w/ their products over the last decade. Hoping HPI can find their way again and make some quality kits.
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Originally Posted by racenut123 View Post
Try harder Vivo....ebay has some too.
Yes ebay has them in Europe $9 shipping. Come on man!!! Plenty of tires in Europe where they dont race VTA as much as we do here in the US.
Amazon has one set and i bought them .
Im not polyanna im realistic about the tire shortage. Ohh yea ammazon has 2 mors sets 49.98
Love racing but my willingness to spendonly goes so far.
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Amazon is showing (7) sets of FRONT VTA tires from Dollar Hobbyz (never used them, no idea how they are to deal with)

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