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Old 12-07-2007, 03:11 PM
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I i was thinking of getting the escalade body an i was woundering how some of u guys dressed them up post some pics if u got them
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Don't like it. Lexan is way to thin and the body doesn't hold up. Plus you have to hack the tar out of the body to get it to fit since the body is made more for a touring car. I just did a pearl white to emulate that awesome color on the 1:1 scale.

I wouldn't recommend the body unless it's a shelf queen and even then I still say no. The detail is awesome on it though, I will give it that. Personally I would look for a Proline body.



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oh so is really thin i just want it fo the winter time to help keep the motor warmer
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Tons of SUV bodies out there... I would pick another one.
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HPI bodies are thin? Not the ones I've had. They are good bodies, about as good as Proline and Parma.
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here it is
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THis on is a little better
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Looks good! It looks good with black rims.[8D]
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forsure shiny chrome is for possers hahahhaha
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forsure shiny chrome is for possers hahahhaha
No way that body doesn't rub when you run it. You must not have run it yet. Mine isn't more hacked up because I wanted it that way. It's hacked that much to prevent any rubbing.
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HPI bodies are thin? Not the ones I've had. They are good bodies, about as good as Proline and Parma.
I am not saying all HPI bodies are thin, but this one was designed for a touring car, not the Savage. The Savage was an afterthought when they designed it.
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u have bigger wheels that the stockers. hes got the stock savage x wheels which are smaller, so that probably explains the reason why hes got enough clearance.
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HPI bodies are thin? Not the ones I've had. They are good bodies, about as good as Proline and Parma.
I am not saying all HPI bodies are thin, but this one was designed for a touring car, not the Savage. The Savage was an afterthought when they designed it.
How did you get the offset 17mm Ofna wheels to work? Is there an adapter out there? Im curious cuz I have a set just laying around.
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heres a parma bodies and seems to be fine
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here are some pics of my sons truck,
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Not bad i only got the yellow escalade because i wanted a winter shell fo bashing and i thought it might keep the motor a little warmer then a tuck style
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ALL HPI's bodies are thin compared to anything Proline or Parma makes. the only reason you wouldn't notice a difference is if you never TOUCHED the body. HPI's MT bodies are thin and frail. go Pro-Line or Parma if you actually plan on USING your truck.
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ALL HPI's bodies are thin compared to anything Proline or Parma makes. the only reason you wouldn't notice a difference is if you never TOUCHED the body. HPI's MT bodies are thin and frail. go Pro-Line or Parma if you actually plan on USING your truck.
Well I'm not in the habit of feeling up my bodies, but from what I can tell, my HPI 56 Ford pickup body is as "thick" as my Parma 72 Chevy pickup body/Grave Digger body and *almost* as "thick" as the ProLine Blazer body I'm currently destroying. I simply cannot feel the difference with my fingers, but then again my fingers aren't as accurate as a set of calipers either. For the record though, I did crack up a HPI Jeep TJ body, but that was user error on my part.....I cut out way too much of the rollbar area and lost a lot of roof support.[8D]
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All I know is the HPI Ram body I had didn't hold up as well as any of the Pro-Line bodies I've had (the big rig, the F100, and the K10 body I have yet to paint/mount I know will outlast the Ram). All the HPI MT bodies I've touched have felt like they're around .040" thick.
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HPI bodies are thin? Not the ones I've had. They are good bodies, about as good as Proline and Parma.
I am not saying all HPI bodies are thin, but this one was designed for a touring car, not the Savage. The Savage was an afterthought when they designed it.
How did you get the offset 17mm Ofna wheels to work? Is there an adapter out there? Im curious cuz I have a set just laying around.

Hello? Anyone like to comment on this question?
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you may wanna get a set of calipers on those HPI bodies and check with HPI on warrenty, cause the 73 bronco, jeep rubicon, land rover defender, ATV, and bounty hunter 4x4 bodies all measure at .060 which is the exact same as my proline F350 body, the only "thinner" one I've gotten was a parma Dodge Ram 1500 which was .040
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How did you get the offset 17mm Ofna wheels to work? Is there an adapter out there? Im curious cuz I have a set just laying around.
HPI sells a 17mm axle upgrade for the Savage. You can get it with axles alone or with CVDs. I chose just axles.

Just Axles-

[link=http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXKZR3&P=7]Axles[/link]



Complete CVDs-

[link=http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXLHF4&P=7]CVDs[/link]

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Thanks Dale!
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I just picked up the HPI Bounty Hunter body, painted it, and since I plan to beat the living **** out of this one....I did a little reinforcing.....gorilla tape (duct tape's bigger badder cousin) in strips throughout the entire inside, an aluminum plate where my roll bar will make contact, and, since I couldn't find my tall body mount post, I made a box style mount from aluminum sheeting....and to test it, I laid the truck upside down.....on its lid....and stood on the savvy (5'11" 235lbs) after deciding that it was good, I took it to the "skate park" which consists of a 4' slope ramp with a railing behind it, and a 4' quarter pipe with an enclosed railing behind it, hit em both a few times to get a feel for the ramps then launched it....cleared the 5' railing on the ramp (that is to say, the railing's 5' taller than the ramp), landed it in the middle of the second back flip on its top....a couple minor scratches, and that's it....no signs of any other damage....I'm happy.

with a little bit of reinforcing, I think ANY body will take a beating...but, I've had the best luck from the HPI ones...(haven't bashed my only ProLine cause I love the way it turned out, and I don't wanna ruin it)
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