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    Red face So excited!

    welp just ordered some new hopups for my sprint2 flux, and just had to share now i play the waiting game (warning: lots of pics will be posted ) also why is this hpi area so dead i cant be the only one to own a sprint 2 model on this forum

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    So I got some of the parts that I ordered and thought I'd show it off here are some pics of the progress.

    So due to my noobiness I managed to week my car and decided a perfect chance to reverse engenier the car and learn the mechanical aspects of it and the first thing that had to go was the front diff.

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    Next was the servo. I did some digging on google and was seeing what was a good switch from the regular puny one, and I finally came to the choice of a savöx 1258tg
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    And to accompany the new metal gear I went with racers edge aluminum servo horn
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    And with most of the car disassembled I figure I'd go crazy with zip ties.
    That's pretty much it, I'm only waiting for one more package with the rest of the parts. Here's a pic of them.
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    Thats it for now until I break something else . but I do have a question in regards of the shocks that I've been thinking about.
    I'm pretty much on a budget (I think I speak for most) and well I've been wanting to raise the car up a bit, and the stock shock aren't height adjustable, or at least Idk how to. Anyway I thought of pulling out the shock down with the spring and fill the gap with a zip tie. Now my question is is this something that sounds like a good idea or am I just peeing in the wind and wasting zip ties? Here's a pic
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    Quote Originally Posted by driften240sx View Post
    .....why is this hpi area so dead i cant be the only one to own a sprint 2 model on this forum
    The forum has just had a major change and I think this is a new section...you have the first thread. No doubt other HPI users will find it eventually....

    Regarding adding the cable ties to the shocks...you could do it like that I suppose..but...In that picture you have there, directly above the cable tie there is a ring with a little tab on it (maybe has a number on the tab), that is a preload spacer and they should be available in different thicknesses.

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    Ohhhhhhh so that's what that tap does lol. Thanks for that bit of knowledge, but for now I think ill stick to the zip ties since my local hobby store is not very well stocked and are a bit shady on the prices and general customer help. I think ill try the ties out for a bit untill I can get the $$$ for a more permanent solution to this cars super low stance and thanks for stopping by

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    Follow up post. Finally got the last of my parts and can't wait to throw them on
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    If anyone knows of a good bearing set for the hpi sprint 2 flux, that would save me a ton of time of trying to hunt one down and greatly appreciate it
    "Wahhh tu tu tu tu"-blow off valve

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    AHAHAHAH i love new parts. Lets see her! Any pics?

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    Welcome to the chaos
    http://www.bocabearings.com/bearing-...FYkWMgodHVMACA
    Found this as a listing for bearings. Boca is a very reputable company.


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