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Old 08-28-2013, 06:56 PM
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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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Old 09-03-2013, 09:39 PM
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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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After:


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 savx 1258tg

And to accompany the new metal gear I went with racers edge aluminum servo horn
(I know it's not supposed to be double sided, but I learned that a little to late . exchanging soon)

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.

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
Note: I also figure since the shock has less travel it would stiffen up everything. Anyways leave your thoughts please.
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.....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.

http://www.teamassociated.com/pictur...46/8846_md.jpg
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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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Old 09-07-2013, 09:56 AM
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Follow up post. Finally got the last of my parts and can't wait to throw them on


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
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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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