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Old 07-22-2013, 10:14 PM   #1
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Sprint 2 serious upgrade

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Hi. Being unemployed at the moment, and unfortunately, it occuring after a big shopping spree at a couple of HKG RC stores, I have had a lot of time to upgrade my cars, while at the same time, hoping my wife does not see the latest VISA bill before I can find a new job. Anyway, here is a recent upgrade to my Sprint 2 Sport with the Porsche 911 GT3 body.

Radshape RC aluminum chassis. Note that this chassis does not have that stupid triangle shaped hole at the rear which lets all the little rocks into the car and screws up the belt. Something Sprints are known for. Chassis also comes with an aluminum upper deck, but it is total overkill and not necessary. I will keep it in case I ever get another Sprint and just add it to the stock chassis for stiffness. These Radshape aluminum chassis give the most amazing low center of gravity. I have one on my E10 as well, and even with the extra weight and stock servo it corners like an F1 car and stays completely planted (using Hachmoto 23T motor, 21T pinion).

GPM Racing aluminum front and rear arms. Didn't bother with the knuckles front and rear as the stock parts are very good, solid plastic and it was completely unnecessary, in my opinion.

Turnigy Trackstar 9T brushless motor/24T pinion. These Turnigy motors are the smoothest sounding and running motors I have ever seen. Even at my LHS, the tech says he has never seen or heard anything so smooth. The 10T one in my Sakura Zero S sounds like a freaking jet turbine not an RC car.Not bad for $24.00 each so if they only last a year, who cares. I usually buy 2 at a time anyways. I would rather buy 4 motors for $100.00 than 1 motor for the same price, especially when they are this good.

HobbyKing 45A ESC with fan. I like these HobbyKing and Turnigy ESCs. Work perfectly out of the box and never a problem with them so far.Again only about $22.00 each

Yeah Racing universal axles front and rear. Shocks are the Hara Pro Competition units from HPI, and while expensive are absolutely AMAZING. I highly recommend these for any Sprint or any other 1/10 Touring car. Simply the smoothest shocks ever. I replace all my shocks with aluminum ones, either Yeah Racing, 3Racing or something similar and none are this nice and smooth.

Haven't been able to run this outdoors yet with the weather, but on the floor at the LHS, it was quite a blast even with a 2000mah HPI Nimh battery. Soon to get a 2S lipo and we will see how long it takes to burn the tires off.
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Old 08-19-2013, 09:54 PM   #2
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Re: Sprint 2 serious upgrade

looks really nice man.
want to do something similar to my sprint 2 flux.
hopefully you find a new job soon!
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