Archive for the ‘Hi Cap Dampers’ Category


10 Mar
2011

Boom! DF-03 Shocker Oil Seals Fit!

Yep, found a perfect fit!

I’ve got a DF-03 Dark Impact with upgraded shocks as my play car, so I thought to myself ‘hmmm, would the seals from my standard shocks fit the Hi-Caps’ so I routed around my loft, found the originals and boom, they fit like a glove.  My shocks are now oil filled, looooovely.  New photos to follow real soon, I just need to set the car up in a nice spot.

Catch you soon.

Mike.

7 Mar
2011

Darn Hi-Cap Oil Seals…

Damn, those oil seals that I picked up where the exact same style, but about 1 mm smaller and thus, drop down the cylinder rather than perching on top.  I’m now totally lost as to what to replace them with…so for now, they are going to stay empty.

So, if anyone out there reading this knows of any seals that will fit these Hi-Cap Dampers, then please take pitty on me and either leave a comment or drop me a mail.  Any and all help is GREATLY appreciated.

4 Mar
2011

Argh, more bits needed!

I stripped down the front and rear suspension to find that my damper seals have all dried up and cracked, bummer! So in minor desporation I tried out some other damper seals from other Tamiyas I have knocking around…no joy, they’re all too small and a different shapes.  I have however seen some on eBay which look like a match, so stay tuned to see if that’s another £5 down the toilet ;)

Yesterday I had to buy the Avante 2001 ball connector bag and bushings bag as it turns out this car of mine has all manner of odd parts used in replacement. Grrrr.  And if you’re wondering why on earth I need the bushing bags from the 2001, its because I’m having to make a mod of my own to this car to allow it to mount the suspension to the whishbones in the same way as the 2001…why?…because those darn Egress suspension mounts are THE rarest part.  Double grrrrrr.

Aaaaand lastly, I was in a real pickle with the dastardly 3×42 countersunk screws that hold the backend together, as the heads got rounded off getting them out, only for me to realise that only two cars made by Tamiya have EVER used those screws…and you cannot get hold of the associated screw bag for love nor money.  But open some insanly long winded research, I found out that the last 2mm of these screws isnt essential, and that HPI make packs of 3×40’s…and you can get 10 for £3, job done :)

I just need to the bits to get here so that I can continue…new update soon.