Originally posted by fastharry
Does the Karahara rear tower give you new bottom rear arm mounts for the shocks?..
The HPI does....
I wouldn't buy any towers except HPI's..they're the ones who designed the car..they know all the roll centers,roll moments,geometry,etc...
Why would you need new bottom rear arm mounts if you're just changing the rear shocktower?
OK, HPI knows the geometry, roll centers, etc.. of their car, BUT apparently they did'nt know well enough cause now they're releasing new shocktowers which require different rear arm mounts.
OH wait!! Maybe, just maybe HPI planned this all along!
-Only two small gears in the diffs.... upgrade!
-Alloy shock towers.... Upgrade!
-Plastic shocks.... Upgrade!(especially in hot climates)
-Rubber belts.... Upgrade!
-No oneway..... Upgrade!
And now they're releasing graphite suspension and chassis parts!?
No wonder HPI made this car heavy!
Now don't get me wrong, I think the R40 is very capable in it's stock form.......but many R40 owners out there will be bothered by it's weight and other deficiencies and HPI will happily be standing by with the upgrades. HPI is counting on that.
It's the way of HPI! Just look at their past.
Having said all that, the R40 would still be near the top of my list if I was in the market fo a Pro nitro tourer.