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Old 02-11-2004, 11:14 AM   #1621
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Are you guys using digital postal scales (like the ones they're selling on eBay)? If so, I'm gonna pick one up.
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Old 02-11-2004, 12:31 PM   #1622
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Yep, that's what I use because they're alot more accurant them mail scales. Your local track should have a scale you can use til you get your own.
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Old 02-11-2004, 01:38 PM   #1623
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Yeah, just ordered one from EBAY for $28 shipped......still, good $25 cheaper then Bed Bath and Beyond...........
I've got the GLASS plated one....
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Old 02-11-2004, 02:35 PM   #1624
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Well... Here's some pictures of the 1700g R40. Yes, there are custom parts on it.









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Old 02-11-2004, 02:47 PM   #1625
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Drove the R40 again last night and found a few more interesting items.

1. Track grip was down a bit. In these medium grip conditions the R40 was very similar to my old V1R EVO. I think when grip levels are low the older cars and the newer cars are pretty similar if not identical. When the track was high grip my R40 was clearly better than the EVO.

2. Those damn rear camber linkages are already flogged out. There is a heap of slop in them. The car has never been seriously crashed yet.

3. The standard rear camber setting appears to be around 6 degrees which is WAY too much. I went back to 3 and it was much better.

4. The rear shock setup appears to be overdamped for the use of a one-way. 70wt oil and #4 pistons I think are the instructions. I will try #5 pistons and 50wt oil.
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Old 02-11-2004, 03:21 PM   #1626
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Well it looks like it's time for me to put my car back together. All this talk about weight has me curious about my own car.
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Old 02-11-2004, 05:13 PM   #1627
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i saw somewhere that they had an all carbon fiber chassis? Anyone know where to find this? I dont have an R40 yet but will soon be getting one.
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Old 02-11-2004, 05:28 PM   #1628
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I've seen one before, but i believe it was custom made
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Old 02-11-2004, 06:09 PM   #1629
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Since most of the modern day cars are designed from the start to use rear exhaust engines, chances are you'll need a special manifold for the rear exhaust. Check out some of the Yokomo manifolds that they use for their older RTR cars. www.yokomousa.com They bend up at an angle before curving, so that they clear the rear bulkhead and/or side braces.

If anything will let you use a side exhaust in the R40, that probably will.

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Thanks Darkseid, would it be this one (or similar) that you have mentioned?
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Thanks Darkseid, would it be this one (or similar) that you have mentioned?
Hey man I notice you are from Brisbane. Which track you running the R40 at??
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2. Those damn rear camber linkages are already flogged out. There is a heap of slop in them. The car has never been seriously crashed yet.
take a piece of teflon tape and put them over the balls,then snap the cups on..(including the steering)....takes up slop, reduces wear,doesn't bind.....)
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Nrctc3, I was wondering which parts are custom made? also where did you find the large fuel filter?

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Well... Here's some pictures of the 1700g R40. Yes, there are custom parts on it.









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Old 02-11-2004, 10:04 PM   #1633
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I am happy with this car except for the steering linkage. You would think the engineers could come up with something better than a flanged bearing on one side of the steering plate. Aside from binding if the screws are too tight, the flanges broke off the bearings after only a few hits resulting in a very slopy steering linkage. Has anyone made an after market set-up for the steering yet? I'm just a bit frustrated.
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Old 02-11-2004, 10:26 PM   #1634
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when the engineers designed the steering link i dont think they had in mind people crashing hard enough to break the flanged bearing. this is on the user end's fault, not the engineers.

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That fuel filter looks like a Dynamite or Hanger9?????


We're suppost to race this weekend here in the Space Coast side of Florida, but it looks like RAIN AGAIN.......
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