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Old 03-16-2004, 09:49 AM   #2011
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Ok I just pikked up an R40 from my LHS for $239.- but while I was building it I noticed a verry slight rubbing in the 2-speed assembly.

when I took it apart to check it out I found that my 2-speed clutch shoes were makeing slight contact with the 2nd gear housing creating a slight but constant drag. I have tried to backing the grub screw out so that there is no longer a gap between the shoes but it only decreased the rubbing.

Has Anyone else out there experienced this? Is it the kind of thing that goes away after the clutch brakes in?
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Old 03-16-2004, 11:00 AM   #2012
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Ok I just pikked up an R40 from my LHS for $239.- but while I was building it I noticed a verry slight rubbing in the 2-speed assembly.
Wow....LHS for $239............very good deal, cheaper then ebay and online price.
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Old 03-16-2004, 11:04 AM   #2013
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Ok I just pikked up an R40 from my LHS for $239.- but while I was building it I noticed a verry slight rubbing in the 2-speed assembly.

when I took it apart to check it out I found that my 2-speed clutch shoes were makeing slight contact with the 2nd gear housing creating a slight but constant drag. I have tried to backing the grub screw out so that there is no longer a gap between the shoes but it only decreased the rubbing.

Has Anyone else out there experienced this? Is it the kind of thing that goes away after the clutch brakes in?
Yes I had this happen. What you should do is check all the holes in the aluminum 2-speed housing. I mean ALL of them. The hole for the adjustment screw as well as the holes that 'key' the gear onto the aluminum housing. All my holes had slight flashings on them that caused the shoe to drag on them. The flashing are very fine, so all you need to clean up the holes is a X-acto knife. After that, there should be no more dragging.
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Old 03-16-2004, 11:05 AM   #2014
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Ok I just pikked up an R40 from my LHS for $239.- but while I was building it I noticed a verry slight rubbing in the 2-speed assembly.

when I took it apart to check it out I found that my 2-speed clutch shoes were makeing slight contact with the 2nd gear housing creating a slight but constant drag. I have tried to backing the grub screw out so that there is no longer a gap between the shoes but it only decreased the rubbing.

Has Anyone else out there experienced this? Is it the kind of thing that goes away after the clutch brakes in?
I also have a slight rubbing when spinning the second gear housing overs the 2 speed shoes. I think there needs to be another washer behind the pin to space it out a little further.

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Old 03-16-2004, 11:27 AM   #2015
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Thanks,

I'll check for flashing and see if an aditional washer helps. If anyone is interested in the 239.- R40 pricing, I picked it up from Fantasy World Hobbies in Tacoma, WA. I am not sure if they do any mail order RC but their # is 253-473-6223.

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Sell all the exisitng R40 in a good price and ready for the 2004 spec..........good business planning. And it is a good sign for me

Still no word on the 04 spec
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2004 spec should be about another 6-8 weeks for US.
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I should have my 2004 in 3 weeks Well the conversion kit anyways!

I picked up a few items from my most hated manufacturer GPM.

1. Titanium hingepin set
2. Titanium pivotballs
3. Graphite drag plate
4. Graphite side brace

Lets see how the quality is

I will give some weight before and after when I get them on the scales.
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has anybody heard when the active rear body mount will be available? I remember reading about it when the anounced the car year about but haven't seen anything.
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I also have a slight rubbing when spinning the second gear housing overs the 2 speed shoes. I think there needs to be another washer behind the pin to space it out a little further.

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I have had rubbing from two sources in my 2 speed unit.

1. The shoes rub on the 2 speed adaptor if the large grub screw is too far in.

2. The 2 speed housing rubs on the 1st speed housing and also on the bulkhead. I totally agree that more shims are required, I will be shimming mine up soon. Z689 is the part number you need for the shims.
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has anybody heard when the active rear body mount will be available? I remember reading about it when the anounced the car year about but haven't seen anything.
I dunno, but dont get too excited. I have run this type of mount for around 2 years on my V1RR and you really dont get much handling benefit. The biggest benefit in fact is that the rear end of your chassis gets less battered.

The back end of my chassis is almost toast and I am kicking sparks off my titanium screws at the end of the straights! Anybody else have this issue?
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WHAT EVERY ONE RUNING FOR SET UP.

SPRING, REAR SWAY OR BLADE, CASTER IF PLAYED WITH OR STOCK OUT OF THE BOX
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WHAT EVERY ONE RUNING FOR SET UP.

SPRING, REAR SWAY OR BLADE, CASTER IF PLAYED WITH OR STOCK OUT OF THE BOX
I am running the car almost bone stock on a medium sized medium grip track. On a larger higher grip track you can try the Hara ROAR setup it worked nicely for me, but be aware that it has some pretty serious steering.
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2004 spec should be about another 6-8 weeks for US.

and you were told this by whom?......Cause I heard the 04 isn't making it to the US......
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