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Old 05-03-2004, 08:59 AM   #2716
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fastharry i didnt really notice much of a difference with the graphite towers

but handling isnt my issue

dont get me wrong guys i really like the r40 its been good enough to get me into the A main everytime i race

but i need to go a little faster and lightening is something that ought to help

fast harry your car is extremely light 1718g if i recall correctly what have you done to make it so light

legal min weight is 1725g right if i can get close i would be happy
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Old 05-03-2004, 11:00 AM   #2717
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fastharry i didnt really notice much of a difference with the graphite towers

but handling isnt my issue

dont get me wrong guys i really like the r40 its been good enough to get me into the A main everytime i race

but i need to go a little faster and lightening is something that ought to help

fast harry your car is extremely light 1718g if i recall correctly what have you done to make it so light

legal min weight is 1725g right if i can get close i would be happy
What engine/pipe/fuel/gearing/tire diameter are you running?
Oh yeah and are the fast guys running one-ways? are you?
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Old 05-03-2004, 11:25 AM   #2718
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roar legal slightly modified mt-12
rdlogics turbo 2 outlaw pipe
30% byrons fuel
changed 1st gear to 15t and 1 tooth larger spur
2nd unchanged from kit
60mm tires 37 shore front and rear
one-way
hollow 2 speed shaft
hollow midshaft
2 gear rear diff 30k mugen fluid
hpi graphite shock towers default shock location
55wt front
60wt rear
front sway bar soft
rear stock
stock springs
5mm ride height
standard 5 cell 1100mah battery
hitec digital servos
3pk pcm radio
weight w/fuel no body 1885g

thats my set-up it handles great just too slow
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Old 05-03-2004, 11:44 AM   #2719
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roar legal slightly modified mt-12
rdlogics turbo 2 outlaw pipe
30% byrons fuel
changed 1st gear to 15t and 1 tooth larger spur
2nd unchanged from kit
60mm tires 37 shore front and rear
one-way
hollow 2 speed shaft
hollow midshaft
2 gear rear diff 30k mugen fluid
hpi graphite shock towers default shock location
55wt front
60wt rear
front sway bar soft
rear stock
stock springs
5mm ride height
standard 5 cell 1100mah battery
hitec digital servos
3pk pcm radio
weight w/fuel no body 1885g

thats my set-up it handles great just too slow
I have almost all the same stuff you have but I also have the lightened chassis and mine is in the high 1700s.

Also, have you ever tailed one of the faster guys to see where they are making time on you. It could just be setup. I raced with a friend that was gaining seconds on me every lap. I noticed he was on the throttle so much earlier than I was through some of the turns. Even though my setup was planted, I changed it to be able to run like he did and was able to close the gap. Someone could make a fortune if they could invent a telemetry device.

Lastly, are you one of the "Top" drivers at your track. Some people will just be better than you no matter what you try. Not trying to put you down. Just stating that there is a reason why the Pros are Pros.
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Old 05-03-2004, 01:34 PM   #2720
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honestly i am finishing as good as i ever have

there are definelty faster guys than me

but if i dont strive to improve ive given up

and since my driving has been pretty good lately its time to look at the car to get faster

lightweight chassis is definelty something im looking to buy

also the lighter 2 speed and maybe titanium screws

and im going to order the smaller 700mah battery very soon

and if i had alot of money i would get a kawahara micro clutch and a 5port engine
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Old 05-03-2004, 01:55 PM   #2722
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PTP

Your car definately had power. The problem I noticed with your car (and mine) was that you weren't carrying enough corner speed. Was your car pushing into the turns? I had a real bad push. Last weekend was a bad one for me because I was trying to set my car up for two-three different setups. I had to mix and match tires that were between 56-58mm. I had only enough tires to run them once for qual. This weekend will be much different as I will have some tires. Also, I think your running to much diff wt. Try to back down to 10k. I had 30k with 4gears and I hated it because I had to really baby the throttle around the turns. With 10k, I was able to run the car harder. If you had seen NCC's car he definately had the corner speed and same with Mike. Even with the 04 edition, my car still weighs in at 1738 w/o body. I think NCC's car would have done better but he would overshoot a couple of turns. I talked to him and he even told me that when he started to ease off of the throttle his lap times got faster.
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Old 05-03-2004, 02:50 PM   #2723
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proteus i think your right i wasnt carrying enough speed through the corners im not really pushing though do you think 10k would give me more steering?

i think because of the weight i have to go a little slower

i didnt have as much power as you did i kept noticing you gaining on me rapidly

also i think the weight is making it slower out of the corners

my tire situation was poor also all i had when i got there was a set of used speedmind 37 and the fronts were almost 60 but the rears were probabaly 58mm or smaller also ive found i have to rotate the rear tires side to side after each qualifier or the left rear wears out way too fast that sweeper off the straight is a tire eater
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Old 05-03-2004, 03:12 PM   #2724
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i didnt have as much power as you did i kept noticing you gaining on me rapidly

also i think the weight is making it slower out of the corners
I think you'll be greatly disappointed when your lightened car does not make a huge difference if this is the case. 100 or so grams is not gonna put any kind of load on an engine with 1+ hp
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does anybody know anyone who makes a graphite transponder holder, and where i can find one. .... if not, does anybody know where you can buy a piece of grpahite so i can make one, it isnt so much for the lightness, but for the look
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Old 05-03-2004, 04:46 PM   #2726
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i hope its not a huge disappointment but i can definelty see where your coming from

im not really looking for a huge difference though

but im sure it will make some difference
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Old 05-03-2004, 05:31 PM   #2727
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I think you'll be greatly disappointed when your lightened car does not make a huge difference if this is the case. 100 or so grams is not gonna put any kind of load on an engine with 1+ hp
I agree..lucky if it is 1/10 sec a lap.
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Old 05-03-2004, 06:38 PM   #2728
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I think HPI is coming out with a titanium screw kit for the R40.
Try this link.
http://shopping.rcmodel.com.hk/produ...oducts_id=4057
I have purchased the kit from RC Model, its a great kit. It is very light compared to the original hardware. It is also is made with 2mm hex screws, all coarse screws, where they call for coarse, and machine screws where machine screws call for.
I think it is a worth while investment.
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I have purchased the kit from RC Model, its a great kit. It is very light compared to the original hardware. It is also is made with 2mm hex screws, all coarse screws, where they call for coarse, and machine screws where machine screws call for.
are they all counter sunk, or are they only counter sunk where they call for counter sunk??
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hey all, I was wondering, what is the best way to thread the grub screws into the 2 speed clutch shoes? The reason that I ask is that when I was building the car; I guess that I did not have the grub screws centered and the shoes cracked. So i had to use a buds clutch shoes untill mine new ones came in......

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