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Old 05-11-2004, 07:58 PM   #2791
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Now that I 've had about a month's worth or running this car, there's a couple things that I would like HPI to add or redesign.

5) A lighter flywheel or smaller diameter flywheel with corresponding engine mounts which would allow us to lower the CG of the car. Also a revised endbell to allow the use of a bigger bearing (the flanged one) near the thrust bearing. I go through too many bearings and thrust bearings; almost one a race day. NCC had problems with his clutch the weekend before. As for installation of the clutch....I set my clutch up with zero endplay, so I don't understand why they fail. I also set my clutch to engage early as well. I've got about may half a thread showing which is more than enough punch. I also grease the thrust bearing twice a race day; after practice/before the qualifiers and before the main.

7) More durable belts. I hope they come out with the Kevlar type. I'm going through a rear belt a raceday...to the point where my 19t pulley is literally flattened.

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A couple of notes on the above. My clutch has had plenty of running on it and it is still perfect. Original bearings and thrust bearing. Generally if these parts are failing then your clutchball is overheating, get a temperature reading from it next time. I have not greased my thrust bearings for over 3 litres of fuel.

Again my belts are perfect. What exactly is happening to them? Why is the pulley flattened?
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Old 05-11-2004, 09:05 PM   #2792
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you werent able to use the suspenion arm anymore, were you??
Sure I could..... take a look at the picture.. the hole is still intact.
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Old 05-11-2004, 10:34 PM   #2793
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Except for cleaning,my car has been maintenance free....from bearings to belts......and I have over 2 gallons through it...and the car is run hard....

Can't wait to get those ti balls....with the weight savings,my car will be under 1700 grams...
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Old 05-11-2004, 11:08 PM   #2794
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<<Depends, here are some scenarios.

You enter a sweeper, everything seems ok. Turn -in was smooth, cornering grip seems to par, you start accelerating coming out of the sweeper and your car goes loose and spins out.

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Since your car has adequate turn-in response and grip off power it would tend to indicate that your camber, caster, and toe settings are correct. The problem is induced when you start to accelerate. This would tell me that it is a weight induced oversteer. This means that the acceleration momentum is placing to much weight on the outer rear tire causing it to break loose. To solve this I would stiffen the rear suspension or add a rear roll bar.>>

AMGRacer: My problem isnt so extreme as for the car to spin out, it just takes a bit of countersteer to correct the car's tail from swinging to and fro..

I'm not sure this will help.. I'm running on an extremely dusty parking lot (firehose and such .. ), i just refilled the rear shocks with 50 wt, I have mugen 60wt upfront.

Also I positioned the rear shocks as vertical as possible.

Is this a bad idea? -Solomon
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Old 05-11-2004, 11:12 PM   #2795
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Except for cleaning,my car has been maintenance free....from bearings to belts......and I have over 2 gallons through it...and the car is run hard....

Can't wait to get those ti balls....with the weight savings,my car will be under 1700 grams...
Hey fastharry!! You've met adlawoo correct?

I am in total agreement with your statement.. after my initial quirks with the car, I have been maintenance free, besides cleaning..

Heck, even my front belt is frayed and its been frayed for the past month of hard running, on a broken up parking lot, ousting the competition!

What body shell you running? My Supra is starting to show its signs of squirrel-ass syndrome


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Old 05-11-2004, 11:20 PM   #2796
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<<Depends, here are some scenarios.

You enter a sweeper, everything seems ok. Turn -in was smooth, cornering grip seems to par, you start accelerating coming out of the sweeper and your car goes loose and spins out.

Solution:
Since your car has adequate turn-in response and grip off power it would tend to indicate that your camber, caster, and toe settings are correct. The problem is induced when you start to accelerate. This would tell me that it is a weight induced oversteer. This means that the acceleration momentum is placing to much weight on the outer rear tire causing it to break loose. To solve this I would stiffen the rear suspension or add a rear roll bar.>>

AMGRacer: My problem isnt so extreme as for the car to spin out, it just takes a bit of countersteer to correct the car's tail from swinging to and fro..

I'm not sure this will help.. I'm running on an extremely dusty parking lot (firehose and such .. ), i just refilled the rear shocks with 50 wt, I have mugen 60wt upfront.

Also I positioned the rear shocks as vertical as possible.

Is this a bad idea? -Solomon
It is tough to say for sure. Mid corner instability is difficult to diagnose basically because it can be caused by two main things. Too much rear weight transfer or not enough. You really have to closely study the car to determine which one is causing your problem.

If your rear is too soft it will spin when you accelerate since your rear outside tire gets overloaded. If your rear is too hard it will spin when you accelerate since your outside rear and rear in general does not have enough weight over it.

Also increasing rear camber can increase rear sidebite.

If your track is dusty then you will have trouble getting foams to hook up well. Try some traction compound. Also Japanese rubber has been shown to work better in dusty conditions.
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Old 05-11-2004, 11:23 PM   #2797
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Great.. the local LHS sells pre-mounted Sorex/Speedline rubbers.. hopefully those will do much beter.. thanks again!
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The rear end will come around if your rear diff is too tight as well.
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Old 05-12-2004, 05:53 AM   #2799
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Hey fastharry!! You've met adlawoo correct?

I am in total agreement with your statement.. after my initial quirks with the car, I have been maintenance free, besides cleaning..

Heck, even my front belt is frayed and its been frayed for the past month of hard running, on a broken up parking lot, ousting the competition!

What body shell you running? My Supra is starting to show its signs of squirrel-ass syndrome


edit: hey you hit 1337 posts..


I ran the HPI Aero 2 stratus body for the first time last night..

HPI did a GREAT job with that body..fits the r40 perfect....runs really well......
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Old 05-12-2004, 09:42 AM   #2800
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proteus im surprised your killing the belts so quickly must be all that hp you got mine are still the original belts

i set the belts on my car very loose to reduce drag and so far except for some minor frays (which i burn off with a lighter) my belts have held up surprisingly well (the side belt stretched after a couple tanks but hasnt again since adjusting)

if you wanna smaller clutch/flywheel/mount set-up get a kawahara micro clutch (if i was made of money i'd get 1)

and if you want some pivot balls that wont bend for less than the cost of titanium mtx3 pivot balls work perfectly

fast harry i would love to see some pictures of your car
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Old 05-13-2004, 01:29 PM   #2801
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Anyone in the US have a 2004 spec R40? If so, where did you get it and for how much?
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I have one. I bought it from RC Champ in Akihabara Japan. If your interested please pm me. I may be able to help you.

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Old 05-13-2004, 08:51 PM   #2803
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Access forbidden Harry. Make the folder viewable by anybody............
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how do I do that?...you mean you can't see the image?..


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