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Old 06-24-2004, 03:10 PM   #3286
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AMG, you have to share your MOD (I am sure A LOT of them) of your R40 that only weight 1610 g............I think NTC3 is a very LW car stock form, and it is still weight about 1700 without body...
Alright le me break it down (from memory here, might miss some)

Both Hollow shafts
Graphite front and rear shocktowers
Full set of Ti screws, the HPI ones
Super chassis
Light top deck
0.8 module gearbox
Graphite suspension arms
Titanium pivotballs
Titanium hingepins
Graphite steering drag plate
Graphite lower front suspension mounts
Graphite side brace
Lightweight engine mounts
Lightweight HPI battery
Removed battery cover
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9550 steering servo, 3003 throttle servo
Airtronics 211 RX

I think thats basically it.
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Old 06-24-2004, 03:15 PM   #3287
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Not bad. Mine weighs in at 1733 with body and transponder and approx 59mm dia tires, and 1630 without body. One other guy that I race with has his car much lighter than mine. Car definately handles much different than the stock one. I also lightened the shock oil and went to softer springs. I like my setup much better (for short tracks)
You got it. I went to 50 wt oil all around and while I have not gone to softer springs (I only race at fairly high speed tracks) I am running my swaybars pretty soft.

I really like the way that the car handles now, extremely nimble.
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Old 06-24-2004, 03:17 PM   #3288
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Man, what did you guys do to the car to make it so light!?! Its not really something I plan on trying, cause I like the car just like it is and resale on all those hop ups is nearly nothing.(hey, nobody keeps a car forever, especially me, so you gotta think of the future )....but I would like to know what all you guys had to do to pull off those weights.
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Old 06-24-2004, 05:59 PM   #3289
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Follow this link guys!!

http://shopping.rcmodel.com.hk/produ...oducts_id=4298

You can buy the 2004 version from HK, should cost around $400 shipped which is a heck of a deal in my books!!
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Old 06-25-2004, 05:15 AM   #3290
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I had a great experience with Jet hobbies...My second car cost me 381 shipped to the US.....And that was EMS.....I could have saved a few bucks going 7 day airmail.....


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Old 06-25-2004, 09:16 AM   #3291
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i just recently bought the 4 gear rear diff. and havnt installed it yet.. i was wondering what oil i should use?? i am also running the front one way if that helps any

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Old 06-25-2004, 11:39 AM   #3292
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hey amgracer, where did you find the Titanium hingepins, and are those all the way around the car?

thanks Jason
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Old 06-25-2004, 08:52 PM   #3293
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hey all I was running my r40 and it seems that my clutch slips. when I apply the throlltle I have to give about 3/4 throttle for the clutfch to engage. I do not know if it is that the pads are worn out or that the adjstment nut tightens in time. its odd. While I was running the car today I had the clutch working well(set to factory spec), but then the clutch seemed to tightened up

I dont know if anyone has had this prob

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Old 06-25-2004, 08:58 PM   #3294
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hey all I was running my r40 and it seems that my clutch slips. when I apply the throlltle I have to give about 3/4 throttle for the clutfch to engage. I do not know if it is that the pads are worn out or that the adjstment nut tightens in time. its odd. While I was running the car today I had the clutch working well(set to factory spec), but then the clutch seemed to tightened up

I dont know if anyone has had this prob

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take it apart and check it ,also check and lube the thrust bearing.
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Old 06-26-2004, 05:22 PM   #3295
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Take a look at my list below. That all you have to do
"Thats all..." WOW! Thats an impressive list.

Any idea on what all that cost you? Or do you follow the "don't know...don't wanna know formula?!"
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Old 06-26-2004, 05:42 PM   #3296
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Or do you follow the "don't know...don't wanna know formula?!"
Yeah thats the one
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Old 06-26-2004, 09:56 PM   #3297
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take it apart and check it ,also check and lube the thrust bearing.
I have taken the clutch apart and relubed the thrust bearing and the clutch still seems to have too much stall.There are no aparrent signs of ecess wear. I have set the adjust nut to factory specs -any other tips would be appc.

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whats funny is,that if you download teh PROCEED clutch instructions,they tell you to loctite the inner clutch nut...

also,try scotch brighting the shoes and bell....see if that makes any difference...

if all else fails,pop a new pair od shoes in it...

BTW,If anyone is coming to Jackson NJ tommorow,I'll be there.,...would love to meet you..
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Old 06-26-2004, 10:25 PM   #3299
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whats funny is,that if you download teh PROCEED clutch instructions,they tell you to loctite the inner clutch nut...

also,try scotch brighting the shoes and bell....see if that makes any difference...

if all else fails,pop a new pair od shoes in it...

BTW,If anyone is coming to Jackson NJ tommorow,I'll be there.,...would love to meet you..
thanks for the tip harry. But I havea quick question, what made you think to dl the proceed clutch instructions?
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Default 04 R40

Man, I'm really lovin the 04 R40 but its just too much for me right at this moment. Still in the process of saving for a real car and spending $300+ takes a big chunk outta my wallet. Funny how my LHS has the NTC3 at a higher price than the R40 and they seem to like the AE more. Don't know why but I always hate to hear people whine about belt issues when most racer's don't have any. Anyone still think the regular R40 is a decent buy? I just need it to horse around here in my parking lot which is really clean, and visit my old track, Floyd Bennett Field to race with some of the guys. Still thinking though the 04 has some nice options and looks better. Guess I'll wait till I get a ride, then go for the R40. What do you guys think?
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