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Old 09-06-2003, 09:16 PM   #361
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Old 09-06-2003, 09:18 PM   #362
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I missed out on a very nice day to go out for a spin too many things to work on around the house. I was hoping to break it in today and take it to a race tomorrow.

Looks like I'll try and break it in the the AM.
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Old 09-06-2003, 09:40 PM   #363
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im going to race my r40 for the first time tomorrow i will let you guys know how it did.
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Old 09-07-2003, 12:11 PM   #364
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Chorner....ask away brother..
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Old 09-07-2003, 07:17 PM   #365
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the r40 was one of the fastest cars thier. the only problem i had was the car was pushing. after i fix that this will be the best car i have every driven. it carries a lot of speed through the corner beating alot of the tc3 and mtx-3. running a 5 port turbo help on the straights were the car shifted smoothly.
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Old 09-07-2003, 07:35 PM   #366
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where was the push noticeable?.....

off power,on power etc..

also,did you leave the std set up..or take all the droop out?...
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Old 09-07-2003, 09:10 PM   #367
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I tend to agree with Omar. The R40 is good thru the corners. I was beating everybody thru the turns.

BUT,,, the thing that had alot of people worried about the R40 happened to me. I bet I'm the first victim of the "stuck out in the open" steering servo. Let's just say my prefectly good steering servo is now an unregconizable pile of junk.

I didn't get T-boned. I just hit a concrete barrier while barrel rolling down the straight stretch. The concrete made a direct hit on my servo. When I picked my car up, the servo was hanging by the wires. Mannnn,,,, I did not want to see that. And I was winning the race

It was a freaky accident. Can't blame the R40. But had I been driving my NTC3, I probably would still have a servo.
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Old 09-07-2003, 10:02 PM   #368
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the car had off power push but i took out some of the rear toe and a could see a big differnce.
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Well I finally took my car out today. I really like this car so far and it's in stock form The only thing I changed was the steering plastic bushings to bearings.

What's everyone's ride hide? My settings right now is 6mm in front and 9mm in back...this was the stock settings, at least I think it is. Is anyone using the +2 blocks in the back?

I think I'm going to stick with the stock plastic shocks for now. Anyone have a set they aren't using? If so can I buy them off you?

One small dislike, I seem to have some slop in my steering. I think this is caused mostly by the pivot balls and cups. I may try using some RPM ball cups I have laying around. Anyone else notice any the slop?

I think the only hop-up I'm going to purchase is the carbon fiber shock towers when they come out. The stock aluminum seem to be fine I would just like to reduce the weight a little.

I think I need to loosen my clutch just a tad because I notice it took more throttle than I would like to get it moving. BUT once it did the car ran nice!

It's soooo nice that I don't have to throw a bunch of hop-ups on this car like I had to with my RS4 3 SS. I could have bought 3 R40 with the money I spent on that one.

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the car had off power push but i took out some of the rear toe and a could see a big differnce.
So how did you do at the Charity Race? I missed it I couldn't make it there today...instead I just started breaking in my new engine in my R40.

Was there anyone else with R40s there?

Know of anywhere else around us that will be racing Nitro? I thing Hobbytown is done for the summer...I think.

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I tend to agree with Omar. The R40 is good thru the corners. I was beating everybody thru the turns.

BUT,,, the thing that had alot of people worried about the R40 happened to me. I bet I'm the first victim of the "stuck out in the open" steering servo. Let's just say my prefectly good steering servo is now an unregconizable pile of junk.

I didn't get T-boned. I just hit a concrete barrier while barrel rolling down the straight stretch. The concrete made a direct hit on my servo. When I picked my car up, the servo was hanging by the wires. Mannnn,,,, I did not want to see that. And I was winning the race

It was a freaky accident. Can't blame the R40. But had I been driving my NTC3, I probably would still have a servo.



yeah,but you might have hit the other side and cracked the tank

Don't flame me,I have 2 tc3 nitros also.....
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Well I finally took my car out today. I really like this car so far and it's in stock form The only thing I changed was the steering plastic bushings to bearings.

What's everyone's ride hide? My settings right now is 6mm in front and 9mm in back...this was the stock settings, at least I think it is. Is anyone using the +2 blocks in the back?

I think I'm going to stick with the stock plastic shocks for now. Anyone have a set they aren't using? If so can I buy them off you?

One small dislike, I seem to have some slop in my steering. I think this is caused mostly by the pivot balls and cups. I may try using some RPM ball cups I have laying around. Anyone else notice any the slop?

I think the only hop-up I'm going to purchase is the carbon fiber shock towers when they come out. The stock aluminum seem to be fine I would just like to reduce the weight a little.

I think I need to loosen my clutch just a tad because I notice it took more throttle than I would like to get it moving. BUT once it did the car ran nice!

It's soooo nice that I don't have to throw a bunch of hop-ups on this car like I had to with my RS4 3 SS. I could have bought 3 R40 with the money I spent on that one.

-Puma

RPM ball cups don't fit..I might try converting mine to Kysoho balls and ends.....I'm going to run it as is.....see how well it does..Most cars get slop in them after the firts few runs anyway..MT tc3's are all loosey goosey,and they run fine with all the slop...


BTW,did you notice the small hole in the clutch bell..thats so you can stick an allen in there,hold the nut,and spin the flywheel to adjust the engagement point w/o taking the bell apart..
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Old 09-08-2003, 07:53 AM   #373
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puma1824 - I am not using my plastic shocks. Would be happy to sell them at a fair price. let me know.

Fastharry - why would hitting a curb on the right side break the gas tank.
Stop trying to make excuses for the R40's weak points. Accept them and move on.

And the slop in the steering is way too much. The R40 has a lot more slop out of the box than my ntc3 does with a season of racing on it.

We will all be looking for better ball cups.

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puma1824 - I am not using my plastic shocks. Would be happy to sell them at a fair price. let me know.

We will all be looking for better ball cups.
How much? PM me...

Thanks,
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BTW,did you notice the small hole in the clutch bell..thats so you can stick an allen in there,hold the nut,and spin the flywheel to adjust the engagement point w/o taking the bell apart..
Yup, that's Centax clutch for ya
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