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Old 11-18-2004, 04:42 PM   #4066
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If you intend to race in the BRCA Nationals next year, the 2005 Rules Amendments for 235mm, Scale Rubber and 200mm Scale Touring classes is now available at 3hobby.com for download.

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Old 11-19-2004, 12:59 AM   #4067
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i got a new r40 and i think all of the hop ups besides the .8 gear set for it but my question is will all the light weight stuff i put on it make a big differance? im still puting it together so i dont know what stock feels like. i know its a couple ounces lighter then the stock kit now but will it matter ?
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i got a new r40 and i think all of the hop ups besides the .8 gear set for it but my question is will all the light weight stuff i put on it make a big differance? im still puting it together so i dont know what stock feels like. i know its a couple ounces lighter then the stock kit now but will it matter ?
Check pages 131 - 135 of this thread for discussions on this topic.

In a nut-shell, if you are a beginner to intermediate driver; NO. If you are an excellent driver looking to get that last nth degree of improvement; possibly.

Best bang-for-your buck on lightweight upgrades (IMO) are (1) AAA battery pack($23 -- 25 grams) and (2) lightweigth 2-sp($55 -- 20 grams), and (3) light-weigth chassis($75 -- 20 grams), (4)Aluminum body shocks($60 -- actually heavier than stock plastic case shocks).
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Old 11-23-2004, 04:29 PM   #4069
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One thing to remember about adding all the lightweight stuff is the problem with fixing what aint broke. I added the stuff after running my car for a good portion of the season. It took me several races, at the end of my season, to re-learn the way I needed to drive the car. Suddenly a car that was 'hefty' and stable through the corners was now a car that was 'light' and darty through the corners. The driving experience...

Different

Not worse mind you...

Just Different.

If I had it to do over again, I would have either added all the stuff before the season, or waited to do it at the end of the season.
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Old 11-24-2004, 05:53 AM   #4070
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That is true......

When I first drove the R40 after 2 seasons with the Tc3,I thought what a great car this is,.. more responsive,better low speed steering,as stable as the tc3.......

After my car was completely lightened,I drove a stock,except for shock towers(which gave it the same geometry as mine), r40....this car had the same set up as mine....only mine was way lighter....I couldn't even drive the car I hated it so much.....it was slow,unresponsive,and a pig through the chicane......

Now we all know thats not true.....but compared to a lightened car,thats the impression I got.......shows you how much a cars character can be changed....
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Old 11-24-2004, 10:43 AM   #4071
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are you sure that the two cars had the same droop, clutchengagement, steeringackermann, tyres, diff oil, springs, shockoil/piston, rideheight, right tweaked? i think this makes the big diffrence in carhandling if you compare two cars that are the same model.
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Old 11-29-2004, 02:33 AM   #4072
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I know this was asked before, but does anybody have a good rubber tire setup? I had to switch the rubber last race because the traction was so low and I used the same setup for foam tire.
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I know this was asked before, but does anybody have a good rubber tire setup? I had to switch the rubber last race because the traction was so low and I used the same setup for foam tire.
I have "a" rubber tire setup, but I cant guarantee it is "good".
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I know this was asked before, but does anybody have a good rubber tire setup? I had to switch the rubber last race because the traction was so low and I used the same setup for foam tire.
Roy,

I assume you are running on concrete surface. The best by a long shot is BSR tires ( capped radial tires; NETs ). The next best thing that I have found is the Take-Offs (27, 32, 37 compounds) using the HPI Blue Med/Firm 24mm inserts.

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Man I don't know whether to get an MT, or to get upgrades for the R40 and my 8th scale buggy. Hhmmm...decisions decisions.
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I need some advise on the 2 speed clutch shoe for the R40...it seems that after several runs the 2 set screws that hold down the 2 metal ball get loose. have any of you guys had such incidents happening....do you guys think that it is advisable to glue the set screw down to prevent it from coming loose again. cheers mate.
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I need some advise on the 2 speed clutch shoe for the R40...it seems that after several runs the 2 set screws that hold down the 2 metal ball get loose. have any of you guys had such incidents happening....do you guys think that it is advisable to glue the set screw down to prevent it from coming loose again. cheers mate.
I have not seen this before. You shouldnt have to use glue. I have had a few "issues" with the lightweigth 2-speed parts that were related to improper parts packaging.

I would recommend calling HPI Support and ask them for a 2-speed rebuild kit. This would give you the new shoes and set screws you need.

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I need some advise on the 2 speed clutch shoe for the R40...it seems that after several runs the 2 set screws that hold down the 2 metal ball get loose. have any of you guys had such incidents happening....do you guys think that it is advisable to glue the set screw down to prevent it from coming loose again. cheers mate.
I assume you have the lightweight 2 speed. Mine does exactly the same thing. Drop a bit of loctite in there of teflon tape.
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Sorry for the delay, been sick. I should have been more specific with my question about setups for rubber tire. For those that run rubber and foam, how different are your setups. The only difference I usually have is in the camber. I reduce the camber by 1/2 degree front anc rear. Anybody else do anything more drastic then that. I'm just talking about a baseline setup so I know every track surface is different as is each drivers preferences and driving style
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