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Old 03-10-2005, 11:16 PM   #4756
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what do dirt do to the belts? and grass ? sorry i only have ever raced off road.
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Old 03-10-2005, 11:26 PM   #4757
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Ruin them. Pebbles get stuck in the teeth of the pulley gears and warp them. Teeth on the belts don't properly fit in and they can skip or just tear. Belt driven cars don't get along with offroad unless they have a sealed drivetrain. Shaft is better for the offroad, but still prone to debris damage on the pinion/spur gears like the NTC3. It's like one of those debris grinders the way they turn. Things just get crunched in.
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Old 03-10-2005, 11:32 PM   #4758
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lol i see now lol sorry for all the dumb q's but like i said all i ever have raced is off orad and now i wanna try onroad lol hope the r40 is a good car to start with..
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Old 03-10-2005, 11:57 PM   #4759
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The R40 is a great car. I sure love mine. Wish I had an RB V12 5 port, but when my friend gives me the review of the .12TZ I'll be seeing blue.
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Old 03-11-2005, 12:18 AM   #4760
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lol i want to put a mod motor on mine lmao ill prob go with a mt12 or the rb just dont knwo yet
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Old 03-11-2005, 07:41 AM   #4761
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Just make sure that whatever engine you pick, that i'ts not too powerfull that you won't have time to have the car ready to turn, or brake. A friend of mine bought the OS .18 tz and on straights is fast, but I can hang on, but when it comes to turns and stops he is gone, spinning and swirling all over the place, so instead of gaining time... he oses time in every turn
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Old 03-11-2005, 09:53 AM   #4762
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ok i c thanks
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You shouldn't have any problems with belt durability if you are running on a prepared track. The only times you will have problems is if your run in a parking lot with too many pebbles on it. I used to get stripped belts and messed up pulleys when I first started. Then I started picking my parking lots more carefully. The parking lot tracks where I race are always blown off and the surface doesn't make more rocks. I haven't blown a belt in 4 or 5 years.
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Old 03-11-2005, 11:35 AM   #4764
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Here is a pic of my R-40 with the new pipe and another one on the scale.
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Old 03-11-2005, 11:36 AM   #4765
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Team Orion tuned pipe.
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Here is a pic of my R-40 with the new pipe and another one on the scale.
Why so heavy. You need to lighten up that car. It will handle much better. My car weighs in at 1740 with body. Your car as it is right now will tip the scale over 1900 with body.
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Old 03-11-2005, 12:22 PM   #4767
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unfortunately it weigh around 1940 grams with the body. It handles great, but I still need to get the LW chassis and the LW 2 speed tranny, maybe then the titanium screws, but even with all that I doubt it will be as light as yours.
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Could be that you have a lighter engine, tuned pipe and header too
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Old 03-11-2005, 12:28 PM   #4769
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Let me know what specs you got to make your's so light
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The R40 is a great car. I sure love mine. Wish I had an RB V12 5 port, but when my friend gives me the review of the .12TZ I'll be seeing blue.
I have one that has been modified by Uriah. Very fast. I used it for one weekend for the HPI Challenge in New York of last year. The motor has been oiled and sealed in a plastic bag since. If interested please contact me via email [email protected] or pm.

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