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Old 03-21-2005, 01:58 PM   #5026
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SWEET! That looks like the body my LHS has! I'm gonna get it for sure. My skyline is great for looks. Thats about it.
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Old 03-21-2005, 02:07 PM   #5027
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Have several brand new in box on roads to sell... 60-70mph!!!!
Know anyone looking?
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Old 03-21-2005, 03:51 PM   #5028
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JAG that body looks awesome!!! thanx for the pic...
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Old 03-21-2005, 03:57 PM   #5029
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Are you sure they have them at your local hobby shop?
that great... get one and try it on, I'll try to see if they have them, so I can buy it over the net.
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Old 03-21-2005, 04:05 PM   #5030
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Has anyone tried putting some sort of lola body on the R-40?
Is there a 1/10 scale body that looks either like the lola or th toyota GT-1?
I have tested a Frewer Lola on my car on several tracks with and without a gurney flap and in all situations I did not like it as much as a sedan body. I felt that the increase in rear grip was far too high compared with the increase in front grip and the balance of the car was badly thrown out. The better option is the Frewer Loletta I think. The front/rear balance is much better.



This body also works really well.

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Old 03-21-2005, 04:07 PM   #5031
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AMG: thanx for the advice... Do you have a picture of this loletta body you are talking about?
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AMG: got it thanx... lol
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Old 03-21-2005, 04:10 PM   #5033
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where can I see those bodies on the net?
That way I can buy one and try it...
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My Tranny came sooner than expected im gonna do the install in a few minutes. Any tips or heads up I should get before I do it.
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Old 03-21-2005, 05:07 PM   #5035
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Greetings fellow HPI R40 owners. I'm almost offically in. I just won an auction on eBay for a hopped up R40.

I ran an HPI Pro 2 a long time ago for a few months. Very durable. Never replaced a part. What a tank! It was about as fast as one, too.

From reading the posts in here, it sounds like the R40 is a tank when it comes to durability, but more like a gazelle when it comes to speed! I hope this turns out to be the case for me! I plan on running mostly parking lot races with the occasional permanent asphalt track thrown in.

Being brand new to nitro after running electric for a few years, what else will I need? On my list already are:

- wheels

You can see I need help. In particular:

starter box - what kind? Is this really necessary?, can't I use my dremel? (can you tell I'm a budget racer?)

engine - what's a good starter engine? I think .12 are the usual club race motor, yes? Something easy to use.

pipe - does this depend on the engine? These things don't have like statistics printed on the label like, say, matched batteries do, huh?

header - does this usually come with the pipe?

servos - what kind of numbers do I want? Will a midrange ($50-$60) servo do?

fuel - 20% refers to the amount of lube versus actual gas, right?, and 20% is easier on the motor than 15%? Are there differences between brands?

fail safe? - It's not like I plan on testing the radio's range. Is this still a good idea to have?

cleaning supplies - what's good for getting all the gunk off? Simple Green?

Does the nitro smell get into your clothes?

How many gallons can you run through an engine before it's time to get a new one? Can they simply be rebuilt?

Thanks!
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Old 03-21-2005, 05:13 PM   #5036
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Wheels they sale elligi's for 7.00 a pair at rcmart.com

Starter box use the ofna black box rtr comes put together and comes with anything you need cept for a charger.

Engine maybe an mt12 or a Picco xp12 very fast motor.

Pipe use a Rd logics one. I got mine for 45 at my lhs.

Servos try the bluebird servos there pretty cheap.
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My Tranny came sooner than expected im gonna do the install in a few minutes. Any tips or heads up I should get before I do it.
Yes - be careful not to overtighten the clutch shoes when assembling the two halves together. Since the screws fit real tight in the holes, you will not feel an increase in friction when you tighten it . If you overtighten, it will crack the shoe.

Fortunately if you do crack one, HPI is great about sending out a new pair.
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Is there any hobbyshops in the US that sell the 2004 edition of the r40?
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Well i installed the shoes and my hex driver is old so I stripped the silver screw. I have some more screws with the same deminsions but is there an easy way to get the screw out.
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If you overtighten, it will crack the shoe.

Fortunately if you do crack one, HPI is great about sending out a new pair.
I nearly did just that. LOL!
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