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Old 03-22-2005, 11:02 AM
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JLOCK thanx for the info!!! I'll try giving him a call to see if they can ship them to my P.O.bOX in Miami...
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Old 03-22-2005, 11:25 AM
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There was a post waaaayyyy back where somebody weighed the stock vs ti screw set. I seem to remember 20 or 40 grams lighter.
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Originally posted by JAG Racing
I had the exact same thing happen to me, but I was using a new tool. I think the manufacture of these screws has some quality assurance issues. Even my titanium screw kit from HPI had one screw with a "bad head". Oh well, at least HPI stands behind it and they sent me out a new one. Great customer service from HPI.
So If I wanted some new ones who would I contact and what would I ask them for. My clutch is set up fine but I tried to take the screws out and reinstall them to make sure but Couldnt.
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Wow, just how light can ya go with this car??? It seems like these upgrades will take chunks of weight outta your ride!?
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Old 03-22-2005, 01:24 PM
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Greetings to all,

I am the happy owner of an rs4 evo, yet the lure of the r40 racing specs is powerful... <i live in switzerland and overseas prices are not half of the costs of purchasing here. Reading (endlessly!) through your threads, I understand there are 2 Versions of the 2004 edition. IS THERE A DIFFERENCE???

Also, RCmart is selling a TOP Novarossi (tsr12s3) engine, but is the kit going to support this type of power? Thanks for any type of recommendations and past experiences.
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Old 03-22-2005, 01:28 PM
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Originally posted by Benzoil
Greetings to all,

I am the happy owner of an rs4 evo, yet the lure of the r40 racing specs is powerful... <i live in switzerland and overseas prices are not half of the costs of purchasing here. Reading (endlessly!) through your threads, I understand there are 2 Versions of the 2004 edition. IS THERE A DIFFERENCE???

Also, RCmart is selling a TOP Novarossi (tsr12s3) engine, but is the kit going to support this type of power? Thanks for any type of recommendations and past experiences.
I am quite sure that there is only 1 version of the 2004 Kit. The 2004 Kit is available in Asia only. There are 3 versions of the non 2004 Kit, Europe, Asia and US. The Aisa kit comes with a oneway and alloy shocks, the other two come with plastic shocks and a front diff and different shore tires.

The R40 can handle the biggest horsepower motor I have thrown at it, it should be fine.
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Old 03-22-2005, 01:36 PM
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thnks AMG for quick reply.

Refer to RC Champ's thread, should have posted this before:

Here is a price for R 40 and 2004 edition.

R40 Standard kit Standard price 33600Yen Discount price 23600Yen
R40 Racing kit Standard price 41790Yen Discount price 29300Yen
R40 2004 kit Standard price 47250Yen Discount price 33100Yen

So, perhaps the racing kit is not the 2004 edition...

I have another technical question as for the r40 2004: Does the kit bear the CE mark which allows it to be imported into Europe? I have heard stories of non-conforming merchandise confiscated at the border, needless to say best be precautious.

Lastly, what other engines would you rate in the TOP Novarossi category; I have seen the Sirio evo 2 is a lot lighter and perfs are similar, this appears to be the most difficult part of the car to choose.
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Originally posted by Benzoil
thnks AMG for quick reply.

Refer to RC Champ's thread, should have posted this before:

Here is a price for R 40 and 2004 edition.

R40 Standard kit Standard price 33600Yen Discount price 23600Yen
R40 Racing kit Standard price 41790Yen Discount price 29300Yen
R40 2004 kit Standard price 47250Yen Discount price 33100Yen

So, perhaps the racing kit is not the 2004 edition...

I have another technical question as for the r40 2004: Does the kit bear the CE mark which allows it to be imported into Europe? I have heard stories of non-conforming merchandise confiscated at the border, needless to say best be precautious.

Lastly, what other engines would you rate in the TOP Novarossi category; I have seen the Sirio evo 2 is a lot lighter and perfs are similar, this appears to be the most difficult part of the car to choose.
Yes thats the versions I am referring to. 2004 Kit (Asia only), the standard kit is non 2004 and has a front diff and plastic shocks (only version sold in US and Europe), racing kit is oneway and alloy shocks (Asia only).

HPI sells these R40 kits in Europe so I can only assume the 2004 kit bears the CE mark. I dont know for sure.

Engine choice is very difficult and relys on preference. You can never go wrong with Novarossi, but there are many other excellent choices out there.
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AMG I wonder how low can you go when it comes to weight on the r-40? mine weighs around 1826 grams, but with the LW chassis thats 20 grams less, 1806 grams and with the LW 2 speed which is on ot's way I guess another 30 grams or so... 1776 grams...
what's the weight of yours???
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ok, I'll stick to my original choice and go for the TOP, the reliability factor may cost me a 100 grams but I guess the 2004 kit will make up for that. Would you recommend any crucial parts/hop ups to be ordered along with the kit? For example on my RS4 I kept busting my rear hubs...
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which R-40 version already comes with the LW chassis, the graphite shock arms and the LW 2 speed?
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Old 03-22-2005, 02:08 PM
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HARKONNEND how's your testing going?
Do you like it better now that's lowerMy spring break starts tomorrow, I'm going to the beach house, so I won't be able to test my R40 with the LW chassis and the LW 2 speed... bummer, but atleast when I get back I'll have something to do to keep me busy for the weekend..
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Well I didnt test it with the GRP tires and new adjustments, but rather the stock tires and adjustments. Right now the car handles really well and its smooth. It only spun out on a slippery spot under hard acceleration. Other than that, the turning radius is still fine, and it stays planted with whatever I did. I hope to try it at a different parking lot soon.
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Old 03-22-2005, 02:15 PM
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COOL!!! have you tried the solid rear axle in the front? I ordered a high torque servo about 120 oz. at 6 v. Maybe this way with the solid axle I don't lose to much steering, but gain acceleration...
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Old 03-22-2005, 02:18 PM
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Harkonnend: did you see those cool lola bodies?
I wonder if the car will handle like the serpent impact... Some friends have them in Guatemala... What I want is to get my car dialed with all the LW parts to try and race with them. So far on the straights is where they pass me, but on turns I'm right there with them, sometimes I even make them spin out... I guess is the preassure lol...
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