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Old 04-11-2005, 08:43 AM   #5626
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Well it's official the stainless steel screws suck big time. I put a brand new set in when I swapped out the chassie wouldn't ya know it I had 5 of them round out when trying to remove them. I had this problem on my savage any screw with a 2mm or 1.5mm that wasn't a socket head would round out with no warning. so far these hexhead screws are the best i've tried so far haven't had one strip on me yet. I have a bunch of them on both my savage and my buggy.
Wish I saw this post sooner. I think I got the same stainless steel set you had. I have had too many strip on me and some I had to remove with pliers. Where can I get a good set, one with normal size heads and actually states if its 2mm or 1.7?
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Old 04-11-2005, 10:43 AM   #5627
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Ive got a impulse pro. I might get that .18. Speccially if I can get a lola body for it.
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Old 04-11-2005, 11:47 AM   #5628
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I will be selling some HPI Threaded Shocks. They are the best Ive used. I even tried and had to assemble from pieces long before others the composite shock setup for the rs4-2.

The teflon washer inside of the shock helps. But the aluminum body still felt smoother and is easier to work with....the composite likes to mis-thread.

Im not sure how many sets I will have. They are used but shocks can be rebuilt, which is what im going to do.

Im going to go in and set them all up and let you guys know. What are some good shock weights to use on the R40?
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Old 04-11-2005, 12:05 PM   #5629
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I'm going with Mugen shocks. Gun metal shocks that are way stronger than the HPI Alum ones yet sold for the same price. BTW, A Serpent with .18TZ won't catch a 10th onroad car unless they did make a mistake like you said, lacked traction, etc. It can get close, but those cars nowadays are so much more faster than the video and have wicked punch. I never seen nitro sedans launch like than in 2nd gear and haul ass. NEVER. Not even with some modified engine they weren't as fast. Surely I can get the TZ, but I'd like a legal engine I guess. Not sure what I'mma do, which is why the MT12 will stay, but the upgrades will come .
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Old 04-11-2005, 12:18 PM   #5630
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Also just checking on a few other things. What are some of the top engines people are running in the R40's now. From .12 legals to whatever else.

How are the team orion and infinity motors. Ive been out of things for awhile, but im getting back into it.

Also what about fuels and glow-plugs. Seems theres some new stuff. HPI's and others.
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Old 04-11-2005, 12:32 PM   #5631
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Klander runs a Wasp .12 turbo legal version. According to RCCA it puts out usable power. http://www.rcnitro.com/rn/articles/wasp12.asp

I'd get an RB V12. Great engine and makes nice power and even more top than the original X12s. Great for any small to mid sized track. Even some large ones. I may go with that or some Novarossi. For the record I've seen MT12s ( I have one and so does Regg), OS TRs, Sirios, RBs, and Novarossi. For fuel get something your LHS carries the most. Odonnel, Byron, Trinity, Sidewinder, WildCat, White Lightning are just to name a few.
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Old 04-11-2005, 01:24 PM   #5632
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Yep most of the engines Hark mentioned have great response to our needs, some are torquier tahn others, but I guess it depends which pipe you are using, fuel, glowplug and the settings of your car.

Hark did you say you wanted a stratus body? well get the startus aero II, it comes with 2 wings one has a lenth of 190mm the other 175mm. I was not able t try my car on sunday because the clutch weights and the spring fell off my car without me noticing, so when I got to the place where we were going to race, my car wasn't working!!!! shiz! $#@!
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Old 04-11-2005, 01:26 PM   #5633
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Ive got a impulse pro. I might get that .18. Speccially if I can get a lola body for it.
hey NSXSHOGUN let's see some pics of the impulse... is that a 235mm like the Impact M2 or what?
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Nahh its basically a 705 without the centex clutch.

Only got one pic at the moment I should have my motor installed by wed. A sirio .12.

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Nice pic, I wonder If I could use the centax clutch like the one on my R-40, but for my super nitro...
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Naw, the Serpent 705 steps it up from the Impulse pro. It costs $175 for a conversion kit. Serpent Impulse was their best nitro sedan before any of the newer models came out. Fast cars, but with limited gear ratios. Offered with some nice engines; the Novamega SX12 SE/EVO, and SX12RE/EVO.
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BTW, let us know how the .18 works.

Klander- I'll give that body a whirl.
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Wish I saw this post sooner. I think I got the same stainless steel set you had. I have had too many strip on me and some I had to remove with pliers. Where can I get a good set, one with normal size heads and actually states if its 2mm or 1.7?

go here www.hexscrews.com

great quality screws have yet to have one round out on me. I posted some pics a few pages up of the full R40 set.
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Old 04-11-2005, 04:36 PM   #5639
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They say its a difference but I need some one to tell me what it is. They look Identical in the pictures. I know what you mean about the gearing though not many options.
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Old 04-11-2005, 05:14 PM   #5640
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The chassis, upper deck, front and rear bulkheads, clutch setup and spur gears, +couple other things.
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