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Old 04-18-2005, 12:55 AM   #5896
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yeah that page takes for ever!!!
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Old 04-18-2005, 01:44 AM   #5898
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I put the gold springs on all around and they are extremely firm. My car had a little too much bouince in the back when it hit a rut in the track. This may have been due more to my placement of the shocks on the rear shock tower

I also had oversteer problems but since I set my radio to only turn 75% of the way, left and right, it has worked much better.
Thats what I was about to say. The R40 has a TON of steering and you should generally need about 75% of throw. Looks like you solved it by yourself
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Old 04-18-2005, 07:21 AM   #5899
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anyone got a nice bodyshell for sell. pls pm me... sgd payment...
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Old 04-18-2005, 07:23 AM   #5900
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Ive got two im about to sell on ebay. Along with some rims.

This is the RSX. With custom front lip cut. Looks very sweet and its ultra shiney. I applied some special stuff to really bring the shine out.

hi. i am interested in ur both bodyshell. pls pm me. thanks
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Old 04-18-2005, 07:53 AM   #5901
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Hitec 625mg is in for steering servo now. Lookin good. Now time to cut the front bumper a little.
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Old 04-18-2005, 10:50 AM   #5902
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Need help.R40 2004 edition.Raced at 2 different tracks this weekend.Had same problem at both.Could not get the rear
of the car to stick.Had to take the rear swaybar out to get
the car where it was just fair.We are running pretty much
a stock setup .This car seems to have so much steering .Tried
silver springs(softer),added shims to camber link,lengthened
wheelbase Set rearshocks more upright.Tried everything we know but the car is still loose
in the rear.We were running 37 shore tires.
Some other info:
When car was built used all 4 of the Small bevel gears in rear diff.
Is this correct?
What diameter of tire should we be using?
Come on R40 experts give us some help.
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Old 04-18-2005, 11:39 AM   #5903
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Need help.R40 2004 edition.Raced at 2 different tracks this weekend.Had same problem at both.Could not get the rear
of the car to stick.Had to take the rear swaybar out to get
the car where it was just fair.We are running pretty much
a stock setup .This car seems to have so much steering .Tried
silver springs(softer),added shims to camber link,lengthened
wheelbase Set rearshocks more upright.Tried everything we know but the car is still loose
in the rear.We were running 37 shore tires.
Some other info:
When car was built used all 4 of the Small bevel gears in rear diff.
Is this correct?
What diameter of tire should we be using?
Come on R40 experts give us some help.
What oil are you using in your shocks?
I have the stock oil and it works great.
try setting it up like this
front camber 2 degrees
rear camber 2.5 degrees
front toe-in none
rear toe-in 2 degrees
ride height front 4mm rear 5mm
no swaybar
front black springs, rear gold springs
steering set to turn about 75% or so... , but try it until you can cut turns without drifting

try this set up and see if it works for you, also try using different shore tires.
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Old 04-18-2005, 12:03 PM   #5904
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Need help.R40 2004 edition.Raced at 2 different tracks this weekend.Had same problem at both.Could not get the rear
of the car to stick.Had to take the rear swaybar out to get
the car where it was just fair.We are running pretty much
a stock setup .This car seems to have so much steering .Tried
silver springs(softer),added shims to camber link,lengthened
wheelbase Set rearshocks more upright.Tried everything we know but the car is still loose
in the rear.We were running 37 shore tires.
Some other info:
When car was built used all 4 of the Small bevel gears in rear diff.
Is this correct?
What diameter of tire should we be using?
Come on R40 experts give us some help.
Are you running on a low bite track? If so, the 4 gear rear diff will be too stiff and cause the rear to spin out. If you are running diff oil in the rear take it out and use only grease. Sounds like your rear diff is too stiff.
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Old 04-18-2005, 12:14 PM   #5905
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I agree with Rapid Roy, The rear diff should just have a light cover of grease, not oil. Try using the oneway diff in the front also.
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Old 04-18-2005, 12:38 PM   #5906
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Tuning the rear diff to the track conditions will allow you to get the most power down to the track surface. If you use the 2 gear diff with grease in the rear, it will work in any situation. This is refered to as an open diff. The main disadvantage to doing this is that under hard acceleration, the inside wheel will loose traction and spin. Tightening up the rear diff will keep the inside wheel from spining. On real cars this is called limited slip or positraction. On a low traction surface an open diff is not such a bad thing. Having a tight diff applys too much power to the outside wheel causing the car to spin out. As the traction increases, you can run a stiffer rear diff. On high bite smooth surfaces you can even run solid rear diff. The I'm actually suprised that HPI hasn't released a ball diff yet.

The rule of thumb is, more the higher the traction, the stiffer rear diff.
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Old 04-18-2005, 03:02 PM   #5907
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Default Attention LW 2 speed buyers

I had a long chat yesterday at night with HARKONEND about the LW stock configuration

mine (www.rcmart.com version)
comes with spurs 53t/59t and 21t/27t pinions.

HARK stock (towers version)
comes spurs 54t/60t and 22t/29t pinions.

I believe that the towers version has a better configuration, so if you plan on getting the LW tranny get it from towers or find out what the spur/pinion config is, otherwise you'll spend a lot of $$$ on different spurs/ pinions that you don't need...
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Yeah. My friend got the LW 2speed from bruckner hobbies and they sent him different screws for the 2speed shoes. He's gonna check about the LW 2speed and the gears they came with. I'm still going for that RB Rody btw.
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Old 04-18-2005, 04:11 PM   #5909
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Well someone else wanted the Rody V12 so I let em have it. I'll place an order for the regular RB V12 3 port like Fast harry has so I'll be happier with that and save myself $100 bucks. Everyone has the regular ones and turbo version's and are enjoying it so why cant I?
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HARK- the one you are getting now isn'turbo and it's a lot cheaper than the rody?

Cool get the one that most everyone wants for it's reliability, power, and tunning facility, also that it is legal for racing...

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