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Old 05-12-2005, 01:09 PM   #6616
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Are HPI springs compatible with the Mugen shocks? I'm trying to decide and lost.
I think HPI springs will work on mugen shocks... but let me check them again tonight just to be sure.
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Old 05-12-2005, 01:12 PM   #6617
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Are HPI springs compatible with the Mugen shocks? I'm trying to decide and lost.
I would recomend staying with the stock shocks if you are still learning to race. They work well, and are cheap to replace parts for.

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Old 05-12-2005, 03:26 PM   #6618
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Definately go with the mugen shocks. They are more durable than the HPI and Tamiya shocks, but cost the same if not a buck or so less. Really good stuff.

Klander- Surely power isn't the key to winning, however with a dialed in car being faster will help. I timed my R40 with the MT12 and running the Rody V12 and the RB is a heck lot faster than the MT12. Traction is unbelievable and the speed is outstanding. A lot of people told me "I can beat you with a TR" and I say to them, how can you tell me that when you haven't even raced or had any onroad experience? It's pathetic. Infact for those who tell me, I'd love to visit them, kick their butts in a race and post it on the net for their humiliation. . Anyway the vid is on it's way. This is with the rubber slicks. Man do they SUCK! Only foams on my R40 for now. LOL.
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Old 05-12-2005, 03:43 PM   #6619
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Any sort of rubber on an r-40 instantly becomes drift tires. I did it to mine just so I could get some tuning in on a parking lot. It almost made me wreck it 10 times.

But on power drifting was so much fun.
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Old 05-12-2005, 04:15 PM   #6620
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Don't forget to send me the video also.
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Old 05-12-2005, 04:32 PM   #6621
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Sure thing dude I'll send away.

AI- Man the R40 was awesome drifting around some cones. I really need to get more of that done. IT's awesome!!!!!! The car would run straight, but actually did accelerate a bit slower. I could tell it was slipping. When I went to turn, the car spun out no matter what I did. Foams changed everything.
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Old 05-12-2005, 05:08 PM   #6622
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if you convert the front to a solid axle, the car becomes very drivable with rubbers.
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Old 05-12-2005, 05:12 PM   #6623
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Really? Have you tried it yourself? How does that setup work with foams?
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Old 05-12-2005, 06:06 PM   #6624
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Really? Have you tried it yourself? How does that setup work with foams?
With foams, coming out of a turn is a bat out of hell. (Foams)
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Sounds good. My setup works great, but only wondering how much faster it would be thats all .
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Old 05-12-2005, 07:00 PM   #6626
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do you have a part number for th solid front axle?
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do you have a part number for th solid front axle?
jt6- Htis is the rear solid axle for the r-40, I use it in the front and it works great. Like someone said, coming out of corners is really fast, the only problem is you lose a bit steering as one tire drags a bit on turns.

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Old 05-13-2005, 08:26 AM   #6628
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HARK- cool vid, Did you flip your car on that vid, or just side spinning, I couldn't tell? Well I can't wait to hit the track tomorrow for some practice sessions... wanna whoop some Serpent's butt. My friend with the OS .18tz had to change engines to compete because he has to use .12 3 port lol... now on straights he is going to get whooped!!! Although he will be able to be more constand and move on instead of power drifts through the turns because of so much torque by the .18tz... I guess I'll let you know tomorrow how it goes...
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HARK- cool vid, Did you flip your car on that vid, or just side spinning, I couldn't tell? Well I can't wait to hit the track tomorrow for some practice sessions... wanna whoop some Serpent's butt. My friend with the OS .18tz had to change engines to compete because he has to use .12 3 port lol... now on straights he is going to get whooped!!! Although he will be able to be more constand and move on instead of power drifts through the turns because of so much torque by the .18tz... I guess I'll let you know tomorrow how it goes...
Thats with the rubber slicks. It almost flipped. The car does have the traction, but need different diff setup. Turns it absolutely sucks. Spins out all the time. With the foams the car holds true easily.
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