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Old 05-17-2005, 12:38 PM   #6781
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I've used the stock shocks for a while and when setup properly they are pretty good.
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Old 05-17-2005, 01:49 PM   #6782
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David Franklin who ran at the 2005 HPI Challenge in Orlando said he had a completely box stock R40. Im not sure if it was stock settings too. But I took a quick glance at his car and I believe it was pretty much box stock like he said.

But he won and beat the next guy by 5 laps at the end of the race.

Who im sure had a fully modified R40, like most everyone else who ran in the Nitro Modified Category.

Kinda makes me laugh stock R40 in the Nitro Mod class wins. Hes an amazing driver though from what I hear.

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Old 05-17-2005, 02:12 PM   #6783
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David Franklin who ran at the 2005 HPI Challenge in Orlando ran said he had a completely box stock R40. Im not sure if it was stock settings too. But I took a quick glance at his car and I believe it was pretty much box stock like he said.

But he won and beat the next guy by 5 laps at the end of the race.

Who im sure had a fully modified R40, like most everyone else who ran in the Nitro Modified Category.

Kinda makes me laugh stock R40 in the Nitro Mod class wins. Hes an amazing driver though from what I hear.
He only won because none of the Texas bunch showed up (myself included). Also, Mike Collins from Ohio did not show, leaving the field wide open. Mr. Franklin would have been in a race for his life if any of the above mentioned showed. Maybe next time.
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Yeah it was a pretty bad showing. I dont know why really. But there was supposed to be quite a few people and maybe 30 showed.
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Yeah it was a pretty bad showing. I dont know why really. But there was supposed to be quite a few people and maybe 30 showed.
Much of the blame falls on HPI USA. There is a feeling that they don't support or want to do the US version of the Challenge series. I don't know why because when the RS4/RS4-2/Racer/Racer 2 were the cars of HPI, they had some pretty big turnouts at their Challenge races. In fact, it was a friend of mine that went to the one held in San Antonio, TX a few years back that got me interested (winning a new kit helped sway me as well). I have done two challenge races and their Worlds in Vegas in 2003 and had a blast. But, their enthusiasm in the US series is not the same as it is in the European and Asian series. Also, they seem to wait until the very last minute to announce when and where the races will be held. I wanted to attend but have some big races coming up and decided that the monies used to travel to Orlando would be better spent on stuff for the Texas Biggie and Touring Car Nationals that will be held at my local track in the coming weeks. So, HPI needs to do a better sale of their series or it will die here in the states, which would be a shame.
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Yeah I went to a previous challenge here , it was much better. Im baffled as to why its died down. Hopefully this was just an Orlando 2005 only thing. Im chocking it up to bad timing and the weather was looking crappy. So maybe that swayed a few on race day.

Also the other thing is I was told quite a few people had signed up. I believe the number I heard was 80 and obviously the turn out was no where near that number.
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Old 05-17-2005, 03:48 PM   #6787
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I just noticed something on the following steup sheet,

http://www.hpiracing.com/graphics/se...sr40_setup.jpg

A Hara inversed the front lower suspension mount, anyone tried this? Wouldn't this highten the roll center and CG of the car?
Thats the kit settings dude:

http://www.hpiracing.com/graphics/in...0/R40-P20o.jpg

Some of the early manuals were wrong.

It has absolutely no effect on the CG of the car, but yes it does soften the front of the car.
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Not according to the 2004 manual.
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pg 20 . strange that they d switch stock settings on the 2004 edition . I ll run it tommorrow and check
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Jlock, I only won because Texas racers didnt show up? Thanks for staying home then.

The R40 I ran was box stock except for the clutch. I used a complete Mugen clutch from the MTX3. Even the tires were what came in the box. Saturday morning practice was the first time I ran the car.

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Dave congrats on the win!!!

can we see a pic of your car???
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Not according to the 2004 manual.
Did you read the supplement? There is an orange correction page. I can scan mine in if you like.
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Jlock, I only won because Texas racers didnt show up? Thanks for staying home then.

The R40 I ran was box stock except for the clutch. I used a complete Mugen clutch from the MTX3. Even the tires were what came in the box. Saturday morning practice was the first time I ran the car.

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Interesting. Which parts of the Mugen clutch did you use?
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AMG-are the gold shock you recommended me for the rear softer or harder, I have been tryin to press them, but they feel the same as the stocks???
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Interesting. Which parts of the Mugen clutch did you use?

Every part from the flywheel out. The HPI pinions thread on the Mugen clutch bell.
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