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Old 10-20-2003, 10:27 AM   #691
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I guess it wasn't clear in my post but the weight limit is w/empty tank, with the body on. Rubber tires are about 3 oz heavier total. I want to make sure the car is near 60 oz w/body and 60 mm dia foams.
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Old 10-20-2003, 11:11 AM   #692
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My R40 with body on, empty tank, 1100mAh battery, Sirio .12, and foam tires weighs in at 1940 grams!

A good bit heavier than I expected...

But the way I look at it is, I can use that extra weight to knock those lighter cars out of my way
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My r40,without the lightweight shafts,but with an OS TR turbo,RB exhaust,tires,trinity 5 cell pack,NO fuel in the tank,and no body weighs 1760 grams..
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Old 10-20-2003, 04:49 PM   #694
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My r40,without the lightweight shafts,but with an OS TR turbo,RB exhaust,tires,trinity 5 cell pack,NO fuel in the tank,and no body weighs 1760 grams..
If you add a body that adds another 100g at least making it 1860g. I guess that is why people are saying the HPI is a heavier car. My V1RR EVO with body is 1715g. But I think a heavier car can also have some advantages too...............
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Old 10-20-2003, 04:50 PM   #695
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I am looking at nitro cars and was wondering how well the plastic is holding up over time on the R40? I ran RS4s in the past and over time they would get pretty loose. Thanks for any opinions and comments.


I don't think the plastic is that great......mine has developed alot of slop....and its only got a gallon and a half through it...

BUT.....it hasn't broken,AND,unlike my tc3,it takes a hit on the boards,and doesn't tweak left or right....(it always steers straight)


and I see no difference in the way the car drives..One difference from the racer2's...this car holds its settings...and is always in perfect tweak on the MIP tweak station after racing...
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Old 10-20-2003, 05:23 PM   #696
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Serpent still has better plastic. This plastic does develop slop quicker than my others cars too.

The car doesnt tweak on boards but the knuckles can pop off the balls and rear camber links compress if hit. In my opinion both because the plastic could be better.

I think HPI will improve the plastic, at least I hope so.
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Thanks gentlemen!!!!!
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Old 10-20-2003, 07:03 PM   #698
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Just got almost full line of R40 parts and hop up in stock. We are working hard on adding it to our site. (data entry is no fun)

If you guys need parts and hop ups, please send us an email with the parts #. We send the price and shipping in return.

Also, check out site for JP .12 engine. It is on sale now! Limited quantity available.

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I see HPI released the lightweight shafts and upgrade kit for the steering to get rid of those bushings finally, I wonder how much longer till they release their graphite parts
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dgill: We have the light weight shafts in stock for R40

HPI33401 - LI WEIGHT 2 SPEED SHAFT
HPI33402 - LI WEIGHT MIDDLE SHAFT

I'm not too sure about the upgrade kit for the steering. Do you have the part #?

If you're interested for the shaft, please send me an email [email protected]

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ill be getting the shafts soon hopefully so ill e-mail you when i have the money

as for the steering upgrade, its 33403
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dgill: Ic, you mean the bearing for steering arm. Yes, we have it in stock.

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I finally got my personal transponder in and i was wondering where everyone mounted theirs? I see it says not to put it on top of carbon fiber so i was looking for some suggestions. Anyone have any pics of it installed?
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I mounted mine in the foward screw hole thaty holds the servo mount in.....I then swung it out so its halfway off the carbon top deck......no problems in that position..
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Old 10-25-2003, 10:06 PM   #705
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Default Floating rear body mount

Any info on the floating rear body mount for R40 yet
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