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Old 05-31-2005, 10:56 AM   #7051
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HARK- Gonna try the solid rear axle to see if the car has more acceleration when coming out of turns... maybe that way I can have a passing shot agaisnt the IMPACTS... lol
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Old 05-31-2005, 11:36 AM   #7052
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HARK- Gonna try the solid rear axle to see if the car has more acceleration when coming out of turns... maybe that way I can have a passing shot agaisnt the IMPACTS... lol

You may need to go to a softer tire in the rear and harder in the front. When that setup works, it crazy. The rear end gets dragged around the turns. Almost like a drift car, but the angle isn't as severe.
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Old 05-31-2005, 11:39 AM   #7053
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Welp, the R40 and MRX4 will be driven tomorrow weather permitting. Both cars will be driven with an initial start up test in the basement to check to make sure everything is ok. Then we head out for the running of both. Will need another flat pack since I hate swapping things back and forth. LOL.
WHAAA>?!?!?! . Did I hear you correctly, did you say test in the basement? An R40 Nitro? I must see video of this.

You must have some serious large basement or your one amazing driver. LOL. I miss basements....been living in florida too long.
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Old 05-31-2005, 11:39 AM   #7054
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You may need to go to a softer tire in the rear and harder in the front. When that setup works, it crazy. The rear end gets dragged around the turns. Almost like a drift car, but the angle isn't as severe.
NICE!!! I use 37 shore front and 35 shore rear, stock suspension and lola body, I'll try it out on sunday...
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Old 05-31-2005, 11:45 AM   #7055
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WHAAA>?!?!?! . Did I hear you correctly, did you say test in the basement? An R40 Nitro? I must see video of this.

You must have some serious large basement or your one amazing driver. LOL. I miss basements....been living in florida too long.
AI- Guess what??? I'm probably getting a Proceed. A friend of mine here has bee asking around for 1/8 scale and I said that I would get one if I had a friend that wanted one also lol... Well It just so happens that my friend just ordered an R-40 and he is going to test it... If he likes it... (I know he will) he is gooing to get a 1/8 scale and so will I... Have you driven your PROCEED yet? Does it use a flat pack or hump?
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You dont want a Proceed. Parts are hard to come by, and the car is outdated allready. If you want something that wont cost you as much as a new car, go for the Mugen MRX3, parts are abundant and the car runs great. Plus since a lot of people are buying the MRX4, you can prolly find a MRX3 for a very good price.
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Old 05-31-2005, 02:39 PM   #7057
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You dont want a Proceed. Parts are hard to come by, and the car is outdated allready. If you want something that wont cost you as much as a new car, go for the Mugen MRX3, parts are abundant and the car runs great. Plus since a lot of people are buying the MRX4, you can prolly find a MRX3 for a very good price.
Thanx for the imput, the problem is that in Guatemala you don't get any part for any car, since mostly I order from towers, they carry most of the proceed parts. Otherwise I would get the mrx4. I'm still undecided to see what my friend has to say with the R-40.
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Its funny how when hark got his 1/8th we all wanted one. I might get one if I can set this deal up. If I can get this money Hark I want you to get me one from your hobby shop and send it down to me.
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Thanx for the imput, the problem is that in Guatemala you don't get any part for any car, since mostly I order from towers, they carry most of the proceed parts. Otherwise I would get the mrx4. I'm still undecided to see what my friend has to say with the R-40.
I don't think anyone can get parts for the Proceed; anywhere.
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I found a good motor for a 8th scale also. The sts motor is supposed to make nice power for only 150. Itll definatly be my motor for my 8th scale if I get one.
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HPI is still producing parts just not the kits and no promotion at all.

do a few searchs on line and you'll find a few sites that are even making their own after market parts for the proceed there is one called Delta I belive they make cnc aftermarket parts.
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I made the modifications to the steering today (but couldn't wait till the bearings came tomorrow, so just continued without them). Everything runs perfect now, no more pulling.
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I made the modifications to the steering today (but couldn't wait till the bearings came tomorrow, so just continued without them). Everything runs perfect now, no more pulling.
I am interested in what you did. My steering is box standard and seems to be fine............... I am very keen to try your mods now
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Here is what I did:

1. The two ball bearings that go into that purple aluminum piece were loose and caused the majority of the slop. I removed them and added some teflon tape around them until there was no more slop

2. The small of the two plastic pieces that go into the rods (the rods that are screwed into the bulkhead) needs a few washers on top to fill in the extra gap.
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Here is what I did:

1. The two ball bearings that go into that purple aluminum piece were loose and caused the majority of the slop. I removed them and added some teflon tape around them until there was no more slop

2. The small of the two plastic pieces that go into the rods (the rods that are screwed into the bulkhead) needs a few washers on top to fill in the extra gap.
Ahhhhhhhhhh now is see why. My bearings fit into my plate with no slop. Must be a machining tolerance thing..................
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