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Old 06-23-2005, 04:18 PM   #7531
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Get another kit. Keep it at the track as a spare. I always like to have surplus of things rather than break and buy as needed as it really can slow down the repair of your car and the advancement of it as well.

I have basically a 2 full suspension sets and bulkheads and just about everything else. As well I like to sometimes sit on hop-up parts. So when something breaks then goes in the hop-up, at least if I feel like changing the car up a bit. If things are running great and im in first. I dont touch anything.
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Old 06-23-2005, 04:33 PM   #7532
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The FastCats facility is first class. The outdoor track is about 30' longer than PLRC but is 10' narrower. New pavement, lots of traction and you can pit inside or outside. Check out www.fastcats.ca or drop in anytime. Thats the other advantage, you don't have to wait for every other Sunday to race
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I've heard nothing but good things about them and saw the pictures, everything looks awesome.

I'm going to get together with Derek and head down on a Saturday and check out everything. The only disadvantage is that it is more expensive than PLRC and is about 20km further.
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Old 06-24-2005, 09:59 AM   #7533
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My car weighs in at about 1786 without tires or fuel. I need to get the towers and chassis. Later today I'm going to try to dremel out my chassis abit and sand down the hubs and arms a little bit to try to save some more weight.
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Old 06-24-2005, 10:37 AM   #7534
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I figured out the problem....the hub on the first spur gear did not come with a one way bearing....which explains why it did not fit on the shaft. I am contacting HPI to send me a new one.
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I think all of the kits created late 03 to now had this problem. My first r40 didn't have this problem but my friends ,the one I have now, did have it.
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Mine had the same problem, I called HPI and they sent me a new one by EMS.

However, I noticed that the hub from my Serpent Impulse fits perfectly so I put that on there and just left it
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I figured out the problem....the hub on the first spur gear did not come with a one way bearing....which explains why it did not fit on the shaft. I am contacting HPI to send me a new one.
Mikey - Will you be running HobbyTown-Austin or the SWSC races this year (with your R40)?
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Old 06-24-2005, 01:19 PM   #7538
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Well of course I went to the lowes and forgot to buy a dremel. So now ill have to wait untill next friday to try to shave some weight off. Any body ever done anyhing like this before.

Also can anyone help me out in modding a motor. LIke some guides or something.
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You probably don't want to dremel the arms...
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Not really dremel them but shave them down a little bit in the bulk areas.
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Old 06-24-2005, 01:53 PM   #7541
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Okay, but make sure you don't go too far.
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Hey JAG, I run at hobbytown in Austin. I just had knee surgery yesterday, so this is my "down time" project. I won't be running for at least 3 weeks...maybe longer..depends on recovery time.
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I agree, the arms are made that way for strength... and dremeling them could possibly weaken them and you would have more breakage than usual....
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I really just want to get the rear hubs , because mine rub, and the chassis since I'm probally gonna upgrade later on anyway.
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I really just want to get the rear hubs , because mine rub, and the chassis since I'm probally gonna upgrade later on anyway.
you could dremel away half the chassis,and cut the arms in half,and not save half the weight of just putting in a lite weight battery pack...
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