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Old 06-30-2005, 10:26 AM   #7666
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3racing is all good just dont get the steering kit or front sway bar kit. The gpm is more superior for the sway kit as it includes the bars, while the 3racing steering kit was incorrectly made. I also just got the gpm roll / handle bar vs 3racing, made of steel and looks a bit beefier.
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Old 06-30-2005, 10:45 AM   #7667
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Wow just found a pretty cool site with good pricing on R40 Parts. http://precisionrc.com Seems they have 3racing stuff at good prices and the shipping is also VERY decent coming from hongkong.

They also seem to stock a few jdm items. Like the carbon graphite arms. I just ordered those.

Just hit R40 in the search that makes all the parts appear. Otherwise its hard to find.

http://precisionrc.com/cgi-bin/cart.pl?BR=3R4&DT=4 - Heres a direct link to the 3racing stuff. To find all the stock hpi stuff use the r40 search.
http://precisionrc.com/cgi-bin/cart.pl?BR=HPI1&DT=4 - Heres a link to all the R40 option parts. Its pretty exstensive. I cant believe I havent found this place yet.
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Old 06-30-2005, 11:20 AM   #7668
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Can anyone tell me a good site where to buy a R40 for cheap? not ebay please



thanks! I am doing research
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Old 06-30-2005, 11:25 AM   #7669
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Can anyone tell me a good site where to buy a R40 for cheap? not ebay please



thanks! I am doing research

New or Used? Why not E*Bay?
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Doesn't matter used or new heh , well, I am already bidding on one in e-bay so ..........
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AI,
According to that site, the 3Racing chassis is 350grams while the HPI super is only 175.
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Old 06-30-2005, 11:31 AM   #7672
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Last time I saw Jag Racing had one on eBay for a good price. 150 I believe.
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150 ? was it used? is it still there? I am going for an r40 I think....since the serpent 710 is too expensive for me.........
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Ok GUys, Let's pool our resources together and try to come up with a supplier for lightweight pivotballs and hing pins. GPM is out of inventory and they don't seem to have any short-term solutions for us.

I have put in for some quotes on 3mm Ti rod material for the hing pins so I hope to have an answer soon on costs. Do any of you have a source for this? Is there a similar part out there that will work?

Pivot Balls - I see the Serpent 710 uses Aluminum pivot balls. I have seen some literature that suggest they use 8.5 x ?mm Aluminum pivot balls. MIght these work for us?

Any suggestions?
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This looks interesting .. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MEWA%3AIT&rd=1
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Old 06-30-2005, 12:01 PM   #7676
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According to that site, the 3Racing chassis is 350grams while the HPI super is only 175.
Yeah that whole site is way off wack for listed weights. Check 3racing.com.hk for the real weights.

They also have the lw 2spd shaft listed at like 50grams...when I just weighed mine and its 15
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Ok GUys, Let's pool our resources together and try to come up with a supplier for lightweight pivotballs and hing pins. GPM is out of inventory and they don't seem to have any short-term solutions for us.

I have put in for some quotes on 3mm Ti rod material for the hing pins so I hope to have an answer soon on costs. Do any of you have a source for this? Is there a similar part out there that will work?

Pivot Balls - I see the Serpent 710 uses Aluminum pivot balls. I have seen some literature that suggest they use 8.5 x ?mm Aluminum pivot balls. MIght these work for us?

Any suggestions?
Well HPI has titanium ones for the R40? Check out precisionrc they are the only people I know that list them....

They will also come on the hara version I believe or be available widely in the US by then....I hope.
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Anyone know the size of the bearings that are included in the steering upgrade kit??

I.e., what size bearings replace the plastic bushings in the steering rack?
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Artificial-I, which springs are u using for ur rear shocks. ur shocks also look stock are they? if they are the proceed's i found out that the rear ones were to long for the stock. unless u were supposed to get the front proceed springs. Cause i just got a pair and it seems a bit of a hassle to fit them on and they are about the length of the shock itself so its got no space imbetween the adjuster nut on the shock

-edit oh yeah and i also forgot. what rod ends/ball links or whatever u call them i could use for the rear camber. i know fast harry said the pro line traxxas ones but the discontinued here. unless i want to order from australlia for a 5$ part. i was planning on using these turnbuckles for the job unless i would need bigger ones for the rod ends u will recommend
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Lithium Ions are fantastic as reciever cells. The biggest problem is that they are 3.6 volts per cell making them 7.2 volts total as the packs are 2 cell packs. Most receivers and many servos dont like voltage this high so you need to add a voltage regulator which will add a little more weight. Also you supposedly require a special charger for them, I am not a believer in this myself. You cannot peak charge them as usual. Also you cannot fully discharge them without running a serious risk of permanent cell reversal.
Cheers for the reply AMGRacer, I might have a go at knockin up a 6v regulator circuit using a single lm317 reg chip. As you say charging them seems another matter though. what cells do you use just out of interest?
Man I cant keep up with this thread lol I dont seem to be getting any email notifications until I log onto the site and then I get one after the other. I wonder whats up with that

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