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Old 07-07-2005, 09:33 AM   #7801
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I put a piece of fuel hose on both sides, problem solved...
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Old 07-07-2005, 09:34 AM   #7802
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I put a piece of fuel hose on both sides, problem solved...
Ive seen that as well.
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Old 07-07-2005, 09:35 AM   #7803
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Yea my middle belt is all out of wack. Its loose as hell. I've gotta pick one of them up and try to get some pullys. I may order some aluminum ones.
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Old 07-07-2005, 09:42 AM   #7804
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I tried the mugen HD spring,and kept going through thrust bearings..I'd try the mugen disc and the stock clutch spring..also,the new proto stratus body si getting some good reviews also....I'm waiting on the CVEC pipe....and I'm gonna give the proto strat a try....
The 3.1 or whatever its called. I think im going to pick a body up for my nitro today. I might go with that.
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Old 07-07-2005, 09:45 AM   #7805
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Next race, I'm going up the day before so I can dial the R40 in. Want to meet?

I'm also bringing the Mugen, but I'll put the new engine into the R40 and see how it goes.

As always, great running with you Dave.
Ill be going and running the car up there. I think superior swaps the track at around 5-6pm on saturday to on-road. Ill probably be there around 7-8pm till late.
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Old 07-07-2005, 11:05 AM   #7806
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Well you really don't have to take your rear sway bar off. I put gold springs on my rear shocks and layed them down. Then put the soft sway bar on and went to 2dergrees of rear toe in. I left the front alone accept for I put it to the maximum caster.
Of course you don't have to ... BUT if you need more traction, this is a logical change. The rear traction is significantly better without a rear swaybar but you have to consider the trade-offs first.
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Old 07-07-2005, 11:14 AM   #7807
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The brake action for some reason on my car is sticky. With that it always applys pressure. So it never gets stuck braking. I hear some R40's get this problem.

A TRS probably also would work but at that time the car didnt have one. I now have one for racing, since its required but I always use TRS's was just too lazy to buy it. Plus it kinda drains your battery faster.
Ah I see, I had to fiddle and tweak the brake linkage a little with mine as I think it was causing the pads to stick a little. at 1st I thought it was the brake system at fault.
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Old 07-07-2005, 11:16 AM   #7808
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I tried mine without a rear sway bar and it understeered like crazy. Itll Probally do good in a bad traction parking lot though.
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Old 07-07-2005, 11:20 AM   #7809
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AMG Racer - Sorry but I can't find the battery pack on HPI or Tower -- Can you help me locate a source?


One on of my R40s I built a 5-cell AAA NiMH pack and it does fit inside the battery compartment (barely). If you don't use heatshrink film they squeeze in and the battery tray has a very slight "bow" to it. Since then, I remove the battery cover. These are 600mA cells and I have used them all day without recharging them. So I can speak from experience that a 600mA pack will easliy get you through a day of racing without recharging. Race day typically is 2 practice sessions of 5 minutes, 3 qualifiers, and a 30 minute main. So lets say at least about 1 hour of run-time or more.
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Old 07-07-2005, 11:25 AM   #7810
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Well, I still havent pulled the trigger on the Ti Pivot balls. The PrecisionRC PBs cost $96. Here is a picture. I think the Serpent ones will work and they are only $40 for 10 Pivot balls. If I use the Serpent one's, the spacers for setting camber can not be used..... I would like to purchase the HPI/R40 ones but still contemplating over the cost...

Another source (GPM Racing) is out of inventory and will not re-stock for such a small quantity order.
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http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...3&I=LXCKM1&P=K

Here is the pack I had. Worked pretty well.
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Old 07-07-2005, 11:41 AM   #7812
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Hey man its a 5 cell 800mah pack. The thing to remember is not all packs are rated equal. I have a "Venom Racing 1100mah" pack that I cant get more than 700mah into and my HPI pack (which uses high quality sanyo cells and very good internal wiring) I get 780mah into. Its part number 33410.


The pack shown is made up of 5 AAA batteries in a hump configuration. The standard flat pack that most people run is made up of 5 2/3 AA batteries. Removing the battery box will solve a couple of problems. It reduces weight, and makes routing your wires much easier.
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The pack shown is made up of 5 AAA batteries in a hump configuration. The standard flat pack that most people run is made up of 5 2/3 AA batteries. Removing the battery box will solve a couple of problems. It reduces weight, and makes routing your wires much easier.
But then how do you mount the receiver pack?? I agree removing the battery box will make things easier....but how do you mount it??
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Well, I still havent pulled the trigger on the Ti Pivot balls. The PrecisionRC PBs cost $96. Here is a picture. I think the Serpent ones will work and they are only $40 for 10 Pivot balls. If I use the Serpent one's, the spacers for setting camber can not be used..... I would like to purchase the HPI/R40 ones but still contemplating over the cost...

Another source (GPM Racing) is out of inventory and will not re-stock for such a small quantity order.
You were saying yours break right? Yeah if there 96 or so I think you can just get the hpi ones for that same price. The serpent ones sound good and going by how thad and hara dont use the spacers you should be good right?
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You were saying yours break right? Yeah if there 96 or so I think you can just get the hpi ones for that same price. The serpent ones sound good and going by how thad and hara dont use the spacers you should be good right?

No - mine typicaly don't break. I'll probably go the Serpent route.
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