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Old 11-13-2003, 10:47 AM   #796
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I have not checked any prices of R40 in HK...but after the shipping costs and the extra cost of the kit itself, it may only be like 10 or 20 bucks more to get everything from the LHS, and you will not have to wait...
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State side - R40 (290.00) One way(32.00) alum shocks (60.00) bringing the total to 382.00

HK - R40 with one way and alum shockes included - 300.00 shipping 17.00 bringing the total to 317.00 and you get the car in about 4 to 8 days.

If you ask me, that's a pretty good deal. And with the extra money, you can get the graphite towers or something else

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Old 11-13-2003, 01:42 PM   #797
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I don't think I'll mind. Seems like its best to sell a car with dual diffs. That setup simply fits more tracks.

HPI should however at least offer the kit with the one-way and aluminim shocks here in the states. That way if people want those thing with the kit, they can get them.
hey darkseid. havent seen you since i lost interest in the MR4 SD. did you end up getting that car or continue with your TC3?

i dont mind missing the oneway (although it'd be nice to have), but one of my pet peeves on expensive cars is shocks. i dont like plastic shocks, gotta have that anodized aluminum .

btw, the threaded aluminum shocks retail for 42.00 a pair retail and tower has them for 35 (so 70-80 total just for shocks alone). i may end up just importing the japan version.
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Old 11-13-2003, 02:07 PM   #798
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btw, the threaded aluminum shocks retail for 42.00 a pair retail and tower has them for 35 (so 70-80 total just for shocks alone). i may end up just importing the japan version.
Actually, I perfer the stock shocks on the r40 vs the old hpi alum bladder type shocks. Unless HPI is giving you a different version of alum shocks with that one kit.
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Old 11-14-2003, 10:01 AM   #799
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whats wrong with HPI's bladder type aluminum shocks???
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Old 11-14-2003, 07:48 PM   #800
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whats wrong with HPI's bladder type aluminum shocks???
There is nothing wrong with them, I have them on my suoer nitro. I just like the emulsion type shocks that come with the R40.

My question is, what setup did Akira Ema run over at the Japan NATS. And I wish we could get more photos of the car. Is it just me, or does the upper deck look drilled a bit.


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That car's upper deck does look alot different then stock.. All the team cars will be alot different then the on stock box version. We'll just have to wait until all the hop up parts are released by HPI... Or just do our own mods...
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on the HPI japan website there is an optional upper deck that has more cutouts on it. personally i think the stock cg plate looks better.

btw, i noticed this on hara's ride before and other HPI factory rides. its funny they use threaded shocks for "easy adjustment but still end up using a threaded collar on top to hold the setting in place to support the threaded collar.
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on the HPI japan website there is an optional upper deck that has more cutouts on it. personally i think the stock cg plate looks better.

Yeah, I just took a look, I also saw that they have the updated chassis on the hpi Japan site also.
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and akira was using some aftermarket stuff from kawahara. it'd be nice if kawahara released their own upper deck to match their other bits as well. oh yeah, do you know what company makes akira's mesh rims? they look nice (dont like the color though).
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They are Racing Art tires
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Hey,

I just ordered a R40 Pro, What's the best servo's to use for it?

I have a Futaba 3PK, i'm new to Nitro !

Thanks for your time guys
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Veg, get an HRS receiver and some digital servos from Futaba. You will be very happy.
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i like the airtronic digital servos
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hey darkseid. havent seen you since i lost interest in the MR4 SD. did you end up getting that car or continue with your TC3?
Well first! I've never owned a TC3! Waaaaayyyy too mainstream for me! I was running a Academy STR-4pro, then I did go ahead and get the Yok SD. I ran well with it all season, and I'm going to keep it for this up coming season, so that shows how happy I am with it. I don't keep cars for long...even when I like them....so I must really like this one!

I don't visit the Yok SD thread much anymore, because all those guys talk about over there now is adding Associated shocks, adding whole chassis kits to the car and modifying this or altering that to make it "better". I don't think that stuff ever makes a car better, so I don't have much to talk about over there anymore.
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