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Old 07-21-2005, 12:42 PM   #8086
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Yeah that was my pipe. Im sure they arent all like that. But none the less , a company like rdlogic should do a little more quality control.

I quite frankly love my rdlogic pipe. I hate how it bends though and pretty much decide if the CVEC is as powerful im going with that. The sound of the rdlogic turbo ii is amazing to me though. When it was on my nova motor it would sound like an F1 at high rev, I kid you not. I still dont hear anyone on the track that sounds like me.

In fact a lot of them have almost these lower tones and notes and pretty well defined exhaust pulse notes. While mine sounds like its just ripping its teeth out frenzy f1 style and you have no clue where the revs are. Litterally I would think to myself damn that sounds like a mini f1.
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Old 07-21-2005, 06:14 PM   #8087
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Hey guys I'm back a bit early. Long story why . Anyway, time to run the RC cars again. How have you all been?
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Old 07-21-2005, 08:34 PM   #8088
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did the 710 brake disc fit right on?....ant part #...where did you get the brake pads from?...thanks
I completely forget Harry it is an old disc I have had for ages. I got the new R40 disc brake from HPI and it is very similar. They key is that it is ground flat, not just machined and definately not stamped.

The pads are some custom pads that were being sold by a company in Asia that no longer exists. They were originally for the V1R. Any of the teflon pads for the V1R and MTX3 fit with some minor modifications. They key advantage is that no matter how strong you brake you cannot lock the wheels up.
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Old 07-21-2005, 08:37 PM   #8089
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You can get the gpm ti for like $10 dollars. It also comes with 2 mounting holes. So when you wear a bunch of slop into the one set you can move onto the other on the same disc and get a nice tight brake disc again, essentially double the life.

I also went with the CF brake plates....those ended up being a bit lighter as well. The list just goes on and on.
Just FYI GPM is considered to be the worst quality you can get in Asia. Their Titanium products are very low in actual titanium. I would steer away from their products unless you really need to. Also their brake disc is machined but not ground flat. It should work OK though.

I tested the CF brake pads a few years ago. I will be interested to see what you think of them. All I can say about mine is dont use a oneway with them.
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Old 07-21-2005, 08:38 PM   #8090
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BTW got those cg hubs working pretty free, lets say my fingers hurt. But basically if anyone wants their cg hubs to work freely. Find a good TV show a towell and just start working those arms with them semi tightened. That will help heat and loosen things.
The HPI factory team drivers have said not to use the CF rear hubs since the bearings bind badly in them. Mine did this. Are your bearings free in the hubs?
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Old 07-21-2005, 08:39 PM   #8091
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my cars stock dry weight + body shell comes in at just under 1900g, How you and fastharry get your cars so light I will never know. i'm running pretty light electronics also. The difference in weight is the exact same weight as a 40g ipod (dont ask why I now exactly how much an ipod weighs and why I compared it I'm weird ). once I find out why my clutch is being so gay I will start to implement the strict diet I have planed for my new fat baby.
Its the Japanese 2004 edition. The Japanese 2004 + lightweight battery will immediately bring your car in at 1750-1790 depending on your equipment.
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Old 07-21-2005, 08:41 PM   #8092
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That was one of the main reasons I stoped using the r40. It took to much to get it perfect. I had no problems other than the weight and the steering slop. Hpi really banged the nail in the head when they conned us into buying all of the hopups. With the money you spend getting the hopups you may as well buy a V1 3R or a MTX.
Talk to HPI USA. The R40 2005 edition I just bought cost US$305, a bit less than the MTX3 and V1RRR. It comes with ALL the goodies in the box. It is just HPI USA refuses to sell it to you poor guys.
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I like the R40. It is sort of a con though with hara driving and winning. He could drive a purple and pink paint bucket to victory if it had wheels.
Hara in 2003 beat every US driver and MANY MANY Gas specialists with the R40 using a store bought NS12 S3. Hara is not a gas specialist driver. ALL the other teams had the fancy team only special motors. That is a massive achievement against a range of talent but he works incredibly hard to do it.
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Old 07-21-2005, 08:47 PM   #8094
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Its just like the RD turbo pipe. When hara one won the nats with it It was one of the best pipes out there. And I believed it. So did many others. But now its one sorriest pipes. Getting passed up by CVEC, Skyline and the yokomo pipe just to name a few.
Mayby at your track. It works awesome at my track, better than my skyline.
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Hey guys I'm back a bit early. Long story why . Anyway, time to run the RC cars again. How have you all been?

Hark got canned. Whats up man. Hit me on AIM.
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Old 07-21-2005, 09:46 PM   #8096
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Its the Japanese 2004 edition. The Japanese 2004 + lightweight battery will immediately bring your car in at 1750-1790 depending on your equipment.
B4 I got my flat pack I didnt know the lightweight battery pack was simply just 5 ni-mh triple A's cells!
I already had like 20 of them lying around doin nothin from old mp3 players etc. I should have just made a 6v pack up. I just measured the weight of 5 together and they really do only weigh 40 grams, that well under half that of my flat pack! Thought it was heavy but not heavy! remove that battery box and more savings! now I know why my car is so heavy !!

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oh yeah, my stock 2 speed transmission is being as lame as the clutch on my new r40, it refuses to engage 2nd gear, even when both shoe spring screws are unscrewed to the point where there just through the nylon bit of the lock nuts. I thought maybe I'm constantly in second so screwed it only 2 turns from being tight (manual says 5) and still the same (I cant have been in 2nd). I made sure I have that little gap between the shoes.
This kit is really testing me, when it really shouldnt be!

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Old 07-22-2005, 05:20 AM   #8098
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Talk to HPI USA. The R40 2005 edition I just bought cost US$305, a bit less than the MTX3 and V1RRR. It comes with ALL the goodies in the box. It is just HPI USA refuses to sell it to you poor guys.

thanks for the heads up on the disc..I bet if I look in my Impulse bins,I probably already have it.. ...Give us some details on the 2005 kit,will ya?....what option pieces does it come with vs the 2004 edition?.....and other changes beyond the chassis,top tray,servo relocation,gas tank stuff?......

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btw, I have a brand new in box 2004 kit....for sale..325 shipped....48 state shipping only...
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Old 07-22-2005, 06:54 AM   #8099
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thanks for the heads up on the disc..I bet if I look in my Impulse bins,I probably already have it.. ...Give us some details on the 2005 kit,will ya?....what option pieces does it come with vs the 2004 edition?.....and other changes beyond the chassis,top tray,servo relocation,gas tank stuff?......

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btw, I have a brand new in box 2004 kit....for sale..325 shipped....48 state shipping only...
Sheesh sorry man I made a typo above I meant 2004 edition. I dont think the 2005 is released yet I am so hanging for it tho.
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Old 07-22-2005, 06:58 AM   #8100
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For the STS lovers here.......... Here is the new factory team motor the D12X. I have no idea whether this motor will ever be in production but it will be powering my R40 next week on the 2006 worlds track. This thing is a work of art inside and has a new carb and fancy green head. Sorry about the shocking photos, I need to get a proper camera this is my phone camera.
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