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Old 07-26-2005, 11:17 AM   #8206
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Hey guys what about tweak of this car? Does it comes balanced with the original version or do you make any modifications for tweak?
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Old 07-26-2005, 11:22 AM   #8207
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Next month the hara version should be out so either way probably by next month youll either be able to get the 2005 or hara.

That is if HPI sticks to the schedule they told me and it seems to have stuck by that. We should start hearing about the hara version soon.

Im guessing you can email these companies in asia and ask them if the 2005 is available. Im thinking we havent found a website that has included it into their inventory.
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Hello can anyone please tell me the benifits/disadvantages of the lower suspention mounts pointing up or down?

Brett - It raises/ lowers the cars "roll center" for one thing. This type of adjustment I would consider to be a "fine tune" so you'll be OK in either position if you are an average or beginner driver. Basically this affects how the chassis "rolls" or leans as it goes through corners. A car with alot of roll tends to be a little less responsive through cornering BUT it transfers more weight as it "leans" so the upside is that you will get better traction through a corner. Sometimes this is better on a low-traction surface.

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Old 07-26-2005, 03:09 PM   #8209
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Brett - It raises/ lowers the cars "roll center" for one thing. This type of adjustment I would consider to be a "fine tune" so you'll be OK in either position if you are an average or beginner driver. Basically this affects how the chassis "rolls" or leans as it goes through corners. A car with alot of roll tends to be a little less responsive through cornering BUT it transfers more weight as it "leans" so the upside is that you will get better traction through a corner. Sometimes this is better on a low-traction surface.

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Hey guys what about tweak of this car? Does it comes balanced with the original version or do you make any modifications for tweak?

It comes out of the box pretty nuetral handling. As you lighten it up there are enough chassis adjustments, spring combos, tire combos to get you right back there again. You'll need to purchase the alternate spring combos, shock oil, tires etc. -- that's it.
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Old 07-26-2005, 04:10 PM   #8211
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Heres some photos of my 2004 Edition. Pretty much close to finishing the build. Trying to make it as nice as possible.





Cant wait to drive it.
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Old 07-26-2005, 04:50 PM   #8212
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Very nice build. Really clean.

Do the anodized caster spacers come with the 2004 kit?

You can save some weight by removing the handle.

Also, are you going the use the battery box?
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I had those from the pro4 kit I got. Ill list the part #'s later. This is what hara uses all over his r40 as well.

I kinda was annoyed with the plastic spacers on the r40. As for the flathead washers I love those as well. Those are racer edge ones. I think they look great with that little beveled edge.
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Old 07-26-2005, 06:00 PM   #8214
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Default Rear camber link spacer on upright

Why do some setups run a spacer under the rear camber link on the upright?
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Yeah I wondered the same thing. I was just going to use a 3mm spacer in there.
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Old 07-26-2005, 06:31 PM   #8216
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Why do some setups run a spacer under the rear camber link on the upright?
Effectively it is a roll center adjustment - Adding the spacers in this case raises the cars roll-center which in turn reduces the amount of "roll" through a corner.

Since Hara couldnt lower the inner rear link anymore he simply raises the outer rear link to accomplish similar goal.

And refering to the R/C bible we know that:
-- Raising the inner rear link LOWERS RC which in turn INCREASES ROLL
-- Lowering the inner rear link RASIES RC which in turn DECREASES ROLL

Maybe someone has a song to help us memorize this -- anyone?

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Old 07-27-2005, 11:25 AM   #8217
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Anyone looking for a r40 2004 edition.Ihave one with 3 races on it with $250
of spares. $195
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Old 07-27-2005, 11:53 AM   #8218
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Anyone looking for a r40 2004 edition.Ihave one with 3 races on it with $250
of spares. $195
OK so what are yo asking for $$$? This is just the kit right? no engine or servos, etc...
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Old 07-27-2005, 12:01 PM   #8219
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You typically find aluminum chassis for nitro cars because they dissipate heat far greater than a CF chassis would. Also I have seen magnesium parts on full size drag cars scrape the ground and cause sparks and not start a fire, don't think it would be a huge concern with r/c cars.
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Has anyone tried putting a side exhausted engine in their R40's????

If so, what header did you use and do you have any pics???

I got a really good deal on a HPI engine, but didn't realize it was a side exhaust, so I'm still curious if I can use it or not...

If not, its off to ebay
I did this. I mated a nitro star .12 side exhaust using a Yokomo header. Unfortunately I threw out the header card, so I don't have an exact part number. There's a lot of headers out there. I found mine right in my LHS. You need a u-shaped header that has it's output significantly lower than it's input.

I posted pics a while back. I'll see if I can find them.
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