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Old 11-30-2005, 07:57 AM   #9181
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sirs,

please convince me why is a R40, a wise choice spending my money on?

if you could send it thru pm it would be better.

thanks a lot!

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Old 11-30-2005, 08:20 AM   #9182
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Can I please convince you.....please. Oh wait , why not try reading this thread instead? LOL.

Also how about trying this question at your track where this is more input than only hpi drivers. See what cars are finishing first at your local track and that kind of thing. What car has the best support in your area.

Otherwise this car has won a few titles. But the return to that is , hara can win with any car. He could drive a bucket with 3 wheels to victory.

-- Also I should have those integy 2 setup photos up today. Sorry for the delay.

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Old 11-30-2005, 10:04 AM   #9183
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So last nite I picked up a R40 for 200 brand new in box (fisrt rc in two years), and this will be the first rc that I intend to get serious with. Anyway I wanted to get your advise on a few things.

First, snice this will be my first attemp at getting into racing, I was wondering what motor would be a good recommendation for someone learning all over. Im looking for something that is will be easy to tune for a first engine but still pack a punch. I know this has been talked about before, but this things are always being updated that I thought I would just ask for myself.

2nd, I wanted to know what you guys thought, about upgrades. Im not looking to go crazy on upgrades, just a few things to help me out.

This parts were recommend to me:

lw chassis (whats a good recommendation)
front one-way
Competition Aluminum Threaded Shocks (what recommendation?)
Carbon fiber front/rear towers

Any other parts you may wanna recommend, Go ahead.

Also any tips or advise before I build the R40?


Thank you
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Edit: How do I know if im getting a 2004 r40? is it just a newer version that came out in 2004? Like lets say if i were to order a r40 from towerhobbies, would that be the the 2004 model? I dont understand... thanks...
Welcome to our world here. If you bought your kit in the US, you got the original r40 kit. The 2004 kit was a hopped up kit only available overseas that included LW chassis, LW shafts, LW top deck, TI screws, LW 2 speed,front one way, some areas got alum shocks, CF front and rear shock towers, and some other bits.

If its not too late, you might want to return your kit and get the 2005 Hara version thats just about to hit the stores. The 2005 kit has an updated chassis/top deck and a new fuel tank for better weight distrubution and improved stifness. The only thing I see it missing is the TI screw set which is $60 or $80 (I can't remember the exact price)
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Old 11-30-2005, 10:08 AM   #9184
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well I got the kit off ebay, so its pretty much written in stone now! DOH!

but its all good, Will the hara edition parts be sold in the us? and if so can I convert to this new chassis setup in the future?
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Old 11-30-2005, 05:17 PM   #9185
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Here is my / the Integy setup station 2 pro.







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Old 11-30-2005, 05:41 PM   #9186
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Awesome! Maybe I can have my LHS can order me that.
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Old 11-30-2005, 05:42 PM   #9187
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wow really nice... whats the price on that?

and where?

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I like that too. Are those 3 dart looking things for setting the tweak?
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I think integy had them for $120. Great price tag. I'm definately gonna get one. Wonder why Hudy is so much more for not even the full kit.

Figured out the glitching issue on my car. It's something to do with the area. Ah well it has no influence on the 8th onroad so no worries.
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The 3 spike are for the board. You set that underneath if your not on a perfect flat surface and adjust it till the level indicator is centered. Works good at the track. At home lots of stuff is pretty level.

The square pieces measure camber.

The fiberglass measures toe.

I should have attached the setup wheels in the rear but was in a hurry to get the pics.

Then for caster you attach the small rectangular pieces to the square and adjust and measure.

I would like to see how a hudy system is. They look similar, but the integy is better priced, comes with case and setup board.
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Old 11-30-2005, 08:14 PM   #9191
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From the looks of your toe set-up tool thats no web camera

That is something i should plan on getting...
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Yes I need a new one of those already. I always upgrade , sell old buy new. Usually ends up costing me only a few to get the latest and greatest model.

Also just made a big order for the r40 and other items. Got tons of hard to find stuff, even a hara part. My early christmas present to myself...

BTW rcmodel.hk has lots of r40 parts....but is terrible for searching. Just goto hpi section and look at all 25 pages. It might sound boring but you will find lots of hard to find r40 stuff.
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what hara part did you pick up?
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Are there any disadvantages to the 4 gear diff or any reason why I might want to have both a 4 gear and the standard 2 gear diffs in my parts box. Just trying to decide between buying the whole diff or just the conversion for the stock diff.
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Are there any disadvantages to the 4 gear diff or any reason why I might want to have both a 4 gear and the standard 2 gear diffs in my parts box. Just trying to decide between buying the whole diff or just the conversion for the stock diff.
The only time a 2 gear diff will work better is on a really low traction track. The 4 gear conversion starts off with more mechanical resistance so it never runs as loose as the 2 gear diff.
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