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Old 12-14-2005, 11:10 PM   #9361
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anyone got any input on the advantages/disadvatages of the extensions and mounting the posts directly to the tower?
Attaching the body mounts directly to the rear shock tower allows you to remove that large plastic mount which saves you weight. Get the body mounts for the Pro2 (I'm pretty sure thats the correct one) and you can mount it directly. I have a ton of them left over from my days of racing my RS4-2 and then my Racer 2 since the electric ones come combined on the part trees.
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I just got some Tamiya 414/415 body posts...WAY beefier. They have the same offset and mounting holes. I've killed three Pro2 posts in the last couple weeks...

Another cool thing about mounting the posts on the tower is that the body is more stable, because the mounts are much farther apart.
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Old 12-15-2005, 12:10 AM   #9363
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thanks for the info.. sounds like I'm gonna have to give it a try..
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Old 12-15-2005, 03:14 AM   #9364
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Seems that the new R40 2005 edition is coming. Its part number 818 rather than the 816 of the Hara edition, but I cant work out if there is a difference or not.



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Old 12-15-2005, 04:41 AM   #9365
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there is a huge difference have a look were the servo mounts for steering. and reciever is no longer on left side in a box, alloy antenna mount so instead of hitting your servo now we hit ther reciever nice. good thinking there.
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Sweetness. I'm still racing with my current R40 kit. The oneway, LW chassis and alum chassis brace are being ordered. The pinions came in and they fit perfectly. The gear ratio isn't off . Also some bearings were bought for the steering as there's no way I'm paying $14 for just 4 bearings for the so called "steering upgrade".
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Old 12-15-2005, 12:57 PM   #9367
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there is a huge difference have a look were the servo mounts for steering. and reciever is no longer on left side in a box, alloy antenna mount so instead of hitting your servo now we hit ther reciever nice. good thinking there.
You could always mount the receiver on top of the top deck and use a receiver protector. You should go to HPI's site and take a look at where Hara mounted his receiver before. He used to servo tape it to the side of the throttle servo. I suppose that you could drill hole in the chassis and mount the old steering servo guard for a bit of protection.

As for the different part numbers, I'm guessing that the US editon has a front gear diff instead of a one way.
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Old 12-15-2005, 01:07 PM   #9368
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yeah iam just stating the difference.

yeh mine came with a front one way. and iam in australia.
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Old 12-15-2005, 02:35 PM   #9369
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That looks the same as the 2004 Hara Edition.

http://www.hpiracing.com/kits/kitMain.php?partNo=816

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXLUT9&P=7

Maybe they are just changing the name of the kit. Or perhaps, as a friend of mine just said (FastHarry), Hara isn't going to be racing it or for HPI and they want to change the name of the kit so its not tied to him.
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hey guys I was filling the front diff with the supplied oil (silicone oil 5000) and it came out really thick like a gel like substance. is that the way it should be? or should it be much thinner???
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I think its just as simple as hpi racing japan vs usa. USA didnt even have the 2004 kit either. HPI USA went with hara editions. They are different part numbers and im sure its mostly to do with marketing and profitability.
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hey guys I was filling the front diff with the supplied oil (silicone oil 5000) and it came out really thick like a gel like substance. is that the way it should be? or should it be much thinner???
yep, it should be thick...
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okay im going crazy!!!! in the manual im on page 22, step 24.. Where your suppose to screw thos thing on top of the spring.. but i cant get it to catch... i cant compress it enough... anyone have a trick to doing this??
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okay im going crazy!!!! in the manual im on page 22, step 24.. Where your suppose to screw thos thing on top of the spring.. but i cant get it to catch... i cant compress it enough... anyone have a trick to doing this??
Ahhh yess. The dreaded servo saver. You're just going to have to press down really hard while turning the knurled collar to get it to start threading. Try doing this on a solid surface where you can really lean into it. Those raw fingers is what I love most about building a new kit.
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Old 12-15-2005, 04:55 PM   #9375
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That looks the same as the 2004 Hara Edition.

http://www.hpiracing.com/kits/kitMain.php?partNo=816

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXLUT9&P=7

Maybe they are just changing the name of the kit. Or perhaps, as a friend of mine just said (FastHarry), Hara isn't going to be racing it or for HPI and they want to change the name of the kit so its not tied to him.
Hmm, interesting thought. I saw in the Orion Nitro motor thread that Hara was part of the development team. I also noted that Thad was posting there too. I asked if Hara was going to be running one in his R40. Orion answered that Hara would be running the new motor, but didn't say anything about the R40 part though. Doesn't really mean anything of course, but to have Thad posting means Hara is still with HPI. Of course anything is possible in th future.
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