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Old 02-27-2006, 10:51 PM   #9931
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Thanks for the info. One more question, should I swap over my carbon susp arms too?
Hmmmm Im probably gonna have to take the 5th on that one. Here is my long winded theory on how useful they are. If you are driving on a surface/track that is high grip and you are generating sufficient forces that the arm itself begins to deform (more than acceptable) against the spring/swaybar forces, and that extra deformation is causing excessive uncontrolled weight transfer then yeah they probably will help. I have found them useful on a large sweeping and fast track where the car was feeling ugly mid corner due to uncontrolled suspension arm flex. Going stiffer on this track really sharpened the car up mid corner. I suspect its a case of try and see........
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Old 02-28-2006, 11:48 PM   #9932
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Ok , spoke with Mike Swauger. So this is how it goes for the mugen clutch shoes.

Hardest to Softest
Red --> Yellow --> Grey

Quick Overview:
Grey is 1.5 hours of use, most snap.
Red and Yellow are very similiar in grip and wear with 3.5-4.0 hours of use, with yellow giving a little more snap.

Basically this is why all team hpi driver use grey pad. Most grip / snap. But quick wear rate. Now you can pick and choose now. No one in the mugen thread knew, they all had completely mixed up opinion....and I thought the mugen boys were on top of their game.
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Old 03-01-2006, 02:56 AM   #9933
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Ok , spoke with Mike Swauger. So this is how it goes for the mugen clutch shoes.

Hardest to Softest
Red --> Yellow --> Grey

Quick Overview:
Grey is 1.5 hours of use, most snap.
Red and Yellow are very similiar in grip and wear with 3.5-4.0 hours of use, with yellow giving a little more snap.

Basically this is why all team hpi driver use grey pad. Most grip / snap. But quick wear rate. Now you can pick and choose now. No one in the mugen thread knew, they all had completely mixed up opinion....and I thought the mugen boys were on top of their game.
Thats quite amusing because it is opposite to the advice I was given!! But I gotta say I am going to go with Mike on this
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Old 03-01-2006, 11:03 AM   #9934
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I agree, Mike is the man!
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Old 03-01-2006, 11:17 AM   #9935
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Yeah I was looking to talk with either him or someone at mugen. Called mugen first to see who I could talk with and I hear , Mugen Seiki this is Mike.

I was like double score.

I also bought his used clutch set off ebay. Sure enough he was running the grey. Mike also used to drive the R40 and I heard he had a setup sheet out there somewhere. Would be nice if we could track that one down.
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Old 03-01-2006, 01:32 PM   #9936
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hey guys, im new to the forum! I race at www.adurtouringcars.com with my r40, well im just about to start my second year of racing with my new r40 i just bought! Got it all set up and put a hpi .12rxs engine in it with a mielke tuned pipe. Just thought i'd introduce who i am so i dont leave you in the dark! My name is Glenn, im 15 and i am into the more serious side of racing (going to be doing a few national meetings) this year aswell! I also own a hpi pro 4 that i also race! er..... Just got my clutch set up on my r40 and need to take it for a road test tomorrow and tune the engine!
Just wondered if you guys could update me with whats going on in this forum at the moment as i am a member of every other forum it seems, but this has the biggest and best thread on r40s which is where i will be spending my time! Cheers guys! p.s who are you and what stuff have you got in your car and where do you race? cheers!
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also on my r40 i have an engine with an sg shaft! Do you use the bearing to put behind the clutchbell with an sg shaft? cheers!
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Old 03-02-2006, 03:15 PM   #9939
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That video is from hpiracing europes. Always good to watch though.
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My car does not go into second gear. Looking at the image, should I tighten or loosen the screws and which ones. The top and bottom, or the two on the side.
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Make sure there is a hairline crack between the two shoes. Basically to where you can barely see light through it. Make sure that the screw on top and bottom equate to half of that gap so they have equal pressure.

Then back the side screws all the way out till they almost can get touched. This should be a good initial setup to get a shift. Then go inward for later engagement and outward for quicker.

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I stripped mine, and was using a brand new driver at the time. Stripped both of them in fact. Dont worry about getting replacements get these: Z423 Work much better and have a much tougher head area.

AMGRACER would these work instead? I stripped mine and need replacements.

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at first my 2 speed didn't shift but it was because it was to tight..loosen it up a little making sure its equal on both sides.

Also, has anyone ran their R40 without the sway bar? If so how does it run, I run my R40 in 2 side by side parking lots, one is about the size of a football field and is pretty smooth and the other lot is about 2 football fields and is a little more bumpy.
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Wow thats a big parkinglot. Are there any concrete parking slabs around or anything to catch your car with or is it pure open parkinglot. Sounds like an excellent auto-x track , racing track.

Have you ever tried laying down some cones. Get someone with a stop watch and your set.
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