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Old 08-05-2006, 03:52 PM   #10681
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Thanks. Is there a place to buy a conversion kit or do you have to buy the pieces seperatly?
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Old 08-05-2006, 03:58 PM   #10682
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Buy seperately , horizonhobby.com seems to be the only people who has the parts.

Just search hara and you should find them.
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Old 08-05-2006, 07:05 PM   #10683
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Heres my new body for tommorrows race. New Parma M.


Decals applied and mounted on the chassis.
Looks sweet dude! Have you thought about doing em for other people.

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Old 08-05-2006, 07:06 PM   #10684
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I'm really wondering if I would benefit from the 05 Hara Edition...can you get ALL the parts off Towerhobbies? I have most of the stock standard parts like arms n stuff. My 03 R40 just has the LW 2speed currently...nothing else and I still run rather well with it. Not wondering what I'll do at this point, but I do need an engine and will try probably that AI modded STS and CVEC.
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Old 08-05-2006, 08:06 PM   #10685
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I also plan on coverting to a hara over the winter. I checked tower and they do not carry the hara parts.
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Old 08-05-2006, 09:01 PM   #10686
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Looks sweet dude! Have you thought about doing em for other people.

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Yeah I used too. I found its just plain too much work. Some paint jobs literally take like 2-3 days to do right. At least for the average human with other things to do.
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Old 08-05-2006, 09:31 PM   #10687
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Yeah I used too. I found its just plain too much work. Some paint jobs literally take like 2-3 days to do right. At least for the average human with other things to do.

Hehehehehe...I understand

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Old 08-05-2006, 09:43 PM   #10688
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hey guys umm i just got my R40 umm can u tell me what a good Preformance upgrade woudl be to put into the car
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The best thing you can do performance on the kit wise is go with the hara upgrades (talked about a few posts back). As well the CF shock towers , .8 2speed , mugen mtx-3 clutch , v2 shocks.

The rest is about dialing your cars setup. As for motor , its how big is your wallet for performance. You buy a nice motor and go with a nice performance pipe and your done. Skyline , Rdlogic , CVEC...all good pipes. The rest is tuning.
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Old 08-06-2006, 02:50 AM   #10690
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Well I went and puchased a Mugen MTX4 last week and ran it at last nights local gas meet. Quite an impressive car I must say. First time out I equaled my fastest lap time, but was still a little down on my best race time with the R40. Also put in a 0.50 consistency in a 5 minute heat. So it looks to be a good competitor for sure.

It has a few features on it that I like more than the R40, but the R40 still has its share of good things as well, and is substantially cheaper.
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Old 08-06-2006, 03:19 AM   #10691
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Hi guys.

I just dug out my R40 from the closet and fixed it up today. After seeing some nitro cars practice at the track today, when I had my lowly electric TC, I knew I wanted to run nitro again. Plus, the JP mod is dying to be ran.

I was just wondering how well the R40 does in stock form. I mean TOTALLY stock. This is the original kit. No Hara or anything. The last time I ran it, I had a hard time setting up the 2 speed, because I couldn't hear it shift. It was so smooth (as compared to finger type 2 speeds). Any tips for adjusting?

Also, I noticed when I looked back at the manual, that it said to put OIL in the diffs. Is this correct? I haven't ran this car in 3 years, and I'm hoping to get a few speed passes outside tomorrow.

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Edit: I ran my car yesterday. It didn't run that well, but after I tuned the engine all was good.

I noticed the clutch doesn't engage like it's supposed to. For example, I have to rev the engine till about 1/4-1/2 throttle to actually make the car move from a stand still. But when the car is moving, it's fine.

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The best thing you can do performance on the kit wise is go with the hara upgrades (talked about a few posts back). As well the CF shock towers , .8 2speed , mugen mtx-3 clutch , v2 shocks.

The rest is about dialing your cars setup. As for motor , its how big is your wallet for performance. You buy a nice motor and go with a nice performance pipe and your done. Skyline , Rdlogic , CVEC...all good pipes. The rest is tuning.

Hey man, why do you reccomend the mugen mtx-3 clutch system for it???? how much or what is different from the mugen vs the hpi???

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You coud use the mugen mtx3 clutch as the engagement is better, or you could just get the mtx-4 clutch shoe, ream the hole out a bit and off you go.

Go back a couple of pages and youlle see all the posts about the clutch. I was one of the guys that struggled with getting the clutch to engage. I fitted the mtx4 shoe (grey), and never ever had a problem again.
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Old 08-08-2006, 12:33 PM   #10694
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Yeah most liked the mugen better. I'm still running the stock setup with no issues or any problems period. It can be adjusted to the setting I want and is very easy. The only change is to go with a slightly more grippier shoe like the Mugen Grey and or a yellow even. It all depends where you're running. The stiffer spring allows the clutch to be more responsive with less tightening/loosening compared to the softer HPI clutch.
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Old 08-08-2006, 03:00 PM   #10695
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I run the stock R40 clutch setup on mine and my sons R40's with no issues. I have the Mugen Grey clutch shoe sitting in a bag on my workbench, but haven't had a good enough reason to try it. We do run on medium technical parking lot tracks so hard engagement isn't really needed. I will be going back to a large permanent track in the next few weeks so I might change the shoe after I see how the clutch engages.
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