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Old 11-08-2006, 12:25 PM   #10951
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srsly, I think my car is a lady.

The clutch/oneway or whatever problem it was....disappeared today.
( I did absolutely nothing! I swear)
I just wanted to move the car a little to double confirm the problem before trying out proE's method, but it ran sweet and nice.

3 tanks go by, everything was fine.

halfway on the 4th tank, the car juddered, followed by a grinding sound.
retrieved the car, 2nd gear was stripped half bald, 3 tooth missing on first gear

They were fine before this?!?!
I checked for clutch play before filling in the 3rd tank ( major stop ) and it was fine. I rechecked it after the incident, and it's totally crap.

not a big fan of voodoo, but can anyone suggest a remedy for this jinxed car?

so much problems, I dont even know where to start asking.
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Old 11-08-2006, 12:40 PM   #10952
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not a big fan of voodoo, but can anyone suggest a remedy for this jinxed car?

so much problems, I dont even know where to start asking.
Are you sure you are driving your car and not mine. Sounds very much like my car just after I bought it.

I also had problems with my clutch at first then the two speed, and guess what followed the two speed. Stripping second gear.

The first time I stripped second gear was when my gears didn't mesh up correctly.(to big a gap)

The second time it happened was when the engin moved.

The third time was because of a small rock that landed between the gears.

Then......only then did most of my problems end. I must admit that without all the help that I got from this forum, my car would be on a shelf in the garage.

Now I will not give this car up for any other car. I can keep up with most of the mugens and serpent on any day.

The nice thing about all the problems that your having now is that you are learning all the ins and outs of this car. When you start racing it, no problem will be to big to sort it out quickly.
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Old 11-09-2006, 03:34 PM   #10953
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Hello, I bought a HPI R40, but don't know how to adjust the front stabilizer and the rear sway bar?
Do you know some suspension guide?

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Old 11-09-2006, 04:35 PM   #10954
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Papa:

Here you go , its on hpis website.

http://www.hpiracing.com/graphics/in...0/R40-P44o.jpg

http://www.hpiracing.com/graphics/in...0/R40-P27o.jpg

http://www.hpiracing.com/graphics/in...0/R40-P28o.jpg

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As for the rear bar its as simple as buying the rear sway bar set.

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXFPZ9&P=7
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Old 11-09-2006, 04:36 PM   #10955
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Also you can find the entire manual here.

http://www.hpiracing.com/instructions/instruct-r40.htm

For hara supplemental sheets , search up this thread...ill be posting the link soon on my site as well for safe keeping.

You can also find some info on the r40 stored at http://pro-hobby.net
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Old 11-22-2006, 10:29 PM   #10956
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Since the R40 is no longer sold...how long do you think HPI will provide parts for the Hara version?

I'm debating what to do. Keep it, or move on.

Thoughts?
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Old 11-23-2006, 02:12 AM   #10957
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Since the R40 is no longer sold...how long do you think HPI will provide parts for the Hara version?

I'm debating what to do. Keep it, or move on.

Thoughts?
Where did you get this information from? I still see the Hara version listed on HPI's site.
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Old 11-23-2006, 07:33 AM   #10958
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No, I meant the standard R40 in not being sold any more. It's only a matter of time for the Hara version to be discontinued.
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Old 11-23-2006, 09:31 AM   #10959
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Are the HPI wheels prone to bending? I had a hard wreck during my last race. I thought the axle was bent, but after taking it apart it seemed fine?? The wheel wasn't cracked but wobbles now?

Do you guys run the HPI foams? If not, what is your preferred brand?
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Old 11-23-2006, 10:23 AM   #10960
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Are the HPI wheels prone to bending? I had a hard wreck during my last race. I thought the axle was bent, but after taking it apart it seemed fine?? The wheel wasn't cracked but wobbles now?

Do you guys run the HPI foams? If not, what is your preferred brand?
try power x tires you can get them from this guy tee. call him (954) 344-7895 tell him randy told you to call and he will give you a great deal on a set of 10pair under 100.00 shipped
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Old 11-23-2006, 01:39 PM   #10961
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You don't need to worry about parts. You should be able to get parts for a couple of years after the kit is discontinued.
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Old 11-23-2006, 03:57 PM   #10962
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Are the HPI wheels prone to bending? I had a hard wreck during my last race. I thought the axle was bent, but after taking it apart it seemed fine?? The wheel wasn't cracked but wobbles now?

Do you guys run the HPI foams? If not, what is your preferred brand?
I use to run HPI foams, but they seemed to chunk a lot. I switched to Jaco nitro shoes and they seem to be of better quality and are less prone to chunking.

I think any brand of tire can bend in a crash. The cheap way to fix the problem is to take the bend out with a heat gun and then balance the wheel. Obviously the easier way is just to replace it.

Take care.
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No, I meant the standard R40 in not being sold any more. It's only a matter of time for the Hara version to be discontinued.
As is with all kits. Im sure a new nitro on road car would be out before hpi discos the hara. At least I would hope.
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Old 11-23-2006, 06:21 PM   #10964
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I enjoy the R40, but still going to try a new car next year. There are parts I would get IMO to get rid of all the wobble and beef it up a bit. If you are worried of less part support in the future then stock up now. There are still companies that make aftermarket parts for this car though bare in mind.
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Old 11-24-2006, 07:56 AM   #10965
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Two quick questions that were covered in this forum:

1. Which parts are needed to switch to the Mugen clutch. I'm glad to hear there is a solution to the R40 lazy clutch.

2. One track I run on is really small. I want to get rid of the front one way. I could get the spool. Is it better to put the spool in the front or rear?
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