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Old 12-29-2006, 11:30 AM   #11011
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hey all:are the hpi/hotbodies sedan team drivers still running the R40 in 4wd nitro sedan if not then what?also who's on the hpi/hotbodies sedan team for 2007?thanks
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Old 12-29-2006, 12:27 PM   #11012
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How do you guys measure ride height at the front of your cars?

It is easy at the back as there is allot of space. The only way I can get my gauge in at the front is to remove the front bumper and foam. Is there an easier way of doing this?

Please take a photo and upload it.
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Old 12-29-2006, 07:53 PM   #11013
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ProE- I use the HPI gauge and go in from the side near the lower suspension arm and measure each side.

T1bobo- I had great luck with the stock HPI clutch as I can get the snap and or smoothness I like. Overall the MTX3/4 clutch is a bit more snappy. I too will be swapping over.

18SS- The weight isn't that much of an issue. I easily ran amongst other rides with a mostly stock car. They only beat me due to a faster engine. You don't want to be super light or super heavy. Weight can be used as a disadvantage or advantage.
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Old 12-29-2006, 08:08 PM   #11014
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Old 12-30-2006, 03:29 PM   #11015
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HarKonnenD yes u r somewhat right but like i have raed other R40s lol i think most of us have and the weight of mine and his was way different but i think both of us have our oppions
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T1bobo- I replied.

Anyone tried aftermarket steering linkages to reduce the slop in the front end? I was going to get the mugens, but they are longer.
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Old 01-01-2007, 04:41 AM   #11017
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T1bobo- I replied.

Anyone tried aftermarket steering linkages to reduce the slop in the front end? I was going to get the mugens, but they are longer.
Here is a post from waaayyy back about reducing slop in the steering.

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Some of the graphite parts are eye candy. The battery cover actually weighs more than the stock piece. Our car (my son drives, I s**k at it) is 1770g with the body on compared to over 2000g when it first arrived a year ago
On the steering plate we use the 3Racing graphite plate. I lined the hole with ca and let it dry before installing the bearings. I repeated till the bearings were tight. Loosen off the servo saver nut till the play is almost gone. Use Tamiya wheel spacers on the top of the other post to reduce slop. Use red o-rings under the ball caps on the steering plate side only. DO NOT use on wheel end it will bind your vertical movement.
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Old 01-01-2007, 10:13 AM   #11018
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The battery cover actually weighs more than the stock piece. Our car (my son drives, I s**k at it) is 1770g with the body on compared to over 2000g when it first arrived a year ago
How did you reduce the weight by that much?
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Thanks Rapid Roy. I'll try something out with the stock setup since the CF steering plate isn't in stock for now.
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How did you reduce the weight by that much?
Mines at illegal weight with body on...just gotta put some effort into it.
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Old 01-01-2007, 06:17 PM   #11021
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hey all:are the hpi/hotbodies sedan team drivers still running the R40 in 4wd nitro sedan if not then what?also who's on the hpi/hotbodies sedan team for 2007?thanks
There doing everything....besides driving or caring about the r40. We need a new chassis or something so they can give us a good worthless year of running and maybe a win , with like 2-3 really pointless tuning sheets on tracks that are nothing like the ones around the world...lol. R40 = man driving....its you and you only to do just about everything. Tweaking , fixing and tuning....kinda no wonder its not the top performer at most tracks unless you really know what your doing.

No matter what your working uphill with an r40 , where mtx/serpent drivers are copying each other setups like it was willy wonka making chocolate at the factory.
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I agree. I'm gonna try to rep my R40 more this year. It has done well for me before and it'll do it again. I won't be the next Hara, but atleast I'll have fun running it at the track with more parts than before. The MRX4 will be left alone for a while and R40 more concentrated on. More parts + upgrades are on the way for my ride.
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I send and email to HPI asking about the R40, and what about the future car. This is their reply.

"Thank you for inquiring about the R40. We still carry spare parts for the R40 and still sell the Hara Edition of the R40.

We do have a gas on-road team. In fact, Atsushi Hara won the US Nationals 2 years in a row 2 years ago with this car. He could not attend this year because of scheduling conflicts.

Currently there is not a new car coming to replace the R40. HPI will continue to sell this car for anyone that wants to purchase it. Any future on-road racing cars will be developed by Hot Bodies though. Now that HPI and Hot Bodies have merged, Hot Bodies will develop any future racing cars and trucks such as the World Champion Cyclone."

Thank you

HPI Support"

It is quite interesting that they mention hara wining 2 years in a row. (2 YEARS AGO )

I agree with you guys. It seems that the days for this car is over. Hot bodies does not even mention gas onroad on their site.

I think I should reply and ask them why the R40 car is not even mention on the hotbodies site.


Looks its time for a new car. Im considering the MTX-4 or the G4S (Good parts supply)

What do you guys think?
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The days may be over...but the car is still a good car. I have enough spares to get by for awhile. But I agree, it might be time to start saving for the next car.
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The days may be over...but the car is still a good car. I have enough spares to get by for awhile. But I agree, it might be time to start saving for the next car.
Time for R40 owners to move on there are a lot of great kits in the RC world today!!!
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