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Old 03-16-2008, 01:45 AM   #11821
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What engine are u using?
I am running the Picco JL red dot with a OS#7 plug and a old rdlogics pipe (non-turbo pipe)
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Old 03-16-2008, 02:18 AM   #11822
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Does any any have an screw count for the R40? I am looking to replace some of the machine screws with wood screws for a better grip. Also what is a good site that I may find an assortmant of screws, I do know that there are the rcscrewz and what not but I do not know if it may be better deal to order from a site sells different size screws

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Old 03-16-2008, 06:41 AM   #11823
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hi guys....I have sales ending tonite with the HPI TI pillowballs, 3 racing parts, and some aluminum parts....Check it out under the HPi r40 cat in EBAY>..I also might put up a HARA one piece mount, GPM knuckles and the stainless steel brake disc....
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Old 03-16-2008, 11:30 AM   #11824
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Any of you guys using the HPI R40 Universal axles?
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Well on the race, I had some issues with my engine. I came in last in my 1st qualifier, Then in 5th in my 2nd qualifier and finally 7th in the 3rd qualifier. Although I had all of the issues with the engine/clutch. I was able to finish 5th in the A main (which is a sportsman class non expert) What I found over all was that the car seemed the handle fine, however since I was having issues withe the engine, it seemed that my engeine was was a bit to rich and I had my clutch built as the manual set. With all that being said I was able to drive the car OK, not the way that I wanted it was not pulling. I did find that the did have a bit of push when going into a corner.With the lack of power and the car not launching hurt me when coming out of the turns and I did strip my 2nd gear, which was due to worn pinion gears.

I do not have my exact setting for the car infront of me, but what I recall.

ride height: 5rear 4front
oil: 50rear 60front
shocks all stock
toe: 2 rear 1front
camber -2rear -1front
diffs 4gear(f&r) 30kfront and 30krear
stock gearing

p.s. I am trying to get my engine setup and clutch tunned for the next race on april 6th. I was planning on going to a tack that is not prepped and setup some cones with last months track setup as it changes from month to month with a stop watch. I find this will allow me to tune my engine make clutch adjustments and make sure that I am make the 5mins quals with no issues (all though weather does play a factor with tuning)

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Get your tune right before working on your clutch, same with the 2 speed shift points because it all changes with your tune. The OS taper isn't right for the picco so chuck your plugs and get some picco ones. Also check that the piccos don't leak once you run them as you might have damaged the button head using the OS ones. You should also run the picco 2607 pipe with that engine, no other pipes match it. With the proper pipe and plugs your engine will be transformed.

What is the grip like at track you are running on? Personally I would go up to 50k in the front diff or a spool preferably and run all the shocks at 50wt. I tried 60wt in the front of my r40 and it was dreadful but 50wt was pretty good, think 40wt all round would have been spot on for the tracks I race on though. I'd also go up to 3deg rear camber, or 3.5-4 if the track is fast and high grip
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Old 03-16-2008, 09:29 PM   #11826
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Get your tune right before working on your clutch, same with the 2 speed shift points because it all changes with your tune. The OS taper isn't right for the picco so chuck your plugs and get some picco ones. Also check that the piccos don't leak once you run them as you might have damaged the button head using the OS ones. You should also run the picco 2607 pipe with that engine, no other pipes match it. With the proper pipe and plugs your engine will be transformed.

What is the grip like at track you are running on? Personally I would go up to 50k in the front diff or a spool preferably and run all the shocks at 50wt. I tried 60wt in the front of my r40 and it was dreadful but 50wt was pretty good, think 40wt all round would have been spot on for the tracks I race on though. I'd also go up to 3deg rear camber, or 3.5-4 if the track is fast and high grip
Thanks for the info Craig!
The main reason that I bought an OS plug my LHS does not carry Picco plugs. I may have to oder some Picco plugs online, and I plan to get the picco 2607 pipe in some time. The track I run on is not permanent (track changes month to month) but it is prepped;blown and sprayed with sugar-water. Also would 40wt oil all around make the car respond faster?

Thanks Jason.
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Old 03-17-2008, 03:26 AM   #11827
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Hi guys,
I used to run an R-40. It was a great car to learn how to race nitro touring cars with. Very forgiving, and tough as an ox!! I run a Mugen now, but is there an R-50 coming out anytime soon? Be great if there was!!
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Old 03-18-2008, 12:58 AM   #11828
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I used to run an R-40. It was a great car to learn how to race nitro touring cars with. Very forgiving, and tough as an ox!! I run a Mugen now, but is there an R-50 coming out anytime soon? Be great if there was!!
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I had a chat with the HPI and Hot Bodies guys at the challenge we just had and they said a nitro TC is still in the future, but they will wait until the RC market comes back around. It would also probably be a Hot Bodies product since they are now the "Racing" line of HPI.
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Old 03-22-2008, 12:39 PM   #11829
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Are only HPI brand chassis options allowed at the challenge in the pro classes?
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Old 03-24-2008, 01:00 AM   #11830
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Are only HPI brand chassis options allowed at the challenge in the pro classes?
HPI chassis, tires, inserts, and bodies only. Full rules here

http://www.hpiracing.com/news/2008010301/
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Old 03-24-2008, 07:59 PM   #11831
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I'm wondering if things like non-hpi shocks or the 3racing stuff is legal?
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I'm wondering if things like non-hpi shocks or the 3racing stuff is legal?
Only in the Pro / Mod nitro class.
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Old 03-25-2008, 11:38 AM   #11833
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Oops bad link

http://www.hpiracing.com/news/2007112001/

RTR Box Stock Nitro
-HPI Nitro 3/Nitro 3 Evo chassis.
-No options allowed (except bodies, wheels and tires).

HPI Nitro Sport
-HPI Nitro 2/3, Nitro 3 Evo, R40 chassis.
-Rubber tires only.
-Chassis option parts allowed.

HPI Nitro Pro
-HPI Nitro 2/3, Nitro 3 Evo, R40 chassis.
-HPI/HB rubber tires or any brand foam tire
-Chassis option parts allowed.

Any brand of option parts are allowed in both nitro sport and nitro pro. If you post questions in the HPI challenge thread in the racing forum you can get a direct answer from Andy Hilman of HPI.
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Old 04-07-2008, 12:52 AM   #11834
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Page 3 bump.

Getting the ol' R40 ready for this next Sunday.
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Old 04-07-2008, 05:55 AM   #11835
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Guys, I asked this question a page, or so, back and did not get an answer. I was wondering, if, any of you are using the HPI universals or a stronger aftermarket brand? Anyone?
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