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Old 01-12-2004, 01:24 AM   #1306
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Hey guys, any tips on an R40 rubber tire setup? Thanks
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Old 01-12-2004, 09:55 AM   #1307
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lol..i was just joking about putting serpent on my R40, don't take it personally darkseid
No, nothing personal taken, I just thought I would ask why people like to use other companies' products on their car. I've never done much of that, so I thought I would get inside the head of someone who does and figure out the reasons.

Just inquiring really.

When I spoke of avoiding the kit threads, I was talking about threads like the Yok SD thread. I can't even stand to go there anymore, cause I'm one of the few people left with an all Yokomo.....Yokomo. Most of those guys are running Associated shocks, with Rayspeed chassis, with a little Tobee and others thrown in!

Not much for me to talk about there!
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Old 01-12-2004, 09:58 AM   #1308
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Copying a design really isn't that uncommon, look at the TC3, after it was released tons of other companies copied the design. Honestly how much different can a 3 belt 4 wd car be from another companies? They all need to follow the same design to get it to drive correctly. The main differences just seem to be the little details, such as fuel tanks, servo placement and such. No company is gonna ever have a one of a kind car and if they do some other company will surely copy the idea soon!
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Old 01-12-2004, 10:12 AM   #1309
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Actually; it looks like they just scaled down the PROCEED. Makes sense doesn't it? I liked the little details on this 3-belter; like the battery placement/case, front suspension pin bushings, Pivot ball shoulders, rubber(not urethane) belts, easier maintenance, etc. the car obviously draws on HPI/Delta's 1/8 experience.
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Old 01-12-2004, 10:18 AM   #1310
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Yeah, most touring cars are scaled down 1/8th scales. Look at the MTX-3, and even better Kyosho's V-One-RR, or the EVO!
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Old 01-12-2004, 01:22 PM   #1311
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It appears that Akira Hena had a Serpent 2spd on his R40 when he took 2nd at the JMRCAs last year
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icon: oh come on, be a sport. You know you love these discussions.

You know, 4 wheels, a fuel tank, and a engine....

....how much longer can we all deny that, yes, our car looks like company yadayadayada's car, which looks like........

This use to bug me, but then I realized that the devil was in the details. Its those unique features like those 4 wheels, fuel tank, and engine that really show how closely these cars resemble each other.
hehehe, i actually do like seeing how different car companies evolve their cars; whether by their own innovation, market response, or response to a competitors car. but i just feel that similar statements like "this car looks like that one" starts unnecessary flame wars that goes into what company is most original.

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btw just found out that TEAM MAGIC & K Factory are one and the same.
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where's everybody?


just trying to keep the thread alive
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Old 01-13-2004, 08:06 PM   #1314
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I'm still here, just don't have much to chat about. Haven't gotten anything new for my R40 recently. Still waiting for my 200mm Mazda 6 to come in so that I can have a new body for it.

Just ordered a temp guage and glow plug for my new engine. But thats about all on the R40 front.
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Still waiting for my 200mm Mazda 6 to come in so that I can have a new body for it.

where did you order the body from? Mazda 6 body looks very nice, do you know how does the handling compare to stratus?
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I was wondering if someone could please post a pic of how they installed a throttle return spring on the r40....

thanks J.
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where did you order the body from? Mazda 6 body looks very nice, do you know how does the handling compare to stratus?
I have one for my electric sedan, but haven't run it yet. A buddy of mine (CIVIC91 here on rctech) ran his on his electric car and said it was the best TC body he had ever run. Same thing Barry Baker said. He said its "stable, but still agressive.....kinda hard to explain until you run one" So I'm quite excited to run one on both my electric and nitro car this year. I'm the type of guy who runs a body as much for how it looks as for how it performs, so since I love the way the Mazda 6 looks, I'm happy to hear it performs so well.

I ordered mine from my local hobby shop. They're still on order, so I'm playing the waiting game.
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when tuning my moter i noticed my front tires break loose is that caused by to light in the rear dif and also they lock up when applying brake any one know
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Question about Haras setup....

Why did he move the bottoms of the rear shocks upwards and outwards with graphite spacers?

Also why did he move the attachment point of the rear swaybar?
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when tuning my moter i noticed my front tires break loose is that caused by to light in the rear dif and also they lock up when applying brake any one know
A little more info might be needed here. When are the fronts breaking loose? While turning? And what do you mean by breaking loose? Like they're loosing traction going through the turns.

If this is what your talking about, you may try a lighter diff oil up front, thicker diff oil in the rear, softening the action on the front swaybar or disengaging it completely, or just softer foams up front. There are many solutions to a loose front end.

As for them locking up while breaking, you may just need to lighten up your breaking action. Take it back a 'click' at a time on the radio until your still getting solid breaking with out the lockup.
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