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Old 07-13-2004, 08:50 PM   #1
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I just got an HPI R40. I'm planning to eventually race on prepared tracks with it, but for now, I'm just racing with buddies on local parking lots/unprepared tracks. What is the best set up for this kind of low-grip racing? I wouldn't say the parking lot is overly dirty/dusty.. just your typical parking lot..

Can you give me any advice on camber, toe in/out, etc?

Most importanty, what are the best tires to use? Rubber of foam? If rubber is the answer, should I use slicks, or treaded tires?

And since I have adjustable shocks, should I go with a soft or hard suspension?

Thanks in advance.
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Hi,
I just got an HPI R40. I'm planning to eventually race on prepared tracks with it, but for now, I'm just racing with buddies on local parking lots/unprepared tracks. What is the best set up for this kind of low-grip racing? I wouldn't say the parking lot is overly dirty/dusty.. just your typical parking lot..

Can you give me any advice on camber, toe in/out, etc?

Most importanty, what are the best tires to use? Rubber of foam? If rubber is the answer, should I use slicks, or treaded tires?

And since I have adjustable shocks, should I go with a soft or hard suspension?

Thanks in advance.
check out the r-40 thread
http://www.rctech.net/forum/showthre...074#post985074
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Hi,
I just got an HPI R40. I'm planning to eventually race on prepared tracks with it, but for now, I'm just racing with buddies on local parking lots/unprepared tracks. What is the best set up for this kind of low-grip racing? I wouldn't say the parking lot is overly dirty/dusty.. just your typical parking lot..

Can you give me any advice on camber, toe in/out, etc?

Most importanty, what are the best tires to use? Rubber of foam? If rubber is the answer, should I use slicks, or treaded tires?

And since I have adjustable shocks, should I go with a soft or hard suspension?

Thanks in advance.
Mach come out to the track located at Sam's club (Stassney and I35) on Saturday night. Racing starts at 6:00pm. Come and check thangs out. We will help you with your car as much as possible. There will also be a HPI challange in August in Austin. Call Hobby Town for info. Please come out if you can we need all the newcomers that we can get.

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Here is a web site that covers all the racing in Texas. Austin hobbytown Hpi challenge info is in the Austin (Hobbytown) section. Please feel free to check it out.

http://www.rcfiles.com/forums/index.php?s=
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technically u arent supposed to use rubbers on the r40 only foams....at least thats wat HPI claims. they say it has only been tested for foams.
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Mach come out to the track located at Sam's club (Stassney and I35) on Saturday night. Racing starts at 6:00pm. Come and check thangs out. We will help you with your car as much as possible. There will also be a HPI challange in August in Austin. Call Hobby Town for info. Please come out if you can we need all the newcomers that we can get.

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Joe, thanks for the invite. I've been scoping you guys out and will be joining you out there soon enough. I watched a few races at the last race day at the north (Hobbytown) location and I went to the Southwest series races at RPM Indoor Raceway.

But for now, I just want to get improve by racing with friends. All of us would like to enter the HPI Challenge in the novice class.

I know the R40 was not designed to use rubber tires, but aren't rubber tires better than foams on an unprepared track?
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