Originally posted by johnny55
Hey guys I need some direction. Im in the thinking process of getting either a Barracuda or Yokomo SD. Can someone please advise me to which one to lean over to? Please tell me why, I want both theise cars but only one I will get which one I dont know yet. Im driving a TC3 for now but just want something new.
Well of course I would get a Barracuda, it may cost more in the short term but I think you'll spend a lot less replacing parts, unless your name is JDM
(no Dave you'll never live it down
You'll want to spend a little on getting the drive train of the Cuda more robust, either alloy shaft holders, or if you're running mod you'll want the SpeedWay PAL drivesystem (or similar) or possibly both if you want to be totaly safe. I'm using just the alloy shaft holders and they are great for stock/19t spec racing but modified motors will put a little more stress on the spur gear.
Other than spur gears I haven't broken a thing on my Cuda, I have replaced a steering hub but that wasn't totaly neccessary, it was just scored around the inside where a cvd pin had half come out since I hadn't used enough thread lock and it wasn't tight enough.
I have also replaced the shock caps with Yokomo's bladder tyoe caps because I don't like bleed screws, with the bladder caps I think the shocks are now great.
If you read the Cuda threads in the last few pages you'll see a couple of special versions are coming out, if you have the cash these may be worth your while
No one sells this kit in my country so I have to import everything for it, I like the car so much though that I want a second and don't care about import waiting/costs. The ability of the car and the results I've had from driving it has made everything more than worthwhile, it's made driving more fun
knowing I can get the car to handle without too much fuss, and it's incredibly fast when built right.