Originally posted by dtm
The problem I heard about was that people could not get a 'smooth' diff action....not NO diff action!!
I finished building the barracuda last weekend.
The guy who wrote the manual must've been pretty shy.
Not much descriptions or procedures. But the pictures are pretty descriptive themselves though.
The picture of diff balls and thrust balls in the parts list are wrong in the manual.
Diff balls were the bigger ones.
Then I don't understand why the manual says to put only 5 thrust balls when there's so much room for more balls.
There're 3 extra thrust balls left, so I'll just put some more in it when I rebuild it.
For now diff's working ok. It feels a little looser (or smoother?) than TC3 diff though.
But I need to test it at the track to be sure.
Also it was a bit hard to keep the keyed diff rings to stay while building it.
Overall production quality of parts are pretty impressive. Very accurate. The driving and steering system is very tight right now as a result. I may need to break it in then rebuild it.
Nontherless when I tried the car in the room, it was surprisingly quick.
But I don't like the soft plastics used for knuckle arms, hub carriers.
I'll put some pics on this weekend before I crash the car into thousand pieces.