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Old 06-09-2006, 05:29 AM   #1
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Default Barracuda R3, is it any good????

I am searching for a new kit and I stumble upon a second hand Barracuda R3.

My question is, is it any good????

Should I get this car or should I just get a brand new Xray T1R????

May I know what are the usual problem with this particular Barrucuda R3???

How is the car in terms of performance compared to cars like Yokomo SD and Xray T1R????
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Old 06-09-2006, 05:33 AM   #2
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Unless you can easily get parts for the car, don't get it. Even the best cars aren't worth racing if you can't get parts for it.
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Old 06-09-2006, 05:35 AM   #3
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Yea the parts is kinda hard to get. But it is still posible to get them here.

So I need to know though is this car any good compared to Yokomo SD and Xray T1R????
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The Barracuda is a good car, very free transmission..the only problem i had with the R3 is the stock spur gear..it kept getting chewed up, change the spur gear and it'd be ok...I prefer the steering system on the R2..the rack system on the R3 is similar to the TC3..it works but pebbles do tend to get in..but overall the R3 is a great car...
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Old 06-09-2006, 05:57 AM   #5
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So it is a good car huh???

How does it compare to my other two choices the XrayT1R and the Yokomo SD????
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Unless there's a good amount people where you race that run the Cuda, I would go with a different car. It will be a lot easier when can get setup help at the track.
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Had both the Xray T1R and Yokomo SD...didnt like the SD..too fragile...as for the T1R..it's a good car..it's really stable and well built..if you don't mind using saddle packs, the T1R is a good buy..forget the Yokomo SD..you won't go wrong with the either the T1R or R3...if your LHS stocks R3 parts, you can give it a thought....
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the barracudas are absolute tanks. you may go through a knuckle or a c-hub, but even that should be infrequent.

almost any car can be competitive if you know what you're doing. if you don't, or don't want to, it's good to have a car that someone else has figured out. the choice is yours.
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I have one it is a sweet car and you can get a new car here and parts ok

http://www.rcinfusion.com/ShoppingCart.aspx

I was going to use the suspension of the R3 for my car!
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Wow what do u mean by the yokomo SD is fragile??? R u sure it is fragile???

In what way it is fragile?????

That's a sweet car u have there Marty. Also the second hand Barracuda R3 I'm looking at right now has no sparkle on the below deck. It only have sparkles on the upper deck. Why is this so???? Did the owner upgarde the lower deck already???

I'm afraid to get the car because of this matter.I heard that the sparkle increases rigidty of the car. What's wrong with this????
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The SD front cvds are fragile...they broke on me twice and it was only a light hit...maybe it's just me..but i'm not a big fan of the SD...if you want a Yok tourer go for the BD...well given the choices you have..i'll go for the R3...
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it depends what arms you have on the yokomo. it was released with horribly fragile arms some four years ago. they redesigned them and now they are probably the burliest arms on the market. the rest of the car is pretty strong.

oh yeah, and the universals suck. we just moved to the TiR cvd. we'll see how that goes.
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Wow I can't believe u guys just interchange parts from different cars.

An Xray parts in a Yokomo car. That's amazing. How did u guys manage to fit the parts????

So the moral now is that I should get the Barracuda rite. In case if I get the Yokomo SD, I would have to upgrade the suspension arm is that it????
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it depends what arms you have on the yokomo. it was released with horribly fragile arms some four years ago. they redesigned them and now they are probably the burliest arms on the market. the rest of the car is pretty strong.

oh yeah, and the universals suck. we just moved to the TiR cvd. we'll see how that goes.

Yeah TiR cvds are awsome...i agree the rest of the car is strong except the cvds and arms...gotta agree the new Yok arms are alot better
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Wow I can't believe u guys just interchange parts from different cars.

An Xray parts in a Yokomo car. That's amazing. How did u guys manage to fit the parts????

So the moral now is that I should get the Barracuda rite. In case if I get the Yokomo SD, I would have to upgrade the suspension arm is that it????

No TiR is not an Xray part..it's a company making Titanium products...

TIR Racing

You can check out the TIR Racing thread over here

http://www.rctech.net/forum/showthread.php?t=116683
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