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Old 08-04-2003, 12:33 AM
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The stock drive train is ok although the pinion will just reach the spur since it is mounted a fair way behind the spur. Its best to use long shank pinions if you do not upgrade the drivetrain.

The PAL drive system upgrade that a few of us have is so that there is less chance of the spur stripping during an impact. This is more important in mod. It ads an extra bearing to support the center shaft. It also moves the pinion closer to the spur so the meshing is better and eliminates the need for long shank pinions.
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Old 08-04-2003, 06:35 AM
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ummmm wonder what dave is up too havent seen him in a day or two
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You can move the spur gear to the other side of the mount. That's how I run it, although I use strapping tape to hold the pack down, rather than the battery brace.

MikeR is a very competitive racer, and doesn't have any upgrades to his drivetrain, he still uses the stock plastic shaft mounts. I would recommend getting the aluminum one at least in the rear of the car to avoid shaft flex.
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Originally posted by Ko Racer
ummmm wonder what dave is up too havent seen him in a day or two
Been Busy trying some new stuff out...(bearings) ..but I think that I`m going back to the Squat Dry bearings...I didn`t care for the Ceramics...

Also I would have posted some pic`s of the shocks but MY camera is on the fritz
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BTW I got the 2.0`s Joseph
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Did you break any of the ceramic bearings, or what discouraged you from them?
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Originally posted by JDM_DOHC_SiR
Been Busy trying some new stuff out...(bearings) ..but I think that I`m going back to the Squat Dry bearings...I didn`t care for the Ceramics...

Also I would have posted some pic`s of the shocks but MY camera is on the fritz
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BTW I got the 2.0`s Joseph
glad you got them now lets see some sweet paint put on them
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Originally posted by Ko Racer
glad you got them now lets see some sweet paint put on them
I should have one Painted by Tommorow..(fingers crossed)


I`m to try white purple and Orange together and see how they look together...I`ll post pic`s


...but here is something I just finished today..

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front view ..grill work
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side view..
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Damn Dave, that body looks awesome! Do you offer custom painting?
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OK Boys and Girls....here is the latest from EXCEL...about the R2

Click Here
THe pic`s that are there are not the finished product... the Main Chassis and Upper deck will be different...... but it looks like they Caned the Short Span arms...
anyways you get the Alloy front and rear shaft holders....Mid-SPan A-arms , EXCELS(PAL) rear hubs and front C-hubs.... EXCEL Drive system(PAL)...and a bunch of other goodies.... I have a buddy that has seen the EXCEL R2 CHassis and upper deck...and he said that it makes the Flap one look like.....well.... main chassis is 2.8mm Thick and upper deck is the same...

also it should be out really soon...around the 15th or sooner of this month..!!
yours for only 58000 Yen ..


But if you want the Latest and greatest...Talk with Steve from SpeedTech...because ...he can Get EXCEL stuff for the SD...so I think that he should be able to get this monster if you bug him enough hahhaha

also this R2 has every Hop up...minus the T1 screw set...

so you`ll save a bit of $$$ if you get this kit..

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Originally posted by Randman
Damn Dave, that body looks awesome! Do you offer custom painting?
Yes and No....

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Clean out your PM`s !!!!!! your inbox and sent items...it`s full and I can`t send anything to ya`!!!!!!!

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since there are so many hop up for the cuda: Excel, Pal, Speedway, Square...etc...

is there a price/quality difference between the companies or are they pretty much the same?

so many versions out there. not sure where to start.

any help would be appreciated.

Thanks!
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Originally posted by JDM_DOHC_SiR
OK Boys and Girls....here is the latest from EXCEL...about the R2

Click Here
THe pic`s that are there are not the finished product... the Main Chassis and Upper deck will be different...... but it looks like they Caned the Short Span arms...
anyways you get the Alloy front and rear shaft holders....Mid-SPan A-arms , EXCELS(PAL) rear hubs and front C-hubs.... EXCEL Drive system(PAL)...and a bunch of other goodies.... I have a buddy that has seen the EXCEL R2 CHassis and upper deck...and he said that it makes the Flap one look like.....well.... main chassis is 2.8mm Thick and upper deck is the same...

also it should be out really soon...around the 15th or sooner of this month..!!
yours for only 58000 Yen ..


But if you want the Latest and greatest...Talk with Steve from SpeedTech...because ...he can Get EXCEL stuff for the SD...so I think that he should be able to get this monster if you bug him enough hahhaha

also this R2 has every Hop up...minus the T1 screw set...

so you`ll save a bit of $$$ if you get this kit..

-Dave
It really doesn't look that far from the regular R2, just includes a bunch of hopups. When is Xenon going to be coming out with their conversion... that, I want
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