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Old 09-01-2003, 07:27 PM
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Originally posted by Gazza_D
Yeah,well I know it sounds a lot but that is how it went together, got the Hudy system for checking droop so fairly accurate.
I was running long span arms, sure do flex a bit?!?!?!?

As mentioned earlier car was planted after turning up steering rate, using 70% of full lock on radio for what its worth.

Funny thing was when I was practicing with it, there were a few local know alls stood below the rostrum watching the cars go by. Each car that went by, they guessed what it was by the whine of the transmission, they didnt have a clue when the Cuda shot past. S m o o o o t h and q u i e t, is there any other way!!!!

Hey Gazza.

Try out the Mid spans..you might be a bit surprised..

also did you try some of my Drive train tricks to make the cara bit more quite,,??

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Old 09-01-2003, 08:34 PM
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Speaking of noise, my cuda was extra noisey today
the spur isn't in perfect condition but it doesn't normaly create that much noise, only other thing I can think of is the new diff but thats shimmed as far as it will go away from the small bevel gear and all bevel gears look quite tidy. Could be the titanium pinions I was using, they were fine on my Lab but the Cuda just doesn't like them. All my smaller pinions are titanium though what a pain it would be to replace 10 pinions I've already got.
Need to get rid of the tractor noise though, it was kind of annoyting when racing, had no chance of hearing the motor rev up, no one else could hear their cars either
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Originally posted by JDM_DOHC_SiR
I think KO like the PAL cars better with the short span a-arms

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I'd like to try the short span arms as well... Is there any way to adapt them to the R2?
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Originally posted by Herminator
Speaking of noise, my cuda was extra noisey today
the spur isn't in perfect condition but it doesn't normaly create that much noise, only other thing I can think of is the new diff but thats shimmed as far as it will go away from the small bevel gear and all bevel gears look quite tidy. Could be the titanium pinions I was using, they were fine on my Lab but the Cuda just doesn't like them. All my smaller pinions are titanium though what a pain it would be to replace 10 pinions I've already got.
Need to get rid of the tractor noise though, it was kind of annoyting when racing, had no chance of hearing the motor rev up, no one else could hear their cars either
The gears may just need to break in a little bit. What you might want to try doing is getting spur gears made by the same company that makes the pinion gears, they should mesh together better than a mismatch...
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Old 09-01-2003, 11:11 PM
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Originally posted by Randman
I'd like to try the short span arms as well... Is there any way to adapt them to the R2?
Sure is......

I'll PM you for Details..and Pic's since the Xenon R2 that I"m build will have the short arms on it

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Originally posted by JDM_DOHC_SiR
Sure is......

I'll PM you for Details..and Pic's since the Xenon R2 that I"m build will have the short arms on it

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Nice, thanks Dave. BTW, ygpm
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Originally posted by Randman
Nice, thanks Dave. BTW, ygpm
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How much shorter than the mid-span arms are the short-span arms? Do they need special hubs to adapt?
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Originally posted by Randman
How much shorter than the mid-span arms are the short-span arms? Do they need special hubs to adapt?
nope all of the regular stuff will fit just fine..
they are shorter about the same distance that the mid spans are to the Long spans..

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Wow, that is a bit of a difference in the length. I'll propably have to try them before long...
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Originally posted by Randman
Wow, that is a bit of a difference in the length. I'll propably have to try them before long...
Need a Part #.??? I might be able to get it for you so that you can give it to Steve at Speed Tech to see if he can get them ..

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Yeah, shoot the part # my way. Are the Arm mounts made of plastic, or aluminum?
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Originally posted by Randman
Yeah, shoot the part # my way. Are the Arm mounts made of plastic, or aluminum?
Alloy... Very Strong

so are the A-arms
I"ll post a pic of them on the Xenon Chassis a bit later tonight

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Originally posted by JDM_DOHC_SiR
Alloy... Very Strong

so are the A-arms
I"ll post a pic of them on the Xenon Chassis a bit later tonight

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Wow, the arms are alloy as well?!? Didn't realize that.
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