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Old 04-04-2003, 06:39 PM
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thats more than similar, that definetly uses a lot of the exact same parts, with others being mirror images on the cuda's.

the original cuda has the cells on the proper side for most the tracks I've ever ran at. Maybe the Germans have started copying the Americans and are running ovals that don't even go the proper way round
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Originally posted by elnitro
It is indeed very similar

Dave, are they related? Cousins?

They belive that they license the car under Alex and have the chassis drilled for the opisite side like the Speedway PAL Barracuda ... Also it looks like the PAL drive system wont work for this car.....but it has a majority of the Hop ups that can be bought for the R2...but I would think that might come at a Higher price tag too..?

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If the Speedway Pal Barracuda is reversed then why do they make the motor mount and drive assembly for the non reversed car?
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Originally posted by Herminator
If the Speedway Pal Barracuda is reversed then why do they make the motor mount and drive assembly for the non reversed car?
The Speedway PAL whenit came out was based of the R1 (just 180deg)...but now that the R2 is out they are working on a clone of the R2 with a different upper deck. and there Short Span arms

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Post motor location

So since we are on the subject of motor location...why would Alex and Pal choose different locations?

I have my ideas...but would like to hear other oppinions.

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Originally posted by madjack
So since we are on the subject of motor location...why would Alex and Pal choose different locations?

I have my ideas...but would like to hear other oppinions.

John
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the car is beauty....but why opposite side?
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Hi Guys,

The Triox car was made by Alex Racing on a special order of 150 on the first production run. So it is basically the same car. The motor thing is in my opinion a marketing move (although there are some handling reason involved as well) With the success of the TC3, a lot of companies copy basically the position of the electronics on the car (the EVOIII, the TRIOX, MR-4TCSD...etc.) and it's because they know it is something the market is used to already. But technically speaking, the TC3 will turn one direction better than the other (I can't remember which) because of the layout. And that might also have to do with the direction that the tracks are running as well. Either side, the car is fine in my opinion.

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Thanks for enlightening us Steve, that is why they look the same. They just probably flipped the blank chassis and then drilled the holes as normal except for the motor mount.
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Originally posted by SpeedTech
Hi Guys,

The Triox car was made by Alex Racing on a special order of 150 on the first production run. So it is basically the same car. The motor thing is in my opinion a marketing move (although there are some handling reason involved as well) With the success of the TC3, a lot of companies copy basically the position of the electronics on the car (the EVOIII, the TRIOX, MR-4TCSD...etc.) and it's because they know it is something the market is used to already. But technically speaking, the TC3 will turn one direction better than the other (I can't remember which) because of the layout. And that might also have to do with the direction that the tracks are running as well. Either side, the car is fine in my opinion.

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The TC3 turns better to the right on power, (torque from the motor pulls the right side of the chassis downward)

So Steve...which direction do you think we will be running at the Tamiya America during the Reedy race this year?
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Originally posted by SpeedTech
Hi Guys,

The Triox car was made by Alex Racing on a special order of 150 on the first production run. So it is basically the same car. The motor thing is in my opinion a marketing move (although there are some handling reason involved as well) With the success of the TC3, a lot of companies copy basically the position of the electronics on the car (the EVOIII, the TRIOX, MR-4TCSD...etc.) and it's because they know it is something the market is used to already. But technically speaking, the TC3 will turn one direction better than the other (I can't remember which) because of the layout. And that might also have to do with the direction that the tracks are running as well. Either side, the car is fine in my opinion.

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Steve...Triox only had 150 of these made..??????????.... Also do you know what alloy hubs they are using.????

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Post alloy up-rites mfg.

Dave,

what manufacturer in Japan seems to produce the best up-rites for the R2? (low weight, quality, performance etc.)

thanks,

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Default Re: alloy up-rites mfg.

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Dave,

what manufacturer in Japan seems to produce the best up-rites for the R2? (low weight, quality, performance etc.)

thanks,

JC
Hi JC,

Do you mean hubs.???


well there are 4 companys right now that make Alloy hubs for the Barracuda's

1)Square
2)EXCEL
3)Speedway PAL
4)JetHobby

These are the only ones that I know of to date... I myself use Square and soon to be EXCEL... as far as performance... I swear by the front C-hubs on all of my cudas.... I't will save a lot of head ache's if you clip a 2 x4 or get in a bad wreck
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Default Alloy Hubs cont.

Dave, thanks much for the info.

So far the only part on my R2 that has broken has been the front hub.....was sent into a post at full speed....impact made a really expensive sound

Steve,

Will you be stock either of these two mfg.s? (Square or Excel)

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