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Old 09-08-2003, 03:59 AM
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Originally posted by cHckbOY5
wat esc do u recommend for me to get for the cuda?
I have been running GT7,ko,Gm
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Old 09-08-2003, 04:10 AM
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lol, I guess I started that up without meaning to but I'll be sure to let you guys know what I think of the Evo. At least the Surikarn came with extra gears that I'll be needing

Yeah you did man and we know what you think of the evo III
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Old 09-08-2003, 07:00 AM
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what spurgears are u using?
i would like to have a quiet cuda even with 48pitch
the kit spur gear seems pretty loud..
i think i came 'unround' out of the box
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Old 09-08-2003, 07:35 AM
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Originally posted by TC3
what spurgears are u using?
i would like to have a quiet cuda even with 48pitch
the kit spur gear seems pretty loud..
i think i came 'unround' out of the box
Well your name is TC3 so you should be aware that AE TC3 spurs are actualy kimbrough's and are very good. I've recently been using Robinson Racing spurs and they are very nice but expensive. They have four holes which can be used for mounting so you can get two extra screws in and have less chance of warping the spur from overtightening two screws.
The kit spur is accuratly machined but I found it was a little flexy due to being delrin type material so when I tigtened the mounting screws I warped it, so it didn't last very long, looked like it was out o round too from the half destroyed side.

Unfortunatly I've not found a spur that makes the car super quiet. Most noise comes from elsewhere I think, which Dave did some good work on resolving. Namely the shimming of the bevel gears, to move the diffs away from the smaller gear and to remove all play in the small bevel gears, using kyosho shims.
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Old 09-08-2003, 09:15 AM
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Originally posted by Ko Racer
Yeah you did man and we know what you think of the evo III
After driving Rod's at the track, I felt good enough about the car to get one...
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Old 09-08-2003, 09:17 AM
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Originally posted by TC3
what spurgears are u using?
i would like to have a quiet cuda even with 48pitch
the kit spur gear seems pretty loud..
i think i came 'unround' out of the box
For 48 pitch, the best gear that I have been using is the Robinson machined TC3 gear (thank RBF for finding this one) It runs just about perfectly round, and my car has always been quiet with it. The Xenon gears that come with the car were really weak from what I found.
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Old 09-08-2003, 09:50 AM
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Originally posted by cHckbOY5
wat esc do u recommend for me to get for the cuda?
I use the GT7 and the quantum comp.
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Old 09-08-2003, 10:04 AM
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Originally posted by TC3
where should i mount the spurgear? on the front or rear side of the spur holder?
seems like i need longer pinions if i mount it on the rear side
For regular pinions, you shoud mount the spur on the front, for long shanks, you can mount it in the rear.

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I was running the Quantum Competition, but am making a Novak switch, gonna use the GT7.
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GT7 is what I am running now. The LRP is in the yoke
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I leave for a week and all caught up to all 20 some pages....
Maj. Teeth...no more WEB Special ?
Radmand....no more Pinky and now have a Evo3...
and alot of Cuda's up for sale....hmmm maybe I should sell mine too....
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Originally posted by Herminator
Most noise comes from elsewhere I think, which Dave did some good work on resolving. Namely the shimming of the bevel gears, to move the diffs away from the smaller gear and to remove all play in the small bevel gears, using kyosho shims.
Actually, the shims moves the bevel gear closer to the diff gear! After I broke in my drivetrain, I added the shims to the bevel gear and also played with the shims on the diffs. My car now runs quieter than a TC3! :-)

Also, with the new shimming technique, I think Dave said not to sand down the teeth on the gears.
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Old 09-08-2003, 10:52 AM
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Originally posted by rc-zombies
I leave for a week and all caught up to all 20 some pages....
Maj. Teeth...no more WEB Special ?
Radmand....no more Pinky and now have a Evo3...
and alot of Cuda's up for sale....hmmm maybe I should sell mine too....
Oh no! don't joke about that.. LOL.. There's more to it then that.

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Old 09-08-2003, 10:54 AM
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can someone help me translate or give me the steps in A-1
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Originally posted by rc-zombies
I leave for a week and all caught up to all 20 some pages....
Maj. Teeth...no more WEB Special ?
Radmand....no more Pinky and now have a Evo3...
and alot of Cuda's up for sale....hmmm maybe I should sell mine too....
hehe, dont go and sell your cuda. I'm not on contract to any team, so I can compare the Evo 3.

Dont sell your Web Special, we need to keep the orange alive as much as we can man
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