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Old 09-08-2003, 04:55 PM
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Originally posted by rc-zombies
wasn't the one-way gear stripping problem fixed with the Surikarn edition... ???
unfortunately not - still see them stripping at socal. but as one of them says "there like brushes one run and you change it"
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Old 09-08-2003, 04:59 PM
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So you like the Torx screws then I would use them too if replacements were easy to come by but I also like the Titanium racing 2mm hex head screws, they have a nice sized head that stops the screws from sitting slightly proud of the bottom of the chassis like the kit ones do and even Tamiya titanium ones a little bit. Hopefully I'll have a better quality 2mm driver soon too thanks to Dave, but no thanks to Dave's postie

chkboy5- Talk to Steve at Speedtech if you want to get the conversion, but Randman is right, don't go spending a fortune on hop ups until you've got the car running. Half the reason I will be changing is just because I've given my kit chassis a battering over the outdoor season, the easy access spur is a nice bonus though
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Old 09-08-2003, 05:02 PM
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Originally posted by rocketron
unfortunately not - still see them stripping at socal. but as one of them says "there like brushes one run and you change it"
I would be might pissed if I had to change diff gears once a run
I would be fed up with changing brushes every run too
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Originally posted by Herminator
I would be might pissed if I had to change diff gears once a run
I would be fed up with changing brushes every run too
yeah changing brushes every other run is required to run with the leaders at socal.

this is exactly why i run the BL System now

at least the gears are easy to change and cost the same as brushes - hahaha
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Old 09-08-2003, 05:18 PM
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Originally posted by Herminator
I would be might pissed if I had to change diff gears once a run
I would be fed up with changing brushes every run too
yeah that is why this is the CUDA thread and not EVO III
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Originally posted by Ko Racer
yeah that is why this is the CUDA thread and not EVO III
hehe, interesting that the Yoke SD doesn't get much of a mention in here...... :

With improvements on the stock drive train and with a less than perfect build, you could end up changing spurs on the Barracuda every run though
Good job we have us here to tell people how to build it properly

Although one person is missing, where are you RBF?
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so how do we keep it from strippin?
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Originally posted by cHckbOY5
so how do we keep it from strippin?
using 48pt Spurs - I've had great luck with Kimbrough using the same spur for racing in the last 10 - 12 race days

I have alum shaft holders thats all on the drive train.
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Originally posted by cHckbOY5
so how do we keep it from strippin?
Alexracinguse.com has a lot of the useful tips, namely building the chassis flat. You should also be careful not to overtighten the spur gear screws. I've also found with teh stock graphite drive shaft it can get wobble from when you put the alloy ends on and tighten the grub screws. You can make sure it's straight by rolling it on a flat surface, without the grub screws in you can manopulate it to get rid of any wobble you find.
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i wonder if i should just get a brushless system instead of buyin esc n motor
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checkboy, I have no problems with my box stock R2. It's an awesome car w/o the upgrades. I will get torx screws and MAYBE the pal upgrade but I run box stock at my track and it is fast and smooth. It took a lot to convince me that I wouldn't find something smoother than my yoke but I was wrong. Run the car and tune it first before you go crazy buying this and that. Even Steve and Dave told me that. They weren't lying. Like i said, I might upgrade down the road but I wanna get a couple of races on the carpet 1st.
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Originally posted by stonedgti
Randman :

I'm thinking about buying either a Barracuda or EVO III SE. Now I know you have both. So which one do you like better?

Both cars have their own problems.

Barracuda:
Need Pal System so the spur dosen't strip. Cost me more $$.

EVO III:
The One-Way strip problem...
I dont have any experience with the Evo yet, so I really can't tell you what to get between the 2. I can tell you that the R2 is an awesome car, and durable as hell in every aspect. Just get the aluminum shaft holders and you'll be fine.

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Originally posted by rc-zombies
wasn't the one-way gear stripping problem fixed with the Surikarn edition... ???
No, there's always gonna be that problem I think, but luckily for me, I stay off the boards pretty well
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Originally posted by cHckbOY5
i wonder if i should just get a brushless system instead of buyin esc n motor
A brushless is great if you are bashing around. If you plan on racing, you might want to check to see if they have a brushless class or will let you race with your brushless R2 in stock.
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Lots of hostility towards the Evo in here guys

I do still have a R2 remember?
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