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Old 10-15-2003, 01:52 AM   #5401
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is the xenon limited?

the PAL Chassis is.....I think that the Xenon might be too...but you will still be able to get parts for both of them

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Old 10-15-2003, 03:25 AM   #5402
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I ran the inner camberlinks when I first started with the R2, but went to the outside links to get a little more aggressive feel. Never really messed with the ackerman though...
i tought the inner links would make the car more agresssive by increasing traction but decreasing stability .
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Steve ...Gald to see you back from the break and looking forward to reading your comments of the cuda and going mod with it.
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Old 10-15-2003, 09:10 AM   #5404
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I need to know which shock springs other than Alex racing will fit on the R2. Thanks.
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Old 10-15-2003, 09:15 AM   #5405
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I need to know which shock springs other than Alex racing will fit on the R2. Thanks.
there are people here that use the following brands

rayspeed, hpi,alex these are used the most that I know of
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Old 10-15-2003, 09:21 AM   #5406
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there are people here that use the following brands

rayspeed, hpi,alex these are used the most that I know of
Thanks for the help, I was waiting for Speedtech to get some but they haven't yet and I want to start to tune the car after having it for a month and half.
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Old 10-15-2003, 09:28 AM   #5407
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I need to know which shock springs other than Alex racing will fit on the R2. Thanks.
Rayspeed Red(front) and White(rear) works great on the car...
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I use Alex springs and yokomo's.
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Yokomo's are a good size, I think HPI's are too long, giving silly ride heights.

I use Alex Racing springs now, a good range of strengths and you know they'll fit
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Rayspeed Red(front) and White(rear) works great on the car...

thats what im running and really like them
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Old 10-15-2003, 09:43 AM   #5411
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i tought the inner links would make the car more agresssive by increasing traction but decreasing stability .
The car wants to roll a little more with the inner links, so you can get away with running a step stiffer spring, and then the car should keep it's stability, but react very fast.
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Yokomo's are a good size, I think HPI's are too long, giving silly ride heights.

I use Alex Racing springs now, a good range of strengths and you know they'll fit
I agree with the HPI's bieng too long... Alex spring rates seem to be much closer together than any other brand I've seen, making it easier to make small adjustments, I do prefer the Alex springs, although I never tried the Rayspeed setup...
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Herm,

Let me put it in perspective for you. At this time last year, SoCal was getting 12-15 heats on Sat. night, and this time two years ago, they were pushing 20 heats. We didn't finish racing there until 1AM at times, now I think they usually finish around 10PM

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I definately remember those 20 heat racedays, the population at SoCal definately does suck now, wish they would listen to the racers rather than raising the fee to get their money. Where are you going to be racing Steve?
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Yokomo's are a good size, I think HPI's are too long, giving silly ride heights.

I use Alex Racing springs now, a good range of strengths and you know they'll fit
Do the Rayspeed and Yokomo springs fit well enough or are they not worth the trouble? I don't want to invest in them if they are going to be a pain to use. I checked the Speedtech site again and they do have the 1.5 mm springs in stock but not the 1.4 mm ones that I need. Will the 1.5mm springs work with the front and rear and why do they have 2 different spring sizes to start with?
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Kevinm,

I'm almost done with updating the website, I do have all the springs back in stock.

The way Alex Racing spring works is they first go by wire diameter, and then number of coils. So a part number 14625 will be 1.4mm diameter wire at 6.25 coils. And they go up in increments of .25 coils. The reason for 1.5mm diameter wire is I believe to have something in between .25 coils. The difference of going from 14625 to 14650 might be too much in Alex Racing's opinion, so something in the 1.5mm diameter will fall between the 14625 and 14650.

I will have lb reading of all the shocks together soon (from Alex, to Yokomo, to associated, and Tamiya) Ling (who also drives a cuda) up north have access to an engineering grade spring dyno, and I'll have him work out all the math for us (he is a ME, he loves this stuff...I think )

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