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Old 04-10-2003, 01:42 PM   #541
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Is there a detailed procedure that works for anyone for getting the input gear through those two bearings with out breaking the ears off? I have looked at the online manual. I haven't even gotten my R2 yet and I'm already nervous about that step of the assembly.

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So what are the other cuda drivers race stories?
Well mine have been sitting on my R/C work bench now for about 90 Days... ummmmm yeah ..Anyways I plan to do a "Tour De Force" With the Cuda Klan' when I get back Home ...... Put some Hours on all of them....Plus work on my Alex CE-4 Peace Ark with the New 3mm lower motor mount and Do a little Off Raod racing with the B4 Stealth if Steve can get one for me .....and then make the Long Trek to the States for some Vaccation in Cali' & Maryland.. for 2~3 weeks...I plan to DO at least 2 days a So~Cal with some if the Cali' guys

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Old 04-10-2003, 03:38 PM   #543
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Is there a detailed procedure that works for anyone for getting the input gear through those two bearings with out breaking the ears off? I have looked at the online manual. I haven't even gotten my R2 yet and I'm already nervous about that step of the assembly.

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the 1st thing you should do is take your time!!! and not clip the ears of the bevel gear

Also have you looked Here

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Old 04-10-2003, 04:37 PM   #544
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Thanks for the tip. I'll be sure not to force anything, and be extra careful.
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I found the best way was to use a bit of shock oil, like Dave told me and then carefully align the gear in one bearing with one ear just inside the edge of the bearing and the other tab touching the other side of the bearing, then lean it to one side with the bearing flat on a table, so the gear is at about a 30degree angle with one side of the split furthest in. Once you have delicatly set this up find a suitable object, I used a 1.5kg dumbell weight, and give it a good whack, just be careful of your fingers If you align it properly the ears won't be damaged too much and then comes the trickier job of getting the second bearing on after putting it in the shaft holder. Basicly I used a similar method but couldn't use the angle to get the automatic squeezing together of the gear.
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Thanks for the tip. I'll be sure not to force anything, and be extra careful.
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No problem glad to be of Help

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I am considering getting one of these fancy kits and have been reading alot on this thread, I have but a couple of questions

1. what is the stock rear toe in angle

2. can it be adjusted and if so how, as in differnt a arm or uprights

PS Steve good show at the races, when you gonna make a treak up north?
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Heyalignmentguy,

Welcome to the thread buddy to answer some of your questions:

1. the stock rear toe is about 3.5-4 degress total, and it can be adjusted with a different rear hub carrier (which reduce it to 2.5-3 degree) and/or offset suspension ball mount, which we should be receiving tomorrow or monday, and I'll find out what are the possible toe-degrees then.

I don't think I'll be making it up north this year...quite a few guys are going though, but they are flying this year, which for me, I rather drive. It doesn't seem like I'll have anyone driving up with me though.

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I am considering getting one of these fancy kits and have been reading alot on this thread, I have but a couple of questions

1. what is the stock rear toe in angle

2. can it be adjusted and if so how, as in differnt a arm or uprights

1) R1 Barracuda rear toe 2.0~2.5 (fixed) R2 Barracuda 3.5~4.0 Fixed

2) they can be adjusted buy a different deg rear toe hub or the offset 6.8mm Gold A-arm balls like Steve Said......the Offset ball if the prefered way


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Is it even possible to change to the offset balls easily? I don't see how you could get the balls out of the A-arms without a great deal of effort. Was hard enough getting them in a lot easier to change uprights.
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i told you belts were to hold your pants up i guess you listened lol
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i told you belts were to hold your pants up i guess you listened lol
Damn David where have you been hiding ..haven't seen you on this thread in a while.... Have you been on the TC-3 one

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