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Old 10-25-2003, 06:18 PM   #5851
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Is anyone running the Barracuda on carpet with 30 mm foams? It looks like the rear uprights won't allow foams to fit properly or am I just mis-judging it. The Barracuda R3 looks like they finally fixed the spur breaking problem and you won't have to buy additional parts to make the car solid. Opinions?

You can get away with 26mm foams(front and rear)....but 30mm is a tight fit...and 30mm foams will rub on the front..

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26mm in the back is a close fit as well unless some people have taken modification to the rear hubs and maybe got aluminum ones on there?
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Old 10-25-2003, 07:03 PM   #5853
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26mm foam are not to common around here I run 28's on mine but i use the speedway pal hubs and you still will have to file the front arms just a bit for some sharp turning
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Just curiosity speaking here... what do you cuda freaks think of the yokom sd?
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Old 10-25-2003, 08:25 PM   #5855
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26mm foam are not to common around here I run 28's on mine but i use the speedway pal hubs and you still will have to file the front arms just a bit for some sharp turning
maybe I will have to send you some 26mm ones then

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Old 10-25-2003, 08:27 PM   #5856
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Just curiosity speaking here... what do you cuda freaks think of the yokomO sd?
C-hubs are kind of ..... well weak along with a few other things... but... every car has weak ponts

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Old 10-25-2003, 08:32 PM   #5857
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Just curiosity speaking here... what do you cuda freaks think of the yokom sd?
it's one of the nicer cars but has issues with strength.
The suspension parts look like they were designed to break regularly so they can make more money out of spares. I don't see why more companies can design a-arms like the Cuda's, big and beefy.
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The nylon arms they have for the MR4TC were pretty reliable. I never drove the SD so I can't tell you how they are. They drivers that I do see run, they like chucking out batteries on occaision, I've have seen a arms broke too...I almost bought the car but bought a cuda instead.
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Old 10-25-2003, 10:23 PM   #5859
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Just curiosity speaking here... what do you cuda freaks think of the yokom sd?
I had one...after 1 race day... I sold and the got the R2 Web special.... best decision I've ever made.
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Old 10-25-2003, 11:09 PM   #5860
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Just curiosity speaking here... what do you cuda freaks think of the yokom sd?
As a former owner of a SD, I couldn't stand the thing..
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Old 10-25-2003, 11:09 PM   #5861
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I had one...after 1 race day... I sold and the got the R2 Web special.... best decision I've ever made.
I actually did the same exact thing
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Old 10-25-2003, 11:19 PM   #5862
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Well another week with the cuda and its even faster than last week. This week was on Rubber tires at Toys for Boys raceway where the Norrca On road nats will be next summer. Track is very large and fast. I TQ'd by 7 seconds with a best lap of 19.125 2nd place best lap was 20.05. At the start of the main I got out fast and was gone!! 3 laps in I had a half a track lead so I decided to take it easy and ride off the boards afew extra inches...MISTAKE!! I was so used to the car the way it was I lifted to early for a corner but forgot to turn a little later and BOOM. I caught the LF on the inner wall and snapped a Titanium screw that holds the LF pillow ball in the chassis for the arm So needless to say I didnt finish the main.

But on another note have any of you ever seen the center of the diff (where the diff screw runs through and the bearings in the diff gear ride) break out of the short diff outdrive? I was praticing today and my car suddenly took a hard turn and stopped. Upon inspection I found the center of the diff broke and me without a spare. Good news is that a Yokomo SD diff will fit if you put the cuda gear on it and use a TON of shims to get it alined up. And when I say a ton I mean I actually had 3 10x15 bearings on the outdrives instead of two (one was a spacer) and a bunch of thin shims on the other side but it worked perfect all day.

Thats the end of my weekend. Anyone else race this week?

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good job on the TQ...but sounds like you got the "TQ Blues..." in the main

We'll be racing tomorrow, I think we quite a few cudas instock, 19T, and I'm running mod tomorrow, all at the Toyota/Lexus cup race more and more fish in the pond

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You managed to snap a titanium screw
Never seen that done before, must of been some hit, and shows the strength of the A-arms imagine tha on a yoke, or worse, a TC3

Not had your diff problem, but I did have a diff where the hole on one side for the bearing was too small, had to scrape it out with a scalpel to get the bearing in.

Sounds like you need some more competition where you are maybe you should concentrate on seeing how many people you can lap next time
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Old 10-26-2003, 02:31 AM   #5865
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Hmm, this thread could do with some brightening up, from a few pics

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