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Old 10-28-2003, 01:01 PM
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You guessed right I'll be getting either a SD, or R3, but before I jump into a SD (which I really didn't like that much) I am gonna talk to Chris a little more and ask a couple more Q's about the car...
will you be running if you go to yokomo the new rayspeed kit?
It looks like a sharp kit for the yokomo and did you get your ball cups?
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Use a #59 drill bit or the hpi #2 piston. Either that or use lighter shock oil like 20 or 30.
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do i have to seal the inside of the upper deck too? n the slots where the motor n servo are?
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Originally posted by cHckbOY5
do i have to seal the inside of the upper deck too? n the slots where the motor n servo are?
upper deck isnt a have to thing (personal choice)
the motor slots and other openings on the bottom chassis I seal them myself.
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Originally posted by Randman
You guessed right I'll be getting either a SD, or R3, but before I jump into a SD (which I really didn't like that much) I am gonna talk to Chris a little more and ask a couple more Q's about the car...

What! ...back to the SD again???... you haven't even finished building your WEB special...
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Originally posted by Ko Racer
will you be running if you go to yokomo the new rayspeed kit?
It looks like a sharp kit for the yokomo and did you get your ball cups?
I doubt I will be going with the RS chassis, from what I hear it is the same kind of CF that is used in the stock SD kits. The SSG material is crap, if you take the bare chassis unbuilt, and twist it, it will hold the twist. The carbon fiber chassis will do the same, just not as bad, and supposively so will the RS. There is going to be a new chassis coming out that will not hold the twist though.

Now that the carbon parts are bieng released, the car will have a bit more durability, but I'm still not 100% decided on the car yet.
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I have not broke the SD anymore than other touring cars I have ran, HPI, Losi, FSR, Schumacher, and others. I don't think breakage is anymore of a problem with the SD than any other top notch car. Any car with stiff parts on it will tend to break more than cars that are more sport oriented.
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Originally posted by Randman
I doubt I will be going with the RS chassis, from what I hear it is the same kind of CF that is used in the stock SD kits. The SSG material is crap, if you take the bare chassis unbuilt, and twist it, it will hold the twist. The carbon fiber chassis will do the same, just not as bad, and supposively so will the RS. There is going to be a new chassis coming out that will not hold the twist though.

Now that the carbon parts are bieng released, the car will have a bit more durability, but I'm still not 100% decided on the car yet.
Randman, come back to the cuda...join the fish! hahahaha

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ok i have a dumb question...Steve on your website for the R2 rear aluminum hubs it say u get a quantity of one...does the mean one singular or one pair?....lol
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I'm seriously thinking of getting a Cuda. Worried a tad about a new version coming out so if I get the R2 it won't be upgradable to the R3 setup and then my car is already dated after 2 months.
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Originally posted by wyd
I'm seriously thinking of getting a Cuda. Worried a tad about a new version coming out so if I get the R2 it won't be upgradable to the R3 setup and then my car is already dated after 2 months.

The R2 "will not" have a upgrade kit to the R3.... But basically the R3 is just a sightly different varyance of the Xenon R2....
the cars are really not that different..... just motor mount ,steering system and Bulk heads now have stabilizer mounts integrated into them for faster maintenence.

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Originally posted by SpeedTech
Randman, come back to the cuda...join the fish! hahahaha

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Ya ..... Tell me about it...build that dang thing allready and give it a try....instead of getting back into that SD.. What you ought to be doing is convincing OL' Boy to give up the SD and try the Cuda
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Originally posted by JDM_DOHC_SiR
Ya ..... Tell me about it...build that dang thing allready and give it a try....instead of getting back into that SD.. What you ought to be doing is convincing OL' Boy to give up the SD and try the Cuda
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Very True

Can't believe he's considering a car he seemed to dislike so much, instead of getting back into a car he liked but had an understeer problem with, which may well be fixed when he builds the darn thing
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Originally posted by Herminator
Very True

Can't believe he's considering a car he seemed to dislike so much, instead of getting back into a car he liked but had an understeer problem with, which may well be fixed when he builds the darn thing

Thanks ...you said it before I was going to


BTw 23Hr shift so far
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Originally posted by SpeedTech
Randman, come back to the cuda...join the fish! hahahaha

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I still have my R2, just still unbuilt because it's been a busy couple weeks for me.
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