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Old 11-13-2003, 07:45 PM
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I had FTC3 and Yokomo and Now I have the Losi XXX-S GP
the Barracuda xenon R2 is a fragile car?
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Old 11-13-2003, 07:51 PM
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Hey Randyman
Do you have the R2 and if so ,Does the R2 drive smooth compare other make? like XrayT1 evo2 and losi XXX-S
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Originally posted by OVA
I had FTC3 and Yokomo and Now I have the Losi XXX-S GP
the Barracuda xenon R2 is a fragile car?
The Barracuda is stronger than any of those cars listed...
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Originally posted by OVA
Hey Randyman
Do you have the R2 and if so ,Does the R2 drive smooth compare other make? like XrayT1 evo2 and losi XXX-S
I've been told that when I was driving the R2, I looked much smoother on the track than with my other cars, I did feel like I drove it smoother as well...
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Originally posted by Randman
The Web Special was a limited edition car, 100 were made, it was basically a loaded R2, anodized orange.

Then the PAL Spec A was released, another 100 (I believe) were made, and from what I know that is the only one anodized orange.

I pieced that car together and bought all of the best stuff avalible for it, but I'm going to be buying a mill, so I parted with it to get some spare change
Hey Randy....there's one more A spec web car out there...mine Fast and pretty!! Deadly combo!!

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Originally posted by EAMotorsports
Hey Randy....there's one more A spec web car out there...mine Fast and pretty!! Deadly combo!!

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But is it all orange hehe
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One more thing, I know alot about my Losi...But the R2 it is easy set up? what kind of set up does this cuda have compare the losi XXX-S
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Originally posted by OVA
One more thing, I know alot about my Losi...But the R2 it is easy set up? what kind of set up does this cuda have compare the losi XXX-S
Just run the kit setup with HPI #2 pistons and 40wt oil and you're set just about everywhere
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Old 11-13-2003, 08:06 PM
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OK....

There is the standard R2, for a full description read Speedtech;s website. There is also the very limited Web Edition which has a heap of hop ups, is Orange and has the cells on the opposite side, and no you can't get one anymore

There is a Speedway PAL drive train upgrade that chages the motor mount and main drive shaft so that the shaft has a support in the middle too and the spur has less wobble. This fits the normal chassis.

Now there is the Xenon conversion and Speedway PAL conversion for the R2, both are similar, but the SPeedway PAL version has the cells swapped to the opposite side, slightly different cut out's on the main chassis and a slightly different top deck, aswell as on the A'spec version some extra wings to stiffen the chassis. Both conversions have a similar drive train to the Speedway PAL drive system, creating a wobble free spur, but the motor mount also screws into the top deck and has a removable rear section to the top deck for much easier spur gear access. The main chassis on both conversions is also 3mm instead of 2.5mm on the standard R2, but to keep the geometry the same the places where the bulkheads/motor mounts are located are machined down. The other big difference is the cells have been moved forward 5mm and the motor back a couple mm, this gives a little more steering and most say a nicer overall balance.

The R3 will do a lot of what the conversions do, cells further forward, motor mount attached to top deck and main chassis and supports the main drive shaft so the spur is wobble free. There are also a couple of things the conversions don't offer, like bulkheads that no longer need spacers for the shock tower mounting. There is no easy change spur gear though and the chassis is made of some new sort of graphite. The A-arms will be beefed up a little around the mounting points but they will be compatible with the R2.

Hope that makes things a little clearer. You may have noticed I mentioned spur wobble a lot, this was the main gripe with the kit spec R2. The kit shaft holders are plastic and tend to create a few problems with spurs stripping, especially with mod motors. A good start for fixing this is alloy shaft holders which makes things fine for stock and 19turn motors but you may still have problems with a hot mod motor. With the support in the center that the Speedway PAL drive system offers, it quickly became popular, now you have the option of either conversion kit too and of course the R3 comes as standard with the new motor mount that provides extra support for a wobble free spur.

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Originally posted by Herminator
Hey Dan, what size pinion have you got on there? and is it actually meshed to the spur?

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Herm, actually the gear is meshed correctly. Was doing some tranny break-ins and the pinion is Titanium 23t with 71 Xenon Spur. I do think this car's going to be shelved because nobody has one with all this much orange in it. LOL

Also, once I'm ready, pinky is going into a color change phase into teal alloyed.

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Originally posted by Randman
BTW, I should have given you enough titanium screws to use on the A-Spec motor mount and side braces..
I do have more Ti screws, just didn't want to waste the already came screws. LOL.. silly how that sounded huh?

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Originally posted by Randman
The Barracuda is stronger than any of those cars listed...
And Randy should know
He's coughcrashcough tested most of them out there....

off to get some cough medicen....
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Originally posted by Herminator
And Randy should know
He's coughcrashcough tested most of them out there....

off to get some cough medicen....
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Originally posted by Maj. Teeth
Herm, actually the gear is meshed correctly. Was doing some tranny break-ins and the pinion is Titanium 23t with 71 Xenon Spur. I do think this car's going to be shelved because nobody has one with all this much orange in it. LOL

Also, once I'm ready, pinky is going into a color change phase into teal alloyed.

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Dan, let me know when you are gonna reanodize the car, I found an awesome anodizer
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Originally posted by Maj. Teeth
Herm, actually the gear is meshed correctly. Was doing some tranny break-ins and the pinion is Titanium 23t with 71 Xenon Spur. I do think this car's going to be shelved because nobody has one with all this much orange in it. LOL

Also, once I'm ready, pinky is going into a color change phase into teal alloyed.

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cool, thanks, just wondering for the motor/top deck clearance. On teh Xenon top deck there isn't enough room to fit my clip on heatsink when using a small pinion, the PAL topdeck apears to get narrower a lot quicker so there should be room like on the standard R2 topdeck

Don't know if it's going to be worth bothering with but I am trying to get an incredibky blue Cuda

If the car's going to be shelfed, I have a nice shelf here that I can make room on
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