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Old 01-11-2004, 07:04 AM
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Yes, I thot so too, but that is what I get in stock form. Actually there's a slight toe in from the way the arm positioned, probably about 1 deg. The upright is 0 tho.
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Old 01-11-2004, 08:39 AM
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The shocks on the Cuda look like Associated shocks. Is it possible to use Associated springs on the Cuda? The ones for the Cuda are kinda pricey and hard to get.
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Old 01-11-2004, 08:42 AM
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Originally posted by NismoSkyline17
The shocks on the Cuda look like Associated shocks. Is it possible to use Associated springs on the Cuda? The ones for the Cuda are kinda pricey and hard to get.
Speedtech has Cuda springs in stock. Why do you consider them hard to get?
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Old 01-11-2004, 08:45 AM
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Well Speedtech doesn't take paypal and I don't have a credit card, so that limits what places I can order stuff from and most of those places are in Hong Kong.
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Originally posted by NismoSkyline17
Well Speedtech doesn't take paypal and I don't have a credit card, so that limits what places I can order stuff from and most of those places are in Hong Kong.
He takes money orders, just email him.
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Old 01-11-2004, 08:51 AM
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Kool Didn't know that. I might be writing a money order soon. Thanks
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Old 01-11-2004, 08:52 AM
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I don't think there're even more than 5 Cudas in my town, so you can imagine how to get the parts. I have the Cuda's spring in my shoplist, it's just take time to get it down here.
I only notice that Cuda's shock cap are similar to Yoke's but I didn't realise it is also similar to AE's.
My TC3 runs with TRF shocks, so...
anyway, AE and Yoke springs are plenty here locally...thanks for pointing that out.
I just read thru some setup avb at speedtechrc, probably good point to start from there. One setup for Socal even came without the swaybars which i currently don't have too.
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Old 01-11-2004, 08:54 AM
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What exactly do drop down mounts do? I know alot of carpet guys like them but how are they gonna benifit me because I run on asphalt and my Exnon will have a set. Is my setup going to have to be different and what are the handeling charactaristics gonna be like? Thanks again.
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Old 01-11-2004, 08:55 AM
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I've decided to swap over the 'AE' shocks to my TC3 and put the TRF to my Cuda. I've plenty TA springs in my hand to choose from.
Fits like a glove, ball studs at the arms are very convenient when taking off the shocks. The stock R3 uses flathead screws to secure the shocks to the arms. Screwing in and out when taking out shocks are such a hassle.

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Old 01-11-2004, 09:11 AM
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What exactly do drop down mounts do? I know alot of carpet guys like them but how are they gonna benifit me because I run on asphalt and my Exnon will have a set. Is my setup going to have to be different and what are the handeling charactaristics gonna be like? Thanks again.

The drop down mounts are only used when using pal hubs on the cuda.
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Old 01-11-2004, 09:15 AM
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The drop down mounts are only used when using pal hubs on the cuda.
I understand that, my car will come with the hubs what what will the car do better or worse on asphalt?
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Old 01-11-2004, 09:27 AM
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Originally posted by GTO2
let me know what's need to be adjusted here, thanks.
It's a halfway setup btw.
You certainly should have some rear toe in, usualy around 2 degree's. The kit hubs should give you about 2.8 degree's, maybe you have the hubs on the wrong side
You may also benifit from some front toe out, most setup's use a little, 1 degree would be a good place to start, should improve steering a bit.
For high grip ashphalt the kit springs may be a little soft as you say, try a grade or two higher.

5 Cuda's in your town There probably only around 5 in the whole of the UK although the Triox X-Plosion is out now...
I like the range of springs available from Alex Racing, good even steps across a wide range, and of course they fit the Cuda perfectly, some other makes of springs seem to have large gaps abd then a couple of grades very close to each other.
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I understand that, my car will come with the hubs what what will the car do better or worse on asphalt?

Ummm thats a toss up I have seen both on asphalt.
I run pal hubs year round carpet and asphalt and think the car handles well that way IMO. plus alot of the drivers on the other side of the pond run them also on asphalt.
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Originally posted by Herminator
You certainly should have some rear toe in, usualy around 2 degree's. The kit hubs should give you about 2.8 degree's, maybe you have the hubs on the wrong side
You may also benifit from some front toe out, most setup's use a little, 1 degree would be a good place to start, should improve steering a bit.
For high grip ashphalt the kit springs may be a little soft as you say, try a grade or two higher.

5 Cuda's in your town There probably only around 5 in the whole of the UK although the Triox X-Plosion is out now...
I like the range of springs available from Alex Racing, good even steps across a wide range, and of course they fit the Cuda perfectly, some other makes of springs seem to have large gaps abd then a couple of grades very close to each other.
Hmm.. possible.
Initially I expect to see some 2-3 deg rear toe in from the way the arms are mounted. I wasn't paying attention to the uprights...darn manual too, keeping me guessing
I will try the front toe out.
I just prefer diaphragm shocks more than Yoke's or AE's. I've had those and wasn't quite impressed with the 'bleed' method.
My TRF shocks never bleeds I was glad I can put it on my Cuda.
Thanks for the insights.
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talking about making silly mistakes...
the uprights was in the wrong sides
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