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Old 01-26-2004, 09:15 AM
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Guys Got my R3 today thanks to steve and the fast shipment!
So I will post some pic's of the car when done.I must say the material sure feels super strong and the glitter in it looks better in person then any pic's
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Old 01-26-2004, 09:26 AM
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Thanks guys ...

Besides the standard black springs ... which other springs are worth trying for outdoor asphalt racing?
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Old 01-26-2004, 09:30 AM
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Originally posted by dhiracing.com
Thanks guys ...

Besides the standard black springs ... which other springs are worth trying for outdoor asphalt racing?
Rayspeed red and white's
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Old 01-26-2004, 09:51 AM
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Does the R3 take springs of 1.4 or 1.5 diameter?
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Old 01-26-2004, 10:25 AM
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finally completed my R3. i will post pictures later today.

survived a weekend of racing. socal sat..and rcheat on sunday.
R3 pushed onpower..hopefully i can get those things worked out.

anyone have a good asphalt setup? the drivetrain is pretty free. Steve...this sucker spins pretty good. i think the new motor mount design helps out a lot. it acts as a third shaft holder.

i did bend my new pink dog bone on sunday . those pvc pipes hurt.

also broke a c hub on the same side. thats only the second time ive broken a barracuda part. and both times it seems to be with tracks that run pvc pipe. i never broke anything at socal either. oh well.

posting pictures later today. and i remember there was discussion about a shim getting placed underneath the motormount.. i placed mine in there per the instruction manual.

here's a scary thought... ceramic bears.. alum. dog bones, Ti axles, and that carbon fiber shaft.. man thats gonna be a very light drive train.

lastly.. i ran the R3 in 19T.. very fast! now if i could find the right gearing for the reedy quad mag and more steering.... i should be okay.
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Originally posted by dhiracing.com
Does the R3 take springs of 1.4 or 1.5 diameter?
my R3 is using the stock 1.4 dia 6.0 springs. correct me if im wrong but im sure it'll take the 1.5 also.
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Old 01-26-2004, 10:38 AM
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Originally posted by Hebiki
my R3 is using the stock 1.4 dia 6.0 springs. correct me if im wrong but im sure it'll take the 1.5 also.
1.4 and 1.5 refer to the size of wire used to make the spring..
the inner diameter is the same for the both.
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Old 01-26-2004, 10:39 AM
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Originally posted by Ko Racer
Rayspeed red and white's
Works great... the last and only springs you'll ever need.
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Old 01-26-2004, 11:05 AM
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The R3 comes with a graphite center propeller shaft ... is there an aluminum one available as direct replacement?

Is the standard one strong enough for modified racing?
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Hey you never know ,the stock shaft might hold up
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Old 01-26-2004, 01:12 PM
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Originally posted by dhiracing.com
The R3 comes with a graphite center propeller shaft ... is there an aluminum one available as direct replacement?

Is the standard one strong enough for modified racing?
mine held up in 19T. too bad the alum/graphite center shaft is only good for stock. its very light.

here's the link.. http://64.70.208.72/speedtechrc/282.html
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man you gotta love red and TI together
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Old 01-26-2004, 01:27 PM
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Sound everybody running their R3 and How is compare the R2?
I just got my Xennon R2 stage 3 and The R2 have ton of steering and I do like my R2 so far.... Right now I'm working on set-up for stock and 19T . I know this R2 will keep up with any on road sedan
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Old 01-26-2004, 02:59 PM
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Bling Bling, KO those axles sure look the part, if the car goes as well as it looks whoosh!!!

Should amke the opposition stare in amazement as they are left on the line!!
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So the R3 comes with drive shafts in matching anno? That's pretty cool... any chance they fit the R2?
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