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Old 01-28-2004, 09:33 PM
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I never switched to the RS springs, despite some people swearing to them. I did go with some of the stiffer 1.4mm springs, like 5.0 and 5.25 to get the car a little more twitchy how I like it. I dont think Steve Wang or Dave Berger use the RS springs either.
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Old 01-28-2004, 09:36 PM
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Default rayspeed on r2 ..

i like the feel of reds all the way around.

but thats just me
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Originally posted by rc-zombies
making the mold is easy...it's the handlaying of the carbon sheets is time consuming... I've seen how they make the carbon forks... very labor intensive...
The guy that make the mold is into RC planes and mold parts all the time for himself and friends...my bro says he might do it for nothing... just cost of materials....It's been a long while I visited the shop...but I'll see what I can do... if it happans it will be most like a Pro4 tub chassis..since that's my current car...
Zombie keep us posted on this topic. Id like to trip out on something totally different.
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Old 01-28-2004, 09:43 PM
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We are working on a spool for the R2/R3, all the drawings are done, just waiting for the best quotes right now from the manufactures.

Me and Berger are still running Alex Springs. Whe Ling tested them on an engineering grade spring dyno, the Alex spring were the most consistent I believe. Maybe it has to do with the fact that they are not color coated

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Originally posted by SpeedTech
We are working on a spool for the R2/R3, all the drawings are done, just waiting for the best quotes right now from the manufactures.

Me and Berger are still running Alex Springs. Whe Ling tested them on an engineering grade spring dyno, the Alex spring were the most consistent I believe. Maybe it has to do with the fact that they are not color coated

Steve Wang
Steve thats my only delema with the R2 springs no color. I dont know whats what. I have a gang of unopened sets in my box but dont know what they are. I just want to know whats equivelent to yoks orange and yellows and Reyspeeds red and white since thats what everyone is using. or even what is softest to hardest.
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It's really easy to sort the springs out, just measure the thickness of the spring, 1.4 or 1.5mm, and count the # of coils. A 1.4x5.25 will have the 1.4mm steel with 5 1/4 coils. It will be stiffer than a 1.4mmx6.25 because the coils are spread apart more.
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Johnny55,

It's really simple to figure out the springs. If you're going to be at SoCal this Sat. swing by my pits, I'll show you how.

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Hi Guys,

The new Alex Racing USA website is up and running. I'm still trying to complete a few sections, but you guys will get the idea of what the new look is like.

I apologize for not updating enough, but I'll try to keep up better with this new one. Please update your book marks:

www.alexracingusa.com

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Originally posted by SpeedTech
Hi Guys,

The new Alex Racing USA website is up and running. I'm still trying to complete a few sections, but you guys will get the idea of what the new look is like.

I apologize for not updating enough, but I'll try to keep up better with this new one. Please update your book marks:

www.alexracingusa.com

Steve Wang
Looks good! Steve, do you have any tips on building the shocks properly? I can never seem to get the rebound i want out of the stock r2 shocks.
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Ko Racer,

Mark told me yesterday that he is going to run the black R2.



What shock oil did you use on the R2 plz?

Thanks
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Old 01-29-2004, 02:52 AM
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Originally posted by Randman
I never switched to the RS springs, despite some people swearing to them. I did go with some of the stiffer 1.4mm springs, like 5.0 and 5.25 to get the car a little more twitchy how I like it. I dont think Steve Wang or Dave Berger use the RS springs either.
i am not sure wether i shoud try the rs springs. alex springs from 1.4 x 6.00 - 1.4 x 5.00 work really well on asphalt or carpet with rubber tires. the rayspeed red and whit seem to be a little stiffer..
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Originally posted by Mr. MR4
Ko Racer,

Mark told me yesterday that he is going to run the black R2.



What shock oil did you use on the R2 plz?

Thanks
KARL

Im thinking I had 70 weight in it for some carpet racing.
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I finally raced my Barracuda R2 Xennon stage 3 lastnite and I'm very surprise how this R2 can handling very well on carpet race..
I'm glad that I got my Alex racing Car.....Thank you for your support Steve the Speedtech
PS We have two guy in our area run this Car and we can do it

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question....... you guys running the R3 are you running the 59.5 shock length on all fours like the manual says?
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Originally posted by SpeedTech
Hi Guys,

The new Alex Racing USA website is up and running. I'm still trying to complete a few sections, but you guys will get the idea of what the new look is like.

I apologize for not updating enough, but I'll try to keep up better with this new one. Please update your book marks:

www.alexracingusa.com

Steve Wang

Steve I like the new look keep up the good work
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