Go Back  R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric On-Road
Alex Racing Barracuda R2 & R3 >

Alex Racing Barracuda R2 & R3

Like Tree4Likes

Alex Racing Barracuda R2 & R3

Old 01-29-2004, 07:16 AM
  #9196  
Tech Elite
 
GTO2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Don't Blink !!
Posts: 2,264
Default

Originally posted by Ko Racer
question....... you guys running the R3 are you running the 59.5 shock length on all fours like the manual says?
Now using 60 with TRF.
58 was using inner hole at sus arm. Trying to get more steering.

Last edited by GTO2; 01-29-2004 at 08:00 AM.
GTO2 is offline  
Old 01-29-2004, 07:59 AM
  #9197  
Tech Champion
iTrader: (8)
 
rc-zombies's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: NorCal. Napa area
Posts: 7,222
Trader Rating: 8 (100%+)
Default SPRING RATES

somebody ask about spring rates?
here ya go...

SPRING RATES:
Spring Rating [lb/in]
1.5x5.00 23.81
1.5x5.25 21.58
1.5x5.50 21.05
1.5x5.75 19.32
1.5x6.00 18.52
1.5x6.25 17.09
1.5x6.50 16.39
1.5x6.75 15.50
1.5x7.00 14.76

1.4x5.50 15.69
1.4x5.75 14.65
1.4x6.00 14.39
1.4x6.25 12.42
1.4x6.50 11.87
1.4x6.75 11.66
1.4x7.00 11.36

Rayspeed
Spring Rating [lb/in]
Gray 19.9
Red 18.26
White 17.17
Yellow 14.87
Blue 14.29
Green 13.2
rc-zombies is offline  
Old 01-29-2004, 08:05 AM
  #9198  
Regional Moderator
iTrader: (4)
 
ImGoinRCn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
Posts: 2,309
Trader Rating: 4 (100%+)
Default

Springs: I use yokomo's...grey all around on carpet.

Steve: Site looks good!!
ImGoinRCn is offline  
Old 01-29-2004, 08:06 AM
  #9199  
Regional Moderator
iTrader: (4)
 
ImGoinRCn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
Posts: 2,309
Trader Rating: 4 (100%+)
Default

Originally posted by Ko Racer
R2 for sale guys
Tell Dennis he needs that car
ImGoinRCn is offline  
Old 01-29-2004, 08:26 AM
  #9200  
Tech Champion
Thread Starter
iTrader: (5)
 
SpeedTech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 6,028
Trader Rating: 5 (100%+)
Default

Hi Guys,

Thanks for the compliments, I'm glad you guys like the site.

Ova,

no problem Glad to see you're doing well with your cuda.

Steve Wang
SpeedTech is offline  
Old 01-29-2004, 08:32 AM
  #9201  
OVA
Tech Champion
iTrader: (84)
 
OVA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: WASHINGTON
Posts: 9,667
Trader Rating: 84 (100%+)
Default

Good job RC zombies
OVA is offline  
Old 01-29-2004, 08:41 AM
  #9202  
TC3
Tech Regular
 
TC3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 319
Default Re: SPRING RATES

Originally posted by rc-zombies
somebody ask about spring rates?
here ya go...

SPRING RATES:
Spring Rating [lb/in]
1.5x5.00 23.81
1.5x5.25 21.58
1.5x5.50 21.05
1.5x5.75 19.32
1.5x6.00 18.52
1.5x6.25 17.09
1.5x6.50 16.39
1.5x6.75 15.50
1.5x7.00 14.76

1.4x5.50 15.69
1.4x5.75 14.65
1.4x6.00 14.39
1.4x6.25 12.42
1.4x6.50 11.87
1.4x6.75 11.66
1.4x7.00 11.36

Rayspeed
Spring Rating [lb/in]
Gray 19.9
Red 18.26
White 17.17
Yellow 14.87
Blue 14.29
Green 13.2
THX
TC3 is offline  
Old 01-29-2004, 08:54 AM
  #9203  
Tech Regular
 
Gazza_D's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Bath, England
Posts: 327
Default

Hey guys, like the pics of the R3 keep em coming.
Alex USA site looking fab too, well done Steve.

Anyway, Johnny 55, I have run my cuda on both newer ( 1 year old) and older (10 year old) tarmac tracks with Rayspeed springs, Had blue up front and yellow on the rear, although did change to yellow all round when it got damp. Track surface was cold at 5 degrees which is normal for the UK (most of the year ) Car was very easy to drive and was developing much more grip than anybody else outhere, Would have qualified 3 rd in mod with a 27T quad mag!!!
Will be getting the alex 1.4 springs as soon as I can and have someone ready to colour code them for me
Can anyone comment on the wear rate of the titanium axles compared to the kit versions....Thanks
Gazza_D is offline  
Old 01-29-2004, 10:11 AM
  #9204  
Tech Elite
 
Herminator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: England
Posts: 2,280
Default

I like the Alex springs on the cuda kit shocks with yokomo bladder caps, they're ice and smooth and with the Alex springs there are no ride height problems.
I'm sticking with the Rayspeed reds and whites now jus because they seem to give a great balance to the car. I would have thought they'd be too hard for wooden floors but they're working great, balance seems more important than anything.

Steve the new site looks very slick
Could do with the spring chart rc-zombies posted so we can direct people there whenever they ask

I haven't seen any excessive wear with the titanium axles, rears look like new, fronts I haven't had apart to check recently bu they feel fine. I'm only running stock though and low grip doesn't put too much stress on them. I'm not hitting much either, honest

Just finished my new mazda 6 shell for Sunday's Scottish GP, it's erm.... different will see if I can get a photo on sunday.
Herminator is offline  
Old 01-29-2004, 10:19 AM
  #9205  
Tech Adept
 
psmart2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Tulsa, Ok
Posts: 105
Default

I experienced excessive wear on one of my rear titanium axles during the drive train break in process. I was using the Xenon aluminum rear hubs and the bearings were not a good fit. The axles wore a noticeable groove and caused a lot of slop in the rear axle/bearing/hub assembly. I put in a new axle with the stock plastic carriers and everything is as it should be. Not sure what the tolerances should be on the Xenon hubs but they seemed a little sloppy.
psmart2 is offline  
Old 01-29-2004, 10:28 AM
  #9206  
Tech Lord
iTrader: (26)
 
Hebiki's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Chino, CA
Posts: 12,922
Trader Rating: 26 (100%+)
Default

Originally posted by psmart2
I experienced excessive wear on one of my rear titanium axles during the drive train break in process. I was using the Xenon aluminum rear hubs and the bearings were not a good fit. The axles wore a noticeable groove and caused a lot of slop in the rear axle/bearing/hub assembly. I put in a new axle with the stock plastic carriers and everything is as it should be. Not sure what the tolerances should be on the Xenon hubs but they seemed a little sloppy.
thanks for that post. ill use the stock axles from now on during break in..and just swap them out for the Ti. racing the pink monster on sat in 19T (hopefully) and ill use the Ti axles. hopefully the car will do well. need to do set up today during practice.
Hebiki is offline  
Old 01-29-2004, 10:33 AM
  #9207  
Tech Elite
 
Herminator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: England
Posts: 2,280
Default

Sounds like a hub or bearing problem, which is strange.
The bearings fit very nicely in my Xenon hubs, easy to slip in if you make sure it's square. May have been a duff bearing or the hub was machined badly. Pics would be handy.
Herminator is offline  
Old 01-29-2004, 10:33 AM
  #9208  
R/C Tech Elite Member
iTrader: (47)
 
Randy Caster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Costa Mesa, CA
Posts: 16,716
Trader Rating: 47 (100%+)
Default

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
Site looks good Steve, nice job!
Randy Caster is offline  
Old 01-29-2004, 10:37 AM
  #9209  
R/C Tech Elite Member
iTrader: (47)
 
Randy Caster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Costa Mesa, CA
Posts: 16,716
Trader Rating: 47 (100%+)
Default

Originally posted by Ko Racer
R2 for sale guys
Wow, where did that come from?
Randy Caster is offline  
Old 01-29-2004, 10:40 AM
  #9210  
Tech Champion
iTrader: (8)
 
rc-zombies's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: NorCal. Napa area
Posts: 7,222
Trader Rating: 8 (100%+)
Default

Originally posted by Randman
Wow, where did that come from?
KO's been holding out on us.....
rc-zombies is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.