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Old 02-11-2004, 12:48 AM
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Hi Joe,

Getting upset already? Adrian with the FT TC3 (prepared by yourself) is as good as Karl, especially with a stock motor.

I do not want to add more bla bla to all this. There are no excuses. Keep it up
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Old 02-11-2004, 07:23 AM
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Is anyone using the titanium axles on the R2 & R3? How are they holding up?
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Old 02-11-2004, 07:25 AM
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Do you guys use the middle span suspension arms for carpet racing only or outdoors as well?
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i use mid spans for carpet, not sure what they'd be like outside.
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I used mid span arm for outside and indoor and the car stay flatter to the ground..I'm surprise the those mid arm works great...and no body roll or chassis
I never tried long arm,maybe some day I will
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Originally posted by dhiracing.com
Is anyone using the titanium axles on the R2 & R3? How are they holding up?
drivetrain is a lot smoother with the TI Axles.. frees them up a bit more. im also using the midspan arms.. got more steering last night thanks to randman.

R3 has so much potential.. i just need to unlock it!
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Thanks for the info ...

Are you all still using the front one-way or changed to a normal front diff?
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Old 02-11-2004, 09:14 AM
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Originally posted by dhiracing.com
Thanks for the info ...

Are you all still using the front one-way or changed to a normal front diff?
im gonna be switching to the 4 bearing one way. the pink one came in yesterday
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Old 02-11-2004, 09:25 AM
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Originally posted by dhiracing.com
Do you guys use the middle span suspension arms for carpet racing only or outdoors as well?

I use the mid span inside and outside and for the Ti axles they are super smooth and have held up very well.
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Originally posted by Hebiki
drivetrain is a lot smoother with the TI Axles.. frees them up a bit more. im also using the midspan arms.. got more steering last night thanks to randman.

R3 has so much potential.. i just need to unlock it!

what did brother randy do for you bro on the steering ?
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Originally posted by Ko Racer
what did brother randy do for you bro on the steering ?
its more like what DIDNT he do?

its still not very twitchy... i want it to be "nervous, shaking in the corner a homeless crack addict going cold turkey" kind of twitchy.

anyways..we laid the shocks down in the front, dumped the sway bars all around and shortened the camber links to the outer most holes.. and im using the mid span arms now.

final thing id like to do is to put 5.75 springs in the front and put in the hpi #2 pistons.

pistons might make the biggest difference since im running 40wt oil. steve recommended 20wt with the stock R3 pistons

now i just gotta find some HPI #2 pistons to buy
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btw.. THANKS FOR YOUR HELP RANDMAN.

did you notice in my second qualifying i held second for a few laps there before i got outmotored and my brain glitched
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Originally posted by Hebiki
now i just gotta find some HPI #2 pistons to buy
I'll sell them to you really dirt cheap... heck, even for FREE!!! Just update our website... hehe!

BTW, I haven't personally met brother Randy... what church does he go to? J/K
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Originally posted by Hebiki
its more like what DIDNT he do?


final thing id like to do is to put 5.75 springs in the front and put in the hpi #2 pistons.

pistons might make the biggest difference since im running 40wt oil. steve recommended 20wt with the stock R3 pistons

now i just gotta find some HPI #2 pistons to buy
are the r3 pistons the same as the r2 pistons from the parts tree?
there are 2 different sizes on the parts tree one is about 1mm the other 1,1mm

what size are the hpi pistons?

did anyone try rayspeed pistons?
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Originally posted by Hebiki
btw.. THANKS FOR YOUR HELP RANDMAN.

did you notice in my second qualifying i held second for a few laps there before i got outmotored and my brain glitched
No problem Chris, thanks for the help with the images. Actually from what I saw, you were holding 2'nd, but went wide to let Kevin by, and from where I was standing (you guys were coming straight towards me before the turn) he turned into you... I wasn't too happy with that pass to be honest, but you were holding it down pretty well. In the main it was Josh Numan on the first line, and me on the 2'nd, first turn off the sweeper Josh just broke loose right in the line, and I piled right into the back of his car, set me back to third, and it broke Josh's rear arm so he was out. lol, you should have seen it, 1'st place got about 3-4 secs ahead of me, I cought back up about 45 secs into the race and then just cruised, didn't really push the new car, but just kept about 3 secs in front of 2'nd place. I found a pretty good setup for this CGM, and ended up liking it afterall.

If you want a nervous car, go to Steve's shop and pick up some 1.4x5 & 1.4x5.25 springs, throw em on the car with some 1.2x3 hole pistons with 40wt oil, and tell me what you think
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