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Old 02-20-2004, 11:21 PM
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Is the R1 still worth running? i'm looking at leochan's R1 in the for sale forum. what's different from the R1 to the R2? I'd buy the r2 or r3 but it seems no one wants my xray...
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Old 02-21-2004, 08:32 AM
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Barracuda news
Well All I can say it the barracuda win again...open stock club race ...I used to race the tc3 ,but not anymore..
Anybody got any luck winning in the mod class?
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Old 02-21-2004, 08:42 AM
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smoked the comp last night in stock sedan. a good .5 a second a lap faster then 2nd place. with the high voltage fukuyama power cube 1.145 packs

i took third at Trackside in stock rubber as well...the car coulda been faster though
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Old 02-21-2004, 11:07 AM
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.5 per lap faster than second place.that;s it huge gap, our track is low 9's lap
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our track is close to the same size as trackside but wide in one spot then there....i was running high 13 second laps and averaging around 14...trackside i usually get around high 12's
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Old 02-22-2004, 03:42 PM
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Default Re: Shock questions

Originally posted by JIMC
When filling the shock body, how far up in the body do you fill??
all the way up.

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When inserting the assembled cartridge I see that the piston is up against the cartridge, but how far do you screw the cartridge in as shown in step 4 of the instructions before moving on to step 5
all the way in. Some people stops when the screw is tightly in (might be halfway).

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When the shaft is depressed into the body in step 5, I see that its depressed a little more than halfway and there is some bleed off at the oring before moving on th step 6.

Then it looks like you lossen the bleeder screw and depress the shaft almost to the threads..
yes, the shaft must be depressed about halfway. Turn it upright and loosen the bleed screw (while the shaft is still halfway in) and the oil will bleed..
Once the bleeds stops, tighten it back. You should get a smooth dampening effect when you push the shaft.

Most of the time the bleed screw will bleed eventually even if you tighten it up afterwards.
Either you go for different shocks like TRF, you can replace the black plastic cap with Yokomo SD aluminium cap that comes with a semi transparent rubber diaphragm. Leak proof and it will save you time redoing the schocks in the future.
Just my experience, hope this helps.

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Old 02-22-2004, 06:47 PM
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Can somebody give me the spring rates for Yokomos Yellow, Pink, and blue? Thanks in advance.
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Old 02-22-2004, 07:02 PM
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Originally posted by johnny55
Can somebody give me the spring rates for Yokomos Yellow, Pink, and blue? Thanks in advance.
YGPM Johnny...
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Old 02-22-2004, 07:52 PM
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thanks Hiro. See ya Sat.
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Old 02-22-2004, 08:24 PM
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i just bought an r2 and it has a 64 pitch spur gear on it,can someone tell me what 48 pitch spur gear works well for stock and 19 turn.

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Old 02-22-2004, 08:33 PM
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i just bought an r2 and it has a 64 pitch spur gear on it,can someone tell me what 48 pitch spur gear works well for stock and 19 turn.

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I used a 70 tooth.
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Old 02-22-2004, 08:53 PM
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Originally posted by Scott_Arrington
i just bought an r2 and it has a 64 pitch spur gear on it,can someone tell me what 48 pitch spur gear works well for stock and 19 turn.

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Hey Scott,
72 spur gear for me with between a 26 and 31 pinion depending on which brand 19turn. Running 72 gives you a little room to run lower pinions (mod!) while allowing you to gear up for stock without a spur gear change.
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Old 02-22-2004, 09:02 PM
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thanks mike,

ive got a few extra 72 spur gears for my tc3 laying around works perfect.

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Old 02-22-2004, 09:03 PM
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The only problem I had with 72 tooth is I chipped a couple of them on a rock through the opening in the chassis with parking lot racing..
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Old 02-22-2004, 09:30 PM
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No prob Scott.

Randy- yeah I've chipped spurs too but only with 75.

Hey, hope we all don't get rained out next week!
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