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Old 02-26-2004, 01:19 PM
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Old 02-26-2004, 01:30 PM
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Originally posted by Hebiki
eek! luckily i have 4 extras for the wheel bearings.. they're the same size as the yokomo mini bearings....

mike.. are you running ceramics? btw. you going to rcheat?
I keep wanting to get some but still haven't. I don't really run stock anymore so I've been putting the bearings last on the priority list. Want to get them for Reedy though
RCheat is a definite MAYBE! Guess you kept your legs and arms attached after boarding? Hope to see ya at the track.
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Old 02-26-2004, 02:44 PM
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Originally posted by Ko Racer
The R2 kit which I got and used on the R3 was $110.00 +SH
23 bearings.
Accually, I wished I would have went ahead and ordered those ceramics, after ordering what I did...oh well, live and learn.
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Old 02-26-2004, 09:11 PM
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I am running Rc4less too, very smooth. They are higher grade than Acer if I'm not wrong.
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Old 02-26-2004, 09:47 PM
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Hi Guys,

As for ceramic bearings, I'm working on them and should be available next month.

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Old 02-27-2004, 05:38 AM
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Just in case any of you guys try to blaim it on the wather.. now there's no excuse anymore for NOT going racing.
http://www.lrp-electronic.de/e/main_frameset_e.htm



Any one have any experience with the barracuda and rain ? I was thinking on the open diff's.
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Old 02-27-2004, 06:41 AM
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Originally posted by stjerno
Just in case any of you guys try to blaim it on the wather.. now there's no excuse anymore for NOT going racing.
http://www.lrp-electronic.de/e/main_frameset_e.htm



Any one have any experience with the barracuda and rain ? I was thinking on the open diff's.
I for one wont run my car if there is water of any sort out there.
to much money in this hobby
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Old 02-27-2004, 07:30 AM
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Originally posted by stjerno
Just in case any of you guys try to blaim it on the wather.. now there's no excuse anymore for NOT going racing.
http://www.lrp-electronic.de/e/main_frameset_e.htm



Any one have any experience with the barracuda and rain ? I was thinking on the open diff's.
back in dec of last year... we had a race.. and it started to rain.. my car (at the time i had an R2) was wicked fast. nothing was damaged, no electronics were fried. the only thing that got damaged was the body. the diffs were fine and weren't damaged at all. since i was running slicks.. im assuming it didnt kick up as much water as threaded tires tho.

of course, i wont do that again. if your gonna run in the rain, run the diff cases and throw your electronics in a balloon or something to protect them from the rain.
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Old 02-27-2004, 08:05 AM
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Default Re: Re: Rain season

Originally posted by Hebiki
back in dec of last year... we had a race.. and it started to rain.. my car (at the time i had an R2) was wicked fast. nothing was damaged, no electronics were fried. the only thing that got damaged was the body. the diffs were fine and weren't damaged at all. since i was running slicks.. im assuming it didnt kick up as much water as threaded tires tho.

of course, i wont do that again. if your gonna run in the rain, run the diff cases and throw your electronics in a balloon or something to protect them from the rain.
Or buy a nice high quality M-Troniks Cirrus ESC and M-Troniks Pegasus Reciever which are both 100% waterproof and come in a nice blue
Running in the wet is fun just have to get the tyres right, either Pit Schumizu D20's 20mm or 24mm treaded, or depending on conditions Take Off CS22's can work well It's weird but when there was a lot of standing water the CS22's worked very well, they don't do so well when it's just damp and greasey though, then you need D20's.
The only bit I don't like about wet weather racing is the clean up afterwards. You have to strip the car and clean the bearings the same day otherwise you'll have nice bits of orange rust on your car
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I really wanted to run in the rain at Charlies Toys for Tots race, unfortunately I must have been the only person who felt that way because everyone else wanted the race posponed
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Hi All,

I'm going to try out the locked diff on my R2 - Anyone has any tips on any set up changes? Springs, roll bars etc

I am currently using the stock set up with one way diff.

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Originally posted by Mr. MR4
Hi All,

I'm going to try out the locked diff on my R2 - Anyone has any tips on any set up changes? Springs, roll bars etc

I am currently using the stock set up with one way diff.

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Check out the Reedy race setup on the Alex USA site, that should be pretty good to start with.
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curious.. how does one lock a diff?

everyone.. my rear diff is pretty loose.. but when i try to tighten the screw.. it wont tighten anymore. noticed it this morning before i left for work. any suggestions?
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Old 02-27-2004, 01:28 PM
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R2 Question: What size are the ball cup? and what other make brand cup that will fit R2?
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R2 Question: What size are the ball cup? and what other make brand cup that will fit R2?
There 4.3 and you can use rpm cups
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