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Old 04-28-2004, 12:50 AM
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Has anyone fitted and tested the new 3 deg front hubs for the barracuda?

Still waiting for news about Speedtech's front spool. Did anyone hear anything yet?

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Old 04-28-2004, 01:14 AM
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i just built my 3rd triox xplosion.
and won the first outdoor race for this season (modified of course).
does anybody have a good asphalt setup, for cs 27 tires ?
here is mine:
front:
springs 5,25, 1,4
swaybar 1,6mm
oil asso 30 hpi piston #2
sd caster + 0.8mm kickup
a lot of droop
outer most hole on the arm


rear
5,25 1,4
oil 30 hpi piston #1
1,2mm swaybar
2,5 toe in
outer most hole on the arm
plenty of droop

the track was med-large and tracktion was medium..

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Old 04-28-2004, 10:11 AM
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hey tc3 doi you run a speedway drivetrain on your car or a xenon chassis? or just the ula shaft holders
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Old 04-28-2004, 10:25 AM
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TC3,
I didn't know they even made a 1.4 x 5.25 coil spring.
Any clue what lb/in rating??
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Old 04-28-2004, 11:08 AM
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Originally posted by John_S
hey tc3 doi you run a speedway drivetrain on your car or a xenon chassis? or just the ula shaft holders
i only run the alu shaft holders, because i only run triox stuff, and no aftermarket parts

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the 5,25 coil spring is 327, very colse to the 1,5 6,25 spring which is 323. the std spring 1,4 x 6.00 is 250. that is what alex sais, but i dont know the lb/in rating.
i do have the 1,5 x 6,25 spring also, so next time i will try out wether there is a difference in handling
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hey tc3 do you run through a lot of spurs cuz im wanting to do mod with my cuda and i was on the verge of ordering a xenon stage 2, when steve gets em in stock, but if i can get away with only the shaft holders thatd be great
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Old 04-28-2004, 11:17 AM
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Originally posted by John_S
hey tc3 do you run through a lot of spurs cuz im wanting to do mod with my cuda and i was on the verge of ordering a xenon stage 2, when steve gets em in stock, but if i can get away with only the shaft holders thatd be great
the spurs last long enough for me.
it depends on how often you crash..
and you have to run 48pitch.
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Old 04-28-2004, 11:22 AM
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ye i run 48 anyway but i couldnt get past practice with a 19 turn in before with the plastic shaft holders whiuch was a bit sad
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Originally posted by John_S
hey tc3 do you run through a lot of spurs cuz im wanting to do mod with my cuda and i was on the verge of ordering a xenon stage 2, when steve gets em in stock, but if i can get away with only the shaft holders thatd be great
You can get away with just the alum. shaft holders. That's the weakest link on the car, after that it's pretty bulletproof, even more so if you get a pal style shaft system.
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exelenty looks like thats the way i will head then thanks guys
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two weeks ago was the first time i replaced a spur gear. i was running a 70 tooth 48 pitch. replaced it ONLY because it was dirty ....

but im running an R3. when i had my xenon stage 2 R2.. i dont remember ever replacing a spur gear.

i ran the R3 in mod two weeks ago also. with a 9x1 Reedy Ti Motor. it was super fast... but i did strip the bevel gear and one way gear up front. it was expected though since i took a few hits. spur gear was fine tho.

if you run mod, i recommend 48 pitch and you should be okay. 64 pitch is better for fine tuning drive ratios.. but they have a higher chance of stripping.
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Originally posted by TC3
i just built my 3rd triox xplosion.
and won the first outdoor race for this season (modified of course).
does anybody have a good asphalt setup, for cs 27 tires ?
here is mine:
front:
springs 5,25, 1,4
swaybar 1,6mm
oil asso 30 hpi piston #2
sd caster + 0.8mm kickup
a lot of droop
outer most hole on the arm


rear
5,25 1,4
oil 30 hpi piston #1
1,2mm swaybar
2,5 toe in
outer most hole on the arm
plenty of droop

the track was med-large and tracktion was medium..

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Is the HPI #1 piston smaller than the #2? If so I like that setting- making the rear damping a little heavier and slowing the weight transfer down in the back of the car. Really settles the car down for a nice neutral feel. I run 40wt oil in front with 50wt in back to give the same effect with the HPI #2's and the stock spring. I make the car more aggressive but also more planted by lessening the droop front and back (more so in the back).

I'll be testing for Reedy the next few weeks and so maybe will have a CS27 set-up soon.

Are you going to Reedy?
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Old 04-28-2004, 01:56 PM
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Originally posted by MikeR
Is the HPI #1 piston smaller than the #2? If so I like that setting- making the rear damping a little heavier and slowing the weight transfer down in the back of the car. Really settles the car down for a nice neutral feel. I run 40wt oil in front with 50wt in back to give the same effect with the HPI #2's and the stock spring. I make the car more aggressive but also more planted by lessening the droop front and back (more so in the back).

I'll be testing for Reedy the next few weeks and so maybe will have a CS27 set-up soon.

Are you going to Reedy?
no, the #1 piston is the bigger one. i usually run heavier oil in fron on carpet with rubber tires, or a smaller piston in front.
i just didn#t change it because i had enough steering, and the rear was a little lose on corner entry..
i think its easier to drive.
it all depends on ur driving style

i am not going to reedy, because i live in europe
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Oh- CS27 on carpet! That's a whole different animal
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Ah, the good ol days when we ran rubber tires on carpet... I miss those days...
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