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Old 05-14-2004, 07:32 PM
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I'm really thinking of getting a R2 and going with the Xenon kit on it. I really don't care for TC3 style steering rack. Always seem to be a problem on my TC3 when I had it. It was always something with it. Either loose or binding up.

I was also thinking the Mid span arms are the way to go as well. Anyone try Tamiya TRF Flourine coated shocks on this car or not? How are the Cuda shocks as I have never seen them up close to really know how they are.
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Old 05-14-2004, 08:06 PM
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I use the Alex shock from the kit. I just went ahead and put the Yok bladder shock caps from the SD. Make the shock feel so much better and less bleeding you have to do. Now if I can just get them anodized red to match the shocks.
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Old 05-14-2004, 08:46 PM
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speaking of shocks - i find the shocks of the cuda a bit tideous. there are alot of steps and you must do it all perfectly otherwise you would hafta do it all over again. unlike the SD shocks just pop in the bladder and you are most likely good to go.

i know some guys here use rayspeed springs on cuda shocks MY QUESTION IS that has anyone tried using SD shocks for the cuda?
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Old 05-14-2004, 08:54 PM
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The Yok SD shock caps work great. I use them on mine. The SD's shocks might work, but not exactly sure.
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Old 05-14-2004, 10:51 PM
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Originally posted by S-T-R-l-K-E-R
speaking of shocks - i find the shocks of the cuda a bit tideous. there are alot of steps and you must do it all perfectly otherwise you would hafta do it all over again. unlike the SD shocks just pop in the bladder and you are most likely good to go.

i know some guys here use rayspeed springs on cuda shocks MY QUESTION IS that has anyone tried using SD shocks for the cuda?
You can always go with the Tamiya TRF shocks, those work well with the cuda.
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Old 05-15-2004, 12:33 AM
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Hi Nismoskyline

I done the same on my R2.I tried the yoko shock caps and they feels great with only one bleed and they're good.But they leaked a lot when i tried them on the track yesterday.I removed the o-ring from the shock body.The yoko shocks are a bit shorter than the cuda but i will try them too and tell you guys what happened.I will try to fit the cuda shafts into the yoko bodies!!!!to get more lenght.

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i dunno if this is old news for you guys but i just noticed this bit of news on orion website about a new cuda.

here is a link to more pics

http://www.team-td.net/ebent/r3vp.htm

imo, it just looks a bit..hmm...wrong
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nope,

my understanding is that it's a one of, proto that looks very appealing. it will not be production, and i don't believe the creator has any ties to alex but infatuation.

i would love to see a company like bmi hit the market offering c/f tub chassis for all of the popular cars. 3-4 mm thick lower with a top plate and link configuration. regardless of the $, i feel that there would be many sales.
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a 3-4mm thick tub chassis isn't nessecary i dont think.

well, take a tc3 one i think they are about 2mm thick...maybe 2.5mm

a 3-4mm thick CF tub chassis would jsut be reeeeeeeeealy stuff, maybe to stiff.

fibre lyte made a CF tub chassis for brokomo SD and that was supposed to be good. i think that was 2.5mm
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So do any of you guys drive r3s or do yall just stick with the r2s.


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A tube graphite chassis like the TC3 and Losi use are alot different than a straight carbon fiber chassis like the Yoke, Cuda, and others use. That is why you see 3mm thick graphite chassis to help make the car stiffer. The TC3 and losi tubs are stiffer to begin with.
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Old 05-15-2004, 02:39 PM
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Originally posted by JDM_DOHC_SiR
THanks guys....sorry for the long away time...but it was something out of my control .... I`m back to help and answer Q`s again ...Pic`s ect ect....

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Welcome back Dave, send me an email when you get a chance. By the way, hope you enjoy the Shizouka show, I was hoping to run into you there (but didn't) hope to hear from you soon.

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Hi Guys,

Just came back from the Shizouka show in Japan and I also had the opportunity to visit both Alex Racing Factory and Xenon Racing factory. I will post some pictures when I recover from the 9 1/2 hour plane ride and also share some new product information (which is already featured in the June issue of R/C Magazine)

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Also, our shipment will be leaving Japan tomorrow, which will have some pal parts in there as well. We are trying to put together the short camber link coversion (with front and rear aluminum hub carriers together). Hopefully I will receive it in the next few days.

Alex Racing has also announce that they will have a new graphite chassis for the R3 (no more glitter). It is a different type of graphite (stiffer) woven differently. I will post pictures of the sample I received when I get a chance

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Cool....can't wait for you to post pics of the new stuff you saw at the Japan show.

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Hi Guys,

Just came back from the Shizouka show in Japan and I also had the opportunity to visit both Alex Racing Factory and Xenon Racing factory. I will post some pictures when I recover from the 9 1/2 hour plane ride and also share some new product information (which is already featured in the June issue of R/C Magazine)

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