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Old 05-17-2004, 12:40 PM
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Originally posted by wyd
What is the standard Cuda R2 and R3 caster normally at that everyone is looking for 3 degree blocks? Don't have a Cuda so I don't know the stock caster.
the stock casterblocks are 5 deg.
correct me if i'm wrong
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I think it is 5 standard- not too much of a difference. If we wanted we could ad a spacer to the rear lower front pillows to mimic the 3 deg blocks.
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Old 05-17-2004, 01:13 PM
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Originally posted by MikeR
I think it is 5 standard- not too much of a difference. If we wanted we could ad a spacer to the rear lower front pillows to mimic the 3 deg blocks.
Yea, but that would also give a negative kickup !!
Guess the 3 deg. caster blocks and the 0.5 spacers is going to make it even more interresting to fine tune the fish

ANYONE ever had/heard about trouble with turning left ?? Right should be ok, but one of my fellow drivers said he had trouble getting the cuda to turn left... had to go real low on speed to get the fish arround ??
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Old 05-17-2004, 01:22 PM
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Welcome back, Dave...nice to know you are still among the living
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TC3 I think the stock caster block is 7 deg not 5 deg I checked the angle of the block afew months backed.
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Old 05-17-2004, 01:46 PM
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Originally posted by OVA
TC3 I think the stock caster block is 7 deg not 5 deg I checked the angle of the block afew months backed.
OVA - the stock caster block on the R3 is 5 deg, the Xenon block is 7 deg !!

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Old 05-17-2004, 02:16 PM
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Originally posted by stjerno
Yea, but that would also give a negative kickup !!
Guess the 3 deg. caster blocks and the 0.5 spacers is going to make it even more interresting to fine tune the fish

ANYONE ever had/heard about trouble with turning left ?? Right should be ok, but one of my fellow drivers said he had trouble getting the cuda to turn left... had to go real low on speed to get the fish arround ??
at low speeds does his car turn equal size circles both ways...like it being his end point adjustments on his radio? make sure also that the rear toe-in is equal on both sides especially if he has the off-set pillow balls...grab an integy or hudy setup gauge or whichever you use and check 'er out
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Old 05-17-2004, 02:23 PM
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Ya, I alrady told him to check all that ... was more wondering bout weightdistribution ..

Don't have the problem on my car .. Herm .. I'm going racing tomorrow with a new blue ESC
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i've got xenon front carriers and rear hubs in blue if anyone is interested. i do not think that i will ever use them. pm me.

stjerno - due to weight distribution and motor torque the right side will be preloaded on power. this will cause a slight reduction in turning left, but it should not be very detectable. it sounds most like a tweak problem that is wedging the car.
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Originally posted by stjerno
Yea, but that would also give a negative kickup !!
Guess the 3 deg. caster blocks and the 0.5 spacers is going to make it even more interresting to fine tune the fish
Indeed!
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Old 05-17-2004, 04:08 PM
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stjerno... good decision on the speedo
I know M-Troniks had a few reliability problems with the M3 but the crius has been very solid, I've not heard of any non user caused problems, heard of plenty other makes of new water proof speedo's going pop after just a couple runs though

We finaly started racing outdoors at my club tonight so I had fun with a 19turn motor and some proper grip. Had to reduce the rear toe a fair bit to get the back end to let me turn a bit more on higher speed corners, other than that setup is practicly the same as indoors, it's great having a predictable car. Could still do with a few minor changes to get a touch more steering, especially mid to late corner, should get closer next week.
Qualified 3rd, had a good final, right on the tail of 2nd place for most of it, got past but made a mistake, had the speed to catch back up. Then the leader who was a few second ahead pulled out on about the second last lap and I was suddenly chasing for the lead. Last lap and I had to close about one second of a gap, I got right on his tail for the final straight which went into a sweeper then tightened up for the timing loop, I out powered him down the straight to get almost along side but I had to take the outside line. I was just about level with him but he tried to carry too much speed when he saw me making the pass and he went wide, which pushed me wide too, into the rope still finished 2nd but was oh so close to 1st
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Old 05-17-2004, 04:32 PM
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When is alex racing gonna come out with an R3 with the regular carbon chassis?



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Old 05-17-2004, 05:23 PM
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Soon from what Steve said eariler. Thats why i got a R2 instead.
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Old 05-17-2004, 07:36 PM
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What main hop ups are necessary for the r3.

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Originally posted by Dougnuts55
What main hop ups are necessary for the r3.

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I'd say the aluminum shaft supports and that's about it other than tuning aids to reduce rear toe and maybe some titanium bits here and there.
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