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Old 05-17-2004, 10:51 PM
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Old 05-18-2004, 08:53 AM
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Was that the new motor giving the awesome horses Herm??

Ran a quad mag 27t at the weekend, and set the fastest time overall on the Saturday race day. Funny when you can put down times faster than guys running 10's 11's and 12's

Found quite a lot of wear on the front aluminium dog bones though, must be the abuse they are getting with the one way. Car is very easy to drive, didnt get round to trying the Tamiya shocks though, will save that for practice this weekend.

Glad to see Dave is back, not too long before KO and Randman will be back too...... were just one big happy family here

Anyone tried those R3 rear hubs on the R2 like Steve suggested yet???? Any comments??

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Old 05-18-2004, 09:30 AM
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The motor was working well, I don't think I've been brave enough on the gearing yet though. Last year my Matrix was great but it was like all the matrix motor's I've tried, it needs a fairly precise gearing to make it come alive, otherwise it would be mediocre, but i usualy got the gearing right in just a couple of runs. The Demon Chameleon has just as much power but seems "softer" I think I still need to go up one or two teeth and let it run a little hotter, I'm used to the Matrix staying very cool when working well. I also think some of the softness is more the fact that I'm not using a one way outdoors so far this season. I've decided I want to be able to outbreak people into corners to make over taking easier and avoiding crashes, I may go for a one way at some tracks though for the SMTCA.

I'm about ready to replace the front cvd's on my cuda too... also need a whole diff and various other little bits it soons adds up. Could almost do with two new diffs, I've broken two outdrives in the last few weeks. One last night when a rear turnbuckle end failed and let the hub/wheel pull the cvd out and snap the delrin had to turn the cvd 90 degrees and use the extra slots but the way it's broken leaves the extra slots weak.
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Old 05-18-2004, 10:08 AM
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i know what you mean... although, i broke one on the front of my R2 about three months ago. still going strong, running 19t and stock too... broke out all four ends of the front delrin diff.
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Ha- i know what you guys mean. I've broken 2 diffs but unfortunately they were the same side so i can't merge the 2 good peices into one diff

Maybe we should set up an exchange program to match up our parts?

An alloy collar around the outdrive would be great for the Cuda.
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Anybody looking for the Alex Racing tools and case?

selling mine

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Ya it figures someone would be selling some as soon as I sold my TRF tools and bought some Hudy tools.
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Originally posted by Gazza_D

Anyone tried those R3 rear hubs on the R2 like Steve suggested yet???? Any comments??

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The R3 hubs provide more rear traction than the R2 hubs. It can be a great tuning tool. I've been practicing with a spool lately and the R2 hubs work better. With a 1-way, I imagine the R3 hubs may be more stable
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Originally posted by MikeR

An alloy collar around the outdrive would be great for the Cuda.
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I've actually wrapped a polyester thread around the outdrive end and superglued it in place. Very very durable. It works well, but now it's impossible to get the bearing off
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Originally posted by MikeR
Ha- i know what you guys mean. I've broken 2 diffs but unfortunately they were the same side so i can't merge the 2 good peices into one diff

Maybe we should set up an exchange program to match up our parts?

An alloy collar around the outdrive would be great for the Cuda.
How 'bout using the outdrive diff rings from the pro4? uses the same bearsing so it should fit...you'll just need to file a groove on the outdrive to keep the ring in place...
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Originally posted by linger
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I've actually wrapped a polyester thread around the outdrive end and superglued it in place. Very very durable. It works well, but now it's impossible to get the bearing off

Hey, sorry I didn't get to say Hi on Saturday. I was scrambling to get some quick runs in. You have to be the top seed for this years Nats my man
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Originally posted by rc-zombies
How 'bout using the outdrive diff rings from the pro4? uses the same bearsing so it should fit...you'll just need to file a groove on the outdrive to keep the ring in place...
Hmmmm. .. I have some pro3 parts lying around...
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Old 05-18-2004, 04:01 PM
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Is there any way i can cover the diffs on the r3 im running outside asphalt.

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Some one is telling me that the r3 has problems with the diffs and that they strip. Does the car have problems.
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Old 05-18-2004, 04:38 PM
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Originally posted by Dougnuts55
Some one is telling me that the r3 has problems with the diffs and that they strip. Does the car have problems.
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Nope, that's one problem that the R3 does not have. The diff gears and input gears are much stronger than other gears out there on the market. The EVOIII have the most terrible time with stripping gears. I'm beginning to hear similar things on the Pro4. But the R3 because of the gear design, does not have that problem.

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