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Old 05-30-2004, 06:29 AM
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wyd - xenon castor blocks are 7* i believe.
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Old 05-30-2004, 06:31 AM
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Originally posted by seaball
wyd - xenon castor blocks are 7* i believe.
Damn thats alot. Well that might work out great with the Speedtech spool I bought.
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Old 05-30-2004, 06:32 AM
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Originally posted by JDM_DOHC_SiR
Xenon Hubs = 1 deg
the offset Balls for the A-arms will take out or add about 1~1.5deg.... one more thing you can do is flip the Xenon hubs around to talk out some of that rear toe..

and as for what deg toe in you have right now..... I would say that you ar in the ball park of 2.8~3.0 deg in
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Thanks again. Man you are the Cuda god. ALl this info is really helping me out. I will right all this inof down in my note book so I have it for later.
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Old 05-30-2004, 06:34 AM
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Originally posted by seaball
wyd - xenon castor blocks are 7* i believe.
Yep 7* for the Xenon ones
5* for the Square ones
5* for the stock R1/2/3 ones

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Old 05-30-2004, 06:42 AM
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Originally posted by wyd
Anyone know the final drive ratio on the Cuda? Are you guys going to make me count the teeth on the gears.
2.4375 to be exact
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Originally posted by R/C Anonymous
2.4375 to be exact
I knew someone would ring in
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Originally posted by wyd
Thanks Dave. I don't have enough fingers and toes to count that high.

So far I have the rear of the car almost all on the Xenon chassis. I did also put the mid span hardened arms on as well. I do need to get some shock bushings. When I bought the R2 used it didn't have any on it. Not a problem though as I'm going ot get everything built onto the Xenon chassis and then order from Speedtech all the stuff I need plus a few other goodies.

Anyone know what degree of caster the Xenon caster blocks have? My car came with them on. One more question is if I use the off setup ball studs what degree of toe in does it remove. The car looks like it has 3 degrees of toe per side right now. I would like to have a little less. Maybe use 1 degree hubs or off set ball studs or some zero degree rear hubs would be nice to.
ive flipped my rear hubs from around to have about 1.5 per side and i lost .5 seconds a lap.....switched it back and was fast again(stock rubber)...you might wanna experiment with that...when i first got my R2 i ran stock foam in kit form and i was .5 seconds a lap faster then the guys i normally ran even with at the time...the car drove around the corners and seemed really slow but the lap t imes proved otherwise...but back end wasnt loose like i like it for any reason...too easy to drive and soooo fast
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Originally posted by JDM_DOHC_SiR
I'm still in the works with them but it might be a few months down the line But they will be made the more people want them the faster I think I can get them made...$$$ talks too but they will have all of the positions of the R3/R2 ones along with one more position ..( I hope ) but if your in a hurt for some alloy knuckles that have a mid point between the R2/R3 ones try the Jet Hobby ones they have there mounting point right between were the two holes are
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Where do I get the Jet Hobby knuckles? I have not seen any alloy knuckles on a website. Can you refer me to one that will ship to the U.S.?

P.S. Will this conversion be in pink carbon fiber? I need it to match my pink R3 and think there is one other member who might want pink cf too
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This is a great thread. You need Cuda help this is the place. Man I'm working hard to have the car exactly the way I want it for next Sat. I'm racing mod with it. I normally run stock or sometimes 19 turn but this track I'm going to mainly runs mod. Last time I was their with my Pro4 I was TQ by a lap. I have some ideas on gearing that I had on my Pro4 so will see what happens.
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Handy that the Pro 4 has the exact same gearing as the Cuda

Well I'm back from SMTCA round 2 at Ayr.....
Qualified 3rd in the 19Spec A final and managed to finish 1st
My first big event win
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Handy that the Pro 4 has the exact same gearing as the Cuda

Well I'm back from SMTCA round 2 at Ayr.....
Qualified 3rd in the 19Spec A final and managed to finish 1st
My first big event win
Congrat's on the win Pete

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Originally posted by wyd
This is a great thread. You need Cuda help this is the place. Man I'm working hard to have the car exactly the way I want it for next Sat. I'm racing mod with it. I normally run stock or sometimes 19 turn but this track I'm going to mainly runs mod. Last time I was their with my Pro4 I was TQ by a lap. I have some ideas on gearing that I had on my Pro4 so will see what happens.
Well thats what this web site/fourm is for learning and sharing what we know to help others out ..

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Originally posted by pumpkinfish
Where do I get the Jet Hobby knuckles? I have not seen any alloy knuckles on a website. Can you refer me to one that will ship to the U.S.?

P.S. Will this conversion be in pink carbon fiber? I need it to match my pink R3 and think there is one other member who might want pink cf too
Jet Hobby Home page

and as for the Pink chassis... I don't think so
I think Satin Black and Gloss Black for starters
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thanks

here's my car during qualifying, you can have fun guessing which pair of legs are mine
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Originally posted by Herminator
thanks

here's my car during qualifying, you can have fun guessing which pair of legs are mine
Second from the Left side.... right??
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