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Old 09-05-2004, 02:09 PM
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Originally posted by Herminator
inspired by the Xenon R2.....
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Any ideas about the toe in angle Herminator?
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Old 09-05-2004, 02:09 PM
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Originally posted by raving-monkey
thanks herminator...but i need the other $50 (about 30) for a motor etc....need to save as much as poss...like i also need a shell, wheels/tyres etc
Then I suggest waiting and saving a bit more cash.
Or looking for a second hand kit that has a few hopups already
You'd probably spend 10 on spur gears in the first couple of months with the stock R2
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Old 09-05-2004, 02:13 PM
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Originally posted by Nick Simpson
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Any ideas about the toe in angle Herminator?
I believe the suspension arms have about 1.5-2 degree toe in built into them. Then the stock rear hubs add another 2 degree's, as the kit built per instructions has around 3.8 degrees total.
If you're getting 4 degrees when using 1 degree hubs then it sounds like you have the hubs on the wrong sides
I'm not sure about the mid span arms though, they've probably got the same built in toe as the long ones.
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Old 09-05-2004, 02:37 PM
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hang on, what the heck am I thinking
having the 1 degree hubs on the wrong sides would give you less toe in
Hmm if you have 4 degrees then I'm puzzled. Are you sure it's 4 degrees per side?
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Old 09-05-2004, 02:50 PM
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Originally posted by Herminator
an R3 motor mount....
Hi Herm,
wondering if this is your R3? if so, any reason why you mounted the rear camber links on the bottom of the top deck? what are the benefits? cheers mate.
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Old 09-05-2004, 04:23 PM
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Talking Let the Guessing begin


A picture is worth a 1000 words... ..one clue...look at the upper 2 mounting holes at the front and rear .. I know what this item will be for I`ll let you all guess for a little while

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Old 09-05-2004, 04:50 PM
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is it for a belt drive cuda?

it can't be a shaft drive because the motor would be in the wrong way
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Originally posted by raving-monkey
is it for a belt drive cuda?

it can't be a shaft drive because the motor would be in the wrong way
Could be ...but there is more to it than just that.. keep looking at the pic and you`ll see what I mean
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Old 09-05-2004, 05:12 PM
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well the 2 mount thingies at front and rear look like they will be part of the bulkhead.. other than that i can't see anything else that stands out
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Thumbs up 2 new ALex Bodies..

.. I just say a up close and personnal look at the 2 bodys that Alex racing will be releasing here in October...just think...Mazda & GT350.

The Mazda based body is somewhat similar to the Protoform Mazda& but with a little less agressive front lip..and the front fenders are a bit simmilar to the Ride MKIII which is a good thing sow for the big difference..the rear end is pretty much a Ride MKII.... tons of grip and lots of stability..also 3 mounting point for the Rear wing and they are not a Big as the mounting points for the Protoform Mazda6..so good news for Baracuda guys..

Now for the Caddilac or Gt350.??? or what ever they are going to call it..?? still up in the air I think..anyways .. this body will be mainly for High grip surfaces..and it similar to the GT350 on the front end..but a little more round in the front...but the rear end and roofline is similar to the Caddilac..
more to come as I find out
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Originally posted by raving-monkey
well the 2 mount thingies at front and rear look like they will be part of the bulkhead.. other than that i can't see anything else that stands out
Think out of the Box..... ask your self why the long alloy beam
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tihs beam will be installed in place of the front and rear input shaft mounts???... either on the left or right side of the chassis...not sure which... with it being aluminum and sort of a 'backbone' no upperdeck will be needed...????

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Originally posted by OSherman
tihs beam will be installed in place of the feony and rear input shaft mounts???... either on the left or right side of the chassis...not sure which... with it being aluminum and sort of a 'backbone' not upperdeck will be needed...????
Your getting warmer..but this is only one of 2 versions that will be coming out... one version will be 1 belt and .. the other version will have 2 belts
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Default how quiet can a cuda get?

was trying out different shims on the diff and one way to get a free and quite drivetrain but would like to ask how quiet can i aim for? i've heard many other cars (pro 4, SD, evo 3/4) can the cuda get as quiet as them? if so, is it done by shimming alone or sanding the bevel gears as well? thanks all!
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Originally posted by poop
was trying out different shims on the diff and one way to get a free and quite drivetrain but would like to ask how quiet can i aim for? i've heard many other cars (pro 4, SD, evo 3/4) can the cuda get as quiet as them? if so, is it done by shimming alone or sanding the bevel gears as well? thanks all!
Quiet as a SD or Pro4.?? uumm no ..but you can get in the realm of a EVO4... on some of the older cuda bevel and ring gears..you needed to sand them...but on the new ones it`s not needed..you`ll just need to break in the drive train for a little while 30 min`s and the drive train should be a bit quieter and a bit freeier but this is after you have the drive train shimed to the point where there is a minimal ammount of slop in the gears..
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