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Old 09-19-2004, 03:53 PM
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Originally posted by wyd
I was thinking of maybe trying the low profile hubs I sayw on the Speedtech site. If the rear ones just mounted lower their would be no problem.
Think were talking about the same thing
Deffinately check them out @ steve's i'm sure you'll find there the PAL hubs............
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Old 09-19-2004, 04:07 PM
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They look perfect. Only need them for the rear if I do it down the road. Won't be running foams for at least a month or more. I will be getting another big order from Steve in the near future.
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Old 09-19-2004, 04:52 PM
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I know this must be answered a million times but please answer it once more
how can i make the steering in an R3 more lively? i'm using mid span arms, pal steering rack, all shocks moved to the outest hole, and all camber links moved to the top hole on the knuckles and on the out most hole on the top deck. It feels a lot better than it used to but would still prefer some more snappy steering is it possible to make it steer like a pro4?
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Old 09-19-2004, 06:26 PM
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Lighter oil will make it a little more lively. The softer you go the faster it will react. Stiffer will slow it down some.
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Old 09-19-2004, 06:32 PM
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Originally posted by wyd
Lighter oil will make it a little more lively. The softer you go the faster it will react. Stiffer will slow it down some.
I've tried that too dropping it down to 25wt. it's a lot better than before but i was just wondering if it could ever steer as direct as a pro4, if so, what needs to be done or what set ups should i try?
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Old 09-19-2004, 06:43 PM
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Well you could try a swaybar int he rear only as it will loosen it up a little more. Could also try less caster especially if you need more on power steering.

Another thing to try is adjust you steering expo to about +25% as that will speed it up some. You will more your steering wheel less but it will make your steering input a little faster.
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Old 09-20-2004, 02:48 PM
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Originally posted by wyd
Well you could try a swaybar int he rear only as it will loosen it up a little more. Could also try less caster especially if you need more on power steering.

Another thing to try is adjust you steering expo to about +25% as that will speed it up some. You will more your steering wheel less but it will make your steering input a little faster.
cheers mate, i'll give it a go today and see how it is. Would a bit of anti squat/kick up help?
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Old 09-20-2004, 05:06 PM
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Kick up in the front will give you more off power steering and less on power steering.

Pro squat I'm not sure of as I have not ran it yet to see what it does.
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Old 09-21-2004, 04:43 AM
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only 2 weeks until carpet season starts
so what is a good starting point for shock setup?
on asphalt is usualy start with 1,4x5,25 springs and 40-50wt oil with hpi #1 pistons.
i think i have to try heavier shock oil or smaller pistons for carpet.
any sugestions.
i am running rubbertieres (sorex 28 or pit 24r).
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Old 09-21-2004, 01:35 PM
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I think that 1.4 x 5.25 is already bit hard for asphalt. We are using 1.4 x 6.00 or even 6.50s on asphalt here in Malta, however it depends the particular track I guess

On carpet, you have to go harder but since we do not have carpet racing over here, cannot help you a lot
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Old 09-22-2004, 02:27 AM
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hi to everyone that owns a barracuda

is there anything that you can do to make the barracuda sound like a belt driven car e.g QUIET i have oiled the bearing , new spur , diif gears and the 16 tooth gears as well i have also shimed the gear boxes like the manuel so CAN ANYONE HELP ME
i am sick of the car sounding loud

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Old 09-22-2004, 03:52 AM
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the car is quiet if u run without diffcovers.
but therefor u need the shorter steering posts.
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Old 09-22-2004, 04:05 AM
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Originally posted by StAsIk
hi to everyone that owns a barracuda

is there anything that you can do to make the barracuda sound like a belt driven car e.g QUIET i have oiled the bearing , new spur , diif gears and the 16 tooth gears as well i have also shimed the gear boxes like the manuel so CAN ANYONE HELP ME
i am sick of the car sounding loud

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Go back through the last 18 pages.. Dave is giving af lot of advice on the correct shim' of the drive train.
I run my gears dry btw.
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If you use anything on the gears it needs to ba dry type lube. I use Paragon liquid graphite. It goes on wet and dries in seconds. I can't say my car is the quietest thing around but I bought it used and need to go over the drive train some. It is very free though so I will be just make sure everything is shimmed correctly.
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shiming important. if race i used all new gears and it quiet no any other treatment on gears and no cover. don't followed the manual shiming shim them to the right clearance between gears
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