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Old 02-25-2005, 01:13 AM
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Hi Ova & Friends,

It is true, the Barracuda is very fast indeed, however if you do not have a good setup for your particular track you might find it is too reactive and therefore difficult to drive. This is only because you have too much weight transfer

Besides making sure your diff/s are in good working order (not too tight or too loose), a very important thing to check is your droop settings

Droop settings limit the amount of weight that is transferred front to rear, left to right, etc and thus making your car very stable. We just recently managed to find an excellent setup for the R3 for outdoor asphalt racing and will posting it here shortly
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Originally posted by dhiracing.com
Hi Ova & Friends,

It is true, the Barracuda is very fast indeed, however if you do not have a good setup for your particular track you might find it is too reactive and therefore difficult to drive. This is only because you have too much weight transfer

Besides making sure your diff/s are in good working order (not too tight or too loose), a very important thing to check is your droop settings

Droop settings limit the amount of weight that is transferred front to rear, left to right, etc and thus making your car very stable. We just recently managed to find an excellent setup for the R3 for outdoor asphalt racing and will posting it here shortly

Any news on that setup
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Old 02-27-2005, 06:00 PM
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Originally posted by dhiracing.com
Hi Ova & Friends,

It is true, the Barracuda is very fast indeed, however if you do not have a good setup for your particular track you might find it is too reactive and therefore difficult to drive. This is only because you have too much weight transfer

Besides making sure your diff/s are in good working order (not too tight or too loose), a very important thing to check is your droop settings

Droop settings limit the amount of weight that is transferred front to rear, left to right, etc and thus making your car very stable. We just recently managed to find an excellent setup for the R3 for outdoor asphalt racing and will posting it here shortly
I can't wait
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Old 02-27-2005, 06:13 PM
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Wish I had a carpet track to even race my Cuda at It's just collecting dust.
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Old 02-28-2005, 01:55 AM
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Originally posted by ImGoinRCn
Wish I had a carpet track to even race my Cuda at It's just collecting dust.
Heath..

Just race that Fish on Asphalt ..
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Old 02-28-2005, 01:59 AM
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Originally posted by JDM_DOHC_SiR
Heath..

Just race that Fish on Asphalt ..
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Ya .. it loves being raced asphalt

Dave- what happed to your R1-2 ??

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One of them belongs to meeee. Ive been trying to make it work on carpet, but the real test is the asphalt season coming up.
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Old 02-28-2005, 03:58 AM
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Originally posted by JDM_DOHC_SiR
Heath..

Just race that Fish on Asphalt ..
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what asphalt???
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Originally posted by ImGoinRCn
what asphalt???
If its white outside .. start diggin or try to fit a belt between the front and reartires

How about a blowtorch ?

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Originally posted by berger
One of them belongs to meeee. Ive been trying to make it work on carpet, but the real test is the asphalt season coming up.
I know you got yourself a good car .. Dave's stuff is alway 1'st class
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Originally posted by JDM_DOHC_SiR
Heath..

Just race that Fish on Asphalt ..
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Hi Dave
On asphalt do you use long span or mid arm? Do you any set up for us....
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Originally posted by stjerno
If its white outside .. start diggin or try to fit a belt between the front and reartires

How about a blowtorch ?

I was being a bit sarcastic when I asked what's asphalt..lol
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When using the PAL steering rack with the covers has anyone come across the rack sticking
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Originally posted by OVA
Hi Dave
On asphalt do you use long span or mid arm? Do you any set up for us....
R2 or R3?? High or Low grip..
I have a few
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