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Old 02-08-2006, 11:08 AM
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Originally Posted by xray racer
hey guys,

a few quick questions...

firstly, everyone i've spoken to reccommended (aside from the comet or alex racing springs) Associated springs for my R2, however, i recently bought a set of them and they dont fit the shock retainers??? any help? does anyone run these springs???

also, my car is fitted with gold coloured eccentric (offset) pivot balls on the suspension but i also have the standard black items. i find it extremely difficult to get the rear toe-in right with the gold balls... i've been told if i use the standard black ones that will give me 0 deg toe- correct??? and then the angle stated on the rear uprights is the angle of toe i should have...yes???

if anyone could help that would be much appreciated and i appreciate the help of those who have assisted already.

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Old 02-08-2006, 04:31 PM
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hey guys,

thanks very much for all your help, i'll try the upside down trick and see how that goes this arvo, i might just have to remove some plastic from the bottom retainers for the time being and see how that goes.

another quick Q, i installed the standard black pivot balls on to my car last night but the toe-in angles aren't even left to right. the right rear is 3deg. and the left is 2.5deg- any ideas???

the uprights are both the same degree... i dont know why its uneven.

any other tips to get my R2 going well on foams???

lol, im not sure where to start with this car!!! and i rarely run rubbers so i'm stuck there too! haha

thanks again for all your help guys, it helps alot!

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Old 02-08-2006, 07:17 PM
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First: You will need to add some wheel spaces to clear the hubs since most foan tires are 28 mm wide.. There are some like the yokomo tires that are 26mm so make sure you use enough spacers to clear them..
The other option is to purchase the Speedway Pal aluminum hubs kits for the R2. I don't know who carries them right now... they work great... I'm using them on my car right now... or buy the ones that rcinfusin is selling.. They work ok but need to use spacers properly..

Front:
Tires: Double Pink/Orange for medium traction (Jaco)
Purple/Orange for high traction (Jaco)
Springs: I use Associated White springs for electric touring cars
Shock oil: AE silicon 50 wt.
Ride Height: 4.5mm
Caster: -2 deg
Swaybar: the thickest you can find if you need quick response... but check because will cause the car to push... Play with it...

Rear:
Tires: Double Pink for medium traction (Jaco)
Purple for high traction (Jaco)
Spring: Associated Purple or Red
Shock oil: AE silicon 40 or 35 wt.
Ride Height: 4.5mm
Toe: 2 deg
Camber: -2 deg
Swaybar: none or very thin.

Tires needs to be trued to 58mm... I try to do 60mm to get more run time out of the tire.. Make sure to put CA glue around the outer side of the tires to prevent chunking. Also you can shave off a little from the inside of the tires to help clear the hubs...
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Anyone have any spare parts they want to get rid of? In particular, I am looking for the rear diff for the R2...please let me know, thanks
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Old 06-17-2006, 12:09 AM
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Old 06-22-2006, 12:27 AM
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Originally Posted by 403forbidden
Anyone have any spare parts they want to get rid of? In particular, I am looking for the rear diff for the R2...please let me know, thanks
If it can help you can use the rear diff from a R3, it's the same one.

You can try www.a-rc.dk , he might have some left

Englisk page : http://a-rc.comdec.dk/catalog/index.php?language=en
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Old 06-22-2006, 03:50 AM
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Originally Posted by 403forbidden
Anyone have any spare parts they want to get rid of? In particular, I am looking for the rear diff for the R2...please let me know, thanks
Hello,
I have 2 diffs sets in stock (Part #6053), please follow:
http://www.rcinfusion.com/ProductLis...=1&SectionID=2
half way down the page. I am in Canada, so shipping is no problem to the US.

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Anyone know where I can get those clear plastic cover peices for the front and rear differential? I need them because small little rocks always mess up my front and rear diff, thanks.
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Old 06-28-2006, 12:01 AM
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Anyone know where I can get those clear plastic cover peices for the front and rear differential? I need them because small little rocks always mess up my front and rear diff, thanks.
When I was driving the ”Cuda” I used those clear cover’s , but if I got a small rock (and I did) inside the cover it was a REAL mess , then I made 2 small lexan pieces (see pic.) to cover front & rear diff. ,it was much better
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Originally Posted by sbs
When I was driving the ”Cuda” I used those clear cover’s , but if I got a small rock (and I did) inside the cover it was a REAL mess , then I made 2 small lexan pieces (see pic.) to cover front & rear diff. ,it was much better

Ok thanks i will try that.
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Can someone tell me what the internal gear ratio of the R2 is? Thanks
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Old 07-08-2006, 02:40 PM
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Originally Posted by 403forbidden
Can someone tell me what the internal gear ratio of the R2 is? Thanks

its 2.43
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Old 07-17-2006, 03:13 PM
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All,

My son works in a LHS and has been given a black carbon R3 to race at our local club.

I am in the final stages of assy and need some advice on a starting set up.

I will be using a Hudy set up system and could do with some advice on basic settings re. droop, toe, camber, etc.

Can someone advise or point me in the right direction for some advice, please??

Many Thanks

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is there a way to remove the clear plastic diff covers on the R2 so i can use the car without them?
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Old 07-17-2006, 08:15 PM
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Is the track a carpet or paved track... Set up varies depending on the track. If you are running on carpet I posted a setup in this page.. Check above.
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