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Old 03-25-2003, 03:41 PM
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I'm pretty certain it's the same spring then
quite handy since Modeltech sell a set of all the other RC Lab springs, something like 9 pairs for 30, they're all nicely coloured, the colour range is basicly the same as HPI springs but they are more evenly spread in stiffness.
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Originally posted by Herminator
I'm pretty certain it's the same spring then
quite handy since Modeltech sell a set of all the other RC Lab springs, something like 9 pairs for 30, they're all nicely coloured, the colour range is basicly the same as HPI springs but they are more evenly spread in stiffness.

Good Give them a try then

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Originally posted by Herminator
Thanks, sleep well, for tomorrow comes the mass order proccessing madness
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Old 03-25-2003, 07:29 PM
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Well I got my 'Cuda today and already got a quick question I am assembling the one way unit and there are these plastic (i think) things that go into the outdrives of the one-way. I am not sure if these are the one's that are on the shock plastic parts tree. The intructions say there are 6 of them but I am counting 8. LOL

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then you have two xtra
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Old 03-25-2003, 07:35 PM
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Any chance of getting the Black Version Steve?
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Old 03-25-2003, 07:47 PM
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Default Re: Quick building question

Originally posted by pkranger63
Well I got my 'Cuda today and already got a quick question I am assembling the one way unit and there are these plastic (i think) things that go into the outdrives of the one-way. I am not sure if these are the one's that are on the shock plastic parts tree. The intructions say there are 6 of them but I am counting 8. LOL

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Matt,

I used the small black rubber "O" rings to go in the front one-way outdrives and this allows for some cushioning and it also keeps them somewhat aligned. I hope this helps.

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I will give that a try thanks.
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Old 03-25-2003, 09:43 PM
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Originally posted by mike_Webb
Any chance of getting the Black Version Steve?
Black was a limited production run for a shop in Japan...but I'm sure that Speedway PAL can get them though... ...

Ask Steve

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Old 03-26-2003, 12:54 AM
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Default How about a little Shock Building discussion !

I am new to the Yokomo style shocks, what is the best method, or is there one "right" way to do it ?
The kit destructions show that the pistion should be set about half-way in after bleeding the oil out of the top, is this about right? is this also an adjustment...
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Old 03-26-2003, 04:09 AM
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Default Re: Quick building question

Originally posted by pkranger63
Well I got my 'Cuda today and already got a quick question I am assembling the one way unit and there are these plastic (i think) things that go into the outdrives of the one-way. I am not sure if these are the one's that are on the shock plastic parts tree. The intructions say there are 6 of them but I am counting 8. LOL

Thanks for the help,
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It's the black rubber o-rings you're meant to use, it had me confused at first, since the pictures shows a flat edge on the o-ring. All one ways use rubber o-rings it seems, to stop the drive cup from slipping too far out of the one way bearing. Don't use them all, there are some spares, it's a common thing to loose you want just enough in so that they don't interfer with the up and down travel of the suspension, as the cvd's moves in and out of the outdrive.
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Default Re: How about a little Shock Building discussion !

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I am new to the Yokomo style shocks, what is the best method, or is there one "right" way to do it ?
The kit destructions show that the pistion should be set about half-way in after bleeding the oil out of the top, is this about right? is this also an adjustment...
anyone :-)
Redbullfixx,

I really like the R2 (or Yok style) kit shocks and have found them very easy to build and get rid of the air bubbles usually on the first attempt.

Anyway, what I did was push the shock shaft almost all the way to the end of it's length and then insert the bleed screw and make sure that it is tight but do not overtighten it. Then pull the shock shaft back to it's original position and cycle it a few times to ensure that the bleeding process was done correctly.

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Can you comment on this new option part from Pal Dave?

Looks like a completely redesigned drive shaft system for the 'cuda:

http://www2.ocn.ne.jp/~sw-pal/Newpro...Drive/861.html

Is this the new PAL motor mount I've been hearing about??
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Originally posted by itchynads
Can you comment on this new option part from Pal Dave?

Looks like a completely redesigned drive shaft system for the 'cuda:

http://www2.ocn.ne.jp/~sw-pal/Newpro...Drive/861.html

Is this the new PAL motor mount I've been hearing about??
Try looking here

http://www.rctech.net/forum/showthre...290#post316290

whilst on the topic of this center shaft holder, it looks kind of close to the spur gear holder, will it work with the spur gear on the side closest to the motor and using the big hex head screws to hold the spur gear on?
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Hi Guys,

I'm back from a good night of racing at SoCal last night. We had two other guys out there with Barracuda, one of them is our team driver Dave (Redbullfix that you guys see posting on this thread). We didn't run pro-stock last night, instead everyone ran 19T in preparation for the up coming Reedy Race.

Dave basically went with the box stock setup (springs, long arm setup, and shock locations) and on his first time out, he put the R2 solid in the A-main (5th qualifier). Dave's car looks to have the most "zip" through the infield and amazing top speed down the straightaway. With a few small changes before the main, Dave's car was even better in the main, with a rough start, Dave actually was last (about half a track behind) and charge all the way through the field to take 3rd at the end. Great result for the first time out, Thank you Dave!

While Dave was on box stock setup, I tried out the mid-span arm, while the other driver tried out the front spool. The mid-span arm did exactly what Alex Racing intend it to do, faster transition side to side. Definitely good for small-mid size twisty tracks. I also tried out the rear hub carrier with less toe-in degree (Part number 6113) and the car definitely had more acceleration, I had to hold back the throttle through the infield because the car would take off so fast out of the turn.

We also tried out the spool unit in the front. Very good straight line acceleration, a slight push going into the turn, and it yanks the car through the turn on power. The only problem with the spool is that by nature, they are extremely harsh on the front drivetrain components (Universals joints, bones, and the spool itself) We began to wear a notch on the front spool after two runs but in a situation where you can not run a front one-way, a spool might be your next best bet.

In case you guys are wondeing...I qualified 10th again last night (seemed to have fallingin love with that spot or something...hahaha ) and because of a 7 car A-main, I was once again in the B. For me personally, the mid-span arm setup with the reduce toe rear hub carrier was a bit too much in responsiveness. I'm keeping the reduce toe rar hub carrier and going back next week with the long arms. We will also start testing some anti-roll bars and Alex springs. I do have the springs available (12different kinds) and I just have to figure them out first before I put them online for you guys.

I would also like to welcome Michal101, who is our team driver on the east coast. Along with Dave (JDM_DOHC_SiR), Michal101, Dave (Redbullfix) and myself, we should be able to help you guys out with any questions you guys might have

Thanks for reading!

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