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Old 06-04-2002, 08:44 AM   #196
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I said, i would never buy that unit because there are better made ones in Japan. "Jacking up" of prices are happening your just not admitting it. Certain products........ yea the Tc3 is a example and the xxxs is another. But other then that. Products at can be imported to Japan is just not worth the effort why? because Japan makes then better and cheaper for us people living in Japan.
I didn't say jacking up of prices are not occuring in Hong Kong???? (pls re-read my first post on the topic!). I'm just trying to explain that this 'jacking up' theory occurs everywhere..... in the States, in Hong Kong, in Europe AND including Japan.....

I don't want to get into a debate of what is best and what is not........ however, I do know for one that you have an Xray.......and so do I......so can we agree that there is life outside of Japan!!??
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Old 06-04-2002, 08:46 AM   #197
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well I feel the same about what your trying to get at..... totally
its bad, what are they selling the 414M2 and baracuda for? way of the priced they paid for it. Thats for sure.
come on your defending them...............
I'm not defending anyone............I don't quite understand where you get this impression from. I don't believe I am the one being defensive????!!!!
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Old 06-04-2002, 08:47 AM   #198
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I just don`t like people or companies ripping off the fellow buyer. come on the baracuda can be had for what 28,900 or some where under $250.00 US. What is that guy selling for not 300.00 that for sure morn! have him price the item ok. ANd lets see what he sell it at.
Its a joke.
I agree with you about shops ripping off people. there are shops here doing this monkey business and there is one online shop doing the monkey business. but tell us, what is your experience?
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Old 06-04-2002, 08:51 AM   #199
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I agree with you about shops ripping off people. there are shops here doing this monkey business and there is one online shop doing the monkey business. but tell us, what is your experience?
I also wish that I can buy 'direct' from the manufacturers and cut out the middle man (the shops)!!!! Unfortunately, I still need to rely on them!!!
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I also wish that I can buy 'direct' from the manufacturers and cut out the middle man (the shops)!!!! Unfortunately, I still need to rely on them!!!
who doesnt and who doesnt?
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The discussion is not really on what is good or what is bad.....I simply quoted those examples to illustrate that not everything is 'cheap' in Japan. So effectively if I use your same argument.... price 'jacking' also occurs in Japan for certain products (I don't necessarily agree with the last statement!!).
i agree....the last time i was in japan, all the local stuff is cheaper or about the same price at hk...but for american projects, the price might vary...the pitbull there was over priced!
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Old 06-04-2002, 09:01 AM   #202
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.............but for american "projects" .............
999- I think you have been studying too hard....you have "projects" in your brain. I think you need to take a rest and join us at PYC on Saturday!!!!!!!
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Old 06-04-2002, 08:26 PM   #203
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nice to see some interesting commennts on the barracuda..LOL
i bought the kit knowing the price difference and not caring. The drivtrain is extremely free. The front shock length could be better. I am going to start at 61mm instead of 57. It was way to short. Front end was on the ground. Remember when using loctite on the set screws in the universal joint to only put it on the the screw and not spill it over the joint. Is hell on the suspension. Just a tip..lol
Yes, nice to know there's somebody else running it in US too.


I also felt the recommended front shock lengths seem too short.
My current shock lengths are front 60 and rear 61.5. This way I can take out some down travel using droop screws at the track if they are too long. I hope this setting works.

My rideheight is 5.5 f/r right now on smooth asphalt track.
I may go lower as I feel comfortable with the car.

Hope to hear more about the setting and performance.

Thank you.
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This issue is closed...................They get back to the Baracuda
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Old 06-05-2002, 12:23 AM   #205
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I really want this car.........if i have to piece it together with parts! I saw this car back in oct 2001 oct at the show in Tokyo. I even talked to the owner he was so cool!
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Does anyone know how much a Barracuda is in Japan? Does anyone in the US sell them?
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Old 06-06-2002, 11:24 PM   #207
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29,900 to 28,900 yen In japan.
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Old 06-07-2002, 08:42 PM   #208
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Here's my latest set up that's working finally.

Small hard bite smooth asphalt track
Sorex 32R, HPI green, Yokomo ABS rims
Motor - p2k2
Pinion/spur - 26/72 48p

Front

Toe-in - 0
Camber - 1.5
Caster - 7
Kick up - 2
Ride height - 5.0
Oil - 40wt (AE)
Spring - yokomo flourescent yellow
Shock tower position - 3rd from inside
Shock position in a arm - inner hole
Knuckle arm hole - bottom
Anti roll bar - none
Shock length - 60 (8 using TC3 droop gauge)

Rear

Toe-in - 2
Camber - 1.5
Anti Squat - 0
Ride height - 5.0
Oil - 30wt (AE)
Spring - yokomo white
Shock tower position - 2nd from inside
Shock position in a arm - outter hole
Knuckle arm hole - bottom
Anti roll bar - none
Shock length - 61.5 (6 using TC3 droop gauge)

Servo link was raised using 2mm shim to avoid it touching the shaft. More steering.

The car is running pretty fast and sharp. Very agile. Quick accelleration due to very free drivetrain

Chassis and soft plastic arms, knuckles are too flexible which requires some sort of reinforcement (optional knuckles, torque rods, stiffer arms, etc...)
Resulting in too much roll in the corner

Noticeable torq steering due to the location of the battery (opposite of TC3). Requires substantial amount of counter weight placed on motor side

Requires little maintenance due to fewer parts needed to build

Caster needs to be more vertical for more steering entering corner.

Ride height can be lowered
Spring/oil can be a little stiffer

F/R anti roll bar may be must

All I can think of right now.
It sure is a competitive racer and crowd pleasure too.

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Old 06-14-2002, 08:24 PM   #209
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Old 06-16-2002, 02:06 AM   #210
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I PM you twice about getting a copy of the mmanual, atleast you can have repect enought to say no! Instead of ignoring me God.
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