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Old 08-13-2002, 08:39 PM   #301
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I'm afraid not.
You will have better luck finding it from overseas stores.
Yes, the price would be a little less than 300 there.
Try to email them first about the availability.

Have fun with it when you get it, it will be a crowd pleazer at your track.



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So is there a distributor for the car in the U.S.?
If so what would the Price be, around 300 or so is
what I been seeing.

Or would I have to get one from One of the Overseas
Companies?

Thanks for any help.

2fast4u2 racing. Home of the TK mod. (Go Faster)

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Old 08-14-2002, 09:43 AM   #302
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rcruv - do you have one. If you do what would be a few options to oder with the car as well. Also what would be a few good parts to get extra. As every car breaks. Just depends on what items on what cars break.

Found it for 285. Not sure what color yet, prob red.

Thanks for any info.
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Old 08-14-2002, 11:00 AM   #303
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chassis would be good. This is because of the front bumper holder is too thick.
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Old 08-14-2002, 06:48 PM   #304
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That's a nice price.
They have lots of square option parts you might want to buy with the kit.

I got extra arms, knuckles, c hubs, dog bones. Parts are flexible so it will take lots of abuse before they break.

I would've gotten rear adjustable ball end, torque rods, maybe aluminum c hubs.

You can see the pictures a few pages down this thread.

Post some pics when you build it.

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rcruv - do you have one. If you do what would be a few options to oder with the car as well. Also what would be a few good parts to get extra. As every car breaks. Just depends on what items on what cars break.

Found it for 285. Not sure what color yet, prob red.

Thanks for any info.
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Old 08-26-2002, 12:34 PM   #305
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Arrow Gearing for a 12X2T motor

Hello can anyone help me in a gearing for the barracuda with a 12x2T motor for a medium-big track?? Another little thing, has anyone an english version of the manual, or an online version to translate it??
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Old 08-27-2002, 08:33 PM   #306
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Hello can anyone help me in a gearing for the barracuda with a 12x2T motor for a medium-big track?? Another little thing, has anyone an english version of the manual, or an online version to translate it??
Thank's
Since nobody seems to read the thread, you better check the gear ratio with your local top drivers.
Internal gear ratio of Barracuda is 2.44.

Try to scan the part of the manual that you want to read and post it here. Some of us could help you out.

Hope this helps.
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Old 09-07-2002, 10:36 AM   #307
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Hello after gearing my Barracuda I tested on my local track.
I'm not used to dirve a car with one-way, it seems to leave the corners faster than my old Axis II. But I have some problems. This is the first kit I have builded and I hope I have done a good job. The first problem I have is when I try to brake (the car is not turning), the car makes a fast turn allway to the same side. I have cheked the shocks, they have the same length and the high of the car in each side is the same, I haven't cheked the weight but could this be the problem??
The secons problem I have is that when I make a turn sometiems I lolst the grip on the back weels, How can I increase the grip in this moments?? This is my set-up

Take off cs27

Front

Toe-in - 0
Camber - 1
Ride height - 6
Oil - 35wt
Spring black standard
Shock tower position - 3rd from outside
Shock position in a arm - inner hole
Knuckle arm hole - uper
Shock length - 61

Rear

Camber - 2
Ride height - 6.5
Oil - 35wt
Spring black standard
Shock tower position - 3nd from inside
Shock position in a arm - outter hole
Knuckle arm hole - bottom
Shock length - 61.5

All the other things are like the manual.
The trak is really big (for 1/4 and 1/5) with lots of grip.

Wich is the rate for the black standard spring??


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Old 09-10-2002, 01:22 AM   #308
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You need softer springs for rear.
Buy yokomo springs. They fit perfect.
And maybe good racing slicks.
Reduce ride height if the track has decent traction.

Here's my last setup I was working on.
Try this and see it helps.

You may also want to set the length of socks slightly differently because the a-arms are not perfectly same.

Last thing to do is to checking the tweak.
Barracuda has some torque steer. Try to counter weight if you want.

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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
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Old 09-10-2002, 03:28 AM   #309
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You need softer springs for rear.
Buy yokomo springs. They fit perfect.

The springs from HPI fit as the ones from Yokomo??


You may also want to set the length of socks slightly differently because the a-arms are not perfectly same.


What do you mean? betwen the front and the rear, or betwen the two sides??

Thanks a lot for your help
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Old 09-10-2002, 04:24 AM   #310
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What is kickup? And what is anti-dive?
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How good is this car compare to a TC3 ? I heard a lot of people are using this in Thailand. I read you thread and it sounds good.
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Old 09-10-2002, 08:36 AM   #312
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I haven't tried HPI springs.

Between front right and left. Then rear right and left.


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You need softer springs for rear.
Buy yokomo springs. They fit perfect.

The springs from HPI fit as the ones from Yokomo??


You may also want to set the length of socks slightly differently because the a-arms are not perfectly same.


What do you mean? betwen the front and the rear, or betwen the two sides??

Thanks a lot for your help
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Old 09-10-2002, 08:40 AM   #313
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rcruv- you race at socal?
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Old 09-10-2002, 08:40 AM   #314
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Kickup is the degree of the front axle relative to the chassis.
2 degree means it's inclined rearward from the vertical line.

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Old 09-10-2002, 08:41 AM   #315
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It's a good car with smooth handling and fast accelleration.
And more suitable for the medium to big size tracks.

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