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Old 09-02-2003, 10:55 AM
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Originally posted by Randman
I'll be goin to the track in a half hour or so, gonna try some new stuff today, hoping I get some good results.

One thing I noticed about our car is that the wheelbase is longer than other cars, that's good because it gives us a very smooth driving car, but I think that's part of the understeer problem we have. I'm going to grind on a couple things today and shorten the wheelbase, hopefully it will actually make the car a little more twitchy, which is how I like to drive it.
Good luck and have fun...wish our track had racing during the week.
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Old 09-02-2003, 11:12 AM
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I'll need the luck, and it's always about fun

I also made the switch to the Alfa 2.0 body, hopefully that can get the front end a little more planted.

I can't drive a car that pushes worth crap, so I'm basically just trying to get it to where the front has traction, and the back end is a little loose, and have the car a bit twitchy... all at the same time. We'll see how it goes.
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Old 09-02-2003, 12:23 PM
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Originally posted by Randman
I'll need the luck, and it's always about fun

I also made the switch to the Alfa 2.0 body, hopefully that can get the front end a little more planted.

I can't drive a car that pushes worth crap, so I'm basically just trying to get it to where the front has traction, and the back end is a little loose, and have the car a bit twitchy... all at the same time. We'll see how it goes.
Hi Randman, have you tried the LOSI ALFA body? It has tons of steering too. Also, with regards to the push your R2 is experiencing, have you tried putting the shock position front and rear to the outer most holes? I tried it before and the car gained so much initial steering and rear rotation. Sometimes, I play around with the camber in front by bumping it up a half degree more....just my 2cents
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Originally posted by JDM_DOHC_SiR
by not having them you will effectively get more droop..about 2mm worth.. I know that some time I run a ride hight of 5.5mm with a droop of 6~8mm some times

trust me it's worth it.....I have been using more droop lately and this car seems to like a lot of it..!!

-Dave
Hi dave, sorry for this newbie question....when you say more droop that means it has a higher number in the droop guage? I am currently running a 3mm droop in front and rear with a ride height of 5.5mm, What is the effect of more droop on the car? Thanks
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Old 09-02-2003, 01:42 PM
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Hi, here's what Teru of Xenon Racing emailed me last month
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Old 09-02-2003, 01:57 PM
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I went with this kit just like the speedway pal stuff a bit better
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Originally posted by Fatboy Joe
Hi, here's what Teru of Xenon Racing emailed me last month
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Terutaka sent you "those" pic`s
they look a lot like the one that I took from my camera...99.9999% sure they are the ones from my camera...and I never sent them to anyone...but I posted them on this board a month ago

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???

Terutaka sent you "those" pic`s
they look a lot like the one that I took from my camera...99.9999% sure they are the ones from my camera...and I never sent them to anyone...but I posted them on this board a month ago

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LOL, thought I recognised them maybe Mr Terutaka browses these forums and doesn't have his own digital camera
Come on which of you is he? Randman? is there something we don't know about you? KO?
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LOL, thought I recognised them maybe Mr Terutaka browses these forums and doesn't have his own digital camera
Come on which of you is he? Randman? is there something we don't know about you? KO?

LOL that is funny
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OH NO!! Dave is secretly working for Xenon! And he doesnt even know it!
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Originally posted by NMRCDude
OH NO!! Dave is secretly working for Xenon! And he doesnt even know it!
I wish ...I would save soooooooooooooooo much money that way ...

I'll have pic's for you all here in a couple of hours ...of the Xenon Chassis kit on the BLACK R2 Cuda

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Old 09-02-2003, 09:19 PM
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LOL, thought I recognised them maybe Mr Terutaka browses these forums and doesn't have his own digital camera
Come on which of you is he? Randman? is there something we don't know about you? KO?
I'm 99.1932786327852561453471647% sure it's Randy ?????
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Old 09-02-2003, 10:28 PM
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Hurry up with those pics Dave I'll fall asleep soon ok it's stupidly late, or early, however you look at it, any sane person would not be up at this time Thats what happens when you get into a good game of Battle Field 1942 and suddenly three hours has passed

Black should be interesting, hope you have all black electronics on it some nice carbon wheels would go nice on it too
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I agree. He was SUPPOSED to have them more than 24 hours ago!!!
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