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Old 05-23-2002, 12:01 AM   #106
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You need cut some of the roll bar away in order to fit in Barracuda. Or you can use KX-One Rear Anti-roll bar for it. It is a little wider than Yokomo's.
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Old 05-23-2002, 12:20 AM   #107
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You need cut some of the roll bar away in order to fit in Barracuda. Or you can use KX-One Rear Anti-roll bar for it. It is a little wider than Yokomo's.
Is Kx-one anti roll bar for rear of Barracuda?
And yokomo front for front of Barracuda?

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BTW, the car didn't have much torq steer. Sweet.
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Old 05-23-2002, 12:41 AM   #108
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Torque Steer is not as bad as TC 3 because of the motor location. But in order to fix the severe left and right radius. You need to add more weight on the left side of the chassis to balance out the car.

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Old 05-23-2002, 12:42 AM   #109
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I recommend another options:

KX-One Rear Anti Roll Bar for both front and Rear or Yokomo anti Roll Bar for both front and Rear.
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Old 05-23-2002, 04:24 PM   #110
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I just got mine today. It is very nice. Can't wait to build it but I must. I have to get a real car tommorrow.
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Old 05-23-2002, 06:17 PM   #111
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I just got mine today. It is very nice. Can't wait to build it but I must. I have to get a real car tommorrow.
Congratulations!

We will wait for your opinion on the car.

Did you also get all the hop-up parts too?
Did you get purple one or the blue one?
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Old 05-23-2002, 06:23 PM   #112
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A barracuda racer told that he uses droop screws (not included) to come up with the setup at the track then adjust the shock length to race.

Right now I don't use droop screws 'cuz I adjusted droops with shock length.
I only race at one track right now.

How you guys are doing?
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Old 05-23-2002, 07:19 PM   #113
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rcruv how many degrees of rear toe-in are those in the pictures you posted?
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Old 05-23-2002, 07:42 PM   #114
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OKay.

Here is a problem that question some of Barracuda racers in here, the A arms levelling is different for both front and rear. We are suspecting that this is because of the mold that they use for their A Arms. They only use one mold for both side instead of two opposite mold. That's why when you snap the ballhead for the A Arms. One side is always smoother than the other.

Two ways to correct this problem.

1. Use of Droop Screws
2. Adjust the shock Length (One side is longer than the other)

The Original One Way tends to have a lot of problem. The option Double One Way is the way to correct this problem and at the same time help make the transmission smoother.

I saw some Japanese racer that cut the entire rear portion of the cover out. This is because that the rock and sand do not travel to that part of the car. By doing this, you can change the Spur Gear by removing the upperdeck only instead of removing the upperdeck and rear shock tower.
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Old 05-23-2002, 09:32 PM   #115
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TRF414M: have you finished your KX-One? I'd like to see you race with ah Wing (type T?). EGR this Sat evening?
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Old 05-23-2002, 09:55 PM   #116
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I finished my KX-One but I didn't do too good of a job. I need to use the different ballcup and ballhead for this car. So I went to International and look at his KX-One. I decided to change everything to 4.8mm ballhead instead of 5.8mm and I need to change the shock to V-One R instead of Altas. So I will try to finish it by next week including a new body for this car. Too much work but too little time.

I just figure out where to put the senor holder instead of using lexan sheet or drilling hole at the chassis. I bought Yokomo's senor holer and put it on the bottom left hole of the front aluminium plate.

I am kind of regretting buying this damn KX-One because it is just pain in the butt to build this stupid thing.
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rcruv how many degrees of rear toe-in are those in the pictures you posted?
Manual says it's 2.

I didn't measure it though.
It looked much less than 3 toe-in of my TC3, so I guess it should be about right.

Good for me 'cuz I was going to reduce the rear toe-in of TC3 to 2 to get bit more speed at straightway.
Maybe that was why I felt the car was pretty fast at the straightway.

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Old 05-24-2002, 10:43 AM   #118
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hi TRF
just wondering what is your init comment on the KX One
when KX One was first released, ppl said it handles like PRO3 as the weight is very centered. Seems KXOne is a good car and a big innovation.. but due to some reputation problem, it's not very common... too bad for Kyosho.

BTW, TRF.. where u usally play your car?
I play at EGR about once a month (quite busy this moment)
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Old 05-24-2002, 07:40 PM   #119
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I finished building it earlier this week, but I found out there are too many movement. So, I took almost everything apart and fix them up again by adding shims all over the place. But I just cannot take out that damn left and right movement of the A Arms. After that, I have to fix my front shocks because I am just keeping the length problem. I try to use the shock length that they recommend in the setting sheet but it is still too long. I need to get the shaft from Atlas (28mm) to try to get it down a little more. Hopefully, I can test my car by next week. The car looks cool but I think it is just pain building it.

I usually go to Kai Tak on Friday night or EGR on Saturday, depends where my friends are going.

After KX-One, I have to fix my Barracuda because the ballcup is having a lot of slop. I am planning to replace everything with 4.8mm instead of 4.3mm.
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Old 05-24-2002, 08:02 PM   #120
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TRF414M - What kind of track do you run with that Barracuda setup?
Have you tried front anti roll bar from Atlas YM-34? It looks pretty close to the one on kai site.
Their springs are in the same spec as Barracuda springs too.

This is optional torq rod installed. I think Every Barracuda needs this one.


Here you can see the droop screw (not came in with the kit) put in and also the optional battery holder for easy battery change using body pins.


BTW, many of these pictures are courtesy of

http://www2u.biglobe.ne.jp/~kmodels/
http://www2.ocn.ne.jp/~sw-pal/
http://www.much-more.co.kr/carkits.html

As far as I know currently they don't sell overseas.

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