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Old 05-12-2005, 05:03 AM   #76
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THe ALEX Version will have the following colors.
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THe PAL version should be...
Satin Silver..and Possibly a new Color...
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Dave, do you know of any reason the price of the stinger is set at 55K yen ? (rather much for a stock TC)..
Is it made out of an - yet to be found, secrect compound that makes it win every race ?
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Old 05-12-2005, 05:19 AM   #77
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Dave, do you know of any reason the price of the stinger is set at 55K yen ? (rather much for a stock TC)..
Is it made out of an - yet to be found, secrect compound that makes it win every race ?
I know for one thing that ALEX will not be using the straight carbon with the stinger...and 55000 is not too bacd of a List price..since the 2005spec Pro4 lists for 57500
anyways you shouldn`t need too much from what I have been told..also the Stinger layout looks very similar to the IRS TC3 chassis
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Old 05-12-2005, 06:29 AM   #78
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Hmm, I was hoping they'd change the bevel input gears slightly, the little ears to hold it in place are just too much hassle. I'd rather have a small grub screw which would mean you could remove the bevel gear from the bearings without damaging it, most of the time it requires a new one.

So will the PAL version be even more expensive? I hope they include atleast some titanium goodies, or the steel screws use a hex head instead of the cross head ones.
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Old 05-12-2005, 08:46 AM   #79
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pics of the shaft version are posted..

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Old 05-12-2005, 09:03 AM   #80
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pics of the shaft version are posted..

tickle me
Thanks for the link, pity it looks hideous imo.
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Old 05-12-2005, 09:48 AM   #81
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Look at those gearcases!!!!
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Old 05-12-2005, 09:52 AM   #82
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i've been watching with anticipation for this development. alex is usually pretty innovative. preliminary comments, which nobody asked for.,

pros:

- sealed drive
- vertical ballstuds at chassis
- precise/durable aluminum bulkheads
- hingepin style suspension, which is more adjustable (i actually liked the balls since you don't ever have to shim them for play)

cons:

- gay bumper (the mounting posts almost rub the shocks as it's not nearly extended enough).
- wide... extra wide chassis. (maybe the sanctioning bodies have planned a secret rule change that calls for a 7mm minimum ride height)
- chassis could have been moulded, or at least the rails could have been fastened to it without screws so as to minimize tweak caused by shear.
- questionable ackermann alignment. the tie rods are way angled and it will get worse through the steering throw as the knuckle travels forward. perhaps the belt version will lift the rack over the arms and translate it forward as well since the shaft will be... gone.
- two piece diff cases. they could have been one piece (cast maybe) and the bearings could have slid in from the top/bottom using plastic inserts to hold them in place while the bulks seal to the chassis. again to minimize the surfaces that could shear against each other. picture it... the input shafts slide out of the top and the diffs slide out of the bottom.
- where do the sway bars mount to the chassis?
- centershaft drive should use plasic blades on 'em, as the pins will eat aluminum for breakfast and you will be left with a nice divot and tons of backlash over time.

it's early, we'll see how it goes... and the secrets we can't see may be uncovered.

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Old 05-12-2005, 01:33 PM   #83
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IMO it's pretty ugly. Maybe it works okay, but it better work great, cause it is fugly.
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hmm, it isn't elegant
Lots of room for electronics but they could do with shaving a few mm off the width of the chassis.
They could make it quite a bit narrower if they make the side rails big enough and locate the alloy braces well enough so that the cells are slide in the side under the upper rail and possibly have the outer edge of the cell still under the rail a bit. May make how you connect the cells to the speedo a little limited but it could be done....
On the other side they'de have to do a similar thing to the Barracuda, make it so the servo needs trimming

The bumper looks temperary since they only finished making proto type.

Thought they weren't going to go with rack steering, I hope that changes, or they atleast give us more steering throw than the R3.

Seems to have an alloy/graphite backbone under the main shaft, I like that idea, would be nice if there are spaces to add lead weights for ballast.

Looks like an alloy diff at the rear, I wonder if that will make it into the production car.
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Got rid of my IRS TC3 as it was a second a lap slower than my R2!

Its early days, we'll have to wait and see if they can pull the rabbit out the hat with this one
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If we can't get the one that we love , then we have to love the one we get
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Got rid of my IRS TC3 as it was a second a lap slower than my R2!

Its early days, we'll have to wait and see if they can pull the rabbit out the hat with this one
If you don't like what you see... then wait for the PAL version ... I know it will look quite different .. plus it will be on a diet for the Bulkheads.. and possibly a bit narrower chassis
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If you don't like what you see... then wait for the PAL version ... I know it will look quite different .. plus it will be on a diet for the Bulkheads.. and possibly a bit narrower chassis
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Pictures Dave ! pictures !

We can't wait !!!

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Man thats a lot of Lovin' then
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For pictures of the Stinger, visit:

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