Originally Posted by MadRacer
Hi Bender, How is the Dark impact going?? are you racing at Ipswitch as i have a mate interested in getting one.. Did you buy it in Brisbane and does it have ball diffs and are the shock upgrades really needed??
It looks really good Thanks Mark..
The car is running very well
At this stage the car will make it's proper debut at the Grand Slam at Ipswich in two weeks - but that's IF I can get tyres.
I'm having great difficult in getting tyres atm, both locally and os
I bought it from rc champ in Japan as their prices are very cheap, I wouldn't buy any car kit locally.
Yes, it comes with ball diffs and is fully ball raced with the exception of the steering bellcranks (an easy $10 fix).
As for the shocks, I'd say personally that they DO need to be upgraded. Tamiya's newer black plastic shocks are simply not as good as their old yellow CVA units. The holes in the piston are too big, and the tolerances between piston and shock body aren't very good, at least not good enough for racing.
IMO shocks, CVD's, turnbuckles, and a gear adaptor are required for competative running, anything else is optional.