Originally Posted by Korey Harbke
It's gaining in popularity. Corally just released a Worlds Edition Kit here recently, and it will use std US type wheels (all of the major companies like jaco, Parma, CRC, etc...) And include the tried and trued AE Dynamic Strut front end
We're hoping this helps the car gain some popularity in the states!
I have had the US Spec car for about 6 months, it came drilled for the AE frontend, but I still run the Orig front end, have run the AE Dynamic F/End, waiting for the new CRC Strut set up to show. The Corally F/End has some great features, like wheel bearing choices, and the ease of setting Camber, spring rate, etc. It does lack (my opinion) fine hieght adjustment, and it has some slop in the strut screw itself, it is a little wide with some rims.
The Rear end of the car is where I see the biggest advantage, and disadvatages.
The Diff if built corretly is smooth and free, don't over lube, and yes full Ceramic bearings, on the poor side, wheel mounting screws, the head of Metric screws are larger in Dia then US stand screws, need to retap the hubs to acept US Stand thred, on the Drive side you need to take extreem care to use the correct length, if they are to long at all, they go directly into the outer Diff Ring.
The T-Bar is the easiest to change of ANY T-Bar ever, the mounts are smooth as silk, the key beeing the clam shell, with Mega O-Ring.
Ceramic Bearings can't ask for more here.
The rear Bulkhead Assembly Good points. One a piece unit, this in itself is great for alignment, and very ridged, top and bottom plates are well designed.
Bad points, One a piece unit, the Torq Tube is not replaceable, if you get, or Smack the Tube hard it can bend taking the bulkhead alignment out with it. The bearing holders are week to side impactm the bearing will push through if you hit the side of the tire hard enough.
Side Dampners, Well built, and sturdy, only minus here is there is there is no grooves for the lube to hold onto.