Originally Posted by angrymelon
Well I got mine together... Overall I like the kit, but ran into the lipo battery issue. Not sure I want to grind away at the chassis... Also no servo saver horn for a Hitec servo...
My last gripe is how stiff the suspension is. Has anyone tried any alternative methods to make this thing a little more soft? I haven't done much research but are the Dark Impact shock towers higher? Maybe using those towers with longer shocks? Using the Slash shocks to utilize the progressive springs maybe?
You can use Lipos in the DF03 cars. Just need to be careful with your choice of battery. I use Orion 3800mAh and ACE power 4300 "stick pack" style lipo. It is a tight squeeze with the Orions, but it works fine. My suggestion is you get some Corally bullets and solder the speedo wires flat, at 90 degrees to them. The ACE battery is a lot easier. So you see, you don't need to butcher the chassis.
The suspension is actually quite soft. Make sure you put it together properly and there's no issue with it.
DF03 buggies have much
taller shock towers and way longer shocks. There is no way these will fit under a sedan shell without major hacking of the body. Perhaps at the rear you could hack some of the tower and use a hatchback bodyshell and keep your fingers crossed it fits, but I am not sure what shell to recommend there (my Yokomo Ford Focus - MR4TC Rally chassis- fits over the rear Dark Impact tower just
). As to the front, you're on your own.
About the Hitec servo, check again with other people using it (how many splines does it have?), I am pretty sure one of those in the kit will fit. If not, get a Kimborough saver, they're way better than any Tamiya crap.