Originally Posted by narcotiks
thats great thanks for the info!
i dont have a very good setup knowledge and just don't want to find myself stuck with no idea what to change.
i would like a new one,Are there going to be quite a few new parts in the new kit that haven't been mention here?
Will it be the same price as the current A700?
The kit right now brand new is about 700 aussie dollars, how much would a good inventory of spares be on top of that? would rather make a big order with car and enough spares for ages and not have to frequently order parts from europe paying shipping each time, and to have a spare of the essential parts on a race day.
The only thing which is important is to be very accurate with the build and the moment you make setup changes. When you adjust your rear camber for example, the toe/alignment will change as well, so this need to be re adjusted.
If you don't have a very good setup knowledge yet you can just focus on alignment, changing springs/damping, anti-rollbars and diffs for example. All the reactive caster, anti effects and such you can leave those for what they are because those are more for fine tuning if you ask me.
If you have the Hudy setup guide it shouldn't be difficult to get the car to handle like you want it to.
I will ask Oleg if I'm allowed to post further info about the new kit, since we spoke privately I'm not sure if I can post all the details yet. Maybe he wants to have everything announced in a press release first.
Regarding the spares, I can't comment on which parts break/ are vulnerable on the car since I haven't crashed it yet.
Personally I would get the following spares:
-Spare set of bearings
-One complete front driveshaft
-One complete rear driveshaft
-Two lower wishbones
-Spare diff maybe, also easy for setup
It also depends I think on which class you will be running. I'm running 13.5 blinky (ETS setup) so the car hardly wears at all. I'm pretty sure I can run the car for an entire season without replacing a single part. When you will be running modified you might want a entire spare drivetrain, but I'm not sure about that.
In terms of part quality, there is simply nothing which can match this car. The gear differential should be exhibited in some kind of engineering art gallery.