Originally Posted by Spetz
I looked at the pro but thought it wasn't worth it, as a lot of the mods seem cosmetic and it doesn't come with a body, wheels, tires etc.
So it becomes a lot more expensive by then.
BTW, 3Racing already makes both carbon and graphite upgrades for the FF03.
So, your opinion is that the FF01 in no way comes close to an FF03 in terms of handling?
Thanks for the reply
You're wrong. The upgrades are worth it even if you only consider the shocks (I am forgot what else comes in the box). That's about equal to the difference in price between the kits.
If you still have your body off the FF01, it will fit the FF03, and tires you're better off buying some separately, the ones in normal kits are just cheap crap.
I don't trust any of the aftermarket companies (I had bad experiences in the past) and you don't need anything that Tamiya doesn't make already.
Yep, the FF01 is a completely different idea to the FF03. All those cars of the past were just toys really. They didn't hold up to abuse very well, they weren't very performant, and had little tuneability. The recent offerings on the market are built with a different philosophy. If you want a basher, buy the cheap kit. If you want a little more, you can tune it. And if you want to go balls out, get the PRO. The difference may not seem that big, but it is. Tuneability is infinite on the new cars. In the past, you bought the kit and then some bling (at best). Tuning was limited mostly to getting ball bearings and rarely a speed-tuned gearset (too many gears anyway). There was carbon, one way diffs, uni joint driveshafts, etc, but for a platform that was heavy, difficult to upgrade and costly, it didn't make a difference.