Originally Posted by machgo5go
You are absolutely right!
To me there is nothing wrong with Factory plastic shocks
which I am really happy lately how this car transform to on track performance.
I was just curious so that is which I am asking since no one want to spend more $ on something without feedbacks.
Those shocks have been around for at least the past 7 years, they were shiny but that’s about it, couldn’t find rebuild kits for them, so I tossed them and went back to the stock Kyosho plastic shocks.
Even had the Kyosho optional metal GT shocks, much nicer build quality, plenty replacement parts, but the increase in weight over the plastic made it a no brainer to switch back.
If you want to gain an advantage in GT track racing, you need to be willing to try different things that everyone else at the track swears against.
Most track racer guys blindly follow what they think the "big pro’s" (who shouldn’t even be racing in the GT class) are using.
Pro drivers will always beat you on the track. They have excellent driver talent, but its more than that, they have access to stuff you don’t.
They can afford to use new stuff in every qualifier against you because they get it all for free and some of the stuff is totally custom made for or by them.
Just remember this….. the goal of every factory supported driver is to get you to buy or to continue to buy the products they’re getting for free.
Keep that in mind next time a factory guy comes to your track and whips everyone’s butt.
Hope it helps.