Originally Posted by walzjer
@daleburr Thank you for your fast answer. That sounds quite good.
Maybe someone else can give me another feedback.
I have no experience with Yokomo. That being said, I ran with my T4'14 quite a bit on both low and medium to high grip asphalt recently, and was super happy (and quite fast) with it. There's lots of tunability in the car, even without expensive option parts, and you can really change the character of the car from relaxed wet noodle to razor sharp and aggressive.
The parts I'd recommend to have would be:
- Appropriate spur for your intended class. I don't really like the offset spurs. Serpent are easy to find and fit well, although their concentricity seems just a touch lacking, which is fine for 48 pitch but might be an issue for 64-pitch.
- Shock and diff oils
- Selection of 0.5mm, 1.0mm, and 2.0mm aluminum shims from your favorite cheap Hong Kong brand, for tuning.
- DCJs (Spec-R have been great for me, cheap and reliable)
- Motor mount post - well worth it, and IMO a must-have for medium or higher grip, as it seems to add precision and balance the flex better.
- Graphite arm plates for medium or higher grip - gives the car a more locked-in, precise feeling, but does make it just a touch less willing to dig the front end in and yank the car around.
- Springs to play with, to see what you like. The cost can add up, but you can keep them across chassis if you stick with Xray.
- Aluminum or maybe graphite adjustable battery retainers. The kit ones are fine for a while, but they get sloppy eventually.
- CSO Top Deck Shims (makes shimming the top deck much easier, although I've heard they can be inconsistent in thickness causing top deck tweak). Shimming the top deck and removing the motor mount post screw seems to work well when grip is really low, to give the car more grip.
- Stick-on weights: this car is light!
Other than that.... Everything's in the box!