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Old 06-25-2014, 01:30 PM   #16
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Since I entered the hobby, I asked myself why there was no 2wd class in tc. The advantage of 4wd is clearly, but 2wd is (for me) much more fun to drive, because you cannot just step on the brake/throttle without total control. This makes it a greater pleasure to drive a perfect lap.
The dampened front of the GT2R is a plus, instead it is a primitve grease damper. If I had a wish, I would like to see front brake system. With the narrow rear tires it will be hard to brake after a straight...
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Old 06-25-2014, 01:33 PM   #17
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Their damper tube is ten times better than a lubed kingpin. Is has a lot more surface contact, and it should be a lot more consistent, also because the grease basically has nowhere to go. And of course there's the fact that a separate damper tube just has to do that: dampen, while the kingpin already has to carry the wheel and steer with it while moving up and down. Same goes for the notches in the kingpin; that won't work, because the loads applied on the kingpin during cornering would make said notches catch inside the pivot ball. Greased kingpins do work okay for one run obviously, but they are messy and a band-aid IMO. I'm surprised it took that long for manufacturers to engineer some proper front dampening into pan cars.

As for rear toe-in... For some reason I don't see that happening. lol
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Old 07-03-2014, 11:26 AM   #18
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I just want to know where i can purchase KAWADA products here in
europe, especially germany. On their HP it looks like the company GRAUPNER
here in germany is the official distributor, but i gave them a call and
they don't now anything about KAWADA

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Old 07-03-2014, 12:18 PM   #19
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I don't think the name is long enough considering its a fancy F103GT. It should be the K2WDRWD1/10DDTCv1.
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Old 07-03-2014, 03:03 PM   #20
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I like the Idea of a RWD car for VTA or USGT but this car is really a Pan car. A touring chassis needs to have Front and Rear independent suspension to handle like our 4wd cars.
In the 90s We used to race the Associated RC10DS. A RWD rubber tire full suspension car. They were fun, cheap and sometimes an handful to drive.
Sadly this Kawada could take its place on my shelf with my Oval , Road course pan cars, and My F1 . With a price of nearly $350.00 I will be a hard sell to Guys who already need to spend $400.00 plus on their TC's to be compete
Hopefully I'm wrong about the Kawada
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