Originally Posted by TwoWheel
I resorted to foam tires
I've seen many F103GT owners use foams and I have to say I never quite understood why. Kind of defeats the whole point of such a car IMHO. Basically what you end up with is a terrible WGT.
I think the F103GT has numerous flaws, and to make things worse, this kit was aimed at people who often had no clue about what they were doing. I'm under the impression that the class could be much more convincing with a better designed chassis, in the hands of good racers. The Yokomo GT500 class is proof a rubber pan car can be fun to race. Of course any DDTC will remain by design harder to drive than a 4WD or even a FWD TC, but it can be made to work for sure. I know when I tried it 2 or 3 years back, I managed to get a usable setup on asphalt with just a careful build and within a few battery packs. It sure wasn't as fast as I would have liked ( I seem to recall an annoying understeer at low speed, for instance) but you could drive it around a track easily, and that's with a close to box-stock car, just scratching the surface. (TBH my only incursion on carpet was much less convincing, but I just tried it for a few minutes before focusing back on my regular TC for that day.)
Anyway, back to the Kawada...
340$ + sure is steep when you can get a CRC WGT for less than 230 ! Let's hope the street price is lower when it's released.