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Old 11-14-2016, 07:29 AM   #1
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Default Sakura D4 RWD for Racing?

Has anyone attempted to use a Sakura D4 RWD for racing (non drifting) with grippy tires, etc?
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The front geometry would need to be swapped out for something more conventional to start off.
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Is it because of the steep turning angles? Could it be compensated by adjusting the dual rate setting?
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For sanctioned competition or bashing with friends?
I could see it being fun for bashing, but not really practical for league races, unless everyone is running similar setups.
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the stock steering system gives way to much throw. You could mess with endpoints on your radio, but it would still be hard to drive IMHO. If you really wanted to do this starting with the 4wd version and removing the front drive components would be the way to go.
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It's a drift car. Keep it for drifting.

Spend 80 bucks and get an Xi Sport. They are both 3Racing, so the two platforms will share parts.
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Back in the day, like the 90s, RWD touring cars couldn't even hang with the FWD cars, but they were hella cool to watch wag their tails coming on power! I'd race them in a combined class if there was a weight compensation to equalize them with the 4WD cars.
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It's a drift car. Keep it for drifting.

Spend 80 bucks and get an Xi Sport. They are both 3Racing, so the two platforms will share parts.
While they are both 3 racing the platform as are different categories and generations. Very few if any significant parts will be shared across both cars
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Toe blocks, kingpin washers, hingepins, spool & outdrives, driveshafts, and certain plastics. It's significantly more commonality than the Yokomo drifter shares with a BD7, or a E10 shares with a Pro 5.

The point is, that one can spend $80 hacking up their Sakura D4, only to get unsatisfying results, or spend $80 and get a decent car for club racing or parking lot bashing. The side benefit being some parts commonality.
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