Originally Posted by dr_catman
Hey mdhawaii, are you going to update the ultimate X etc taking the Evo or Evo WC into consideration? Or is it still relevant?
I think there are five schools of thought when it comes to upgrades:
1. Run the car as it came in the kit
2. Upgrade certain parts for durability, weight savings and best performance, but only with those parts made by the manufacturer
3. Upgrade certain parts for durability, weight savings and best performance - and it doesn't matter who makes the parts
4. Upgrade because the new version of the car comes with the parts
5. Upgrade just to upgrade, it doesn't matter what it does.
I'm a #3 guy. When the Evo came out, I asked myself which one of the new parts I would get for my car. The only thing that caught my eye was the shocks - and I still haven't gotten them yet.
The new brake pulley sure looks nice, but I haven't had any problems with my pulley and the KFactory brakes on my car work great.
The rear bulkhead looks like it has some possibilities, but I haven't heard any feedback about it. Is anybody actually using those other camber link holes?
About the only thing I spied that I didn't see before was the Lightweight 1st Gear Housing. That looks like something I might have to get.
So IMO, there are only two parts that came out of the Evo/Evo WC for inclusion in the UE/X spec. The 1st Gear Housing is an easy one. Everyone seems to like the new shocks - but I don't think I've come across any "road test" info that says exactly how they are better out on the track. I may give them a try in the near future.
I really can't guage what the level of interest is in maintaining the UE/X spec. If you have a standard RRR or RRR WCE (or just bought one), I still think it's a good reference document if you're considering getting any upgrades.
BTW: That new Kyosho spool looks promising (VZW220), but I haven't gotten any feedback on it yet.
I have to stop doing so many things and make the effort to update the spec. Too many fun things to do and work on, but so little time to do them all.