I was able to do some testing yesterday and this morning with a local DM1! timer was not on but it was obvious that the car was better!
the pistons are 2 stage with compression holes being 2x1.6mm and rebound 2x1.8mm and 1000 wt oil, 1200 may be better but didnt have time to change them out again, most noticeable trait was transitioning between turns (chicanes) it was quicker and felt stable, exit grip was improved also.
For those that do not know about the RCshox 2 stage pistons, in a nutshell you can adjust your compression and rebound percentages via shock oil and hole sizes (the pistons have been tested on MIP's shock dyno!). I send them out with about a 2-3% different ratio with rebound being quicker. What this translates to is improved corner speed, better handling over bumpy sections and an overall planted machine!
Hard to tell with this pic but the pistons are two pieces.
LRP arm braces are also complete, since the GT cars in general are based off of off road kits the arms are extremely soft to avoid breakage while off road, well we do not have to worry about that and soft arms sag and are not consistent. The car i used for measuring not only had warped arms but they were not equal which wreaks havoc on setup and tweak.
Installation is simple but requires a 3/32 drill bit, hardware will be included. not seen on these pics is a counterbore pocket on the front set that clears the shock ends. On the rear you actually use one of the shock postion holes to mount the brace!
I have no idea how big or small the DM market is so these items will be on pre-order at RCShox.com until the end of the week with a discount for those that do pre-order. This gives me enough time to get materials in house and begin production.
A few questions for you tuners. IMO using shorter shocks in the rear and standing them up more is a more logical setup, or even with the stock shocks. I dont particularly like the shock mount positions in the rear because if you change the location you have to adjust collar to get the ride height back to where it was??
Has anyone played with front cantilever ratios? you can get the same effects as shock positioning on a standard tower setup by playing with the ratios.