OK I got some time in with my EVO before work today. I bought along my full set of tires this time as well
Remember this kit is dead stock with the following changes:
5th body post added
40 shore front and 37 shore rear
Stratus 2.1 body
Well this thing was straight up dialled. All the mods and fighting I had done with my V1RR to get it to go on this track well was already done for me on this car!! It did not snap out on the sweepers like my RR and it had plenty of off power steering with the 40/37 combo and stock springs. It carried immense corner speed I had to really stiffen up the RR to get it to carry the same amount of corner speed.
I have run a MTX3 at this same track and I really could not feel a huge difference between the cars. Possibly I could say the Mugen had better turn in, but I think this mugen had been played with a little and was running a 300M body.
Man I was totally impressed with the EVO. It is very easy to drive, far more than the V1RR. I could kind of get into a "groove" and just make it do what I wanted. The only ugly bit of handling was a slight on power push, BUT there is a reason for this read on!!
Tire wear was very even and I was using 59mm front and 63mm rears almost exactly what the kit specifies. The new .8 module gears give the car a different feel, difficult to spell it out but smoother is probably the word. The 3D clutch is hands down a better clutch than the Mugen now!! Mayby it is because my MTX3 clutch is a bit old or something, but the 3D clutch is smooth but also very grabby. The range of adjustment is more than the Mugen clutch as well.
As I said above I built the kit totally as per Kyosho specs but I forgot about the stupid 2.6mm screws in the rear diff!! I did not replace them with 3mm ones and consequently I had a nice pool of diff oil on the ground this morning. Thus my 5000 wt rear diff was pretty much empty and this is where I think the on power push was coming from. I will rebuild the diff properly and refill it with the 5000 wt for testing. I also want to try the TCD back there.
Well as I have said before it may not "look" much different to a RR but is certainly feels much better on the track. It was so dialled from stock I could not get a stupid grin off my face!!