Well I picked up my new ride this afternoon, along with a new REX RER12, TM Fuel filter, low friction belts, and futaba 9550 from Brooklyn Hobbies today. Call it official, I am back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Upon assembling the car so far, I have noticed quite a few changes from the original kits.
First, it comes with tires, a adapter plate for your starter box.
Second, gone are the little green orings for the cups, TM added shims behind the drive cup on the backside of the inner bearing,.
Last, the steering!!!
I admit I had a little bit of cinfusion when asmebling it, rails were smooth by themselves, but after you put it together it was no good. After about a hour of scratching my heaad i had a mental lightning storm( you should have seen it), the K factory aluminum sterring post mounts have a nipple that is suppost to fit in the bulkhead as per the instruction. No matter what i ahd done this method of assembley was not working. So what I had done was flip the mounts over so the smooth side faces the bulkhead and the nipple acts as a stop. Now, you should really be here to beleive me what I am about to tell you all. The steering is like BUTTER!!!!!!!! It is so free that if you turn the chassis on its side the servo save under it own weight move the entire travel of the posts, in both directions. I was shocked. The I was so happy with these results, that I packed it up for the night. Tommorrow is a new day.
I hope this helps, and I will keep you all posted on my new findings.