Originally posted by packetdreamer
thanks and i have replied. (two times).
Got it, thanks.
i am placing an order and just wondering if i should try the ssg parts...if they are significantly better i will.
are there any known benefits to the metal shock bodies? and what other key hop ups are suggested. the car already runs excellently, but i figured i would just ask since i am putting the order in.
The only reason I got the SSG parts were for bling, bling. They look good but now I have a spare set of shocktowers!
I find the Al. shock bodies to be smoother but then again this is just a matter of preparing the pistons. If you take the time to slice off all the bits sticking out then you'll achieve the same smoothness. A lot of people still prefer the stock shock bodies. They don't expand with heat hence you won't have a leak. They're also lighter.
Key hops-ups? For performance I'd recommend the following:-
- a set of Ti screws for the whole car,
- Ti front and main layshafts,
- the orange clutch shoes,
- the lightweight pinion bell housing,
- the Pro brake pads,
- ventilated brake disk,
- lightweight pulley adapters,
- maybe the new Al. front roll-bar levers,
- ceramic diff balls,
- change all the steering ball joints to proper 5.8 mm ones,
- ceramic bearings for the whole car (except the few that you can't get anyway),
- change the wheel axles to the pro ones from the 705,
- modify the tank fuel exit to fo to the rear of the cap,
- modify for a shorter wheel base,
- use servos rated to less than 0.1sec,
- change to the fastest engine you can,
- tune the above in conjuction with a good pipe,
Then practise like mad (unlike me) because the car will be quicker than you can blink!
I'll be "investigating" these when I have the time :sneaky" :-
- change the dogbones to the pro ones from the 835,
- drivebelts from the G4
- solid rear axle
OK, now you'll have to go break the bank.