Originally posted by Sow&Steady
Oh, the new kits come with thicker rear shocktower, thicker bumber plate and longer rear lower arms?
What's the purpose of the longer rear arms? For more rear camber?
The shorter original arms could lead to the pivot balls being pulled out.
Well, I just got my new 710 to store beside my other one
and it didn't come with any of the upgraded parts except the black flywheel and spring-steel-coloured gear.
Personally it makes very little difference to me - I've not broken anything since getting my first 710 even though I was practicing running into concerete curbstones on my track at the weekend
The 710 ran brilliantly both on Sat and Sunday here - my only change to the standard setup was to mount the front shocks on the lowest setting, remove the front anti-rollbar and set the right rear camber to -3.5 degrees.
I was getting minimal understeer going into the high speed turns (and was quicker than all other 1:10ths through there) and none at all into the hairpins.
Coming out of the turns the car drifted nicely and gave the confidence to really nail the throttle early and get good speed on the straight.
Under breaking, the rear end would lose just enough grip to give a really nice turn in.
It was really breath-taking to drive the car
now just got to wait a couple of weeks until my next bike race is over and then I'll be back at the track!