Kestler, my car will soon be here and I will wrench until its built.
The manual is actually pretty intuitive just make sure you read all the clearance numbers (ie. Xmm) and such. They also grey out areas on part that need to be trimmed with a razor blade. These are parts held over from the f2001.
Download the .pdf setup files from the kyosho.jp website.....you may need the newest Acrobat Reader to translate the japanese into english.
I've had good luck with Shimo's 11/2003 setup as a starter.....if you notice, the "World's" setup sheets omit the spring they used...making it somewhat useless.
A question though. I'm a bit confused about which rear shock piston they used. The explaination on the setup sheet from the kit was only in Japanese. I'm not sure if they used the one hole (same as front) a no hole piston or the stock two hole. I tried the one hole (I bought extra fronts) in the rear with 500# oil and I think I'm a bit stiff. I did however order a second set of shocks so I can quickly try an alternate piston/oil combo....they're "in the mail"
Parts: I was lucky enough to be in Tokyo on business but I really liked Champ RC. I've been ordering what I break and don't have from Tower. They seem to have 80% of the parts. Just type in the Kyosho part number from the exploded view in Tower's search window...that's the only way to quickly find it.
Parts compatability...The Mugen thrust bearings are the same...and the Mugen mrx3 clutch looks the same as the Kyosho 4 disk...(the kit comes with the 3 disk) so the gear carrier may work....I need to confirm this though.