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Old 11-12-2013, 07:42 PM
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My KR is rockin right now, cant kick it to the curb quite yet
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Old 11-12-2013, 10:26 PM
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Old 11-13-2013, 12:20 AM
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I am sure as soon as tony knows the parts needed for this he will let us know.
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Old 11-13-2013, 01:30 AM
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I wonder how much extra drag this will cause? Would be good to see this option on the K1 as well.
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U4456 I believe fits both cars
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Originally Posted by Tony Newland View Post
U4456 I believe fits both cars
May need to drill a hole to mount the shaft.
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Old 11-13-2013, 08:16 AM
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Where at spu?
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Originally Posted by Tony Newland View Post
Where at spu?
U4194 on K1 there is no hole to mount the shaft. On KF with different part # U4464 seems they cut a slot for the it.
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Ahh i see. Good eye. I havent looked at it real close yet. Maybe a running change
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Old 11-13-2013, 01:31 PM
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Noticed some running shocks on the rear and some front
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Old 11-13-2013, 02:18 PM
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thats a dope layout
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Old 11-13-2013, 02:42 PM
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The shocks can be run on the rear, but you need the alloy top mounts. The kit plastic ones really are only suitable for front shock mounting.

There are some features in the chassis that I think locate the shortie battery mounting system. So that's something else that might take it away from fitting the K1. Might well be possible to make it fit, but I'd guess it won't drop straight onto the K1 as it sits right now.
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Old 11-13-2013, 04:31 PM
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Ill find out
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I'm pre-ordering one of these just for the sake of building up my Schumacher collection, but I can't see myself ever driving it. The car will be a box-art shelf queen in my study.

Based on my experience with the SX3/Cougar which is essentially identical to the KF, it will be rubbish on anything less than super high traction. On a freshly goop'd track, the car was very easy to drive and I was actually faster than my SV2, but as the track degraded in the following weeks, I couldn't throw a setup at the car which would give any rear traction (this included 80grams of copper hanging off the bumper).

A lot of people have mentioned great rear weight distribution, but that's far from accurate. Sure a battery can be a little heavier than a motor, but look at the dimensions of the KF vs a traditional mid motor car. The SV2 has the motor positioned right at the rear wishbones, with the battery directly in front. The KF/K1 has the battery starting 20mm further forward and then you have another 35mm between the battery and the motor. This gives a very low rear weight bias. Using a shorty would make it even worse. The equivalent would be an SV2 with the motor mounted 20mm further forward with another 20mm spacer between the saddles and motor. No one would dream to run a car like that on anything but fly paper. I'd love to be proven wrong, but logically, I can't see this car being much use outside of EU.
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The almost, 20mm longer wheelbase (285mm) aids in weight bias to the rear. The original SV and SV2 both are very short (267mm), therefore putting much more bias on the front tires. If you picture the forward most part of either the motor or battery in both cars the KF is much further back than the SV2. With the majority of the weight further back the pivot point will be further back

Also most indoor USA tracks are fairly high grip, we run mostly worn out tires here or what we call ghost pins and sometimes full slicks. After looking at Toms setups from the worlds the car appeared to have more rear grip than most, the reason I say that is his front shocks were stood up as far as the towers would allow to increase steering response while the rest were running the front shocks laid down to lessen response and steering.

I think the car will be versatile on a variety of surfaces, time will tell
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