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Old 10-28-2001, 08:17 PM   #1
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anyone in runs a kawada sv10 alcyon 2 in other parts of the world other than ASIA??
i think we should start a thread about these amazing cars !
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anyone in runs a kawada sv10 alcyon 2 in other parts of the world other than ASIA??
i think we should start a thread about these amazing cars !
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They stopped importing them here in the USA right before the new model came out. I still run my old model from time to time, I would buy a new one if they were available.
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ya its a pity ...... these r really good cars i mean REALLY good !
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Definately a nice car.... I have 3 SV10s!!! but I'm in Asia... so I guess I don't count!
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Old 10-30-2001, 08:25 AM   #6
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They stopped importing them here in the USA right before the new model came out. I still run my old model from time to time, I would buy a new one if they were available.
Redmond Hobbies used to import the SV10s. I spoke to Stan when I was last passing thro Seattle. Apparently Kawada was not too interested in marketing their cars and just left everything to RH. I guess that is one of the problems with the smaller manufacturers.... they are afraid to expand too quickly!
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I still race my SV10 all the time and it still is VERY competitive. Redmond still has some parts in stock, but I bought the rest of the belts he had in stock a couple weeks ago (stocked up). I have owned 4, and still own 2. My brother has the other 2. I love this car. I've always run fulltime 4wd, but I'm gonna try the oneway on carpet, (I didn't like it on asphault.) I wish I could get my hands on that adjustable rear toe!!!
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glad to hear there r soo many people running these cars
well do post your setups , questions and etc etc about the car here ...
we can start up a forum like other brands of cars
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I may be crazy, but am I the only one who likes to run this car with one step softer springs up front? It seems the only way for it to steer hard on power! Man that drivetrain is freeeeeeeeeee!
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CIVIC91 I might have a extra adj rear toe piece. I know I have one for sure. Are you intertested in buying one?
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Civic: I have been running the SV10 II for the last season here in Singapore and I am also running softer front spring. The car seem to run better this way, my only complaint is the front belt seem to be a little too loose for my liking. Anyway if you do require parts for the Kawada, you can try contacting Mr Lee from Rotor Hooby in Singapore, He is the agant for Kawada here and I believe he does ship overseas. His email are [email protected]
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joeh wee hey u run sv102?
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yea the front belt is kinda lose on mine too ..
btw plz post your setup here
would like to learn more bout setups for this car
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The SV10I and II have always driven better on tight tracks with the suspension heavier in the back than the front!

Its actually quite easy to add a front belt tensioner onto the car. Let me find my digital camera and I'll show you!
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Actually I should clarify a bit. The SV10 already comes with a front tensioner, but for the SV10II this is almost unless. I have added a second tensioner for the front belt which does the job quite nicely... see for yourself!

The plastic piece is the plastic stand off for the turnbuckle mounts on the damper plate. The rest is pretty standard equipment anyone would have kicking around. You have to drill an extra hole on the vertical piece. Because it is off-centred you just rotate the entire mount to tension the belt.
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Heres a closer look at the front tensioner!
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