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    I have neglected this thread somewhat, figured i get all other stuff done and have sometime to make a worthy post.
    So im sticking with the Trueno for another year, it is who i am...if i was to be a car I would want to be either a Levin (3door) or a Trueno (3door). Many say pandora shells are thin/weak/overpriced for their quality but it lasted me a tough year and 4 months and can last another year and a bit. Pandora should pay me for this haha, or send another Trueno shell.

    On to the next point, i have had to remove the sway bar since fitting b-spec tyres. It was way too hard and furthermore i needed to basically reset my chassis..or so i thought. With the help of Cisco we tried adapting similar settings to him but it just does not work for me and I am glad i tried, because i now know where my sweet point lies.

    And the real car setup i ran seems to work best for me, what i took from Cisco is a slight reduction in caster by one shim. This allows a bit more contact of front wheels which allows me to push it even harder into corners. With their setup it felt too smooth, I felt i was simply not in control. And this is what makes RWD so much fun... we all have different setups and come comp days it not only shows skill on track but also your ability to setup your chassis.

    Dominating the rwd "regionals" last year I feel the ta05 is a good base, quality is great well besides a few issues but not sure if that's my own doing or not ...for example the upper control arms were bent at the adjustment thread. I just simply bent it back and off i went.

    Then about the b-spec tyres... they are amazing, these slowed the Trueno down alot and this made me happy. I am alot slower than the rest but I am not sure if its their gearing or suspension. I will gauge with Chris Long as we have always compared notes, if i can put it that way. Im not too worried if I am slower, i just don't want it looking unrealistic by crabbing etc. i rate these B-specs on par with higher end products. They dont heat up at all on our surface making for consistent drifting.

    So 2017 here we go... aim for this year is to be a nightmare for my opponents. Trueno now is no more new and my fear of knocking it is gone out of the window...


    (above)Where Little Trueno sleeps at night...
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    Quote Originally Posted by r0b1n View Post
    2017 ...

    I have neglected this thread somewhat, figured i get all other stuff done and have sometime to make a worthy post.
    So im sticking with the Trueno for another year, it is who i am...if i was to be a car I would want to be either a Levin (3door) or a Trueno (3door). Many say pandora shells are thin/weak/overpriced for their quality but it lasted me a tough year and 4 months and can last another year and a bit. Pandora should pay me for this haha, or send another Trueno shell.

    On to the next point, i have had to remove the sway bar since fitting b-spec tyres. It was way too hard and furthermore i needed to basically reset my chassis..or so i thought. With the help of Cisco we tried adapting similar settings to him but it just does not work for me and I am glad i tried, because i now know where my sweet point lies.

    And the real car setup i ran seems to work best for me, what i took from Cisco is a slight reduction in caster by one shim. This allows a bit more contact of front wheels which allows me to push it even harder into corners. With their setup it felt too smooth, I felt i was simply not in control. And this is what makes RWD so much fun... we all have different setups and come comp days it not only shows skill on track but also your ability to setup your chassis.

    Dominating the rwd "regionals" last year I feel the ta05 is a good base, quality is great well besides a few issues but not sure if that's my own doing or not ...for example the upper control arms were bent at the adjustment thread. I just simply bent it back and off i went.

    Then about the b-spec tyres... they are amazing, these slowed the Trueno down alot and this made me happy. I am alot slower than the rest but I am not sure if its their gearing or suspension. I will gauge with Chris Long as we have always compared notes, if i can put it that way. Im not too worried if I am slower, i just don't want it looking unrealistic by crabbing etc. i rate these B-specs on par with higher end products. They dont heat up at all on our surface making for consistent drifting.

    So 2017 here we go... aim for this year is to be a nightmare for my opponents. Trueno now is no more new and my fear of knocking it is gone out of the window...


    (above)Where Little Trueno sleeps at night...
    Wish I took first place in SA with this Little Trueno... Cant wait for 2018.

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