Changing oil in the shocks was quick and skill-free, just fill up, bleed
the excess out of the top cap screw hole, then close the hole. Done and
I never got chance to change seals or pistons, but those jobs look to be
equally nice, far easier than the AE shocks thats for sure.
The centre one way and slipper are great items. Its a shame they couldn't
include a front one-way in the kit also so you have a choice, lets hope the
cost isn't too high. The drivetrain freed up nicely after a few runs and running the front belt at loosest setting and rear at kit, there was never any belt slip. I have heard from people who have experienced belt slip with their new cars even at tighter settings than kit, not sure why.
The ability to run Losi style wheels all round on the car is a great choice
by Yokomo. It enabled me to borrow wheels from a XX4 driver for instance,
and will widen the cars appeal.
The loose pin when using losi style wheels is a problem though, and the
length also looks like it might not be enough, I suspect it might strip
some wheels in some circumstances but that is just a guess. Adding a
longer roll pin from a Losi / B4 should make it more secure.
I really like the BX, it not only looks amazing in all regards but also performs
and is good to work on. Parts for my BC Special were expensive and in some
cases extortionate, which eventually put me off the car. The BX does look
very strong indeed so buying spares could be a relative rarity to the BC
Special, we'll have to see.
My review car sadly is going to a new home, If I could keep it I
would. Its one of those cars that I'd like to try again some day when
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