Alongside some general upgrades and bits and bobs, the major purchase was a Kazama GSX-R conversion kit for my WUN FR-D and parts to suit.
Lots of goodies and OD upgrades for this build. Some fresh TRF tools (check out my post regarding them: http://forum.driftmission.com/Thread-tamiya-trf-tools)
What's in the box?
All black anodised aluminium. including:
and funky stiffener deck
It's very low profile, taking a lot of inspiration from modern touring car concepts like floating servo and narrow chassis.
It also ditches the 2.5mm hinge pin system in favour of the more common and arguably more durable 3mm system.
Initially I bought a WUN open gear case as OD's were out of stock everywhere. Since then, I managed to pick one up on a rare restock and have subbed it in for the open equivalent. Regardless of which, the WUN open gear case as a very nice piece, looking elegant on otherwise chunky-looking Doripake's.
For knuckles, I used some unusual Spice KPI's. These cost around 3500Yen and are something I haven't seen online. They use MST-style stub axles and are very well finished. Tolerances are good and fit and finish is exemplary. I do have a few issues with the top KPI mounting area as it can bind ith your steering linkage at full lock, but otherwise they have served me well.
Other bits and bobs.
Kazama's top deck is outrageously flexible and doesn't seem to offer any particularly noticeable stiffness/resistance.
Completing the shocks with some Kazama adustable tops.
OverDose's quick remove spur holder has been very useful but still somewhat fiddly. Still, it's an improvement over the existing yokomo solutions.
Not pictured: Kazama springs and OD's bumper plate.
I was able to recover some OD type C upper arms which had a broken turnbuckle stuck in them to replace the poor-fitting WUN versions.
The battery retainer is located on the battery tray holder for the Kazama GSX-R as per the low profile-chassis. I had to make a bit of a bodge modification with some spare parts to solve this issue. However, I did remove this in favour of a different solution.
I claimed some half-price Sanwa products in japan. Sanwa Super Vortex Type-D and Sanwa's drift gyro.
Combined with an rx-472 or SSL connectivity, sanwa servo and a 9.5T (now 6.5T) Viper Motor.
Kazama GSX-R Doripake
Tamiya TA-06 MS