This is a great value chassis and is easily customized and without much budget. Overall, a great car, with many mods available, but you only need a few if you are on a budget? A brushed/NiMH setup is much cheaper than going brushless/LIPO, if you are on a budget? I run mine with a brushed motor with 5000mAh NiMH (not Brushless LIPO).
The Sakura D3 comes with a STD 2.14 CS Ratio (meaning the rear wheels spin 2.14 times, to the front spinning 1 time). If you find it too hard to drive right out of the box (which is common for many new CS drivers), you can reduce the Front Gear from the STD 38T to a 35T. Then also reduce the Centre Pulley Gear from the STD 22T to a 19T (final CS drive ratio 1.70) or a 17T (final CS drive ratio 1.52). These setup changes are relatively easy to do.
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I forgot to mention that a good set of hex screw drivers is a must as this kit is made with a hard plastic hence the good rigidity of the chassis. It will help with not stripping screw heads.
One like this will go a long way to help you build it..
Bought 2 of these, one for my son and one for myself.
Purchased the one way tube, the upgraded aluminum steering and the wide angle shafts that were previously mentioned in earlier posts and this thing is sweeeeeet!!!!.
The kit itself is very well designed and set up is perfect out of the box.
It is the closest to a full rear wheel cs car out of the box.
I am very pleased with it, so is my son and he's a picky guy too.
I recommend this kit for intermediate and up builder and driver.
Great car kit. Three hop up parts and u're all set. 1)Aluminum One Way Tube For Sakura D3 #SAK-D324/PK. 2)Ultra Wide Angle Universal Driveshafts for Sakura D3 #SAK-D331. 3)Aluminum Steering System For Sakura D3 #SAK-D310/PK. If u're on a budget, just get the front one way. If not, buy those three that i mention above. I also bought the Solid Axle For Sakura D3 #SAK-D120/PK and for this solid axle, u need to buy Solid Axle Outer Joint For 3racing Sakura Zero #SAK-09. I didnt buy it when i order my car kit because i just didn't know that. **Now I mention this info in this review to save others time n hassle.** So, will have to get that outer joint when ordering more stuffs.
I also bought the Drift Belt Tension Post For Sakura D3 #SAK-D323/PK. The plastic one that came w/ the kit works fine..
I'm a self confessed rc drift hoarder.
I have 12 cars including, a DIB , TT01, MST FS 01D, TA05 VDF and a Kasemoto gravity ( Junk). As well as 2 sakura d3 cs! These chassis "ARE THE BEST BANG FOR BUCK YOU CAN GET" !!!!!!!
With hop ups like steering hubs, arms , knuckles and wide angle cvd's 55°steering angle is easily achieved. And with the addition of a rear spool and front one way this chassis will out perform all of my $1000 chassis' !
WARNING!!!! DO NOT BUY CARBON FIBER AND ALLOY VERSION OFF EBAY! !
These chassis look great but are complete and utter garbage that you will have to buy genuine hop ups to get to perform like a stock plastic kit.
If you follow the instructions carefully and assemble the shocks and steering arms to exact lengths this car is tuned straight out of the ..
A super drift chassis, at a super price! RCmart just can't be beat. On to the car; I've had mine now for almost 6 months, and it has rapidly transformed from a stock chassis into an almost fully hopped up beast. A word of warning though; this car does require a few upgrades to really help it along. I would suggest new D3 owners definitely need the Front One Way, the Ultra Wide Angle CVD's, and a good sensored motor/ESC combo. I have found around 10.5t to be the real sweet spot. Countersteer is not an easy method to learn, it literally means steering in a direction opposite to the way you want to turn. This means throttle is used to control the angle of the turn, and induce switchbacks. Smooth throttle control is a MUST! New drivers, just keep going, persevere! You will get it eventually an..
This chassis is just amazing . It is very easy to assebly it as the manual is with nicely detailed images. The quailty of the part's that it includes is very good and keeps running even in the worst conditions ! Once it's build it's very easy to drift and control . You won't find a better drift chassis for this money . Very rigid and lightweight !
This is a great first time drifter roller for the price of it. I went with a TT01 as my first RTR but within a month ended up spending at least 150$ to upgrade it. For the cost, this will easily last you and out perform the TT01 of the starting line. Belt driven and some upgrade parts to be found.
The price is right!
Definitely the best bang for your buck drifter on the market right now. I suggest also adding a custom tensioner for the middle belt though because that is the car's weak point, it's middle belt sags like a gangster sags his pants.
This was my first kit build and I really enjoyed it. The quality, fit and finish was great. Everything went together easily and the instructions were easy to follow. I have been enjoying this car and can't wait for more hop up parts to be available.
A Great, Fun kit to put together,
For an entry level kit the design and quality is mm perfect.
I am new to the counter steer experience, so it will take me some time to learn to tame this beast. but fun all the way.