S104 EVO 1/10 4WD Off Road Racing Buggy Pro Kit by SWorkz
This product was added to our catalog on August 6, 2015.This is the SWorkz S104 EVO 1/10 4WD Off Road Racing Buggy Pro Kit. SWorkz developed the S104 EVO in conjunction with Atsushi Hara, using influence and materials from the EVO 1/8 buggy line to create a strong and well balanced car. The S104 EVO 4WD buggy features updated suspension geometry and redesigned big bore shocks to improve handling prowess, combined with an FCSS chassis, a 1/10 size X-system transmission with 3 oil filled gear differentials and pivot ball steering for a great balance of traction, steering and handling qualities.
- SWorkz X-System transmission gear system
- Redesigned Full Oil System Big Bore Shocks
- Strengthend Carbon Fiber shock towers with Updated Geometry Shock Position
- SWorkz F.C.S.S. with B.H.C. Chassis Design
- Strengthened Arm Material with Updated Suspension Geometry
- Redesigned Center Diff System
- Aluminum Easy Fit for Motor Holder with Center Diff. Mount
- 14mm Hex Wheel Hub system
- Pivot Ball Steering System
- Redesigned Adjustable Steering Plate and Bell Crank System
NOTE: Electronics, tires and painted body shown in photos are shown for illustrative purposes only and are not included. See needed to complete list below for a full list of items required to complete the model.
Ground Clearance： 48mm
Track： F:223mm /R228mm
Gear Ratio: C:87T, F/R 42/17T
Weight： 1720g~1820g approx.
Needed to Complete:
- 2 Channel Radio System
- Motor & Electric Speed Control
- Steering Servo
- Wheels, Tires & CA Glue
- Pinion Gear
- Polycarbonate Paint for Body
- 2S Shorty LiPo Battery Pack
- Compatible Battery Charger
well great news, the s104 evo with the new rack and shorter front shocks and redesigned geometry the car out of the box does not have any bump steer. also the center diff was the best improvement for this line of chassis. I run a speed passion MMM 5.5 with a shorty 5000mah 100c trinity battery and the car runs great. I used this same set up in the ek1 and felt it very twitchy to drive with the slipper.
WARNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MUCH LIKE THE EK1 THERE IS A PROBLEM WITH THE MANUAL, THE EK1 HAD A SUPLEMENT ABOUT IT IN THE KIT BUT THE EVO DOES NOT. NOTE THE DIRECTION YOU INSTALL THE FRONT AND REAR DIFFS, THE EVO MANUAL HAS YOU INSALL THEM ONE WAY BUT WHEN YOU INSTALL IT THE WAY THE MANUAL SAYS THE CAR ACTUALLY RUNS IN REVERS. ALSO THE SECOND ISSUE IS THE MOTOR MOUNT IS ODD AND THEY DID NOT SUPLY SHORT ENUF SCREWS SO YOU WILL NEED TO SHORTEN OR BUY 3-4MM LONG COUNTER SUNK SCREWS.
lastly if you owned the ek1 you noticed the amount of spare parts that the kit came with, the evo does not , it only has 1 set of sway bars not 3 , it only has 1 spur gear( and this is the weak link of the kit as I did knock a few teeth off today) and there is no extra suspension parts like the ek1 came with or ball cups or arms. the EK1 parts to transfur over but the spur gear does not. the EVO does however come with a very nice 19 tooth pinion though.
now set up box stock is much much better with the EVO then the EK1, the only changes I made on the car was changed to the pink front springs and orange rear springs from the option parts I already owned from the EK1. also the EVO comes with 100k diff fluid for the center, I changed to 50k for the indoor medium high bite track. there is still some tweaking with the EVO I would like to do to really fine tune it but it is a lot less then I had to do with the EK1. for anyone buying this kit you will be very very happy, for anyone shopping for a kit and are looking at the b44 series or the 22-1 or even the hot bodies or kyosho, look no farther, the Sworkz s104 EVO is the one you want. this car is very balanced very easy to work on very easy to adjust and light but yet built like a brick shit house and just does not break . the spur gear that failed on me is a fluke and I do run a lot of hp and a loose gear mesh so do not judge my weak link to a bad kit. but please read the warning and if someone at A main can contact sworks to let them know about the manual that would be great.)
Welllll boyyyy was I in for an awakening. Not only has his car made me start sighning up for big 1/10 races. But it's become my favorite car in my fleet. Imagine that! Just don't tell anyone I told ya...;)
Just buy this this. You won't regret it. From the perfect build, to the "e-buggy" type performance and ease of driving. You will NOT be dissapointed. I'm usually the last one running on track anyways,, this things so durable it outlasts all the (other) 4x4 wheelers. Now...if we could just get 12mm hexes!!)
The buggy overall has a very well thought out design, very very similar to the typical 8th scale buggy which caught my eye from the very beginning. All of the suspension components are beefy and seem to be made out of good quality plastics. There is minimal slop through out, and no binding at all! The s104 evo has buttery smooth shocks that are beefy, and extremely easy to bleed thanks to the bleeder screw in the shock caps!
I cannot speak about handling yet unfortunately because im still trying to figure out my motor/speed controller combo, but I will update my review once the car is up and running. Although i have not hand the chance to get a feel for the buggy, many users are praising its handling and it does seem to come set up well out of the box.
So in conclusion, if you're considering the Sworkz to be your next buggy do yourself a favor and go for it! You'll be happy!)