hey guys. thanks for the input.
I haven't had much time to try things out with the tensioner, been busy buying a 1:1 car and getting married, i'll have a play when i get time and I'll let you know how it goes.
The shell is the official HPI one.
In the local drift scene i frequent, the Sakura Zero doesn't exist, 99% of the guys there hadn't even heard of it until i came along. Mine is an up-spec'ed Zero "S", one of the first out of rcmart, for the price(about $100 +hop-ups) the chassis has been fantastic. The gear diff is the stock one, i have heard of people using other branded gear diffs but don't quote me on that.
All that has been changed from stock is;
CF Chassis + CF top deck
Solid rear axle
Custom steering mod
Alum motor mount (vertical MKII)
Alum bulkhead covers
Shock springs + Oil
love the pink bling, lance.
will get the bulkheads at some stage.