View Full Version : Carpet Knife or the Bloody one

Alec Jones
15-12-2003, 10:05 PM
I have been looking at the Calandra 3.2 i think the number was. Well anyway it appears that there are two different spec levels, the bloody knife costs more. Is it actualya higher spec or is it just because it has all the metal components anodized red. If there is a spec difference what it it, and is it worth paying the extra for the bloody knife


15-12-2003, 10:10 PM
i was looking into the carpet knife to a while ago.

i think the bloody knife has lower rear pod so the axle sits lower, raising the rear ride height meaning longer tyre life.

i think this is the only difference but ask them 12th scale guys out there!!

ian plimmer
15-12-2003, 10:36 PM
yes the bloody knife has a lower rear pod but makes no difference in the uk because we dont have the level of traction they have in the states,the main difference is the red bits

i run a 3.1 and have found it very good, if money is tight just go for the 3.1 cos it will perform the same as the bloody knife but if your a lover of the red bits then its up to you

07-01-2004, 01:55 PM
I had a look in to the differences between the 3.1 and 3.2 CK cars.

In addition to all that is fitted to a 3.1 the 3.2 has the following :

Lowered rear pod - appx .90"
Lowered rear chassis brace - Makes the damper tubes more effective
Larger diameter diff - Uses outer holes in spur gear
Titanium front kingpins & axles
Red anodising