Well, if these are the final specs for the SB-Pro. I'm a bit dissapointed
- Carbon Chassis parts:
- expensive, just add "bling bling" factor... a glass fibre chassis together with an extended top deck (as discussed a few pages before) is at least as stiff as the 3-piece carbon chassis.
- Turnbuckles, dampers....
- to be honest - who doesn't have them already? Sure, the PRO Dampers look interesting, but these are "accessoires" almost everybody has different brands & favourites of (Associated TBs, Losi shocks...)
- machined motor mount
why? Just using the machined cam or doing the mods discussed a few pages back, will get you into no trouble with "just" the cast-alloy one (which may dissipate the heat better btw ) so aganin bling bling
The only things, that make the SB-Pro interesting to me are
- the steering arms (yay!)
- and perhaps the UJs all around
Why does Academy not include the suspension parts of their velox buggy?
- the steering knuckles / rear hubs with the large bearings will make them last much longer (talking from my experience, the small 10c5mm bearing close to the wheel always goes first for me, the larger 15x10 survives at least 2-3 small bearings.
- why not make a solid one piece top deck (as some here already run) and use the steering rack of the STR based nitro cars? Makes the chassis much stiffer, sparing expensive carbon parts and the manufacuring of new arms that would fit into the current setup.
- a workover of the gearboxes would also be nice, the fit - compared to 1/8th buggies' gearboxes is just poor (pinion gear bearings get compressed, whereas the diff bearings have ~ 1mm play in their place.