I was originaly getting my TL-01 ready for a Mod race because i didn`t want to race foam 10,5T and thats the only options i had i norway with touring car.
It was a kind of a protest to those superfast stuff.
To begin with the chassie weighted about 1700grams!
i used tit for rally 6-7 years ago.
So i startet to saw the crap out of the chassie. to lower the weight,
So to lower weight as much as possible i disassembled everything.
And i mean everything. i even took of the plastic around the ESC and radio. And no wonder the car was heavy. The radio and ESC was filled to the max with sand.
at the time i only had tools like knifes and umm saws. so i just took my knife and started to scrape of rills on the sides and stuff.
Later i got myself a small drill thing and started to cut out lots and lots of plastic from it.
then i used a tee light and melted the chassie so i could make new servo mounts and also make the servo laying down.
gutted it some more and also made some cooling improvements.
that made the chassie to soft so i stiffened it upp with some carbon shafts that i got from a very entusiastic shop employee.
Some of the shafts was 5mm so i also lightened the gearbox.
Then i tried to make a 5mm carbon main shaft... that later broke due to a new engine mostly.
I even calculated the minimum shaft dim i believed would last in steel.
Then i figured /tested my old gear who was bacically junk.
wasted a lot of money on brushless 4.5T 500W motor and GTB and a
2.4hz radio (best single improvement ever!)
some tiny dampers and the rest i had, like adjustable camber links and toe. entire car is also got ballbearings (10 years old)
fancy pancy hexes in alu and later i also got CVDs since unoriginal dogbones snapped and the originals were more expensive than CVDs sent from OZZ.
i also got some 6mm offset wheels to widen and stabilize it.
then it got made a retro class and i diched the entire mod madness/protest and got ready for that. needs to buy a EZrun 9T and esc and new body and im good to go.
Batteri in picture is EFRA legal.
then i lightened it some more and made a grinder mill thing with a piece of wood and the hubs? from my wild dagger.
only chances now is that i want more toe in in the back since i worked out that it really helped on my xray T1Fk05 that currently is having the 4.5T motor.
to get that i need a spare chassie and then i mount the front steering stuff in the back and then i bolt the steering rods to something rugged.
woila! adjustable toe in the back.