Originally Posted by Oleg Babich
We plan to produce the similar universal joints for other car brands also.
For what car it would be more demanded? What do you think? Xray? Yokomo? Tamiya?
It is ironic - the very reason why the A700 cars are attractive is because it has unique features that make it difficult to copy and not a scalable product for other companies. Surely some others will copy and fail because of materials and execution.
As an upgrade for other cars - I think they would welcome it. There are many things that make the A700 deadly - the drivetrain is one of them.
I say tweak the A700 to get a couple more tenths faster than the field and then perhaps release upgrades for other cars. Maintain some competitive advantage.
All of the other conventional cars already share similar parts (swappable for some), materials and geometries. Collectively but unintentionally they are already working together to make their cars better.
The other cars could benefit from the durability/efficiency of the new axle design. Not sure from a numbers standpoint where the volume is brand vs. brand.
I would guess AE & XRAY in the US. Then Tamiya/Yok. Then perhaps HPI.
AE - could benefit the most, other good aftermarket upgrades already
Xray - already have an ECS upgrade - grade A; cost is high. Compared to my A700 old axles; the ECS can't compete on longevity or ease of use
Tamiya - already have a DCJ - grade A; cost is med/high; tough unit holds up well.
Yok - not sure what they use.
Curious to use the new design. My old units won't die