So I purchased the new Exotek Chassis for my Tamiya 416X, my initial setup with the stock chassis was down right awsome out of the box with some spring and other chages made for PARKING-LOT set up.
Stock drove really well very easy to drive both fast and slow, had a ton of steering as well as grip throuh out the whole track.
Received the Exotek Chassis on Friday, my initial inspection was very impressed with fit and finish as well as the Instructions it came with was very straight foward. I proceeded to prep the chassis as I would with any new car by wet-sanding the edges to knock off the sharpness and sanded the pulley slot as well. Then CA'ed the edges with a Q-tip to seal the carbon from any splinters in the future.
Disassembled the stock chassis and put the parts on the new deck, with the Exotek it has optional slots to flip the pulleys to allow the electronics be moved more to the center of the car. Everything went together with out a hitch.
Took the car to Hobbytown this past Sunday and took a few warm-up laps to get ta feel of the track and shakedown the car again by checking tracking of the car and to see if there were any noticable changes in handling compared to the stock chassis. The car had noticable more corner speed and no initial push or oversteer what so ever!! I di howeverchange the springs on the car to make up for the lighter weight of the car and some added flex in the chassis.
What was an awsome car to begin with, this option made it even better all across the board!!! Tunability by moving the batterie position for and aft or in and out for better blance. To be able to flip the pulleys also to move the electonics to the center. The amount of adjustments are endless!!!
I opted for the Carbon Batterie straps so Ican add my own weight to get the balance right, but they still have the Steel batterie option also. I'm VERY HAPPY I made this upgrade tomy Tamiya and would highly recomend it to all racers looking for another option/hop-up to there TC's. Especially now that most if not all racers use Lipo's and securing and getting the balance right on a on-road car is crucial, this will help out trmendously and look good also:nodyes:
Side by Side, yo can see the difference in width and optional cut-outs for flipping the diffs
top view with Servo and Receiver installed,you can see the carbon cups for the Lipo batterie
Servo with the Mount on, the stock mout is actually laid down. Being a narrower chassis it requires a mount for the outside part of servo
And depending on the Motor/ESC/Receiver/Lipo, just add the right amount of weight to get the car balanced left to right for optimal handling. For front to rear depends on how the car is reacting and adjust acordingly. My Balanced ride....:drool: