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Old 06-06-2014, 10:24 AM   #2596
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Heya Cristian,
Any updates on the aluminum chassis?
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Old 06-06-2014, 10:58 AM   #2597
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Default RSD7 Aluminum Chassis and TC6 Aluminum Dog Bones.





We just got in both of these. They are starting to ship today. The Universals are just the bones!
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Old 06-06-2014, 11:06 AM   #2598
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OMG the bling! They look great man!
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Old 06-06-2014, 11:10 AM   #2599
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Thanks, the pictures really do not do it justice. Once you see it in person, it's so much nicer. I am glad we went with this finish.
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That does look sick...
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I just noticed the holes in the chassis to get at the front of the steering rack...very nice man.

And the wider hole for the pinion gear set screw...genius. It's always a pita to get at that damn screw.

The top of the chassis looks great as well. Looks like you took a lot out. Is that to lighten or for flex?
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That does look sick...
Thanks Ethan, the XRAY one is on the docket.
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I just noticed the holes in the chassis to get at the front of the steering rack...very nice man.

And the wider hole for the pinion gear set screw...genius. It's always a pita to get at that damn screw.

The top of the chassis looks great as well. Looks like you took a lot out. Is that to lighten or for flex?
A little bit of both. The chassis is still not going to flex a bunch, but the 4 flutes help cut down on weight and a add a tick of flex. I still typically run only 4 top deck screws (the 2 most forward and 2 most back) along with the center post with the aluminum chassis. Instead of screws I use the spec R special shoulder screws. This adds a bit more flex and keeps the top deck keyed in better. I like the soft, stock top deck for it. We are planning on an even softer one as well.
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A little bit of both. The chassis is still not going to flex a bunch, but the 4 flutes help cut down on weight and a add a tick of flex. I still typically run only 4 top deck screws (the 2 most forward and 2 most back) along with the center post with the aluminum chassis. Instead of screws I use the spec R special shoulder screws. This adds a bit more flex and keeps the top deck keyed in better. I like the soft, stock top deck for it. We are planning on an even softer one as well.
Interesting about the shoulder screws, that should allow it to flex a bit more. Have a part number on those or are they special made?
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If there's one thing I'd put on my wishlist it would be better bushings for the caster blocks. They seem to have quite a bit of play in them, especially after a hit or two. What I've been doing is driving a wood screw through the hole in the caster block to give it a bit of a tooth, then putting a little shoe goo around the outside of the bushing to hold it in and eliminate the slop. It works well but a better fitting bushing would be a lot less work. Happens on the top at the ballstud and at the bottom with the screw. Just the slightest bit of slop introduces quite a bit slop into the toe and camber. And don't get me started on the bushings for the steering rack...
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[QUOTE=Carnage9270;13316864]Interesting about the shoulder screws, that should allow it to flex a bit more. Have a part number on those or are they special made?


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Thanks Ethan, the XRAY one is on the docket.
going to have to get a 14 just to have this new on the docket chassis...lol. can't wait to see it.
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i kinda want a chassis too. nice job CT!
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Old 06-06-2014, 05:34 PM   #2609
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Thank you guys. I appreciate the kind words.
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I saw the chassis first hand, and it is very nice! A must have if you have a TC6!
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