Originally Posted by ViperZ
Nice, that Toyota body looks fantastic! I love scale looking builds, esp GT and LMP cars!
Thanks man! Yeah at first I wasn't super keen on the GT body but after having it on for a few days I fell in love with it! I'm actually thinking of getting rid of my 300mm wheelbase Subaru WRX body and getting another Toyota GT1 for the shelf car build. I think they are just amazing to look at.
So here's a couple more pictures of the chassis. I got the ride height set proper finally and I felt like taking some pictures of it. Note the battery hold downs are temporary ;-) I've actually decided to run one of my new CF chassis
on this build. I'll probably swap it over when I rebuild the diffs. It has more options for battery mounting so it will be quite the improvement!
Here is a shot of the diffuser mount, yes it is ugly as sin! lol I keep forgetting to grab aluminum from the hardware store so I can fab up a proper mount for it.
I can't wait to test out the new batteries! I picked up a set 3 cell of 5000mah 45c Turnigy Nano techs! They actually fit under the top deck with room to spare. The previous battery (Sky Lipo 3 cell) had to basically be squeezed in there.
It has about 2mm of clearance. This also means I can move the battery to a more forward position. Of course I can only do that if the new body helps with the rear traction.
The new lowered front shock tower that you must use to clear the HPI GT1 bodies-
My cat, always trying to get into stuff-
The body and chassis have about 7mm of ground clearance. I could drop it down but I don't drive on prepped surfaces so the extra height is fine with me.
And the opening in the body for the spur gear. The body originally didn't quite fit unless it was jacked up in the air. Upon closer inspection I noticed there was a faint outline in the lexan that you were supposed to cut out for the electric model. I cut it out and smoothed the edges with a small sanding drum on my dremel and here it is-
The spur is only close to the right because of the RRP spur gear hub I'm running on the car. It mounts the spur close to the motor plate to make it less likely to flex the pulley shaft. It works awesome-
Come on spring!