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Willspeed RF2 B6.1 Conversion kit build

Old 10-24-2019, 10:05 AM
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Looks great! I have the xray version and love it. Curious how long this chassis is compared to stock B6.1?
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Old 10-24-2019, 10:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Headling
So here is the kit!

In the kit you get everything you need to covert your xb2/xt2/b6.1 over to a willspeed RF2

Chassis/gearbox/rear tower/battery hold down/machined idler gears/bearings/hardware/stickers/body shell

This kit is not anodized and has the raw finish but you can see the finished article in the pics above

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Old 10-24-2019, 10:09 AM
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Some nifty machine-work there, for sure. What are the claimed benefits though? I'm guessing more forward weight bias for high-traction surfaces?
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Im afraid to ask what it cost. has to be a lot. just curious why everything on it is straight bling then the battery hold down is super lame. looks like it was made from an old milk jug.
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Old 10-24-2019, 01:56 PM
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Originally Posted by E-Mann
Looks great! I have the xray version and love it. Curious how long this chassis is compared to stock B6.1?
Iíll measure it up tomorrow and let you know
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Old 10-24-2019, 01:58 PM
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Originally Posted by big ted
Some nifty machine-work there, for sure. What are the claimed benefits though? I'm guessing more forward weight bias for high-traction surfaces?
yes the machine work is amazing, feels like your putting together a Swiss watch!

Yes different weight bias and chassis stiffness

Its designed for the high grip surfaces we race on in Europe (Astro/carpet) in its first season itís placed in the top 10 at the UK nationals and made A finals at the big carpet races

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Originally Posted by walter white
Im afraid to ask what it cost. has to be a lot. just curious why everything on it is straight bling then the battery hold down is super lame. looks like it was made from an old milk jug.
The cost for the full production kit will be £260 GBP

Iím going to dye the battery hold downs black and also make up a battery mount with carbon tabs, will post pics up once I get to this part of the build
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This is what I used for a battery hold down. I think it is from an exotek kit for the xb2.
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Old 10-25-2019, 02:53 AM
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Originally Posted by E-Mann
This is what I used for a battery hold down. I think it is from an exotek kit for the xb2.
Thanks, yes this is what I want to make up for my car
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Old 10-25-2019, 03:46 AM
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How much does the B6.1 chassis weigh?
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Old 10-25-2019, 04:09 AM
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How much does the B6.1 chassis weigh?
Iíll find out let you know
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Old 10-25-2019, 04:12 AM
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So the battery hold downs are getting a nice warm bath in some black rit dye for an hour



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Old 10-25-2019, 04:14 AM
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The gearbox is now complete and ready to bolt in


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Old 10-25-2019, 04:16 AM
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Rear tower bolted on and the gearbox can go into the chassis now



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The gearbox is all bolted up and next up is to get the electrics installed


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