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CristianTabush 04-06-2011 11:58 PM

Reflex Suspension Dynamics (RSD) TC6 Upgrades (vertical ball studs, pistons,etc)
 
This thread is to be used for questions and announcements about the new suspension upgrades for the Team Associated TC6. The first upgrades below are currently in production and should be available in about a month.

First Up, we have the Vertical Ball Stud Shock Tower Mounts. Much like the other popular TC's out there, these shock tower mounts give you infinite roll center adjustments. You have the option of the extra long link or a second hole which makes the camber link slightly longer than the shock tower mounting positions.

Images are below:

http://www.reflexracing.net/images/R...werMount_4.jpg
http://www.reflexracing.net/images/R...werMount_1.jpg
http://www.reflexracing.net/images/R...werMount_2.jpg
http://www.reflexracing.net/images/R...werMount_3.jpg

We also have the popular 1,1,1.5mm pistons, machined out of teflon in order to allow smoother shock operation and of course ease of use, as no drilling or shaving must be done to these to make them work flawlessly.

http://www.reflexracing.net/images/R...115_Piston.jpg

geeunit1014 04-07-2011 12:21 AM

Dang it Christian, your gonna make me get a TC6 :lol:

CristianTabush 04-07-2011 12:25 AM

Do it! Our local club is almost all converted now ;)

You got to like the black and blue look! ;)

defcone 04-07-2011 12:33 AM

I remember seeing your name POP up every so often when browsing mini z srudf. so u racing tcs now?

CristianTabush 04-07-2011 12:51 AM

I still do Mini-Z, and that is the primary focus of our company, but TC is where I got my start with in on-road. My very first TC was a TA-02RS, back in like 95-96 :)this was my B-day present for my 14 or 15th b-day, if I remember correctly. I quit TC Racing back in like 03-04 and picked up the Mini-Z's in 2005. Since, I have dedicated myself to develop, work and manufacture Mini-Z oriented equipment. When our local Mini-Z Club died about a year and a half ago, I decided to pick up a TC to keep a radio in my hands and keep racing.

Now that we are set-up to design and manufacture parts, we want to release some high-quality choice upgrades for different vehicles. The TC6 Just Happens to be the car I am running right now and there was several things that we felt like required improvement upon, so we jumped at the opportunity to do so.

We already have 2-3 other products in the works, that will not only be very functional, but of great quality and great value :)

geeunit1014 04-07-2011 01:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CristianTabush (Post 8927085)
Do it! Our local club is almost all converted now ;)

You got to like the black and blue look! ;)

Ill see how Matt's car drives and go from there, but I have a feeling I'll end up with one sooner or later (probably sooner):lol:

JRXS_chris 04-07-2011 04:57 AM

Look great! Be even better in blue :p

What sort of pricing are we looking at?

Buckaroo 04-07-2011 05:09 AM

When will these be posted on your web site and available for purchase?

David Galdo 04-07-2011 06:47 AM

Looks good Cristian.

CristianTabush 04-07-2011 07:29 AM

Tom, we are building out categories on the site as we speak. I could make a pre-order ASAP, but I am afraid that people will get too anxious waiting and I don't want to upset a new customer base. You see, they are scheduled to be ready in roughly about a month. Sometimes, items get delayed a bit at the factory though (more like MOST of the time) so I was going to hold out about 2 weeks to start a pre-order though.

With that, what do people think? Are you guys interested in starting a pre-order soon? I am pretty certain these will sell out quickly, at least the first production batch.

David, thank you for your words.

Buckaroo 04-07-2011 07:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CristianTabush (Post 8928030)
Tom, we are building out categories on the site as we speak. I could make a pre-order ASAP, but I am afraid that people will get too anxious waiting and I don't want to upset a new customer base. You see, they are scheduled to be ready in roughly about a month. Sometimes, items get delayed a bit at the factory though (more like MOST of the time) so I was going to hold out about 2 weeks to start a pre-order though.

With that, what do people think? Are you guys interested in starting a pre-order soon? I am pretty certain these will sell out quickly, at least the first production batch.

David, thank you for your words.

What is the projected price point on both? I'm certainly in for a set of the ballstud mounts, especially pre-order.

CristianTabush 04-07-2011 07:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JRXS_chris (Post 8927586)
Look great! Be even better in blue :p

What sort of pricing are we looking at?

Well, we thought about blue, but our concern was that we are 100% Sure we could not get it to match. So it would add yet another shade of blue to the car. Associated is using an off-shade of blue now that is lighter in color than the dark blue they used to use and darker than say, Tamiya blue. After long consideration we opted for black, since the car does have black accents, we figured it would look best this way. The tower mounts match the diffs and the shocks. Any other aluminum parts we come out with will be black as well. The biggest advantage is that black is hard to mess up, it will always come out the same color.

Pricing will be around $45.00 for a set of F&R. The stock items are 9.99 for a single, so we thought this was a fair price for them.

Josh Hohnstein 04-07-2011 07:44 AM

They look pretty good, I think you will sell a lot.

CristianTabush 04-07-2011 07:47 AM

The pistons, if made of black delrin as in the pictures (not teflon), they will sell for 7.99 for a set of 4. We are working on some teflon quotes right now, but this might make them prohibitively expensive, or at least a bit too much to justify making them. If let's say they are 2-4 dollars more on the retail side to make, we'll make them teflon, but if not, we will stick to delrin. This is what we tested with and it's not so much that they are much better than drilling and smoothing out your own pistons, it is that it takes all the effort out of the equation. I remember what it took to make my pistons "good" and boy... That was a lot of sanding and test fitting over and over again. These, just pop right in.

CristianTabush 04-07-2011 07:48 AM

Thank You Josh! :)


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