Ok guys I talked with Steve and I have a time line on the production chassis. Right now it is looking like Mid November to the third week in November. That is the bad part but here is where it will be worth the wait. When Steve rights his 5th and final article here in the next few days he will post on his site and have the chassis available for pre ordering.
The great part of pre ordering is he will have a bunch of colors to choose from that the pre order customer will get free of charge. This will be a one time offering in all these custom colors. I know it was Blue, Green, Purple, Pink, Black, Orange, Gun Metal, Silver and Red. So for those who take this ride along. Remember this is for pre orders and a one time deal. He won't have all these colors again and no spares to match. So if you want a cool anodized color you will want to pre order
Good things will take time... I can wait...
Yeah... I knew it... I will take a blue one.
@wyd10 Just a question... did you ever made bad experiences with the STRC Shock towers? I´ve got still the stock ones. The guys at our race track had chosen RPMs because they are flexible. Did you ever saw a broken or bended Aluminum shock tower? Yeah... maybe I ask the wrong person but hopefully you could give me a honest answer. Or is this debate more religous? I like the look oft the STRC shock tower very much. What should I buy... RPM or STRC? Depends it on my way of driving (bashing or racing)? Ive got the STRC battery strap, bellcrank system and Hex adapters and im satisfied with it. But honestly I´ve got RPM A-Arms because here I can comprehend the advantages of flexibility.
Sorry for my bad english.
Last edited by Beholder_74; 10-23-2012 at 07:56 PM.
Funny thing, i was gonna ask if the aluminum would be anodized too. Now I will get one to match all my other strc parts.
Rally GT8 4x4 in progress.
No problem on the heads up. This is part of running for STRC is to help you the customers out and to help STRC products. I would post more but right now my home computer isn't working so I need to do it at work and at my part time job at the hobbyshop where I have more time to post.
Will the component parts be available separtely to be save if a part will break or gets lost?
Maybe we should open a thread where customers post their experiences with the chassis if it is availabel.
Last edited by Beholder_74; 10-24-2012 at 11:42 AM.
More pics. When I started the assembly.
If you all smell something that is my jealousy of wyd10, lol.
I keep telling myself, just a few more weeks.
Any chance of getting a close up on the motor mount.
I am in love with that.
will a center diff work with this chassis, or do you have to use the slipper clutch?
Okay....you talked me into a pre-order. Now taking a number.
I'll take mines in Blue please.
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Looks like Steve put up another post about the LCG chassis, on the STRC website.
how well will this chassis hold up to bashing or is this another race only lcg chassis. cause i want to get one of these for a slash 4x4 roller i have sitting in my closet. atleast the gears should hold up being 32 pitch and being open so sand wont eat them up since i use my rc's in the sand often.
forgot to add what is the biggest battery i can fit in it. and are the battery mounts adjustable?
Very nice test report on the STRC site. I appreciate that the front bulkhead is seperatet, so maintenance now seems easyer. The front bulkhead looks realy massiv.
@ skynex721 : In this case I´m zero
@ jato_builder: I think it`s more a racing chassis because of the materials that are used. When I think of bashing I think of monster jumps and driving in terrains with big stones that I won´t try with an LCG aluminum chassi. The slash 4x4 is known as a bashing-machine and I think that this statement is based mostly because of its stock ground cleareance. But that´s only my oppinion.
You wrote about the free gearing and that is one point I´m thinking about too. It would be nice, if the gearing have a little more protection. Maybe we will get a shroud from a third party developer like outer wears to protect this section. Maybe we have to develope that kind of protection by ourselves. If I would know what kind of material Outerwears uses to produce their shrouds, it would be easy to create one by myselve.
For the center gear I could imagine to build a little lexan dome that I would mount on the upper deck if it´s necessary.
@ wyd10: Did you never had problems with the open gearing? Keep in mind, that you were testing on a clay track. Tracks with little stones could be cause massiv problems without protection on the gearing.
Once again... sorry for my bad english
Last edited by Beholder_74; 10-25-2012 at 06:45 AM.
I did a little research at the outer-wears site. Under the "Products>Custom Design" column you can order material for a custom shroud! Problem solved!
Last edited by Beholder_74; 10-25-2012 at 07:25 AM.
Article #4 from Steve is up for everyone to read. Pre orders will start next week but not sure what day but Steve is getting everything ready to start taking the orders.
cool if i get one i could make a custom top plate out of 7075t6 aluminun and put that on instead of thee graphite to make it more durable for bashing and keep the graphite plate for when i go racing. or try and bash with the graphite plate and see what happens. and if the bottom is flat plate i could create a bottom just in case i damage one while bashing.
There wont be any bashing when my chassis is applied.
Time to start getting her tuned for the indoor season.
All sounds great. I'm at the shop tonight so I will measure the pack today once i get to the shop.
wyd10 also interested in this build i do want to get in onthe color thng for sure been following the blog all soun=ds well ty for the up date will be looking for more. Q: how long will the pre ordering last?
My battery I run is 25mm thick and 46mm wide and 138mm long. I can go at least 5mm higher on the battery and still have it fit. When I put my pack in I normally plug in the positive lead first and then slide my pack under the top brace. Then I just plug the negative lead in when ready to race.
Rally GT8 4x4 in progress.
@wyd10: I appreciate your intensive testing and the way the customers are involved in the whole production process very much. I don´t think thats typical for a RC-company or companies from other fields, but the right way to achieve trust and loyality of customers. Thanks for this nice project to you and Steve.
I´m relativ new to the hobby but there is one thing that I can say for sure, when I have to modify my car with aluminum parts, STRC will be my first choice!
Looking forward to pre-order next week.
Greets from Germany
Last edited by Beholder_74; 10-27-2012 at 04:39 PM.
Ok with my batter in I still have 10mm to the top plate for those that are interested in that info. Ran for the 2nd week now but didn't practice at all during the week. Fastest lap is now down to 23.12 from so I think thats almost 3 tenths faster and almost a full second faster from where I started at 2 weeks ago with the stock chassis. It has 22.9's in it to be honest if I would push harder. Again another great day with the chassis working perfectly and no problems. Only problems I had had nothing to do with the chassis. I changed software in my speedo and had a problem but fixed that and truck was back to normal. Its going to a nice improvement for all that are looking.
Seems you are loving the new chassis.
Hope the pre order open this week so we can all fall in love with it.
Thanks for the update.
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