What you see here, is the starting point for my 275mm DIB conversion, but does it look all right?
Purchased from Japan, the chassis itself is a Yokomo DIB red version, running a rear engine BID configuration. This typically aids rear traction and is something I will sample before dis-assembly.
I'll be adding the new 275 chassis and upperdeck so it should work out fine.
Yokomo options include
7degree alloy hubs and knuckles,
front bumper weight
Yokomo omissions include battery clamp and esc holder. (yet to be confirmed.)
The HPI battery mount is a necessary item in this config, however a normal battery clip will eventually need to be fitted.
Here is the solution for the front bumper mount on the reversed chassis. Sometimes, the BID drills a couple of holes in the chassis.
CS ratio is yet to be determined, however controlled by reduction gears on the main shaft rather than the FCD axle. Seems to be around 20T and 12T gear set resulting in somewhere around 1.8 CS
Bonus items in this used chassis are the electronics.
Speed Passion 10.5 T, Keyence Tachyon I will use, But I'll be looking to swap the Futaba S9550 servo for a sanwa item and receiver.
Overdose servo horn and spur holder are negligible items, but finish the chassis nicely and it's always good to have wheels and tyres.
The purchase included this AE86 that I've featured before in my Street Jack Posts.
The guys from Hobby Garage in Japan can feel happy that their chassis has gone to a good home in Australia.
Anyone need a cool AE86?