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Tamiya TRF419 Low Profile Shock Towers for 25mm springs released

After a few more tweaks I am proud to say that the TRF419 low profile towers are now finished :) The final towers have been tested a f...

After a few more tweaks I am proud to say that the TRF419 low profile towers are now finished :)

The final towers have been tested a fair bit, and I am happy with the extra corner speed and consistency that I have achieved with the TRF419 thanks to the low profile design and the supporting steering bridge.
TRF420 or Low profile TRF419>
Thanks to the guys who have taken them for a test, so here is some info on the items and details on how you can order a set.

RCR001 - TRF419 Front Low profile shock tower

The front tower, looks similar but is lower.
The front tower has 6 setting holes, and is 3mm thick.
Here the car has TRF short shocks (42273) and X-Gear springs fitted

RCR002 - TRF419 Rear Low profile shock tower

The rear shock tower has lower body post fitting, but shells holes are the same
The rear tower is also 3mm thick. There are 7 adjustment holes as hole 8 would lead to the top of the shock rubbing against the body posts.
Here the car has the TRF419 shocks and TRF mini springs fitted
As you can see the rear body mounts are now also 4mm lower. (Equivalent to 1 body post hole). This will bring some more of the weight lower in the car.


RCR003 - TRF419 Steering Bridge


There is also a steering bridge. This part is cheap, but worth it's weight in gold in my opinion. It really helps make the car feel consistent in the corners.
I found this gave the most consistent handling
You will need to use some Countersunk screws to attach this to the car.

Recommended shocks

25mm springs
These towers have been developed to allow you to run proper 25mm springs (I am using X-Gear at the moment) and still have a suitable ride height range. If you want to do that then the following are the dampers / combo that you will need.
Using TRF419 Kit shocks (20mm Springs)
With these towers you can also use your TRF419 shocks with TRF Mini (20mm) springs. (Tamiya 53333 or 84117).  I have not properly used this set-up but you can see a photo (rear towers) to show what it is like when fitted).

Order information

Excellent quality from Fibre-Lyte
The parts are available direct here : http://www.fibre-lyte.co.uk/fl/cars/tamiya/trf419.html

Email  sales@fibre-lyte.co.uk

If you put this in the title 'TheRcRacer TRF419 low profile towers for 25mm springs'

You can list the parts you are after and will need to give your address so they can calculate the postage and send you a paypal payment request.

Cost 
These are for fellow TRF racers, I am not taking anything for these, they are a thank you for all of the people who have helped follow this site. You simply pay for the cost of producing the parts, there is no middle man. The cost the whole pack works out around £17 for the 3 parts, not including shipping.

Disclaimer and thanks

These have been made as a contribution to the TRF419 racing community. There is no profit for myself and the parts can be ordered directly via Fibrelyte. These are just a tuning aid, I found them to work well, as has others who have tested parts. Every track / driving style is different so do  not expect a golden bullet.

Thanks to the drivers that have given me some feedback, and also to Steve at Fibre-Lyte who helped me with some of the initial drawings.

As mentioned before, these are a community project which I have invested in designing and manufacturing for my fellow racers, so please let's share feedback and set-ups and I can try to refine or design other parts in the future :)

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  1. Just ordered the Pack !

    Regards Andre

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  2. Just ordered the Pack !

    Regards Andre

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    1. Cool, let us know how it goes :)

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