TheRcRacer Tamiya TRF420 and TRF420X SLP towers Released

It's took a little longer than I wanted, so finally here are TheRcRacer Super low profile (SLP) towers for the TRF420 and TRF420X chassis. 

Bit of Background

I have been playing around with lower towers for Axon shocks, but in the end I decided it would be much more beneficial to make some towers that are much more accessible for TRF racers. In that regard, these new towers are just a straight swap onto your TRF without having to spend over $100 on a set of new shocks. 

Important info

These towers have revised upper shock mounts 2-3mm lower than the original kit towers. Also the rear body mounts etc are revised to get as low as possible whilst still working with the Tamiya SSBB dampers. 

Importantly the revised upper mounting positions also provide you with a revised geometry for the shocks that work better for the lower slung car. They also provide a wider range of set-up options that were requested by various drivers over the course of them being tested.
Some of the TRFUK drivers running TheRcRacer SLP towers.

I've gone through several iterations and it culminated on a group of TRF drivers running the lower shock towers at a recent event. All of the drivers improved their times with the new towers (Running high grip carpet). 

The TRF420X was more nimble on the technical sections, with quicker response times when switching direction. Providing you with more confidence to push a little harder.. which as you would expect gives you more speed :)

These towers are a direct swap for your existing towers, however with some tyres you will find the rear of the car is not able to hit the deck on full compression. In actual running conditions the amount of times you would do this is very rare anyway.  However if you fit the Tamiya 22080 Lo-Mount Aluminium Retainers for large diameter springs it will alleviate this. 

The rear LP towers have four holes that allow you to choose a selection of different heights if you decide to run horizontal posts. I do prefer running the car like this, as again it also helps keep the weight lower.  You can still mount the kit supplied vertical posts, the holes will be in the same position but you will need a higher hole on the bodypost to compensate for the lower towers. 

Overall I am really happy with these parts. The new TRF will appear at some point, but this cheap upgrade has shown good performance gains for the current car. I'm looking forward to racing it over this winter season.. and testing a few other parts ;)

How do I buy these? 

They will be on the Fibrelyte website very soon (Direct link coming soon). You can email them and ask for the TRF420X SLP Towers and you will get a quote for the parts and shipping (They ship worldwide).  At the time of writing they are around £14 for the pair :) 

Help develop more parts

If you appreciate the non profit work I have done, please feel free to tip me to help me to afford to develop more parts. You can make a Tip by clicking this link https://www.buymeacoffee.com/TheRcRacer

Disclaimer and thanks

These have been made as a contribution to the Tamiya 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 Steve at Fibre-Lyte 

I have invested my own time and money in these parts for the Tamiya community, at no profit for myself.   These designs are always helped via feedback from other racers. So please let's share feedback and set-ups and I can try to refine or design other parts in the future :) 

I own the rights to these parts so please do not copy them and sell them for profit.
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