HB TC-FD Custom Modification by Drift Mission

HB TCFD Driftmission Mod (1)

HB TCFD Driftmission Mod (1)Drift Mission staff recently performed a custom modification for the Hot Bodies TC-FD chassis. We several upgrades to better improve the capability of the TC-FD chassis. We addressed several weak points with the TC-FD and aimed to improve on it. The modifications include steering, front suspension system and counter-steer CS mods. We feel that the overall potential of the chassis has been improved but there is still room for further improvements. This is the current status of the custom modification as it stands, more updates will come as we make changes. We are also doing a custom mod of the original Hot Bodies TC-D chassis, so stay tuned for more.
Hot Bodies TC-FD Custom Modification by Driftmission.com

Here is a previous of some of the modifications we performed, and the final look of the chassis.
HB TC-FD CS modificationHB TCFD R31 Front suspensionHB TCFD Steering V2 (2)
Source: Hot Bodies TC-FD Custom Modification by Driftmission.com

20 Comments on “HB TC-FD Custom Modification by Drift Mission”

    1. It still has Ackerman angle, but thats because of how far back from the king pin it is.
      The carbon parts on the knuckles are custom made…. I had an old TRF415 damper stay that I cut up to make it fit 🙂
      As I said in the post, I am not satisfied with the mod, so more improvements will come, especially the whole steering mechanism

  1. Did you had any problem with the back axle cup?  (mine got really used and on one dogbone got really loose)

    1. That is part normal wear, the same thing happens on mine.  There are some solutions available for this problem.  You could get new drive cups made of a harder more durable material.  There are also dogbone pin pads (look like C-clip for the end of dogbones) that will help reduce the wear.

    1. I have never used a Tekin system before… Some of my TC racing friends really like the Tekin RS or RS Pro, those are very good ESC’s with a very minimal footprint.  For motors anything from 6.5T to 13.5T is more than enough, just a regular 540 sized motor would be enough.

    1. I have never used a Tekin system before… Some of my TC racing friends really like the Tekin RS or RS Pro, those are very good ESC’s with a very minimal footprint.  For motors anything from 6.5T to 13.5T is more than enough, just a regular 540 sized motor would be enough.

  2. Did you had any problem with the back axle cup?  (mine got really used and on one dogbone got really loose)

    1. That is part normal wear, the same thing happens on mine.  There are some solutions available for this problem.  You could get new drive cups made of a harder more durable material.  There are also dogbone pin pads (look like C-clip for the end of dogbones) that will help reduce the wear.

    1. It still has Ackerman angle, but thats because of how far back from the king pin it is.
      The carbon parts on the knuckles are custom made…. I had an old TRF415 damper stay that I cut up to make it fit 🙂
      As I said in the post, I am not satisfied with the mod, so more improvements will come, especially the whole steering mechanism

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *