Spotted: X Factory SCX–60CF Shock Towers And Body Mounts For Kyosho Shocks

Apr 07, 2012 4 Comments by

I stopped by the local indoor track this week to see what the newest gear was in the pits and I noticed this X Factory SCX–60CF. The SCX–60CF conversion kit converts an existing Team Associated SC10 into a very narrow, carbon fiber chassis layout with a mid motor setup. These conversion kits have been seen at larger races in the hands of team drivers and are now available to the general public. Each kit is numbered when completed and you can see in the pictures below that this kit is number 28 in the production process.

What made this truck stand out to me was that it was using Kyosho shocks which require taller front and rear shock towers plus different body mounts. To resolve that issue this local racer turned to X Factory pilot Chris Krieg out of Arizona who has been manufacturing carbon fiber shock towers and body mounts for just this type of setup. No word yet if X Factory will offer this directly as an option part for their conversion kits using this same setup or not.
































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4 Responses to “Spotted: X Factory SCX–60CF Shock Towers And Body Mounts For Kyosho Shocks”

  1. crazyjr says:

    I think the plan is yes, It has been argued the Kyo shocks are among the smoothest on the market. Plus the longer shocks will allow for better suspension movement, wouldn’t surprise me if Xfactory was planning on using kyo shocks on their personal shocks

  2. Trevor "Chilly" Duncan says:

    It is no big secret that AE is testing out big bore shocks so I’m thinking that when they develop one for the SC10 they will start including that shock tower with this kit. But they can also offer the Kyosho tower if there is enough demand for it.

  3. YoungChazz says:

    Right now we have no plans to sell Chris “Speedy Dad” Krieg’s Kyosho big bore towers or the body mounts you need with them. We’ve got our hands full with production & marketing of the SCX – 60CF, which Dad designed, and developing our X – 7 4WD car. We do endorse Chris’ towers, and suggest you contact him if you want to run the Kyo BBs. I’m not sure if they fit other brands of shocks.

    When and if AE puts BB on the SC10, we will make whatever changes in the Kit are necessary to accommodate those parts.

  4. XFactory SCX-60CF - Page 29 - R/C Tech Forums says:

    [...]…kyosho-shocks/ Hi All, I've been tied up the last few days, finally get a chance to check back in with the world and low and behold, my truck has become famous. I race most every week with Chilly and he couldn't wait to get some pics and ask questions. I've only been able to race it once since getting it together and all I can say is, WOW. It is very fogiving, very smooth, very neutral. I had TQ with it until finally round and then driver error jumped up bit me. Started second in the main and got owned pretty bad in the first lap(pretty much in last) and had to drive back up through the pack. Only made it back to 3rd. We had some motor and gearing issues that have been corrected(17.5 blinky), can't wait until Wednesday night, revenge…..hehehe Had about 5-6 different guys drive it that night. Everyone had the same thing to say, how smooth it was and how easy it was to drive consistantly. The truck is awesome, I would highly recommend this to anyone, you will not be disappointed. Thanks for building a truck that has brought me back to racing SCT again, really enjoy having this one in the stable……Troy [...]

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