From X Factory:
The wait is over! X Factory’s Infinity kit for the SC5M is shipping to hobby stores today and on the X Factory web store. Like the very successful Infinity kits for the B5M and T5M, this new kit has many advantages over the standard aluminum tub chassis.
The Infinity kit is made of 2.5mm carbon fiber and saves about 70 grams; on the heavy SC truck this is a huge advantage. SC trucks handle poorly compared to other R/C cars, and weight saving goes a long way toward better handling. Lighter weight helps in any class, but is especially important in the popular 17.5 class, particularly noticeable late in the race as batteries begin to discharge and equipment heats up.
X Factory’s CF chassis flexes far more than the aluminum tub, and the flex is controllable. Drivers can quickly adjust their Infinity trucks to suit different tracks and lay-outs by tightening or loosening bolts on the side decks and side rails. X Factory has been making carbon fiber off-road R/C cars for about five years, and the Infinity kit for the SC5M has third generation technology – instead of the clunky top deck found on most CF R/C vehicles, the Infinity SC5M kit uses both side rails and side decks to control the flex. Drivers can adjust both how much flex there is and where the flex occurs.
The flex in the Infinity chassis helps the truck spring off jumps. The Infinity truck will jump higher and longer – it’s really noticeable – and this makes for faster lap times.
Carbon Fiber flexes, but does not tweak like aluminum. Every time CF flexes, it immediately returns to straight, so the tweak problem is eliminated. No more handling problems that you can’t figure out without a tweak board, and no more expensive chassis replacements.
Like all X Factory kits, the new Infinity kit for the SC5M is complete with everything needed to install the new CF chassis, right down to the bolts and nuts. Lots of new CF parts are included so you’ll have a real carbon fiber beauty. The whole thing is carefully engineered so everything bolts right up. The included instructions show you how to disassemble the existing truck, tells which parts to save, and shows how to assemble your new Infinity truck. Most members of the X Factory Family say our instructions are the best in the R/C industry. The existing body will fit right on.