This is the Hot Bodies TCXX Kit. The Hot Bodies TCXX is the newest evolution in touring car technology from the renowned World Championship-winning Hot Bodies team. Hot bodies has been developing the TCXX ever since the release of their last touring car. Now, with the will, intellect, and spirit of World Champions behind it, Hot Bodies presents to you the TCXX Kit.
The Hot Bodies TCXX's 2.5mm chassis is extra-narrow, preventing that irritating rubbing in tight
corners and the 2.5mm woven graphite is the highest quality possible. Plus, brand new carbon battery holders are included to hold its battery pack
securely in place.
The inner pivot blocks on the TCXX are a new split design, allowing the chassis to flex much more than was previously possible with single-piece designs. This gives you more grip and confidence while under power and in the corners.
The TCXX's one-piece top deck provides you with completely equal flex over the whole vehicle, giving you equal handling and a more balanced drive, with a lowered chance of tweaking the car after a crash. Its fully symmetrical top deck features 8 holes at the rear bulkheads and 4 mounting holes at the front; this allows you to tune the flex for a variety of traction levels. There's also a central hole that allows for the mounting of TC-style single bellcrank steering – the option is yours! The 2.5mm thick woven graphite is of the same high quality material as the main chassis, making it the absolute best. Additionally, the top deck also holds a belt tensioner, keeping the front belt in place during hard braking.
Utilizing the superior balance concept of the original TCX, the all new
TCXX's battery position is set inboard, with its motor mount further to
the left, helping compensate for the light weight of today’s receiver,
servo and speed controllers. The Hot Bodies TCXX can also fit the
original TCX motor mount, just in case you prefer having the motor
The vast number of option pieces available from the hot Bodies TCX and
TC-FD allow you to precisely control such parameters as front and rear
arm toe, camber, roll center, caster and so much more. The TCXX Kit
allows you to really fine-tune the grip with a front spool, front and
rear sway bars, and an all-new gear differential that allows you to
forget about the complex and repetitive tuning that's necessary with
traditional ball differentials.
The bulkheads carry on the original TCX's fully symmetrical design, and are the same left to right, front and rear. And with their extra-compact design, you'll be able to run extra-long top links for an increase in suspension action, and the belts are can to run as close to the centerline of the car as possible. hot Bodies' eccentric cam belt tensioner is used to tighten up the belts as they break in.
The brand new aluminum servo mounts for the Hot Bodies TCXX hold the servo in place securely across the chassis for better driving feel and extra confidence. The TCXX was designed for a ‘shorty’ type servo, but this can also fit standard-size servos if you mount the receiver on top of the servo.
The hot Bodies TCXX uses many of the same suspension parts that the TC kit uses, with droop screws, steel turnbuckles, reversible lower arms for extra shock positions, plus easily adjustable parameters such as wheelbase, anti-squat, track width, toe-in and roll centre for total adjustability.
The TCXX's front and rear shock towers were made from the highest-quality woven carbon fiber available. At 3.65mm thick, they easily support the load from the wheels and shocks! These shock towers are extra tough, extra stiff units, with 8 rear positions and 7 front shock positions in a linked hole style, for extra-fine track adjustments.
The shocks fitted on the Hot Bodies TCXX are a true evolution of the units that came on the TC and TCX - meaning they are even better than Hot Bodies original World Champion-winning shocks! The lower and upper ends of the shock bodies feature extra fine-pitch threads for the shock caps, and the bottom ends use a single o-ring design for minimal 'stiction' - that initial annoying grab that a tired, old o-ring can give the shock shaft. Plus, an all-new aluminum spring retainer and spring adjuster have been utilized for extra ease of tuning and a sweet new look. Inside these shocks are new PTFE 3-hole shock piston with 1.1mm holes, plus a PTFE shock spacer for extra-smooth movement.
New for the Hot Bodies TCXX is a longer twin-crank steering design, making the most of your control inputs and giving you way more steering throw plus a fantastic driving feel on the track. Its aluminum bellcrank arms really seem to float on their metal-shielded ball bearings for extremely smooth response and maximum efficiency. the TCXX's woven graphite steering tower bar braces the steering posts for the most amazing steering feel you’ll ever experience from any of the top-level touring cars available today. The steering Ackerman angle is also conveniently adjustable, with shims under the rack ball studs.
Infinitely adjustable ball stud sway bar mounts are also included, letting you instantly "de-tweak" the TCXX so it's all ready to go for your next race. In the Hot Bodies TCXX kit, you'll also get a full set of front and rear sway bars so you can fine-tune the suspension at each end of the car. The Hot Bodies TCXX kit includes 1.2, 1.3 and 1.4mm sway bars for the full range of HB options.
The TCXX's all new motor mount is completely underneath the top deck, and features two sets of mounting holes, so you get to choose how the motor mounts into the car. Additionally, the motor mount is further to the left than on the Hot Bodies TCX, helping to compensate for the light weight of today’s receiver, servos, and speed controllers- and it can also fit onto the TCX motor mount if you prefer having the motor further inward. This allows you to tune the balance of the car without having to resort to lead weights.
The drive belts in the front and rear have been arranged, so now the front belt is on the right side, and the rear belt is on the left side of the car. This allows the electronics gear and servo, such as receiver, speedo and transponder to sit closer to the centerline of the car. This greatly improves the balance over older touring car designs.
The hot Bodies TCXX uses one-piece pulleys that fit onto the layshaft with a simple pin fastening. This eliminates the grub screw of previous designs. The TCXX's layshaft is narrower, owing to the more compact drivetrain design, and it uses a simple one-piece spur gear mount. With 20T center and 39T pulleys front and rear, the Hot Bodies TCXX is incredibly efficient at getting power to the tires than older car designs. The TCXX can also use the center gears from the TC-FD for even better control in the gearing between the front and rear wheels.
Now-a-days, every electric racing touring car is fitted with a front spool, eliminating differential action, which greatly enhances braking and increases traction. Plus, the spool fitted in the Hot Bodies TCXX is a lightweight, extra long 3-piece design. The central part of the spool has been machined from lightweight aluminium, then anodized bright purple. The outdrives are machined from steel to be extra-strong yet still light in weight.
Hot Bodies has led the way in touring car racing with the use of a gear differential at the rear of the car, allowing you to use motors as powerful as 3.5 brushless motors time and time again, without worrying about the differential changing settings – truly a ‘set and forget’ part of the car! Let the gear differential on the Hot Bodies TCXX revolutionize your maintenance routine!
The brand new TCXX features new, lightweight, thin, steel driveshafts at the rear for the optimum combination of durability and 44mm aluminum driveshafts at the front. Hot Bodies used lightweight steel cup axles for strength and durability, with a thick 2mm pin for extra durability. The constant velocity design eliminates wasted power, ensuring that when you want the power to hit the ground, it will.
At the world debut of the TCXX, Team HB (featuring 2 drivers with 3 World Championships between them) rocked the field with a dominating Top Qualifier position for Atsushi Hara, who then went on to drive brilliantly in the 3 A Final races. Hara missed out on snatching his third World Championship by thousands of a second, but proved that the Hot Bodies TCXX has everything you need to be a winner, straight out of the box!
- Droop screws
- Clamping hex hubs
- Wide sway bar rods
- Compact bulkheads
- Full set of turnbuckles
- New steering arm post
- New carbon battery mount
- New compact motor mount
- New aluminum servo mount
- Aluminum & steel driveshafts
- ‘Flipped’ belt drivetrain layout
- New carbon steering tower bar
- PTFE 3-hole shocks and spacers
- Narrow layshaft and 20T pulleys
- New aluminum shock stand-offs
- New aluminum spur gear mount
- New narrow 2.5mm thick chassis
- Fully equipped with ball bearings
- Also requires body and electronics
- Adjustable anti-squat, toe, roll center
- Wheels, tires and inserts not included
- Split pivot blocks for more chassis flex
- Motor mount completely under top deck
- Rear gear differential for less maintenance
- New one-piece symmetrical 2.5mm top deck
- Adjustable top deck flex with bulkhead screws
- Infinitely adjustable ball stud sway bar mounts
- Reversible lower arms for extra shock positions
- New aluminum spring adjuster and spring retainer
- Aluminum/steel front spool with aluminum sleeves
- Lightweight steel axles with 2mm pins for cup joints
- Twin crank steering with new longer aluminum arms
- Threaded shock bodies with single o-ring construction
- Worlds-winning suspension design with longer top links
- Optimized design and balance for modern LiPo batteries
- Servo and radio gear sit as close as possible to centerline
- Bulkheads fully symmetrical front to rear and left to right
- Complete set of sway bars included (1.2mm, 1.3mm, 1.4mm)
- 3.65mm shock towers, 7 fine-pitch adjustment holes in front, 8 in rear
- 20T layshaft pulleys and 39T front/rear pulleys combine for increased efficiency