In a video taken at the 2015 IFMAR Electric World Championships this week, JConcepts unveiled the all new Team Associated B5M Aluminum Honeycomb Chassis! Thanks to its 7075 hard anodized aluminum construction, and tons of CNC machining, the new B5 Honeycomb Chassis is 23 grams lighter than the stock aluminum chassis while retaining all of its rigidity and strength. Other features include chamfered edges, that sweet looking honeycomb design, and laser etched logos. JConcepts reports that the new chassis is great for stock or modified class racing and will fit both the original and factory lite B5M buggies. Although there is no word on pricing, the JConcepts B5M Aluminum Honeycomb Chassis is expected to go on sale in just a few weeks.
Update: JConcepts has officially announced pricing as well as releasing the following information. Chassis weight, design, and construction is a fundamental aspect of all design. Generally the largest and heaviest item on a vehicle, the chassis, is a tunable item that can be paired with new and evolving setups to yield next level results. The Honeycomb chassis by JConcepts sheds some weight in a unique pattern and allows the all important rigidity to remain intact. The air-craft grade, 7075 aluminum chassis material has all the matching hole locations as the stock unit making the JConcepts a direct bolt-on piece.
The chassis blank is hard anodized black and as a second operation, milled hex shaped pockets are added throughout the main surface removing weight. In the main electronics compartment, aluminum islands are left to allow an electrical footing area for mounting and wiring needs. The hex pockets in the center of the chassis have been cleared for sensor wire or miscellaneous wire routing. All edges of the honeycomb pockets have been highlighted with chamfered edging all around, bringing out an even more luxurious look.
The honeycomb chassis weighs in at 112gms, some 23gms less than a stock counterpart all while still remaining structurally sound. Ideal for stock and modified racers, the chassis is a standout in the pit area as well with its appearance and high-end glossy looks. The chassis is etched with JC logo for branding and authenticity.
- Part: 2374
- Price: $90