Last Tuesday (12/10/2013) we started shipping the 22 2.0 Cab Forward Body. Our core team drivers like Dustin Evans and Dakotah Phend have been running prototype samples of this body since just before the 2013 ROAR Nationals. During testing, the team has found the body to have improved low speed steering and better high speed stability - the best of both worlds. Dakotah did use the prototype Cab Forward Body to win the 2013 ROAR Nationals in 2wd Buggy Modified, so the results are proving how good the body performs!
Just like the 22 and 22 2.0 kit bodies, the body will work for both mid and rear motor configurations. The body is pre-cut, and only needs a minor trim for the designed configuration. The body will also fit both the 22 and 22 2.0 buggies.
To maximize the styling and performance of the 22 2.0 Cab Forward Body, the body does fit closely around the electronics and battery within 22 2.0 buggy. The is abundant room when running a shorty or standard sized LiPo battery, but when running the saddle pack batteries in mid motor configuration, the room is snug. We have a few suggestions to help make the fit easier for you.
1. Use a low profile bullet plug type connector.
2. Solder the wires into the bullet plugs horizontally (at 90 degrees to the bullet) rather than vertically. This applies to both the power wires and the jumper wire. The the image below.
3. If you see a spot where the battery and/or plugs get close to the body, be sure to put some Shoe Goo (DYN8000) thinly on the body. This will protect the paint. Make sure the paint on the body is well dried before applying the Shoe Goo.
With these tips, the body will fit great for you, last a long time, and help to put you on top of the podium! We hope you enjoy the Cab Forward Body as much as we do!