Posted by RC4WD on 2/1/2016 to RC4WD Product Uses
In case you missed it, we released our first ever EcoDrive 1/14 CVT Automatic Transmission for Tamiya 1/14 Semi Trucks (VVV-S0160) from JD Models!!
This item boasts a continuously variable transmission (CVT) which is an automatic transmission that can change seamlessly through an indefinite number of effective gear ratios between maximum and minimum values. The flexibility of a CVT allows the input shaft to maintain a constant angular velocity
Want a closer look?! Check the photos below to get up close and personal:
**Shown installed with 35T Brushed Motor and Tamiya Semi Truck for example (Not Included)
Mating of the motor and trans comes right before the installation of the trans. The EcoDrive 1/14 CVT Automatic Transmission for Tamiya 1/14 Semi Trucks (VVV-S0160) will use the stock hole, however the installation of the body mount may require some customization. You may have to shave a little off the inside mount where the screw goes through. No worries though as this step is super easy to do! This will allow the new trans to slide over easily for a great fit!
And that's it. You're all done!! This process should take an average of 30 minutes and would look amazing on any Tamiya truck!!
Check out SemiJoe's latest modifications on the EcoDrive 1/14 CVT Automatic Transmission for Tamiya 1/14 Trucks (VVV-S0160) from JD Models!
For some ultra customization, SemiJoe moved the entire engine forward and added a built-in radiator! He made an intake manifold, heads, air breather and added some injectors with some wiring.
The headers and twin turbos used are from Shapeways. SemiJoe also made a pop in flooring for the cab!
What do you guys think!?