Spec-R have new option parts for the Yokomo BD7 and their own R2 electric touring car available. Starting with the Yokomo part, made for the BD7 2014 and 2015 Spec is a floating steering conversion kit. The set replaces the standard, chassis-mounted, steering assembly with a floating design to eliminate the influence of the chassis’ torsional flex on the steering behaviour. Included are a black anodised aluminium centre bracket that acts as the inner servo mount and also as a base for the upper steering plate that takes the steering bellcrank posts and the outer servo mount. With the the steering posts lifted from the chassis it can also flex more for an overall softer chassis feel.
Beside the Yokomo variant of the floating steering conversion there is also a set for Spec-R’s R2, R1 and S2 touring cars available. It offers the same characteristics but the design and colour matches Spec-R’s own car. Also new and made for the R2 only is a new upper deck with a unique floating pivot ball design. It is understood that the set allows for more torsional flex than the standard linked upper deck while retaining more rigidity compared to not running a chassis post. The set includes a new carbon fibre top deck, the pivot ball connector and an aluminium chassis post.