May 22, 2020

Smokem Racing XQ10 MYD carbon fibre top deck

The latest vehicle to receive Smokem Racing’s MYD top deck treatment is the Xpress XQ10 mid-motor touring car. The MYD top deck design was meticulously developed with numerous designs and prototypes evaluated over a range of conditions by the Smokem team over a 4-month period. The designers settled on a design that features a narrow 9mm front section which we found to deliver balanced flex characteristics despite the asymmetric design. The result is improved traction, increased in-corner steering and corner speed. The MYD design ensures the top deck will never make contact with the motor or the spur gear as the chassis flexes. It also have plenty of clearance for large-pinioned spec class gearing. The 2mm carbon fibre MYD top deck can also be easily removed, making spur gear and belt changes a breeze. A distinctive feature of the MYD top decks is the large tuning hole that utilises a bearing to be fastened through to the top deck post. Using the Smokem MYD tuning kit, racers can tune the amount of “float” the top deck has to deliver different flex characteristics to best suit their needs.

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