A deep passion for monster truck racing and performance inspired JConcepts to design the Regulator Stage 2 chassis conversion kit for the Clod Buster. The design team had several design goals including weight balance, low center of mass, the use of quality materials, and adjustability to fully compliment one of the longest running vehicles in the RC industry. The Regulator allows other existing RC components to work alongside it's design, such as readily available body shells, shocks, wheels, tires, and behind axle servo conversion kits.
The key to the Regulator is the positioning of the battery and electronics, in a top access layout and placed deep into the chassis, for a low center of gravity. The fiberglass chassis and bottom plates and heavy-duty aluminum cradle supports the suspension and ladder bars. In addition, a brass weight is included for racing in a sanctioned competition where a weight limit is used to even the playing field. The brass weight is mounted in an incredibly low position, and locks into the cradle, aligning perfectly with the low center of gravity concept.
The light-weight aluminum shock and body post mounts are precision machined and mounted with 3mm hardware to accept a variety of shocks on the market. Aluminum horizonal chassis members are positioned front and rear, and have been lightened in a vintage fashion, consistent with a Stage 2 monster truck. The chassis brace tubes have been tricked out to show a hexagonal shape and tubular shape to add some flair.
Machined adjustable Delrin body posts are included, along with pin screws to attach to the aluminum shock and body mount, providing height adjustment. The battery mounting system contains a fiberglass battery strap for a shorty style battery, with bump stops on each end to hold the battery in position on the radio tray. Finishing off the panels of the chassis, polycarbonate pieces are included to slide into the pockets of the chassis to give scale looks. Use the included decal sheet on the panel to detail the sides of the Regulator to fit whichever theme suits your build.
Notes from the team -
To complete the build, it is necessary to have a Clod Buster or complete axle assemblies and electronics to go along with the Regulator conversion kit. It is advised and required to use a servo on axle conversion kit, or preferably, the JConcepts #2823 servo mount kit for behind the axle steering. It is also necessary to have standard Clod Buster shocks or 100mm in length oil filled shocks. Shown with items not included for display purposes only.