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jimmy 15-08-2012 06:19 PM

Vega Elite B4.1 - 2nd Gen
 
Vega sent news of their new mid-motor conversion - the Gen 2 version of their Assoicated B4.1 conversion. It borrows from the successful development of the 2012 BRCA Champion VEGA Elite -201 conversion.

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Following in the steps of the successful Vega Elite Conversions - we are pleased to announce the release of the B4.1 2nd Gen. New features include:


* New thicker kick up section, reinforced with a high quality weld for dramatically improved strength.


* Front sidewalls thickened to 2.6mm to increase strength.


* Gearbox has been raised 2.0mm - following in the steps of the highly successful 201 Gen2 conversion.


* New Gen2 rear carbon tower with virtually unlimited tuning options.


* Multi-position cell layout for enhanced weight distribution changes - no brass needed.


* Newly designed carbon battery strap.


* Gen 2 body shell designed for increased stability and to produce more down force.


Mrs.TeamXtreme 16-08-2012 01:03 PM

Direct Link to the B4.1 2nd Gen kit :)
http://www.teamxtreme.co.uk/store/in...roducts_id=426

neallewis 16-08-2012 02:56 PM

Could I ask, do the C4.1 aftermarket bodies from Pro-line (Bulldog) or Jconcepts (Finisher), fit this chassis?

Have you got any images of your new bodyshell?

I was about to push the button on a C4.1, but this is also tempting...

ben 16-08-2012 03:06 PM

With some light modding the Jconcepts Finnisher Centro body should fit the vega if not, i think the Jconcepts losi body fits.

chuckie stella 16-08-2012 05:44 PM

My Proline BULLDOG shell went from my C4 to my 201 VEGA (very similar) with no adjustment at all! :)

Origineelreclamebord 16-08-2012 06:02 PM

It looks a lot like the earlier/other Vegas, that's a promising start! :) So what exactly are the changes/improvements compared to the Gen 1 Vega B4.1? :eh?:

MHeadling 16-08-2012 07:21 PM

Its longer wheel base, raised gearbox and you have different cell options (which way round you run them) and it's sexy as hell! :drool:

Danny McGee 16-08-2012 09:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MHeadling (Post 685200)
Its longer wheel base, raised gearbox and you have different cell options (which way round you run them) and it's sexy as hell! :drool:

Have to agree. I think I have the first one downstairs ready to be built up. Will post some pics when I get a chance. Typically good work and the machining looks sweet :)

gazhillAE 16-08-2012 09:56 PM

Given up with c4 then mate?
Are you running it as 201 or b4.1?
Gaz

Origineelreclamebord 16-08-2012 10:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MHeadling (Post 685200)
Its longer wheel base, raised gearbox and you have different cell options (which way round you run them) and it's sexy as hell! :drool:

What is the exact effect/purpose of the raised gearbox? I thought a lower CoG would be better? :eh?:

neallewis 16-08-2012 10:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Origineelreclamebord (Post 685269)
What is the exact effect/purpose of the raised gearbox? I thought a lower CoG would be better? :eh?:

Diff outdrive / drive shaft position, which in turn will affect the running height (at drive shafts level).

I don't know how the original vega compares to a B4.1/C4.1?

MHeadling 17-08-2012 06:54 AM

The gearbox on the Gen2 cars is raised 2mm from the std Vega gen1 cars, you could always pop some spacers under the gearbox on a Gen1 car to give it a try.

As to the handling effects not so sure but it must work being the national championship winning chassis manufacturer

Timee80 17-08-2012 07:06 AM

On the x6 if you raise the transmission height you got a lot more forward drive. Perfect if the surface is loose. 1mm makes a big difference on the x6 so 2mm will make the new Vega feel like a totally different car

Rayzerp 17-08-2012 07:07 AM

Yeah the main purpose is to alter the angle of the driveshafts in the drive cups to effect how much drive you get .......I tried raising the gearbox of my Gen1 Vega by 2MM on wet astro which meant I had dead level driveshafts at 24MM ride height, seemed to help a bit....but thats the theory anyway!

Danny McGee 17-08-2012 07:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gazhillAE (Post 685259)
Given up with c4 then mate?
Are you running it as 201 or b4.1?
Gaz

Yer, not had the best season with it and I don't have the older chassis which apparently makes a difference. I've been given the chance from Lewis and DC so jumped at the chance. I tried the rb5 vega at silverstone in the final and thought it was pretty good.

RudeTony 17-08-2012 08:05 AM

Hi Dan......I have your brass ready for Kiddy. Same as the choices Lee has :)

MHeadling 17-08-2012 10:03 AM

Tony what Rude bits weights does Lee tend to run on the 201 Vega??

RudeTony 17-08-2012 11:10 AM

Hi Mark
Lee runs with a variation of weight to suit different conditions.
We do a light 34g and in stages 50g, 62g, 74g right up to 104g.
I will ask what his norm is. He has all of them.
I do believe Lee also runs a bulkhead weight that we do not do.
Its a LMR product hence we don't clash

I will ask him when I see him

MHeadling 17-08-2012 12:12 PM

Thanks Tony,are we are talking about the under lipo weights or the under speedo weights??

Be great if you can get the info for us all on what weights he runs and in what conditons, be a great help for all Vega owners.

Rayzerp 17-08-2012 12:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MHeadling (Post 685428)
Thanks Tony,are we are talking about the under lipo weights or the under speedo weights??

Be great if you can get the info for us all on what weights he runs and in what conditons, be a great help for all Vega owners.

Would be a great help. :thumbsup:


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