By Tyler Hooks
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Factory RC Carbon Tekno Parts
FTC094 - EB410 Blue Carbon Front Camber Plate
FTC091 - EB410 Blue Carbon Front Top Deck
FTC090 - EB410 Blue Carbon Front Shock Tower
FTC089 - EB410 Blue Carbon Center Diff Mount ***
FTC088 - EB410 Blue Carbon Battery Strap
FTC123 - EB410 Blue Carbon Rear Shock Tower (Shocks in Front)
Factory RC is an aftermarket carbon fiber and accessory company that makes pats for multiple brands including Team Associated, TLR, HB Racing, Tekno, and Mugen Seiki among others.
For the purposes of this review I tested the carbon fiber EB410 parts on my new 4wd mod car. I was really impressed with the fit and finish of the carbon and I thought the blue weave looked really cool. There are also gold, red, and black weave options. Everything fit properly with the exception of the Center Diff Mount which I put a (***) next to. The fan screws are too close to the center chassis brace screws which makes it difficult to actually run a fan without modification. Factory RC is already working on a fix for that problem.
Each part follows the same geometry as the stock pieces so they are basically alternatives to the Tekno carbon pieces and they held up just as well. I was weary about running a carbon front camber block but after yarding my car into the face of a triple landing at EN Hobbies a couple of times, I am very confident in the parts. I run the rear shocks on the front of the tower so I opted for tfhe (SIF) rear tower which I would recommend anyway as you can run the shocks on the front or the rear with it.
The parts actually are a tiny bit cheaper than the actual Tekno versions for those that are budget conscious like myself.
- Budget Friendly
- Options like (SIF)
- The center diff mount needs to be adjusted.
I'm only giving this 4 stars because of the center diff mount. Everything else that is related to the products is fantastic. The blue weave looks so sick and all the parts will stay on my car through Reedy Race for sure.
Rating: 4 out of 5