Samix have introduced their new 8mm offset brass wheel hex adapters. They are machined from heavy brass materials and all four add about 25g of weight to one of the lowest parts of the chassis for improved climb performance and traction. A black coating helps to prevent the parts from corroding while adding visual impact when the truck’s wheels are off. The 8mm adapter add to the recently introduced 6mm variants and they come in sets of four.
JConcepts have released a first teaser image of their forthcoming new body shell for the Team Associated T6.1 stadium truck. No official information is available yet on name or a release date but the lid looks production ready and full information should surface soon.
Coming from Roche is a solid carbon fibre rear axle for the Rapide P12 and F1 kits. The axle replaces the standard ball differential assembly for a solid spool that provides more stable cornering an increased traction in very high bite “black carpet” racing conditions. The axle shaft is made of high-quality carbon fibre and the red anodised hub takes all popular pan car and touring car spur gears.
Two new optional parts are available from Capricorn for their LAB F1-02 formula kit. First up is a carbon fibre side link set that improves overall rigidity, precision and performance. The multi-parts set replaces the standard composite links and it is understood to be usable on Capricorn’s 1/12th and 1/10th pan cars also. Also new and made exclusively for the F1-02 is a wide front end kit that increased the car’s front track width which can be helpful in certain track conditions and when running narrow offset front wheels.
HPI Racing have introduced new axle weights for the Venture Toyota FJ Cruiser trail truck. The hollow weights fit over the driveshaft inside the axle, so the weights are completely hidden from sight inside the front and rear axle housings. Each weight is 12g, and a pair of axle weights will fit on each axle – adding 24g on each axle.
Imbue Motorsports have introduced an updated centre dogbone kit for the Mugen MBX8 and MBX7R buggies. Featuring new 5mm aluminium dogbones with harder pins for increased durability and wear, the kit also includes updated drive cups made from bearing steel which have been correctly hardened for long life. The cups also feature some minor revisions to prevent the dogbones from bottoming out, while also eliminating pinion play on MBX7R vehicles with 8×16 differential pinion bearings.
Coming from Race Opt and made for Tamiya’s popular T3-01 Dancing Rider trike is the an aluminium front fork adapter. The item was designed to replace the standard plastic part for a more precise and durable item that also adds some visual impact thanks to its shiny blue anodising. The adapter is a direct replacement and it is available from now on.
Fenix have released a first teaser image of their forthcoming 1960’s style Formula car kit. No other information than the image above are available now but by the look of things the car will utilise standard Formula rubber tyres and wheels and it is decked out with a nostalgic Formula body shell for a very unique look. The release is planned for September and more information should become available soon.