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January 17, 2017

Exotek aluminium clamp-on fan mount

Coming from Exotek is a new aluminium clamp-on fan mount for 1/10th buggies, trucks and touring cars. Machined from aluminium and available in anodised black, blue or orange colour, the included mounting bracket has multi-mount features that allows the fan to be angled or parallel with the motor can. The angled design allows easy mounting of fans in 2WD buggies and trucks with laydown style gearboxes while for sedans the secure bracket holds the fan at a distance from the armature to avoid the magnetic fields of the motor disrupting the fans motor. The mount can also hold the fan at the end bell in cramped 4WD buggies by using camber shims for spacing. The mount is designed for use with high power 30mm fans and it fits all standard 540-sized 35.8-36mm diameter brushless motors.

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January 5, 2017

Exotek RB6.6 aluminium laydown bulkhead

Exotek have introduced an aluminium rear bulkhead for laydown converted Kyosho RB6.6 buggies. A heavy duty 1-piece design and high-quality 7075 aluminium material mean improved durability and less chances to strip a ball stud mounting hole in hard crashes. The part matches the stock geometry and includes mounting points for the RB6.6 sway bars and at 10g the bulkhead is also about 1.5g lighter than the stock nylon part.

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December 8, 2016

Exotek ZX-6.6 HD steering set

Coming from Exotek and made for Kyosho’s Lazer ZX-6.6 4WD buggy is the heavy duty steering set. The fully 7075 alloy set included steering bellcranks, a steering rack and small parts and its design is based off of Exotek’s popular D413 steering. The improved construction removes all of the plastic parts and bushings and adds four ball bearings and two crush shims for long wearing, smooth and precise operation. The kit includes two steel TiNi-coated bearing screws, four ball bearings, two crush shims, two alloy cranks, an alloy steering rack and two alloy steering post spacers while making use of the stock ZX-6.6 posts and post bearings. The design matches the stock geometry and also allows mounting of the servo on either side of the chassis.

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December 2, 2016

Exotek introduce new 2WD option parts

Exotek introduce new 2WD option parts

Coming from Exotek are a range of option parts for several popular 1/10th 2WD buggies such as the HB Racing D216, the TLR 22 3.0 and the Team Associated B6. Starting with the D216 part, the Flite motor plate is a fully CNC-machined affair made of high-quality 7075 aluminium. The vented design will keep the motor running cooler and longer for that extra edge. Aggressive cut outs allow the heat that builds up inside the gear cover to vent out thus lowering overall motor temperatures. The extra machining also reduces the weight down to 11.8g but the critical motor mounting areas are still intact to maintain solid motor mounting and gear mesh. Extra cut outs on the bottom side make sure that debris is ejected for free running gears. The part comes polished, anodised in black and laser-etched.

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November 15, 2016

Exotek B6 and B6D option parts

Exotek B6 and B6D option parts

From Exotek for the Associated B6 and B6D come a number of optional items. First up is the 7075 heavy duty one-piece rear camber mount/bulkhead, its one-piece design meaning easier transmission removal because the camber links now stay in place and much more durability for reduced chances of tweaked camber or bent roll centre mounting. All machined alloy threads means secure mounting and no stripped nylon threads, it is polished and available in anodized factory blue or black. Next up are titanium quick change shock post sets for the front and rear of the buggy. Using Ti 6-4 titanium for durability and lightweight, each post weighing 2grams, its +1mm length for the shock tower thread enables it to accept after market thicker shock towers. Finally there are lightweight yet heavy duty titanium replacement bones for the B6 and B6D MIP Bi-Metal Bone Puck sets with ball diff. Half the weight of steel and twice the strength of aluminium equals a lightweight drive line with increased durability and reduced wear and tear. +1mm length for proper diff end fit without the need of the MIP spacers at the axle means the wheel hexes do not bind up when the wheels are tightened down.

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November 3, 2016

Exotek D413 Pro’17 chassis & accessories

Exotek D413 Pro'17 chassis & accessories

Exotek have introduced the Pro’17 chassis kit for HB Racing’s D413 buggy as well as a range of accessories for the respective kit. Starting with the chassis, the set includes a black anodised +4mm 7075 aluminium chassis with delrin side rails that makes the buggy easier to drive on all track surfaces while also helping with easier maintenance. The machined centre chassis uses front and rear alloy back bones that bolt to the chassis and reinforces it without the need of a top plate much like other top level buggies. Raised and angled machined side rails then bolt to the chassis for improved ground clearance, debris blocking and the use of velcro for body retention. Eliminating the top plate structures makes differential access much easier and eliminates the chance of broken or cracked top plates. The added +80g of weight of the chassis lowers the centre of gravity and, while improving flex, makes the D413 faster and more consistent over a full race. The conversion includes the main chassis and side rails, alloy servo mounts, a heavy duty alloy steering crank arm, front and rear alloy centre back bones, hardware and instructions.

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October 26, 2016

Exotek G.Lok gear locker & parts tray

Exotek G.Lok gear locker & parts tray

Exotek’s new G.Lok gear locker is a handy storage case for pinion and main gears and it also acts as a parts tray if needed. Machined from high-quality 6061 aluminium and coming anodised in a range of colours the tool houses up to 9 pinion gears and one or two spur gears while keeping them away from dust, dirt, moisture and also hard targets in your pit bag such as tools or spare parts. The base is milled from a single piece of alloy so there are no pegs to assemble or come loose and the tool includes a spur gear spacer for 9.5mm hole non-slipper spur gears. The protective cover is securely held on via the threaded centre post and once removed can be threaded back on into the parts tray mode. The gear locker is available in red, blue, gun metal, orange and black colour.

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