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.
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.
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.
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.
Exotek have introduce new 0mm and +5mm offset spring perches for the Team Associated B6 and B6D. Machined, polished and anodised the spring cups are a direct fit for AE 12mm big bore shocks with B6 shock ends. Extra milling makes for a low weight with the reinforced strength of CNC-cut aluminium and a snug fit helping to reduce the chance of losing a perch. Milled holes also reduce debris from collecting inside. The perches are available in black and blue anodising.
Coming from Exotek is the RX2 LCG 190mm touring car bodyshell. Developed in cooperation with Golem, the body offers a design that promises aggressive and precise handling while also increasing corner speed due to an overall lower centre of gravity which was achieved by reducing the roof section thickness from 0.45mm down to 0.2mm. This makes for an overall lower weight without sacrificing the all important bumper and side skirt stiffness. As compensation for the more forward body position the body features larger and lower wing mounts to allow for a taller wing to be used while still complying with rule books. On top of this the wing mounts were reinforced for less flex and vibration and the default wing positions is 3mm further back for more effective downforce. The rear quarter panels have been narrowed as well for improved stability and to create less drag. The body is designed to meet IFMAR GBS rules and it comes unpainted, including rear anti-body tuck supports, wing, standard wing mounting hardware, stickers and window masks.
Exotek have introduced the Flite V2 aluminium wing buttons. Made from 6061 aluminium and coming in a range of colours the buttons are now of a lighter and sleeker design, ideal for both 1/10th buggies and touring cars. A large 16mm diameter securely holds the wing while offering a large surface area for protection from crashes. The buttons use 3mm countersunk screws and they are available as pairs in “Tamiya” light blue, “Associated” blue, “Team Durango” gold, “TLR” gun metal, “HB and Xray” orange as well as “Kyosho” red anodising.
Coming from Exotek are new aluminium option parts for the HPI Micro RS4 and the Losi Mini 8ight-T kits. Starting with the Micro RS4 related part, the heavy-duty steering hubs offer improved precision and durability for high-speed applications. Machined from 6061 aluminium and coming polished, orange anodised and laser-etched the parts make for a factory look and they include hardware for mounting.