Hot Bodies’ new prototype Gridlock tire utilizes design features creating a tire that will be easier to drive while also providing a linear amount of steering gain throughout the steering travel. The Gridlock tire will make the car more stable and easier to drive on track conditions where the dirt is hard packed with some sharp edged bumps. Another condition the Gridlock tire performs great in is where the track might be a little too dusty for the Megabite tire but not loamy enough for the Megagrid tire. Hot Bodies Tires are known for their long life with low tread wear, the Gridlock tire’s tread wear life will be greater than that of the Megabite tire providing the consumer with a tire that performs very well and also has a long life.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Exotek have released this ultra narrow TCX-XS liPo chassis. This extra soft chassis is aggressively shaped for extra flex over the stock TCX chassis and uses US made bi-directional layup carbon fiber for maximum flex traits. The rear section has added cut outs for greater flex at the motor mount for increased rear end stability allowing you to drive into corners harder and power out faster. Great chassis to have to extend tire wear and generate maximum grip for controlled tire races. Also for the TCX is this extra soft top plate, which has been aggressively shaped for extra flex over the stock TCX top plate and uses US made bi-directional layup carbon fiber for maximum flex traits. Greater overall flex for increased rear end stability allowing you to drive into corners harder and power out faster. Great tuning aid to have to extend tire wear and generate maximum grip for controlled tire races.
Monday, January 2, 2012
Pro-Line have released updated 2012 versions of their Bulldog body for the Hot Bodies D8 and D8T developd by Ty Tessmann. Ty personally spent hours refining the design for 2012 to create even more stability with enhanced steering to gain an advantage on the track. The windshield is steeper to create more down force over the front wheels and the roof ridges have been raised to channel the air flow over the middle of the body for increased high-speed stability. The rear of the roof has been lowered and fins have been added to achieve maximum engine head cooling and stable air flow over the body. The fins also add rigidity to the body to increase aerodynamic efficiency. Additionally on the truggy shell the hood has been raised slightly to allow more clearance for a longer shock setup and the headlights and grill have been redesigned.
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Continuing their line of driveline components, Tekno RC have released these complete drive shafts for the Hot Bodies D8/Ve8 and HPI Vorza/D8s vehicles. The Tekno RC M8 drive shafts will get you to the finish line without ejecting a drive pin or breaking a shaft and they include their legendary stub axles with retainer rings and all new drive shaft/barrel design. A hardened steel construction and black oxidized finish provide supreme durability and 3 pairs of drive pin holes means you can rebuild and reuse the stub axles. These drive shafts are .5mm longer than the Hot Bodies WCE shafts (1.5mm longer than stock) and allow full droop in the front and rear without interference.
Source: Tekno RC [teknorc.com]
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
The new V2 short course wheel range from HPI simplifies tire assembly and adds extra tuning power to your racing arsenal. This new design uses the same HPI and HB tires and foams that fit the original HPI short course wheels and have the added advantage of increased outer sidewall stiffness for better traction and handling in the turns and curves of your local off-road track.
Source: HPI [hpieurope.com]
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Keep your pit area at home or at the track tidy and clean with this 75cm x 50cm HPI/HB protective rubber pit mat. The Pit Mat is perfect for working on any RC vehicle. Separate parts areas let you organize any screws or washers you remove, allowing you to find them quickly and easily as you assemble your car or truck. It protects your table, desk or worktop from scratches, and helps prevent losing essential small parts from your kit. It also rolls up for easy storage and transport. Also available in a small 15cm x 10cm size for working on engines, motors or other smaller items.
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Hot Bodies have released this set of longer durable steel outdrive cups to fit the front diff or spool on the HB TCX. These new parts allow racers to use the 44mm driveshaft instead of the 46mm driveshaft.
Source: Hot Bodies [hbeurope.com]
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Spec-R release new option parts for Xray’s T3 2011 Spec chassis and Hot Bodies TCX touring car. Made for the T3 are 7075 upper bulkhead parts machined from 7075 aluminium. Coming black anodised the parts feature an additional bracket with three location holes for the upper camber links to move them away from their kit position on the shock towers. Designed for the Hot Bodies TCX are lightweight Delrin front spool outdrive adapters that feature large outdrive saver rings and that are a direct replacement for the stock parts.
Friday, August 19, 2011