Coming from Kyosho and made for the RB6.6 2WD off-road buggy is a carbon fibre battery plate. Cut from high-quality material and sporting counter sunk holes for optional battery stoppers, the plate is a direct replacement for the kit’s composite plastic part. Due to being less flexible the battery is held in place more securely while the carbon fibre part also adds visual impact.
T-Works have introduced a carbon fibre upper plate for the Kyosho MP9 TKI4 and TKI3 1/8th off-road buggies. Machined from high-quality material, the plate is a direct replacement for the standard aluminium part, adding visual impact to the front end of the buggy.
Coming from Exotek are a 4-piece split motor plate set for the HB Racing D413 buggy as well as the trick camber savers. Starting with the motor plate, the set is of a unique design that allows for quicker access to the buggy’s centre differential without the need to remove the top plates or ripping out the whole centre bulkhead assemblies. After removing the battery and the top diff cover the two side plates are released so that the diff comes out from the side. The set works with the standard D413 and also Exotek’s Pro’17 chassis and it includes the bulkhead plates machined from black anodised 7075 aluminium, instructions, hardware for the stock or Exotek top diff plates and it uses the stock motor cam and clamp.
Coming from T-Works is a carbon fibre radio plate for the Kyosho MP9 TKI4 and the older spec TKI3 kit. Replacing the standard part with a lighter and cooler looking item the place is a direct fit on the nitro buggies and it comes machined from high-quality sheet material.
Kyosho have updated the Inferno GT2 1/8th nitro on-road kit that is now called the Inferno GT2 Race Spec 1/8 GP 4WD RS. The vehicle has been tuned up for even greater performance to deliver speeds over 70km/h. While keeping all the main chassis components unchanged, the adoption of the front-mounted radio box from the MP9 uses optimal weight balance to increase grip and improve overall running performance. With aluminium parts anodised in Kyosho’s signature gun metal the new version stand out from its predecessor and the included Syncro 2.4GHz KT-331P transmitter automatically manages frequency bands and features LCD screen, jog dials, model selection, endpoint adjustment, dual-rate and exponential settings. New servos deliver both high-torque and high-speed and the set is rounded out by a red Audi R8 LMS bodyshell.
Coming from Jared Tebo’s JTP brand are carbon fibre shock towers for the Kyosho RT6 and SC6 trucks. The front shock tower was designed to dramatically change the front end geometry to improve the steering feeling. The shocks will be directly mounted to the arm, helping to taking out the twitch and over aggressive front end and giving more confidence in corners. Also new is a rear shock tower that offers the standard geometry with the inside three holes being available. The tower must be used with the RB6.6 rear bulkhead and it changes the body mounting positions. Both the front and rear shock tower are made from high-quality 4mm carbon fibre and JTP also offers a set of front and rear RT6 and SC6 arms with the front arms coming pre-drilled for the required new shock mounting location.
Exotek have introduced three new Flite-series topshafts the most popular 2WD buggies as well as a Flite ultra light direct spur mount. Starting with the topshafts, the parts have been drilled and the teeth narrowed for increased acceleration and a cooler running motor. Less than half the weight of the stock topshaft and slipper assembly and lighter still than Exotek’s standard spur mount set, when combined with the special light weight spur mount, the assembly weighs in at 9.5g complete with hardware and 72 spur. The topshaft is available for the Team Associated B6, Kyosho RB6.6 and the TLR 22 3.0.
Coming from T-Works and made for the Kyosho MP9 TKI3 and TKI4 kits is a carbon fibre centre gearbox plate. Designed to replace the standard aluminium part the carbon fibre plate is of a very low weight and it adds some visual impact to the centre part of the buggy.