T-Works have introduced a rear wing set for Kyosho’s vintage and re-release Optima 4WD 1/10th scale buggy. Including two modern day polycarbonate rear wings the set also comes with a pre-bent wing mounting wire, 2-piece aluminium screw-on wing mounts as well as two aluminium wing tubes that attach to the radio plate. The old-fashioned wing fixing method allows to easily and swiftly attach or remove the wing while also adding to that vintage look.
Coming from RC-Aurora are wide angle aluminium driveshafts and aluminium motor mounts for Kyosho’s Mini-Z AWD cars. Starting with the driveshafts, the 6061 aluminium parts come precision-machined and thanks to their design the shafts offer improved steering throw, resulting in reduced wheel chatter at high steering angles. On top of this the wheel axles also feature longer threads for the wheel nuts, allowing to run larger wheel offsets with ease.
Coming from Kyosho and made for the R4Evo 1/10th 200mm nitro touring car is the V2 aluminium upper rear bulkhead set. Using the parts makes for more rigidity of the rear end for improved traction while two different camper mount plates allow for a wider setup range. Included in the set are two new upper bulkhead halves, two carbon fibre camber plates and suitable hardware.
Coming from Cox and made for the Kyosho Optima 2016 vintage 4WD re-release buggy are several carbon fibre option parts. The range includes a 2mm radio plate, 2.5mm rear and 2mm front side plates, 3.0mm front and 2.5mm rear shock stays as well as a 2.5mm front suspension and 2mm rear belt cover plate. All parts are cut from high-quality carbon fibre, they are direct replacements for the stock items and not only add visual impact but also make for a lower overall weight and they do away with bending issues associated with the original alloy parts.
Kyosho have introduced new option parts for the Mad Force 1/8th off-road truck in the form of PBR shock absorbers and C-universal driveshafts. The PBR piggyback reservoir oil-filled shock absorbers are all-aluminium dampers and they feature threaded shock bodies, coated piston rods and a working piggyback reservoir for improved performance and looks. They are sold as pairs, fit the Mad Force and FO-XX trucks and come including mounting hardware. Also new are the C-universal driveshafts for the front and rear centre drivetrain. The parts improve the efficiency and durability of the drivetrain and they are available separately. Like the PBR shocks the C-universal fit both the Mad Force and FO-XX trucks.
Xtreme Racing have released a range of carbon fibre option parts for the Kyosho Optima re-release buggy in the form of a radio tray as well as front and rear shock towers. The radio tray is cut from 2mm carbon material and it replaces the standard fibreglass part with a better looking and more rigid solution. The plate matches the stock dimensions and it is a direct replacement. The front and rear shock towers are cut from 3mm material to replace the kit’s aluminium parts. The towers match the stock suspension geometry and they are available separately.
First introduced by Kyosho’s Yuichi Kanai some weeks ago, Kyosho have now officially announced the forthcoming MP9 TKI4 high downforce bodyshell. Sporting larger and steeper angled rear sidepod winglets the body is meant to offer an increased rear downforce, making it ideal especially for bumpy and/or low-grip tracks. The body is a direct replacement for the kit part and it is available in a standard 1.0mm or lightweight 0.8mm variant.
Italian company DKT have introduced the full carbon fibre option set for the Kyosho MP9 TKI4 and TKI3 1/8th nitro buggies. Including a carbon fibre radio plate, AMB transponder mount, centre diff plate and front steering plate the set not only makes for a lower weight and improved looks but the parts are also meant to be stiffer than the standard kit items. All four parts are also available separately.