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.
Following first brief information about the shaft-driven RZ6 2WD mid motor buggy conversion Kyosho now released a set of images of the production kit. The conversion replicates the car used by Jared Tebo at the 2015 IFMAR World Championship held in Japan and it features a very efficient shaft drive, which is ideally suited to stock class racing and favours medium to high bite tracks. The kit will include all needed parts to convert an existing RB6 2WD buggy, such as a new aluminium main chassis, the drivetrain and motor mount parts as well as accessories such as a rear anti-roll bar and a suitable bodyshell. The conversion kit is set for a release at the end of April.
Italian company 7075.it have introduced a rear aluminium chassis brace for the Kyosho MP9 buggy. Machined from high-quality 7075 alloy material the brace features a redone design compared to the original part for improved fitment, durability and a constant rear end geometry. The CNC-machined part features a dark gun-metal anodising for wear and it comes laser-etched with the white 7075.it logo.
Kyosho have introduced an aluminium main chassis plate for the TF7 touring car. Cut from 2.0mm material the chassis is slightly thinner than the standard carbon part, allowing to run lower suspension mount settings while the increased stiffness improves handling on high-bite surfaces. The chassis is a direct fit and it is available in red or black anodising.