Japanese company Pro-Spec have announced the release of their new Racing Belt line of drivetrain belts for a range of touring cars. Available for most of today’s kits such as the Xray T4, Kyosho TF7, Tamiya TRF419X, Yokomo BD7-2016 and 2015, Awesomatix A800 and the R11, the Bando belts ensure a high efficiency and durability for a reliable low-drag drivetrain.
Hiro Seiko, know for their extensive range of screw kits for 1/10th scale cars, now also step into the 1/8th scale game with the introduction of their Kyosho MP9 TKI4 titanium screw set. Made from lightweight and highly corrosion-resistant high-quality titanium the screws not only look cool but they also make for a significant weight loss compared to the TKI4’s standard steel fasteners.
T-Works have introduced captured 5.8mm ball ends for Kyosho’s Optima re-release buggy. Made from high-quality spring steel and coming with a brownish surface finish the ball ends also sport a conical upper section that prevents the ball cup from popping off of the ball end under high stress or heavy loads. The ball ends are ideal for the upper camber links, the steering links and also the lower shock mounts.
T-Works have introduced new option parts for the Kyosho Optima re-release buggy in the form of rebuildable front and rear driveshafts. Making use of a common design the CV-style driveshafts can be taken apart, allowing to maintain and repair them while the construction also improves traction both at the front and the rear of the buggy.
Kyosho have introduced a set of front upper pivots for the Optima re-release buggy. Made from high-quality aluminium and coming gun metal anodised and with laser-etched markings the parts are designed to replace the standard composite brackets, making for improved durability and cooler looks. The set includes a left and a right hand pivot.
Coming from T-Works and made for Kyosho’s Optima 2016 re-release is an aluminium bulkhead brace. Machined from aluminium and coming black anodised and with laser-etched logos the brace makes for improved frontend stability in the event of a crash. Included is also the required mounting hardware.
Max Racing have introduced replacement driveshaft pins for the Kyosho MP9 TKI series of 1/8th off-road buggies. Machined to match the unique, non-standard dimensions of the original pin the replacements are a direct fit, allowing to use the driveshafts for much longer.
Cox have introduced oil-filled aluminium shock absorbers for Kyosho’s Optima 2016 1/10th 4WD buggy. Machined from aluminium and coming with a high-precision finish the shocks offer an increased oil volume and travel compared to the standard “red” shocks. Design-wise the dampers are oriented at Kyosho’s iconic “gold” shock absorbers and thus they are making a cool period-correct option part. The shocks are available as separate front and rear sets including springs and also as combo package including both the short front and long rear shocks.