Coming from Xray and made for the GTX8 and XT8 kits is a rear graphite brace set. Cut from high-quality carbon fibre the braces reinforce the rear composite chassis braces which leads to an overall stiffer chassis which is beneficial especially for high-traction racing conditions. The braces come in sets of two and including mounting hardware.
Coming from Xray and made for the XB8 series of buggies, trucks and cars are soft, ribbed shock absorber volume compensators. The membranes are of a softer material than stock which results in reduced shock rebound, making them ideal for bumpy or high speed tracks. Internal ribbings ensure they maintain their shape even when the going gets tough as does the heavy duty rubber material. The membranes come in sets of four and they fit the XB8, XT8 and GTX8 kits.
Xray have announced the CWIC XRS UK racing series for the 2017/18 winter season. The races will be held at Christie Miller Sports Centre, Melksham with the series kicking off on the 15th of October and it finishes off with round 7 held on the 11th of March 2018. More information can be found here.
Xray have introduced the 2017 variant of their popular XB8E platform. The buggy makes use of a lot of updates already part of the nitro XB8, such as redesigned, larger volume front, centre and rear differentials for improved performance and consistency during longer runs, trailing axle front steering spindles increase traction and handling while the improved Ackermann geometry and graphite material servo saver optimise the buggy’s steering response. Other changes in the steering compartment include a composite front upper deck, redesigned steering pivot balls do away with unwanted wheel locking and narrow profile front steering arms move the front wheels forward for better jump take off and landing. The package is rounded out by longer rear suspension arms and shorter suspension mounts for an updated rear end geometry that will help generate more traction and make for improved handling characteristics.
View a complete presentation of the XB8E’s new features here.
Xray have released an 1/8th scale GT body shell for on-road cars such as the GTX8. Made from high-quality Lexan polycarbonate material the low-profile body is of a highly aerodynamic design for improved top speed and overall stability. The body comes clear, including rear wing, decal sheet and window masks and it fits Xray’s own GTX8 as well as all GT cars of the same dimensions and a 318mm to 326mm wheelbase.
Xray have announced the soon release of the XB8E 2017 1/8th E-Buggy kit. No official details about features and specifications are available yet but the introduction is scheduled for the 19th of June with the kit being expected to hit stores shortly after.
Yeah Racing have introduced an aluminium LiPo mount set for the Xray T4 series of touring cars. The kit includes adjustable aluminium mounting brackets that allow to shift the battery back forth and back to achieve different weight bias configurations. The included hook and loop battery strap makes for swift and easy battery swaps while also being light of weight. The set is available in orange or black anodising.
German brand TRR Racestuff has introduced carbon fibre body mount plates for several 1/10th formula pan cars. Cut from high-quality graphite material the plates are available for kits such as the Team Associated F6, the Xray X1 2017, Roche Rapid 2016 and the Shepherd Velox 2017. The plates allow to securely mount LMP body shells such as the ones from WRC to create the new fun class LMP-F cars.