Coming from Xray and made for the XB4 line of vehicles are new 9 degree caster C-hubs moulded of graphite composite material. The rigid graphite material is suitable for most track conditions but especially for high to very high-bite surfaces while the overall design allows for easy CVD assembly swaps and no driveshaft jamming issues at high steering angles and during hard crashes. The hubs are available separately for the left and right hand side of the buggy.
Techra have introduced a new interchangeable split and 1-piece suspension mount system for the Xray T4 touring car. Utilising the original Xray suspension pin inserts, the set includes new split inner suspension mounts as well as a 2.6g aluminium and a 8.1g brass connecting bride to create a solid “1-piece” mount if needed. The system helps to both reduce torsional flex while also adding weight which can be beneficial in certain track conditions. The aluminium parts are cut from high-quality 7075 material and they come black and orange anodised while the brass bride is made from polished material. The set is best used in the front of the car and it is available now.
Xray have introduced new +4.5mm offset aluminium wheel hex adapters for the XB4 buggy. Made from 7075-T6 aluminium and coming black anodised the 12mm clamping design adapter offers milled sections for a reduced weight while 4.5mm offset allows to adjust the overall width of the car to suit different offset rims.
Xpress have introduced a gear differential set for the Xray T4 and T3 series of touring cars. Designed to be a direct replacement the diff features precision-moulded internals, aluminium outdrives and it is usable with the standard plastic-bladed driveshafts.
Xray have revealed the 2017 version of their RX8 1/8th nitro on-road kit. It features some subtle changes compared to last year’s car, one of which is the updated aluminium chassis that sports repositioned engine mounting holes for easier gear mesh adjustment while also incorporating milled sections for additional carbon fibre stiffeners and add-on weights.
Coming from Xray are optional front anti-roll bar wires for the X1’17 formula car. To the standard 1.2mm variant now also add a softer 1.1mm as well as harder 1.3mm and 1.4mm wires that help to fine-tune the car’s roll characteristics for a range of surface conditions. All are made from high-quality spring steel and they sport laser-engraved markings for easy identification.
Exotek have announced the release of two new option parts for the Xray XB2 platform in the form of a LiPo cups and plate set as well as the steel axle Puck conversion. Starting with the LiPo battery mounting set, the kit makes for an ultra adjustable and quick weight tuning battery tray for all XB2s with laydown gearbox. With the included link brace, the water fall is removed on the buggy so that drivers are able to mount the battery even further back. The battery sitting back and the added rear flex created by the new link opens up the XB2 laydown to perform even better on dirt tracks without the need to add a lot of weight. Thanks to the design it is also possible to quickly fine-tune the weight bias by shifting the battery forth and back without changing the link length as all changes are handles by the side LiPo adjustment cups. The kit includes all needed hardware including alloy posts, ball ends, a titanium turnbuckle and hardware.
Xray have introduced two new aluminium chassis plates for the X1’17 formula cars. First up is the aluminium flex chassis for medium to high-bite tracks. The plate is machined from 2mm aluminium and it features additional cut outs under the battery compartment for increased torsional flex, helping with traction and steering in medium-bite conditions. The chassis comes black anodised and decorated with laser-etched markings.