French brand Rusti Design has introduced a range of carbon fibre option parts for the Xray XB4 buggy. Currently available are 4mm front and rear shock towers as well as a 0.8mm carbon fibre rear wing stiffener. The shock towers use the same geometry as the stock parts, however they are of an updated design to make them stand out. As for the wing mount stiffener, the part will be sandwiched between the wing mount and wing, improving the strength of the while area while also ensuring a longer wing life when the action is getting rough.
Coming very soon from Xray is the XB8E 2018 1/8th electric buggy kit. The latest edition of the popular buggy received some subtle updates such as a redesigned chassis that offers more clearance between the front wheels and side guards for less on-power tyre rubbing while chamfered front edges make for less dirt pick-up. The chassis is the same as found in the XB8 2018 kit, making most parts interchangeable. Other new features target the rear end of the buggy, such as a new rear shock tower with added shock mounting positions, a new 40 percent lighter wing mount, a new rear chassis brace as well as harder rear A-arms. New front and rear CV-style driveshafts increase the overall traction and refinements such as reinforced steering ball joints, new steering ball composite shims and improved diff O-rings further improve the reliability. The kit is rounded out by a highly aerodynamic body shell and it will hit stores very soon.
Xray have introduced a 20T low-friction layshaft pulley for the T4 series of cars. The belt pulley is of a distinctive orange colour and precision-moulded for roundness and reliability while the specially formulated graphite material reduces overall friction. It comes in a set of two including suitable composite shims.
7075.it from Italy have introduced their new X1201 battery positioning system for the Xray X12 pan car. Machined from high-quality 7075-T6 aluminium and coming black anodised and with silver edge details the brace allows to adjust the battery position within a 5mm range all while using existing chassis holes and at 2g the brace also hardly adds any weight to the car.
Vigor RC have introduced an adjustable battery mount for the Xray T4 series of electric touring cars. The multi-piece assembly utilises specially designed, eccentric inserts that can be turned around to place the battery pack in a front or rear position as well as in a more inward or outward placement. The carbon fibre battery brackets allow to wrap the mounting tape around them to do away with the need to route the tape on the bottom of the chassis for less chances to create a tweaked chassis, and chamfered edges reduce the chance of the battery tape being cut.
Coming from Radtec and made for the Xray T4 series of touring cars is a 51mm premium steel double joint driveshaft set. The shafts are made from ultra-hard spring steel for improved wear characteristics with the machined wheelshafts further improving precision. Included in the set, that adds to the already existing 50mm and 52mm shafts, are two 5x10x3mm high-grade ball bearings.
Made for their XB2 and XT2 series of off-road vehicles are Xray’s new carbon fibre chassis side guard braces. The parts install to the front side guards and allow to fine-tune chassis stiffness by using different amounts of screws to fasten them to the lower composite chassis guards in order to create soft, medium or stiff settings. The braces are machined from high-quality fibre material and include new moulded upper plate connectors.
Coming from Techra and made for the use with the Xray T4 and VBC Racing Wildfire range of touring cars is a rear roller universal joint set. Designed to provide long-lasting performance with a minimum of maintenance the driveshafts are made of spring steel with chromoly rollers and carbon steel roller diff cups for durability. The design also offers other advantages over the standard drive pin construction such as improved handling through bumpy sections.