T-Works have introduced a range of titanium and aluminium option pats for the Xray XB2C’17 and the XB4 kits. First up are the hybrid titanium and aluminium turnbuckles for the XB2C’17 2WD buggy. The set includes six turnbuckles made of high-quality titanium with an additional aluminium hex part for looks and a lower weight. Included with the links comes a suitable 4mm turnbuckle wrench. Beside the hybrid set, T-Works also offers an all-titanium kit.
Xray have announced the appointment of Scott Falk as their Formula team mechanic and tech support. Scott will provide service and technical help to all Xray X1 customers at the ETS races and also some major international races. Scott says:
I feel very honoured to be the part of Team Xray. Last formula season was very successful for Xray and I believe that we can build on it and be even more successful this upcoming season. I will give my best to support and help the formula team manager Jan Ratheisky and all Xray customers. So don’t be afraid and come to me if you want to know something or you need a help with your set-up. I can’t wait for the start of the next season and I am looking forward to see you all.
Speedmaster Japan have introduced their new +5mm front bumper for the Xray T4’16. Offering additional 5mm of foam in the front, the bumper better suits front-mounted bodyshells while doing away with the need to glue additional foam strips to the standard bumper to achieve propper body support. On top of this the bumper is also made from a much stronger foam material, improving overall crash resistance and chassis protection in the event of a direct hit while the updated design also gives better tyre clearance at full steering lock. The bumper will hit stores very soon and it is understood that it also fits Xray’s latest T4’17 kit.
Xtreme Aerodymamics have expanded their range of pre-cut bodyshells for the Xray RX8 and Infinity cars. Laser-cut for the highest possible precision, the R18, R18 Flat and R18 Evo come ready to be painted and used, making it easier to swap between the different designs without losing precious time.
Xray have introduced the 2017 edition of their successful XB2 Carpet Edition kit. The buggy received some subtle updates with the most visible being the new “right hand” motor position and new 3-gear transmission to increase traction, steering and high-speed stability. The redesigned gearbox houses a new, large 36T idler gear moulded from high-quality graphite material that ensures a minimal weight and highest strength. To match with the new transmission housing and motor position the ’17 kit comes with an all-new 7075-T6 aluminium heavy duty motor plate.
Techra have introduced a set of aluminium steering bellcranks for the Xray T4’16 and ’17. Machined from high-quality 7075-T6 material and coming in a bi-colour black and orange anodising the parts are of a lightweight design while offering improved rigidity over the standard composite arms. Swapping the plastic parts for the alloy pieces will result in a more precise steering action and improved handling especially in high-bite conditions.
Coming from Blaze Racing is the 235mm conversion kit for the Xray X10 2017 pan car kit. The conversion widens the track width to 235mm while also extending the wheelbase by 7mm. Included with the set comes a genuine IRS rear axle to achieve the greater track width without the need to alter the motor pod plates or motor mounts while up front a wider suspension plate is used to achieve proper dimensions. Beside the carbon fibre rear axle and the 3mm front suspension plate the kit also includes a 3.5mm rear plate, wide left and right aluminium wheel hubs, diff rings, bearings and cone washer as well as longer stainless steel steering turnbuckles.
Coming from T-Works and made for Xray’s new X12’17 1/12th scale pan car are a range of turnbuckle and screw sets. Starting with the turnbuckles, the steering links are available as hybrid titanium and alloy set and also as 64-grade pure titanium set. The parts replace the standard kit turnbuckles and they also include the upper camber link spanners and suitable 4mm turnbuckle wrenches. Also new are four screw sets including a 64-grade titanium UFO head set, an orange anodised 7075-T6 aluminium set, a mixed standard head titanium and alloy set and also a gold-plated steel screw kit.