Japanese company SMJ have introduced a new carbon fibre main chassis plate for the Xray T4’16, new 25mm touring car springs as well as a multi-purpose body repair tape. Starting with the chassis, the part is cut from high-quality Japan-made 2.3mm carbon fibre and it is of a symmetrical design with a mirrored motor pocket underneath the battery compartment for equal left-to-right flex characteristics. The part is usable on both asphalt and carpet tracks and it is available now.
Coming from RC-Mission are new optional parts for Xray’s T4 and Yokomo’s BD7 platform. First up are aluminium centre belt pulleys for the T4. Cut from high-quality aluminium the parts improve durability and also drivetrain efficiency while also being light of weight. The parts sport a silver and black anodised surface and they are a direct replacement.
Revolution Design Racing Products have introduced a 2.5mm carbon fibre main chassis plate for the Xray XB2 buggy. 0.5mm thicker than the standard alloy chassis, the carbon fibre part offers optimised flex characteristics, especially aimed at low to medium-grip clay tracks. On top of this the increased thickness also adds much needed strength to the rear end of the chassis, doing away with breaking issues. The limited edition chassis fits both the carpet and dirt edition kits and it is available now.
Radtec have introduced a new set of hard-coated aluminium suspension balls and titanium-coated kingpins for the Xray X1 formula car. The set includes eight aluminium suspension balls that lower the car’s weight while the hard-coating makes for a smooth and durable surface. The titanium-coated stainless steel kingpins add to the assembly by providing a smooth, low-friction surface, further upping overall suspension performance.
Radtec have introduced the progressive shock system sets for the Xray T4 and Yokomo B7-2016. Making use of a common design the sets include 7075-T6 aluminium inserts for the shock bodies as well as plain pistons made from POM material. The part’s design makes for a progressive damping feeling which can be beneficial especially on outdoor asphalt tracks with specific sets being available for the Xray and Yokomo cars.
Xray has introduced an optional brass engine mount for the NT1’16 1/10th 200mm nitro on-road kit. Providing solid engine mounting and easy gear mesh adjustment the part also adds a certain weight which can be beneficial in various track conditions as the mount moves the weight balance further back, improving the rotation of the car in medium-high traction conditions.
Coming from Reflex Racing and made for the Xray T4 touring car are the RX4-16 quasi carbon fibre chassis and 4mm carbon fibre shock towers. Starting with the chassis plate, the RSD RX4-16 was developed for the Xray T4 and it is made from RSD’s own quasi isotropic 2.0mm carbon fibre for more rigidity, translating into increased response, grip and a lower centre of gravity over the stock unit. The shape profiles for the chassis have been developed over the past year with a focus to provide a more consistent car feel and less tyre overheating over a run. The design moves the flex to the bulkhead areas which results in a car that rotates faster and harder all while maintaining a higher level of grip. Additionally the chassis has been made completely symmetrical so that the left to right flex of the car can be equalised as much as possible.
Coming from T-Works and made for Xray’s XB8’16 1/8th off-road buggy are several new hardware sets. First up is a 64 titanium turnbuckle set including a total of six links and two suitable wrenches. The high-quality titanium turnbuckles replace the standard spring steel ones for lighter parts that also add some visual impact. Also new are two screw sets, one made of 64 titanium to scrub overall weight while the gold-plated steel screw set adds some bling to the buggy. Last but not least comes a 22-piece 7075-T6 hard-coated aluminium ball set. Included are various pivot balls to replace the standard steel parts for lighter items that scrub a good amount of weight.