New from Pro-Line and made for the Traxxas E-Revo and Summit monster trucks are the Pro-Spline HD centre driveshafts. Made from hardened black oxide coated steel, the Pro-Spline drive shafts have a true 6-sided spline that slides smoothly throughout any chassis flex without having to worry about stripping out like the stock plastic drive shafts. The pins are held in place by fully surrounded steel springs and M3 set screws on both ends to handle extreme performance. They come pre-Assembled and fit both the E-Revo and Summit kits.
Pro-Line have announced the soon release of their new Badlands MX28 2.8″ monster truck tyre as well as two new pre-mounts for SC trucks. Taking the 2.8″ tyre game to the next level, the Badlands MX28 offers a motocross inspired tread and a bigger and bolder knobby tread that matches modern MX tyre design. A true all-terrain tyre, it find traction on any surface but is best suited for loose and loamy dirt, mud or grass. It comes as pairs including foam inserts and the tyre is also available as pre-mounts on black F-11 wheels for a range of Traxxas and Traxxas-compatible vehicles. As for the short course pre-mounts, the Badlands SC and Trencher X SC 2.2″/3.0″ are now available on black Split Six wheels. The pre-mounts come in two variants each for the front of the Traxxas Slash 2WD as well as the rear of the 2WD, the Slash 4×4 and the HPI Blitz.
Pro-Line have introduced three new monster and crawler truck bodyshells. First up is the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor body for the Traxxas Stampede. It includes all of the scale details of the full-scale truck for a highly detailed yet functional replica of the 2017 rig. Included with the clear body come window masks and a decal sheet and beside the 2-door Stampede variant there also comes a 4-door version tailor-made for Pro-Line’s own Pro-MT monster truck kit.
Designed for their range of pan cars and also many other brands are the Teamsaxo soft side springs. Made from high-quality steel and coming with colour-coded dots for easy identification the spring are softer than the company’s previous side springs, allowing for a wider setup range both on carpet and asphalt tracks. They come as pairs and in three different hardnesses.
T-Works have introduced a rear wing set for Kyosho’s vintage and re-release Optima 4WD 1/10th scale buggy. Including two modern day polycarbonate rear wings the set also comes with a pre-bent wing mounting wire, 2-piece aluminium screw-on wing mounts as well as two aluminium wing tubes that attach to the radio plate. The old-fashioned wing fixing method allows to easily and swiftly attach or remove the wing while also adding to that vintage look.
Coming from Yokomo and made for their BD7 touring car are pre-assembled 44mm rear driveshafts with aluminium dogbones and a 1-piece 44.2mm FR suspension mount. Starting with the driveshafts, the new parts greatly reduce the drivetrain’s rotation masses thanks to replacing the heavy steel dogbones with lightweight aluminium ones. A new lightweight clip design further reduced the overall weight, resulting in improved throttle response. The 44mm units come pre-assembled and they are usable in the rear of the car.
Axial have introduced their new SCX10 II 1/10th scale 4WD off-road vehicle. Originally introduced back in 2008 the popular kit now received a make over, keeping the essence of the SCX10 with all-metal twin C-channel frame rails, but that’s only two percent of the 98 percent of a completely new design. The “II” offers scale AR44 high pinion axles, a chassis mounted servo, re-designed transmission, front mounted battery tray, all-aluminium suspension links, and a properly designed suspension for nearly zero bump steer. All this is topped off by a 2000 Jeep Cherokee bodyshell with moulded scale detail parts.
LMR, the brand of UK frontrunner Lee Martin, has released a teaser image of their forthcoming off-road bodyshell. The way the photo is taken makes the scale hard to guess as it could be easer a somewhat bulky 1/10th scale or a slim 1/8th scale shell. We bring you more information on the subject as soon as they become available.