Xray have introduced new graphite suspension arms for the RX8 1/8th on-road car. Moulded in a special graphite composite material the arms are significantly harder than the standard parts, making them ideal for high to very high grip tracks and also high ambient temperatures. Due to being less flexible the suspension parts make for a more precise handling and improved traction. Available are front and rear upper and lower arms with all parts being symmetrical, allowing to use them on both sides of the car.
Japanese company Active Hobby Products have introduced their new EPT bulkhead setup block tool. Taking the idea of a bulkhead alignment tool a step further, the block also takes spool and diff axle alignment into consideration. First up the tool helps to align both the left and right hand bulkhead halves with an axle shaft dummy then also allowing to check the clearance and proper fit of the eccentric bearing and belt tensioner inserts while also allowing to check for any misalignment as result of a crash. Machined from aluminium and available in a range of colours, the tool is usable for 20mm bulkhead width cars such as the ARC R11 and R10 as well as 22mm kits such as the TRF419 and Yokomo BD7.
Samix have released a floating steering system for the new TRF419X touring car. Building on the design of the previous TRF419 variant, the new set respects the changes made to the “X” kit while retaining the overall idea of lifting the steering bellcrank posts from the chassis to the upper servo mount brace in order to achieve improved front chassis flex while also reducing the negative influence of chassis flex on the steering output. Included in the kit come new inner and outer aluminium servo mount brackets, aluminium bellcrank posts and a carbon fibre upper plate.
New from Gravity RC comes a ceramic-coated steel ball bearing kit for the Team Associated B5, B6 and B6D. This upgrade kit has a total of 14 ceramic-coated steel ball bearings which replaces the gearbox and four corners of the Team Associated B5 and also the newest B6 and B6M off-road buggies. The bearings come lightly oiled and will reduce the drivetrain drag for upped acceleration and top speed especially in stock racing classes.
T-Works have introduced two new turnbuckle sets for the Team Associated TC7 touring car. Available as hybrid mixed titanium and aluminium set, made up using titanium links and anodised alloy hex centres, and also as standard all-titanium offering, the sets include seven turnbuckles and a suitable 4mm wrench. The tie rods are made of high-quality titanium and they not only are light of weight but also very durable.
Samix have introduced a carbon fibre radio plate conversion kit for the Serpent Cobra GT. The whole assembly is meant to offer increased rigidity for improved steering response while also being very light of weight at the same time. It allows to use hump or straight-type receiver battery packs with the hump pack configuration offering two different mounting positions to fine-tune the car’s weight distribution. The conversion also allows for easier mounting of the throttle linkage, it fits all Serpent Cobra GP cars and includes all needed hardware.
Coming from Capricorn and made for the LAB C802 1/8th on-road car is the XLight 2-speed gear box. A lighter flywheel and overall lower weight make for improved acceleration and top speed compared to the standard assembly thanks to reduced rotation masses. The gearbox is a direct replacement for the stock parts and available soon.
Xtreme Racing have introduced a set of carbon fibre frame rails for the Axial SCX10 truck. Designed to replace the standard rails, the parts are cut from 3mm carbon fibre for strength and a little flex when needed. The chassis sports integrated shock towers and allows up to 100mm shocks with the additional shock hole locations. Frame rails also have been raised 10mm for better clearance. Included in the set come two side frame rails.