Italian company BMT has introduced a hard suspension arm set for the 984 1/8th on-road car. Moulded from a harder compound the arms offer increased stiffness compared to the standard parts which results in improved handling and precision when running in high grip and/or high temperature conditions.
JConcepts now offers a new 3-D-printed chassis brace for the Team Associated B6 chassis, called the roller coaster brace. Available directly through Shapeways, the uniquely shaped and designed brace offers flexibility fore and aft as well as side to side. The part fits directly into the B6 vehicle with laydown style transmission and installs using the standard hardware.
Made for Yokomo’s YD2 RWD drift car are the new 2.5mm carbon fibre chassis plate and top deck from Yeah Racing. Both parts replace the standard composite pieces and make for an overall increased chassis stiffness while also being more resistant to heat generated by the motor. The chassis, that features milled slots underneath the motor section for improved heat dissipation, and top deck are available separately and they can be used as single item or together in order to achieve the required chassis stiffness.
Muchmore have introduced belt-type tyre warmer elements for the CTXW and CTXW Pro tyre warmer main units. The size-adjustable elements allow to heat both 1/10th on-road and off-road tyres for improved tyre performance from the get go. The warmers use hock and look straps for steep-less adjustment and they come as pairs.
Coming from Kyosho and made for the V-One R4 series of 1/10th 200mm nitro on-road cars is a rear brass suspension mount. The part is machined from high-quality material, it adds 10g to the most rearward point of the chassis and it comes in a natural finish. Adding weight in the rear part of the chassis will increase traction but can also make the car rotate better. The mount is usable for kits such as the R4 Evo, R4 SP, R4, R4s II and R4s.
Coming from Xray and made for the T4 2018 touring car is a brass motor mount plate. Designed to replace the standard aluminium item with a heavier part, the plate is cut from high-quality brass and it weighs in at 5.6g. It offers T4’18-specific mounting positions and due to sitting on the centreline of the chassis it does not incidence flex while adding weight in one of the most central parts of the car.
Xray have introduced their new C=2.0-2.5 progressive centre shock spring for 1/10th and 1/12th pan cars such as the X10 and X12. Marked with two dots the spring complements the softer one dot C=1.4-1.9 offering with the new, stiffer one making for increased traction, off-power steering and steering response.
Coming from Xpress and made for the XQ1 touring car is a bi-colour aluminium chassis plate. The main plate is machined from high-quality 7075 alloy material and it comes black anodised and with machined edge details in red colour to match the remainder of the car’s colour scheme. The symmetrical chassis adds about 20g of weight while increasing car control on high-bite carpet tracks.