Made for all 13″ wheelbase monster trucks is JConcepts’ new 1988 Chevy Silverado Snoop Nose body shell. JC revives a cult favourite with a completely redesigned body for solid axle monster truck racing. The 13″ wheelbase is perfect for the solid runners in today’s racing and with a proportioned width and “snoop nose”, the Chevy is a cut above the rest. The tucked front nose provides clearance for an assortment of tyres such as the Renegades and Firestorms while the shaved front and rear bumper faces the competition like a fighting bull. The main structure of the body remains a genuine Chevrolet style used from 1988 to 1998 and deep down represents the Heartbeat of America generation. The body comes clear, including paint mask for all windows and detailed Chevy and JConcepts logo decal sheet.
Protoform have introduced their long-awaited Type-S and MS7 190mm electric touring car body shells. First up is the aggressively shaped Type-S, a high downforce body for modified classes or any other track condition or class where more grip is needed. It was shaped to offer ultra-precise steering characteristics and superior rear grip and was extensively tested to handle track surfaces such as ETS carpet, outdoor or indoor asphalt, even the new high-grip CRC black carpet. With PRO-Lite bodies now being the standard for indoor carpet racing, the overall stiffness of the body was taken into consideration. Added ridges along the hood, a-pillar and trunk bed provide rigidity even in thinner materials giving less body tuck and less flex while not sacrificing performance. A small deck lid spoiler also adds both rigidity and rear grip. The critical tuning aid of body positioning is once again made easier with mounting marks inside the front wheel arches. Positions for 0, +2mm, +4mm and +6mm are scribed in for convenience. The Type-S is Global Body Spec compliant and fully EFRA (#4056) and ROAR approved and it is available in both lightweight and PRO-lite weight. Included are a Protoform decal sheet, window masks, overspray film and metric wing mounting hardware.
JConcepts have introduced their new Strike 3 body shell for the Mugen MBX7R buggy. The body samples elements from its famous relatives the Finnisher, Silencer and Striker but packs a slightly refined image. The base enhancements to the design come from the parallel to chassis side pods, that look traditional with 1/8th buggies of the past. A large rear-end winglet has been added to aid in the rear traction stability as well as stopping force. The offset of the race proven shell provides a compact fit for fuel tank, linkage and air filter assembly while the heavy channeling on the front windshield keeps the Strike 3 aligned at high-speed. Just behind the engine head, a sleek up-rising flows from the body like running water and a sharp rise in the rear wicker blocks flow to the rear tower and redirects to the rear wing area. The clear body set includes window templates and a decal sheet and it is a direct fit for the MBX7R.
3DRC have expanded their range of 3-D-printed Formula Fan Boosters and diffusers by making these parts accessible for Serpent SF3 and YR-10 owners also. The Fan Boosters are available for 30mm fan units, which are intended for Formula racing classes, while the 40mm variant targets the new 200mm LMP class. The fan mounts attach to the rear motor pod and the 30mm variants are available with or without integrated diffusor while the 40mm booster is a non-diffusor affair.
Team Azarashi have revitalised their iconic Bravo wing set for 1/10th off-road buggies. The set includes a 4WD buggy front wing that makes for improved aerodynamics and front downforce while also protecting the shock tower, shock caps and carpet surface when the buggy is upside down. Also included is a low-drag rear wing that fits most of today’s 4WD buggies. The set is made out of thick heavy duty polycarbonate for improved durability and it is available now.
Coming from Xray and made for the XB8 nitro and XB8E E-buggy is the lightweight High Speed body shell. Made from high-quality Lexan material the body offers increased rotation and speed in corners all while creating less chassis roll and a more aggressive handling. The body comes clear, with a protective overspray film and pre-cut window masks.
Coming from JConcepts is the 1966 Chevy II Nova drag racing body shell. The lid shows off an extensive sharp-edged restyle based in part on the Super Nova concept vehicle. In general, proportions are squared up and features including a bold grille and semi-fastback roofline highlight the shape. Humped fenders in an angular rear-end were reminiscent of other Chevrolets from the era of style. The main shell is comprised of three pieces which includes intricate detail for the front and rear. The front-end closure shows off the single headlight style with deep recessed sections along the grille and front bumper to faithfully replicate the original. The rear closure section includes bumper detail, trunk works and vertical taillight cues. Aligning the front and rear sections are critical, but after a little paint and detailing, the Chevy comes together in magical fashion. In addition, the design team added a rear wing sectional to the project to bring the drag racing inspiration to life. The two-piece rear wing is trunk mounted with a lower support and upper wing with high-speed stabilising ribs for added performance. Included in each body set is a 1966 Chevy Nova II decal sheet, front-end grille closure piece, rear-end trunk/bumper closure, rear wing option including lower support and upper wing spoiler and the paint mask for all windows and rear wing, 3mm mounting hardware. As always, each body set is backed with JConcepts customer support and racing heritage. The Chevy II Nova measures a 13″/330mm wheelbase and the inside dimensions of the body are 10.75″/273mm wide front and 11″/297mm rear. The body is built for a 2WD SCT wheelbase length and narrowed to more resemble the original 1:1 counterpart.
Pro-Line have a number of new items beginning with a pair of Class 1 Hyrax 1.9″ Rock Crawling Tires. Designed from the ground up for maximum grip on the toughest terrain, the Class 1 legal Hyrax tire is ready for anything your Scale Adventure might throw at you. Featuring an aggressive and open tread pattern with each tread block containing multiple Sipes for incredible tread flex while still looking great on a Scale Rig. The highly detailed connected tread on the sidewall of the Hyrax extends out for unmatched side-hilling performance and the futuristic stepped tread blocks create even more forward gripping edges that dig into slick rock.