Sweep Racing are currently developing a new tyre for 1/8th buggies. Featuring a unique herringbone tread shaped from medium sized diamond-shaped blocks the tyre will soon make a first outing in the hands of Sweep Racing’s Renaud Savoya. We bring you more information on the tyres as soon as they become available.
Source: Sweep [sweepracing.com]
Monday, July 28, 2014
Hudy introduce a new adapter for their proven universal tire balance station. Designed for the use with 14mm hex 1/10th buggy wheels the adapter comes with a CNC-machined aluminium holder and a ball raced 1-piece steel axle for maximum precision. A machined wheel nut makes for fast and convenient wheel tightening. The adapter is available separately with the actual tire balance station not being part of the package.
Friday, July 25, 2014
WRC introduce the Pre Additive tyre sauce, a chemical that is used on rubber tyres before applying the actual traction compound. Made to enhance the characteristics of the traction compound, Pre Additive is applied 3 to 4 minutes before the tyre additive and wiped away followed by the application of your favourite traction compound.
Source: WRC [wrc-racing.com]
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Yeah Racing have three new Spec D tyre and wheel sets for 1/10th drift cars available. The black colour SS and gold colour FX10 set uses 3mm offset rims while the white Type-X wheel set offers a 6mm offset for an even wider stance. All three wheels come pre-mounted with multi-surface drift tyres that work on a wide range of tracks and in sets of four wheels.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
VP Pro introduce a new line of 1/10th buggy tyres for the use on ugh grip surfaces such as astro turf, carpet and grass. The Mad Runner is available as 2WD front, 4WD front and 2WD/4WD rear tyre and it makes use of popular and widely used tread patterns, such as a cut-rib design for the 2WD front and small pins for the 4WD front tyre. The Mad Runner will become available by end of August.
Friday, July 11, 2014
New from JConcepts come the Dirt-Tech tyre insert for 1/8th scale buggies. Designed in conjunction with Brian Kinwald, the insert has medium sized cuts on the outside which touch off against the tyre inner carcass providing a cushy response and feel. The inside has horizontal channels cut in a 360 pattern to soak up the large impacts and help create forward bite and increase acceleration. The newly developed material providing racers a durable option capable of being used in medium to extremely high-traction conditions. The 83mm inserts work with any 1/8th buggy tyre and wheel and they come as 4-piece sets.
Source: JConcepts [jconcepts.net]
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
New from Solaris comes the Instant Glue specially formulated for the use with rubber tyres. Used on Solaris’ pre-mounted spec and controlled racing tyres the CA glue is now available in 20g bottles, ideal for any rubber tyre come on-road or off-road. Included come several nozzles for easy application and a needle-equipped cap.
Source: Solaris [solarisrp.com]
Sunday, July 6, 2014
After two years of development Matrix introduce a new line of carpet touring car tyres. Carpet specific compounds will make for very high grip in combination with high durability that allows to do more than 30 runs on a set of tyres without problems. The tyres are glued on a fully automatic line to ensure reliable bonding and a high quality standard. Beside the carpet line of tyres Matrix will soon also have asphalt-specific pre-mounts available.
Source: Matrix [matrixtires.it]
Friday, July 4, 2014