Coming soon from Pro-Line is the Blockade 2.2″ front tyre for 1/10th scale 4WD buggies. Designed for loose, dusty or hard-packed conditions the tyre tread features large lugs for exceptional tread life while balanced tread spacing makes for maximum forward bite. On top of this the uniquely blended side tread reduces the edginess, making it also a very forgiving tyre. The Blockage is available in soft M3 and super soft M4 rubber and it includes blue closed cell inserts.
In addition to the Mini Pin 2 rear tyre, Schumacher now have also introduced the Mini Pin 2 4WD front variant. The version 2 front tyre was designed to match the super high grip Mini Pin 2 rear tyre which is popular on lower traction multi surface venues. The tyre offers maximum steering response and it is available as tyre only or pre-glued on Schumacher’s 12mm hex Flexlight wheel.
Absima have introduced a new range of drift tyres for 1/10th scale vehicles. Coming pre-glued on 5, 9 or 10-spoke rims, in a range of colours as well as with two different tyre treads the wheels make every drift car stand out both on the track and in the work shop. All tyres come on 12mm hex adapter rims and in a standard off-set.
GRP have introduced the new Micro and Cross 1/6th scale off-road tyres. Starting with the Micro tyre, the tread was designed for the use on clean or slightly dusty tracks with medium to high grip. Smaller sized blocks make for good traction and and an easy to drive car. The Cross was designed for sandy and dusty low to medium grip conditions with the tyre’s asymmetric design allowing to adjust the overall grip available. The tread offers additional outer ribs on one side – which is not visible in the above rendering – to increase side bite in loose track conditions. Both 180mm tyres are available in the dirt-specific S-series and sand/astroturf specific P-series compounds including inserts.
Axial have introduced the 2.2″ BFGoodrich Baja T/A KR2 off-road tyre for 1/10th scale off-road and crawler rigs. The winning tyre of the full-scale 2013 and 2015 King of the Hammers race, Axial’s 1/10th scale reproduction captures the same aggressive look and it provides performance on a wide variety of surfaces. Utilising a 2.2″ bead the tyre fits most 2.2″ wheels and it comes in sticky R35 compound with standard tyre foams included.
Jason Snyder, known for his popular YouTube channel, has introduced his own U.S. based RC accessory company named RawSpeed. Focussing on racers, the product range will include items such as tyres, wheels, inserts and body shells for both 1/10th and 1/8th scale cars. The first items released include the Rocket 1/10th buggy rear tyre for indoor clay tracks as well as the Enigma 1/10th buggy front tyre, again dedicated for indoor clay tracks and featuring a directional design for more or less aggressive steering response. Also part of the initial release are the Black Thunder closed cell inserts, the Tru-Spin 1/10th buggy wheels as well as 3D-printed ride height gauges. Other items include merchandising such as 3D embroidered hats and T-shirts.
Coming from Pro-Line are several option parts for monster trucks and crawlers such as a bodyshell, body accessories and new tyres. Starting on the monster truck side of things, new and made for the Traxxas Revo 3.3, T-Maxx 3.3 the MGT and Summit is the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor bodyshell. Pro-Line’s highly detailed yet functional replica has included all the rugged Raptor style and attitude into the body and decal sheet, it has a bold and tough body style and is the most cutting edge look available. As usual the body comes clear, including window masks and a comprehensive decal sheet.
Coming from GForce is a tyre remover tool for drift car wheels. Constructed from aluminium the tool allows to easily press out 50mm to 56mm rims of 57mm to 63mm pre-mounted wheel sets to reuse either the rims or the tyres. Do extract the rims the wheels are placed in the lower cup and with the upper stamp the rim is forced out of the tyre without harming any of the parts involved. The press is available in blue or black anodising from end of March.