Hot Bodies have released these new white dished wheels, suitable for the World Champion D8, as well as the other 1/8th buggies in the range. Available in convenient packages of 4 wheels each, every wheel has the HB logo moulded into its flat, streamlined face.
Team Associated have announced the RC8T-RS, the RTR version of their RC8T truggy, which comes fully assembled and set up, ready to hit the ground running. Team Associated’s Pro.28 engine and XP3D Computerized Digital FM Radio system are factory installed and the differentials and shocks come filled with silicone fluids, making it faster and easier than ever to get going. The car’s suspension features four composite 16mm ‘Big Bore’ shocks featuring extra large bladders and 4mm shock shafts for smooth action and durability. The shocks hang on 3mm low profile black aluminum shock towers for strength and reduced weight. It features a full-ball bearing drivetrain with 4.30:1 ratio gear boxes, and a high-torque capacity three-shoe clutch does the job of getting all the power to the drive train smoothly and efficiently. Getting the all the power to the ground is a set of six CVAs all featuring captured pins for bullet-proof reliability. The backbone of the RC8T-RS is a strong and durable 3mm black hard-anodized 7075 aluminium chassis that has been designed to take all of the punishment and abuse that a competitive 1:8 scale truggy will have to face in stride.
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The Dirt were in touch to tell us about their upcoming Dirt Nitro Challenge race. Now in its 10th year, the race will take place from the 18th – 22nd of February on the Nitro Pit track in Arizona. The race is one of the biggest of its kind, and will feature multiple classes for buggy and truggy as well as stock class for the Traxxas Slash chassis.
More details can be found on the flyer here (PDF).
We already told you of Cody King’s success in Truggy at the final round of the JBRL series held at Hot Rod Hobbies, but Adam Drake has filled us in on the other classes. In the Pro Buggy class it was Losi driver Mike Truhe that took the TQ spot and went on to win the race in front of his team mate Adam Drake, with Hobao driver Jeremy Kortz in 3rd. This result gave The Drake the series win, with Truhe taking the runner up spot. The Open Buggy and Open Truggy class saw a clean sweep for another Losi racer Kyle Johnson, who TQ’d both classes and went on to win both finals to also wrap up the series in both classes.
Much More have released the True Balance 8, suitable for 1/8th buggy and truggy wheels. It allows you to quickly and easily balance car tires by identifying the heaviest part of the wheel so that proper balancing aids can be applied. The high quality, high precision 4 ball bearings are lightly oiled for ultra fine wheel rotation, helping to identify even the smallest inaccuracies of the tire balance, while the tire is mounted to the fine finished stainless steel shaft, ensuring it rotates freely.
The JBRL series is one of the most popular Southern California racing series for some of the World’s top drivers. The Kyosho/Sirio/AKA driver Cody King has waged a season-long battle in the truggy class, staying right at the top of the ranks throughout the season. The A-main and the series championship came right down to the end of the race, where King made the pass for the lead, winning the last round of the series and taking the win for the entire JBRL Series in the class.
LRP electronic have released the latest tire in their 1/8 competition buggy tire line, the peculiarly named Suicide. Specially developed by the LRP R&D team, this new thread design features small and fines pins, perfect for hard packed high traction tracks or qualifying runs. The VTEC 1/8 tire provides high grip and low wear based on a special compound of high-quality rubber. In addition, the all new tire features pre-cut venting holes resulting in high performance through superior air circulation. Released in soft and medium compounds.
LRP have released their latest truggy engine, the new ZR.30 X Truggy is the replacement for the successful Z.28 R Spec. 3 Truggy motor. An uncompromising competition engine specially tuned for the demands of a .30 engine, the massive XTEC T6 crankcase provides the engine with a high structural rigidity, with extra thick ribs, particularly between the front and rear ball bearings. The carburetor is also completely revised, and is now flow optimized resulting in maximum performance and simple tuning.