Roche T4 & BD7-2014 aluminium battery stoppers

Roche T4 & BD7-2014 aluminium battery stoppers

Roche RC have released new battery stoppers for the Xray T4 and Yokomo BD7-2014 electric touring cars. The stoppers are made from 7075-T6 aluminium and come orange or black anodised. The parts allows to adjust the battery position in order to optimise weight distribution and they include suitable mounting hardware in the form of a pair of M3x8 flathead screws and M3 aluminium locknuts.

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Friday, October 24, 2014

Avid B5 series aluminium battery thumbwheels

Avid B5 series aluminium battery thumbwheels

Avid’s new B5/B5M battery thumbwheels are a direct replacement for the stock blue parts found on Team Associated’s latest 2WD buggy. They are of a very lightweight design with the two Avid parts equalling the weight of a single stock thumbwheel and they also up the visual appearance of the buggy with their black anodising and laser etching. Included with the parts come two O-rings and mini decal sheet.

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Friday, October 24, 2014

Tuning Haus LightningF front kingpins & rear brace

Tuning Haus LightingF front kingpins & rear brace

Tuning Haus has new option parts for VBC Racing’s LightningF formula chassis to offer in the form of TiCN-coated kingpins and a carbon fibre rear brace. Starting with the kingpins, the shafts are a durable alternative to the stock parts as they are precisely ground, polished and TiCN-coated. Particular attention has been paid toward improving the e-clip fit compared to the original, and they include Tuning Haus 2mm circlips for the best possible front spring alignment. Also new is a carbon fibre rear brace that lowers the rear wing which is of benefit with the new generations of formula bodyshells. The rear brace allows for a variety of lower options compared to the original part. Made in USA from premium 3mm carbon fibre the brace accepts stock or Tuning Haus wing standoffs.

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Friday, October 24, 2014

JConcepts Dirt-Tech 60mm 1/10th buggy tyre inserts

JConcepts Dirt-Tech 60mm 1/10th buggy tyre inserts

New from JConcepts come the 60mm Dirt-Tech 1/10th off-road tyre inserts. Gray in color, the inserts are designed in conjunction with tyre insert guru, Brian “Dirt” Kinwald to bring the ultimate touch and feel while providing utmost durability. The rear and 4WD front insert has alternating shallow and deep cuts on the outside which touch off against the tyre’s inner carcass providing a cushy response and feel while the 2WD front insert has 3 relatively deep cuts spaced across the width giving a subtle feel to front tyres for precise steering control. 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.

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

1st annual Shiverville Worlds – Report

1st annual Shiverville Worlds – Report

The 1st annual Shiverville Worlds was held at Shiverville Raceway in High Springs, FL. Brian Lewis, Landon Lewis along with the entire Shiverville family and crew prepped an amazingly smooth track surface for the 2-day race format. The flowing yet technical layout provided close and fair racing all weekend. In the 2WD Modified class Team Associated drivers Jason Ruona and Paul Wynn TQ’d all three rounds of qualifying and positioned themselves 1 and 2 on the starting grid for Sunday’s double A-main events. In the 4WD and 4×4 SCT Modified classes John Bernard Jr was top of the class taking TQ in both classes to put his TLR 22-4 and Tekno SCT vehicles on pole position respectively.

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Centro CT4.2 conversion kit for T4 platform

Centro CT4.2 conversion kit for T4 platform

After the international success of the original Centro mid-motor conversion for the Team Associated B4 buggy platform, Centro announce the release of a new conversion for the 1/10th T4 truck chassis. Modelled along the same lines as the B4 conversion the CT4.2 features a one-piece, 3mm thick aluminium chassis as its cornerstone along with carbon side stiffeners. The moulded gearbox housing can accommodate Team Associated’s geared differential for different track surfaces, while the moulded bulkhead supports the carbon shock tower, allowing the gearbox to be removed without suspension disassembly.

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Dustin Evans doubles at Lunsford Race

Dustin Evans doubles at Lunsford Race

North West Hobbies hosted the 1st ever Lunsford Race in Albany, Oregon to celebrate one of the most influential individuals in the hobby today, Kelly “Mr. Titanium” Lunsford of Lunsford Racing. Like the metal, he’s no ordinary personality and after a quick chat you’ll come to realize what a stand up individual he is. Positive, light-hearted, and always willing to help, he’s given more to this sport than ever asked of. Because this was the 1st ever Lunsford Race, a few special guests were invited to make this event even more spectacular. TLR/Orion drivers Ryan Maifield and Dustin Evans were scheduled to come, but because of sickness Maifield wasn’t able to make it however the former nation champion Dustin Evans did.

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Xray X12 hard composite frontend parts

Xray X12 hard composite frontend parts

Xray have new hard compound front upper suspension arm mounts and lower suspension arms available for the X12 and X10 cars. Made from a special composite material the parts offer a higher rigidity and less “twist” compared to the stock parts making them ideal for racing in high traction and high temperature conditions. The parts are marked for easy identification and are available separately.

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

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