Made for the GLR micro-size car are GL Racing’s new metal piston rods. The part comes made high stainless steel and it is polished for greater smoothness and durability. In addition the rods feature milled sections that allow the piston rod to hold damper grease better, ensuring consistent damper performance for longer.
Team Associated have introduced their new Factory Team mini digital scale, the perfect tool when it comes to weighing small parts for RC cars. It is also perfect for filling diffs with the right amount of fluid and is accurate down to 0.01 grams.
Coming from BMT are their new 801GT nitro and electric-powered ready-to-run 1/8th scale GT cars. Both build on a hard-anodised 7075 aluminium chassis, they feature shaft-driven 4WD drivetrain with front CVD driveshafts and utilise 17mm big bore shock absorbers to ensure smooth rides even on bumpy tracks. Other features include sturdy alloy shock towers, fully adjustable suspension parts as well as front and rear anti-roll bars. Enclosed radio boxes protect the receiver and receiver battery and the nitro variant comes with Ferodo-clad brake pads for exceptional stopping power. A Hyper 30 pullstarter engine and in-line tuned pipe propels the nitro car while the electric variant comes factory assembled with a Hobbywing-made 2000kV brushless motor and 4S LiPo-compatible ESC. The kits are rounded off by 14kg-cm Savöx steering servos, 2,4GHz radio system and pre-painted body shells.
Team Associated have added a new body shell variant to their CR12 Trail Series in the form of the Toyota FJ45 Pick-up RTR. This rig comes ready-to-run with Reedy Power electronics and meets S.O.R.R.C.A. class 1 and 2 rules right out of the box. Designed not only for scale looks with realistic wheels, tires and 1977 Toyota FJ45 Pick-up body, the CR12 is built for performance as well. The steel ladder frame chassis provides the perfect backbone for this rugged little rig. The 4-link suspension, threaded shocks, and soft rubber tyres give the grip and performance needed to climb over the roughest terrain. Transferring power to the rocks is a compact 3-gear transmission, plastic low-friction slider-type drive shafts, front steel CVA axles, and metal shield ball bearings throughout.
Coming from Team Silverback is their all-new Siren-HV 5500mAh super low centre of gravity LiHV battery pack. Built from 130C graphene-technology cells for a very low internal resistance, high discharge rates, enhanced punch and maximum top speed the battery weighs in at only 235g while offering a standard 139x47mm footprint at a height of only 19.5mm. The pack, that as developed with the help of Germany’s Freddy Südhoff, is ideal for medium-size indoor tracks.
Following the release of the gold compound Ellipse 1/8th buggy tyre, JConcepts also roll out a 4.0” truggy variant. The Ellipse, named after the centre bar built into the tread, is a compliment to successful tyres such as the Dirt Webs and Bar Codes. The web-style tyre was built to compete on smooth high-grip indoor and outdoor surfaces which require a finely detailed connected bar pattern. The centre section of the tyre is a home run utilising a diamond home plate footprint to provide massive forward bite and increased longevity. The web of extensions are unique and have a directional touch giving the racer the ultimate tune-ability. The Ellipse has already shown success in the hands of Ryan Maifield taking 1st place in the 1/8th truck class at the 2018 ROAR 1/8th E-Nationals. The compound of choice for most indoor events, the exclusive gold compound, has shown to produce consistent results for racers week after week. Included in each package, the Dirt-Tech closed cell inserts known for their durable nature and gray colour complete the race tuned package.
Yokomo have introduced a new steel RF suspension mount block for the YZ-2 buggy and YZ-2T stadium truck. Considerably heavier than the standard aluminium mount the suspension hanger will add weight to the rear part of the chassis in order to improve rear traction and stability in lower grip track conditions. The item utilises the standard suspension shaft inserts and it is a direct fit for both the buggy and truck.
Coming from Losi are their new Tenacity 4WD brushed short course RTR trucks with Fox Racing Shocks or Method Wheels graphics. Taking several design cues from Team Losi Racing, this SCT is built on the original TEN platform. It utilises a full metric hardware package and was design to be tough and tunable thanks to its race-engineered composite chassis. The bottom loading battery makes it easy for quick battery changes and the entire waterproof power system uses Dynamite 60A ESC and a 12T brushed motor for speeds of 40km/h right out of the box. Drivers stay in control with a Spektrum STX2 radio with a Spektrum receiver and scale to size Maxxis Razr MT tyres. Finally, the truck features an updated body, coming with either Method Wheels or Fox Racing Shocks graphics.