Italian company Capricorn has announced the release of new extra hard ball cups for their range of cars. Available in three sizes the cups are moulded from a new, extra hard composite material for greater precision, free movement and more consistency when running in high ambient temperatures.
Coming from Mugen and made for the MTC-1 electric touring car is an anti-tweak quick-release battery mount. The multi-piece battery location system is constructed from machined aluminium and carbon fibre, and it does away with the need to hold down the battery using fibre reinforced tape. As the battery can slightly “float”, the chassis can’t be tweaked as it can occur when strapping the battery using tape. Adjustable front and rear stops allow to shift the LiPo pack forth and back for a certain amount in order to fine-tune the weight distribution or to adapt the mount to different battery case sizes. The battery mount set comes including mounting hardware and a shim set to adapt the mounts for standard and low-profile batteries.
Pro-Line have announced the release of their all-new super-soft Predator rubber compound for the Hyrax and Interco TSL SX Super Swamper XL 1.9” rock crawler and trail truck tyres. The rubber compound was designed to excel in wet or ultra-low traction conditions, giving even greater trail performance. Both the Hyrax and Interco TSL SX Super Swamper XL tyre are a direct fit for most 1.9” trail truck wheels and they come including open cell inserts.
Pro-Line have introduced their Slide Lock 1/8th buggy and Electroshot VTR 4.0” truck tyres as ready-to-use pre-mounts. The Slide Lock was developed for smooth low-grip tracks and it will become available in X3 soft and M2 soft compounds on white Velocity V2 wheels. Over to the ElectroShot VTR tyre, it is a combination of Pro-Line’s Electron and HoleShot tread designs with connected bars in the centre where the heaviest tyre wear occurs and Holeshot pins everywhere else for maximum traction. The VTR 4.0” tyre comes in X3 soft compound on white zero off-set VTR wheels.
Coming from Pro-Line is a range of new 1/10th off-road tyres aimed at oval and astro turf racing. Starting with the dirt oval range, new are the Slide Job 2.2” 2WD front and 2WD/4WD rear tyre in M4 super soft compound as well as the 2.2”/3.0” M3 soft short course tyre. The Slide Job tread pattern design was inspired by the tyres found in full-size dirt oval racing to ensure realistic style and performance on buggy and SC-based rigs. To make it easy on race technical inspection during spec races, Pro-Line has moulded in compound Identifiers into the sidewall of each tyre. The Slide Job SC features rounded side tread for consistent slide action that will not catch ruts and flip your truck when you throw it up into the corner. The multi-block tread pattern creates great forward grip combined with long lasting and consistent performance.
Coming from HPI Racing and made for the Venture Toyota FJ trail truck is the universal wheel well set. It is the ideal way to help keep the inside of the truck clean, plus it adds extra realism to the rig at the same time. The item is made from clear, flexible and lightweight polycarbonate, and to make it fit users simply cut it out and paint it in the desired colour using RC polycarbonate paint for an cool, scale look that also keeps away dust, dirt and moisture. Included come instructions and mounting hardware.
Team Associated have introduced their all-new CR12 1/12th scale Ready-To-Run electric 4×4 off-road pick-up truck. The CR12 Trail Series all-wheel truck is small in size and packed full of features. 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, tyres and a licensed Ford F-150 pick-up body, the CR12 is built for performance as well. The steel ladder frame chassis provides a sturdy backbone and 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, front steel CVA axles, and includes metal-shield ball bearings.
Coming from Raceform and made for their Lazer 1/10th buggy tyre gluing jig is a race/stadium truck tyre conversion kit. The set allows to use the tool to conveniently glue the larger tyres of 1/10th stadium trucks and the existing jig is converted in only one minute. The set includes a machined adapter and a longer mounting screw and it is usable with all industry-standard 2.2” stadium truck tyres and wheels.