Coming from MIP and made for the TLR 22 series of buggies and trucks is the Bi-Metal Super Diff kit. It features a race-proven 2-piece outdrive design that helps to shed about 30 percent of the OEM rotational mass without sacrificing strength and durability. To compliment the advantages of the Bi-Metal outdrives it also includes all-American diff components including tungsten carbide diff balls, diff rings, 2-piece captured thrust assembly, bearings, machined aluminium T-Nut, and a new spring/screw. Also part of the package are updated aluminium diff hubs that now accept the TLR dimension diff rings, allowing for easier rebuilds. The diff fits all 22 series vehicles and it is available now.
Coming from Team Corally is the Cerix Pro 160 Racing Factory Black Edition brushless speed controller. The 2S to 3S LiPo compatible 1/10th scale speedo offers the same features and specifications and the standard, red case Cerix Pro 160 with the all-black alloy case making it better suited for all vehicles whose anodising colours clash with the original Team Corally red. The controller is widely adjustable in terms of throttle and brake control, boost and turbo functions and it offers a 7.4V/6.0V BEC system, ten programmable profiles and it comes including an optional add-on cooling fan.
Coming from RPM and made for most Traxxas 1/10th off-road vehicles is an ESC cage for the Castle Creations Mamba X speed controller. The design allows to securely fasten the speedo in the chassis while also holding the on/off switch neatly. The cage uses the original mounting pattern of the chassis, doing away with the need to use double sided tape while also allowing to easily remove the controller for cleaning and maintenance. The cage for the Castle Mamba X ESC fits in the stock location on the Traxxas Slash 2WD, Slash 2WD LCG, Slash 4×4, Slash 4×4 LCG, Stampede 4×4 and Rally, while also working on other Traxxas 1/10th scale vehicles as well. The cage is available in black or blue colour and it is made of RPM’s renown nylon material for long lasting performance.
PR Racing have introduced a set of vented slipper clutch plates for the S1 vehicle. Machined from high-quality aluminium and coming hard anodised and with a “vented” design the plates will lower the slipper’s temperatures which results in a more consistent performance. The plates are suitable for the 2WD V2 and V3 buggies as wells the V3T and SC201.
Yeah Racing have released new height adjustable aluminium servo mounts for 1/10th scale vehicles. Machined from aluminium and coming anodised in a range of colours including orange, blue and black the mounts are perfect replacements for plastic servo mount brackets found on some older spec kits. Using the alloy parts will make for a more solid servo installation, resulting in a more crisp steering reaction especially when using high-power servos. Included with the mounts comes suitable mounting hardware.
Coming soon from Pro-Line is the Positron 2.2″/3.0″ short course tyre. Designed from the ground up with a futuristic directional tread design, the Positron delivers true next generation performance with improved grip and corner speed on indoor clay tracks. The tread design pays homage to the Electron and ION tyre before it with the two centre pins boxed in by connected bars for a familiar Pro-Line signature look. From there the connected bars shoot off at angles that have been specifically designed to provide maximum forward bite combined with exceptional corner speed and high durability. The Positron is directional, which adds another tuning option for the racers always looking for that extra edge since it will perform differently depending on which direction it is run. The tyre is available in super soft M4 and clay-specific MC compound and including blue closed cell inserts.
Pro-Line are stepping up their artificial surface tyre game by introducing a range of new tyres and the soft Z4 rubber compound. Starting with the tyres, new to the range is the Wedge 4WD front buggy tyre. It offers the popular Wedge tread pattern in a 4WD Front tyre with the Hook-shaped pins provide plenty of steering without being too grabby or edgy and provide faster lap times. The Wedge 4WD front tyre is also very user-friendly because it does not require any hand trimming of pins for optimum performance.
This year’s JConcepts Spring Indoor Nationals Series hosted by Tacoma R/C Raceway in Tacoma, Washington, had quite the buzz surrounding the event as many heard the rumors of an elite, “best-ever” field of pro drivers traveling to compete at the 2017 Spring INS. The list included National Champions, Reedy Champions, and even World Champions. With names that belong on cereal boxes, the hype was high and ultimately the hype became a reality. Joining in on this year’s event was current IFMAR World Champion Spencer Rivkin, 4-time World Champion Ryan Cavalieri, National and Reedy Champion Dustin Evans, Reedy Open Champion Brent Thielke, young gun Daimon Borkowicz, and Yokomo star Carson Wernimont. Coupled with the ultra fast locals that have all come up under the mentorship of Northwest legend, Scott Brown, the weekend was unforgettable as it was the biggest race in the Northwest for 1/10th electric with entries nearing 300 in total.