Coming from Tekno for their EB410 1/10th scale 4WD buggy are new universal driveshafts as well as an updated rear shock tower. Starting with the driveshafts, the assemblies are CNC machined from high-quality steel alloy and black oxidised for wear resistance. Extreme working angles are no problem and they are also lightweight as the excess material has been removed without compromising performance or strength. Universal driveshafts excel in rough conditions and can generate additional side bite by providing additional roll in the corners. The suspension is allowed to work more efficiently when compared to the additional mechanical binding in CVAs. This allows the vehicle to absorb bumps better with a reduced risk of “catching a rut” and flipping the car while cornering. For smoother tracks, CVA’s will produce more forward traction and support, but universals are also well suited with slight suspension setup changes such as springs and oil. The basic design of a universal driveshaft means virtually no maintenance is required and dirt and dust won’t foul the operation of the joint. These are ready to drop into the EB410 with the use of additional 8x14x4mm bearings.
Also new is a rear carbon fibre shock tower with additional camber link locations. It provides a new option to horizontally mount the camber link positions. If drivers are interested in experimenting with rear shocks in front of the arms, this tower provides horizontal camber link locations that keep the geometry correctly proportioned. It shares the same shock mounting positions and is a direct replacement for Tekno’s previous carbon or the original composite rear towers.