Mugen have announced the soon release of their new MBX8T nitro and MBX8T Eco electric 1/8th truggy kits. Both use the successful MBX8 buggy as a base with the trucks featuring a new 3mm aluminium chassis for improved handling and consistency in bumpy conditions as well as improved overall steering thanks to greater stability. HTD high traction differentials come as standard, ensuring better acceleration, longer runtimes and more consistent handling especially in rougher track conditions. The larger oil volume ensures great consistency in long mains and improved traction in lower grip conditions. Part of the drivetrain package are also new straight-cut 10T bevel and 46T conical gears – again helping with acceleration, runtime and efficiency. The diffs are housed in new front and rear gearboxes that help to quicker extract the diffs from the chassis while new suspension hangers further help with maintenance and drivability. Also new in the suspension department are box-shaped suspension arms with arm stiffeners. They make for reduced flex while adding durability and optional inserts allow to fine-tune overall arm flex. Other new parts include a lightweight 1-piece wing mount for a lower centre of gravity with the wing mount being height adjustable to have additional control over downforce and jump characteristics. A lightweight high downforce wing helps with cornering and an updated carbon fibre radio plate – for the nitro kit – rounds out the package. The MBX8T trucks are decked out with Pro-Line body shells and they also include clamping servo saver nuts, updated front and rear shock towers as well as universal-type centre driveshafts.