New from Avid, come a range of carbon parts for the Associated RC8B3.2 1/8th buggy. First up are the carbon arm inserts which offer a great tuning feature by reducing the flex and twist in the arm. These inserts are different than the others by starting with a 2mm carbon plate so the screws have full material to seat into and then pocketing out the rest of the carbon so the insert still remains light weight while retaining stiffness. Next up are some front and rear shock towers made from 5mm glossy finish carbon fibre, with 2.5d cutouts for a nice look and a light chamfer on the front side to help avoid splitting or chipping on hard wrecks. Finally there is carbon fibre steering block arms (+2°) that increases Ackermann. The +2° increased Ackermann allows the inside wheel to achieve more steering angle than the kit blocks which reduces scrub and allows the vehicle to rotate better in the middle of the corner. This rotation does come at the price of less steering at the exit of the corner.