June 14, 2021

Team Associated RC8B3 optional V2 rear hub set

From Team Associated, this new optional V2 rear hub set is a great tuning and performance upgrade for your buggy or truggy. The blue anodised aluminium hubs are CNC machined and utilise plastic inserts to achieve a perfect bearing fit. Moulded axle height inserts allow three different positions for axle height (low, centre, and high), and the included G10 hub links allow users to shift the upper and lower link pivot, allowing for fine tuning the rear roll centre. The set contains a symmetrical V2 rear hub (qty 2), centre axle height inserts (4), offset axle height inserts (4), standard height G10 hub links (4), mid height G10 hub links (4), mounting hardware and instructions.

Source: Associated [associatedelectrics.com]

June 11, 2021

Xray Active Differential for XB2/XT2

From Xray, this unique Active Differential is a high-performance, adjustable rear gear differential for the XB2 that vastly improves the buggy’s speed and handling characteristics. The special design of the internal components using different angled segments allows the diff gears to engage on-power to increase the forward traction, making it faster and easier to drive. While the Active Differential is a performance option for serious racers who want to gain an edge on superior speed and handling, it is also of great benefit to drivers of all levels that want a more predictable and easy-to-drive car in all racing conditions. Also suitable for the XT2.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]

June 11, 2021

Core RC offroad ride height gauges

New from Core RC are these simple to use ride height gauges for offroad cars. 4 gauges are available with 6 measurable heights in 1mm increments on each gauge, 13-18mm, 16-21mm, 19-24mm and 22-27mm. Simply check the chassis height at the required level by rotating the gauge. Made from alloy and anodised black for a nice finish.

View the other gauge sizes here

June 8, 2021

Revolution Design B6.3/6.2 -5mm LCG wing mount set

Racers have always looked to lower their car’s centre of gravity, adjust the aero package to each track and play safe when it comes to durability. Lowering the rear wing has been a popular option on many buggies, but in some cases required cutting down the kit parts and risking failure after inevitable crashes and tumbles in today’s competitive environment. RDRP’s LCG wing mount set enables racers to lower the rear wing of Team Associated’s B6 series of buggies by 5mm while ensuring their peace of mind. Machined from high quality polyoxymethylene (POM) plastic, the wing mounts offer better performance, durability and looks than grainy 3D printed parts. The set includes a lightweight carbon fibre brace that links the individual mounts to increase the lifetime of your exposed rear wing and tests have confirmed the huge potential of the LCG wing mount set.

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June 7, 2021

Reds Racing 521 Sport off-road engine

Reds Racing have released the all-new 521 Sport off-road engine. This new engine belongs to Reds S Line together with 721 Scuderia, Superveloce and Corsa, a new range of engines produced with different materials, from different suppliers and with new technologies. All assembled in-house and 100% made in Italy. The new engine features great reliability, tuning stability and fuel mileage and combined with specific technical changes in the porting and new materials, this 5 port engine features good power and fuel efficiency. Supplied with the same aluminium carburettor as 721 engines to guarantee reliability and tuning stability and features a new and unique high stiffness crankcase design. The engine is produced with pressure die casting, a very high quality process, while previous generation R line crankcases were produced with gravity casting.

Source: Reds Racing [redsracing.it]

June 7, 2021

Schumacher Cougar LD2 2wd buggy

New from Schumacher, the Cougar LD2 is the ultimate buggy for 2WD off road racing. It is fast, light, and now features an even lower centre of gravity for improved cornering speed. It is a very versatile platform, with outstanding performance on a wide range of grip levels, from carpet to astro to dirt. The LD2 has been designed to be easy to drive and user friendly for the most enjoyable racing experience. It is backed by Schumacher’s world class international racing team who will put the LD2 at the top of the podium all over the world. Available in two configurations, standard and stock spec.

View more details & images here

June 7, 2021

Assault RC Revolver gluing jig

From Assault RC, the Revolver gluing jig spins on a ball bearing turn table to eliminate the stress of the pulling the tire bead back evenly. By simply putting the top piece on the and twisting it a 1/4 turn you evenly open the bead up in a matter of seconds with equal amounts of pressure all the way around therefore when releasing the top after applying the glue you eliminate most of if not all of the risk of the tire lifting and warping giving uneven side walls. After twisting the top off you pull the tire out, put a band or tape around the bead for pressure and let it sit.

View more images of the jig here

June 4, 2021

Xray release XT8’22E 1/8th truggy

Xray have released full details on their new XT8E’22 1/8th electric truggy platform. Sharing most of its updates with the recently announced XT8’22, it features a new chassis plate with wider rear section for increased stability as well as mounting provisions for a graphite brace for additional flex adjustment and chassis weight mounting locations for easier balancing. New front and rear arms sport a stronger, reinforced design that minimises flex in high temperatures for better handling and steering. Stronger and longer conical servo saver spring has an improved adjustment range while an all-new servo saver with chassis locked posts for more secure installation. A new lower front shock tower has improved geometry for increased corner speed and stability while shorter shock absorbers work together with the new tower geometry for improved handling. A new E concept allows for two different layout alternatives the first with rear motor position with a single battery position on the left, or front motor position using saddle pack batteries in the rear. The kit includes two graphite servo holders, one for each motor/battery configuration and a 2-piece battery holder for saddle pack layout improves balance and lowers vehicle CG. The standard battery holder is moulded from new harder material for reduced flex, while there is a compact electronics mount for speedo and receiver when using the saddle pack battery configuration.

View the full XT8E’22 presentation here.