Coming from Moto-Obscura and made for Losi’s Mini-T 2.0 truck are heavy duty lower suspension arms. They maintain the stock suspension geometry but are much stronger than stock. The 3-D-printed arms are available in several colours, allowing for further customisation of Losi’s popular mini truck.
Coming from VP Pro is their new 60mm to 135mm droop gauge for 1/8th and 1/10th scale off-road vehicles. The tool utilises a common design that allows for quick checking and adjustment of the suspension droop by simply sliding the upper part of the tool over the upper shock mount nut and reading the droop value using the tool’s ruler and the position of the lower shock mounting screw. The gauge is made of high-quality aluminium, it comes black anodised and with laser-engraved markings.
JConcepts have introduced a protective chassis sticker set for the TLR 22X-4 4WD buggy. The pre-cut decal prevents the bottom of the chassis from becoming overly scratched or damaged when running on abrasive surface or on tracks with large jumps. The durable and resilient material fits each chassis like a glove and adds protection and style in one easy package. Each set includes two decal sheets as well as spare front and rear “skid plates” that can be used to replace worn sticker areas.
JConcepts have introduced their Ellipse 1/8th buggy tyre in silver compound. The Ellipse, named after the centre bar built into the tread, is a compliment to successful tyres such as the Dirt Webs and Bar Codes. The “web”-style tyre was built to compete on smooth high-grip indoor and outdoor surfaces which require a finely detailed connected bar pattern. The centre section of the tyre is a home run utilising a diamond “home plate” footprint to provide massive forward bite and increased longevity. The web of extensions are unique and have a directional touch giving the racer the ultimate tune-ability. The Dirt Webs have been an industry leader for indoor performance and often chosen as a control tyre for performance, reliability and consistency. The compound of choice for most indoor events, the exclusive gold and silver compound, has shown to produce consistent results for racers week after week. Included in each package, the Dirt-Tech closed cell inserts known for their durable nature and grey colour complete the race tuned package.
Yokomo have released first images and information of the forthcoming new YZ4-SF2 1/10th scale 4WD buggy kit. The buggy is set for a release in late June with the latest incarnation of Yokomo’s World Championship winning buggy featuring new bulkheads, motor mount, slipper clutch, and more with all parts being of significantly lightened weight, resulting in greatly improved overall performance. Newly designed front and rear suspension arms improve rigidity with the 3.5mm inner suspension pins having been adopted to improve crash resistance while the new lightweight aluminium bulkheads are of a slimmed and simplified design with the inner camber link mounting position having moved to the shock towers for an overall lower weight and lower centre of gravity. It is also understood that the kit will include both dirt and carpet specific spring and anti-roll bars. Full details however will become available in time of the release.
Element RC have announced the release of printing files that allow to 3D print engine parts for the Enduro trail truck and other scale rigs. The engine parts set includes eight pieces that can be printed from your 3D printer, or purchased from Associated Electrics’ Shapeways 3D print shop. The engine is designed to be modular so that it can be customized and it is symmetric with both left and right halves of the motor. The servo winch can be used with no modification and the engine cover is designed to work with solid axle trucks. In addition the components are designed to be lightweight so that it does not negatively affect the chassis CG. The engine parts set includes the engine block, valve covers, intake, air cleaner, timing chain cover, fan, and harmonic balancer. Also available is a file to print the engine radiator. Not included are items such as wire plugs, radiator hose, valve cover breather bolt, and assembly hardware.
T-Works have introduced their new carbon fibre shock towers for the HB Racing D819RS buggy. Machined from 4mm high-quality carbon fibre the shock stays offer high durability and an updated design with machined recesses for factory looks. The shock towers are available as a complete set of separately for the front and rear.
MW RC Cars have introduced new RC Carbon Cavalieri carbon fibre option parts for the SWorkz S35-4 buggy. The range includes front and rear carbon fibre shock towers, a lightweight carbon fibre radio box cover, LiPo holder brackets for the battery tray that allow for improved battery positioning, and it is rounded out by a carbon fibre wing washer. All parts are precision-machined from high-quality carbon fibre and they are available from now on.