Following the introduction of the AME aluminium top deck for the Yokomo BD8, Ruddog now also announce the release of a T4 2018/17 specific part. Offering reduced torsional flex compared to carbon fibre parts the upper deck will generate a completely new on-track characteristic similar to an aluminium chassis but it is easier to change while also adding a whole new look to the car. Using the top deck will make for a smoother and easier to control car in a wide range of track conditions while also improving corner speed and it is usable on both the 2018 and 2017 edition T4.
Following AME’s carbon fibre backbone for the Yokomo BD8-series touring cars comes an aluminium variant. The part has been developed and tested in cooperation with the Yokomo Factory Team in Stock and Modified classes and it will change the handling of the chassis by reinforcing the rear chassis section. The results are improved stability, drivability and corner speed in nearly all track conditions, from low to high grip carpet or asphalt, with the alloy part offering even more rigidity compared to the carbon fibre brace. The backbone is machined from high-quality aluminium and it is usable with the BD8 2017, 2018 and SV.
The new AME Carbon Backbone for the Yokomo BD8-2018/17 has been developed and tested in cooperation with the Yokomo Factory Team in Stock and Modified classes and during the last couple of months. The backbone attaches to the rear part of the chassis and drastically changes the handling of the BD8, offering improved stability, drivability and corner speed in nearly all track conditions, from low to high grip carpet or asphalt.
Ruddog Distribution have introduced the new AME aluminium touring car top deck for the Yokomo BD8. Offering reduced torsional flex compared to carbon fibre parts the upper deck will generate a completely new on-track characteristic similar to an aluminium chassis but it is easier to change while also adding a whole new look to the car. Using the top deck will make for a smoother and easier to control car in a wide range of track conditions while also improving corner speed.
The AME shock rebuild station is a clever tool to arrange AME shock absorbers while building, maintenance and setup. The compact shock stand is made of machined, black anodised aluminium and high-quality carbon fibre and it takes up to four touring car shock absorbers – for example while filling them with shock fluid or to let any air bubbles disappear when not using a vacuum pump. The lower alloy parts tray can be used to store small parts during building but it can also be used to drain shock oil into it during shock rebuilding. The tool is easy to disassemble using a single screw and the compact dimensions make storing the rebuild station a no-brainer. While being designed for AME’s own shocks the tool also works with many other 1/10th scale dampers.
German AME distributors Ruddog have introduced the new T-Shox V2 1/10th touring car shock absorbers. Completely redesigned AME left no stone untouched inside and out but the design of the shock absorbers remained the same with a through-type shock rod making volume compensators unnecessary. Thanks to the redesign with a better guided shock rod the shocks offer a more consistent and smoother ride. The piston now moves perfectly through the shock body which results in optimised oil flow over the whole dampening movement. The design also results in zero rebound and thus perfectly matched left-right and front-rear shocks. The set included a total of four shocks and it is usable for a range of touring cars including the latest offerings from Yokomo and Xray.
Following a first preview, AME have announced full details and several renderings of their forthcoming Project IRIS 1/10th scale 4WD touring car kit. This next generation touring car was developed by Andreas Myrberg with the focus being set on an easy to build, easy to tune and easy to maintain platform without sacrificing performance. The car builds on a class-standard double deck chassis and utilises a 2-belt drivetrain but this is where similarities with most other touring cars end as the suspension package features innovative pushrods to actuate the rotation shock absorbers and torsion springs.
AME have released a first teaser image of their forthcoming Project Iris 1/10th electric touring car kit. The brainchild of Andreas Myrberg will be fully uncovered in about three weeks time when also a Kickstarter campaign will be launched to crowdfund the production of the car. Information are still non existing beside this one rendering but by the looks of things the car will be belt-driven and it features either very low shocks/shock towers or rotation dampers, as seen on the Awesomatix car. More information and images will become available by September 25th.