T-Works have introduced new aluminium centre driveshafts for the HB Racing D817 and RGT8 vehicles. Machined from high-quality 7075-T6 aluminium and coming with a black surface coating for wear and looks, the driveshaft dogbones are available as front variant for the D817 and RGT8, as rear variant for the RGT8 exclusively or as combo set, again exclusively for the RGT8.
Following his split with Mugen, Cole Ogden has announced a deal with HB Racing to race the company’s off-road kits for the remainder of 2017 and into 2018. Beside attending races for his new chassis sponsor, Cole will also help with research and development of future products and he had the following to say:
I’m glad to announce that for the rest of 2017 and into 2018, I will be racing and helping develop future vehicles for HB Racing! The way the team operates on and off track is what weighed on me the most. I am super excited for this venture into the future, and I look forward to working with everyone at HB for the remainder of the year, and into the future!
HB Racing have released a first teaser image of their forthcoming E817T 1/8th E-Truggy kit. No official word on features and specifications is available yet but given the CAD rendering the truck will use links to connect the front, centre and rear bulkheads over the more conventional and class-standard bulkhead-to-chassis braces while also utilising a clamp-style motor mount. We bring you more information on the kit as soon as they surface.
VRP has released high roll centre HRC suspension blocks for the HB Racing D817 and E817 buggies. The blocks have the hinge pin locations moved up 1mm from the stock blocks and will complement HB Racing’s +1.4mm B block. This offers more overall roll, which on certain track conditions will translate to more overall grip. The D block features VRP’s “quick release” design, meaning the D block can be removed without taking out the bottom two chassis screws and after only removing the two screws holding the actual D block. The A block also has an additional 1mm of material on the bottom that increases its overall lifespan. The A, C and D block are machined from 7075 aluminium, they come black anodised and laser-etched for easy identification.
HB Racing have released this multi function tool, an essential item for in your tool box. Able to punch perfect vent holes in tires, with 1/10 and 1/8 punch sizes included, it securely holds shock shafts without scratching the finish (3/4/5mm shafts), holds 1/8 shock bodies and caps for maintenance and allows the assembly and disassembly of uniballs. The MFT is precision machined from aluminium and anodized black, it’s spring loaded and can be locked with a body clip.