November 1, 2022

Iconic turnbuckle manufacturer Lunsford Racing closes

It is an iconic brand and one that featured prominently during many A-Main driver introductions over the years, but Lunsford Racing is closing its business with founder Kelly Lunsford retiring.  The American company was famed for their  Grade 5 titanium turnbuckles that features on the cars of many of the greatest drivers in the sport.  Having run news of their many top quality titanium products over the years we would like to wish Kelly and Barb all the best in their retirement.

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August 11, 2020

Lunsford Racing DR10/B5 titanium front axles

Made for the Team Associated DR10 and as well as the B5 series of buggies is Lunsford Racing’s titanium front axle set. Precision-machined from high-quality Grade 5 titanium the axle shafts are about 45 percent lighter than steel while offering a significant increase in shear strength over aluminium all while offering anti-corrosion properties greater than stainless steel. The axles include stainless steel button head screws and they come as pair.

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March 18, 2020

Lunsford Racing 5.5mm titanium riser ball studs

Lunsford Racing have introduced their new 5.5mm titanium riser ball studs. Machined from American-made and certified Grade 5 titanium the ball studs are available as +2mm, +3mm and +4mm rise variants, doing away with the fiddly need to use ball stud shims in order to adjust camber link height. The ball studs fit a multitude of cars and they are available from now on.

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November 14, 2019

Lunsford Ultima 4-40 titanium turnbuckles

Lunsford Racing have introduced their new Retro 4-40 turnbuckle set for the Kyosho Ultima re-release buggy. Machined in the USA from high-quality USA-made Grade 5 titanium the retro turnbuckles will give the re-release Ultima the ultimate vintage feeling while offering highest quality and cool looks. Included in the 6-piece set are front/rear camber and steering link turnbuckles.

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March 13, 2019

Lunsford 3mm titanium custom pan head screw

Lunsford Racing have announced the release of a new-style screw head for their 3mm fasteners. With an ultra sleek head design combined with an over-sized diameter head, the Custom Lunsford pan head titanium screw is the ideal screw for servo or motor installation. The 7.8mm head size eliminates the need for a washer while the low profile head design at just 1.2mm brings in added elegance and purpose. To minimise tool needs for 1:10 vehicles, the pan head has a 2mm broach. The fastener is available in 8mm, 10mm and 15mm length.

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March 2, 2018

Lunsford EB410 LE 3.5mm Super Duty Ti turnbuckles

Coming from Lunsford and made for the Tekno EB410 buggy is a limited edition set of titanium-nitride-coloured 3.5mm Super Duty titanium turnbuckles. They are made of high-quality Grade 5 titanium and included in the set are four 40mm and two 55mm turnbuckles as well as a 1/8” drill bit to slightly open the Tekno rod ends as the turnbuckles are 0.5mm larger in diameter compared to the stock parts.

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February 26, 2018

Lunsford YZ-2 DTM World’s Edition turnbuckle set

Coming from Lunsford Racing and made for the Yokomo YZ-2 DTM World’s Edition 2WD buggy is a titanium turnbuckle set. Included are 3.5mm Super Duty Grade 5 turnbuckles, 4.8mm titanium ball studs and Super Duty ball cups. The combination is meant to greatly increase the strength and longevity over the stock 3mm/4.3mm system.

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November 15, 2017

Lunsford YZ-2 DTM titanium screw sets

Coming for Yokomo’s World Championship winning YZ-2 platform are two new titanium screw kits from Lunsford. Made specifically for the DTM version, two sets are available. The 70-pieces top kit includes all needed 3mm hardware for the upper side of the vehicle while the 26-piece bottom side kit includes a total of 26 fasteners for the lower part of the buggy. All are made from US-made Grade 5 titanium for a low weight, high stability and exceptional corrosion resistance.

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