May 15, 2020

X-Grip STX.7 2020 titanium screw kit

European X-Grip distributor Mikimodel has introduced a titanium screw kit for the WRC Racing STX.7 2020 touring car. The fasteners are made of lightweight and durable T2 titanium and as a whole they scrub about 30g to 35g of weight compared to using the kit’s steel screws, allowing to reduce overall weight while enabling the driver to play with additional balancing weights if desired.

Source: Mikimodel [mikimodel.net]


February 10, 2020

X-Grip Dynamic body lever V2

Coming soon from X-Grip is their new Dynamic body lever V2, an accessory that attaches to the front suspension of electric touring cars such as the WRC STX.6 and Xray T4 and that helps to make body movement independent from chassis movement. The body lever is 3-D-printed from high-quality material, it weighs in at only 1.6g and it was designed to attach between the suspension C-hub and upper camber link ball. A special plastic screw adjusts the distance between the platform and the body shell so the body is resting on the platform, ensuring the front body height and ground clearance maintains constant even under chassis rolling and suspension compression. It is required to allow the front of the body to float on the body mounts which can be achieved by simply attaching the retaining body clip one or two positions higher than usual. The new V2 variant is of an updated design that allows to remove the lever part quicker if needed and it is usable with the WRC Racing STX.6, the Xray T4 and many other classic suspension touring cars.

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February 4, 2020

X-Grip B-Revolution traction compound

Coming from X-Grip is their new B-Revolution tyre traction compound for rubber and foam tyres. Extensively tested and tweaked by X-Grip’s team drivers, the tyre sauce is of a universal formula that allows to cover pretty much every traction condition, ranging from low to high-bite, with the soak-in time allowing to adjust the overall traction available from a tyre. For the use on high-grip tracks a ten minutes application time is recommended while more traction can be produced for lower grip tracks, such as outdoor asphalt, when applying the compound 20 minutes before a run and using tyre warmers to work the compound into the tyre surface. For foam tyres an application time of about 15 minutes is recommended. The traction compound comes in handy foam applicator plastic bottles and it is available from now on.

Source: Mikimodel [mikimodel.net]


October 22, 2019

X-Grip STX.6 & T4 Dynamic Body Lever

European X-Grip distributor Mikimodel has introduced the new dynamic body lever, an option part for WRC STX.6 and Xray T4 touring cars that attaches to the car’s suspension and that helps to make body movement independent from chassis movement. The body lever is 3-D-printed from high-quality material and it was designed to attach between the suspension C-hub and upper camber link ball. A knurled nut adjusts the distance between the platform and the body shell so the body is resting on the platform, ensuring the front body height and ground clearance maintains constant even under chassis rolling and suspension compression. It is required to allow the front of the body to float on the body mounts which can be achieved by simply attaching the retaining body clip one or two positions higher than usual. The part weighs in at only 1.3g, meaning virtually no additional unsprung masses.

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July 5, 2019

X-Grip Premium Graphene 7.4V 6000mAh battery pack

Italian X-Grip distributors Mikimodel have announced the release of the Premium Graphene series 7.4V 6000mAh LiPo battery pack. Built from highest quality 150C cells the pack is considered to be the most powerful of X-Grip’s competition battery line and it measures a low profile 137x45x22mm for a lower overall centre of gravity.

Source: Mikimodel [mikimodel.net]


June 18, 2019

X-Grip 190mm touring car foam tyres

X-Grip distributors Mikimodel have introduced new pre-trued foam tyres for 190mm electric touring cars. The tyres come in a single front and a single rear compound that offer exceptional durability and make for an easy to drive car. The wheel diameter is identical to rubber tyre rims and the tyres come pre-trued to a diameter of 64mm, meaning they are usable directly and without the need to true or sand them down.

Source: Mikimodel [mikimodel.net]


June 9, 2019

X-Grip Conveyor cooling fan mount

European X-Grip distributors Mikimodel have introduced the Conveyor cooling fan mount. The 3-D-printed part is made of carbon reinforced material and it weighs in at only 5g, hardly changing the overall weight balance of the chassis. A trick clip takes the fan’s JST connector for a more tidy look and the mount’s design will reduce the operation temperatures of the motor by about ten degrees. The mount is usable with most motor cooling fans.

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