Reckward Tuning from Germany have been in contact to let us know about their new line of 1/8th scale off-road tires, designed by their technical product designer Renato Vita. Set for a September release, these tires will be available in different profiles called X100,X200,X300 and X400 as well as in soft, medium and hard compounds. Available to buy seperately as rubber & insert foam together with special rims, later RT expect to release pre mounted versions as well as truggy tires by the end of the year.
Reckward Tuning were in touch to give us a first look at their new wheel balancer, suitable for both 1:10th touring and seperately 1:5 scale. Designed to easily identify any imbalance in the wheel, the balancer comes un assembled and is supplied with clay to set in the wheel to correct the imbalance. Also available for checking 1/5th scale wheels, this version has been developed in close collaboration with top German driver Markus Feldmann.
New from Reckward Tuning, and made by Vita Tuning, is this Turbo filter for the Losi 8ight. Constructed out of the highest quality materials, it works with the original Losi 8ight foam filters. Using a larger inlet, the new filter delivers more air to the engine than the standard filter, providing a boost in motor performance without sacrificing filtering quality.
Seen at the Toy fair back in February, the new Streamlined Dodge Stratus 200mm body from Reckward Tuning is now available. EFRA legal (#2023), with the number in the correct spot according to the 2009 rules, the body offers plenty steering and allows you to drive your car quickly, yet smoothly. Supplied with the rear wing, window masks, the decals shown in the picture as well as a protective over spray film.
Shown for the first time at the Toy fair in Germany in February, Reckward Tuning have released their Streamlined Lola Expert 8 1/8th scale on road body shell. This EFRA approved (#31500) shell has been made from ultra lightweight 0.75mm thick lexan, has a very low cockpit for easy access to the fuel tank and this also provides good cooling for the engine. Supplied with a trim strip, 6 side stiffeners and the decals shown in the picture, it also comes with a protective over spray film.
Reckward Tuning in Germany has announced that they will begin to sell optional parts for the Mugen range of on road and off road cars, with more brands supported in the future. The first releases include front and rear chassis braces, which are suitable for the Mugen MBX-5, MBX-5R and MBX5-T that have been made from high grade aluminium for creating a super stiff chassis. For the Mugen MRX-4R and MTX-4, there is an aluminium radio box that is easily mounted to your car’s radio that helps protect your radio equipment in the event of a crash. Also new to their range of products are hardened 13T & 14T Speed 2.5 clutch bells, suitable for off road clutches with 26mm diameter.
More new parts for the Associated RC8 from Reckward Tuning with the release of these 2 new lower wishbone suspension brackets. Made by Vita Tuning, the new pieces have been machined from aluminium and feature plastic inserts to allow you to adjust the angle of the included spring steel pivot pin and in turn the geometry of your suspension. As well as being able to adjust the roll centre settings, on the rear the user can also adjust the toe settings in 0.25 degree increments to achieve 2, 2.25, 2.5, 2.75 & 3 degrees.
Reckward Tuning will release this new upper steering plate for use on the Associated RC8 1/8th scale buggy. Made by Vita Tuning, the grey anodised aluminium top plate increases the stiffness around the steering system and improves crash resistance. The plate also incorporates the upper wishbone mounting point, which can easily be removed by just 2 screws, in place of 6 on the standard system.