September 3, 2014

SWorkz S350T 1/8th nitro truggy kit

SWorkz S350T 1/8th nitro truggy kit

SWorkz have released a first teaser image of their forthcoming 1/8th nitro truggy kit, the S350T. The vehicle will come with a range of option parts from stock for improved strength, performance and a high value. More information are available soon.

Source: SWorkz [sworkz.com]


August 21, 2014

PSM S350 BK1 Evo shock towers

PSM S350 BK1 Evo shock towers

PSM have released a new front and rear shock tower for the S-Workz S350 BK1 Evo buggy. Both front and rear tower features a refined rollcenter and suspension geometry to improve the overall handling, off-power steering and rear traction. Made from 5mm carbon, the front version weighs only 19grams while the rear 25grams.

View the front shock tower here


June 29, 2014

No new 1/8th buggy but upgrades from SWorkz

No new 1/8th buggy but upgrades from SWorkz

Following the Facebook announcement of Kyosho’s Yuichi Kanai to stick with their tried and tested 1/8th buggy platform (for the 2014 IFMAR Worlds in Italy) now also SWorkz announce that there will be no new buggy for 2014 despite the good tradition of many manufacturers to introduce new platforms ahead of important races. However the Asian company will have several new option parts such as the “LDS” Lightened Drive System with new driveshafts, bearings, gears and more, along other new upgrades to make the buggy “Worlds ready”. More information will become available in the near future.

Click here to view the LDS drivetrain kit


June 6, 2014

Answer RC S350 & MBX6/7 alloy CVD axles

Answer RC S350 & MBX6/7 alloy CVD axles

Answer RC re-release their own line of aluminium CVD axles for the S-Workz S350, Mugen MBX6 and MBX7. Available as wheel or centre CVD axle, the parts are CNC machined from 7075 aerospace quality aluminium, they come red anodised and offer multiple holes for the drive pin meaning that as the fit becomes sloppy they can simply be rotated round to the next set of holes. The axles are made for reduce the overall rotational mass of the drivetrain resulting in quicker spool up, reduced braking time and sharper handling.

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March 21, 2014

New SWorkz S104 A-arms & S350 options

SWorkz S104 & S350 options

Following yesterday’s introduction of the Performance chassis conversion kit for the S104 EK1, SWorkz has more options for the 1/10th scale 4WD buggy as well as their S350 line of 1/8th vehicles to offer. Starting with the S104 parts, available soon are new wider front and rear arms for increased trackwidth and improved drivability. The suspension arms are also of an updated design with additional webbing and made from a harder compound for increased strength and reduced flex. For the S350 series of buggies comes a new alloy rear toe plate with adjustable inserts to make for a wider tuning range of toe-in settings and available now is a wheel hub weight set including different add-on weight for the steering knuckles and rear hubs.

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March 20, 2014

SWorkz S104 EK1 Performance chassis kit

SWorkz S104 EK1 Performance chassis kit

Available from end of March is SWorkz’ new Performance chassis conversion kit for the S104 EK1 1/10th scale buggy. The kit will include a new aluminium lower chassis plate with venting holes in the motor area, it comes with a new motor and centre drivetrain mount, new saddle pack locators to relocate the battery to a side-by-side configuration and the kit will also include a new rear topdeck and new front and rear arms. Also supplied are several new plastic parts and a new bodyshell.

Source: SWorkz [sworkz.com]


February 27, 2014

SWorkz S350 series wheel hub balance weight set

SWorkz S350 series wheel hub balance weight set

SWorkz introduce this wheel hub weight balance set for the S350 series of 1/8th buggies. Included in the set are 10g weights for each front steering knuckle as well as 5g and 8g weights for the rear hubs. Adding unsprung weight may sound strange at first but can add traction on a variety of surfaces in order to get better laptimes out of the buggy.

Source: SWorkz [sworkz.com]


January 31, 2014

Exclusive – Atsushi Hara confirmed at SWorkz

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With lots of speculation over his future since announcing his departure from HB/HPI last August we again talked exclusively with Atsushi Hara and can confirm ahead of its official announcement that he has signed for Speedmaster, parent brand of SWorkz. Having tested many brands of car and talked with numerous companies he finally decided on the Taiwanese company as he feels they offer him the best opportunities for his future going forward, not just for racing. One of the factors influencing the deal was the connection with A-Main Hobbies, a personal sponsor of his but with some big developments in the pipeline between the Taiwanese brand and the US online power house we can expect to see the brand receive a bigger push in the US and Worldwide. In terms of the car, he says that while it needs some work to get the performance up to scratch, the quality is top notch and going forward he will have an updated car for this year’s Worlds in Italy. In our interview Hara also confirmed that he will race for Yokomo in the remaining ETS rounds as well as the TITC and the World Championships in Florida in what is a per race contract.

View the official statement from Speedmaster here