December 11, 2020

Smokem Racing R12 roll centre shim sets

Smokem Racing introduce their new carbon fibre roll centre shim sets for the ARC R12. Available in 1.0mm and 1.5mm versions, the shims are used to raise the R12 suspension arm mounts, allowing roll centres to be raised in larger increments without stacking multiple shims. Raising the roll centre releases the car from excessive grip through a corner, allowing for improved flow and corner speed. Features a unique design that allows the same shim to be used under all 1-piece toe blocks.

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November 13, 2020

Smokem Racing ARC R12 RS chassis plate

Smokem Racing’s new RS chassis plate for the ARC R12 offers reduced scrub compared to the factory chassis. By removing the short arm suspension mounts, the RS design eliminates excess material from the profile that’s no longer required. The new RS chassis also moves the holes for the rear suspension blocks forward by 1mm which allows racers who use ARC’s R12 ATS system with parallel hinge pins to maintain the same wheelbase by using no shims in front of the suspension arms, something that cannot be achieved with the factory chassis without modifying the suspension arms. Meanwhile racers who run the fixed rear toe suspension can maintain their stock wheelbase by using 2mm of shims in front of the suspension arms instead of 1mm. The chassis is made from high quality 2.25mm thick carbon fibre.

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October 30, 2020

Smokem Racing ARC R12 top deck

Smokem Racing’s new top deck for the ARC R12, claims to find the sweet-spot with an overall width that is in between the 2 factory top decks. They then smoothed out the profile for more consistent flex characteristics and added the V-SES top deck’s trademark V-shaped cross brace, optimally shaped in width and thickness to deliver firmer flex in its stock form. This cross brace can also be cut to increase flex, just follow the V-shaped lead-in with a Dremel. This ultimately delivers four possible top deck combinations in the one product, allowing racers to fine tune their R12 exactly to their liking.

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July 24, 2020

Smokem Racing XQ1/10 camber link shim set

Smokem Racing have introduced their new carbon fibre camber link shim set for the Xpress XQ1 and XQ10 kits. Made from 100 percent carbon fibre, their clever design allows racers to adjust the inner camber link position on the Xpress Execute chassis with ease. No longer is there a need to completely remove the upper link brace, add or remove spacers, then try to reassemble everything without dropping any spacers. With the shims racers simply loosen the screws, remove or add shims as needed, then retighten the screws. The set comes complete with four shims in 1.0mm thickness and four shims in 2.0mm thickness and it also fits the FT1 and XM1.

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July 9, 2020

Smokem Racing R12 carbon fibre camber link shim set

Coming from Smokem Racing and made for the ARC R12 touring car is a carbon fibre camber link shim set. Made from 100 percent carbon fibre, their design allows racers to adjust the inner camber link position on the ARC R12 with ease. No longer there is a need to completely remove the upper link brace, add or remove spacers but with the shims drivers simply loosen the screws, remove or add shims as needed, then retighten the screws. The set comes complete with four shims in 1.0mm thickness and four shims in 1.5mm thickness.

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May 22, 2020

Smokem Racing XQ10 MYD carbon fibre top deck

The latest vehicle to receive Smokem Racing’s MYD top deck treatment is the Xpress XQ10 mid-motor touring car. The MYD top deck design was meticulously developed with numerous designs and prototypes evaluated over a range of conditions by the Smokem team over a 4-month period. The designers settled on a design that features a narrow 9mm front section which we found to deliver balanced flex characteristics despite the asymmetric design. The result is improved traction, increased in-corner steering and corner speed. The MYD design ensures the top deck will never make contact with the motor or the spur gear as the chassis flexes. It also have plenty of clearance for large-pinioned spec class gearing. The 2mm carbon fibre MYD top deck can also be easily removed, making spur gear and belt changes a breeze. A distinctive feature of the MYD top decks is the large tuning hole that utilises a bearing to be fastened through to the top deck post. Using the Smokem MYD tuning kit, racers can tune the amount of “float” the top deck has to deliver different flex characteristics to best suit their needs.

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May 15, 2020

Smokem Racing XQ10 soft-weave carbon fibre chassis

Smokem Racing have introduced their new 2.2mm soft-weave carbon fibre chassis for the Xpress XQ10 touring car. As the name suggests, the soft weave carbon fibre material used significantly increases chassis flex compared to the stock Xpress chassis. This increases the overall grip of the car and widens the tuning window, so the car is hooked up over a wider range of conditions. There are also minor changes to the profile and cutout shapes to further optimise the flex characteristics for the split bulkhead design of the XQ10, to offer greater stability and higher corner speed.

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March 5, 2020

Smokem BD10 MYD carbon fibre top deck

The latest touring car to receive Smokem Racing’s MYD carbon fibre top deck treatment is Yokomo’s BD10 mid motor kit. Developed during the recent months, Smokem ultimately settled on a design that features a narrow 9mm front section which was found to deliver balanced flex characteristics despite the asymmetric design. The result is improved traction, increased in-corner steering and corner speed. The MYD design ensures the top deck will never make contact with the motor as the chassis flexes, with clearance for large-pinioned spec class gearing. The top deck can also be easily removed, making spur gear and belt changes a breeze. A distinctive feature of the MYD top decks is the large tuning hole that utilises a bearing to be fastened through to the top deck post. Using the Smokem MYD tuning kit, racers can tune the amount of float the top deck has to deliver different flex characteristics to best suit their needs.

Source: Smokem Racing [smokem-racing.com]