Spec-R have a new black colour front spool for Yokomo’s BD-7 touring car as well as a universal velcro battery mount available. Starting with the spool, the part is also available in a blue colour version and it features new ver.2 lightweight hardened steel outdrives for a lowered weight and added rigidity. It sports laser-etched markings and is a direct replacement for the stock spool. Also new is a universal velcro battery mount. Making use of widely adjustable carbon fibre brackets, aluminium mounts and a Spec-R branded hock and loop strap the quick release battery mount should fit a wide range of touring car chassis from different brands.
Spec-R have released their own carbon tweak rod for electric touring car. The rod is used to push down on the car’s shock towers, while the certain screws are loose, to allow it to be tightened without tweak. Made from carbon fibre so it is lightweight, it features a slot to allow it to be used on cars with a centre body post mounting on the front shock tower. Finished off with blue anodised aluminium end caps.
Spec-R introduce their version 2 front spool axles for Tamiya TRF417 and the Yokomo BD-7 kits. Both build around an aluminium spool body with the axles now coming with hardened steel outdrives that are of a new design with machined sections for a lower weight while retaining the needed overall rigidity. The TRF417 variant sports a lighter Tamiya blue colour while the BD-7 part is available in darker Yokomo blue.
Spec-R have new option parts for the Xray XB4 buggy available in the form of an aluminium steering rack and driveshaft safety rings. First up is the steering rack, the part is machined from 7075 aluminium and comes with a hard coating for looks and durability. The brace offers two different Ackermann positions for the steering links and comes with two washers for the ball studs. Also new are two 6-piece sets of aluminium driveshaft safety rings, the parts are made to prevent the driveshaft’s crosspins from accidentally falling out. The sets are available in red or black colour.
Spec-R have two new sets of optional metal outdrives for Yokomo and Xray gear differentials available. The outdrives are machined from high-quality spring steel, they offer a hardened surface and their design does away with the need to use protective plastic blades, making them ideal when running a front differential. The parts offer super long-life characteristics and come as specific Yokomo and Xray set.
Asian option parts specialists Spec-R released preview images of their forthcoming line of optional parts for the Team Durango DEX410 buggy. The portfolio will include several aluminium parts such as hard-coated centre driveshafts, big bore shock caps, 14mm wheel hex adapters, rear hubs as well as shock nuts and spring holders. Also coming are spring steel double joint driveshafts, shock screws and a spring steel slipper nut as well as a brass 33g skid plate weight. All parts are direct replacements for the stock items on the DEX410 buggy.
Spec-R have extended their range of silicone differential fluids by three new weights. Available now are #5000, #7000 and #10000 variants all of which are ideal for both on-road and off-road cars with gear differentials. The fluids come in a transparent 60ml bottle that make for space-saving storable thanks to their triangular shape.
Spec-R introduce the R1 Pro Spec 1/10th electric touring car kit. Based on the already well-equipped competition car the updated kit includes a new 2.25mm carbon chassis plate, 2mm new style upper deck, 3mm front and rear shock towers, as well as a CNC-machined aluminium central servo mount, an aluminium fan mount and soft shock O-rings. Other features of the chassis like the all alloy bulkheads, standard length shock absorbers and front and rear alloy suspension mounts remain untouched.