June 10, 2010

Spec-R TRF416 front solid axle

Spec-R TRF416 front solid axle

Spec-R have released this new lightweight front solid axle for the Tamiya 416WE/416X. The solid axle is made from aluminium while the out-drive is made from long lasting hard nylon. The full set weighs in at only 8.6 grams, which is a 19% saving in weight. Spec-R tell us that we should expect a version for the Yokomo BD5 soon.

View more images of the solid axle here


June 4, 2010

Spec-R T3 Suspension arms

Spec-R T3 Suspension arms

New from Spec-R are these suspension arms for the Xray T3 touring car. These new arms are shorter than the original versions by 1mm, which helps ensure better traction and handling. Made from a long lasting hard nylon, they are available for the front and rear of the car along with steering knuckles and rear uprights, which while similar in design to the originals, are made of the same material as the wishbones.

Source: Spec-R [spec-r.com]


April 16, 2010

Spec-R Tamiya 416 gear diff

Spec-R Tamiya 416 gear diff

New from Spec-R for the Tamiya 416 is this gear differential. Made using a lightweight plastic housing, nylon gears and longlife diff joints, the full set weighs in at only 26 grams and can be reduced further, close to the weight of the original ball diff, if you use the optional aluminium drive cups. Offering amazing forward traction, this a very durable system, with little or no rebuilding necessary and which retains its setting throughout the race. Expect a version for the Xray T3 soon.

Click here to see the diff internals