New from Torpine for the ARC R21 is this shorty LiPo pack mount made from brass. Weighing close to 80g in total, each side is attached with 3 screws and can be finely adjusted to fit the shorty perfectly. If 80 grams of brass is too much they have also released two additional weights that mount directly to the motor mount with one weight (8g) on the right and the set of two weights (2x6g) on the left. The threaded holes for fixing the weights are already in the motor mount by default and the weight on the right has the thickness to serve as the inner stop for the LiPo.
Torpine have announced the release of their new chassis flex adjustment plate for the ARC R12 touring car. The plate is machined from high-quality 2.0mm 7075 aluminium and it allows to adjust the rear chassis flex by using different amounts of screws as well as different mounting positions. Initial outdoor tests have shown that using the front motor mount and the third fastening screw increases traction of the rear while offering a very balanced driving performance. If more traction is needed, drovers can also use the rear side fasteners. The plate was developed for the use with M3x4mm or M3x5mm flat head screws and it is available from now on.
Coming from Torpine are new optional parts for the ARC R12 and R11F touring cars. Starting with the R12, Torpine have released a brass lower screw kit that replaces all lower chassis screws with heavy brass fasteners which will greatly lower the overall centre of gravity while adding a bit of overall weight at the same time. The result is a more planted ride especially in high-bite track conditions.
Torpine have introduced their new ball joint and turnbuckle assembly tool that is usable with both open and closed type ball cups. The design of the tool allows the assembly of a complete rod in one operation without damaging the ball joints, as it can happen when using pliers. To use the tool, the ball joints are inserted into the corresponding fittings on the left and right hand side of the tool and the turnbuckle is placed in the middle fitting. Then the outer brackets are pushed towards the turnbuckle so that the thread is right in front of the ball cup. Now the turnbuckle can be rotated with side pressure and a suitable turnbuckle tool. When the desired length of the complete rod is reached, the finished rod can be removed from the jig.
Torpine have introduced new carbon fibre optionals for the ARC R11 series of touring cars. First up is a redesigned top deck for the R11 Mid that is of the now-popular asymmetric design for greater stability and durability. Also new is the spider deck for the R11F FWD car that allows to reinforce the rear end of the chassis in longitudinal and transversal direction, which makes for added setup possibilities and a more agile feeling car. Both parts are cut from high-quality carbon fibre and they are available from now on.
Coming from Torpine are their new brass screw kits for a range of current on-road touring and FWD cars. The fasteners, intended for the use in the lower areas of the chassis, are precision made from high-quality brass material and due to being heavier than standard steel screws, they help to lower the overall centre of gravity of a car while adding a certain weight. Available are a 52-piece kit for the Xray T4’20, a 39-piece kit for the Xray X1’20, a 59-piece kit for the Awesomatix A800MMX, a 54-piece kit for the Awesomatix A800FX, a 51-piece kit for the Serpent SF4 and a 44-piece kit for the ARC R11F. Also available are 8-piece sets of M3x5mm, M3x10mm and M3x12mm countersunk head screws.
Coming from Torpine is a new design ARC R11F rear shock tower for the use with horizontal body posts. Cut from high-quality carbon fibre the shock tower allows to attach the body posts horizontal instead of vertical which makes for a lower overall centre of gravity and improved visual impact. In addition the tower features added upper shock mounting positions, resulting in a wider setup range.
Coming from Torpine is a new carbon fibre upper deck for the ARC R11F FWD kit. Of a symmetrical design the top deck is softer than the kit upper deck with comparable front and rear geometry. The result is a more equal torsional chassis flex that makes for a more precise and easier to drive car. The top deck is machined from high-quality 2mm carbon fibre and it is available from now on.