January 8, 2020

Vigor T4’20 rear belt tensioner with battery stopper

Vigor RC have introduced their new rear belt tensioner with integrated battery stopper for the Xray T4 2020 touring car. The machined aluminium part offers a milled centre section that allows for a height adjustment of the ball-raced belt tensioner in order to finely adjust the tension of the rear belt. On the opposite side a round head screw and bushings form a battery stopper that ensures the LiPo pack stays away from rotating parts. The belt tensioner is a direct fit, using existing chassis holes.

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January 2, 2020

Vigor T4’20 aluminium upper deck stiffener

Vigor have introduced an aluminium upper deck stiffener for the Xray T4 2020 touring car. Machined from aluminium and coming black anodised for looks the bracket attaches to the front part of the upper deck and allows to reduce torsional flex in order to fine-tune the car’s steering characteristics. The stiffener is a direct fit and it comes including mounting hardware.

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December 23, 2019

Vigor T4 2020 low shock position shock towers

Vigor have introduced carbon fibre shock towers for the Xray T4 2020 that allow to access the optional lower shock mounting position. The shock towers feature updated geometries with lower upper shock mounting positions that allow to use the low lower shock mounting positions on the long arms of Xray’s all-new T4 2020 touring car. Using this setup will further improve handling in high to very high-bite track conditions as the lower mounted shock absorbers will lower the overall centre of gravity which helps to settle the ride.

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December 16, 2019

Vigor 17mm/19mm bulkhead alignment block

Vigor have introduced their new aluminium bulkhead alignment block for the Xray T4 2020 and 2019/18 touring cars. Machined from aluminium and offering 17mm and 19mm settings, the block allows to align the front and rear bulkheads during building or maintenance, ensuring perfectly straight drivetrain assemblies and thus less natural drivetrain drag, more overall performance and longer spool and differential ball bearing life. The block comes machined from aluminium, it features a black surface coating and 17mm markings for the 2020 car as well as 19mm markings for easy identification of the setting for pre-2020 cars.

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June 26, 2019

Vigor white low-friction drive belts

Vigor RC now offer the popular white colour low-friction drive belts in a 513mm front and a 189mm rear variant. The 3mm wide belts greatly improve drivetrain efficiency due to being softer and more flexible compared to the standard black belts. The belts are made in Japan, they fit many of today’s electric touring cars and are especially useful in stock and blinky classes.

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May 11, 2019

Vigor RC introduce new BD9 option parts

Vigor RC have announced the release of new option parts for the Yokomo BD9 touring car. First up is the centre balance weight and floating electronics plate. The set includes a brass 15g centre weight and mounting anchor that adds additional weight to the centre of the car while the optional carbon fibre battery and electronic plates allow for “floating” mount of the battery as well as the speed controller, receiver, transponder and capacitor, ensuring more natural chassis flex. The mounting plates can be used separately or together. In addition the set includes two 5g brass weights that can be attached on top of the 15g centre weight or in front of the servo and battery to adjust the weight bias of the chassis.

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March 4, 2019

Vigor T4 & BD9 centre stiffener links

Vigor RC have announced the release of carbon fibre centre link sets for the Xray T4 2017 to 2019 and Yokomo BD9 touring cars. The set includes 1mm, 1.5mm and 2.2mm centre links that allow to tune the pitch and roll stiffness of the chassis by simply swapping the links, with the thinner parts allowing for more flex while the stiffer braces reduce overall flex. The sets are available separately for the T4 and BD9.

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March 3, 2019

Vigor RC BD9 battery mount set

Vigor RC have introduced a carbon fibre battery mount kit for the Yokomo BD9 touring car. The tweak-free battery mounting system is constructed from carbon fibre and aluminium and it does away with the need to use tape to strap the battery into the chassis in favour of a mount that only slightly touches the upper parts of the battery. The result is more natural and equal flex left to right while the overall design also allows to shift the battery forth and back in order to fine-tune the car’s weight balance.

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