July 9, 2018

Vigor BD8 “half-hole” carbon fibre shock towers

Coming from Vigor and made for the Yokomo BD8 is a range of new carbon fibre shock towers including “half-hole” variants for more precise shock angle adjustment. The items are cut from thinner 3mm carbon fibre compared to the standard 3.5mm material for increased torsional flex and thus improved traction on lower bite surfaces. The front tower is available as a 2-5 position option, lacking the 1 position, and also as 1.5 to 4.5 “half-hole” variant. The rear tower, that allows for front or rear body post mounting, comes in a 4-hole 1-4 or 3-hole 1.5 to 3.5 variant. All are cut from high-quality carbon fibre and they are a direct fit.

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June 29, 2018

Vigor RC BD8/7 diff O-ring cutting tool

Vigor RC have introduced their new O-ring cutting tool for the Yokomo BD8 and BD7 differentials. The tool allows to reduce the O-ring’s thickness to 1.5mm or 1.4mm in order to build a smooth and leak-free unit. Using the 1.5mm setting will create a smoother diff feeling than stock while the 1.4mm setting ensures an ever smoother diff action. The tool was developed for the original Yokomo BD-500G0 O-rings and it is available now.

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May 2, 2018

Vigor BD8-2018 & T4’18 tweak-free battery mounts

Coming from Vigor are new tweak-free battery mounts for the Yokomo DB8-2018 and Xray T4’18 touring car kits. Constructed from carbon fibre and aluminium the mounts do away with the need to use fibre-reinforced tape to secure the battery pack in favour of multi-piece battery locators and retainers that only slightly tough the pack, allowing the battery to “float” to some degree which will avoid unwanted chassis tweak. The design of the Yokomo mount allows to shift the battery pack forth and back while the offset alloy inserts of the Xray specific kit also allow for some left-right weight adjustment.

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February 7, 2018

Vigor RC T4 RF+2 ARS suspension mounts

Coming from Vigor RC and made for the Xray T4 2018 and 2017 cars is a RF+2mm ARS suspension mount. The updated geometry makes for parallel suspension pins, rather than having them angled as it is standard, which results in improved rear end grip and smoother suspension operation when using the ARS system. In addition the pivot ball mount was lowered by 1mm for increased toe angle adjustability.

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January 21, 2018

Vigor RC M12 brass balance weight

Made for the Sanwa M12 series of transmitters is Vigor RC’s 90g brass balance weight. Purpose designed for the use with the M12, the weight will improve the balance of the radio when mounted in the rear part of the battery tray. The result is a more effortless and less tiring use of the transmitter even during long main finals.

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January 18, 2018

Vigor RC T4 adjustable battery mount

Vigor RC have introduced an adjustable battery mount for the Xray T4 series of electric touring cars. The multi-piece assembly utilises specially designed, eccentric inserts that can be turned around to place the battery pack in a front or rear position as well as in a more inward or outward placement. The carbon fibre battery brackets allow to wrap the mounting tape around them to do away with the need to route the tape on the bottom of the chassis for less chances to create a tweaked chassis, and chamfered edges reduce the chance of the battery tape being cut.

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December 13, 2017

Vigor RC MTC1 carbon fibre option parts

Vigor RC have introduced new carbon fibre option parts for the Mugen MTC1 touring car. First up is a 2.25mm main chassis plate that is understood to be a direct replacement for the standard part. Also new are three different top decks, the first one being a direct replacement for the standard deck while a 1-piece front flex and a 1-piece centre flex top deck further add tuning options to the car. Also new is a 3.5mm hard rear shock tower that will improve rear end grip while the new carbon fibre fan mounts are usable with 30mm to 40mm fan units. All parts are cut from high-quality carbon fibre and they will hit stores very soon.

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