After a year of testing at Thornhill Raceway, Vision Racing Products have introduced the Smooth Track version of their popular 1/8th XV3 Piston, the XV3-ST. This piston design features a slightly slower rebound stroke matched with an improved “connected” compression stroke, resulting in better handling on smooth surfaces. Just like the XV3 and XV3-HT, this is another option for racers to fine tune their car’s suspension from track to track. The ST piston was designed specifically for tracks that don’t break up and remain smooth, and range from low to high grip. Featuring a Patented Design, the new ST piston is simple and easy to use. The VRP XV3-ST line of pistons are available for all the popular 1/8th vehicles in 5, 6, and 8-hole variants.
VRP has released the updated 1/10th XV3 piston for the all-new TLR 22 5.0 Buggy. The patented split valve design creates a more durable and consistent piston like the VRP 1/8th XV3 pistons. In addition, the sidewall has been updated to a low friction design which makes for the smoothest stroke possible. The pistons will be made in 2 and 3-hole variant, with splits and +1mm variants as well.
Coming from VRP are new front arm plate savers for the Mugen MBX8 buggy. These are made from .030 lexan and will provide added strength and durability to the front arm inserts. Typically the front arm plates will crack near the centre mounting hole and by using the arm plate saver, it will add longevity to the arm plates.
VRP has just released their newest piston for 1/8th vehicles, the XV3 HT High Temp. The reasoning behind the HT version of the company’s popular XV3 piston is to be able to run shock oils in the normal 30wt-40wt range during the hot summer months. By installing the new XV3 HT, drivers can instantly drop oils 10wt from where they were before and tune from there. VRP will offer the new HT piston in 6×1.3 and 8×1.3 versions for all the popular vehicles. All are CNC-cut and hand-drilled for accuracy.
VRP have released a set of aluminium radio tray mounts for the Mugen MBX8 buggy. As the buggy’s engine heats up, it causes the stock plastic mounts to flex, making for inconsistent servo inputs. The alloy mount however will provide a more stable radio tray that will not give or flex compared to stock plastic mounts. The items are machined from American-grade 7075 aluminium and they come black anodised, with machined silver edge details and laser-engraved markings for looks.
Coming from Vision Racing Products is the Tekno EB410 option carbon fibre -2 shock rear tower. The shock stay has mounting holes that are 2mm lower than the stock locations for added tuning options. Made from high quality 4mm carbon, the tower is stronger yet considerably lighter than the stock item and it features a unique ‘T’ design for added bling.
Vision Racing Products have released their new carbon fibre rear shock tower spacer for the Mugen MBX8. This spacer goes between the rear bulkhead and tower to space the whole tower back by 3mm. The spacer re-positions weight reward to accommodate the advancement in light weight wings and wing mounts, in addition to moving the upper shock mounts back to reduce shock bind. All this results in more rear grip that the new MBX8 can benefit. The spacer includes the camber mounts so there is no shimming necessary to keep them in the correct location. The item is made from 3mm carbon fibre and it is available now.
VRP have introduced their new V2 front shock towers for the HB Racing D817 and E817 line of vehicles. The shock positions have been modified compared to the V1 tower. VRP have kept the centre shock mounting hole the same, but moved the outer hole in slightly and added new inner holes. By doing this, it allows for more tuning adjustments. Compared to the V1 front tower, VRP have added a brace across the centre of the tower connecting the two ears of it together for added strength. The V2 front tower is available in 4mm aluminium, 4mm carbon and 5mm carbon.