August 29, 2021

Willspeed Yokomo YZ2 RF2 conversion

The famous Willspeed 5 gear transmission and billet aluminium chassis RF2 conversion platform is now available for the Yokomo YZ2. A conversion designed for medium/high traction surfaces to maximise corner speed along with drivability, the set includes all parts to convert a Yokomo YZ2 into a Willspeed RF2. Featuring an aircraft grade billet aluminium tub style chassis, for a combination of light weight, low centre of gravity, integral strength, and single piece no tweak design. The ultra low profile aircraft grade aluminium 5 gear transmission housing features optimised weight distribution with lowered idlers, lowered layshaft and unique no tower “A” frame design, hugely lowering the centre of gravity. Other items include the aluminium motor mount and aluminium shock tower base with internal undercut keyway which interlocks with the transmission housing for super solid mounting of the premium carbon fibre uprights. This ultra lightweight platform, race ready with full size shorty LiPo, full size servo, Willspeed RF2 Falcon 2.0 bodyshell (included) and Schumacher tires approximately 1495g. Pre orders are being taken now for a September delivery.

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September 23, 2020

Willspeed RF74 billet aluminium tub chassis kit

Willspeed have introduced their new RF74 billet aluminium tub chassis kit for the Team Associated B74 series. Continuing on from their proven ultimate chassis design as used in their RF2 line of buggy conversions the RF74 brings some spice and style to the 4wd market. Machined from a single piece of T6 aircraft grade aluminium the RF74 design replaces the original multipart chassis with a sturdy tweak free integral platform which will allow you to get the suspension geometry working uninfluenced by not only removing tweak but unpredictable chassis flex. Comes supplied with their o-ring battery fastener and also inbuilt fan mount, the weight is comparable to stock multipart B74 chassis.

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April 20, 2020

Willspeed Top Force aluminium steering bellcranks

Willspeed have introduced their limited edition aluminium steering bellcranks for the popular Tamiya Top Force vintage 4WD buggy. Machined from high-quality aluminium and coming black or clear silver anodised, the bellcranks will greatly improve the steering precision and durability compared to the standard plastic items. The parts are understood to fit both the original as well as the re-release Top Force kits and they are available from now on.

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March 2, 2020

Willspeed YZ2 Cal 3 & XB2 Take One D arm mounts

Following their B6.1/B6.2 Take One D arm mount Willspeed now also roll out D arm mounts for the Yokomo YZ2 and the Xray XB2 2020 and 2019 kits. Designed for carpet racers, The TakeOne D hangers remove 1 degree of in-board toe-in, racers to achieve 0.5 and even 0 degrees in-board toe. The capable in-board toe-in range is 0 to 3 degrees with no change to anti-squat adjustment. Removing toe allows the rear axle to act more efficiently, reducing tyre scrub, increasing mid corner rotation and increased on power steering. The parts come machined from high-quality aluminium and the are anodised clear for a shiny silver look.

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February 10, 2020

Willspeed B6.1/B6.2 TakeOne D arm mount

Coming from Willspeed and made for their own RF2 platform as well as the Team Associated B6.1 and B6.2 buggies is the new TakeOne D arm mount. Considered a must have for all Team Associated carpet racers, the TakeOne D hanger does exactly as it says on the tin. Removing 1 degree of inboard toe-in allows races to achieve 0.5 and even 0 degrees inboard toe. Capable inboard toe-in range is 0 to 3 degrees with no change to anti-squat adjustment. Removing toe allows the rear axle to act more efficiently, reducing tyre scrub, increasing mid corner rotation and increased on-power steering. The part comes machined from high-quality aluminium and anodised clear.

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November 15, 2019

Willspeed RF2 B6.1 conversion kit

Following on from the success of their 5-gear super laydown RF2 conversion based upon the Xray XB2 buggy, Willspeed have announced the release of a conversion platform for the popular Team Associated B6.1. The car builds on an aircraft-grade billet aluminium tub style chassis for the ultimate in lightweight, low COG, integral strength, single piece no tweak design. The signature ultra low profile aircraft-grade aluminium 5-gear transmission housing makes for optimised weight distribution with lowered idlers, lowered layshaft and unique no tower “A” frame design, for a hugely lowering COG. Other features include an aluminium low centre of gravity motor mount design, an aluminium shock tower with internal undercut keyway which interlocks with transmission housing for super solid tower mounting an the race ready car with full size shorty LiPo, full size servo and Schumacher tyres weighs in at approximately 1495g. With prototype cars excelling since their debut the B6.1 conversion will be up for grabs very soon.

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April 2, 2019

Willspeed RF2 XB2 conversion kit

Willspeed have introduced their new RF2 chassis and gearbox conversion kit for the popular Xray XB2 2WD buggy. The conversion platform was designed and manufactured by engineers and racers alike to further up the performance of the car. The kit features an aircraft grade billet aluminium tub style chassis for a lightweight, low COG and strong platform with a single-piece no-tweak design. The chassis comes individually serial numbered with name engraving available. The ultra low profile aircraft grade aluminium 5-gear transmission housing ensures optimised weight distribution with lowered idlers, lowered layshaft and unique no tower “A” frame design, hugely lowering COG. Other aircraft grade billet aluminium parts include the motor mount with low COG design, and the rear shock tower with internal undercut keyway which interlocks with transmission housing for super solid tower mounting. Pocketed features key shock standoffs and turnbuckle locknuts for quick easy tuning. The ultra lightweight platform weighs in race ready with full size shorty LiPo, full size servo and Schumacher tires at approximately 1495g. Included with the conversion comes the Willspeed RF2 Falcon bodyshell.

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