February 10, 2020

X-Grip Dynamic body lever V2

Coming soon from X-Grip is their new Dynamic body lever V2, an accessory that attaches to the front suspension of electric touring cars such as the WRC STX.6 and Xray T4 and that helps to make body movement independent from chassis movement. The body lever is 3-D-printed from high-quality material, it weighs in at only 1.6g and it was designed to attach between the suspension C-hub and upper camber link ball. A special plastic screw adjusts the distance between the platform and the body shell so the body is resting on the platform, ensuring the front body height and ground clearance maintains constant even under chassis rolling and suspension compression. It is required to allow the front of the body to float on the body mounts which can be achieved by simply attaching the retaining body clip one or two positions higher than usual. The new V2 variant is of an updated design that allows to remove the lever part quicker if needed and it is usable with the WRC Racing STX.6, the Xray T4 and many other classic suspension touring cars.

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December 18, 2019

WRC Racing sign Flavio Elias

WRC Racing from Italy have announced the signing of Brazilian nitro on-road frontrunner, Flavio Elias to their team. The multi-time Brazilian national and South American champion will campaign WRC Racing’s line of nitro on-road kits at national and international events in 2020.

Source: WRC Racing [wrc-racing.com]


December 6, 2019

WRC Racing SBX.1 1/8th nitro off-road buggy

Following a couple of teaser images on social media, WRC Racing from Italy have finally lifted the curtain and officially unveiled their all-new SBX.1 1/8th nitro off-road buggy. Known for their popular on-road kits, the SBX.1 buggy is a first for the company and it builds on a 7075-T6 aluminium chassis that is designed to adapt the vehicle to a wide range of track conditions. The drivetrain is equipped with CVD driveshafts throughout, it features an industry standard 3-differential drivetrain with hardened lightweight outdrives and included in the kit is also a 7075-T6 aluminium clutch with captured clutch bell. The designers adopted a pivot ball front steering knuckle setup for the suspension that allows a wide range of adjustments including caster, camber, upper roll centre, bump steering as well as track width. Front and rear arms are side to side interchangeable, and it is possible to choose three different hardness materials for each one, hard, medium or soft. The rear hubs are designed in order to allow a variety of upper camber link positions and to allow the adjustment of the upper and lower roll centre, camber gain and more. Other features of the buggy include front and rear 7075-T6 aluminium shock towers to which mount big bore shock absorber. The buggy is decked out by a cab forward body shell and it will become available very soon.

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December 4, 2019

WRC Racing STX composite gear diff internals

Coming from WRC Racing are new moulded composite gear diff internals for the STX range of touring cars. Using the gears will improve off-power rolling as well as available overall traction while reducing wear for longer parts life.

Source: WRC Racing [wrc-racing.com]


October 22, 2019

X-Grip STX.6 & T4 Dynamic Body Lever

European X-Grip distributor Mikimodel has introduced the new dynamic body lever, an option part for WRC STX.6 and Xray T4 touring cars that attaches to the car’s suspension and that helps to make body movement independent from chassis movement. The body lever is 3-D-printed from high-quality material and it was designed to attach between the suspension C-hub and upper camber link ball. A knurled nut adjusts the distance between the platform and the body shell so the body is resting on the platform, ensuring the front body height and ground clearance maintains constant even under chassis rolling and suspension compression. It is required to allow the front of the body to float on the body mounts which can be achieved by simply attaching the retaining body clip one or two positions higher than usual. The part weighs in at only 1.3g, meaning virtually no additional unsprung masses.

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October 15, 2019

WRC Racing NTX 7075 hardened alloy pinion gears

Coming from WRC Racing and made for their NTX 1/10th scale nitro touring car are new hardened 7075 aluminium pinion gears. Machined from high-quality material and sporting a reinforced design the pinions also feature a hardened surface for longer life and higher performance. The gears are available in 14T and 15T sizes.

Source: WRC Racing [wrc-racing.com]


October 5, 2019

WRC GTX aluminium clutch support disc

WRC Racing have introduced their new aluminium clutch support disc for the GTX 1/8th on-road kit. Machined from tough Swiss 7075-T6 aluminium the part is of a lightweight design for reduced rotational masses while the nickel coated surface ensures greater durability and high performance over a longer time.

Source: WRC Racing [wrc-racing.com]


October 1, 2019

WRC STX steering rail sliding pads

Made for WRC Racing’s STX line of 1/10th scale touring cars are new steering rail sliding pads. Made from an anti-friction material the pads were designed to replace the standard bearings with the pads offering a longer life and greater precision, resulting in enhanced overall steering feeling. The pads come as pairs and including two shims.

Source: WRC Racing [wrc-racing.com]