August 27, 2020

Xpress sign Felix Law

Xpress have added all-round nice guy and multi-class talent, Felix Law to their factory team. Felix is known for his vast touring car knowledge and will attend all major races in the U.S. while also helping racers with track-side tech support.

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August 25, 2020

Bezerk RC Execute FT1 front bumper

Available now from Bezerk RC and made for the Xpress Execute FT1 front-wheel drive touring car is a carbon fibre front bumper. Machined from 4.0mm carbon fibre, the option part adds much added stiffness to the front body mounts. It comes in a set with two 14mm standoffs that fit between the lower and upper mount and it is usable for all FT1 specifications.

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August 19, 2020

Xpress FM1S FWD M-class touring car – Coming soon

Xpress have released first images of their forthcoming new FM1S mid-motor front-wheel drive M-class touring car kit. The design allows for more stability and increased corner speeds with adjustable flex options for the top deck enabling the driver to fine-tune the chassis to a wide range of track conditions. The chassis supports the traditional 210mm wheelbase and 160mm width, allowing for plenty of bodyshell options. The kit is set for a release in September.

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July 27, 2020

Xpress titanium spool outdrives

Xpress have announced the soon release of new lightweight titanium spool outdrives for their XQ1 and XQ10 series of touring cars. The couplers feature a redesigned shape and their lightweight yet strong material ensures instant power delivery and exceptional durability. The outdrives come in a natural finish and include mounting hardware and a set of C-shaped driveshaft blades.

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July 24, 2020

Smokem Racing XQ1/10 camber link shim set

Smokem Racing have introduced their new carbon fibre camber link shim set for the Xpress XQ1 and XQ10 kits. Made from 100 percent carbon fibre, their clever design allows racers to adjust the inner camber link position on the Xpress Execute chassis with ease. No longer is there a need to completely remove the upper link brace, add or remove spacers, then try to reassemble everything without dropping any spacers. With the shims racers simply loosen the screws, remove or add shims as needed, then retighten the screws. The set comes complete with four shims in 1.0mm thickness and four shims in 2.0mm thickness and it also fits the FT1 and XM1.

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July 15, 2020

Xpress XQ1S mid pulley conversion kit

Coming soon from Xpress is their new mid pulley conversion kit for the Execute XQ1S club level touring car. The set includes new upper and lower fibreglass decks, a red anodised aluminium motor mount, a redesigned servo mount plate as well as centre pulleys, main gear, belts and small parts. Using the conversion will improve overall balance in corners as well as car behaviour under acceleration. The design retains the 1-piece front and rear bulkheads of the original car and it will hit stores soon.

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June 1, 2020

Xpress XQ10 Flex Elimination set & carbon upper deck

Xpress have introduced their new Flex Elimination set and upper deck for the XQ10 touring car. The set was designed to be used with the Flex Elimination upper deck and it will allow to limit longitudinal chassis flex whilst retaining lateral chassis flex which can be helpful in specific track conditions. Using the included red anodised aluminium collar instead of the ball bearings will limit chassis flex in all directions if desired. To make use of the set, Xpress’ 2.0mm Flex Elimination upper deck is needed. Both the set and upper deck are available separately.

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May 22, 2020

Smokem Racing XQ10 MYD carbon fibre top deck

The latest vehicle to receive Smokem Racing’s MYD top deck treatment is the Xpress XQ10 mid-motor touring car. The MYD top deck design was meticulously developed with numerous designs and prototypes evaluated over a range of conditions by the Smokem team over a 4-month period. The designers settled on a design that features a narrow 9mm front section which we found to deliver balanced flex characteristics despite the asymmetric design. The result is improved traction, increased in-corner steering and corner speed. The MYD design ensures the top deck will never make contact with the motor or the spur gear as the chassis flexes. It also have plenty of clearance for large-pinioned spec class gearing. The 2mm carbon fibre MYD top deck can also be easily removed, making spur gear and belt changes a breeze. A distinctive feature of the MYD top decks is the large tuning hole that utilises a bearing to be fastened through to the top deck post. Using the Smokem MYD tuning kit, racers can tune the amount of “float” the top deck has to deliver different flex characteristics to best suit their needs.

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