May 18, 2020

Xpress XQ10 & FT1 XOC rear toe control system

Available now from Xpress and made for the XQ10 and FT1 touring cars is the new V2 variant of their Xpress On-Power Control System XOC. The reactive rear toe control system was developed to change car behaviour at the corner apex by adding or removing toe from the rear wheels during chassis roll and thus suspension compression. The finely adjustable system can add in-corner stability or rotation if desired and it is easily adjustable. The set is usable with the Xpress Execute XQ1, XQ1S, FT1, FT1S, and XQ10 kits and it includes specially cut hard composite arms that allow for the same wheelbase adjustments as the regular non-XOC rear arms. Also included are red anodised aluminium rear steering hub knuckles, 3mm suspension pins and mounting hardware.

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May 15, 2020

Smokem Racing XQ10 soft-weave carbon fibre chassis

Smokem Racing have introduced their new 2.2mm soft-weave carbon fibre chassis for the Xpress XQ10 touring car. As the name suggests, the soft weave carbon fibre material used significantly increases chassis flex compared to the stock Xpress chassis. This increases the overall grip of the car and widens the tuning window, so the car is hooked up over a wider range of conditions. There are also minor changes to the profile and cutout shapes to further optimise the flex characteristics for the split bulkhead design of the XQ10, to offer greater stability and higher corner speed.

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May 15, 2020

Xpress 4mm wide 351mm drivetrain belt

Coming from Xpress is their new 4mm wide 351mm drive belt for their mid-motor touring cars as well as all touring cars that use 351mm long belts. Due to being wider than the stock belt, it will hold up the abuse of modified racing on ultra high grip tracks better, ensuring exceptional durability for that piece in mind. The belt is usable with Xpress’ own mid-motor touring cars and all kits that use 351mm long front or rear belts.

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May 7, 2020

Xpress introduce new XQ1 FR suspension mounts

Coming from Xpress and made for all XQ1 series kits are new FR one-piece suspension mounts. They fit all Execute series cars and feature an enlarged slot for the front belt, allowing them to be used with the XQ1 Mid conversion kit as well. The mount is available in lightweight aluminium or a heavy brass variant both of which come with a black surface coating for wear and looks.

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April 23, 2020

Xpress FT1 & FT1S short shock conversion parts

Coming from Xpress and made for their FT1 and FT1S FWD touring cars are new short shock conversion parts. First up is a front adapter set that will allow to use optional short low-profile shocks in the front of the cars. The adapters are machined from aluminium, they come black anodised, and feature three mounting positions for the upper shock mounting while attaching to the standard shock tower. Also new is a short shock rear shock tower for the FT1 and FT1S. Machined from 3mm carbon fibre the shock stay features a new geometry for the use with optional low-profile short shocks with multiple upper shock mounting positions being accessible. Using shorter shocks will lower the overall centre of gravity, making for sharper steering response and improved corner speed.

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March 17, 2020

Xpress XQ10 brass & carbon fibre flex braces

Xpress have announced the release of new optionals for the XQ10 touring car in the form of brass and graphite lower bulkhead plates as well as a 3mm chassis stiffener plate. Starting with the bulkhead plates, the set includes a brass and a carbon fibre plate that can be individually installed under the bulkhead’s diff or spool area. They help to limit overall flex if desired plus the brass plate adding a certain amount of weight if conditions call for it.

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February 12, 2020

Xpress XQ10 mid-motor touring car – Coming soon

Coming soon from Xpress is their new XQ10 mid-motor 4WD touring car. In development for some time now, the vehicle builds on the proven XQ1, however split bulkheads and minor changes to the suspension geometry in combination with a pure mid-motor design make for a more neutral handling car that is suitable for a wider range of track conditions thanks to increased overall traction. New features include an adjustable top deck with flex inserts, the car utilises strong plastic parts which use 3.0mm suspension pins on the outside and inside hinge for less play and a more rigid construction, and new material X-rings for the shocks and differential make for smoother operation. Other features include a redesigned steering rack for a more linear and smooth steering reaction, a built-in rear belt tensioner in the motor mount, a lowered bumper foam for the use with modern touring car bodies, and bearing-supported anti-roll bars ensure smoother suspension operation. The kit is rounded out by lowered shocks for an overall lower centre of gravity. The kit is set for a release this February.

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February 6, 2020

H2 Racing Development XQ1 series carbon fibre chassis

H2 Racing Development have announced the soon release of their limited edition Xpress XQ1 series carbon fibre chassis. Machined from highest quality 2.5mm carbon fibre the chassis is thicker than the stock chassis while being of a narrowed overall width, ensuring optimised flex characteristics while countering tweak issues that can occur due to the XQ1’s unique 1-piece front and rear bulkheads. The chassis also supports the use of shorty-style LiPo batteries with a front and a centre position being accessible. The chassis will be usable for the XQ1 and XQ1S kit and pre-order is available now.

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