Xpress have released first images and information of their new club-level Execute FT1S FWD touring car kit. Based off of the recently introduced FT1 competition touring car, the “S” variant will be a more cost-oriented offering, featuring the same geometry as the full-blown race kit, however the use of fibre class chassis and shock tower components as well as moulded composite bulkheads and suspension mounts are keeping costs down. The kit is still very race-worthy though thanks to the addition of front and rear anti-roll bars, threaded aluminium shock absorbers, alloy shock mounts as well as alloy chassis stiffeners. Other features include a front bumper with intogegraded low CG fan mount, 3 degree toe in rear suspension mounts, a ball-raced steering rack, single joint universals, adjustable steering geometry and a rear bulkhead stiffener. All parts are compatible with the FT1, meaning owners can upgrade the FT1S over time if desired. The kit will hit stores very soon.
Available soon from Smokem are new lower split design aluminium bulkheads for the Xpress XQ1. Offering vastly improved flex characteristics, the parts allow the car to generate improved grip while offering a wider tuning window. Another key difference to the stock bulkheads is the use of flanged bearings for mounting the swaybars to the bulkheads. This allows the bearings to be inserted from the centre of the car for easier installation and smoother operation. The bulkheads will be available as a complete set of four with bearings included as well as separately, and they suit both the standard XQ1 and mid-pulley converted XQ1.
Coming from Xpress and made for their XQ1 series mid motor conversion kit is a 2.0mm carbon fibre high-clearance upper deck. The top deck is a direct fit and allows the use of large motor pinion gears as they are needed to achieve the desired gear ratios when competing in 21.5T stock motor classes. The top deck is machined from 2.0mm high-quality carbon fibre and it is available now.
Coming from Yeah Racing are new titanium screw kits for the Xpress XQ1S touring car and the Tamiya Egress 4WD vintage buggy. The screws are machined from high-quality titanium material for a low weight and exceptional durability and they come with a reusable small parts box that allows to store additional fasteners for having them at hand quickly and easily. Both the XQ1S and Egress specific kits are available now.
Xpress have introduced their new GT Competition pre-glued wheel sets featuring 36X or 40X tyres and white multi-spoke rims. The wheels use standard 12mm wheel hexes and 0mm offset, making them suitable for nearly all 1/10th on-road touring car chassis with the multi-spoke rim design enhancing the overall looks especially in GT and FWD classes while the 36X and 40X rubber tyres ensure exceptional traction, making the pre-glued wheels a good hand-out or control tyre.
Coming from Xpress are new suspension parts for their XQ1 series of touring cars. Originally introduced with the FT1 FWD kit, these parts will also fit the XQ1 4WD series with the beefed-up lower arms offering higher corner speeds and durability. Also available are redesigned C-hubs and rear uprights with the C-hubs offering improved steering response and the rear uprights increasing overall traction. To make the parts work they need to be combined with 3.0mm outer suspension shafts.
Following a couple of teasers on social media Xpress have finally fully unveiled their all-new Execute FT1 1/10th scale competition FWD touring car kit. The car utilises a carbon fibre double deck chassis design, front and rear carbon fibre shock towers and a belt-driven drivetrain as it has become a standard recently. A XQ1-type gear differential ensures exceptional forward traction while double joint driveshafts make for smooth cornering even at high steering throw angles. Adjustable upper deck stiffeners allow to fine-tune the chassis’ torsional flex and various battery positions help to adapt the weight balance to a variety of track conditions and driving styles. Other features include a front bumper with integrated 30mm motor fan mount, front and rear swaybars as well as as quick change brass balance system integrated into the bulkheads.
Xpress have issued a teaser image of their production-ready Execute FT1 FWD touring car kit that is scheduled for release in mid-October. The car utilises parts found on the proved XQ1 4WD touring car, such as low-profile shock absorbers, a floating steering servo mount and others, however it also sports new design features such as a front bumper with an integrated cooling fan mount as well as bumper-located front body mounts that ensure easy and reliable body mounting even when running bodies with a lower hood section. Full details will become available in time for the release.