T-Works have introduced their new titanium top deck screw for the Awesomatix A800MMX and FX kits. The specially designed bolt is a direct replacement for the standard item, however it is of a lower weight with the natural titanium finish making for a more aesthetic appearance of the car when using titanium screws throughout. The top deck screws are machined from high-quality 64 grade material and they come in sets of three.
Schumacher Racing introduce new hard tire inserts for Short Course trucks. The hard compound foams are designed for rims with equal inner and outer diameter and suitable for nearly all Short Course truck tires. They are sold in pairs and available now.
Pro-Line introduce the V3 SC closed cell foam insert for Short Course tyres. The insert is designed specifically for high traction or high speed track conditions and features a wider and flatter profile giving maximum support to the sidewall and will put more rubber to the ground. Made to fit the wider 2.0 tyre designs and ideal for indoor clay or outdoor blue-groove tracks.
Fastrax have added new moulded inserts for 1/10 scale Short Course trucks to their growing range of tyre accessories. Especially made for Traxxas Slash and HPI Blitz wheels that require stepped inserts with two different inner diameters.
AKA have announced the update of all their current 1:10 SC tire and insert combos with their new red insert. The fluted I.D. of the soft red insert allows it to absorb the heavy hits while still having enough internal structure to retain it’s shape and stiffness in the turns to keep corner speeds up. The result is more consistent handling on a wider variety of surfaces with less compromise. R-Line tire and insert combos will be replacing their current tire and insert combo tires and they will be discontinuing the older numbers as supplies run out.
While at the Dirt Nitro Challenge we were given a sneak look at the soon to be released soft SC closed cell inserts. After extensive testing with Pro Short Course drivers like Ryan Cavalieri, they found that a softer insert is desirable in racing conditions. Like all of Pro-Line’s closed cell foam, this insert is ultra-durable, water-proof and shaped to exactly match the profile of the tires.
Tire inserts are one of the most critical aspects of Short Course off-road racing. Racers have asked JConcepts for a firmer and more durable insert and after much deliberation the new JConcepts Profiled insert is ready. Having the insert with proper density for track conditions pays dividends to the racer and especially toward the end of races. Starting on too firm an insert, the driver feels ‘on edge’ during the first run or subsequent runs on a set of inserts. Starting on too soft an insert, the driver’s vehicle is not responsive enough or runs the risk of too much insert breakdown during the tail end of a tires life which creates a squirmy or inconsistent feel. Having the feel that is just right requires a bit of balance of durability and hardness. To add to the construction and performance, JConcepts has added cut / grooves into the profile of the inserts to add an even greater driver to track feel.
The classic step pin off road tire tread is recreated by Fastrax for the Short Course class with the release of the ‘BullsEye’. The popular handling and driving characteristics of the step pin tread, coupled with the Fastrax soft compound will make the ‘BullsEye’ a firm favourite in the pit bag, as it can perform on a wide variety of surfaces from dirt, grass and astro turf. Available pre-mounted on one-piece beadloc effect scale Short Course wheels or as a tire and insert only. Both combinations come with Fastrax’s new SC molded foam inserts. Available wheels for direct fit on Team Associated SC10, Traxxas Slash, Slayer, Hong Nor, HoBao Hyper SC, HPI Blitz etc.