ST Racing Concepts have released this new 17mm hex conversion kit that allows Associated SC10 short course truck owners to put on high-traction 1/8th scale buggy tires for increased performance and wider range of tire selection. Each piece of 17mm hex adapters is machined out of high-quality aluminium, and using a unique set-screw behind drive pin design, you’ll never have to worry about loosing a drive pin. The rear 17mm hex are offset slightly wider to provide the SC10 truck with more stability in the rear. Available in Blue, Red and Silver.
Team Azarashi have released their Fantas buggy front wing. Designed for use with various 2WD buggies such as the AE B4 and Kyosho Ultima RB5, it allows the steering feel to be adjusted by changing the cutting line of the unique nose part and the gurney flap. For sharp steering at corner entry, cut out the bottom half of the nose, while for high speed stability, leave the bottom half of the nose. Expected to be finalised by the beginning of September.
New from ST Racing Concepts are these pro-racing aluminium 1 degree rear toe-in hub carriers for Traxxas Slash/Stampede and VXL/Rustler VXL. CNC machined from high-quality aluminium material, these rear hub carriers hold the tight-tolerance for an accurate 1 deg. toe-in. A set-screw over the hinge-pin design secures the hinge-pin in the hub carriers and this design prevents wear from the hinge-pins on the hub carriers. Available in blue, gun metal, silver and red. STRC also now offers replacement components for their option parts line. Items such as their lock-nut style hinge-pins available in pairs separately, O-rings seals for the aluminium shock bodies, replacement high heat-treated front axles for thev17mm hex conversion kit, and upper shock mounts for the front and rear aluminum shock towers.
DE Racing has released two new rear skid plates for the O’Donnell Z01B and Hyper 9. Made of ultra thin resin, eliminating the need for longer screws, the plates provide protection for your expensive buggy or truggy chassis. The plate wears just like aluminium but is much cheaper to replace than a complete chassis. Sold in a pack of 3.
Hot Bodies have released a number of new options for the D8, D8T and Ve8. Starting with these durable and lightweight billet aluminium rear hub carriers. They come in the standard 0 degree but with the option of moving the hub forward or backward in the arm with finer shims and a narrower overall width. Also new is the front spindle carriers that come with 10 degree caster. This part gives you more upper link adjustments with more mounting holes and by turning the ball vertical. To further strenthen the front end, these billet aluminum front spindles are almost indestructible without gaining a bunch of weight. A new DCJ center drive shaft smoothes out the harsh angle of the front/center drive shaft, which decreases friction giving you more power and increasing the life of that part. Finally for the Ve8 only are front and rear black anodised aluminium skid plates.
New for the Schumacher CAT SX, Team Azarashi have released their new Womoog shell. Sporting the same unique shape as seen for other buggies, the new shell has of course been modified to take the cars internals. As with previous versions of this body, these too will offer high levels of stability and a cool new look.
Hosted by the St. Louis Dirt Burners, the Futaba/OS Engines Nitro Challenge is one of the largest non-sanctioned events in the Midwest. With over 270 entries competing in seven classes the event offered a skill level for every driver. Team Associated sent recently crowned Truggy National champion, Ryan Maifield and his Reedy Powered Team Associated RC8B & RC8T to compete against some of the fastest drivers in the US including drivers like Josh Wheeler and Taylor James.
New from Factory Team are these new bleeder shock caps, a cure for emulsion style (non-bladder) shocks that have been plagued by difficult bleeding procedures since their inception. Consumers, from beginner to pro level, have dealt first hand with the difficulty and mess that these shocks can create. Team Associated has addressed these concerns by creating Factory Team Bleeder Shock Caps to simplify the bleeding process.