Released back in mid 2008, Robitronic’s truggy and buggy optimised off road starter box has received a small update. The new box will include a longer base plate for a secure support of your vehicle’s chassis plate. The increased, and especially truggy-friendly, dimensions of 33.3 x 12.5cm make sure that your ride doesn’t slip when your firing up your engine.
Current Touring car World Champion Marc Rheinard has taken his first major off road title today after winning the 4wd class in Bilbao, Spain. Making the final in the 2wd class earlier in the week, the German faired better with the Tamiya TRF511X by taking the TQ spot after winning the final 3 qualifiers to start ahead of Neil Cragg in 2nd, with Tamiya team mate Viktor Wilck starting 3rd. In the finals Marc would easily win leg 1 ahead of Wilck, who would be later DQ’d for a technical infringement and so it would be Hupo Honigl taking 2nd and Neil Cragg 3rd. Leg 2 went the way of Associated racer Cragg, who finished 4 seconds clear of team mate Lee Martin in 2nd, with Marc Rheinard in 3rd, leaving both he and Cragg on equal points going into the final leg. The 3rd leg saw Rheinard win in the fastest time of the 3 legs, ahead of Wilck in 2nd and Cragg 3rd, giving Marc the overall title, ahead of Cragg in 2nd, with Hupo Honigl backing up his 2wd title earlier in the week with 3rd overall.
Pro-Line brings a powerful blend of technology, durability, precision and weight savings to the Baja 5B/5T, with the introduction of this carbon fibre chassis. The latest in woven carbon fibre technology has been integrated into the chassis. It’s perfectly formed to stock measurements yet one continuous piece of woven carbon fibre from top to bottom and front to back. Its multi-layered finish creates strength and durability, with hour and hours of running on track, in fields and testing head-on into objects ensure that you have the durability you’ve grown to know and love about your 5B/5T. This new chassis is nearly 10 ounces lighter than the original chassis. Other new carbon option parts include a rear arm brace, front arm brace, rear upper plate set, engine mount brace set, gear plate, front upper plate and rear brace.
When racing on a loamy or top soil track surface the inside of the SC10 chassis can become loaded with dirt or debris which creates extra weight. With the JConcepts over-tray these worries are minimized with the simple and functional over-tray. Fitting nicely under the body, it hugs the outside dimension of the SC10 chassis protecting the inside from unwanted excess dirt and debris build-up during racing conditions. The over-tray is snug around the entire chassis structure while being attached in the rear with blue anodized thumbscrews and a slide-in fit in the front for easy access. The over-tray is built with extra height and rake to provide extra room for various electrical and battery configurations.
Xceed have released their new blue off-road air filter oil. Supplied in a 50ml bottle, this high quality and very sticky oil is perfect for buggy air filters. Sticky enough to stop the dirt and dust getting into the engine, at the same time it allows enough air to flow through so there is no loss of performance. The bottle has a handy tip for applying the oil to the filter and the oil can also be used for on road, if used on very dirty and dusty tracks.
For those looking for better handling from their SC10, AKA have expanded their line up of 1:8 wheel adapters to now include the Associated SC10 truck that allow you to mount regular buggy wheels to your truck. Made from 7075 aluminum and hard anodized, they are supplied with all the necessary fasteners to mount them and include AKA “SureGrip” 17mm nuts, which are also available to buy separately, to keep the wheels securely on the hubs. The wheel nuts are made from 7075 aluminium and also feature hard anodizing plus a knurled rear face to grab the plastic of the wheel and stay put. The adapters install in just minutes and require zero modifications to the truck and the stock width and steering radius are kept in tact. All popular 1:8 buggy wheels can be used including Associated SC8 wheels.
RMV Deutschland have announced that their lineup of 1/8th Tourex X500 buggy tires are now available in soft, medium and hard compounds. These new X500 tires are available unmounted and also glued on either white or yellow Tourex rims. At last month’s European Championships in Wölbling, Austria top German driver Daniel Reckward used these new tires to claim 8th spot in the final on their race debut.
Over the weekend of August 7-9 JConcepts drivers Brandon Melton, Chris Pace, Barry Pettit, and Greg Smith attended the Carolina Nationals at Charlotte Motorsports Park, previously The Farm 2 and JConcepts sent us the following report. The track still remains as the same configuration from the Worlds track, however it’s ran in reverse with many changes to jumps and new additions. The new direction and facelift was a refreshing treat and many drivers commented on the track being very fun but challenging to drive. The stories of the week were the heat (near 100 degree temps all weekend) and a local charity on site called Hometown Heroes. A local Texas Roadhouse restaurant came on site and was grilling burgers, ribs, and steaks, and all sales from food went to the local charity that provides for local terminally ill kids.