Traxxas have introduced their new deep-terrain treads for the TRX-4 Traxx system that extend the all-terrain abilities of Traxx-equipped vehicles to extreme surface conditions like deep snow, sand, and mud. The purposefully-engineered treads dig deep and pack into loose surfaces for maximum bite to power through the most challenging conditions. The wide contact patch provides additional flotation to keep your Traxx-equipped model running strong on top of loose surfaces.
Vision Racing Products are busy adding more XV3 shock pistons to their ever growing range with the latest offerings being made especially for the PR Racing line of vehicles. Available as Black Flat and EU version white variants, the pistons come complete with the transition valve pre-installed. The rebound booster hole has been precision drilled to the exact size VRP’s testing found to be the best all around setting. This yields excellent results that are proven on a variety of track surfaces; from rough, blown out tracks, to smooth, indoor clay. The difference between the Black Flat and the EU White pistons is the return rate. The return hole in the EU is smaller then the Black and gives less rebound. This matches up better for higher grip surfaces like carpet and turf. The pistons are available as 2-hole 1.5, 1.6, and 1.7 standard and “EU Version” variants from now on.
Following a teaser for their forthcoming new XB8 2020 1/8th nitro buggy kit Xray now also announce the soon release of its electric-powered sibling. The XB8E 2020 will break cover soon and we bring you more details as they surface.
Hobbytech have introduced their new Spirit NXTE RR20 1/8th scale electric buggy competition kit. The vehicle builds on a 4mm 7075-T6 aluminium chassis and it features a front pivot ball suspension with reinforced suspension balls, large big bore shock absorbers with threaded aluminium shock bodies, aluminium upper caps and spring retainers, as well as carbon fibre shock towers with protective aluminium covers. The drivetrain utilises hardened steel components for durability, front and rear universal driveshafts for an efficient power supply and a 2-piece motor mount for sturdy and reliable motor mounting. Other features include aluminium steering components, a carbon fibre ESC mounting plate and a large battery tray that accepts either a single 4S or dual 2S LiPo packs. The kit is rounded out by a clear polycarbonate cab forward body shell.
SWorkz have released a first teaser for their forthcoming new S35-4 1/8th scale nitro off-road buggy. No official details about the specification of SWorkz’s latest incarnation of their popular S35 platform are available yet but we keep you posted on the progress.
Team Shepherd have released their new-for-2020 black sweaters. The trendy high-quality seaters are made from a 50 percent cotton and 50 percent polyester mix and they sport the latest multi-colour Shepherd ramhead print on front while the rear sports an updated team logo. The sweaters are available in adult S to 4XL sizes from now on.
Yeah Racing have introduced their new Rapid Performance conversion kit for the Tamiya TT-01 and TT-01E entry-level touring cars. The Rapid Performance upgrade will significantly improve the handling of the stock Tamiya TT-01 as it ups the car’s stability, allowing it to run smoother on different surfaces. An aluminium main drive shaft replaces the standard moulded plastic drive shaft for better handling the extra power of modern day brushless systems while also ensuring more direct acceleration. The aluminium upper arm set is equipped with adjustable camber which enhances the response of car and it allows for more precise cornering. The included threaded aluminium body DSG shock absorbers further enhance handling. Other parts includes are alloy lower arms, an aluminium steering rack, metal diff outdrives, alloy driveshafts, alloy suspension mounts and front and rear hubs. The set is available in blue or red anodising.
Coming from Yokomo and made for their YD-2 series aluminium and composite upper and lower front A-arms are aluminium rod end adapters. Machined from high-grade aluminium and coming hard-anodised for surface protection, the adapters are direct replacements for the standard steel parts and they are made to reduce the weight of the front suspension which can lead to improved steering characteristics in certain track conditions. The adapters are available as 20mm and 23mm upper arm variants and as 27mm and 30mm lower arm parts, the latter being laser-etched with track width markings to make setup easier.