Carisma Racing have announced the release of a chassis-only Pro version of their successful CRF-1 formula pan car. A winner right out of the box the car took the TQ and win at the opening round of the 2020 BRCA Formula nationals and it includes a full set of team-suggested option parts as standard, allowing the racer to then choose the body type, the correct wheels and tyres for the tracks they race on, and their choice of electrics. The no compromise kit includes the CRF-1 Team Spec carbon fibre race chassis kit, a full CR optional spring set, a race-spec ball diff as well as a front anti-roll bar set. Not included are the body, wings, wheels, tyres and electronics.
Coming from Vigor are new option parts for the popular Awesomatix A800MMX touring car in the form of a multifunctional rear body mount and a carbon fibre front bumper plate. Starting with the rear body mount, the set consists of a machined carbon fibre plate that allows a traditional vertical body post position, owners can add horizontal posts to make for anti-tuck capabilities, ensuring the body stays in its position during a crash from behind and in addition the mount also allows to run horizontal posts exclusively in order to lower the overall centre of gravity. The set contains all needed mounting hardware and two types of body posts.
TLR have announced the signing of US personality, Thomas Tran for the role of their team manager. Thomas is well known in the industry for many years now, having handled the race report duties over at JConcepts until recently while also having stints with Red RC and other news outlets before. His new role is starting immediately and Thomas has the following to say about the deal:
Hello everyone. For those who have followed my RC journey from the beginning, I want to say thank you for your support and belief. I’ve always tried to surround myself with awesome people to learn and grow from and I can’t thank you enough. It’s been a long and interesting climb from freelance, 2wdMod.com, JConcepts and now… the next chapter. I would like to thank Greg Sopa, Todd Hodge, Scott Cramer, Dakotah Phend and everyone at Horizon for this unbelievable opportunity to step in as the TLR team manager. I’ve dreamt about this moment my whole life and can’t explain in words just how excited I am to be a part of TLR. We made it fam!! See you at the track – hopefully soon!
Coming from JConcepts and made for Team Associated’s popular B74 buggy is an aluminium rear hub carrier set. The uprights are precision machined to accept the stock Team Associated hub inserts and also the aluminium camber link mount. One of the highest impact items on the rear of the B74 are the hub carriers and the aluminium material helps maintain correct geometry while showing off some anodised luster. The set contains the hub carriers and two .1 and two .25mm axle shims to tighten the lash between drive axle and bearing once assembled.
The latest release of Xray XB2 2020 series optionals from T-Works includes two ball bearing sets. Specific to the Carpet and Dirt specification kits of Xray’s latest 2WD buggy, the sets include 14 and 16 ball races respectively, with both utilising orange and black colour rubber seals for exceptional protection against dust, dirt and moisture whole the inner metal shields ensure low natural drag for high drivetrain efficiency. Both sets are available from now on.
Ruddog Distribution from Germany have introduced their all-new R2090 and R2100 tuned exhaust pipe sets for 1/8th off-road applications. The R2090 EFRA2089 exhaust was designed to increase bottom end torque, making it ideal for smaller, more technical tracks, when needing to clear jumps or for somewhat heavier off-road truggies. It comes including a 75mm manifold, high-quality silicone gaskets and mounting springs.
Rêve D have introduced their new titanium spur gear screw as part of the SPM Super Precision Machine cut series. Offering high precision and a low weight the shouldered fastener allows for accurate spur gear mounting, less gear wobble and thus a more efficient drivetrain. The screw is usable for many drift and touring cars as well as off-road kits with slipper eliminator direct spur gear hubs and comes in sets of four and it will hit stores in mid-April.
RC Maker have introduced their new GeoCarbon front damper holder tool for the Awesomatix A800 touring cars. The tool fits Awesomatix’s AM08-3 one piece damper mount and it was designed to assist in holding one side of the mount whilst installing the opposite side’s damper assembly. The recess places the holder at the correct height, and also allows to manoeuvre the damper holder forwards and backwards to line the hole up on the other side. Once the other side is installed, simply loosen the screw, slide the tool out and install the damper.