Something we missed when we wrote about the new tuned flex chassis from Losi for the 8ight buggy, was the release of the ROAR TQ upgrade for the Losi XXX-NT Adam Drake 2 truck. It offers the winning parts that led the Losi Racing Team to multiple Top Qualifying honors at the last several ROAR Gas Truck Nationals. The upgrade kit recently propelled the XXX-NT AD2 to TQ in all four rounds of qualifying, record the fastest lap, and take the top four spots at the 2008 CRCRC Midwest Nitro Championship. Included in the set is a .125-inch thick, lengthened, black-anodized aluminium chassis and chassis brace, wider front and rear axles with spacers to increase the truck’s overall stability and smoothen steering response and finally, new rear crossbones, couplers and hardware.
Spotted this week on a new track near Milan, Italy was buggy driver Marco Grandesso and Mr. Rossi from Sirio, who were testing the company’s new buggy engine, the BK Evo4 STI. According to our source the new motor looked great on the track with super performance and amazing fuel consumption, this motor was getting 9 and a half minutes on a tank. Red RC will bring more news about Sirio’s complete engine new line up on Monday, until then you can view more pictures of the new BK Evo4 STI.
Xray are reporting on the 2008 18th Scale Indoor Off-road Race of Champions that were held last Sunday at RC Madness in Enfield CT. This was the third year that this warm up race for the 18th Scale Off-road Nationals was held and attendance at the race was good with approximately 80 entries. Three rounds of qualifiers were run and then the mains and it was Zack Barry that finished the qualifiers with the TQ in all three classes entered, he also won every qualifier that he ran. Zack went on to win the A-mains in all 3 classes, winning by 2 full laps in each race.
Shown for the first time at last years toy fair in Nuremberg, a year later the Rush 2 from Piktor has finally gone on sale. This unique looking 1/8th scale buggy, which was a finalist at last years Euros, features low CG suspension configuration and lay down dampers which achieve high stability on bumpy tracks, precision on fast parts of tracks, fantastic grip on corners and perfect handling on the big jumps. The Rush 2 is easy to set-up because it can adapt to all types of tracks and all types of surfaces.
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Losi have announced the release of this Tuned Flex Technology Chassis for their popular 8ight Buggy. Milled at exact points to give more flex to the chassis while not sacrificing chassis flex at the gear mesh, the tuned flex technology offers greatly improved overall traction and stability on all track surfaces and has been vigorously tested worldwide by Losi drivers Adam Drake, Mike Truhe and Yannick Aigoin.
The Venom Group have released their Voltage Forty-Fives, a high performance 1/8th scale buggy race tire. Featuring a wide 45mm contact patch and an asymmetrical 45 degree outside pin row design that allows you to tune your buggy for optimal traction depending on how the tire is mounted onto the wheel. The molded 45 degree pins save you countless hours of prep time usually spent trimming square pins to tune the tires. Designed with chassis geometry in mind, the tapered anti-ballooning rib design keys into the included Venom Griplox molded foam inserts for quicker steering response, sure footed traction and an enhanced feel. The signature “V” sidewall ribbing increases lateral support under extreme conditions while the tread pattern provides maximum forward bite on a wide variety of surfaces.
Team Exotek have released this rather nice 3 piece gear cover set for their Tek18 chassis. Made from lightweight aluminium the cover also doubles as a motor heat sink but mainly helps keep stones and other debris from getting into the gears and damaging them. Available in 3 different colors, red, blue and black, to match your chassis.
JConcepts have announced the March release of their Goose Bumps tires in both blue and yellow compound for use on truggies. The totally unique step pin and bar lug design combined with sticky compounds allow even greater control on slightly loamy and wet conditions. Designed for maximum performance when new or used as the design allows even wear all the way down to the tire body and once the driver wears through the initial pin, a bar follows to maximize potential on aggressive surfaces.