T-Works have introduced their new carbon fibre electronics mounting plate for the TLR 22X-4 buggy. Machined from high-quality material the plate attaches to the buggy’s aluminium chassis using two screws, a pair of shims and low-profile nuts, allowing for more secure mounting and also easier removal – for cleaning to maintenance purposes – of the speed controller and its capacitor.
Exotek have announced the release of new titanium rear CVA axles for the TLR 22 buggies as well as carbon fibre body mount plates for the TLR 22, Kyosho RB7, Team Associated B6 and Xray XB2 buggies. Starting with the titanium rear axles, the parts are of super light weight and usable with all 1.0 to 5.0 buggies, however they do not fit the 5.0 Elite VHA axles and hubs. The axle shafts reduce the weight and rotating mass of the driveline for quicker acceleration and they are recommended for drag racing only.
New from Reedy are steel under-battery weight sets for both shorty and stick configurations. These weights are the ideal solution for meeting minimum weight requirements, equalising left/right weight distribution, and/or lower the vehicle’s centre of gravity for improved handling. Each set is precision cut from steel with the weight value laser etched onto each piece along with the world-famous Reedy logo. Each set contains three weight options, which can be used individually or combined to achieve the desired result.
Auto Model Racing from Japan have introduced their new tyre bags that are ideal to store and carry up to ten full sets of 1/8th off-road tyres, spares and many more. The bags have a footprint of about 61x27cm and they feature lightweight inner plastic reinforcements to ensure good stability even when not fully loaded. Made from a strong fabric the bags also feature a handle and a carrying belt and they are available in black or red colour.
Yeah Racing have released new brass wheel hex adapters for the Axial SCX10 III and Capra trail truck kits. The adapters are machined from heavy brass material and using them will increase wheel load, ensuring improved overall traction for better climbing and descending performance in steep terrain. The set includes four adapters that fit both the SCX10 III and Capra vehicles.
Coming from Xtra Speed and made for their XS01 and XS02 trail truck as well as many other scale rigs are pre-built 90mm shock absorbers. Constructed from aluminium and coming with threaded shock bodies, dual-stage springs and a stealthy black surface coating, the shocks are factory assembled and just need to be filled with the preferred shock fluid. The dampers fit Xtra Speed’s own XS series of trucks or any other trail rigs that use 90mm long shock absorbers.
Due to the ongoing World-wide Corona pandemic, the EFRA has announced the cancellation of all European Championships for 2020. This means that, following the cancellations of the 1/10th 200mm Nitro Touring, Large Scale On-road and Off-road, was well as the Nitro Buggy and IC Track Euros, also the 2020 40+ IC Track and 40+ 1/8th Off-road events will not take place this year. Full information about the situation can be found on the EFRA website here.
Coming from Japanese brand G-Style is their new Grand Slam 7.6V 4200mAh shorty LiHV battery pack. Building on the 2019 all-Japan Championship winning battery, the 2020 variant is constructed using new high-performance 150C LiHV cells that will make for an even lower internal resistance while keeping the discharge curve flatter throughout the race. The pack measures 93×46-5×18.3mm, it weighs in at 155g and it makes use of 4mm bullet-type connectors.