JConcepts have announced their Ellipse 1/8th buggy and truggy tyres are now also available in Blue, Green and Aqua compounds. The Ellipse, named after the center bar built into the tread, is a compliment to successful tyres such as the Dirt Webs and Bar Codes. The “Web” style tyre was built to compete on smooth high-grip indoor and outdoor surfaces which require a finely detailed connected bar pattern. The centre section of the tyre is a home run utilising a diamond “home plate” footprint to provide massive forward bite and increased longevity. The web of extensions are unique and have a directional touch giving the racer the ultimate tune-ability. The buggy tyre fits all standard 1/8th buggy rims while the truggy variant was developed for 1/8th 4.0” truck rims.
Pro-Line have released a first teaser image of their forthcoming all-new Resistor 1/10th buggy tyre. Meant to offer the next level of race performance, the tyre will feature a futuristic directional tread design with each bar positioned and angled for maximum performance. This results in improved side bite compared to the popular positron tyre. Full details will become available in time of the release.
Horizon Hobby have announced the soon release of the new Axial Capra 1.9 Unlimited ready-to-run trail buggy. It builds on the Capra 1.9 Unlimited Builders Kit and is a “new from the ground up” design. Its Currie F9 portal axles provide extra ground clearance at the diff pumpkin for the best crawling performance. With the included Spektrum STX3 3-channel transmitter and DIG transmission, drivers can also switch on the fly between 4WD and FWD — locking the rear axle whenever in need of the tighter turning radius of front drive power. The Capra features a realistic tube chassis design and metal gears everywhere, from the centre transmission to the lockers and portal axles. It rides on real-world inspired Nitto Trail Grappler 1.9 tyres mounted to licensed Raceline 3-piece moulded beadlock wheels. The truck comes factory assembled and including a 540-size 35T brushed motor and Dynamite AE-5L brushed ESC.
Lunsford Racing have introduced their new Retro 4-40 turnbuckle set for the Kyosho Ultima re-release buggy. Machined in the USA from high-quality USA-made Grade 5 titanium the retro turnbuckles will give the re-release Ultima the ultimate vintage feeling while offering highest quality and cool looks. Included in the 6-piece set are front/rear camber and steering link turnbuckles.
Coming from Yokomo’s Racing Performer brand is a new titanium screw set for the YZ-2DTM3 and CAL3 2WD buggy kit. Included are precision-machined cap head and countersunk screws that are made of highest quality titanium for a precise fit, exceptional durability and very high corrosion resistance. The special shape of the cap head screws makes for a cool factory appearance of the cars while offering a greater contact patch for the hex driver at the same time.
Coming soon for the recently announced Losi Mini-T 2.0 is a range of aluminium option parts to increase the performance, durability and appearance of Losi’s latest mini-size ride. The range includes a front pivot block, a bellcrank and drag link set, 0 degree caster blocks, a rear hub set, a rear pivot block set, a front brace set, servo mounts, front camber blocks, rear hex-style adapters, threaded body front and rear shock absorbers as well as front and rear spring sets. Also available, from Horizon Hobby’s Dynamite brand, is a 6000kV motor and ESC 2-in-1 combo that sees the speed controller integrated into the motor case. All parts will become available in time of the Mini-T 2.0 release.
Kyosho have announced the soon release of two new balance weights for the Ultima RB7 buggies. First up is the 28g LDW rear weight that was designed to be mounted under the lowdown gearbox of the RB7 and RB7SS kits. Using the part will shift the weight balance toward the rear, increasing rear traction when running in low to high-grip track conditions. Also coming soon is the 32g battery weight that will slide under the battery, upping the overall weight when using standard or LCG shorty battery packs. The higher weight comes in handy in a variety of track conditions as it can calm down the ride over bumpy parts of a track while countering traction rolling on high-bite surfaces. The weight comes laser-engraved for easy identification and it is usable with both the RB7 and RB7SS.
Coming from T-Works and made for the Mugen MBX8 series of kits are new aluminium suspension mounts. Machined from high-quality 7075-T6 aluminium and coming as F, RF and RF+2 mounts, the suspension hangers sport a black surface coating and machined silver edge details as well as laser-engraved logos and markings for easy identification. The suspension mounts are usable with the standard MBX8 suspension inserts.