Coming from T-Works and made for Xray’s 2020 XB2C and XB2D buggies are new titanium ball end and UFO head screw sets. The sets are specific to each buggy and due to being made of lightweight yet durable 64 grade titanium alloy they help to reduce overall weight, add corrosion resistance and visual impact compared to the standard steel hardware.
Coming from Tamiya is a ball differential set for their popular Buggy Champ, Sand Scorcher and Fighting Buggy re-release vintage kits. The set allows to create a diff with limited slip characteristics which will improve overall handling and traction while the high-quality construction with a metal diff gear, 1150 thrust bearing and metal outdrives ensures high durability. The diff is externally adjustable and will hit stores soon.
Team Magic have introduced a new stainless steel chassis guard for their B8ER, B8JR and Seth series vehicles. CNC-machined from high-quality material the chassis guards adds protection and cool looks with its machined slots and laser-engraved logo. The skid plate is usable on the front and rear of the chassis and it is available now.
Coming soon from Mugen Seiki USA is a kit that allows to convert the Mugen MRX6R into the World Championship winning MRX6X. This kit includes all the new parts specifically designed for the 6X. All parts will directly mount to the 6R. Mugen have also included a new 0.8 pinion gear tool so owners can tighten up the new fine pitch pinions without gauging up the gears. Included are also new rear lower arms, front upper arms and steering knuckles as well as driveshafts, arm mounts and many more.
Xtra Speed are busy adding more crawler and trail truck optionals to their line up. The latest is an aluminium axle housing for the Tamiya CR01. The part is made of quality aluminium and it was designed to replace the standard plastic front and rear axle housing, offering increased durability and stability while adding precision and cool looks. The part accepts the standard axles and gears and it will hit stores soon.
Following a first teaser image, Reds Racing have now officially unveiled their new V8 Gen3 1/8th scale electric brushless motor. Over a year’s time worth of development has gone into the V8 line to make it a smooth, durable power plant for drivers and enthusiasts around the world. The Gen3 motor was specifically designed to provide exceptional power, superior smoothness and control in combination with high efficiency and low temperature operation. Coming with a highly finned CNC-machined aluminium can, the Gen3 V8 motor promises a very low temperature build-up in every condition ensuring exceptional reliability. Capable of both sensored and sensorless operation, the new line is ideal for all high speed buggy and truggy applications and the motor comes in 1900KV or 2100KV variants.
Bezerk from Australia have introduced two new LCG carbon fibre shock towers for the Team Associated B74 buggy. They allow to lower the car’s centre of gravity by lowering the shock towers and bodies and still keep the correct travel range. Compared to a setup with kit towers, owners need to make the following changes: They need to use short eyelets, these are 2mm shorter, reduce the shaft length by 2mm – Australian electric off-road wizard Ray Munday, who thoroughly tested the new setup, went for 25-23mm at the front, and 30-28mm at the rear – and eliminate 2mm of external limiters, going from 3mm to 1mm at the front, and 2mm to zero millimetre at the rear. Ray also recommends using the longer front spring cup to avoid interference with the arm. Testing has found the towers increase steering response and keep the car feeling more stable in bumpy corners. The mid camberlink length has also been the choice of local racers. The front tower is available machined from 5mm and 4mm carbon fibre with the rear variant coming as 4mm part.
Picco have released a first teaser image for of their forthcoming new nitro engine. The overall appearance of the engine indicates that it is very likely of .21 size, however it is hard to tell whether it is an off-road or on-road power plant with the size of the cooling head leaves us guessing towards a new on-road motor. Nevertheless, we will be bringing you more details as they surface.