JConcepts are busy adding more Team Associated B74 optionals to their line-up with the latest being the blue aluminium motor and diff mount set. The set is machined in high-grade aluminium and anodised blue for top-notch looks. The option part aligns and drops under the centre diff/slipper and attaches to the chassis using the stock hardware. The mount attaches to the motor with the stock hardware and stays with the motor during installation and routine in and out procedures. Once the motor is slid into the diff mount, the rigid assembly and lightweight construction of the mount is a perfect complement to the B74. The section can be topped off with JConcepts’ optional centre bulkhead top-plate for a robust assembly.
Coming soon from Traxxas are their new 1969 and 1972 Classic Chevrolet Blazer body shells for the TRX-4 trail truck. Fans of early off-road sheet metal will instantly recognise these Chevrolet Blazer bodies. Traxxas combines the classic style of the Chevrolet Blazer and the off-road capability of the TRX-4 for these highly detailed RC replica bodies. The 1969 Blazer body captures the perfect blend of classic style and modern performance. This resto-mod body is blacked-out with bright chrome accents for maximum impact. Special LS3 decals let everyone know there’s some extra muscle under the hood and available 8-hole mag wheels complete the look.
Coming from RCLyfe is their new carbon fibre steering post wrench for the TLR 22 series 2WD buggies and trucks. The 1mm thick wrench is designed to hold the steering post in place when removing the top bulkhead on the 22, preventing it from spinning and loosening up. The wrench will work on all 22 vehicles with the steering rack such as the 22 3.0 to 5.0, the 22T 3.0 and 4.0 as well as the 22SCT 3.0.
Tekno RC have announced the release of their new BLOK 21bM engine as well as an extensive parts line for their engines. Intended for buggies but also well suited for truggies, the BLOK 21bM engine provides the smooth, linear power band and excellent fuel mileage required at the highest levels of competition. The bottom-end starts out incredibly smooth, then pulls through the mid and high end to give you the extra grunt to hit that short take-off and additional acceleration for the straightaway. Features include a long-stroke piston and sleeve design, DLC coated silicone-filled crankshaft, laser-etched low profile cooling head, blue 6.0 and 6.5mm venturi, plus all components are interchangeable with the popular 21aP. It comes paired with the 21J carburettor which is widely regarded to be the gold standard due to its tunability and consistency over wide-ranging temperatures and humidity. In addition to the new 21bM power plant Tekno RC are now able to provide all spare parts that drivers might need for their engine.
The Revelation Raceway of Montclair, California hosted their June club race last weekend, attracting 65 entries in total. In the 1/8th E-Buggy class it was Daniel Blalock with the overall TQ and he also came out in swing in the single 10-minute A-main event, leaving behind 6th place qualifier, Eric Sypherd in 2nd, some 26 seconds behind. 5th place qualifier, Tony Bhusakaew came in 3rd overall to round out the top 3.
Round 2 of the Southern Off Road Series was held S&B RC Speedway in Piedmont, South Carolina last weekend. The event attracted nearly 300 entries and in Pro Nitro Buggy it was HB Racing’s Cole Ogden with the overall TQ after winning both qualifying rounds and he also walked away with the win in the main final, leaving behind the Team Associated duo of Evan Vail in 2nd and Brandon Melton in 3rd.
Vision Racing have introduced their new range of high performance greases and lubes. First up is the Gear Grease, a synthetic lubricant that reduces drivetrain friction and noises. Also new is the MX Bearing Grease, a synthetic lube that provides long lasting performance for smooth operation of highly stressed ball bearings. Last but not least comes the synthetic O-ring Grease that provides protection for both shock and differential O-rings. It will ensure smooth shock and diff action. All lubes come in handy containers for easy storage and application.
Coming soon from Pro-Line is their new medium hardness open cell foam tyre insert for 2.2” rear off-road tyres. The foam is ideal for carpet racers who are pushing the limits of their carpet tyres and need more support than the stock foams provide. For modified buggy racers running Pro-Line’s soft Z4 carpet compound tyres, the new foam will provide increased sidewall support and consistently for faster lap times. The tyre inserts come in pairs.