Yeah Racing have announced the release of their 100mm Desert Lizard piggyback shock absorbers for trail trucks and crawlers. The internal spring scale shocks come pre-assembled for easy upgrading of any current rig. They feature a double O-ring sealing cartridge which increases the lifespan of the O-rings inside the shock and in this version of piggyback shock, the compression and rebound is further controlled by the piggyback. Hardware required to install the shocks is included and they are available in red or black colour.
Traxxas have introduced their new Hoss 4×4 VLX ready-to-run monster truck that closes the gap between the Rustler 4×4 and the Maxx. The vehicle allows to unleash extreme monster truck action thanks to its huge Velineon 540XL motor that delivers a massive torque punch to wheelie on command, and then keeps pouring on the thrust for a 96+ km/h top speed. The Torque Biasing Center Drive and heavy-duty shaft-driven 4WD system transfers maximum power to the ultra-aggressive Sledgehammer tyres. The truck is built to absolutely shred any terrain, from dirt and sand to mud and snow thanks to a long-travel suspension, tub chassis construction, and water-proof electronic gear. Body reinforcements support the body from the inside while outer reinforcements enhance the aggressive look. The truck includes the TQi 2.4GHz radio system that supports Traxxas Link, allowing to adjust a range of setting on the fly and view real-time telemetry with optional accessories.
Coming from Losi is their new Lasernut U4 1/10th scale 4WD ready-to-run rock racer. The TEN 4WD platform is recognized all over the world as the personification of strength and durability. The Losi Lasernut with Spektrum Smart builds on the TEN design and adds items rock racers demand such as aluminium shocks, sway bars and adjustable turnbuckles. Plus, it includes a full metric hardware package for worldwide compatibility. The Lasernut is currently the only complete Unlimited U4 FIS (Full Independent Suspension) racer on the market featuring all the technological advances drivers demand including the Spektrum Smart 130A brushless ESC and Spektrum 4-Pole 1900kv 550 motor providing greater efficiency improving run times with increased power. The ESC is waterproof, completely programmable and comes pre-wired with a high-current IC5 connector. Drivers stay in control with a DX3 transmitter, a Spektrum AVC receiver with steering priority, and an officially-licensed Lasernut race-inspired scale U4RC body/roll cage with two different graphics and colour variations. Working together with BF Goodrich Tires, the Lasernut U4 has a scaled down M/T tyres that have an aggressive tread pattern that handles any terrain.
The Silent Speed brushed motor by JConcepts is the perfect complement to monster truck racers looking to race sport-mod or scale/trail drivers looking for drive-able and rebuild-able power. One of the best aspects of brushed power is the ability to perform on a budget while performing at a high-level. The 17-turn Silent Speed motor, with dual ball-bearings, adjustable timing can be torn-down, cleaned and re-brushed at any moment for consistent performance. The item is packaged into a handy cylinder giving it a retro vibe of how things were done in the golden age of brushed motors and cushioned at the bottom with a hard density foam so the motor always rests in peace. Also included, an instructional sheet for regular maintenance of the equipment and how, when, and where to go for updates, options, and rebuilding items. The Silent Speed motor works well in single motor applications like Axial, Element and a variety of scale and monster truck vehicles using a 540 can based motor.
Yeah Racing have announced the release of their new stainless steel diff protectors and skid plates for the Axial SCX10 III and SCX24 trail trucks. Starting with the SCX10 III related parts, new are front and rear differential protectors that better protect the rig from harsh landings and/or hitting rocks whilst crawling. The pre-bend plates are a direct fit to the front and rear axles and they come as pairs.
Coming from Hobbywing is their new QuicRun Fusion BL integrated speed controller 540-class motor for crawlers and trail trucks. The system combines a powerful 540-class brushless motor and with a multi-functional speed controller system in a single housing, ensuring a low weight and compact design. A selectable, intelligent torque and RPM control system maintains the torque and RPM level of the vehicle uphill, downhill, under load and in virtually every other condition, making vehicle control a lot simpler even in challenging terrains. The FOC Field-oriented Control system provided exceptional low-speed torque and control while ensuring super-silent motor action. In addition the system is IP-67 water and dust-proof for go-everywhere capabilities. Drag and parking brake functions as well as an electronic switch add to the impressive features list. The motor and speedo system is usable for most 1/10th scale crawlers and trail truck that accept 64mm long 36mm diameter motors and it is available in 1200kV and 1800kV variants.
Made for the Axial SCX10 III trail truck are new aluminium rear shock plates from Samix. The parts are machined from high-quality alloy, they feature multiple shock mounting locations, and come in a total of three colours including silver, green and black. Laser-engraved logos makes the shock plates stand out and using them will improve suspension efficiency due to offering greater rigidity.
Coming from Yeah Racing and made for the Tamiya CC02 chassis are several new option parts. First up is a set of aluminium steering knuckles that replace the standard plastic parts. The machined aluminium construction will greatly improve rigidity and precision for improved suspension efficiency and durability. The steering knuckles are available in black or blue colour. Also new are hardened steel G45 rear axle shafts for the CC02. Using them will improve the durability of the drivetrain when running stronger motors or when tackling challenging terrain.