October 21, 2021

SWorkz S35-4 rear front lower suspension plate

The latest SWorkz option intensity rear front lower suspension plate for the S35-4 series is made from thicker 7mm T7075 aluminium. It is super strong compared to the original plate and this option package also includes longer 3x16mm screws to give more support for the rear bulkhead. Although It has a thicker built, it is still light and sturdy.

Source: MW RC Cars [mwrccars.at]

October 21, 2021

Team Brood Racing 7075 & magnesium slipper plates

New from Team Brood Racing come two innovative options for one of the most critical components in any off-road competition racing buggy, the slipper clutch. Through strategic design and machining, including multi-axis vent holes, additional heat-sinking capability is achieved. The plate faces feature vented dust channels which allow pad dust to exit the assembly, rather than build up on either the pad or plate, causing an uneven surface and inconsistent operation. Additionally, the slipper plates are available in two materials each with its own unique coating. The 7075 aluminium version is hard anodised, and are perfect for the modified and drag racing class drivers looking to save weight as well as realise the cooling, and hardness benefits that 7075 aluminium offers. Even though 7075 is heavier than the 6061 aluminium that most OEM slipper plates are made from, the Team Brood Racing aluminium slipper plates are 0.1 – 0.3 grams lighter due to the design. The Magnesium version is crafted in elegance from AZ61 magnesium and MAO coated for increased thermal resistance and surface hardness. These are targeted for the stock class racer looking for big weight savings in rotating mass, but without the poor driving feel of a slipper eliminator. These are not only limited to stock racing however, and have shown to provide excellent cooling with less fade, especially in the modified off-road classes. Even drag racers looking to shave every bit of weight from their drivetrain will benefit, as each plate is one gram each lighter than an OEM 6061 aluminium plate. Available for both the TLR 22 and B6 platforms.

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October 20, 2021

Redcat Kaiju EXT 6S monster truck

Redcat has taken the popular 1:8 scale Kaiju monster truck and extended its wheelbase, along with some additional changes. These changes include new belted tires, motor heatsink with fan, new motor mount, metal servo horn, rear wing, and a body that comes in white or copper. The EXT has a new and longer chassis which brings the wheelbase to 360mm. This gives the Kaiju EXT an additional 51mm of wheelbase over the original version which was an incredibly fun truck to drive, especially while using a 6S LiPo to perform standing backflips and pull wheelies at almost any speed. Don’t let the extended wheelbase fool you, the EXT is fully capable of the same backflips and even longer wheelies due to its added stability.

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October 20, 2021

JConcepts ReHab tires in silver compound

JConcepts have made their popular ReHab 1/8th buggy tire available in silver compound for indoor clay surfaces. The ReHab design revolves around the centre structure which has medium sized, dense lugs arranged in a stacked configuration. The lugs have strategically placed cuts and grooves to allow flex in dusty conditions to perform even if the track is deteriorating in a long main. The outer portion of the tread fits together like building blocks, with shapes placed together that nest well but also work together to flex laterally to provide steadfast side-bite. The tread tapers off cleanly to the outer side-wall giving a smooth transition during hard cornering.

Source: JConcepts [jconcepts.net]

October 19, 2021

Tekno RC adjustable Ackerman spindles & wheel hubs

Tekno RC have announced the release of six new option parts to further enhance the performance of your favourite 1/8 scale Tekno RC vehicle starting with these new adjustable Ackerman spindles. They have two important features, they provide the ability to adjust the Ackerman by using different length spindle arms and also have less incline angle for increased steering response. When these spindles are combined with a longer camber link length, front-end stability is improved while boosting overall responsiveness. Then by selecting different spindle arms, you can adjust the corner entry, middle, or exit aggressiveness to your liking. Also new are spindle arms that help fine-tune corner entry, middle, and exit steering response to your liking. Finally, new CNC machined aluminium wheel hubs offer a +3/+4mm offset and are lightened and anodised in the same gunmetal colour used on many of their parts. They are intended to be used on the ET48 2.0 and NT48 2.0 Truggies, however, they can also be used on all of our 1/8th scale platforms with no modifications required.

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October 19, 2021

JConcepts Rustler & Stampede Super Dish wheel

JConcepts is bringing the Super Dish wheel to the line-up available in bright white and gloss black colours for racers wanting the retro look while being distinct in appearance. Available for the Traxxas Rustler & Stampede, the 2.2” size is compatible with a huge assortment of JConcepts stadium truck tires and all other brands on the market. The wheels are injection moulded in durable material and designed for reliable use on the track or in bashing sessions. The 2.2” bead areas are already scuffed for better glue adhesion and pre-vented in two places for air escape and proper breathing once glued and mounted to tires are added. At the base of the ‘super dish’ are recessed sections for weight removal and identifiable looks while on the back, the inner ribs provide the support in an array pattern and nipped and rounded in the proper areas. The 12mm hex area is recessed to support standard hexes and chamfered on the leading edge for easy on and off cycles.

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October 19, 2021

JConcepts F2 body mount adaptor & nose piece

To mount the JConcepts F2 1/8th truck body, a carbon fibre adaptor is needed along with either the Team Associated body mounts or Mugen versions to place the front of the body in the correct position. For each truck JConcepts has had a specific adaptor produced in carbon fibre which bolts directly to the stock tower and once adding the body mount, provides a custom fit and beautiful finish. There are several adaptors available for vehicles including the RC8T3.2, MBX8T, 8ight-XT, HB D8T Evo and Tekno NT48 2.0. JConcepts also has a replaceable front nosepiece for the F2 truck body for racers wanting to re-build or freshen up. The polycarbonate piece is identical to the F2 item included with the original body and mounts in the same manner. One piece is included in each package and protective film on the part will need to be peeled off after paint and detail performed by the user.

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October 18, 2021

JConcepts Mono front wheel for 22X-4, B74.1 & XB4

With the recent compatibility of 4wd off-road buggies, JConcepts stepped up and created a purpose designed wheel for a popular selection of vehicles. JConcepts Mono 2.2” wheels are designed in the popular dish style and available in bright white and fluorescent yellow. The new Mono wheel is a direct fit for TLR 22X-4, B74.1, and Xray XB4 vehicles making the stock of a certain wheel a little more convenient. The new Mono wheels are the maximum size allowed under ROAR rules and make a statement with their large appearance, slight convex dish shaped design and superior inner rib design. The wheels incorporate an outer glue catch that resists excess glue from running down the wheel face during the gluing process. JConcepts wheels are manufactured using advanced techniques to ensure trueness and durability and are branded with the small JC logo for brand identification and authenticity.

Source: JConcepts [jconcepts.net]