June 12, 2008

Jaad Racing Cyclone pivot blocks

Jaad Racing Cyclone pivot blocks

Jaad Racing have just released these optional pivot blocks for the Hot Bodies Cyclone. Available in + and – 0.5 degrees for the FR and RR pivot blocks, and a 3.5 degree front or rear pivot block, the user can achieve 3.0 degrees toe. Through their testing they found that wider pivot blocks make the car stiffer, and narrower blocks makes the car roll more, hence as a general rule wider blocks are used on the rear or narrower in the front when more steering is needed. All blocks are made from 7075 aluminium and have been purple anodised. Available now.

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June 6, 2008

Kyosho Evolva M3 Alu Suspension Mounts

Kyosho Evolva M3 Alu Suspension Mounts

Kyosho have released optional aluminium front suspension mounts for the Evolva M3 1/8 on-road racer, which strengthen the front suspension assembly and improve durability. The machined aluminium mounts are packaged with woven graphite 0.5mm and 1.0mm shims that are used to adjust front suspension geometry, plus all the hardware that’s needed to install the mounts.

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June 5, 2008

Team Associated TC5 Performance parts

Team Associated TC5 Performance parts

Team Associated have released a number of new performance parts for their TC5 electric touring car. Starting with this new Slipper spool kit which has been developed to help minimize damage to the CVA bone blade under high load conditions, such as hard impacts and large bumps. New for that spool kit are some new slipper pool pads, sold in a pair they are a direct replacement for the standard parts. Finally for the TC5, there is this bearing cam holder set that allows for more adjustment in the belt tension, specifically when a looser tension setting is required.

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June 4, 2008

Exotek TC5 Lowered layshaft set

Exotek TC5 Lowered layshaft bearing caps

Exotek Racing have released these fibre reinforced nylon bearing caps for the Associated TC5 touring car to loosen the front and rear belts. By lowering the layshaft 1.25mm, the tension on the belts is lessened, freeing up your drive train without the need to buy expensive after market belts. The added benefits are more diff pulley cam setting that you are able to use as well as lowered center of gravity.

Source: Exotek [exotekracing.com]


June 4, 2008

JACO Prism 1.5 & Rubberz on Prism

JACO Prism 1.5 & Rubberz on Prism

JACO have announced that their Rubberz line of pre mounted rubber sedan tires now come glued on the company’s new Prism wheel. This new wheel has been designed to specifically suit rubber tires with just the right amount of flex for superior traction and durability. Also new from JACO is the release of pre mounted Nitro Shoes to their new Prism 1.5 wheel. Featuring a 1.5 degree taper, the wheel has a smaller inner edge diameter which matches the camber used on most nitro touring cars and so ensures an even depth of foam accross the surface. JACO claim these new lightweight wheels offer a longer tire life, increased traction, improved forward bite and more consistent performance.

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June 3, 2008

Xray T2’008 Composite diff delayed

Xray T2′008 Composite diff announcement

Xray have announced that due to unprecedented demands on their moulding department, the originally planned composite differential for the Xray T2’008 will be delayed with no time schedule. Xray will continue to include the aluminium differential in the kit as well as offer it as a spare part.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]


June 2, 2008

Hot Bodies Cyclone TC parts

Hot Bodies Cyclone TC parts

Following the release of the Cyclone TC, which we showed you back in March, Hot Bodies have released the standard TC parts as option parts for the other Cyclone’s in the range. The front and rear bulkheads, as well as the middle block and motor mount are now available and are all purple anodised with the main difference being aesthetic, no longer featuring a chamfered edge. For performance improvements there are the new shock bodies for smoother shock action, while new front and rear graphite wishbones give an extra lower shock mount. Finally, there is the Cyclone TC sway bar holder that includes everything you need to upgrade to this new system with the exception of the anti-roll bar.

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May 30, 2008

Atomic RC High Grip Formula tires

Atomic RC High Grip Formula tires

Atomic RC have released these new High Grip Formula tires for use on Mini-Z chassis’. Featuring a radial tread pattern, this helps gain more rear grip under acceleration, while swapping the tires to have the tread pattern the opposite direction will give the car a different feeling. Available in 2 high grip models, silicone rubber and normal rubber, these tires have been extensively tested, and work best on carpet and RCP surfaces respectively.

Source: Atomic RC [rcatomic.com]