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November 21, 2017

JConcepts rubber bump stops for monster trucks

JConcepts have released an 8-piece set of rubber bump stops for the suspension of monster trucks. In the world of RC monster trucks, its all about suspension travel. Drivers jockey for improved suspension with unique setups, conversions and shock combinations. The position of the shocks have a huge affect on performance and while more travel can help, sometimes a cushion or soft stop at the end can really smooth out the ride. JConcepts now offers a rubber bump stop which works with any combination of 3 and 3.5mm shock shaft diameters. The stop is T-shaped in design which allows the builder to place the large diameter end where more support is needed. With a solid axle beast, sometimes it is necessary to limit the up-stroke of the shock to prevent chassis, body or tyre damage. The shape also allows cushion and some fold under high impact situations as an additional benefit. The stops are 10mm in length but can be trimmed to any desired length or to suit a specific purpose. 8 pieces are included per package which is handy for outfitting multiple trucks or one truck with additional shocks.

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November 21, 2017

BMT 701 rear aluminium dog bone driveshafts

BMT have introduced new rear aluminium driveshaft dog bones for the 701 1/10th nitro on-road car. They are machined from high-quality alloy and come hard anodised for wear. The driveshafts weigh in at 3.4g each versus 5.5g for the original steel parts, scrubbing rotational mass for improved acceleration and brake performance.

Source: BMT [bmt-team.com]


November 21, 2017

RDRP B64 carbon/aluminium centre bulkhead cover

Made for the Team Associated B64 series of 1/10th 4WD buggies is RDRP’s new carbon and aluminium centre bulkhead cover. It replaces the standard composite part with a more rigid and also way cooler looking assembly that adds to the overall appearance of the buggy while also reinforcing the motor mount and centre bulkhead area for increased drivetrain efficiency. The assembly is constructed from high-quality carbon fibre and anodised aluminium, it is available in black or blue colour and fits both the B64 and B64D kits.

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November 21, 2017

Wynn & Schafer win at FSEARA On-road Series Rd3

Race 3 of the FSEARA On-road Series was hosted by Village Raceway in Royal Palm Beach, Florida over the weekend. The track was extremely high-speed, high traction, and slightly bumpy, which proved to be a tricky combination for most of the racers. Paul Wynn went on to TQ all three rounds of qualifying and lead wire to wire to take the win in the prestigious Pro Mod class. While privateer racer Troy Schafer TQ’d round one of qualifying in the Expert 17.5 Stock class. Troy had to settle for P3 on the grid after three rounds and in the A-main he had a small mistake on lap one that dropped him back to fourth, but he put his head down and quickly ran down the top three with the fastest laps of the race to go on to take the win.

Source: JConcepts [jconcepts.net]


November 21, 2017

Christian Toic successful at Mayhem Race

Full Throttle RC Park in Green Island, New York recently held their annual Mayhem Race. In the 4WD Modified A-main Aaron Kothman (TLR) and Christian Toic (Team Associated) had a battle for the lead while Mark Sousa (Xray), coming from 4th on the grid, quickly moved up to 3rd. Later Aaron made a mistake and Mark was able to get into second and was three seconds behind Christian. Mark and Aaron had another little battle until Kothman made a mistake and Sousa was able to come across in 2nd behind Christian Toic as Aaron rounded out the podium.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]


November 21, 2017

Speedzone 5000mAh & 4000mAh 2S shorty LiPo packs

Speedzone have expanded their range of high-performance competition LiPo battery packs by a 5000mAh and a 4000mAh variant. The standard voltage packs are built from 120C cells with the 5000mAh variant, weighing in at 216g, being best suited for modified applications while the slightly lighter 4000mAh pack, weighing 208g, excels in stock motor categories. Both sport shorty-standard 96x47x25mm dimensions and they use 5mm bullet-style connectors.

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November 21, 2017

Xray XB4’18 low central aluminium bulkhead

Xray have introduced a low centre of gravity central aluminium bulkhead for the XB4’18 1/10th 4WD buggy. A direct replacement for the standard composite part, the item greatly increases the overall rigidity of the centre bulkhead area while offering greater reliability and a longer life. The bulkhead comes in the “low” specification needed for the 2018 variant of Xray’s successful XB4 platform and it sports a black surface treatment for wear and looks.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]


November 21, 2017

Yeah Racing release T4’18 high weave carbon fibre parts

Coming from Yeah Racing and made for the 2018 variant of Xray’s T4 touring car are several carbon fibre parts. Available are 2.25mm and 2.0mm main chassis plates, 2.0mm or 1.6mm top decks as well as front and rear carbon fibre shock towers all of which are made of high weave carbon that offers high stability for less deformation during high speed cornering. However, the thinner 2.0mm chassis and 1.6mm top deck are best suited for lower grip conditions as they are slightly softer compared to the 2.25mm chassis and 2.0mm upper deck. All parts are available separately and they can be used in either combination.

View the other parts here