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AVID B6.1/YZ-2 Triad direct drive & carbon parts

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AVID have introduced new Triad direct drive for the Team Associated B6.1/D and the Yokomo YZ-2 and carbon fibre parts for the B6.1/D, T6.1, and SC6.1. First up is the Triad direct drive allowing stock racers to remove the entire clutch assembly for conditions where the driver feels having less rotating mass and zero slip except from the differential is beneficial.This system is the lightest direct drive unit available today for the B6.1 coming in at 8.6g (72t), just beating out the AE direct drive at 8.8g (72t). But with the AVID Triad direct drive you get to run the full-width topshaft gear (no more stripped idler gears), you don’t have to change out the topshaft, and no screws you have to worry about falling out. AVID accomplished this by replacing the 6.4g of steel weight from the long screw and spring with a minimalist design done in aluminum. There is also an included M3 aluminum flanged locknut to remove even more weight if you are using the stock steel nut.

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AVID B6.1 & YZ-2 Triad EVO slipper

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AVID have introduced the new Triad EVO slipper for the 6.1 Series by Team Associated (B6.1, B6.1D, T6.1, and SC6.1) and the Yokomo YZ-2. The design allows the clutch to transmit power, yet it still maintains a degree of slip without overheating. The Triad EVO slipper provides smoother throttle/brake feel in jumps as well as turns and also consistent performance (jumps are the same every lap). It features a lLightweight and compact design and uses 3 CPD slipper pads to give more consistent settings with higher heat tolerance. The outer hub and inner plates are self-centering and vented for weight and cooling. AVID have also put together a Rebuild/Conversion set of parts that you will need if you already have a Triad EVO Slipper for another vehicle and just need the basics. The Triad EVO slipper comes in several prepackaged spur sets or customizable direct from AVID.

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AVID B6.1 titanium slipper screw

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AVID have introduced new titanium slipper screw for the Team Associated B6.1, B6.1D, T6.1, and SC6.1. The slipper screw is made from billet 6Al-4V titanium and designed to reduce rotating mass, nearly 50% lighter than the kit steel screw. The slipper screw comes pre-pinned so you don’t lose the first pin instantly and a spare is included.

AVID 22 4.0 carbon fibre electronics tray

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AVID RC have introduced a new carbon fibre electronics tray for the TLR 22 4.0. Made from 1mm thick carbon fibre, the electronics tray is an excellent way to remove your electronics without raising the CG or adding much weight at 4.4g. The option part comes with two stainless steel M3x10 FH screws, and two M3 black aluminum nuts.

AVID introduces new MBX8 options

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Made for the Mugen MBX8 is a range of new option parts from AVID. First up is the carbon arm inserts set. Made from high-quality carbon fibre, the set include all the front (0.8, 1.0, 1.2mm) and rear (0.8, 1.0, 1.2mm) inserts. The carbon arm inserts offer great tuning feature by reducing the flex and twist in the arm, making the car more responsive on that end. Also available as individual pairs.

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AVID XB8 carbon rear chassis braces

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AVID have introduced the carbon rear chassis braces for the XB8 and XB8E. The rear chassis braces are made from high quality carbon fibre 1.5mm thick each and designed to stiffen up the rear of the car for high traction surfaces. They come with three stainless steel screws and nuts.

AVID RC8B3/T3 HD steering rack

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AVID have introduced the new HD steering rack for the Team Associated RC8B3 and RC8T3 line. Made to prevent the easy bending of the stock steering rack, the steering rack is machined from strong 7075-T6 aluminum, and comes black anodized, silver chamfer, and the Avid logo laser etched. AVID removed the relief pockets, and took out the unnecessary kinks for strengthen the steering rack to ensure you don’t bend a rack in a Main.

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AVID EB410 carbon fibre battery brace

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AVID have introduced a new carbon fibre battery strap for the Tekno RC EB410. The battery brace is made from 2.5mm thick carbon fibre and weighs only 3g. It is designed for easy balance plug access no matter how you install it. 

The brace works with your stock equipment but AVID are offering a kit version that adds one lightened black thumbwheel for that added visual appeal for almost nothing.

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