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TESTED: ProTek 2090 .21 Tuned Pipe

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PROTEK 2090 TUNED PIPE
www.amain.com
PTK-2090
$169.99

If you’ve read our reviews of the short stroke ProTek Samurai engine (here: Protek Samurai Review) and the current IFMAR World Champion OS B2101 buggy engine (here: OS B2101 Review), you probably know how I feel about the 2090 pipe design.  Manufactured by OS Engines as an OS-branded product, this pipe is now also available from ProTek (a division of A-Main) as the PTK-2090.  Priced at $169.99, the pipe set includes a long 2090 manifold, springs, two gaskets and a mounting setscrew.

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Associated unveils ‘Factory Lite’ B5M

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Team Associated’s RC10B5 and RC10B5M have been met with wild success by racers around the globe at both the club level and at major racing events. Always looking for a challenge, Team Associated’s Area 51 engineers took it upon themselves to make the best RC10 to date even better! A version of the B5M that would optimize the platform to excel in classes requiring spec motors and for certain track conditions that allow the racer to take full advantage of the performance offered from reduced weight.

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Enter the RC10B5M Factory Lite Kit. Shedding over 75 grams of weight, the RC10B5M Factory Lite includes a 3-gear transmission for lower rotational mass, a lightened hard-anodized aluminum chassis, titanium turnbuckles, and aluminum front axles.

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REDS releases R5T Team Edition

REDS Engine

REDS Racing is always developing high performance, low fuel consumption and innovative products. Their latest engine developed is the all-new R5T Team Edition V3.0. It is derived from the well-known R5T Team Edition v.2 and used by most of REDS Team drivers such as Cody King, Elliott Boots, Joseph Quagraine, Cole Ogden and others.

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JConcepts alu B5/B5M/T5M bellcrank

JC Bellcranks

JConcepts has the steering system on the B5, B5M and T5M covered with an all new light-weight, aluminum steering bell-crank assembly. A servo saver-less aluminum steering system is CNC-machined and replaces the stock plastic bell-cranks, the steering bell-cranks by JConcepts come in a blue or black anodized finish and sport machined chamfered silver edges and engraved JC logos. The aluminum, light-weight assembly provides a more rigid steering system with increased steering feel and response. The fit of the new bell-cranks has been improved by the positioning of the bearings to help eliminate binding when assembled.

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JConcepts releases new ‘Chasers’ tire

Chasers

The Chasers rely on hefty, medium lugs which are angular in multiple directions. The horizontal type tread has a striking similarity to the trusty Crossbow tire which has remained a favorite for the last several years. Chasers have a lower, closer lug arrangement which gives incredible responsiveness and bites in medium, high and low grip conditions. The wet and dry condition tire has small recessed cuts in the top of the tread for extra edges and increased formability over terrain. The center overlapping bar treatment increases durability in the highest wear region of the tire.

Recently, Ryan Maifield utilized the Chasers tire in blue compound to dominate the Nitro Challenge warm-up race held at the Fear Farm track in Phoenix, AZ taking TQ and 1st place in the A-main. All new tires will include the latest insert from JConcepts. The Dirt-Tech insert, popularized by its durable nature and gray color, will give customers the combo package they have been waiting for from JConcepts.

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Schumacher uncages the Cougar KF2

KF2

The new Cougar KF2 is a professional, high performance 1/10th scale 2WD racing buggy, based upon the ground breaking, multiple national championship winning Cougar KF. The KF2 includes an adjustable motor position for optimum weight distribution on high or low grip tracks. Among the KF2′s many other refinements is an all new black alloy chassis, new bodyshell, alloy chassis stiffeners, new lightweight side gears and new QUAD pad vented slipper unit. These and other exciting features make the new KF2 more reliable, easier to work on and above all, faster!

The Cougar KF2 is equipped with industry standard 12mm hex front and rear wheels and Schumacher’s legendary Big Bore Shocks to soak up the bumps. Set to be released in kit and pre-assembled versions in late-January.

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New XRAY XB4 composite spur gears

XRAY XB4 Plastic Spur

XRAY quiets down the XB4 buggy with their all-new composite spur gears. These gears are mad up of specially formulated composite material, designed for precision, durability, and stamped with size for easy identification. Available in 78T, 81T, and 84T.

Source: XRAY

Troy Lee Designs Losi TEN-SCTE

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As one of the most successful short course trucks of all time, the TEN-SCTE has made its presence known with podium worthy speed and authoritative four-wheel drive. Not only has the TEN-SCTE walked away the 2013 and 2014 ROAR National Champion, it has also been the go to SCT for some of the biggest names in R/C racing including Dakota Phend. For this edition of the TEN-SCTE, Horizon Hobby partnered with Troy Lee Designs to create a trim scheme that pays homage to the world of short course racing.

The result is an exclusive design that sets it apart from nearly every other R/C truck on the market. Using AVC Technology, you’ll be able to push the limits of a 3900KV Dynamite® brushless motor at speeds up to 45MPH and make the most of a high performance 130A ESC. The LOS03005 version of the RTR also includes a high-capacity Dynamite® 4000mAh LiPo battery and fast-charging AC peak charger makes this RTR arrangement perfect for anyone looking to hit the ground running ASAP.

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Dynamite unveils UltraForce charger

Dynamite Charger

The new Dynamite Passport™UltraForce, 220W, AC/DC Touch Charger is a rugged, small footprint, multi-chemistry, AC/DC battery charger with a fully functional touch screen user interface allowing novice, intermediate and experienced users to quickly charge their 1 to 5C, Lithium or Nickel Metal batteries. This single channel powerhouse charger is designed to charge larger capacity packs in a lot less time.

Features:

  • Powerful 15 Amp, 220W Charge Power
  • Effective 5 Amp, 25W Discharge Power
  • Charges LiPo/Li-Fe/Li-Ion (1–6 cell), Ni-MH/Ni-Cd (1–15 cell) and Pb battery types
  • 2.1A USB Charge Port
  • Highly visible display, full function user interface
  • Smart device charging port

Source: Dynamite

Losi RTR Petrol/Gasoline 8ight Buggy

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The Losi® 8IGHT™ 4WD petrol (Gasoline for our N.American friends) buggy puts podium proven buggy excitement at your fingertips with the reliability of petrol power and much more. Thanks to an impressive Dynamite® .31 ci petrol engine, you can now experience all the 8IGHT has to offer now with unprecedented convenience.

As the first petrol powered buggy of its kind, the 8IGHT will run longer and require less maintenance compared to its Nitro fuel powered competitors. This version of the 8IGHT buggy comes with the same ROAR National Championship winning driving characteristics that sent it to the podium for a superior driving experience right out of the box.

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To better accompany the upgraded power and national championship driving characteristics the Losi 8IGHT buggy also comes with AVC™ (Active Vehicle Control™) Technology. Using AVC, you’ll be able to drive faster with more control and get the most out of the ridiculous power and precision the 8IGHT gas buggy packs. This outstanding RTR package includes a Losi starter box for hassle-free reliable starting whenever you want to scratch your itch for ballistic petrol buggy action. Join the petrol revolution today.