about 21 hours ago by Mike
AKA has just released their new ‘Double Play’ nut driver. The Double Play nut driver creatively lightens your toolbox by putting a 7mm and 5.5mm wrench in one! The 7mm driver fits metric wheel nuts found on most popular 1:10 buggies and short course trucks, while the 5mm driver is common for shock nuts and most nuts on metric 1:8 cars. The machined aluminum handle and sleeve provides weight reduction over standard steel tools with the added durability of a hard anodized finish.
about 21 hours ago by Mike
JQRacing loves racing, but understands that racing does not always come cheap. They have formulated a plan to change that. JQRacing has decided to keep THE Yellow Edition buggy in their product line. This decision is aimed to lend a helping hand to club racers looking to save a buck, while still being competitive. JQRacing is now offering 299 kits of THECar Yellow Edition at $299.
17 October 2014 12:04 by Phil
Whilst at the World Championships in Sicily last month, we reported a couple of times on TLR supposedly testing a mythical ‘wider chassis’ – it became clear however that neither Adam Drake, Ryan Maifield or Dakotah Phend ran the chassis during the actual event,
perhaps only Adam Drake testing it early on we understand quite a few TLR team drivers tested the wider prototype chassis during the early practice days.
However, whilst filming down by the TLR pits we came across an interesting looking chassis on TLR team driver Casey Peck’s pit table – the Arizona-native and good friend of many opting to run this development part, whether it makes it into production or even as an option we don’t know however Casey’s response when asked toed the company line;
“TLR is always working on new stuff to test but no plans for anything new that I’m aware of.”
Our eagle eyed reporter however snapped a few photos and the engine has been moved slightly outwards, a bit more conventional and also a large departure from the original 8ight buggy platform design; the first car which featured everything very centralised and narrow and offset rear center drive shaft which is typically straight on normal 8ights but now at an angle.
Update: An insider has told us that the prototype chassis doesn’t offer any huge benefits on smooth surfaces, with the main aim behind it being reducing front dogbone wear and making the car ‘slightly easier to drive’ since the wider chassis reduces chassis roll, thus more suited to rough conditions.
16 October 2014 15:32 by Mike
AKA has OFFICIALLY released the new ‘Chain Link’ 1/10 buggy tire (leaked online last week).The Chain Link is the latest addition to the AKA’s revolutionary 1:10 EVO line. It features a bi-level, interlocking tread pattern that creates support for the tire’s carcass and treads. This addition support leads to consistency through corners and provides on-throttle stability. The Chain link has a perfect balance of forward drive and side bite which is ideal for hard packed or blue groove, indoor and outdoor tracks. Available in championship winning Clay, Super Soft, and Soft compound as tires with Red EVO inserts or pre mounted pairs on EVO wheels. As with all AKA tires, proudly designed and made in the USA.
16 October 2014 15:19 by Mike
Did you miss the NEO’14 event in real life? Your in luck! The VRC-PRO Simulator game continues to grow and improve as more advances in the games technology and features have been released!
The game now reaches nearly 100,000 players, and continues to grow around the globe. The developers at Virtual Racing Industries have recently enhanced the game with a list of new features including the ability to practice with other cars, a new in-game chat feature, new menu help dialog, new nitro buggy setup support, new tires, and new tracks for both onroad and offroad racers alike!
Our favorite of the new tracks is the NEO’14 of course.
15 October 2014 17:43 by Mike
The JConcepts design team has spent many hours in development with leading team drivers to develop a new high-speed style body, specifically for the latest circuits. One of the most recognizable items, the Silencer body style, has now been designed for perfect fit and finish on the Hot Bodies D413 buggy.
15 October 2014 17:13 by Mike
HUDY extends their growing lineup of parts storage boxes today with their all-new 10-compartment box. This tough, durable, and translucent box makes for easy quick access storage for small parts. The box is finished off with signature HUDY graphics, and measures up at 132mm x 62mm.