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Exotek Racing Aluminum HD Front Pivot for TLR 22

Manufactured out of 7075 aluminum alloy, the new Exotek Racing TLR 22 front pivot weighs in at a svelte 12 g. The front pivot (aka front bulkhead) will fit the TLR 22 seres of 2WD buggies and trucks. The polished black piece and has silver chamfered accents.

Exotek Racing states the machined piece is designed to be heavy duty but lighter than the optional TLR alloy pivots. It retains the stock LRC geometry of the kit plastic pivots.

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JConcepts SCT Fling King Tires

Little backstory: the main driver of the popular Grave Digger monster truck, Dennis Anderson, got his motor sports start, not in car crushing, but in down-and-dirty competitive mud bogging. In fact, Grave Digger was a mud truck long before it was ever a monster truck. Working on a working man’s budget, Anderson got a little ribbing when the competition first gazed upon his pieced-together, homespun creation. Legend has it he responded that he’d ‘dig their graves with that truck.’

While he didn’t literally dig anyone’s grave, of course, he did come out of top more often than not and a quick-thinking retort quickly became one of the most famous names in motor sports. Everybody knows Grave Digger. When Anderson returned to his mud racing roots, the Grave Digger name wouldn’t work, so he came up with a new theme. King Sling was born. King Sling is Anderson’s state-of-the-art mega truck that is loaded with horsepower, equipped with a plush race-worthy suspension and rolls on cut tractor tires called rice and canes. To help RCers create their own mega trucks, JConcepts came out with Fling King 2.6″ Mega Truck tire.

Not wanting the monster truck crowd to have all the fun, JConcepts now has a Fling King tire specifically made for standard-width short course truck wheels.

JConcepts states that no details were spared. The V-type tread is perfectly replicated and the top of the tread even carries a slight recess adding a little touch of depth to the appearance. The sidewall has retro-style JConcepts lettering, Fling King logo and crown. Since they’re clearly directionals, the sidewall is further marked L and R for easy mounting orientation. These mud tires measure 4.45 in. tall, include Dirt-Tech closed-cell foam inserts and are available in JConcepts super soft green compound. For reference, the monster truck-sized Fling Kings are 5.72 in. tall.

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HoBao Hyper EPX 1/10 Semi Truck

We don’t know too much about it, but the new HoBao Hyper EPX 1/10 Semi Truck is too cool not to share. If you’re a night owl or suffer from insomnia, you’ve probably seen European semi-truck racing. It’s pretty wild and often leads to some wild crashes. It even has a cult-like following in RC with more than a few tracks offering the class.

The HoBoa Hyper EPX 1/10 Semi Truck has a CNC-machined aluminum chassis, aluminum front and rear gear differentials, belt-driven drivetrain, pivot ball suspension, threaded aluminum shocks, constant velocity axles and is available with a painted body (white or yellow), clear or with no body. It is sold as a roller without electronics.

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HPI Jumpshot SC V2

HPI has expanded its Jumpshot lineup to include a short course version, version two, that is appropriately called the Jumpshot SC V2. It joins the stadium truck, Jumpshot ST, and the monster truck, Jumpshot MT. Like its stablemates, the SC V2 features a twin vertical plate (TVP) chassis, which is a design that HPI made famous with its Savage trucks. The Jumpshot vehicles are 2WD and have a traditional 3-gear transmission with gear differentials.

Other features on this beginner-friendly truck include fixed camber links, threaded coil over shocks, a new 12-turn motor and a 2.4 GHz radio system.

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The Backyard 2.5º Traxxas 2WD Bulkhead

The Traxxas Bandit, Stampede, Rustler and Slash share many parts, including the front bulkhead. As a part that can take a pretty good beating, the aftermarket support has been plentiful, but whether it’s RPM’s nylon or any one of the number of aluminum options, they all retain the stock amount of kick up, which is a steep 30º.  Recognizing a need for far less caster, The Backyard designed a new bulkhead with only 2.5º of kick up. This 3D printed part is made from PLA+. The Backyard states the new bulkhead works perfectly with the RPM front shock tower, but also works with the stock shock tower after minor trimming. Current pricing is $15 shipped.

The primary goal of reducing kick up is to increase initial turn-in. When you get off power just before entering a turn, less kick up will allow more forward weight transfer and more aggressive initial turn-in. As more purpose-built competition platforms enter dirt oval classes, this part should help the Traxxas vehicles carve corners with similar authority. The potential downside, from a handling and tuning perspective, is less straight line tracking. Or, better put, the vehicle may want to wander more down the straight. On many smaller dirt ovals, you might not even notice this “side effect.”

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Pro-Line Avenger HP 1/8 Buggy Belted Tires

Pro-Line has increased its lineup of belted tires to include on-road tire for 1/8-scale buggies. The Avenger HP 1:8 Buggy Belted tires have what Pro-Line describes as a high-performance herringbone weave pattern belt on the inside of the tire. Since they are reinforced, the Avenger HP tires will not balloon or expand during use and will help you go straight and put the power down.

The Avenger HP tires are molded in Pro-Line’s soft M3 compound, so traction shouldn’t be a problem, and they are pre-mounted on black Pro-Line dish wheels to get you up and running without the hassle of having to glue the tires up.

I don’t know how fast you plan on going with your 1/8-scale buggy, but Pro-Line points out the limit for the Avenger HP tires is 100 mph or about 8,000 rpm.

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Xtreme Racing Carbon Fiber Components for Arrma Limitless

If you’ve ever seen an F1 race, you know high speeds and carbon fiber just go together. And, in my opinion, when it comes to RC, you can’t have too much of either. If you own an Arrma Limitless, I’m guessing you agree and will be excited to know now you can give your Limitless a serious dose of bling that will increase the cool factor and performance thanks to Xtreme Racing’s latest carbon fiber parts.

The carbon fiber front and rear shock towers replace with aluminum pieces and are 5 mm thick. These pieces also fit Arrma’s Infraction vehicle.

Unless you’re going full JC Whitney on mom’s hand-me-down Civic, if your car has a splitter, it’s probably fast. If it has a carbon fiber splitter, it’s probably really fast. Or, it just looks so bloody fast, you don’t really care how fast it actually goes. In stock form, the Limitless looks pretty fast. You can get it to look that previously mentioned bloody fast with this 3 mm thick carbon fiber wonder.

The side skirts are 2 mm thick and not just about looking good. According to Xtreme Racing, they are designed to reduce flex compared to the stock components. Like the shock towers, the side skirts will also fit the Arrma Infraction.

Nobody will miss these. The wing ends replace the stock plastic pieces and are 2 mm thick.

Also, not just for appearance, these 2.5 mm supports should help transfer downforce and, thus, increase high speed stability.

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Xtreme Racing Carbon Fiber Drag Racing Shock Towers for Traxxas Slash

While we frequently see RC trends come and go, the drag segment isn’t going anywhere. In fact, all indicators are it’s growing–rapidly growing. Case in point is the ever-increasing list of performance parts for the Traxxas Slash, which is the current king of no-prep drag racing. For example, to make the Slash an even better drag racer, Xtreme Racing has new carbon fiber drag racing shock towers.

 

The front and rear towers are 3 mm thick carbon fiber and substantially shorter than traditional short course towers. Short enough to fit 65 mm shocks, such as Traxxas 4-Tec shocks. In addition to a lower center of gravity, these will allow a much lower body fitment.

In addition to the Traxxas Slash, Xreme Racing’s drag race shock towers will fit the Traxxas Rustler and Bandit. Shock standoffs and hardware are all included. The front and rear shock towers are sold separately.

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Raw Speed Radar Buggy Rear Tires

Raw Speed states its new Radar 2.2 buggy rear tire is the next generation of indoor buggy tire. Built on a completely redesigned carcass, the tire is designed to create maximum forward and side bite, as well as predictable cornering. The Radar has what Raw Speed describes as increased tread density that has been designed to last longer.

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Pro-Line Reaction HP Belted SCT Drag Tires

First revealed in a social media sneak peek and now made official, Pro-Line has expanded its line of short course sized drag tires to include a new belted slick called the Reaction HP SC.

Designed for short course vehicles, such as the popular Traxxas Slash, the Reaction HP SC measure in with a 2.2 in. outside wheel diameter and a 3.0 in. inside wheel diameter. The tires is 4.15 in. tall and 1.8 in. wide, which is the same as Pro-Line’s Hoosier Drag Slick.

Not its first belted tire, Pro-Line states it has developed a technology to mold a high-performance, hence the HP designation, herringbone weave pattern belt inside of the Reaction HP Drag tires. According to Pro-Line, these belted slick drag racing tires were specifically designed for no-prep drag racing and will not balloon or expand during use, which will provide maximum control. The Reaction HP SC are molded in Pro-Line’s soft S3 compound and include soft foam inserts.

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Exotek Racing Aluminum HD Bulkhead for Associated B6 Series

Exotek Racing’s new heavy duty front bulkhead is made out of 7075 allow and weighs in at 10 grams. It fits the Team Associated B6.1,  T6.1 and SC6.1, and is polished black with blue chamfered accents.

The bulkhead has two settings, depending on how it’s mounted, for either 25° or 30° of front kick up.

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Losi 1/5 DBXL-E 2.0 4WD Brushless Desert Buggy RTR

The big 1/5-scale Losi DBXL-E has been updated to 2.0 status. The original DBXL-E had a reputation of agile handling, impressive out-of-the-box speeds and noteworthy durability. Now, the Losi DBXL-E 2.0 looks to continue to build on that status with a bunch of new features and improvements. According to Losi, its designers have built the DBXL-E 2.0 to be cleaner and easier to use, but with all the same performance and speed. If you’re unfamiliar with this platform, in terms of layout and basic design, it’s basically an overgrown version of a 1/8-scale e-buggy.

One change on the 2.0 is that it’s now SMART. The 2.4 GHz DX2E Active transmitter is matched with a Spektrum SR6100AT 6-channel AVC Telemetry receiver. For power, the Spektrum Firma 160 Amp Brushless SMART ESC and Spektrum Firma 4-Pole 780Kv Brushless Motor provide 50+ MPH when matched with a 8-cell LiPo battery. We are huge fans of low Kv/high voltage setups like this. In our experience, they all of the electronics last much longer when the high voltage is doing the work instead of a high Kv motor trying to do it all. The Spektrum Firma 160 Amp Brushless SMART ESC is waterproof, completely programmable, and comes pre-wired with a high-current IC5 connector. The speed control will work with most sensorless brushless motors and is LiPo and NiMH compatible. The SMART technology provides information like battery voltage, RPM, RX pack Voltage, and Speed directly from the speed control when used with the Spektrum Dashboard app.

The drivetrain features beefy 5 mm drive pins and new gearboxes improve drivetrain strength and stability. In addition to the chassis stiffening plate, Losi have also added an additional electric specific rear chassis brace that goes all the way up to the center diff mount to increase the rigidity of the chassis.

The front and rear bulkheads have been updated to match the new gearboxes designed for the DBXL-E 2.0. Two additional mounting locations were added to the side of the bulkheads to keep the gearboxes from rocking up and down under acceleration and braking. This provides a more stable drivetrain, and increased overall durability.

New shock bodies with a lower aluminum cap that allows for easier maintenance of the shock seals for improved performance. The new upper shock caps have laser-etched FOX logos. All-new aluminum shock towers are part of the 2.0.

The DBXL-E 2.0 is offered in Losi and Fox Shox paint schemes and comes with Maxxis Creepy Crawler LT tires.

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Shark RC Bodies Outcast Street Stock Body

The recently released Shark RC Bodies Hammerhead isn’t getting the waters to itself for very long. Hot on its heels (if Hammerheads had heels, that is) is the even newer Outcast. Like the Hammerhead, the Outcast is made from .040 Lexan, available in clear, white and black and is 10 in. wide for a perfect fit on 1/10-scale 2WD buggies.

Like the other Shark RC Bodies street stock offering, the Outcast also features the realistic flat sides. That is all cool, but what you’ll most likely really love is the front grille and hood. Two different spoilers and a detailed decal sheet are available separately. One spoiler meets the Chili Bowl rules and the other features side dams.

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Shark RC Bodies Hammerhead Street Stock Body

Thanks to the growing popularity of the Traxxas Slash on the dirt oval, relative newcomer Shark RC Bodies has, in turn, also become a popular choice. The latest from Shark RC Bodies, however, isn’t for short course trucks turned left handers. It’s a street stock body for 1/10-scale buggies.

Like its big brothers, the Hammerhead Street Stock design is based off full-size street stock class cars where the nose, hood, roof remain stock appearing, but the sides are flat like a sheetmetal door. The Hammerhead is made out of .040 in thick Lexan, which will take a beating. At 10 in. wide it will properly fit buggies without the tires sticking out. The Hammerhead comes in clear, white and black. The rear spoiler is offered separately, as is a detailed decal set.

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Xtreme Racing Carbon Fiber Dirt Oval Shock Towers for Traxxas Slash

Xtreme Racing must be paying attention to how popular dirt oval is lately because they have new carbon fiber shock towers, front and rear, for the Traxxas Slash. While you could use them for a variety of applications, such as drag racing or speed runs, these were specifically designed for and ideal for dirt oval. Both the front and rear towers are 4 mm carbon fiber and provide a whole lot more tuning options than the stock towers. The Xtreme Racing front shock tower provides five inner camber link mounting points and 12 upper shock mount locations.

The rear tower has four inner camber link mount options and 16 upper shock mounting locations. The rear tower also features an aluminum adapting mount and both towers include shock mounting hardware.

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