1/8 Offroad News

XRAY unveil XB8 2019 nitro buggy kit

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XRAY have introduced their new XB8 2018 1/8 nitro buggy kit, an icon of unequaled reliability & outstanding performance.

All-new 2018:

    • All-new 2-in-1 concept features both a pivot ball & C-hub suspension included in one kit
    • Updated XB8 platform allows easy swapping of the two different suspensions with fully interchangeable parts
    • Unbeatable set-up alternatives to perfectly adjust the car to any track condition
    • All-new C-hub suspension includes new lower suspension arm, steering block with Ackermann plate, C-hub, camber link & Ackermann steering plate
    • Redesign chassis fits soft & hard radio tray to adjust flex for particular temperature conditions
    • All-new front Pivot Ball steering block with larger outside ball-bearings for increased reliability and life-span
    • All-new rear uprights with larger outside ball-bearings for increased reliability and life-span
    • All-new rear uprights feature an extra hole for extended roll-center adjustment possibilities
    • All-new front lower, rear and upper arms redesigned and made from a harder material to improve response and stability with freer operation in dusty conditions.
    • All-new cell shock membranes with less air gap
    • All-new shock cap with 4 vent holes accommodates the new cell shock membranes for easier assembly and servicing
    • All-new, longer front and rear shock shafts
    • New, softer front and rear anti-roll bars increase traction

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Ethan Lefebvre sweeps ROAR Region 9 champs

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The 2018 ROAR Region 9 Championship was held at Thornhill Racing Circuit in Hutto, Texas, over the weekend. Ethan Lefebvre (XRAY) would sweep the event in both Nitro Buggy and Nitro Truggy. E.Lefebvre was able to get clean starts in both nitro buggy and nitro truggy finals and lead both from start to finish. Tyler Hooks (Tekno) and Rocco Margiotta (Team Associated) rounded out the top 3 in nitro buggy while R.Margiotta and Miguel Villalobos (Mugen) came in second and third in nitro truggy.

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HUDY 5ml empty oil bottle, nose, steel needle & safety lock set

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HUDY have introduced a set of three empty oil bottles 5ml including plastic nose, steel needle with rubber cap and safety lock. The bottle may contain any oils and features a safety lock cover. It can be provided with a dropper or needle nozzles depending on the use you wish to make. You can choose between the plastic nose with plastic cover or the needle with a rubber cap. These bottles are easy to use and easy to storage thanks to their convenient size.

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Kyosho teases a new 1/8 nitro buggy?

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For several months Kyosho has been very active and has unveiled many kits including the RB7, ZX7, MP9 TKI4 ReadySet and Inferno MP9e Evo but nothing to delight fans who love the smell of nitro. For many years now, the famous MP9 TKI has enabled Kyosho to win several titles as the Japanese brand’s flagship model has evolved. The demand for an MP10 is not new, but so far Kyosho seemed to want to make the most of the potential of a buggy that has still managed to reach the 2018 Worlds final.

Kyosho has posted a video showing what could be the MP10 and although at the moment nothing can indicate if this is really the case, Yuichi Kanai’s signature is not insignificant. The time for change has finally come? To be continued….

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XTR Racing after run oil

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XTR Racing have introduced a new engine after-run oil. Specially developed to protect your engine against corrosion when storing engine after run, this high-quality after run oil to be used in any nitro engine. The after run oil is in yellow color and filled in perfect handy 80ml bottle.

Team Associated FT professional mini digital scale

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Team Associated have introduced new Factory Team professional mini digital scale. It is the perfect tool when it comes to weighing small parts for your RC car. It’s also perfect for filling diffs with the right amount of fluid and is accurate down to 0.01 grams.

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XRAY XB8 graphite center diff mounting plate set

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XRAY have introduced a set of graphite center diff mounting plates for the XB8 series. The mounting plates are made from specially-formulated graphite composite mixture for increased strength, lower weight and provide extreme heat resistance. Two complete sets are required for mounting the center diff.

RC Cars Cavalieri 8IGHT-X carbon fibre rear shock tower

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RC Cars Cavalieri have introduced new carbon fibre rear shock tower for the TLR 8IGHT-X. Cut from high quality carbon fibre, the part uses the same design and link locations as the stock part but save some weight and adds more bling to the ‘X’.