1/8 Offroad News

Callum Niblett joins XRAY


XRAY in collaboration with RC Disco have announced the signing of Callum Niblett to their team. The Vice Euro B Champion and multi-time Regional and Club Champion will be using his XRAY rides regional and national events in UK during the 2019 season. C.Niblett had the following to say:

“I’m really excited to get started with the XRAY XB8’19, it’s clearly a fast car and it fits the type of design buggy that I was wanting, especially with Pivot Ball front suspension (and C-Hub as an option). As soon as I knew Greg was looking to expand the XRAY Rally X Team I enquired and was thrilled to be welcomed to join and become part of a new project in growing Team XRAY’s Rally X here in the UK. I know he’s got other top drivers already lined up so 2019 is going to be great fun and hopefully competitive at the Nationals for us. If anyone is interested in the cars or has any questions, then don’t hesitate to come speak with me or Matt Box (RC Pit Box) and the XRAY team trackside.”

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XRAY blue Trucker cap


XRAY have introduced a new blue Trucker cap. This modern Trucker cap is made from comfortable and high-quality material and it comes as a one-size-fits-all thanks to the snapback design. The cap sports a cool 3D embossed “X” logo at front.

HUDY aluminium tray for accessories & pit LED


HUDY have introduced new aluminium tray for accessories and pit LED. CNC-machined from 1-piece aircraft aluminum, the tray comes black coated to be extremely durable and wear resistant and it sports also with stylish chamfered edges and laser-engraved HUDY graphics makes your tray stand out on your pit table. The professional, ultra-compact work tray features 4 different machined pockets with super-thin walls for light weight. The external compartments are ideal for accessories and hardware while the middle compartment fits perfectly to HUDY pit LED. The front adjustable bar holds your mobile phone.

XRAY XB8 graphite composite front suspension arms


XRAY have introduced new graphite composite front suspension arms for the XB8. Molded lightweight front lower and upper suspension arms are made from specially-formulated graphite composite material that works very well in dusty conditions to ensure maximum possible free movement of suspension parts even if a lot of dust accumulates. The exclusive composite mixture used for suspension arms gives a perfect balance between reliability and performance; the suspension arm is rigid enough for a responsive feel and extreme durability and his universal design allows the arms to be used on both left and right sides. They are suitable for medium to very-high traction tracks and increase cornering speed.

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REDS welcome back Cody King

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REDS Racing have announced the return of former World Champ Cody King to their team. After Kyosho, C.King rebuilds a package with which he knew his golden hours. More importantly, his father Paul will be there to support him and together return to the tracks where he can have fun again. #thereturn

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SWORKz S35-T carbon fibre arm inserts

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SWORKz have introduced new carbon arm inserts for the S35-T, S350T and Zeus. Both rear and front arm inserts are made from 1.5mm high-quality carbon fibre and allow to change the flex and twist in the arm to tune the ride to match track conditions.

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Team Associated RC8B3.1 underdrive differential gear set

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Team Associated have introduced a set of underdrive differential gears for the RC8B3.1 and RC8B3.1e.This gear set for V3 differentials is great for low traction tracks. The underdrive gear set slows down the rear tyre rotation compared to the front, making it more stable on low grip surfaces. The set comes including 42T ring gear and 12T pinion gear.

HB Racing D819 Nitro Buggy Coming Soon

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HB Racing have released a teaser image of the forthcoming D819 1/8 Nitro Buggy. No information about the new kit have leaked in the wake but detailed images and information about the vehicle should become available very soon.