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6MIK Optima 4-shoe clutch V2

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6MIK have introduced the new Optima 4-shoe clutch V2 for Nitro Buggy and Truggy. Based on the popular Optima 4-shoe clutch, the V2 features a new design and comes with new longer springs, new shoes design including spring offset hole and a reinforced frontal screw plate. Designed to provide smooth power delivery and easy tuning, the clutch is also meant to offer exceptional durability. The 4-shoe clutch V2 is available with a 34mm or 32mm flywheel, it comes in black or red anodization and includes 0.9, 1.0 and 1.1 mm springs.

Performa Racing pre-glued 1/8th buggy tires

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Performa Racing have added new pre-glued tires at their range of tires for Nitro Buggy and E-buggy. They’re available in 4 tread patterns and 4 compounds: Pink compound (Super Soft), Yellow compound (Medium Soft), Red compound (Soft) and White compound (Medium). The tires are mounted on Performa Racing Carbon wheels that feature high quality nylon reinforced with carbon graphite to increase stiffness and consistency throughout the race. Testing and race results have shown a significant improvement in grip and better corner speed. The Carbon wheels are black, and yellow and white stickers are available separately as option parts to change the look. Closed cell inserts are standard equipment. Careful attention is focused on the mounting process for a strong and long lasting glue seal. These are the easy way to bolt on a fresh set of tires, just open the package and you’re ready to go racing.

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Caleb Noble wins at 2019 Mackay Cup

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Last weekend was held the 2019 Mackay Cup at RC Mad track in Bakers Creek, QLD, Australia. In the 30-minute Nitro Buggy final, Caleb Noble (Mugen Seiki/REDS Racing/Pro-Line) started on pole position but a mistake putting him back to 2nd. Ca.Noble managed to regain the lead and cruised to the win by 4 laps from Jordan Van (Mugen Seiki) in 2nd and Greg West (Mugen Seiki/O.S.Engines) in 3rd.

T-Work’s A319 aluminium shock standoffs

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T-Work’s have introduced three new sets of aluminium long shock standoffs for the Agama A319. The lightweight shock standoffs are machined from high-quality 7075-T6 aluminium and they come hard-coated for wear. The parts are available as a 4-piece set or in set of 2-piece for front and rear.

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Power HD Storm S-series HV brushless servos

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Power HD have added to their range of servos the new Storm S15, S25 and S35 HV brushless servos, featuring a brand new design. The Storm servos feature a full CNC machined aluminium case with twice oxidation and come in a new black case design with middle heatsink section and top case sporting gold, red and silver details. The servos utilise 7075 aluminum gears and 303 steel gears, Japanese-made Noble potentiometer, an upgraded PCB supporting SSR and SUR modes. The S15 is a low-profile servo while the S25 and S35 are standard size servos.

1up Racing precision aluminum shim sets

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1up Racing have introduced five sets of precision aluminum shims. The precision aluminium shims are cut on a CNC lathe to strict tolerances before receiving their beautiful glossy black anodized finish. Use these with M3 screws or ball studs, or with any 3mm pins to ensure accurate settings every time. The precision aluminium shims are available in 0.25, 0.5, 1, 2 and 3mm thicknesses, 12-piece per bag.

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Brunson & Mitch win at The Force Series Rd2

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The second round of The Force Series was held at the Dean’s Discount Hobbies and Race Complex in New Port Richey, Florida attracting 170 entries. In the Expert Nitro Buggy class, Lee Setser (Team Associated/O.S.Engines/JConcepts) set the overall TQ but he would not be able to convert the TQ into a win as Jackson Brunson (Team Associated/O.S.Engines/JConcepts) brought home the win from Julien Oliveras (Team Associated/O.S.Engines/JConcepts) in second and Justin Fales (Serpent/O.S.Engines/AKA) in third, despite a flame out due to a bad marshalling. JR Mitch (TLR/Tekin/JConcepts) was the man to beat in the Expert E-buggy class. He took the overall TQ and win in front of Justin Fales (Serpent/Trinity/AKA) and Zack Rodrigue (Serpent/AKA) in second and third respectively.

Modelix provide JTP RC silicone oils worldwide

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Modelix Racing have announced that the Jared Tebo Products shock and diff silicone oils are now available worldwide. The JTP RC/Ultimate Racing silicone fluids are made by Modelix Racing from 100% pure silicone oil. Both shock and diff silicone oils come in a 75ml bottle using a flip top cap to insure no leaks during travel and the fluids are available as 100 to 950cps shock and 1000 to 500.000cps diff fluid.