Indoor racing season is officially here in the Midwest, a time when many hobbyists grab their 2wd race buggies and head inside to get their rc fix. However, many indoor tracks are tight, technical, and generally rough on cars.
If you are a TLR 22 driver looking to beef up your buggy for indoor use, the new Carbon Fiber Front Shock Tower from Exotek should interest you. At a full 5mm thick, it is a beast that should survive even the worst of crashes (or hacks from the driver behind you). The Exotek tower is lightweight and also has a large open area for better aerodynamics.
The part number is #1451, it is priced at $24, and HERE is the link for complete details over on Exotek’s website.
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Exotek TLR 22 Front Tower Gallery
One way of getting a more planted feel from the rear of your Team Durango DEX/DESC410 is by adding weight. To make that task easy (and trick looking), Exotek has announced a new Rear Skid Plate Weight that perfectly fits both vehicles. Made from 6061 aluminum alloy, the Exotek part looks cool and helps to keep the rear end of your Durango planted to the track.
The part number is #1448, they have a street price of $18, and you get can full details at This Link over on Exotek’s website.
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Exotek Skid Plate Weight Gallery
The crew over at Exotek Racing have announced a Direct Spur Gear Hub the TLR 22 series of vehicles. The direct spur gear hub eliminates the slipper clutch which can be beneficial in certain conditions. Eliminating the slipper saves weight, this helps to increase acceleration and can result in lower motor temperatures. The direct hub also allows the use of standard Kimbrough gears, resulting in an extremely wide range of gearing options. While intended for stock class or oval racing, the direct gear hub could came in handy for a variety of bashing applications as well.
The part number for the gear hub is #1419, it is priced at $14, and you can get complete information over on Exotek’s website by Clicking This Link.
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So you just built a new Associated B5M but don’t know where to start to uber it out. Carbon fiber is always a good choice and Exotek has just announced a pretty trick battery “Flite” strap for the B5M. The Exotek piece is lighter and stiffer than the stock piece, and looks infinitely cooler. The part number for the B5M Flite strap is #1413, it has a street price of $17, and you can get more information over on Exotek’s Website.
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Remember the long hours spent over on One18th looking at thread after thread of ubered-out HPI Micro RS4s? Yes, the BigSquid crew has been there too. Then the micro market died out, One18th went away, and so did aftermarket interest in the littlest HPI touring car.
HPI has recently released some new Micro RS4s and now we are starting to see new option parts again. For example, Exotek has just announced a new ball diff w/ titanium axle and front CVDs. The Micro RS4 market may never return to what it once was, but it’s nice to see new upgrade parts for it.
The part number for the Exotek ball diff is #1381 and it has a street price of $30. For the CVDs the part number is #1382 with a street price of $16.
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Exotek Micro RS4 CVDs
There are some applications where you might want to eliminate the slipper clutch on your Associated B4, T4, or SC10. Some of those applications include stock class racing, oval racing, or more basher type events like pulling or tug-of-war. The Exotek crew has a spur gear hub that is a sano way of eliminating the stock slipper set-up. Once installed just bolt on a standard Kimbrough spur gear and you are ready to jam.
The part number is #1379 and it has a retail price of $14. Hit up This Link for more information.
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Formula 1 has become quite popular in the rc world the last few years, and with it getting more popular the aftermarket companies have responded with more goodies. The latest from Exotek is an uber Pro Conversion Kit for the Tamiya F103 & F104 Formula 1 cars. This conversion can take your F1 car to the highest levels of performance. Some of the highlights of the conversion kit include-
* US made premium matte finish 2.5mm ‘flex’ weave carbon fiber
* ‘Hybrid Link’ suspension with a t-plate chassis
* New rear pod geometry for more forward bite
* New twin side dampers
* Optimized for “shorty” packs
* Quick adjust shock end
* 2 wheelbase option rear pod
The part number is #1377, it has a street price of $169, and the release date is December 3rd. Hit up This Link for more information.
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Exotek F1R2 Conversion Gallery
For all you Losi Micro fans looking to uber-out your car, ExoTek has a new Version 2 of their TEK-SCT conversion kit. The V2 has numerous changes that include-
* Anodized alloy battery cups.
* Anodized alloy steering guide.
* Anodized alloy receiver mounting plate for stock electronics
The part number for the ExoTek V2 TEK-SCT kit is #1362 and it has a street price of $75.
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ExoTek TEK-SCT V2 Gallery
The crew over at Exotek have just announced a compact and efficient steering rack conversion kit for the Losi/TLR 22 series of vehicles. The Exotek rack makes it easy to make tuning adjustments and perfect for drivers looking to make their 22 the best it can be.
The new Exotek rack is constructed from high quality 7075 aluminum and is anodized in gun-metal gray for a high end look. The part number is #1332 and it has a street price of $70. For complete information hit THIS LINK.
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Exotek Losi 22 Steering Rack Gallery
When you get a high end car like a new Durango I don’t think you can resist throwing on some trick looking hop-up parts. Exotek Racing has recently announced some trick looking Carbon Fiber Front Shock Towers for the Durango DEX210 buggy and the DESC210 short course truck. Some of the features include-
* Made from heavy duty 4mm carbon fiber
* Machined alloy camber link mounts
* Stiffer and stronger then the stock
* Utilizes high grade genuine USA made carbon fiber
* Available in gold color this November
* Features the stock geometry
Street price for the DEX210 buggy front tower is $42 while the unit for the DESC210 truck will set you back $45. Hit up the official Exotek Website for more information.
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Exotek Durango Shock Tower Gallery
For all you Team Associated fans Exotek Racing is now offering a pro rear hub set for the B4/B44/SC10. The new rear hubs allow for easy roll center adjustments via shims under the ballstuds. The pro rear hubs are also 30% lighter and use heavy duty over-sized outer bearings.
Street price for these are about $30 and they are available right now. Hit THIS link for more information on the official Exotek website.
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One of the best reasons to own a Durango 210 series vehicle is the vast amount of hop-up parts available for them. Exotek Racing is one of the aftermarket companies that have been strong supporters of the Durango line and they have just announced another round of option parts.
First up is a new carbon fiber rear shock tower for the DESC210 short course truck that is 4mm thick and has a price of $40.
Next is a gold anodized front bulkhead that fits all three of the 210 series vehicles. This is made from a heavy duty T6 aluminum alloy and has a price point of $20.
Lastly, Exotek have announced some uber-trick gold anodized servo mounts. These lightweight mounts have a price of $12.
You can find more information on these parts HERE on Exotek’s official website.
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Exotek Racing Durango 210 Option Gallery
Looking to totally bling out your Losi Mini 8ight? Looking to beef it up? Exotek Racing has a new line-up of carbon fiber parts that you will be interested in. Exotek just announced 5 new carbon fiber items for the Losi Mini 8ight- a battery strap, a chassis/bottom plate, a top deck, and front and rear shock towers. Some features are-
* Chassis, top plate, and battery brace are made from 2mm thick carbon fiber
* Shocks towers are made from quasi weave 3mm thick carbon fiber
* Top plate uses 6061 spur gear cover
* 6061 alloy front nose plate included with the chassis
* Towers include an extra shock mounting position
* Top plate corrects the “bow” the stock set-up has
Pricing is as follows-
* Mini 8ight front tower- $12
* Mini 8ight rear tower- $14
* Mini 8ight top plate- $25
* Mini 8ight battery strap- $9
* Mini 8ight chassis/bottom plate- $45
For more information hit up THIS link on the official Exotek website.
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Exotek Carbon Fiber for 8ight Gallery