The guys over at TLR have a new chassis for the 22 and 22 2.0 buggy. It is slightly shorter than the stock unit (-2.5mm) and shaves off about 15 grams of weight. The shorter chassis is said to make the buggy turn and rotate more quickly, thus helping you lay the smack down even faster on fellow racers or bashing buddies. It hits the street at $58, has a part number of #TLR331014, and starts shipping next month. Get more of the scoop at This Link over on the TLR website.
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What is the single trickest upgrade you can put on your car? Oh ya, a carbon fiber chassis! Now you Team Durango DEX210v2 owners can do just that thanks to Exotek. Made from 2.5mm carbon fiber, it is ultra light (35 grams lighter) and flexes slightly than the stock aluminum unit to provide more grip. Best of all? It just looks SIK. The Exotek chassis will set you back $79 and it has a part number of #1459. Get full details over on the official Exotek Website.
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Not everyone has a big parking lot to run on, some hobbyists bash wherever they can, even in small indoor areas. Pro-Line has announced their -8mm short indoor chassis for their PRO-2 SCT. The 8mm shorter chassis makes the PRO-2 more agile and gives it better turning speed, and it is made from Hard Anodized 3mm 7075-T6 aluminum for strength.
The part number for the PL indoor chassis is 6093-06, it has a street price of $75, and you can hit up This Link to get more details over on Pro-Line’s website.
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The folks over at ST Racing Concepts have announced a new Chassis Set for custom builders. This set is for people who like to use their own length suspension links during a custom build. The kit comes in three different colors and is designed to be used with an Axial center transmission. The chassis set includes-
* 4mm aluminum chassis rails
* 4mm aluminum side plates
* Front 4 link plate
* 18mm aluminum posts
* Mounting hardware
The part number is #STA3050 and it has a retail price of $49. Hit up This Link to check out the official STRC website.
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One way to get better handling out of your Traxxas 2wd Slash is to put a low center of gravity chassis on it. Now Traxxas has released a complete LCG Conversion Kit for the Slash 2wd. It comes with a blue chassis and everything you need to make the conversion.
The part number for the Traxxas Slash conversion kit is TRA5830, it has a street price of $39, and you can expect to see them start hitting hobby shops next month.
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Looking to do something a bit different with your Traxxas Rustler, Bandit or Stampede? ChuckworksRC has a new chassis kit to transform your old Traxxas into a slick new Sprint Car.
The ChuckworksRC sprint car kit has a mid-motor conversion and moves the battery to the left side of the car for optimal handling on an oval. The chassis is constructed out of G-10 fiberglass and has a street price of $120. These are available right now and all you have to do to learn more is Click Here to head straight over to the ChuckworksRC website.
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If you are looking to start from the ground up and create a truly customized trail rig the new T-Rail Trail Chassis from RadShapeRC would get you off to a great start. The new RadShapeRC chassis is made from high quality aluminum and is made to look like a real full scale off-road chassis. The T-Rail chassis also comes with multiple mounting positions for shocks and bar links to make it even more customizable.
Part number for the new T-Rail chassis is #RRCCRW01-BBLA while it carries a street price of $125. These are available right now and you can get more information by simply clicking on THIS LINK.
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Team Durango just keeps blowing up, they’ve gone from a small company to one of the front runners in just a couple of years. With that success, many aftermarket companies have jumped on board putting out option parts. Out of all the companies making Durango option parts, Revolution Design Racing Products (RDRP) has to be considered one of the leaders.
RDRP has announced a new extended length chassis for the Durango 2wd DEX210 buggy. The 7075 T-6 aluminum chassis is stretched a full 11mm for better handling characteristics and is more than twice as rigid as the stock unit. The chassis has been CNC machined, it comes “murdered-out” with black anodizing, and has that trick laser etching that is such the rage right now.
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The crew over at Kershaw Designs are known for coming up with innovative and affordable large scale products. Their latest creation, a new chassis for the HPI Savage Flux 5SC, is a good example of their creativity. The new Kershaw 5SC chassis is designed to not only be stronger than stock, but to also allow the use of larger motors and battery packs for you power hungry freaks out there.
* Motor mount accepts all common 56mm motors and the enormous Castle 2028 motor
* Room for blower fans
* Main chassis made from 4.1mm heat treated aluminum.
* Velcro battery synching system with plenty of room for wide, tall LiPos.
* Chassis designed with 4 degrees of anti-squat geometry in the rear for quicker acceleration
* Battery tray adjusts to 3 different positions forwards and aft for tuning weight distribution
* Available with optional 1/4 scale servo mounting plate
* Also accepts KD’s Direct Drive Gearbox
Street price for the Kershaw 5SC chassis is $430 and they are available right now. For more information hit up the official Kershaw Designs Website.
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The Durango DEX210 buggy is one of the trickest pieces of machinery out on the track, but RDRP has introduced a new extended chassis to make it even better. Their new chassis is a full 11mm longer than the stocker, lending to more stability and more speed. CNC machined aluminum with lazer etched logo’s, the new extended chassis is expected to hit hobby shops sometime in January. For more information hit up the Revolution Design Racing Products Website.
Have you read our Durango DEX210 RTR review yet? If not, check it out HERE.
THE Pro-Line Pro-2 LCG Performance Chassis for Traxxas Slash Review
There are a number of companies making LCG chassis’s for the Traxxas Slash and Pro-Line is the most recent to throw their hat in the ring. Pro-Line has a rep for putting out the coolest of the cool, and the best of the best, so how does their new Pro-2 LCG chassis stack up? Let’s find out…
Do you like to go huge with your Traxxas Slash/Stampede/Rustler/Bandit? If so Billet Works Designs has an all new Extreme Basher Chassis Conversion for your rig. This is a short wheel-based and body-less design that is made to take the extreme beatings that you dish out. Some of the other features are-
* G10 lower chassis
* Delrin TVP sides
* New shock towers
* Aluminum bulkhead braces
* New rear link mount
* Inverted and centered servo mount
* 9.5″ wheelbase
* Side wings for installation of electronics
We have not received any pricing or release date information, but HERE is the link to the official Billet Works Designs website.
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Billet Works Designs Gallery
The Team Durango DEX210 has gotten tremendous worldwide support from the aftermarket companies. A good example of this is Tresrey, the Team Durango distributor in Japan. Tresrey has just announced an uber new 7075 aluminum chassis and 4mm shock towers for the DEX210. Their chassis is 18 grams lighter than the stock unit and is 1mm thicker for durability and to increase rear traction. The carbon fiber shock towers feature revised geometry and red anodized mounting hardware.
The new Tresrey upgrade parts are expected to hit the market in mid-October, and you can visit their official Website for more information.
Durango is getting huge here in the states, have you read our Durango DEX210 RTR review? Check it out HERE.
Tresrey Durango DEX210 Gallery