From Tekno RC:
We are pleased to announce the addition of five new products to our lineup. Our latest products include HRC (high roll center) hubs as well as front/rear universal driveshafts for the NT48.3 and ET48.3 Truggies. Last but not least, we have three center universal driveshafts to improve the consistency of your NB48.3 and NT48.3 driveline.
HRC Rear Hubs
By lowering the hinge pin location compared to the stock rear hubs (TKR5199), we have raised the rear roll center in just the right place. Use these hubs to increase on power traction and stability while decreasing body roll. All of this with improved rotation into a corner and no compromise in on-power steering. To reduce wear and increase part lifespan, they are molded from durable nylon and include locations for hinge pin set screws.
- TKR5030XT, TKR5430, and TKR5184 arms
- TKR5070 and TKR5070A stub axles
- TKR5072 and TKR5472 driveshafts
- TKR5287 universals
TKR5199B – $11.99
Universal Driveshaft Set
Universal driveshafts are now available for the acclaimed ET48.3 and NT48.3 1/8th truggies. The driveshaft assemblies are CNC machined from high-quality steel alloy and black oxidized for wear resistance. Extreme working angles are no problem and as a pure Tekno part, they are durable and will wear very well. They are also light weight as the excess material has been removed without compromising performance or strength.
Universal driveshafts excel in bumpy and rough conditions. The suspension is allowed to work more efficiently without the increased binding of a CVA assembly. Reduced binding allows the vehicle to absorb bumps better with a reduced risk of “catching a rut” and flipping the car while cornering. For smoother tracks, CVA’s will produce more traction and support, but universals are also well suited with slight suspension setup changes (pistons, springs, and oil).
The basic design of a universal driveshaft means virtually no maintenance is required and dirt and dust won’t foul the operation of the joint. These are ready to drop into your ET/NT48.3 with the use of additional TKRBB08165 8x16x5mm bearings. (1x) TKRBB08165 bearing is required for the inside of each wheel hub assembly. The ET/NT48.3 come stock with 8x16x5mm outer bearings, so you only need four extra bearings to complete the conversion.
- Improved handling in rough or bumpy conditions
- CNC machined and black coated for wear resistance
- Light weight and virtually maintenance free
- Direct fit on ET48.3 and NT48.3 1/8th truggies
NOTE: These are compatible with the original ET48 and NT48 but require the updated EB/NB48.3 spindles (TKR5193) and spindle carriers (TKR5194) as well as the 48.3 rear hubs (TKR5199, TKR5199A, TKR5199B).
Center Universal Driveshafts
Center universal driveshafts are now available for your NB48/48.3 and NT48/48.3. Universal driveshafts will smooth out front/rear power transfer and increase brake response by eliminating the fore/aft chatter of a dogbone center shaft system. While not quite as light as our optional aluminum center dog bones, the universal shaft will increase durability and consistency. CNC machined from high-grade steel, the center universal driveshafts directly replace the front and rear center dogbones, diff coupler (TKR5075) and are compatible with all versions of the NB48 and NT48 vehicles.
TKR5295 – Universal Driveshaft (center, rear, 111mm, NB48/NB48.3) – $24.99
TKR5296 – Universal Driveshaft (center, front, 90.5mm, NB48/NB48.3/NT48/NT48.3) – $24.99
TKR5297 – Universal Driveshaft (center, rear, 170.5mm, NT48/NT48.3) – $29.99
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