Eagle Racing R31 Caster Hubs

Eagle Racing has just released new front caster hubs for any R31 based chassis. The new aluminum caster hubs are now available in 10 and 13 degrees caster angles. This new option parts are ideal for anyone utilizing R31 based front suspension system. Increasing the caster angle can easily increase steering angle but it also adds other characteristics that may be undesirable.

High caster angle is especially useful for countersteer CS modified drift RC chassis. It can improve the steering angle and create more stability in an RC drift chassis. The new C-hub adds trailing or positive caster angle to the chassis, which can generate greater stability for counter-steer RC drifting. High caster angle is useful to a certain point, after which it causes more harm than good. Make sure you understand the affects of this option part before purchasing. Recommended for more experienced drift RC enthusiasts.

Features:

  • Available in anodized gold or blue color
  • 10 or 13 degree castor angle aluminum C-hub
  • Compatible with Street Jam OTA-R31 based chassis (TEH-R31, OTA-R31, Kazama Spidercks, ARD CE-RX, and etc.>)
  • Approximate MSRP: ¥1,800JPY
  • Source: Eagle Racing Japan

    10 Comments on “Eagle Racing R31 Caster Hubs”

      1. Kickup does 2 important things:
        1. increases caster angle so 7º + 4mm would be approximately 10º.
        2. kickup also helps with forward weight transfer when you release throttle.
        It is not better or worse about using kickup for more caster angle, you just need to understand how the car behaves and how you drive.  Perhaps you should do more research on the effects of kickup and caster.
        Eliminating kickup and using higher angle caster hubs is not always necessary.  Some choose to change caster hubs instead of using kickup because there is a certain angle those hinge pins can function before they start to bind.  Also when you use kick-up, your droop screws are raised further from the chassis plate; if you like using droop, then maybe it is worth changing your caster hub.

    1. These are a perfect fit – very snug, but no binding. With 13* castor, the car dips slightly at full lock – it’s a bit confusing to watch the first pack.

      1. Kickup does 2 important things:
        1. increases caster angle so 7º + 4mm would be approximately 10º.
        2. kickup also helps with forward weight transfer when you release throttle.
        It is not better or worse about using kickup for more caster angle, you just need to understand how the car behaves and how you drive.  Perhaps you should do more research on the effects of kickup and caster.
        Eliminating kickup and using higher angle caster hubs is not always necessary.  Some choose to change caster hubs instead of using kickup because there is a certain angle those hinge pins can function before they start to bind.  Also when you use kick-up, your droop screws are raised further from the chassis plate; if you like using droop, then maybe it is worth changing your caster hub.

    2. These are a perfect fit – very snug, but no binding. With 13* castor, the car dips slightly at full lock – it’s a bit confusing to watch the first pack.

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