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LiveRC.com – VX3 Brake Disc Review

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LiveRC.com has done a nice Review of our VX3 Brake Disc! Read more below…

In R/C racing the goal is to be the fastest driver on the track. Going fast means having a fast car, but also being able to consistently slow that fast car down. There is nothing faster than charging hard into a corner, braking hard at the last minute, making the turn and being right back on the gas. The key to doing this is having brakes that work, and work every time.

We recently got our hands on a set of the new VX3 brake discs from PSM Option Parts. These new discs are made up of 3mm fiberglass material that is CNC machined and vented. The idea behind PSM’s lightweight fiberglass brake discs is to produce a smooth, solid brake feeling that doesn’t fade away from overheating in those long mains. The idea works! The brake discs do in fact provide a very smooth and consistent feel from the first tank to the last.

As with any brake disc, over time they become “glazed” with oil, dirt, and grime. The VX3 discs are very easy to clean (instructional video provided on the PSM website) simply using a piece of fine sandpaper. Once cleaned the discs work like new. The white appearance is VERY cool to start off with, but like wearing a white shirt eating spaghetti, it doesn’t stay white for long.

So far for longevity, the brake discs have lasted for quite a long time and show no signs of needing replacing (even after multiple cleanings).

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Pros:
Very smooth and consistent for extended runs.
Doesn’t overheat like some stock brake discs.
Lightweight
Easy to clean
Durable

Cons:
White appearance gets dirty quickly.
No United States/North America distributor at this time.

Conclusion:
We were quite impressed with the PSM VX3 brakes and their performance. Getting your hands on a set takes a little time, as you must order online direct from PSM in Germany (there is no current United States distributor). After putting a little elbow grease in after running to keep the discs looking fresh and bright white, we have no complaints and are confident that the VX3 brake discs are a good choice when choosing aftermarket brakes.

Beacon Rating: 4/5

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Front Shock Tower Set, Carbon 5mm – B4.2 (1)

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ITEM# PS01527 FIT: Team Associated B4.2 CONTENT: 1 Set


● CNC MACHINED IN GERMANY
● PERFECT FIT – DURABLE DESIGN
● ONLY 14.0g
● NEW PSM‘13 CARBON MATERIAL
● HIGH QUALITY 5MM GLOSSY CARBON
● IMPACT PROVED – DURABLE DESIGN
● INCLUSIVE REQUIRED HARDWARE
● ADDITIONAL SHOCK POSITION

This new Front Carbon Shock Tower for the Associated B4.2 comes as complete Set with all required mounting Hardware. It is made from glossy 5mm Carbon Fiber, is super lightweight with only 14.0g and gives your B4 a nice Factory Team look. It features an additional inner Shock Position which will be a big advantage on high bite Tracks such as Carpet or AstroTurf .

The original Shock Tower can be easily replaced with this Product.
Estimated Assembling Time: 5 Minutes

Rear Shock Tower, Carbon 4mm – MP9 TKI3 (1)

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ITEM# PS01582 FIT: Kyosho MP9 TKI3 CONTENT: 1 Piece


● CNC MACHINED IN GERMANY
● PERFECT FIT – DURABLE DESIGN
● ONLY 20.0g
● NEW PSM‘13 CARBON MATERIAL
● HIGH QUALITY 4MM GLOSSY CARBON
● IMPACT PROVED

This new Rear Carbon Shock Tower for the Kyosho MP9 is made from glossy 4mm Carbon Fiber and is pretty lightweight with only 20.g

The original shock tower will be replaced with this Product.

Front Shock Tower, Carbon 5mm – MP9 TKI3 (1)

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ITEM# PS01581 FIT: Kyosho MP9 TKI3 CONTENT: 1 Piece


● CNC MACHINED IN GERMANY
● PERFECT FIT – DURABLE DESIGN
● ONLY 16.0g
● NEW PSM‘13 CARBON MATERIAL
● HIGH QUALITY 5MM GLOSSY CARBON
● IMPACT PROVED
● ADDITIONAL SHOCK POSITION

This new Front Carbon Shock Tower for the Kyosho MP9 is made from glossy 5mm Carbon Fiber, its pretty lightweight with only 16.0g and features an  additional inner shock position!

The original shock tower will be replaced with this Product.

CVD Axles Set for KYOSHO MP9 TKI3 – AL7075 (6)

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ITEM# PS01573 FIT: Kyosho MP9 TKI3 CONTENT: 1 Set


● CNC MACHINED IN GERMANY
● PRECISION MACHINED – ABSOLUTE TRUE RUNNING
● ONLY 30.0g IN TOTAL
● ULTRA LIGHT AND DURABLE
● HIGH GRADE 7075-T6 ALUMINIUM
● INKLUSIVE HARDWARE

This CVD Axles for Kyosho MP9 TKI3 are made of high grade 7075-T6 Aluminium to reduce the drivetrain’s rotating mass.
With only 30g (Total) this Set is super lightweight and very durable.
The original CVD Axles will be replaced with this product.
Total Content: 6 Pieces! Hardware included.
KYOSHO ORIGINAL PARTS IFW432 & IFW435 REQUIRED