“X Factory announces a new line of upgrade parts to fit the full range of X-Cars and, in some cases, many other brands of off-road 1/10 vehicles as well. Called “Real Men Wear Black,” most items in the new line of parts will be black. All are designed by X Factory’s chief engineer, Paul Sinclair and he uses them on his cars. The “Real Men Wear Black” line kicks off now with four great items and will be expanded soon as Paul designs new parts. With their distinct black and white packaging, “Real Men Wear Black” will be easy to spot at your local hobby store. In some cases these are new hop-up parts for areas of the car where no other company makes cool parts; those which are similar to others’ are priced less than other brands. Paul said, “I got tired of so much blue all over my car. It was just too much. When we prototype a new part, even dialed D.D.P. and E-Speed parts, I get to use the first prototypes without anodizing, and I began to like the black with silver look. A while ago, as we started production on those great items, I made a special request to have my personal parts anodized black. Perfect!”
First up is the new battery stand-off kit, #1226. Four black aluminum pieces fit under the standard CF battery strap to raise the posts for ROAR-maximum height batteries. Includes mounting studs & four black low-profile locknuts. Fits X – 6 Squared & X – 60.
Next is the #1232 motor plate. It’s the same as the standard aluminum plate for X Factory’s 4-Gear transmission, but it looks a whole lot better in black! Fits all X-Cars with a 4-Gear transmission.
#1241 servo mounts fit the X – 6 Squared, X – 60, and most 1/10 AE cars. Paul’s design is different than the FT blue mounts, real men DO wear black, and the X Factory part is several dollars less.
The black wheel washers, #6452, are just dialed, and fit most 1/10 off-road cars with 3/16” diameter axles.
All four of the Real Men Wear Black parts are shipping today to fine hobby stores all over the world, and will be on the X Factory web site in about 5 days. Additional releases in the new line will follow.”