Tuesday, November 21, 2017

8IGHT Air filter tip

Hello everyone,

This week as I get ready for the trip to the 2017 Fall Brawl at Badlands RC Supercross in Myrtle Beach, SC, I wanted to give everyone a little tip for installing a new air filter (LOSA9151) on any TLR 8IGHT Nitro vehicles. Apply a small amount of black grease (TLR77000) to the front and rear of your air filter to maximize the filtered air going into your engine. If you’re at the Fall Brawl December 1st – 3rd stop by the JConcepts tent and say HI.

JR
#8realm

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Horizon Hobby Midwest Classic and TLR Cup

Leisure Hours Raceway is again Honored to Host The Horizon Hobby Midwest Classic and TLR Cup for 2017 one of the most Prestigious events in the Midwest. Come see some of the best racers including Dakota Phend and JR Mitch, these racers will be on hand with a Drivers Track walk on Friday and a question and answer session .There will be a Raffle and a Special Dash for cash Race. Spectrum Service Center will be on site to answer any questions. We will have Bimp ups and Triple A mainsFood will a be served by Annabell's BAR-BQ

https://www.rcsignup.com/events/displayEvent.cfm?ID=6024



JR
#22empire

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Mud guard with a fan mount (22 4.0 & 22 4.0 SR)

Hello everyone,

This past week TLR released the 22T 4.0 (which we will take a closer look at in next week’s blog post) and with that release came the addition of a mud guard with a fan mount included in the TLR 22T 4.0 kit. TLR has just released this for the 22 4.0 and 22 4.0 SR buggies (part number TLR231071). This is a great upgrade for stock racing and helps hold your fan in a fixed location without the worry of it coming off during a race.

JR
#22empire

Friday, October 27, 2017

This weeks new 8IGHT parts: LLRC Rear Hinge Pin Brace Set and Aluminum Adjustable Rear Hub with Inserts

LLRC rear hinge pin brace set and Alum adjustable rear hub with inserts

Howdy Folks,

Today I wanted to go over a few parts we released that can provide even more tuning options for your 8IGHT vehicles.  We are constantly looking for more ways to give all of us an advantage out there and we feel some of these parts can help for sure.

LLRC rear hinge pin brace set(TLR344010):  This set is a purpose-built set of C and D blocks for the rear of the 8IGHT line that provides you with the corrected parts for getting that lower rear roll center many of us have been trying by flipping blocks.  Lowering the rear roll center can really help through the bumps and landing jumps.  Having the purpose-built C block helps maintain the proper anti-squat adjustments we are all used to having with the 0 insert now being back to 3 degrees of anti-squat.  Please be sure to read the directions when installing these as there is some dremeling of the chassis that is necessary for proper clearance.


Aluminum Adjustable Rear Hubs with Inserts(TLR344008):  These hubs provide all sorts of different options not available before to us.  First off, they are aluminum for durability sake but with Delrin inserts, so they still feel like a plastic hub around the track and should they show signs of wear, you can simply replace the inserts (TLR344009).  These offer 2 different hub heights with 2 sets of camber link holes.  What this allows is for you to adjust the roll center of the rear hub now and then have 2 options for camber link placement.  We found that raising the hub on high bite surfaces is very helpful.  In the raised or +4mm position, you can then also either run the camber link in what would be the normal position or you can now run it raised as well.  Raising the entire rear camber link can aid in forward grip typically.


You will notice these hubs also come with 3 different bearing inserts.  The different inserts offer you yet another tuning option.  The front bearing will always use the smallest of the inserts.  However, the rear bearing has 2 different inserts that can be used.  There is a thicker one which is used when you wish to run the CVA or the short universal (TLR342011) that comes with the tuning kit.  There is also a thinner one which is used if you wish to run the longer universal (TLR342010) so that you can now run the same length front and rear universal if you are running the optional front spindle TLR344006 with the universals up front.


Hopefully, with these options, you can be even faster out there and have even more fun folks.  I wish you the best in racing and thank you for using TLR products!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

2017 Masters of Dirt

Hello everyone,

This week for me it’s off to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina for the 2017 Masters of Dirt at BeachRC. I’ve been to this great east coast facility once for a club race. A new track layout is being put in as we speak and from their past layouts, I’m sure it will not disappoint. This will be my first Masters of Dirt and after a post on the #22empire on FaceBook, it looks like we will have an awesome turnout of TLR racers/customers. Tyler Jones and I will be on hand to race and help support our brands, so feel free to stop by our pits at BeachRC this weekend.

JR
#22empire

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

1/8th Carbon Fiber shock towers

Hello everyone,

This week I asked TLR’s Ryan Dunford to share a little insight into the newest release from TLR which are Carbon Fiber shock towers for TLR’s 8IGHT T 4.0, 8IGHT E 4.0, and 8IGHT 4.0 vehicles. Below are part numbers and a little description of each item.

TLR344011 Carbon Front Shock Tower: 8/E 4.0 This is made out of carbon fiber for increased durability and it is light Weight. This is made out of thick 5mm material for added durability. This tower is 7 grams lighter than the stock tower.

TLR344012 Carbon Rear Shock Tower: 8/E 4.0 This is made out of carbon fiber for increased durability and is light Weight. This is made out of thick 4mm material for added durability. This has additional tuning options for use on different track surfaces. This tower is 13 grams lighter than the stock tower.
TLR344013 Carbon Front Shock Tower: 8T 4.0 This is made out of carbon fiber for increased durability and is light Weight. This is made out of thick 4mm material for added durability. This has additional tuning options for use on different track surfaces. This tower is13 grams lighter than the stock tower.

TLR344014 Carbon Rear Shock Tower: 8T 4.0 This is made out of carbon fiber for increased durability and is light Weight. This is made out of thick 4mm material for added durability. This tower is 14 grams lighter than the stock tower.

JR
#8realm

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Starter Box Positioning Mounts: Fluorescent Yellow

Howdy folks!

I wanted to take a quick minute to make you aware of a new product released.  These are our new positioning mounts that are nice and bright florescent yellow for the TLR starter box TLR99059.  These are part number TLR70004.  These are for those of us that are maybe struggling to see to properly position our buggy and truggy as it starts getting dark out.  These provide a nice high contrast between the dark black starter box and the dark black of the side guards and hard anodized other goodies on your TLR rides.  These come with a bunch of parts but the intent is really to utilize the front and rear outer positioning mounts.

Let me show you the contrast here:

To change these out, you start off by removing the two screws on the top plate nearest the rear mount as shown:
Then you flip up the top and remove the front mount as such:
Next, remove the rear mount:
Close the lid and replace the two screws you started with and here is the finished product:

Nothing too crazy here but helpful nonetheless.  Enjoy the races folks!!!