Thursday, October 30, 2014

Brass MM Hinge Pin Brace, +35g

Hello Racers!

Today, we announced TLR334018, Brass Weight, MM Hinge Pin Brace +35g: 22/2.0/T/SCT.  Please find the direct link here - http://www.tlracing.com/Search/Default.aspx?SearchTerm=TLR334018






Key Features:
    - Precisions CNC Machined for a perfect fit
    - Accommodate both LRC and HRC anti-squat shims.
    - Adds 35g over the stock part in the ideal location, as far back as possible without being behind the diff.
    - Laser Etched for easy identification of weight delta.
    - M2 threaded hole for easy mounting with 22 2.0 and 22SCT 2.0 for secure rear suspension during transmission maintenance.
    - Direct fit replacement will mount to any 22 platform Mid-Motor vehicle without any other parts or modifications required

The TLR Race Team has done extensive testing this year tuning their Mid-Motor 22 2.0’s and 22SCT 2.0’s with brass weight from front to rear.  Of all of the brass weight additions for Mid-Motor that we tested, the addition of the Brass MM Hinge Pin Brace made the largest improvement to the handling and balance on the 22 2.0 and 22SCT 2.0.  It gets 35g of extra ballast as low and as far to the rear of the vehicles as possible without being behind the rear diff (which creates the unwanted pendulum effect).  The has helped to increase the rear weight bias of the 22 2.0 and 22SCT 2.0, which creates more rotation and forward drive, and an all-around better balance.  This setup improvement has helped Dakotah Phend win the 2014 ROAR Nationals with Ryan Maifield winning A3 for a TLR A-Main Sweep!

Machined to be the maximum dimensions to fit the 22 2.0 and 22SCT 2.0 without out interference, the MM Hinge Pin Brace still allows for both LRC and HRC adjustments using all the different anti-squat tuning options.  This Brass MM Hinge Pin Brace will fit the 22, 22 2.0, 22T, 22SCT, and 22SCT 2.0 without any further parts of modifications in Mid-Motor configuration, but will NOT fit any of the 22 vehicles in Rear-Motor configuration.


We hope you enjoy this tuning parts, which should be in stock and shipping by Mid November!

Race On!
Frank

Thursday, October 23, 2014

-2.5mm Lightweight 22 2.0 Chassis is here!

Hey Guys,

We've just announced the -2.5mm Lightweight 22 2.0 chassis today on tlracing.com.  http://www.tlracing.com/Products/Default.aspx?ProdID=TLR331014



Please see the details on the new chassis below:

Features
·       -  2.5mm shorter than the stock 22 and 22 2.0 Chassis for improved handling characteristics.
·        - Additional milled pockets help the -2.5mm chassis to be lighter than the stock 22 2.0 chassis, and is 15-17g lighter.
·       -  Milled 2.5mm thick 7075-T6 Aluminum
·        - Hard Anodized for strength and outstanding wear characteristics
·        - A direct replacement fit that will not require any other parts.
·        - Work with both the rear-motor and mid-motor 22 2.0 configurations.

Overview
·         The TLR Race Team has done extensive testing over the summer running multiple different lengths of prototype chassis to determine which offers the best performance for the 22 2.0.  Needless to say, the chassis testing resulted in optimal performance from the -2.5mm length prototype, and we have now brought this to market.

The -2.5mm wheelbase helps the 22 2.0 enter the turn a little quicker, rotate quicker and have better drive off the turn, which really improves the overall balance and feel especially in mid-motor.  This setup improvement helped Dakotah Phend win the 2014 ROAR Nationals with Ryan Maifield winning A3 for a TLR A-Main Sweep.

The chassis also keeps the competitive stock racers in mind, having additional pockets milled throughout to lighten the chassis by 15-17g each.  This lighter chassis makes it even easier to get the 22 2.0 down to the ROAR minimum weight, but has shown no signs of being less durable than the stock chassis.


The -2.5mm chassis is a direct fit part that will replace the stock 22 and 22 2.0 chassis with no other modifications required.

The chassis really works great, and it is highly recommended for the 22 and 22 2.0.

Race On!
Frank

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

22SCT 2.0 - Starting Setups

Hello Racers!

We have had some questions about what setups the team is running on the new 22SCT 2.0 since the trucks have just started shipping, and we are happy to share them with you.

Below, are the setups for mid-motor and rear-motor.  For mid-motor, we've gotten Ryan Maifield's most current setup which lead him to victory at the JConcepts Fall Indoor National.  

http://www.tlracing.com/ProdInfo/Files/TLR03003-Setup-Ryan%20Maifield%202014-10-22%20Standard%20Setup,%20MM.pdf

For rear-motor, the kit setup is actually exactly what I have been running just about everywhere and is a great place to start.  Some things to try from this are lower ride height, Pink rear springs, and maybe up 2.5wt oil front and rear if the grip is high.

http://www.tlracing.com/ProdInfo/Files/TLR03003-Setup-Kit.pdf

Hope these work well for you and we cannot wait to hear what you think about the 2.0!

Race On!
Frank

Saturday, October 11, 2014

CVA's for the 22-4 Now Available!

Hello Racers,

We have just announced and started shipping CVA driveshaft sets for the 22-4.  The team has been testing these for quite a while, and the results have been VERY positive.  Ryan Maifield, Dustin Evans, and Dakotah Phend have all been using these on their summer victory tour.

A CVA joint will create more natural lock up or "bind" than a universal joint.  This helps to stiffen the suspension when under acceleration, which makes the car flatter and drive off harder.  It also helps jump landings, when you apply some throttle (especially when you know you are casing/flat landing).  

Along with going to the "shorty" setup on the 22-4, the CVA's were the other huge setup change the team has made that has resulted in many wins this summer.  Try them out today!

TLR332012 - Front Driveshaft Set, CVA, Complete: 22-4
http://www.tlracing.com/Products/Default.aspx?ProdID=TLR332012


TLR332013 - Rear Driveshaft, Set, CVA, Complete: 22-4
http://www.tlracing.com/Products/Default.aspx?ProdID=TLR332013


Thanks and Race On!
Frank

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Setup Sheets from the National Champ!

Hey Guys,

We've gotten the setup sheets from Dakotah Phend for his recent ROAR National Championships.  


Dakotah took the TQ and Win in dominating fashion in the Modified 2WD Buggy Class with his 22 2.0.
http://www.tlracing.com/ProdInfo/Files/TLR03002-22%202.0%20Setup%20Dakotah%20Phend%202014-08-29%20%20ROAR%20National%20Champion.pdf

Dakotah had a reversal of fates from the 2013 Nationals, and won the Modified 2WD Stadium Truck Class from 2nd on the grid in the first two mains.
http://www.tlracing.com/ProdInfo/Files/TLR0023-22T%20Setup%20Dakotah%20Phend%202014-08-29%20ROAR%20National%20Champion.pdf

And lastly, Dakotah took a strong TQ in the Modified 4WD Buggy Class after topping 3 of 4 rounds.  He followed it up with a strong second place finish.
http://www.tlracing.com/ProdInfo/Files/TLR03005-22-4%20Setup%20Dakotah%20Phend%202014-08-29%20ROAR%20Nationals%20TQ.pdf

Give these setups a shot and see if they can help you get to the top of the podium as well!

Race On!
Frank

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Surf City Setup for the SCTE 2.0

Hey Guys,

We didn't have the setup posted yet for Frank's TEN-SCTE 2.0 yesterday, so we just wanted to add another blog post to get it out to you now that it is up.

Frank was able to TQ and win with his SCTE 2.0, along with Jake Thayer and Ryan Dunford finishing 2nd and 3rd to complete the podium.  All 2.0's had very similar setups, and so we've posted Frank's winning setup to TLRacing.com.

http://www.tlracing.com/ProdInfo/Files/TLR03000_Frank_Root_20140803_Surf_City.pdf

Race on!
Frank

Monday, August 11, 2014

Surf City Classic Setups - Posted

Team Losi Racing has a great weekend at the Surf City Classic dominating the Modified Classes and Stock Buggy.  We've learned a bit with our setups, and have posted them now to tlracing.com.

Ryan Maifield took the TQ and win in Mod 2wd Buggy, 4wd Buggy and 1/8-Electric Buggy in dominating fashion.  The setups that got him to the top of the podium are below:

22 2.0, Mid Motor - http://www.tlracing.com/ProdInfo/Files/TLR03002_Ryan_Maifield_20140803_Surf_City.pdf

22-4, with Shorty Pack - http://www.tlracing.com/ProdInfo/Files/TLR03005_Ryan_Maifield_20140803_Surf_City.pdf

8IGHT-E 3.0 - http://www.tlracing.com/ProdInfo/Files/TLR04002_Ryan_Maifield_20140803_Surf_City.pdf

The stock buggy class was the largest of the weekend with 110 entries.  TLR driver James Raschko took the A-Main win beating out TLR product developer Frank Root's late race charge.  Running different setups, but both showing good speed so we've posted both setups.

22 2.0, James Raschko, Rear Motor 17.5 - http://www.tlracing.com/ProdInfo/Files/TLR03002_James_Raschko_2014_Surf_City.pdf

22 2.0, Frank Root, Rear Motor 17.5 - http://www.tlracing.com/ProdInfo/Files/TLR03002_Frank_Root_20140803_Surf_City.pdf

We hope you enjoy these setups and they help you get the top of the podium for your next race!

Race on!
Frank