Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Behind the scenes at TLR

Hello everyone,

This week, I would like to share an In Touch with TLR video with TLR team manager, Kevin Gahan and TLR Engineer, Mike Mellin. In this video Kevin and Mike talk about and show everyone what an engineers tasks are, and what are some of the challenges faced. This is just one of the jobs associated with producing a high quality product here in the R/C industry today.


JR
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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Set-up using front SLRC

Hello everyone,

This week, I would like to share a set-up using last week’s blog post talking SLRC on the front of your TLR 22 vehicles. Last Saturday, I made the trip to Newred Hobbies here in Florida and met up with TLR/JConcepts racer, Erik Everett, and we worked together getting his TLR 22 4.0 SR working well using the front SLRC. Below is Erik’s setup and here’s a little insight on Newred Hobbies track, which is high grip running on JConcepts gold octagons with carpet wood jumps.


JR
#22empire #8realm #DriveTLR

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Front SLRC on 22 4.0

Hello everyone,

This week, I would like to talk about SLRC (Super Low Roll Center) for the front of your 22 vehicles. This mod is very easy to do, and it helps the front end of the car roll more on higher grip stations giving the car a more forgiving feel and less grip rolling. (See picture below) The front two washers on the front kick shim are standard 1mm ball stud washers; the rear two washers I’ve used are 1mm rear axle spacers. After adding these shims to the kick shim on the car, this lowers the front inner hinge pins by 1mm giving you the SLRC front pivot. Along with this change, I suggest increasing the front spring rate by one, adding 1mm more front stroke, and lowering the inner front ball stud by 1mm.


JR
#22empire #8realm #DriveTLR

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

22 4.0 Body options

Hello everyone,

This week, I would like to talk about the body options you have for your TLR 22 4.0. First off, all the bodies I talk about here today come in both regular weight and light weight option. The only difference in the two is the lexan thickness, which with a lighter body would reduce overall weight and give the car a lower CG. TLR (TLR230010 and TLR230008), JConcepts (JCO0318 and JCO0318L), and Pro-Line (PRO329230 and PRO329225) all have bodies available. All have slightly different styling characteristics and perform slightly different. Dakotah Phend prefers the TLR (TLR230008) for its overall look and its balance front to rear on the car. I prefer the JConcepts (JCO0318L) for its great styling and the forgiveness it gives me on the track. Tanner Denney goes with the Pro-Line (PRO329225) for its awesome drivability on all different track conditions. Hopefully now you have a little insight on what body options are out there and like always you can find them all at HorizonHobby.com.


 JR
#22empire #8realm #DriveTLR

Monday, July 9, 2018

Driveshafts. CVA, CVD & Universals

Hello everyone,

This week, I would like to share an in Touch with TLR video done by TLR team manager, Kevin Gahan, showing and talking about Driveshafts: CVA, CVD & Universals. Two weekends ago, I attended the AMS 9.0. When I switched from Universals and CVA on my TLR 8IGHT E 4.0, I saw a much better feel with Universals on the front and CVA’s in the rear. So, take a second to watch this video like I did and learn a little bit more about Driveshafts: CVA, CVD & Universals.


JR #22empire #8realm #DriveTLR

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Bladder shocks & Emulsion shocks

Hello everyone,

This week, I would like to share an in Touch with TLR video done by TLR team manager, Kevin Gahan, showing and talking about bladder shocks & emulsion shocks. This past weekend I attended the Roar fuel Nationals and I switched from emulsion to bladder and I saw a much more stable car on the high-speed track at Southside RC Raceway on bladder shocks over emulsion. So, I think it’s always good to keep a set of bladders (TLR243004) in your parts box.

JR #22empire #8realm #DriveTLR

Friday, June 15, 2018

8IGHT-X

Hello everyone,

This week I’m attending the Roar fuel nationals in Lake City, Florida at Southside RC Raceway and I’ve been given the awesome opportunity to race the newly released 8IGHT-X. I’ve taken a few pictures of my car here at the race for everyone to take a look closer at things. Be sure to check out all of the coverage from here at the Roar fuel nationals on TLR’s Facebook and Instagram all weekend.










JR #22empire #8realm #DriveTLR #8IGHTX