Wednesday, October 18, 2017
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.
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.
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
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:
Nothing too crazy here but helpful nonetheless. Enjoy the races folks!!!
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Today I would like to show a different use of TLR’s Hex Differential Wrench (TLR2950). If you don’t have this tool already for it’s easier adjustment of any TLR ball Differential without removing of a tire or a ball cup, maybe this blog post will put it on your list of must haves. Last Thursday here in Florida at Newred hobbies for some club racing I changed my anti-squat rear suspension inserts and used TLR’s Hex Differential Wrench tool to help remove the inserts without damage or removal of the anti-squat block.
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
This week I would like to pass on a couple of TLR 8IGHT setups from our teams both here in the US and overseas in France. First, we asked Spencer Heckert to send over his setups from this past weekend’s race at LCRC. Spencer had an outstanding performance taking 2nd in nitro buggy and the win with the TQ in the nitro Truggy class. Next it is off to France and team driver, Reno Savoya, who won round five of the French Nationals. Below is his setup from this event that was on his TLR 8IGHT 4.0. Great job guys! Keep up the good work!
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
This week I reached out to team driver Anthony Mazzara after his awesome finish at last weekend’s JConcepts Turf Nationals at RC Madness with over 300 entries.
Anthony TQed and won the 40+ 2wd mod. class, 3rd in the Pro 2wd mod. class and 5th in the Pro 4wd mod. class.
I asked Anthony to share his setups for his TLR 22 4.0 and TLR 22-4 2.0 from this event.
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
This week I would like to share a little bumper mod on the TLR 22 4.0, 22 4.0 SR, 22T 3.0 line of vehicles. Sometimes trying to install the rear toe-in block with the bumper can be a little tough and this mod helps with that. Frist remove the material shown in the picture below. With this material removed you can install the toe-in block first using the center 2x6mm Flat Head Screw then sliding the bumper into its location and then installing the two 3x12mm Flat Head Screws securing everything together.
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Today I would like to talk about raising the front spindle height on the TLR 22-4 2.0/22-4. This is a fairly easy mod and can improve the steering and help the car drive better/easier on higher bite tracks such as turf and carpet. First remove 2mm’s of material from the bottom of the front caster blocks and add a 2mm spacer to the top of the caster block (see picture). After this is done I went to a 1mm spacer on the spindle steering turnbuckle and added 2mm’s more of drop to the front shocks to compensate the added spindle height. Another thing to keep in mind is this mod woks great with TLR’s Gen II +3.5 Rear Hub Set part number TLR234088.