Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Results for end of September and beginning of October

Hello everyone,

This week, I would like to share some results from the past two weekends at some great events. First up we had the TLR cup west at Tacoma RC raceway in Tacoma, WA. We saw Dakotah Phend take the victory in the 2wd mod and 4wd mod classes along with Luke Unis winning the 17.5 buggy class and Douglas Hobbs in the Pro4 mod SCT class. Second up, we had the JConcepts INS8 at RC Excitement in Fitchburg, MA, where we saw Taddie Anderson take the win in the stock buggy class along with Caleb Jennings with the win in the 13.5 stadium truck class. Awesome events and awesome job by everyone the last two weekends. Keep up the good work and race on! Photo credit to JConcepts for the INS photos.







JR
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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

JR Mitch RC’s 22 4.0 project stock build

Hello everyone,

This week, I would like to share my project stock build, where I turn my spare 22 4.0 into a stock racer. I started this project back on August 20th and I work on it each week for a couple of hours at a time. I finished up a week ago, starting from a bare chassis and then going all the way to racing it at my home track (Newred Hobbies in Ocala, FL.). I used products from TLR, Spektrum, JConcepts, and Tekin to complete this project and you can view each post with some added helpful content on my FaceBook page JR Mitch RC. Enjoy and thanks for following!


JR
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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Tyler Jones wins in Minnesota at Thunder Road RC Raceway

Hello everyone,

This week, I would like to share Tyler Jones’s win and set-up from last weekend’s race at Thunder Road RC Raceway. Thunder Road is in Waite Park Minnesota which features a very open layout with black carpet and green AstroTurf for jumps. Tyler raced and worked with TLR teammate, Hunter Holmberg (brought home a 3rd place finish) to come up with the carpet setup you see here.





JR
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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

22 4.0 rear arms on the 22-4 2.0

Earlier this year I began working on a setup for the 22-4 2.0, since switching to TLR I was struggling a bit to find consistency with the handling of the rear of the car. After a bit of brainstorming I thought I would give the 2wd rear arms a try for 2 reasons.


1. The 2wd rear arms outer shock mounting location is equal to the 4wd inner most hole allowing more useful adjustment.
2. The 2wd rear arms are a gull wing shape, and I believe gull wing rear arms help the car generate a bit of grip, and consistency.

Frank had the arms put on the car in solid works so we could match the droop / axle location of the stock 4wd geometry. The team stayed for an extra day of testing following the INS at Hobby Action, both Frank and Dakotah had an opportunity to run the full setup, and we all ran the setup at the 2018 ROAR Nats and this will be the base setup moving forward and we recommend everyone to try it.

Parts you’ll need for the modification / team setup moving forward.
22 4.0 rear arm - TLR234079 or Stiffezel TLR334047
22 shock limiters – TLR5096
AE LONG shock ends – ASC91820
AE spring perch – ASC91310
The only part that needs modified are the rear arms, 1 hole will need to be drilled in each arm to mount the 4wd sway bar.



When installing the arms it is very important to get the arm / hub spacing correct or wheelbase will be effected. Arms- the arms should be spaced all the way to the rear of the car, I used 3.5mm of 22 shock limiters to accomplish this Hubs- hubs should be spaced with 1mm in front of the hub and 3mm rear of the hub. [note: if you want to use the 22-4 outer hinge pin on the 2wd arm you can all you have to do is place 1 1mm spacer on between the nut and the arm]


The rear shock needs to be longer to account for the shape of the arm, we are also running extra droop with this setup front and rear.

Front Shock 0 internal limiters – 25mm stroke – use the ae long rod ends Rear Shock 0 internal limiters – 3mm of external limiters – 33mm stroke – use the long ae rod ends We run 2-outside on the front shock, and 3-middle on the rear shock. On the upper shock mount you will need to use a 3x35 steel screw to mount the shock with a 9mm worth of spacing to correct the shock angle.


The last thing to pay attention too is the rear dog bone engagement into the outdrive. We run the 68mm bone with 1mm axle spacers with the rear ball diff.


Zeke Ballinger

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

New product spotlight

Hello everyone,

This week, I would like to do a product spotlight on the two latest products for TLR. First up is the Cleaning Combo Brush (TLR70006) featuring Soft and Firm bristles for all your cleaning needs. Up next is the TLR Foam Combo Shock/Car Stand (TLR70005) featuring a split design for when needing to rebuild your shock and keep your car on a stand at the same time. This week I’m off to West Monroe, Louisiana for the Southern Nationals. Be sure to keep up with TLR’s FaceBook and Instagram for updates on this weekend’s event.



JR
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Thursday, August 30, 2018

Build a 22 ball diff and go over the break in process.

Hello everyone,

This week, I would like to share another In Touch with TLR video with TLR team manager, Kevin Gahan, as he builds a 22 ball diff and goes over the break in process. Please keep in mind that this build and process carries over all the 22 ball diffs (22, 22T, 22SCT, and if you have ball diffs in your 22-4).


JR
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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Wicked Weekend Set-up (8IGHT E 4.0)

Hello everyone,

This week, I would like to share my TLR 8IGHT E 4.0 from this past weekend’s Wicked Weekend event. The Wicked Weekend event was in Gainesville, GA with a total entry count of 530 and the track was wicked! Please be sure to keep in mind some of the key items on this setup which makes the overall setup even better, I.e. front universals and rear arm stiffeners.

JR #22empire #8realm #DriveTLR