Wednesday, February 13, 2019

8IGHT X-E Tech Talk video

Hello everyone,

Sit back and soak it all in as TLR's Ryan Dunford gives you the inside scoop on the brand new 8IGHT X-E on his Tech Talk video. Click on the Facebook link below!

In stock now at Horizon Hobby!


JR
#22empire #8realm #DriveTLR

Team weekend rundown 2/9-2/10

Hello everyone,

For this past weekend’s team weekend rundown, we have some awesome results from the JConcepts Winter INS9 to the Rumble in the Rockies. Thanks to everyone for the hard work and dedication to Team Losi Racing!


Anthony Westgaard; Win in Expert Truggy and 2nd in Expert Nitro Buggy at round 2 of Grassroots series
Mason Fuller; Win in Mod Track and 2nd in both 2wd and 4wd mod at the JConcepts Winter INS9
Bradley Rippee; Win in both 2wd mod and 4x4 SCT at AMS superbowl race
Justin Watson; Win in stock buggy at JBRL
Aaron Kothman; TQ and Win in 2wd Mod at MakinTraxx
Don Vinkemulder; TQ and Win in Intermediate Buggy and Win in 40+ buggy at Grassroots series
Zeke Ballinger; Awesome result Rumble in the Rockies
Tyler Whitt; Awesome result at Rumble in the Rockies
Brian Valles; Awesome result at Hobbyplex in Omaha
Cole Henriksen; Awesome result at the JConcepts Winter INS9
Curtis May; Awesome result at EN Hobbies
Marlo Obus; Awesome result at AMS superbowl race
Charlie Maiorana; Awesome result at the JConcepts Winter INS9
Bibie Cruz; Awesome result at DRP Ice Breaker
Matt Sunderlage; Awesome result at Trackside
Kaden Fuller; Awesome result at the JConcepts Winter INS9
Matthew Williby; Awesome result at JBRL

JR
#22empire #8realm #DriveTLR

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Team weekend rundown 2/2-2/3


Hello everyone,

For this past weekend’s team weekend rundown, we have some awesome results from Shifty’s RC Raceway in Oklahoma to Leisure Hours Raceway in Illinois. Thanks to everyone for the hardwork and dedication to Team Losi Racing!


Curtis May; Awesome result at The Ohio RC Factory
Aaron Cline; TQ and Win in 4wd at The Midwest Champs
Alex Vaughn; Win in both 13.5 4wd and 2wd mod at Leisure Hours raceway
Mike Tuntakit; Win at Rain Man’s hobby and raceway
Bob Zahn; TQ and Win at RC World in ON, Canada
Tyler Whitt; Win in 2wd at Trackside Raceway
Eli Westrup; Awesome result at RiseUp and Hobbytown
Shane Preugschat; TQ and Win in Truggy at Winter Rage
Chris Kelly; Awesome result at The Nitro Compound
Jordan Church; Awesome result at Shifty’s
Dougie E. M. Hobbs; Stadium Truck and 4wd SCT win at Winter Rage

JR
#22empire #8realm #DriveTLR

More 8X Option Parts in stock and shipping!

We had more parts come in for the 8X this week. 

TLR341018 - Quick Change Engine Mount Only, 8X
TLR341019 - Quick Change Engine Mount Set, 8X

These allow you to leave the base of the engine in place and remove the engine from the top keeping your gear mesh set.

TLR344039 - Sway Bars, F 2.2/2.4, R 2.6/2.8: 8X

These are what we refer to as the even set.  This set makes it so you can make finer adjustments to your sway bar setups.


TLR344040 - Aluminum Spindle Carrier Set, 17.5: 8X
TLR344041 - Aluminum Spindle Carrier Set, 20: 8X

These both provide extra durability as well as tunability.  Each has an additional camber mounting location and the 20 degree carriers offer the ability to now run 20 degrees of caster.


Good luck out there!

Saturday, February 2, 2019

1/8 Differential Building Tip

Hey Guys,

Here is a quick build tip from Team Losi Racing’s Factory Driver Tyler Jones’s father, Randy Jones, who is an avid mechanic and is always looking for ways to improve the build on Tyler’s 8IGHT-X and 8IGHT-XE.


During the build of your 8IGHT-X differentials, it is hard to not get oil into the screw holes that hold the ring gear and spur gear onto the differential case. To alleviate any oil into the screw holes, Randy uses a #54 drill bit, which measures .055”, and drills through the four screw holes in the differential case. By performing this simple modification, it will allow the oil to escape and avoids the screw from hydro-locking in the differential case. 





Thursday, January 31, 2019

TLR 8IGHT X-E

Hello Everyone, 

The 8IGHT X-E takes it to the next level with a new, from the ground-up design that once again sets the bar for all 1/8th scale Electric Buggies. It features a traditional style chassis layout, neutral driving feel, and improved jumping capabilities.


FEATURES

IMPROVED SUSPENSION GEOMETRY

THE 8IGHT X-E NEXT GEN SUSPENSION GEOMETRY HAS BEEN COMPLETELY REVAMPED MAKING A CAR THAT IS FAST, NIMBLE, AND EASY TO DRIVE. THIS INCLUDES A MYRIAD OF UPDATES INCLUDING ALUMINUM SPINDLES, 17.5-DEGREE SPINDLE CARRIERS, LONGER FRONT SHOCKS, WIDER FRONT PIVOT WITH LESS SCRUB RADIUS, NARROWER REAR PIVOT, LONGER REAR SHOCKS, AND UPDATED HUB OFFSET.


WIDE CHASSIS

THE 8IGHT X-E FEATURES A MORE TRADITIONAL "WIDE" STYLE CHASSIS THAT INCREASES STABILITY, BALANCE AND GIVES THE BUGGY A MORE NEUTRAL FEEL. THIS ALSO ALLOWS FOR THE COMPONENT'S TO BE SPREAD OUT INSTEAD OF CRAMPED TOGETHER AS WITH A NARROW STYLE CHASSIS MAKING MAINTENANCE A BREEZE.


LARGER PINION BEARING

THE 8IGHT X-E FEATURES AN OVER-SIZED PINION BEARING IN THE FRONT AND REAR OF THE BUGGY FOR INCREASED STRENGTH AND DURABILITY. THIS ALLOWS FOR A SMOOTHER, MORE RELIABLE AND HASSLE-FREE DRIVELINE.

CAB FORWARD STYLE BODY

THE BODY HAS BEEN COMPLETELY REDESIGNED ON THE 8IGHT X-E TO INCORPORATE THE CAB-FORWARD STYLING WHICH CREATES MORE DOWNFORCE ON THE FRONT OF THE BODY. THIS EXTRA DOWNFORCE IMPROVES FORWARD TRACTION AND STEERING. THE REAR OF THE BODY HAS BEEN DESIGNED TO CREATE MAXIMUM AIRFLOW FOR LESS DRAG, WHILE A CENTER FIN KEEPS THE BUGGY STABLE AT SPEED.

CHASSIS SIDE GUARDS

THE CHASSIS SIDE GUARDS HAVE BEEN REDESIGNED TO FIT THE WIDE CHASSIS AND NEW BODY WITH A SUPER CLEAN FIT WHILE OFFERING MAXIMUM PROTECTION FROM DIRT AND DEBRIS.

NEW ALUMINUM MOTOR MOUNT

LIGHTWEIGHT AND DURABLE MOTOR MOUNT THAT AIDS IN HEAT DISSIPATION AND IS EASY TO ADJUST FOR QUICK GEARING CHANGES. THE MOTOR IS NOW MOUNTED TO THE CHASSIS RATHER THAN HANGING OFF THE CENTER DIFF FOR ADDED DURABILITY.

ADJUSTABLE CASTER BLOCKS

REDESIGNED AND FULLY ADJUSTABLE 17.5-DEGREE CASTER BLOCKS COME STANDARD ON THE 8IGHT X-E. THE HEIGHT OF THE SPINDLE IN THE CASTER BLOCK CAN BE ADJUSTED VIA SPACERS ON THE KINGPIN. OPTIONAL SPINDLE ACKERMAN ARMS WILL BE SOLD SEPARATELY TO ALLOW FOR EVEN MORE ADJUSTMENTS AND FINE-TUNING.

BLEEDER SHOCK CAPS

THE 8IGHT X-E COMES STANDARD WITH MACHINED ALUMINUM SHOCK CAPS WITH THREADED BLEEDER SCREWS. BLEEDER SCREWS ALLOW YOU TO BUILD AND REBUILD YOUR SHOCKS FASTER AND EASIER WHILE ENSURING YOU HAVE THE EXACT AMOUNT OF OIL IN YOUR SHOCKS EVERY TIME CREATING CONSISTENT REBOUND.

CHASSIS BALANCE

THE TLR ENGINEERS WORKED RELENTLESSLY TO GET THE PERFECT BALANCE ON THE 8IGHT X-E BY MOVING COMPONENTS TO KEY LOCATIONS ON THE CHASSIS TO PROVIDE THE BEST DRIVING FEEL AND BALANCE TO THE VEHICLE.

STEERING RACK

THE 8IGHT X-E STEERING RACK HAS BEEN REDESIGNED TO HAVE A MUCH CLEANER, LESS CLUTTERED LINKAGE TO THE STEERING SERVO ALONG WITH MORE ACKERMAN ADJUSTMENTS. THE IMPROVED DESIGN OF THE SERVO SAVER ALSO ELIMINATES BELLCRANK BIND DURING HIGH LOADS CREATING A MUCH SMOOTHER, CONSISTENT STEERING FEEL.

SHOCK TOWERS

THE 8IGHT X-E FEATURES MACHINED 7075-T6 ALUMINUM SHOCK TOWERS FOR EXTRA STRENGTH AND DURABILITY. THEY HAVE BEEN COMPLETELY REDESIGNED TO WORK WITH THE 8IGHT X-E’S NEW SUSPENSION GEOMETRY WHICH FEATURES UPDATED CAMBER LINK HOLES AS WELL AS A TALLER REAR TOWER.

BETTER DIFF ACCESS

THE FRONT AND REAR DIFF CASE ARE DESIGNED TO ALLOW EASY ACCESS TO THE DIFFERENTIALS WITHOUT REMOVING THE BULKHEADS FROM THE VEHICLE, ALLOWING RACERS TO MAKE DIFF OIL CHANGES IN HALF THE TIME. THE CENTER DIFF CAN BE ACCESSED VIA A SPLIT CENTER MOUNT WITH THE REMOVAL OF ONLY FOUR SCREWS.

SWAY BAR SYSTEM

THE 8IGHT X-E BOASTS A SWAY BAR SYSTEM THAT HAS BEEN COMPLETELY REVAMPED FOR A MORE PRECISE, EQUALIZED AND CONSISTENT FEEL. EACH SIDE OF THE SWAY BAR FEATURES ADJUSTABLE LENGTH LINKS AS WELL AS COLLARS TO KEEP THE SWAY BARS CENTERED IN THE ROUGHEST OF CONDITIONS.

EQUALIZED DRIVELINE

TO CREATE AN EASIER TO DRIVE, MORE CONSISTENT 4WD FEEL TO THE 8IGHT-XE, THE ENTIRE DRIVELINE HAS BEEN REDESIGNED TO CREATE A REDUCED DRIVELINE ANGLE ON BOTH THE FRONT AND REAR DRIVE SHAFTS. THIS NOT ONLY CREATES AN EQUALIZED DRIVELINE BUT ALSO REDUCES WEAR ON KEY DRIVELINE COMPONENTS.

OPTIMIZED SHOCKS

THE LARGE-BORE SHOCKS HAVE BEEN COMPLETELY OPTIMIZED FOR GREATER PRECISION AND INCREASED PERFORMANCE. THEY COME STANDARD WITH MACHINED PISTONS AND HAVE BEEN LIGHTENED TO DECREASE THE CENTER OF GRAVITY AND LOWER THE WEIGHT OF THE CAR. THE 8IGHT X-E INCLUDES 4.0MM SHOCK SHAFTS FOR EXTRA STRENGTH AND DURABILITY. 3.5MM SHOCK SHAFTS ARE AVAILABLE AS A CONVERSION KIT.

METRIC HARDWARE

THE 8IGHT X-E WILL MOVE AWAY FROM STANDARD HARDWARE THAT WAS COMMON PLACE ON ALL PREVIOUS 8IGHT’S. THE NEW STANDARD WILL BE METRIC HARDWARE AND WILL BE ON PAR WITH ALL OTHER MANUFACTURERS. THIS WILL ALLOW FOR EASIER SCREW REPLACEMENTS AND UPGRADES.

REAR MUD GUARDS

THE 8IGHT X-E COMES STANDARD WITH REAR AXLE MUDGUARDS. THESE GUARDS NOT ONLY PROTECT YOUR REAR AXLES AND BEARINGS FROM DAMAGE DURING ROUGH AND WET CONDITIONS, BUT THEY ALSO KEEP YOUR AXLES RUNNING SMOOTH AND PRECISE IN ALL CONDITIONS.

REAR SHOCK MOUNTING LOCATIONS (FRONT)

THE 8IGHT X-E WAS DESIGNED SO RACERS CAN MOUNT THE REAR SHOCKS ON THE FRONT OF THE REAR ARM OR ON THE FRONT OF THE REAR ARM. BY MOUNTING THE REAR SHOCKS TO THE FRONT OF THE REAR ARM, THE WEIGHT BIAS SHIFTS FORWARD AND THE ARM FLEXES LESS, THEREFORE PROVIDING MORE ROTATION IN THE CORNERS.

REAR SHOCK MOUNTING (BACK)

BY MOUNTING THE REAR SHOCKS TO THE BACK OF THE ARM, THE WEIGHT BIAS IS FURTHER TO THE BACK AND ALLOWS THE REAR ARM TO FLEX MORE, THEREFORE PROVIDING MORE REAR GRIP.

LIGHTWEIGHT BATTERY MOUNTING SYSTEM

THE 8IGHT X-E FEATURES A NEWLY DESIGNED BATTERY MOUNTING SYSTEM THAT NOT ONLY SAVES WEIGHT, BUT IT ALSO MAKES BATTERY INSTALLATION AND REMOVAL QUICK AND EASY.

Available early February, Per-order today at Horizon Hobby 

JR
#22empire #8realm #DriveTLR


Team weekend rundown 1/26-1/27



Hello everyone,


For this past weekend’s team weekend rundown, we have some awesome results from Reedy Race of Champions to SS Raceway. Thanks to everyone for the hard work and dedication to Team Losi Racing!

            
Kaden Fuller; Win at Reedy race in 15 and under
Hunter King; TQ and win at B&T (Welcome to Florida!)
Luke Unis; Win at TRCR
Jason Frank; Win at SS Raceway
Shane Borden; TQ and Win at Murfs Intermountain RC Raceway
Travis Fisher; Awesome result at MHOR
Rob Moots; Awesome result at LSR Raceway
Mason Fuller; Awesome result at the Reedy Race!
Curtis May; Awesome result at Eds RC
Lucas Powers; Awesome result at Makintrxx
Andrew Gray; Awesome result at Bumps & Jumps
Jordan Church; Awesome result at Oklahoma Hobbies
Aaron Kothman; Awesome result at Reedy Race!
Jeremy Hase; Awesome result at Grass Roots
Matt Sunderlage; Awesome result at Trackside
Nicholas Trent Colander; Awesome result at TRCR
Anthony Westergaard; Awesome result at Grassroots
Daniel Lea; Awesome result at TRCR
Ryan McGlothern; Awesome result at TRCR
Dougie E. M. Hobbs; Awesome result at TRCR
Jeff Abler; Awesome result at AMS

JR
#22empire #8realm #DriveTLR