Saturday, December 13, 2014

Adjustable Rear Motor Battery Brace!

Hello Racers,

One of the many new improvements on the TLR 22SCT 2.0, was an adjustable rear motor battery brace (TLR231031).  Feeling like it might have fallen under the radar as an awesome update to all 22 vehicles in RM configuration, I just wanted to highlight it here and some of the features.  Check it out at the link below as well:

http://www.tlracing.com/Products/Default.aspx?ProdID=TLR231031 

The RM Battery Brace, has the same top "shelf" that we used on the 1.0 versions, but for the 2.0 version, it is now removable with two M2.5 x 8mm BH screws.  This allows the option for having the ESC shelf either installed, or removed.  See the image of it installed below.

Full Size Pack
Removing the ESC "shelf" has been a popular choice for many RM racers.  They have had to cut the "shelf" off using a high speed rotary tool, but now it is easily adjustable without grinding to make it happen.  They will then mounting the ESC on the chassis to lower the weight of the car and get a cleaner electronics mounting setup.  See the image of an ESC mounted on the chassis below.  This image is of the 22SCT 2.0, so when doing so for the 22T or 22 2.0, you'll need to remove the ESC fan and mount the ESC further back.

ESC Mounted on the Chassis

The front of the brace also has some optional mounting choices for battery placement, five in total.  There are two "posts" included, which mount under the front two screws of the battery mount.  They allow a full size pack to slide between the front part of the battery mount with ease, just like the 1.0 version.  For the 2.0, we've also added a "U" shaped brace that has two sets of mounting holes.  The brace can be flipped forward or rearward, giving four additional mounting positions.  This helps tune the rear battery mount to be the correct length for shorty and full size packs, in the 22, 22 2.0, 22T, 22SCT and 22SCT 2.0 all with only moving the parts around slightly.

22SCT 2.0 with a Shorty LiPo, and ESC on the Chassis

See the page below from the 22SCT 2.0 to help further demonstrate some (not all) of the possible mounting scenarios.

22SCT 2.0 Manual Excerpt
Page 43

And the BEST part of the RM Battery Mount (TLR231031) is that it Retails for only $10.99, a great price for an awesome upgrade!

Thanks and Race On!
Frank Root

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

NEW TLR 22 Series Options Now Available!

Hello Racers,

We've been able to launch a few new option parts over the past few weeks, and some are very exciting, and I'd like to share them with you here.

TLR334023 - Rear Pivot, LRC, 2.0 Deg Toe: 22-4
TLR334024 - Rear Pivot, LRC, 2.5 Deg Toe: 22-4

The Product Development Team and Team Losi Racing Team has been constantly testing over the summer and found there to be some substantial setups advantages when reducing the amount of toe angle on the 22-4 in certain track conditions. Dakotah Phend, Dustin Evans, Ryan Maifield, and Trever Adamo have all been testing with body 2.0 and 2.5 degrees of rear toe on their 22-4s throughout the summer, notching up many big wins along the way. 

When reducing the total amount of rear toe angle, the rear end of the car is freed up throughout the turns, which helps the 22-4 pick-up speed on higher grip tracks. On lower grip tracks, more rear toe angle helps provide forward drive out of turns and more side bite and stability mid-corner. Balancing between the forward drive given by more toe, and the added steering of less toe, we recommend the 2.0 degree block for higher and medium high grip tracks, the 2.5 degree block for medium and medium low grip tracks, and the stock 3.0 toe for low grip tracks








TLR336002 - 22 Series Hardware Box, Metric: 22/T/SCT/22-4

Ever lose a small screw, and had trouble finding a replacement? Was the shop low, or out of stock on the hard to find screws for a 22 vehicle. Fear no more, pick up one of the TLR 22 Series Hardware Boxes and gain the confidence of having a space for every screw and hardware piece you might need. Check out the impressive list of hardware included below.
Screws 
2- M3 x 5mm, Button Head 
2- M3 x 6mm, Button Head 
6- M3 x 8mm, Button Head 
6- M3 x 10mm, Button Head 
4- M3 x 12mm, Button Head 
2- M3 x 14mm, Button Head 
2- M3 x 16mm, Button Head 
2- M3 x 18mm, Button Head 
2- M3 x 20mm, Button Head 
2- M3 x 35mm, Button Head 
2- M3 x 40mm, Button Head 
2- M3 x 44mm, Button Head 
1- M3 x 54mm, Button Head 
2- M3 x 5mm, Cap Head 
2- M3 x 6mm, Cap Head 
2- M3 x 16mm, Cap Head 
2- M3 x 20mm, Cap Head 
2- M3 x 5mm, Flat Head 
4- M3 x 8mm, Flat Head 
6- M3 x 10mm, Flat Head 
6- M3 x 12mm, Flat Head 
4- M3 x 16mm, Flat Head 
2- M3 x 18mm, Flat Head 
2- M3 x 20mm, Flat Head 
2- M3 x 25mm, Flat Head 
2- M2.5 x 4mm, Button Head 
2- M2.5 x 8mm, Button Head 
2- M2.5 x 12mm, Button Head 
2- M2.5 x 6mm, Flat Head 
2- M2 x 6mm, Flat Head 
2- M2 x 8mm, Flat Head 
2- M2 x 5mm, Cap Head 
2- M2 x 12mm, Button Head 
2- M2.5 x 0.45mm x 5mm Set Screw 
2- M2.5 x 0.45mm x 20mm Set Screw 
2- M3 x 0.5mm x 2.5mm Set Screw 
2- M3 x 0.5mm x 5mm Set Screw 
2- M3 x 0.5mm x 12mm Set Screw 
2- M3 x 0.5mm x 16mm Set Screw 
Nuts 
2- M4 x 7mm Black Alum Locknut, Serrated 
2- M4 x 7mm Low Profile Steel Nut, Serrated 
8- M3 x 5.5mm Locknut 
2- M2.5 x 5mm Locknut 
Washers 
2- Copper Washer, 22 Bleeder Caps 
2- .5mm Spindle Spacer, 22 
2- 1mm Spindle Spacer, 22 
2- 2mm Spindle Spacer, 22 
2- .5mm Shock Shaft Limiter 
2- 1mm Shock Shaft Limiter 
2- 2mm Shock Shaft Limiter 
4- 3mm x .5mm Black Washer 
2- 5mm x 7mm x 0.2mm Shim 
Special 
2- Front Axle Lug, 22 Buggy 
2- King Pin Screw, 22-4 
2- King Pin Screw, 22 
4- Black Body Clip 
2- Solid Axle Pin 
2- Pin, 2mm X 10mm 
2- Pin, 2mm x 8mm 
2- Crush Pin, 1/16" x 7/16" 
2- C-Clip, 3/16" 
4- E-Clip, 2.5mm

Hope that you enjoy these parts, and Race On!
Frank

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Cody Hollis Wins Jconcepts Winter Indoor Invitational

This past weekend was the Jconcepts Indoor Winter Invitational.  This particular race is run very much like the Reedy Race with both your 2wd & 4wd results combined together for the overall. TLR driver Cody Hollis would drive both his TLR 22 2.0 & 22-4 to victory against some tough competition after the long two days of racing. TLR teammate Taylor Larson would come home with the final podium spot in 3rd. #22empire @horizon_hobby @spektrumrc @jconcepts #TLR


Friday, November 14, 2014

22SCT 2.0 MM Setup from Chris Wheeler

Hello Racers,

Chris Wheeler is a team driver of ours in Phoenix, AZ and has had some great setups lately that many racers are enjoying.  One of the first people to run MM SCT, Chris also got the 22SCT 2.0 quite early as one of our testers and has had a good amount of time to dial his truck in.  His "standard" setup for the 22SCT 2.0 is now on TLRacing.com and at the link below!

http://www.tlracing.com/ProdInfo/Files/TLR03003-Setup-Chris_Wheeler_2014-11-10_Standard_Setup,_MM.pdf

Thanks and Race On!
Frank

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

22-4 Spec Racing Tip!

Hello Racers!

We just received some awesome feedback from our Australian TLR Race Team.   Down under, the stock 4wd class has been very strong and growing, so they've been putting a good amount of time on their 22-4's running stock 17.5T motors.

Straight from the Australian Team:
"One of the biggest improvements, running the "D" rear bearing block forward and reducing the belt tension significantly reduced power system temps."



Although pretty straight forward, we wanted to be sure to share this with you.  Please keep in mind that this is ONLY recommended for stock racing.  If you hear your belt start to skip, be sure to revert to a tighter belt setting.






We this helps you get to the top step of the podium!

Race on!Frank!

Friday, October 31, 2014

Maifield's JC Fall Nats Setup - RC Excitement

Hello Racers,

We've gotten Ryan's latest setup from the JConcepts Fall Indoor Nationals held recently at RC Excitement and added it to the TLRacing site.  The fun track at RC Excitement was more of a medium grip indoor surface compared to OCRC, so Ryan has made a few tweaks to his front end setup, mostly on the shock.  Ryan also ran the new brass MM hinge pin brace, and the -2.5mm chassis.

Check out Ryan's winning setup here - http://www.tlracing.com/ProdInfo/Files/TLR03002-22_2.0_Setup_Ryan_Maifiled_2014-10-30_JC_Race_RCE_Winning_Setup.pdf 



Race On!
Frank

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