Monday, January 23, 2017



Hello everyone,

I would like to switch gears this week and move over to the 1/8th scale side of TLR and talk about some things I do when I’m working on my TLR 8IGHT’s. Let’s focus on shocks: one of the things I’ve been doing is that I make a small hole (with a hole punch) in each shock boot and I make sure to have these holes on the back side of the shocks when installing on the vehicle. I believe this helps with the consistency of the shocks.
Also, a lot of people might not know that the shock spring cups need to go on a certain way to prevent them from accidentally getting dislodged after a major crash. The spring cup should always be with the slot for it to be installed on the shock shaft facing out.

JR
#8realm

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Hello everyone,

I attended another event this past weekend right here in the great state of Florida. This time it was round one of the Jconcepts Super Cup series, which would be held at Beachline Raceway in Cocoa, Florida. Beachline has recently been turfed over the existing clay surface which held the ROAR off-road nationals in 2014. I’ve not had too much experience in turf only racing, just a little bit of carpet for one or two events in 2016. So here’s my set-up from this past weekend’s event 22 3.0 Turf LD Beachline Raceway 1/15/17 and a couple of key items to keep in mind when racing turf.

*TLR’s new Front Spindle Set (TLR234074) enabling me to use 2mm trail and raising the spindle height from 2mm’s to 4mm’s
*TLR’s new Complete 2wd Gear Diff (TLR332067) with 30K diff oil (TLR5285)
*I also applied a thin layer of glue to the outside of my JConcepts front swaggers to help with overall steering.

My TLR 22 3.0 with turf LD worked great for me and I hope these little key items help you with your next race.
JR
#22empire  

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Hello everyone,

I attended last weekend’s Winter Midwest Championship in Jefferson, Ohio and I worked with Dakotah Phend on his newly acquired TLR 22 SCT 3.0. In practice Dakotah felt the truck was a little too aggressive in some of the areas of the Ohio factory track. First, Dakotah linked in his rear camber link from location D to E on the rear hub. This helped the rear of the truck a lot, but as the track gained grip, this also brought up the steering grip as well. Dakotah and I talked over the options we had. One option was to add a front sway bar; unfortunately, we didn’t have one on hand and so we needed to look into our other options. I looked at the trail and spindle height as Dakotah was in very aggressive locations. We moved from 4mm’s of trail to 2mm’s and we raised the front spindle height 2mm’s from its previous location. This gave him the steering feel he needed and he was the truck to beat all weekend long.  Dakotah took his 22 SCT 3.0 to the top spot in qualifying and to the top spot on the podium. 
JR
#22empire 



Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Hello everyone JR Mitch here. I will be updating this blog weekly with race reports, new products, and helpful tips.

This week I would like to talk about the difference in TLR's TLR338004 and TLR338005 laydown conversion kits.

TLR338004 "Turf/Carpet Laydown"

Features:
       Converts the 22 3.0 into a highly tuned buggy for carpet, Astro turf, and higher traction dirt surfaces
       Specific chassis for high traction with minimum pocketing for reduced flex
       Transmission cases are precision machined from high quality delrin for perfect fit and finish
       Lightweight carbon-fiber battery strap with aluminum mount
       Aluminum idler gear for ultimate reliability
       Milled motor plate and aluminum motor plate to chassis brace included
       A modified 22 3.0 body designed to fit the laydown is pulled from 0.5mm lexan for ultra low weight,        and lowering the center of gravity
       Two TLR Front Wings are included for increased front grip
       A 25g brass plate is also included, and it fits under the battery pack to increase vehicle weight
       All hardware and instructions included; no additional parts or part modifications necessary
       Note – this conversion kit will only fit a “shorty” style LiPo battery pack

TLR338005 "Dirt Laydown"

Features:

      Converts the 22 3.0 into a highly tuned buggy for medium to high grip dirt surfaces.
      “Dirt” Laydown Tranny Included.
      Used to win the 2016 ROAR Nationals in Modified Buggy.
      Specific chassis for high traction with minimum pocketing for reduced flex.
      Included chassis will also fit the 3.0 standard transmission setup.
      Transmission cases are precision machined from high quality delrin for perfect fit and finish.
       Lightweight carbon-fiber battery strap with aluminum mount.
       Aluminum idle gear for ultimate reliability.
       Milled motor plate and aluminum motor plate to chassis brace included.
       A modified 22 3.0 body designed to fit the laydown is made from 0.7mm polycarbonate, which lowers the center of gravity and is more durable than the ULW bodies.
        A 25g brass plate is also included, and fits under the battery pack to increase vehicle weight.
        All hardware and instructions included; no additional parts or part modifications necessary

Hope this helps and be sure to follow Team Losi Racing's FaceBook page this week/weekend as the team makes the trip to the 2017 CRCRC Midwest Electric Championships in Jeffersonville, OH

JR 
#22empire