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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: 

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.
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 
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 
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 
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!

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 and at the link below!,_MM.pdf

Thanks and Race On!

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 - 

Race On!

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 -

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!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

-2.5mm Lightweight 22 2.0 Chassis is here!

Hey Guys,

We've just announced the -2.5mm Lightweight 22 2.0 chassis today on

Please see the details on the new chassis below:

·       -  2.5mm shorter than the stock 22 and 22 2.0 Chassis for improved handling characteristics.
·        - Additional milled pockets help the -2.5mm chassis to be lighter than the stock 22 2.0 chassis, and is 15-17g lighter.
·       -  Milled 2.5mm thick 7075-T6 Aluminum
·        - Hard Anodized for strength and outstanding wear characteristics
·        - A direct replacement fit that will not require any other parts.
·        - Work with both the rear-motor and mid-motor 22 2.0 configurations.

·         The TLR Race Team has done extensive testing over the summer running multiple different lengths of prototype chassis to determine which offers the best performance for the 22 2.0.  Needless to say, the chassis testing resulted in optimal performance from the -2.5mm length prototype, and we have now brought this to market.

The -2.5mm wheelbase helps the 22 2.0 enter the turn a little quicker, rotate quicker and have better drive off the turn, which really improves the overall balance and feel especially in mid-motor.  This setup improvement helped Dakotah Phend win the 2014 ROAR Nationals with Ryan Maifield winning A3 for a TLR A-Main Sweep.

The chassis also keeps the competitive stock racers in mind, having additional pockets milled throughout to lighten the chassis by 15-17g each.  This lighter chassis makes it even easier to get the 22 2.0 down to the ROAR minimum weight, but has shown no signs of being less durable than the stock chassis.

The -2.5mm chassis is a direct fit part that will replace the stock 22 and 22 2.0 chassis with no other modifications required.

The chassis really works great, and it is highly recommended for the 22 and 22 2.0.

Race On!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

22SCT 2.0 - Starting Setups

Hello Racers!

We have had some questions about what setups the team is running on the new 22SCT 2.0 since the trucks have just started shipping, and we are happy to share them with you.

Below, are the setups for mid-motor and rear-motor.  For mid-motor, we've gotten Ryan Maifield's most current setup which lead him to victory at the JConcepts Fall Indoor National.,%20MM.pdf

For rear-motor, the kit setup is actually exactly what I have been running just about everywhere and is a great place to start.  Some things to try from this are lower ride height, Pink rear springs, and maybe up 2.5wt oil front and rear if the grip is high.

Hope these work well for you and we cannot wait to hear what you think about the 2.0!

Race On!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

CVA's for the 22-4 Now Available!

Hello Racers,

We have just announced and started shipping CVA driveshaft sets for the 22-4.  The team has been testing these for quite a while, and the results have been VERY positive.  Ryan Maifield, Dustin Evans, and Dakotah Phend have all been using these on their summer victory tour.

A CVA joint will create more natural lock up or "bind" than a universal joint.  This helps to stiffen the suspension when under acceleration, which makes the car flatter and drive off harder.  It also helps jump landings, when you apply some throttle (especially when you know you are casing/flat landing).  

Along with going to the "shorty" setup on the 22-4, the CVA's were the other huge setup change the team has made that has resulted in many wins this summer.  Try them out today!

TLR332012 - Front Driveshaft Set, CVA, Complete: 22-4

TLR332013 - Rear Driveshaft, Set, CVA, Complete: 22-4

Thanks and Race On!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Setup Sheets from the National Champ!

Hey Guys,

We've gotten the setup sheets from Dakotah Phend for his recent ROAR National Championships.  

Dakotah took the TQ and Win in dominating fashion in the Modified 2WD Buggy Class with his 22 2.0.

Dakotah had a reversal of fates from the 2013 Nationals, and won the Modified 2WD Stadium Truck Class from 2nd on the grid in the first two mains.

And lastly, Dakotah took a strong TQ in the Modified 4WD Buggy Class after topping 3 of 4 rounds.  He followed it up with a strong second place finish.

Give these setups a shot and see if they can help you get to the top of the podium as well!

Race On!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Surf City Setup for the SCTE 2.0

Hey Guys,

We didn't have the setup posted yet for Frank's TEN-SCTE 2.0 yesterday, so we just wanted to add another blog post to get it out to you now that it is up.

Frank was able to TQ and win with his SCTE 2.0, along with Jake Thayer and Ryan Dunford finishing 2nd and 3rd to complete the podium.  All 2.0's had very similar setups, and so we've posted Frank's winning setup to

Race on!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Surf City Classic Setups - Posted

Team Losi Racing has a great weekend at the Surf City Classic dominating the Modified Classes and Stock Buggy.  We've learned a bit with our setups, and have posted them now to

Ryan Maifield took the TQ and win in Mod 2wd Buggy, 4wd Buggy and 1/8-Electric Buggy in dominating fashion.  The setups that got him to the top of the podium are below:

22 2.0, Mid Motor -

22-4, with Shorty Pack -

8IGHT-E 3.0 -

The stock buggy class was the largest of the weekend with 110 entries.  TLR driver James Raschko took the A-Main win beating out TLR product developer Frank Root's late race charge.  Running different setups, but both showing good speed so we've posted both setups.

22 2.0, James Raschko, Rear Motor 17.5 -

22 2.0, Frank Root, Rear Motor 17.5 -

We hope you enjoy these setups and they help you get the top of the podium for your next race!

Race on!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Maifield's First TLR Setups

Hello Racers,

The newest member of the TLR Race Team -Ryan Maifield - has provided his winning setups from the JConcepts Summer Nationals for his 22 2.0 and 22-4 buggies.  Please see them below and give them a try!

Ryan Maifield - 22 2.0 Setup, MM, Indoor Clay

Ryan Maifield - 22-4 Setup, Indoor Clay

Race On!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

22 Platform Shock Shaft and Body Chart

Hello Racers,

We have labelled our new shock shafts and shock bodies with their lengths rather than the vehicle type due to some of the bodies and shafts being used on multiple vehicles.  Below is a chart showing which bore length and shaft lengths are required for each vehicle.

This will help keep track of which shock body and shock shaft is needed for each TLR Vehicle.  Thanks to Ryan Dunford for helping put this together.

Race On!


Saturday, May 31, 2014

TLR Diff Tool has many uses

Recently one of our team drivers, Otto Ausfelt, reached out to us to tell us about another way that he uses his TLR Diff Tool. As we all know, the TLR Diff Tool is nice to use for those quick on the fly diff tuning adjustments but you can also use it to adjust your inner front camber ball stud on your TLR 22-4. See the pictures below.

TLR2950 TLR Diff Tool

Accessing the front inner camber link on the 22-4. Can anyone find anything else interesting about this picture?
In order to insert the TLR Diff Tool into the ball cup, Otto use a hole punch to create the hole, which provides access to the 2mm hex on the ball stud.

The ball cup above is the finished product.
Thanks to Team Losi Racing Driver Otto Ausfelt for providing this quick tip.
Race On!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Team Losi Racing 22-4 Slipper & Diff Video

Todd Hodge talk Slipper and Diff setting on the TLR 22-4 buggy.  He talks about the correct setting for the 22-4 and what different adjustments can do for the handling of the car on the race track.  

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Tech Tip – TLR 22-4 (One-Way Clicker Assembly)

Before assembling your new one-way clicker assembly, or if you are experiencing some binding in the assembly, here is a simple modification.

Step 1: Take a Scotch Brite pad and remove the black anodizing from the slipper shaft (TLR232022) on the clicker side, see figure 1. Once completed, the shaft should be a metallic color and have a smooth finish, see Figure 2.

Step 2: Using TLR black Grease, place a small amount on the clicker gear, and gently spread between all teeth, see Figure 3.  Note: only a very small amount is needed, as you just want a small film-like coating layer to prevent the clicker from binding under load. 
Step 3: Apply a small drop of oil (bearing oil works well) on the slipper shaft and work-in using your fingers, see Figure 4. 
Step 4: Assemble the clicker assembly, see Figure 5, and if needed remove any excess grease between the clicker teeth.
Step 5: Complete and seal your vehicle and enjoy your TLR 22-4!
A special thanks to Team Losi Racing Driver Jose Zayas for providing this excellent tech tip article and photos for the Team Losi Racing 22-4.

Monday, February 10, 2014

16mm Spring Rate Chart

Hello Racers!

We've had a few questions about the specifics of the 8IGHT-T 3.0 Spring Rates, so I created a spring chart for all 16mm Spring, including those for the 8IGHT 3.0 and 8IGHT-E 3.0.  The chart includes the rate (lb/in), color, part number, and overall length in MM. 

Race On!!

Frank Root

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Drake wins TLR Winter Series at Revelation Raceway

Round 1 of the Team Losi Racing Winter Series was this past weekend at Revelation Raceway.  TLR, Nova Rossi, Pro-Line driver Adam Drake Tq’ed both rounds of qualifying in 1/8th expert buggy and truck.  Drake checked out in the 25 minute buggy final and won by two laps.  Drake used Nova Rossi’s Keep Off 4 engine to power his TLR 8ight 3.0 buggy and Pro-Line M4 Holeshot 2.0’s were the tire of choice for qualifying and the final.  In the 20 minute truck final Drake powered away from the competition with Nova Rossi’s Keep Off 7 engine and Pro-Line M3 Holeshots.  Drake’s 8ight T 3.0 set-up is available at



TLR 22-4 Ride Height Tips

Check out this video on the proper way to check your ride height on the TLR 22-4 buggy.  Todd Hodge also gives you a few pointers on what changing the ride height can do to the handling of your buggy.  Check back soon as we will have a slipper and Diff video on the TLR 22-4 up in the next few days.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

New setups for the TLR 22-4

Dustin Evans's 2014 Reedy Race setup:

Dakotah Phend's 2014 Reedy Race setup:

You can find these setup sheets and more at the following link:

Sunday, January 12, 2014

22 2.0 MM - Things to Try

Hello Racers,

I spent the last couple of days running my 22 2.0 in MM, continuing to get familiar with it and tune on the setup for my driving style.  I found a few things that I wanted to pass along.

1.  0 Degree Caster Block - This is one of the changes I've liked the most recently.  I just gained a good amount of steering on entry and exit, but without loosing any rear grip.  Seemed to help especially in lower speed turns.  The 0 deg caster blocks come with the stock 5 deg caster blocks in TLR234006.

2.  2.5 Degree Anti-Squat - I tried this and found an increase in turn-in, and in forward drive on exit.  It also improved how the car landed a bit.  Felt pretty good all around for me.

3.  1-C Rear Camber Link - I have been running 1-A on my MM, and looking for a flatter car with more corner speed, I tried 1-D to try and keep the rear flatter.  I quickly found it kept the rear end so flat, that the car didn't rotate in the turn as I'd like, and my lap times suffered a bit.  Knowing that, I went the other way, to 1-C (shortest link, still with 0mm inside and 3mm outside) and it was a big improvement for me.  The car rolled more and helped rotation, but also gained camber enough it didn't lose rear end grip.  I also felt like I had more forward drive when not straight, so on-power side bite.

4.  Tuning with weight - I have been running the Rocket R/C brass rear side pod weights.  I removed them and the car felt like it cornered quicker, maybe a little more aggressively, but without a balance change.  The next pack I went the other way, adding the Rocket R/C brass rear side pod weights and the TLR side pods weights (TLR331007) with are an addition 18g each.  I found the car to be a little smoother and easier to drive especially when the car was over driven.  I did find it to be a little lazy feeling for my taste at OC/RC Raceway which is pretty high grip indoor clay.  For looser, lower grip or higher speed tracks, it might work pretty good for you.  Keep in mind, that I am running a shorty pack with this weight.  Also, be sure to reset your ride height especially when tuning with weight.

Hope these tips help, or at least give you guys some good ideas of things to try!

Race On!
Frank Root

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

New 22 2.0 Mid Motor and 22SCT Setup

Hello Racers!

We have two new setups that we are excited to share with you to kick off the 2014 season.  

TLR 22 2.0 Mid Motor Setup - Ryan Dunford and Frank Root

This setup is a Mid Motor setup for the 22 2.0 that Ryan has been working on for the last 6 weeks or so.  Most of his running has been at OCRC which is a med-high bite indoor clay surface, and using Reedy Race tires (Gold Bar Code fronts, Silver Bar Code rears, PL Closed Cell front and rear).  Frank just got his MM 22 2.0 together last week, started with Ryan's exact setup and Reedy Race tires as well, and made a few small tweaks for his driving style.  Ryan's setup is in full with the changes that Frank made in " ( ) ".

TLR 22SCT Rear Motor Setup - Frank Root Standard 2014

Frank has been running quite a bit of 2wd Short Course lately, really focusing on developing a new setup for the 22SCT.  Trying to find a setup that fit his driving style, but also that of some of his stock class club racing friends (Lee Caldwell and Craig Hammon), they worked to find an easy to drive, but quick setup that had a great natural balance.  Frank thinks he's found it with the setup above.  It is easy to drive, and not only Frank, but Craig and Lee, are turning some quick laps with it.  Some parts from the 22 2.0 and 22T are required, but they are well worth it.  Give it a shot and let us know what you think!

Race On!!