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Wednesday, August 28, 2019

New -3mm Chassis for 8ight-X

We have released a new chassis for the TLR 8ight-X.  The part number is TLR341022. The chassis is 3mm shorter and also moves the weight forward by moving items on the chassis forward.  This chassis provides more overall grip, more corner speed, and more steering for an overall faster vehicle.  We recommend this for all surfaces and in all conditions.

It is easily distinguishable as it is marked with -3mm as shown below.
You will need to modify one of two parts on your vehicle for fitment.  You either need to slightly modify your center brace/servo mount or your upper battery box lid.  You will see where these two touch and just want to clearance them until they do not.

Good luck at the races!

Monday, August 26, 2019

Closer look at the TLR 22 5.0 DC ELITE

Hello everyone,

This week, I would like to share some insight when it comes to tuning options on the TLR's new 22 5.0 DC ELITE. This guide shows both the included 3.5mm and optional 3mm shock shaft options and what the options do for you. This is a great tuning option for the different tracks we have today and you should get familiar with both options.

Another cool option in the VHA rear hub is something we have been working on for some time. The amount of adjustability the new VHA hub provides you is ideal with the level of racing today. The new axle provides you four pin locations that completely change the way the rear suspension behaves. Check out the guide for all the details.

#8realm #22empire #DriveTLR

Monday, August 19, 2019

Maximum diff life

Hello everyone,

Breaking in and setting the slipper is very critical for the maximum diff life. We show you how we do it here on In Touch with TLR and the TLR Blog!

#22empire #8realm #DriveTLR

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Build a 2wd ball diff like a Pro

Hello everyone,

If you have struggled with Building those tricky 2wd ball diffs, this is the In Touch with TLR video for you.

Watch and learn from the Pros! Be sure to be extra careful with those hobby knives!

#22empire #8realm #DriveTLR

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Video Blog with Derek Jacobs

Hello everyone,

This week, I would like to share an interview I had with a TLR driver here in Florida, Derek Jacobs, at SS Raceway for the first round of the fall session of the FORCE series for 2019. Derek and I talked shop about his 8IGHT-X and answered a few questions from the FaceBook group #8realm.

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Thursday, August 1, 2019

22 5.0 DC ELITE kit

The 22 5.0 has proven itself as the next evolution of the 22 2WD buggy platform. Now the 22 5.0 DC ELITE kit gives drivers a full team completion kit all in one box!


Including all of the key option parts that our factory race team uses to win across the world, the 22 5.0 DC ELITE is truly Pro Level Ready from a kit build right out of the box... more so than any 2WD buggy kit ever offered. Parts include Carbon Fiber, Black Anodized Aluminum and Titanium turnbuckles.

The overwhelming popular carbon fiber option and tuning parts for the 22 5.0's have been added into the kit. +2mm front and rear shock towers, electronics mounting plate, and a rear wing washer are now included in the kit!

As the team has found many of the optional aluminum parts for the 22 5.0 to improve maintenance or performance, those are now included in the kit as well. Aluminum options included are the bell cranks, drag link, servo mount, outer front bearing inserts, rear camber block, C and D pivots, and aluminum nuts throughout.

The 22 5.0 DC ELITE includes Inner Rear Pivots with roll center, track width, anti-squat and toe adjustment paired with the Variable Height Axle (VHA) rear hubs which also give more roll center and axle height adjustment. This is the most adjustable rear suspension TLR has ever produced.

Titanium turnbuckles have always been a premium upgrade for race vehicles, and there could not be a proper 22 5.0 DC ELITE kit without them. Included are titanium turnbuckles throughout the buggy to save weight and increase performance.

The 22 5.0 is the best driving 2WD Team Losi Racing has ever created, and the biggest improvement comes from the steering geometry. Increasing the length of the steering bell cranks and spindle arms, along with changes to the Ackermann give the 22 5.0 significantly smoother steering, especially off-center and high speed, and increases low-speed steering.

The slipper is optimized with all new plates, pads, spring, spur gears, and top shaft. The top shaft uses a sturdy M4 lock nut, the slipper pads allow for spur gears sized 69T to 81T, reduced slipper pad area provides a more linear slip through the throttle application, and thicker slipper plate keep consistent pressure across the surface of the pads.

The G3 shocks give the 22 5.0 the handling of the Gen II shocks, but with long-anticipated ease of use improvements. No more e-clips, new shock caps and shock bodies increase the spring collar height by 3mm for lower ride heights, new eyelets and spring cups provide varied off-sets and paired with new eyelets will never pop off with the screw in feature.

Maximizing the flex characteristics for all surfaces, the 2.0mm thick chassis give the right about of flex and rigidity for smooth corning, optimized balance, and bounce-free landings.

Using all of the revised components from the 22 2.0 ball differential, the 22 5.0 diff will deliver super-smooth, long-lasting performance. Features include revised thrust washers, tungsten carbide diff and thrust balls, a one piece nut, and a self-centering diff gear.

*22 5.0 BODY
Maintaining the excellent balance, grip, and stability of the 22 4.0 body, with a similar styling, the 22 5.0 body is pulled from 0.8mm PC plate for a lightweight body that still has fantastic durability. As with all TLR bodies, the 5.0 body will be precut in the kit.

With the higher speed, higher grip tracks of today, a front wing will increase steering in high speed turns and on power, while making the steering on entry smoother - the best of all worlds.

Using all metric hardware make it easy to find replacement screws, nuts and washers, and helps to limit the number to tools required in the toolbox.

The 22 4.0 included diff height adjustments including 0 and +3.5mm settings. The 22 5.0 DC includes 0mm, +1mm, +1.75mm, +2.5mm, and +3.5mm diff heights to optimize bone plunge for different axle heights, ride heights, and grip levels.

The 22 5.0 includes the standard Low Roll Center (LRC) front pivot with kick shim in the kit and offers the optional High Roll Center (HRC) front pivot separately. A new 1mm thick kick shim is also included. Now, racers can run the Super Low Roll, Low Roll, Medium Roll, or High Roll Centers, or High Roll Center, with a 3mm adjustment window.

The new front camber block adds a third camberlink option between the tradition inside and outside holes. The new position provides the best balance of steering and stability in many conditions, and allows the 22 5.0 to be more dialed-in on more different grip levels.

The 22 5.0 boasts the most versatile and easiest to use battery hold down system. The battery cradles key into the mud guards for five fixed, easy to duplicate, battery positions. The battery is held down with stretchable straps on each end to fit any height shorty battery and any weight plates under it.

The balance and consistency of the 22 5.0 can be tuned using different composite materials in key parts throughout the vehicle. The kit included the parts the race team prefers: Stiffezel front suspension arms, mud guards, and waterfall and soft rear suspension arms.

Optional brass ballast weighs can be mounted under the servo, under the battery, and under the laydown transmission idler. This makes it easy to tune the static weight and weight bias for changing track conditions. When running a higher static weight, the chassis will become more neutral and easier to drive on ultra-high-grip surfaces.

Pulled from ultra-durable 1.2mm polycarbonate, the TLR 6.5" rear wing isn't new for the 5.0. Instead, this wing has proven itself as the longest lasting and most stable rear wing available for 1/10 2wd buggies over the past few years - and it comes in your kit.

The prevalence of spec racing has led to the need for many racers to run motor fans to keep temperatures lower. Rather than an aluminum mount, or double-sided tape, the 22 5.0 includes a molded fan mount secured to the mud guard for easy and dependable fan mounting.

The laydown 3-gear transmission moves the motor forward by 20mm+ to a more centralized location. The benefit is a chassis that drives much flatter and carries more corner speed.