January 31, 2019

TLR 8ight X-E 1/8th electric buggy kit

Coming soon from TLR is the 8ight-XE 1/8th electric buggy kit. It makes use of most of the features the nitro-powered 8ight-X buggy has to offer, such as an improved suspension geometry that has been completely revamped, making a car that is fast, nimble, and easy to drive. This includes a myriad of updates including aluminium 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. The rear shocks can be mounted in front or behind the rear shock tower to adjust weight bias and new front and rear diff cases allow for better diff access. The buggy also 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. The XE also 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.

Also new is the 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 centre diff for added durability. To create an easier to drive, more consistent 4WD feel to the buggy, 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 equalised driveline but also reduces wear on key driveline components. The body has been completely redesigned on the 8ight-XE 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 centre fin keeps the buggy stable at speed. The kit is rounded out by a newly designed battery mounting system that not only saves weight, but it also makes battery installation and removal quick and easy.

– Improved suspension geometry
– Tunable suspension arms
– Wide style chassis for increased stability
– Larger pinion bearings for increased durability
– Cab forward style body
– New aluminium motor mount
– Adjustable 17.5 degree caster blocks
– Bleeder shock caps
– Improved chassis balance
– Redesigned, cleaner and more adjustable steering rack
– Machined aluminium shock towers
– Better differential access
– Revamped sway bar system
– Equalised driveline to reduce wear on key components
– Optimised shocks for greater precision and performance
– Metric hardware standard
– Rear axle mud guards
– Rear shock mounting on the front or back
– Newly designed lightweight battery mounting system

Source: TLR [tlracing.com]


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