January 16, 2020

TLR 8ight-X Elite 1/8th nitro buggy race kit

Horizon Hobby have introduced the new TLR 8ight-X Elite 1/8th scale nitro buggy kit. The buggy builds on the championship-winning heritage of its predecessors with updates to the suspension geometry and drivetrain as well as the chassis layout that make it both easier to drive and tougher to beat. This version of the popular 8ight-X includes all of the desired factory team option parts and many updates in a one-box purchase, such as a carbon centre diff brace, 3.5mm shock shafts, aluminium front brace, front universals, 10mm wing riser, quick change engine mount, wider hexes, new pistons, carbon fibre arm inserts, poly-carbonate wing, and updated rear CVA axle. The drivetrain as well as the chassis layout have been completely redesigned making it easier to drive on the track and work on in the pit. The Elite chassis moves weight forward and decreases wheelbase is to give the car more overall grip. An updated radio tray now puts the throttle servo near the engine to eliminate additional linkage. The updated radio tray will ensure the throttle servo is rigidly mounted to avoid any flex by floating the servo off of the centre differential.

The kit also includes an updated aluminium front brace that provides smoother steering response and the steering rack allows more Ackermann adjustments and an improved servo saver to eliminate bellcrank bind during high loads. Other features include the option quick change one-piece version of the engine mount for easier maintenance, updated machined aluminium shock caps with threaded bleeder holes make for easy and consistent bleeding of oil and new bladders are also included for better bump handling. The next generation suspension geometry has been completely revamped making a car that is fast, nimble, and easy to drive. This includes a myriad of updates including longer front and rear arms, wider front pivot with less scrub radius, narrower rear pivot, and updated hub offset. As for the new suspension arms, webbing added between inner mounting tabs ensures optimised hinge pin fitment and the arms have been designed to accept stiffener plates that will allow racers to tune the flex of the suspension. The Elite kit will include both moulded plates and carbon plates. The kit, that is set for a release this January, is rounded out by a cab forward design body that helps with overall down force, which improves steering and overall stability. Cut lines have been updated for ease of installation and changing of settings.

– Pro level race ready
– 7075-3mm aluminium chassis
– Updated rear CVAs
– Front universals included
– Updated carbon radio tray
– Aluminium front brace
– +1 hexes
– Two wings and wing riser
– One piece quick change engine mount
– Steering rack
– Bleeder shock caps
– Updated suspension arms
– Updated shock towers
– Better diff access
– Optimised shocks
– Cab forward style body
– Equalised driveline
– Improved suspension geometry
– Larger pinion bearing
– Adjustable caster blocks
– Sway var system
– Chassis side guards

Source: Horizon Hobby [horizonhobby.com]


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