August 6, 2020

TLR 8IGHT-XT/XTE nitro & electric truggy kit

TLR have introduced their new 8IGHT-XT/XTE 1/8th scale truggy kit that includes both nitro and electric specific components in one box. The Next Generation Truggy 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. Plus, it includes Nitro and Electric in one box. The 8IGHT-XT/XTE has a combination of features second-to-none including large footprint engine mount, 3mm chassis, cab forward body, machined aluminuim shock caps, and so much more. The Next Gen suspension geometry has been completely revamped making a truck that is fast, nimble, and easy to drive. This includes a myriad of updates including wider front pivot with less scrub radius, narrower rear pivot, longer front and rear arms, and updated hub offset. All new suspension arms have been designed to accept stiffener plates that will allow racers to tune the flex of the suspension. The kit will include moulded plates with optional carbon fibre plates available separately.

The chassis width has been increased to aid in stability and give the truggy a more neutral feel as well as equalized side to side for equal torsional flex and thinned down to 3mm for weight savings. The additional width helps with stability and adds a neutral feel. A lightweight large footprint engine mount reduces flex underneath the engine to eliminate chassis fatigue on high traction race surfaces for nitro while 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 center differential.

– Nitro and electric parts included
– Improved suspension geometry
– Flex tune suspension arms
– Wider 3mm chassis
– Larger pinion bearing
– Cab forward style body
– Chassis side guards
– Large footprint nitro engine mount
– One piece electric motor mount
– Adjustable caster blocks
– Bleeder shock caps
– Balanced chassis
– Ackermann adjustable draglink steering rack
– Machined aluminum shock towers
– Better diff access
– Swaybar system
– Equalized driveline
– Updated radio tray
– Optimized shocks
– Ball bearing throttle and brake actuator
– Large bearing spindles and carriers
– Shorter wheelbase
– LiPo/LiIon compatible battery box

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