The latest products from the guys over at TheToyz and Driven Productions are new shock towers for the Losi Mini 8ight buggy. The new towers are not only better than stock but their biggest advantage is they allow the use of different body mounting posts, thus making it easy to mount up all sorts of cool bodies to your buggy.
The new Driven Pro shock towers are made out of high quality delrin and come in three different colors- red, black, and dyeable white. Street price is about $14 each and the part numbers are #DP 705 for the front and #DP 706 for the rear. Hit up THIS LINK for more information over on TheToyz website.
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Today brings some “Big” news from the crew over at Losi, they are now selling their very popular 5th scale 5ive-T in a race roller form. Selling the 5ive-T as a race roller is great for people who want to use their own motor and electronics or for people wanting to save some cash up front and finish their truck over time. The race roller comes with a clear body so you can apply the paint scheme of your choice and does not come with gas engine, servo’s, transmitter or a receiver.
Part number for the new 5ive-T roller is LOSB0024 and you can get more information by clicking on THIS LINK that takes you to the Horizon Hobby UK website.
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The crew over at Exotek have just announced a compact and efficient steering rack conversion kit for the Losi/TLR 22 series of vehicles. The Exotek rack makes it easy to make tuning adjustments and perfect for drivers looking to make their 22 the best it can be.
The new Exotek rack is constructed from high quality 7075 aluminum and is anodized in gun-metal gray for a high end look. The part number is #1332 and it has a street price of $70. For complete information hit THIS LINK.
Exotek is known for their esoteric hop-ups, want to see more of their work? Try THIS LINK right here on BigSquidRC.
You may know the name Mitchell DeJong from a special edition Traxxas Bandit Buggy, while others may know him as being a 15 year old Red Bull Racing off-road prodigy. There is no doubt he is a superstar on the rise, he’s won multiple titles in full scale off-road racing and is likely to win many more.
Recently DeJong signed on with Team Losi Racing/TLR. It will be really cool to see DeJong help promote TLR products (and the rc hobby in general) to the mainstream during his full scale off-road racing. The press release also stated that he’s an avid rc’er, so look out for him on the local tracks in SoCal with his Losi Ten-SCTE.
Thank Goodness It’s Friday, we’ve been working our tails off all week for it to arrive. How about another TGIF Mystery Link?
Are you a serious basher with your Losi 5ive-T? If so the new fabric shroud from Outerwears will go a long ways towards keeping mud/dirt/water out of your truck while allowing air to flow right through. The new Outerwears shroud is available in black, blue, red, orange, yellow, purple and lime green, and the part number is #30-2756.
Want to read more Outerwears news? Check out THIS LINK right here on BigSquidRC.
Today the guys over at FTW RC announced a new clear body for the TLR 8ight-T truggy called the Phoenix. If you are looking to sport that wild “Extreme Cab Forward” look on your Losi then the Phoenix will be right down your alley.
The Phoenix is formed from .040″ polycarbonate and comes with window masks and over-spray protection. The part number for the FTW is #FTW00047 and it has a street price of $27.
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If you are looking for a different set of wheels for your Losi FIVE-T the crew over at Silverback RC has the hook-up for you. Silverback has a new wheel called the 5imian that is made just for your FIVE-T. The 5imian wheels are lighter than stock, have a +3mm offset to widen out your truck, and have a great scale look.
You can get the 5imian in three different colors, white, silver or black, and they have a street price of right around $25 per pair. Hit up the Official Silverback Website for more information on these and all their other products.
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Why would you need a “rear bumper support”? If you don’t know why, then you don’t need one. However, if you are a hardcore basher you’ve already destroyed a dozen rear bumpers from demo-derby and rear-end landings and you know they aren’t cheap to replace.
T-Bone Racing (aka- TBR) has just released a new rear bumper support for the Losi XXX-SCT. The rear bumper support will help keep your stock bumper intact during even the most hardcore of bash sessions.
How much does one of these go for? Well street price is a measly $18 and you can pick one up right now off the TBR Website.
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The Horizon UK website has just posted the new TLR 22SCT RTC. The RTC is Losi’s proven 22SCT platform that comes “ready to compete”- fully assembled, with decent tires and a 17.5 turn sensored brushless system. The RTC makes it very easy to go straight from the box to the track. Some of the features and specifications include-
* Completely built and Ready to Compete right out of the box
* Includes BRCA legal 17.5T Dynamite Platinum Sensored Motor
* Includes Dynamite ESC with selectable timing and non timing ‘blinky’ class programs
* Fully Ballraced
* Includes TLR high Performance SCT bodyshell pre-printed in striking Race inspired livery
* Built in Rear Motor Configuration (mid motor configuration parts not included)
* Includes fluid fillable gear differential
* Includes Spektrum DSM2 DX2L Radio with SR2530 micro 3-channel DSM2 Receiver
* Includes extra high-torque Steering Servo
* Length: 21.65″
* Width: 11.62″
* Height: 7.87″
* Ground Clearance: 1.30″
* Wheelbase: 12.80″
* Track: 11.42″
* Chassis: 2.5mm thick, 7075-T6 Aluminium
* Drivetrain: 2WD
* Differential: Gear Differential
* Wheel Type: Plastic Short Course w/ Beadlock 2/2″
* Wheel Diameter: 55.8mm/76.2mm
* Wheel Width: 39.0mm
* Weight: 1870g
* Does not include- battery or charger
To get more information on the 22SCT RTC hit up the official Horizon UK website. For more Losi news on BigSquid HERE is the link you want.
The crew at Team Losi Racing (TLR) had a great 2013 Nuremberg show with the announcement of their new Losi 8ight 3.0 and Ten SCTE 2.0, both of these new machines are going to be hot players in 2013. Alongside the Losi booth was the ECX booth where we were able to give the ECX crew their Basher Approved plaque in person for the ECX Torment SCT. Check out the gallery below for some up close and personal shots of the latest from Losi.
Check out THIS link for the official TLR website, click right HERE for the official ECX website, and hit THIS up for all our Nuremberg show coverage.
The latest from the crew over at Team Losi Racing (TLR) is the Eight 3.0 8th scale nitro buggy. The Eight 3.0 is the latest version of their extremely popular Eight series buggy and comes with multiple upgrades for increased performance. Some of those updates include-
* Improved suspension geometry
* Gen III radio tray
* 16mm shocks and tapered springs
* Adjustable aluminum front and rear pivots with inserts
* Front and rear center dogbone
* Brake caliper springs
* Improved droop screw system
* Race performance wickerbill system
* Aluminum bearing inserts
* Race-inspired dome wheels (2 sets)
* Lightweight outdrives
* Multiple sway bars included
* Heavy-duty 5mm turnbuckles
* Improved titanium carbo-nitride shock shaft and hinge pin coating
* Metal servo inserts
* Eight 3.0 body and wing
* Center dogbone drive system
* Option parts included- lightweight outdrives and spur, hinge pin braces, aluminum rear bearing inserts
* Part #TLR04000
TLR has announced a late April release date, and expect to see a street price of right around $700 on this one. Hit up the TLR Website for more information.
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Looking for the highest quality captured CVD’s for your Losi TLR 22t or 22SCT? The crew over at MIP now have you dialed. MIP CVD’s are legendary for not only their strength, but also for their lack of torque binding or backlash.
* Precision Machined and Designed for the utmost fit within TLR’s tight tolerances
* Made from High Quality American Alloy Steel for greater Durability and Strength
* Black Oxide and Wax Coated Axles and Bones
* All hardware included, Direct Replacement from stock drives
* No modifications needed from stock parts
* MIP Team Tested and Approved
* 100% Quality made in the USA
* Part number #12215 for 22T, #12221 for 22SCT
Retail price for the CVD’s is $40 a pair and they are available right now.
Also available for the TLR 12mm big bore shocks are the high tech MIP Bypass1 shock pistons. These pistons are the latest in rc shock technology, yielding variable valve settings while helping to eliminate hydraulic lock. Part number for the pistons is #12131 and they have a retail price of $32. Hit up the official MIP Website for more information on these and all their other fine products.
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