Carbon Fiber parts are great for two things- 1. making your truck stronger, and 2. looking really trick. For all you Losi Mini 8IGHT-T owners, the crew at Xtreme Racing now has some carbon fiber upgrades for you.
For starters, Xtreme created 3mm thick shock towers. These are much beefier than stock and lightweight to boot.
Xtreme also has some rear wheel guards. These are great for keeping mud out of the rear shocks and driveshafts while adding a cool look.
The mud guards have a part number of #10849, the front tower is #10847, while the rear tower is #10848. Each is priced at $15 and Here Is The Link to the official Xtreme Racing website.
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Xtreme Racing Mini 8IGHT Truggy Gallery
Do you have a Losi Micro in need of some repair? Just want to save some cash on spare parts? Losi has announced a new 1/24 Micro Brushless SCT Parts Bundle to give you the hook up. The bundle contains a suspension arm set, pinion & spur set, dogbone set, spindles, carriers, hubs, and bumpers, all for one low price. Most of the parts fit the Losi Micro SCT, Rally, and Truggy, while the bumpers are specific to just the SCT.
The part number for the bundle is #LOSB0242PRTS, they are street priced at $29, and you can get complete details at This Link over on the Losi website.
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Want more protection for the front end of your Losi 22-4 buggy? If so the folks over at T-Bone Racing can hook you up. They have a nifty Skid Plate/Front Bumper made to take the worst you can throw at it. The TBR bumper is made from tough nylon, comes with their lifetime warranty, and is sure to save front end parts on your 22-4.
The part number for the bumper is #37042, it is priced at $15, and they are available right now. For full details check out This Link over on the official TBR website.
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Remember that insane contest we did, where we gave away a new Losi 5IVE-T, and we had the most entries ever! Well we got pictures recently of the winner, and he looks pretty happy about being the new owner of the March Bashness Champion!
Congrats again! Send us some pictures after your first few bash sessions, so we can see if it’s still in once piece!
Again, thanks to Horizon Hobby and Losi for making this all possible.
Losi 5IVE-T Winner Gallery
THE Losi Mini 8IGHT-T Truggy From Horizon Hobby Review
In today’s review we’ll be taking a very up close and personal look at the Mini 8IGHT-T Truggy from Losi. The Mini 8IGHT-T comes in at 1/14 scale, bigger than most minis, but significantly smaller than a tenth scaled truck. It comes brushless powered and with the high zoot AVC that everyone is talking about. Can the Mini 8IGHT-T take the beating required to be a good bash vehicle? Is it worth its $279 price point? Is there enough yank under the hood to keep a smile on your face? Hit the “Read More” to find out…
For all you short course truck fans, TLR has announced their new 22SCT 2.0. Of course the 2.0 version comes with a bunch of upgrades and changes to help make it faster, and easier to drive, than ever.
* Bell crank steering rack
* Generation II shocks
* Improved body
* Improved suspension geometry
* Ball diff
* Aluminum rear camber block, rear hexes, & ball stud spacers
The part number is #TLR03003, it has a street price of $339, and you can Click Right Here to head over to the official TLR website.
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TLR 22SCT 2.0 Gallery
THE Losi LST XXL-2 4WD Gasoline Monster Truck Review
Hype, hype, and more hype, that has been the name of the gas game so far. The first offering, the HPI Octane, seemed to come up a bit short of all the promises. Hit the “Read More” button below to read our review of the second gas burner to hit the market, the Losi LST XXL-2 Monster Truck. Does it have enough power to be fun? Does it easily start every single time? Do you have to constantly tune it? Is it worth your hard earned cash? Make the jump to find out…
For all you new Losi Mini 8IGHT-T owners, T-Bone Racing has a front bumper to give your truck added protection up front. This is one of their “Basher” series bumpers, meaning it is extra wide for even more protection. Made from a tough plastic, it features T-Bone’s lifetime warranty and comes with everything you need for an easy install.
The part number is #37101, they are priced at $12, and they are available right now. Get complete details at This Link over on T-Bone’s website.
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With their new 1/5 Mini WRC Rally Car getting ready to hit the market (it drops Mid July), Losi has released a video showcasing some of its features. Among other things, it has features like electronic fuel injection, AVC stability control, and remote start.
Take a look at the video below to see the big Losi Mini WRC tearing it up basher style on a variety of surfaces, and you can get complete details at This Link over on the official Losi website.
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A few weeks ago during our California Road Trip we first got the chance to pull trigger time on the latest mini from Losi, the Mini 8IGHT-T Truggy. We had a blast driving it around with the Losi crew and couldn’t wait to get our hands on one for a full review.
When we did get our review truck we took some pictures to show you what it looks like to crack the box open. Inside you’ll find the truck, a Spektrum transmitter, a manual, along with batteries and everything you need to get it running. Enjoy the 3 galleries of unboxing pictures below, we are busy working on the full review which goes up on our front page about two weeks from now. If you are interested in the Mini 8IGHT-T, Here Is The Link to its official product page over on Losi’s website.
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Unboxing Losi Mini 8IGHT-T Gallery 1
Unboxing Losi Mini 8IGHT-T Gallery 2
Unboxing Losi Mini 8IGHT-T Gallery 3
We finally got around to digging our Losi LST XXL 2 Gas truck out of the box, and it is a beast! Coming hot on the heals of another recently released gas truck, we are really looking forward to bashing the heck out of this thing, and seeing what that .31 gas engine can do!
As you can see it came with the oil mix for the fuel, the roto-start, some tools, a lipo battery for the truck, and a Spektrum DX2E Transmitter.
Our full review of the LST XXL 2 will be posted soon. Check out all the unboxing pictures below, and for more information click This Link over on the official LOSI website for details.
LOSI LST XXL 2 Unboxing Gallery 1
LOSI LST XXL 2 Unboxing Gallery 2
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Gasoline Fever seems to be sweeping over the rc world right now. The HPI Savage Octane has just hit the market, and the Losi LST XXL-2 is just around the corner (the latest we’ve heard is they are about 2 weeks from shipping).
The folks over at Horizon Hobby have released a new video of their gasoline powered LST XXL-2. The video features plenty of rough off-road bashing and there are several parts in the video where you can hear the engine working. From the video it sounds like the engine rips, and it looks like the XXL-2 is up for some serious bashing.
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TLR has announced a new bellcrank steering system for their 22 series of vehicles. The new system replaces the original rail style set-up and is made to make steering less aggressive off center while helping low speed steering. The kit reduces Ackermann while also making it adjustable, and comes with ball bearings to make the stroke buttery smooth. Everything you need to make the conversion comes in the kit with no modifications required.
The bellcranks have a part number of #TLR231027, they are priced at $33, and you can Click This link to get more details.
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