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THE Losi Mini 8IGHT-T Truggy From Horizon Hobby Review

Losi Mini 8IGHT-T Truggy 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…

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TLR 22SCT 2.0 2WD Short Course Truck Race Kit
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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THE Losi LST XXL-2 4WD Gasoline Monster Truck Review

Losi LST XXL-2 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…

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T-Bone Racing Losi Bumper
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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Losi 1/5 MINI WRC 4WD Rally Car Video
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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Unboxing Losi Mini 8IGHT-T Truggy
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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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.

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Losi LST XXL Gasoline Powered Video
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.

To learn more about the LST XXL-2 hit up This Link over on the official Losi website, and hit up This Link for a BigSquidRC TGIF Mystery Link.

TLR Bell Crank Steering
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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Losi Mini 8IGHT-T RTR 4WD Truggy
The 1/14th scale Losi Mini 8IGHT buggy has been a favorite of bashers since its release. It handled well, went fast, and was good at taking a beating. To one-up themselves, Losi has just announced the Mini 8IGHT-T Truggy. Part buggy, part truck, the new truggy should make for quite a bash machine.

Like the buggy, the truggy comes overpowered with a 4500KV brushless system. To better help put all that power to the ground Losi includes their AVC technology on the truck. Some of its other highlights include-

* Comes completely RTR
* LiPo compatible ESC
* Aluminum shock towers
* 12mm wheel hexes
* Aluminum shock bodies
* Metal diffs
* Comes with 2.4GHz DX2E transmitter

The part number is #LOS01000 and it is street priced at $279. To get complete details simply hit up This Link over on the Losi website.

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We have a winner in the Losi 5IVE-T Giveaway. Thank you all for making this the biggest giveaway with the most entries yet! We had just over 14,000 entries! It was a crazy one for sure, and we couldn’t of done it without all of our fans/readers! You guys voted to make the 5IVE-T the 2014 March Bash-ness Champion , and with the help of Horizon Hobby and Losi we were able to give away this awesome vehicle!

Congratulations to Andrew P. (skateny80@) from New York! You are the official winner of the Losi 5IVE-T! We will be contacting you via email for your information.

Winners have 5 days to get back to us, or we will choose another winner from all valid entries.

Didn’t win this time? We have another amazing contest in the works, so hang tight!

AsiaTees GPM Losi Micro SCT
The crew over at AsiaTees Hobbies are all about aluminum upgrade parts, from large to small, they have a large variety of vehicles covered. A couple of weeks ago we tried out some of their Thunder Tiger MT4 G3 parts, this week we’ll be taking a closer look at the smallest of the small, a GPM Aluminum Upgrade Combo for the Losi Micro SCT.

The upgrade combo includes 9 different items from GPM Racing. The set includes a-arms, towers, and new camber rods to change the front toe of the truck. We found all the parts mounted right up without issue, and after a half dozen packs of driving they work as well today as when they were installed. We used the included tie-rods to give our truck toe-out, this helped it turn in more quickly at corner entry. The combo we received was in black, which seems to be the “hot” color now days, and they definitely looked trick on the truck.

If you want to toughen up (or simply bling-out) your Losi Micro SCT, give the combo a try. It is available in four different colors, is priced at $79, and you can get complete information at This Link over on the AsiaTees website.

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Vectorworks Shock Tower TLR Losi 22-4
Vectorworks has announced new carbon fiber upgrades for the TLR/Losi 22-4 buggy. First up is a front shock tower made from 4mm carbon fiber that is easy to bolt up and features an integrated front body mount. Also new are their carbon fiber battery mounts. The battery mounts are 2.5mm thick and fit perfectly into the center mounting slots. Both were designed to handle the rigors of 4wd racing and will instantly boost the bling factor of your buggy.

The part number for the front tower is #VWL003 and it has as street price of $23. The part number for battery mounts is #VWL004 and they have a street price of $17. To get more information over on the official Vectorworks website simply Click This Link.

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