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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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THE Losi 1/5th Desert Buggy XL Review

Losi Desert Buggy XL Review

5th scale was once only popular overseas, but now, thanks to companies like Losi and HPI, it has blown up here in the states. Today we’ll be taking a closer look at Losi’s latest 5th scaler, the Desert Buggy XL. Powered by a 23cc gas engine and using 4wd for better traction, the big Losi should be a great bash machine, but is it? Hit the “Read More” button to read what we found out about the DBXL…


Losi Gas Powered LST XXL-2 Monster Truck
What is the biggest news at the 2014 Nurnberg Toy Fair? That just might be the Gasoline Powered LST XXL-2 from Losi. No, that’s not nitro power, that is a 2 cycle .31 cu inch gasoline engine that should power the latest incarnation of the legendary Losi LST platform quite well. Throw in waterproof electronics and Horizon’s AVC Active Vehicle Control system and the LST XXL-2 is loaded with cool features.

* Extended 2.5mm thick XXL chassis
* Oversized shocks
* Spektrum DX2E 2.4GHz DSMR radio system
* Includes convenient roto-start tool
* Tire diameter- 6.9″
* Weight- 13.1 lbs
* Wheelbase- 15.3″
* Width- 18.5″
* Length- 23″
* Fuel tank- 300cc

The part number for the LST XXL-2 is #LOS04002 and it has a street price of $799. Hit up This Link for more information over on the official Losi website.

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Losi 5IVE Mini WRC
The next big release from Losi is literally that, another addition to their 5th scale line-up. The Losi 5IVE MINI WRC is a 5th scale rally car that also comes with Horizon’s AVC- Active Vehicle Control technology. The 5IVE MINI WRC has just been shown at the Nurnberg Toy Fair, here are some of its specifications and features-

* Officially licensed body
* 29cc gas engine
* Push button starting system
* Spectrum DX2E radio with DSMR technology
* Comes with 2S 5300mAh LiPo & charger
* 5mm chassis
* 800cc fuel tank
* Large bore shocks with 7mm shafts

The part number for the 5IVE MINI WRC is #LOS05000 and it will have a street price of $1999. Hit up This Link for more information.

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TLR Losi 8IGHT-T 3.0 Truggy
The latest machine from TLR for supremacy in the truggy class is the 8IGHT-T 3.0. The 8IGHT-T series is well known for winning races and for being one of the kings of the local bash spot. Their big tires and big nitro power are just what the doctor ordered for some serious bash action. The 3.0 version includes some updates to make it better than ever.

* Improved body & wing
* 16mm shocks
* Improved suspension geometry
* Center dogbones
* Comes with a collection of option parts
* Stronger, newly designed ring & pinion gears
* Gen III radio tray

The part number is #TLR04001 and you can check out all of TLR’s fine products on their Official Website.

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Team Losi Racing Universal Driveshafts 22 buggy
The crew over at Team Losi Racing have announced a new Universal Joint Driveshaft Set for their 22 and 22 2.0 buggy. Universal driveshafts create less “bone binding” which allows for a freer rear suspension. The universal driveshafts can improve side bite and bump handling.

The part number is #TLR232006, they have a street price of $35 and you can get more information at This Link.

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Check it out, we have the ultimate comparison charts of the Losi 5IVE-T vs the Desert Buggy XL for those that just can’t make up their mind. Sizes, weights, you name it.


5IVE-TvsDBXL_Comparison_Chart_02If you need a part number, the Losi Desert Buggy XL is LOS05001, and has a street price of $999. The 5IVE-T number is LOSB0019 and is about $1599.

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TLD Troy Lee Designs Horizon Hobby 5ive-T
If you are into motocross, or really any sport that requires a helmet, then you already know who Troy Lee Designs is. For those of you that don’t, they paint the coolest custom helmets on planet Earth, they have a full line-up of motocross gear, and they have a fairly successful motocross team.

Yesterday TLD announced a new partnership with Horizon Hobby. In case you are not aware, Horizon is a huge rc distributor, as well as the owner of Losi, Vaterra, and ECX. The new collaboration is said to be leading to “limited-edition TLD collaborative products”, which might be something like the TLD livery on the Losi 5IVE-T shown above. The TLD motocross team is known for having some of the best looking bikes in the pits, we would image that any Losi adorning the same look would look pretty trick too.

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Losi Desert Buggy XL 1/5th 4WD Buggy RTR
There is some “big” news out of the Losi camp today, the announcement of their latest 5th scaler, the Desert Buggy XL. The latest addition to Losi’s 5th scale line-up comes with big gas power and is ready to run, no building required. 4wd helps to put all that big gas power to the ground, and it comes in buggy trim. Some of its other features and specifications include-

* Full 4WD capabilities
* 23cc gasoline engine w/ pull start
* Adjustable servo saver
* Machined ring and pinion gear
* 5mm thick aluminum chassis
* 740cc gas tank
* Sealed diffs
* Dual disk brakes
* Spektrum DX2E 2.4GHz radio system

The part number for the Losi Desert Buggy XL is #LOS05001, it has a street price of $999, and it should start hitting hobby shops early next month. Hit up This Link for more information.

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JConcepts TLR 8ight-E 3.0 Body
JConcepts has announced a new Silencer series body for the TLR/Losi 8IGHT-E 3.0 electric buggy. This is a cab forward body designed for high speed tracks. Some of its features include-

* Cockpit shark fin for better stability
* Dual channeling rear escape
* Clipped side-pods with extended runners
* Made from clear polycarbonate
* Comes with protective film, window mask and decal sheet

The part number for the Silencer is #0245 and it is priced at $31. Hit up This Link for more information.

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MIP Pro8 Conversion kit
Want to turn that beast of a Losi SCTE 2.0 you have into a lightweight 8th scale buggy? The crew over at MIP now make a conversion kit that makes it a snap. The kit contains new towers, new wheel hexes, wing mounts, and body mounts, as well as handling upgrades like springs and shock pistons.

The part number for the MIP conversion kit is #13300 and they should start shipping before the end of the month.

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VectorWorks Carbon Fiber Shock Towers
The Losi Ten SCTE not only rips around the track, it’s also a fantastic bash machine. One of the few weak points on the SCTE is its shock towers. Jeremy and Brian over at VectorWorks have new towers for the SCTE that should be a lot tougher than the stockers. The VectorWorks shock towers are made out of 4mm thick press cured carbon fiber, making them some of the toughest that you will find.

The part number for the rear tower is #VW002 and #VW001 for the front. Street price for each tower is $27 and you can get more information at This Link.

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TLR Tuning Kit 5ive-t
TLR, also known as Team Losi Racing, has announced a Tuning Kit for the popular 5IVE-T 5th scale gas truck. The TLR tuning kit offers some popular upgrades for the 5IVE-T all in one package to save you some cash. Among the parts included in the kit are new shock bodies, shock springs, sway bars, and tie-rods.

The part number for the TLR 5IVE-T Tuning Kit is #TLR351000, it has a street price of $549, and they should start hitting hobby shops in early November.

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