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New Truggies from TLR and Associated

The last few weeks have seen new truggies from Team Associated and Team Losi Racing hit the internet, so I thought i’d round up a little on these two new machines.  Ok, when I say two, it’s technically three as Associated released Nitro and Electric versions of their machines.

So what is a Truggy, basically a racing truck. Take a buggy, put wider arms, bigger tyres and a truck body on it and you have a truggy.  So it’s not exactly as simple as that, but you get the gist of it.  All are evolutions of old designs rather than anything revolutionary, however they all have some nice new features.

TLR 8ight-T 4.0 1/8th nitro truggy kit

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Features

  • Durable 4mm hard-anodised 7075 T-6 aluminium chassis
  • Improved suspension geometry
  • 11mm narrower track for better handling on tight sections
  • Reduced front driveshaft angle\
  • Ball bearing throttle and brake actuators
  • Large-bearing spindles and hubs\
  • Revised chassis side guards
  • Larger engine mount that reduces chassis flex
  • 15°caster blocks with adjustable spindle height
  • Aluminium shock caps with threaded bleeder holes
  • Moulded driveshaft and dog bone boots
  • Aluminium shock towers with updated camber link and shock location holes

 

Team Associated RC8T3e Team Kit 1/8th E-Truggy

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Features

  • Hard-anodised 7075-T6 aluminium chassis features an optimised weight bias layout for improved handling and stability
  • New V2 diffs included for longer life and improved performance
  • Front suspension features pillow ball uprights for increased adjustability and improved durability
  • Lightweight ring gears and optimised precision ball bearing sizing reduces drivetrain rotational mass for improved acceleration and battery efficiency
  • Gearboxes feature a 4.6:1 internal gear ratio with fast access differentials for quick removal, tuning and maintenance
  • Six universal drive shafts for efficient drivetrain power delivery and ease of maintenance
  • 7075-T6 aluminium 16mm “Big Bore” threaded shocks with TiN coated 3.5mm shafts, larger diameter precision springs, and optimised bladders for more precise volume compensation
  • 7075-T6 aluminium shock towers front and rear feature finely tuned shock mounting and upper arm positions
  • Refined suspension geometry with lower hinge pin inserts for quick and easy roll centre adjustments
  • Lightweight one-piece wing mounts feature height and forward positioning adjustment for more precise handling
  • Pro-Line RC8T3e clear body and Team Associated moulded wing included
  • The RC8T3e shares over 90% parts compatibility with the RC8T3 nitro truggy, offering the perfect solution for multi-class racers

Team Associated RC8T3 Team Kit

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Features

  • 7075-T6 hard-anodized aluminium chassis features an optimized weight bias layout for improved handling and stability
  • New V2 diffs included for longer life and improved performance
  • Front suspension features pillow ball uprights for increased adjustability and improved durability
  • Lightweight ring gears and optimized precision ball bearing sizing reduces drivetrain rotational mass for improved acceleration and battery efficiency
  • Gearboxes feature a 4.6:1 internal gear ratio with fast access differentials for quick removal, tuning and maintenance
  • Six universal drive shafts for efficient drivetrain power delivery and ease of maintenance
  • 7075-T6 aluminium 16mm Big Bore threaded shocks with TiN coated 3.5mm shafts, larger diameter precision springs, and optimized bladders for more precise volume compensation
  • 7075-T6 aluminium shock towers front and rear feature finely tuned shock mounting and upper arm positions
  • Refined suspension geometry with lower hinge pin inserts for quick and easy roll centre adjustments
  • Lightweight one-piece wing mounts feature height and forward positioning adjustment for more precise handling
  • Two-piece sliding engine mount for easy gear mesh adjustment and motor removal
  • Pro-Line RC8T3 clear body and Team Associated molded wing included
  • The RC8T3 shares many parts with the RC8B3 nitro buggy, offering the perfect solution for multi-class racers
  • A major feature, the use of Kyle McBride’s colour scheme in the PR images of this Truggy, Go Aussie!