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The 8IGHT-XE takes it to the next level with a new, from the ground-up design that once again sets the bar for all 1/8th scale Electric Buggies. It features a traditional style chassis layout, neutral driving feel, and improved jumping capabilities.

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8XE Race Kit: 1/8 4WD Elec Buggy

Key Features

  • Improved Suspension Geometry
  • Tunable Suspension Arms
  • Wide Style Chassis For Increased Stability
  • Larger Pinion Bearings For Increased Durability
  • Cab Forward Style Body
  • New Aluminum Motor Mount
  • Adjustable 17.5 Degree Caster Blocks
  • Bleeder Shock Caps
  • Improved Chassis Balance
  • Redesigned, Cleaner And More Adjustable Steering Rack
  • Machined Aluminum Shock Towers
  • Better Differential Access
  • Revamped Sway Bar System
  • Equalized Driveline to Reduce Wear On Key Components
  • Optimized Shocks For Greater Precision And Performance
  • Metric Hardware Standard
  • Rear Axle Mud Guards
  • Rear Shock Mounting On The Front Or Back
  • Newly Designed Lightweight Battery Mounting System
Needed to Complete
  • Spektrum DX6R 6-Channel DSMR Android-Powered Radio System with WiFi/Bluetooth
  • Spektrum S6390BL 1/8 Scale Brushless High Speed/Torque, HV Digital Servo
  • Orion Vortex R8 ProX Extreme ESC (220A, 2-6S)
  • Orion Vortex VST 2 PRO 690 4P 1900Kv
  • Orion Carbon Ultra 14.8V 4800mAh 110C 4S LiPo, XS 36mm, 5mm Tubes
  • 1/8 Scale Off Road Tires
What's in the Box?
  • (1) TLR 8IGHT-XE™ 1/8 4WD Electric Buggy Kit
  • (1) Product Manual

Overview

When the original 8IGHT-E™ hit the market, it turned the electric 1/8 Buggy market on its lid with a unique chassis layout and innovative design. The Team Losi Racing® 8IGHT-XE™ 1/8 Electric Buggy takes it to the next level with a new, from the ground-up design that once again sets the bar for all 1/8th scale Electric Buggies. It features a more traditional style chassis layout that has a neutral driving feel, improved jumping capabilities and better bump absorption. It is essentially a brand new platform built from the ground up. The 8IGHT-XE features major updates to the suspension package, overall geometry and a new drivetrain layout. Add in the new easy access differentials, adjustable caster blocks, new steering rack, new sway bar system and you have an E-Buggy designed to be easier to drive, faster and accepted worldwide.

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Improved Suspension Geometry

The 8IGHT-XE suspension geometry has been completely revamped making a car that is fast, nimble, and easy to drive. This includes a myriad of updates including aluminum spindles, 17.5 degree spindle carriers, longer front shocks, wider front pivot with less scrub radius, narrower rear pivot, longer rear shocks, and updated hub offset.

Improved Suspension Geometry

Suspension Arms

All new suspension arms have been designed to accept stiffener plates that will allow racers to tune the flex of the suspension. The kit will include molded plates with optional carbon fiber plates available separately.

Suspension Arms

Wide Chassis

The 8IGHT-XE features a more traditional "wide" style chassis that increases stability, balance and gives the buggy a more neutral feel. This also allows for the component's to be spread out instead of cramped together as with a narrow style chassis making maintenance a breeze.

Wide Chassis

Larger Pinion Bearing

The 8IGHT-XE features an over-sized pinion bearing in the front and rear of the buggy for increased strength and durability. This allows for a smoother, more reliable and hassle-free driveline.

Larger Pinion Bearing

Cab Forward Style Body

The body has been completely redesigned on the 8IGHT-XE to incorporate the cab-forward styling which creates more downforce on the front of the body. This extra downforce improves forward traction and steering. The rear of the body has been designed to create maximum airflow for less drag, while a center fin keeps the buggy stable at speed.

Cab Forward Style Body

Chassis Side Guards

The chassis side guards have been redesigned to fit the wide chassis and new body with a super clean fit while offering maximum protection from dirt and debris.

Chassis Side Guards

New Aluminum Motor Mount

Lightweight and durable motor mount that aids in heat dissipation and is easy to adjust for quick gearing changes. The motor is now mounted to the chassis rather than hanging off the center diff for added durability.

New Aluminum Motor Mount

Adjustable Caster Blocks

Redesigned and fully adjustable 17.5 degree caster blocks come standard on the 8IGHT-XE. The height of the spindle in the caster block can be adjusted via spacers on the kingpin. Optional spindle ackerman arms will be sold separately to allow for even more adjustments and fine tuning.

Adjustable Caster Blocks

Bleeder Shock Caps

The 8IGHT-XE comes standard with machined aluminum shock caps with threaded bleeder screws. Bleeder screws allow you to build and rebuild your shocks faster and easier while ensuring you have the exact amount of oil in your shocks every time creating consistent rebound.

Bleeder Shock Caps

Chassis Balance

The TLR engineers worked relentlessly to get the perfect balance on the 8IGHT-XE by moving components to key locations on the chassis to provide the best driving feel and balance to the vehicle.

Chassis Balance

Steering Rack

The 8IGHT-XE steering rack has been redesigned to have a much cleaner, less cluttered linkage to the steering servo along with more Ackerman adjustments. The improved design of the servo saver also eliminates bellcrank bind during high loads creating a much smoother, consistent steering feel.

Steering Rack

Shock Towers

The 8IGHT-XE features machined 7075-T6 aluminum shock towers for extra strength and durability. They have been completely redesigned to work with the 8IGHT-XE’s new suspension geometry which features updated camber link holes as well as a taller rear tower.

Shock Towers

Better Diff Access

The front and rear diff case are designed to allow easy access to the differentials without removing the bulkheads from the vehicle, allowing racers to make diff oil changes in half the time. The center diff can be accessed via a split center mount with the removal of only four screws.

Better Diff Access

Sway Bar System

The 8IGHT-XE boasts a sway bar system that has been completely revamped for a more precise, equalized and consistent feel. Each side of the sway bar features adjustable length links as well as collars to keep the sway bars centered in the roughest of conditions.

Sway Bar System

Equalized Driveline

To create an easier to drive, more consistent 4wd feel to the 8IGHT-XE, the entire driveline has been redesigned to create a reduced driveline angle on both the front and rear drive shafts. This not only creates an equalized driveline but also reduces wear on key driveline components.

Equalized Driveline

Optimized Shocks

The large-bore shocks have been completely optimized for greater precision and increased performance. They come standard with machined pistons and have been lightened to decrease the center of gravity and lower the weight of the car. The 8IGHT-XE includes 4.0mm shock shafts for extra strength and durability. 3.5mm shock shafts are available as a conversion kit.

Optimized Shocks

Metric Hardware

The 8IGHT-XE will move away from the standard hardware that was common place on all previous 8IGHTs. The new standard will be metric hardware and will be on par with all other manufacturers. This will allow for easier screw replacements and upgrades.

Metric Hardware

Rear Mud Guards

The 8IGHT-XE comes standard with rear axle mudguards. These guards not only protect your rear axles and bearings from damage during rough and wet conditions, but they also keep your axles running smooth and precise in all conditions.

Rear Mud Guards

Rear Shock Mounting (Front)

The 8IGHT-XE was designed so racers can mount the rear shocks on the front of the rear arm or on the front of the rear arm. By mounting the rear shocks to the front of the rear arm, the weight bias shifts forward and the arm flexes less, therefore providing more rotation in the corners.

Rear Shock Mounting (Front)

Rear Shock Mounting (Back)

By mounting the rear shocks to the back of the arm, the weight bias is further to the back and allows the rear arm to flex more, therefore providing more rear grip.

Rear Shock Mounting (Back)

Lightweight Battery Mounting System

The 8IGHT-XE features a newly designed battery mounting system that not only saves weight, but it also makes battery installation and removal quick and easy.

Lightweight Battery Mounting System

 

8XE Race Kit: 1/8 4WD Elec Buggy
Approximate Assembly Time: 3-5 Hours
Ball Bearings: Full set included
Batteries: 4S 14.8V LiPo battery at least 4500mAh required
Body: Clear 8XE, cab forward design, IFMAR legal rear wing
Bushing Material: Metal
Charger: Required, compatible with selected battery
Chassis: 7075-T6 hard anodized aluminum, 0.12" (3mm) thick, plastic side guards
Completion Level: Kit
Differential: Sealed viscous filled planetary gear type
Drivetrain: 4WD Shaft Drive
Front Track: 12.1" (308mm)
Gear Pitch: 1.0 Module
Ground Clearance: 2.4" (60mm)
Height: 7.1" (180mm)
Internal Gear Ratio: 3.23:1
Length: 19.6" (497mm)
Motor Size: 1/8 scale brushless off-road racing motor required
Motor Type: 1/8 scale off-road racing brushless motor required
Pinion: 15T
Radio: At least 2-channel required
Rear Track: 12.1" (308mm)
Servos: High-voltage, high torque metal gear servo required for steering
Shock Type: Aluminum body oil-filled, machined aluminum caps with bleeder holes
Size/Scale: 1/8
Speed Control: Compatible with selected motor
Spur Gear: 46T
Suspension: All new arms designed to accept stiffener plates for greater tuning, molded stiffener plates included, optional carbon fiber plates available separately
Vehicle Type: Buggy
Water-Resistant: Yes
Weight: Varies upon equipment used
Wheel Diameter: 3.3" (83.5mm)
Wheel Hex Size: 17mm Hex
Wheel Type: Dish type, yellow in color
Wheel Width: 1.7" (42mm)
Wheelbase: 12.8 - 13" (326 - 329mm)
Width: 12.1" (308mm)

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