- Extended chassis with Tuned Flex Technology (TFT) 2.0
- Radio tray design optimizes the position of the servos
- Heavy-duty rear outer hinge pins
- Updated steering geometry and servo saver
- Sure-Close fuel tank closure
- Lightened shock towers
- Extended rear driveshaft
- Redesigned suspension geometry
- Heavy-duty dogbones and outdrives
- Reinforced rear bearing insert system
- Heavy-duty brake disks
- Laser etched engine mounting guides
- Center driveshaft grease boots
- EFRA approved fuel line kit
Needed To Complete
- 1/8-scale Exhaust System
- 2- to 3-channel Radio System
- Receiver Pack and Charger
- Starter Box
- Glow Igniter
- Nitro Fuel
- Fuel Bottle/Fuel Gun
- Polycarbonate-compatible Paint
- Modeling Tools
- 1/8 Off-road Buggy Tires and Inserts
The 1/8-scale 8IGHT 2.0 4WD Buggy Kit features over thirty revisions and improvements to the revolutionary 8IGHT buggy chassis. The 8IGHT 2.0 Buggy proved to be the fastest buggy in qualifying by taking Top Qualifying honors at the 2008 IFMAR 1/8 Buggy World Championships.
The chassis on the 8IGHT 2.0 has been extended an additional 2mm to provide increased stability and speed. The chassis’ Tuned Flex Technology provides significant handling gains by responding precisely to changes in the terrain without sacrificing balance and grip. Steel chassis droop stops have also been added to ensure consistent down stop settings.
The 8IGHT 2.0 includes updated steering geometry which features a servo saver with increased consistency. Additional gains in steering precision were made by incorporating a pressed-steel bushing in the Ackerman brace, which reduces friction over the entire range of motion. The suspension on the 8IGHT 2.0 allows for customization with numerous shock mounting locations, two camber link positions on the front carrier and four on the rear.
A revised radio tray on the 8IGHT 2.0 optimizes the position of the servos, while increasing response time and reducing stress on the throttle servo. The Sure-Close fuel tank ensures positive closure and prevents air from entering the fuel system.
The 8IGHT 2.0 features high-quality 7075 aluminum shock towers that reduce weight for improved on-track performance without sacrificing handling or strength. The dogbones and outdrives of the 8IGHT 2.0 feature improved steel materials to withstand the abuse of competitive racing. The rear hub design incorporates an updated inner camber link, a revised shock tower and simplified camber locations and the durability of 3.5mm outer rear hinge pins.
The rear gear box on the 8IGHT 2.0 has the capability to shim the rear ring gear from the pinion to ensure ultra free drivetrain. Also included on the 8IGHT 2.0 is a left-side keyed insert to improve durability.