Tekno RC V4 Brushless Kit (Hot Bodies D8/42mm Motors)

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This is the Tekno RC V4 Brushless Kit, and is intended for use with the Hot Bodies D8 and Ve8 1/8 scale buggies. Tekno RC brought you the first 'electric specific' 1/8th chassis, the first 1/8th slipper system, and the strongest most secure motor mounting system available anywhere. The V4 kit represents state of the art in 1/8th Electric Offroad. With 50/50 Left/Right balance and 50/50 Front/Rear balance, no other platform comes close. Throw the lowest overall CG available into the mix and you have a package that outperforms the competition. This translates to a car that is more consistent, uses less power, and is easier to drive faster.

All New Chassis Layout: To start, the center differential was moved towards the rear of the vehicle to make better use of the space available on the chassis. As a result, the battery is tucked as close to center, as far forward, and as low as possible. This allowed the center drive line to be straightened for most of the popular platforms providing improved efficiency, increased durability, and less heat. The motor is turned around and moved forward for better steering response while balancing perfectly with the battery Left to Right as well as Front to Rear. Lighter components such as the ESC and optional brake servo are placed low and towards the rear.

New Radio Box, ESC Tray, and Transponder Mount: The V4 radio box is a very versatile little box. Plenty of room for today's most popular receivers and a modular design allows it to be used on both the V3 and V4 chassis, as well as DIY projects requiring a compact receiver box. It can be mounted on any V3 chassis where the mechanical brake servo would normally be mounted. On the V4 chassis, it can be mounted along side the steering servo in front or in back where the mechanical brake servo would go - it's your choice. An integrated antenna mount completes the receiver box package.

The new ESC Tray is lighter and mounts lower to the chassis than the V3. The softer plastic material safely cushions the ESC and sits a mere 7mm off the surface of the chassis. A new transponder mount makes transponder placement an easy task while remaining lightweight, versatile and durable.

Battery Tray: The V4 buggy kits feature a new battery tray (142x52mm, ROAR spec) that is recessed into the chassis for even lower center of gravity. The proven durable 3-strap system ensures your battery doesn't move during use. The tray is secured with countersunk screws and has a compact footprint for those DIY projects.

Power Delivery Options: No other platform on the market provides as many useful power delivery options 

  • Direct Drive (standard pinion) + Motor Brakes
  • Direct Drive (long shank pinion) + Motor Brakes (moves the motor forward for better steering response)
  • Direct Drive (long shank pinion) + Mechanical Brakes
  • Traktion Drive + Motor Brakes
  • Traktion Drive + Mechanical Brakes
  • Elektri-Clutch + Mechanical Brakes
NOTE: Pinion Gear, Traktion Drive, Elektri-Clutch, clutch bells, and shoes are sold separately, and are not included in this kit.

Kit includes:

  • Hard Anodized CNC Machined 7075  Aluminum Chassis
  • Black Anodized CNC Machined 6061 Aluminum Motor Mount (42mm, for Castle, Tekin)
  • Hardened Steel Front and Rear Center Driveshafts
  • Battery Tray
  • Battery Straps
  • Receiver Box
  • ESC Tray
  • Mud Guards
  • Servo Mounts
  • Transponder Mount

This product was added to our catalog on December 23, 2010.

Verified Owner
Thursday, Aug 18 2011 (about 4 years ago)
Tekno RC V4 Brushless Kit (Hot Bodies D8/42mm Motors)
awsome kit, if you have a ve8 you will need d8 centre diff mounts and spur gear.
Joseph Katarba
Wednesday, Jul 4 2012 (about 3 years ago)
Tekno RC V4 Brushless Kit (Hot Bodies D8/42mm Motors)
My Tekno converted D8 is the best buggy on the track. I was the first to get one at my local track now I hear at least five people are ordering them. Everyone who drives it loves it.
Keith Laymon
Verified Owner
Monday, Mar 5 2012 (about 3 years ago)
Tekno RC V4 Brushless Kit (Hot Bodies D8/42mm Motors)
Chassis is excellent. The center diff is now in the mid-line of the chassis which eliminates the funny angle of the front drive shaft. Shafts are also beefy compared to stock components. Plus, the peace of mind of the aluminum one-piece chassis over the stock composite tub with separate skids. Great upgrade.
Verified Owner
Friday, Aug 16 2013 (about 2 years ago)
Tekno RC V4 Brushless Kit (Hot Bodies D8/42mm Motors)
Tekno is no slouch when it comes to terrific products. Everything about this kit is good. Parts are high quality and fit together easily. If you are converting a Ve8, you will need to use the D8 center diff mounts and spur gear. You will notice an improvement in handling and durability.
James Knisley
Verified Owner
Monday, Jul 15 2013 (about 2 years ago)
Tekno RC V4 Brushless Kit (Hot Bodies D8/42mm Motors)
first off 8ight e bodies fit just fine on this. oh and if you have a ve8 or d8 and you don't have this chassis. you are wrong. the setup in this is amazing. you get this and youll end up turning laps faster.
jamaal williams
Thursday, May 2 2013 (about 2 years ago)
Tekno RC V4 Brushless Kit (Hot Bodies D8/42mm Motors)
Amazing kit but I must tell any future buyers, regardless what tekno techs say this kits front center cvd's cannot handle 6s lipo, the front drive shaft will warp the second you start turning any rpms, I had to get a custom drive shaft machined in order to run on 6s, anything less than that you should be OK. Thanks for reading. I rated this kit 5 stars because I'm not using it what it was intended for so good luck.
Daniel Morris
Thursday, May 2 2013 (about 2 years ago)
Tekno RC V4 Brushless Kit (Hot Bodies D8/42mm Motors)
These chassis are so awesome I own two of them. Excellent product!
jammie chase
Verified Owner
Monday, May 7 2012 (about 3 years ago)
Tekno RC V4 Brushless Kit (Hot Bodies D8/42mm Motors)
no worries about tuneing nitro anymore,.. just have to buy a "FTW" body, and I went with pinion gear to save weight.
Scott Wagner
Verified Owner
Wednesday, Oct 5 2011 (about 4 years ago)
Tekno RC V4 Brushless Kit (Hot Bodies D8/42mm Motors)
As much as I wish that my Hot Bodies chassis never failed (several times). I like this set up for balance, but I just cant get it to perform the way I want. Good luck finding a body that actually fits! Losi 8ight E does not fit good enough for me, I wish Tekno made a body for the kit!
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