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"This is a great option to start out with a very capable buggy at a very reasonable price. The 7075 components really do improve the overall durability of this platform while also providing enhanced tuning options. Tires are OK - softer/better tread pattern, but still not as good as most other tire options (still a bit on the stiff side). Parts availability is fantastic thanks to the reuse/compatibility with the rest of the Arrma line-up." - Alex - Verified Owner
Arrma Typhon TLR Tuned Overview:
Race or Bash with this Extreme Tuned Chassis
Arrma has transformed their established Typhon chassis into a track-ready beast by equipping it with necessary components, and the Arrma Typhon "TLR Tuned" 1/8 4WD Buggy Roller offers an excellent entry point for RC Racing enthusiasts eager to dive into the action. This chassis roller is the combination of a rugged off-road basher with the precision design of competitive race buggies. At its core, the Arrma Typhon is a fully capable basher. Pair your electronics with the included TLR components and unlock this highly successful basher or race machine. Either setting blistering laps or tackling the roughest of terrain, the TLR Tuned Arrma Typhon is ready for extreme off-road adventure!
Tuned Chassis & Body
The included aluminum TLR Tuned chassis features cutouts to decrease weight while allowing for good chassis flex. The factory-finished body showcases a bold racing color scheme, setting the TLR Tuned Typhon apart from other Typhon models and gives it a distinctive and competitive appearance.
The steering system of the TLR Tuned Typhon is a critical component for precise control and maneuverability, both on the racetrack and during intense off-road sessions. The vehicle features a responsive and precise steering mechanism, allowing for confident control at high speeds, whether on the track or in off-road bashing scenarios.
The oil-filled, adjustable shocks with machined tapered pistons and EXB (Extreme Bash) stand-offs contribute to enhanced shock absorption and stability, ensuring a smoother ride and better handling across various terrains. This combination of precision tuning and durability ensures that the buggy maintains consistent tire contact with the ground, optimizing traction, stability, and cornering capabilities.
- Strong front & rear composite chassis braces
- Adjustable oil-filled shocks
- Heavy-duty bearing supported drivetrain
- Metal differential outdrives & gearbox internals
- Durable steel driveshafts throughout
- Adjustable galvanized turnbuckles
- Aluminum easy-access sliding motor mount
- Race-Spec high rear wing mount
- Factory-Finished race spec body colors & decals
- dBoots Exabyte race compound tires
- Aluminum 17mm wheel hex
In The Box:
- (1) Arrma Typhon "TLR Tuned" 1/8 4WD Buggy Roller
Needed to Complete:
- (1) 1/8 ESC
- (1) 1/8 Motor
- (1) MOD 1.0 Pinion
- (1) Transmitter & Receiver
- (1) High Torque Steering Servo
- (1) Battery - Compatible with ESC/Motor
- (1) Charger - Compatible with Battery
|Scale Size||1:8 Scale|
|Assembly Level||Chassis Roller*|
*Tech Note: This Chassis Roller comes preassembled and is ready to receive your electronics. Please check the needed to complete to verify you have everything you need to race or bash.
This product is expected to become available for purchase on Tuesday, February 6, 2024
Overall fit/finish is good. I was a little disappointed in the surface finish of some of the black 6061 pieces (chassis front brace, front spindle plates). I'm not sure if this is because the parts were e-coated and then painted with an intended texture or if the surface quality of the underlying part was not great. The car came with a decent coating of rust preventatives/oils, and at first the pieces looked OK, but as soon as the surfaces are wiped clean the non-7075 aluminum pieces have a rough surface texture. This is not a showstopper from a performance perspective, but does detract from the overall appearance.
Like all rollers/sliders, check all the screws and shimming. The left side chassis guard was loose on mine and one of the motor mount screws was loose inside the chassis (actually rolling around in the box). Again, none a big deal breakers but something to check.
This design is the same in many ways to the Durango DEX8 (minus the adjustable battery and motor positioning features). The tuning guidance in the manual is good, but I highly recommend searching for the Tuning tips/cards for the DEX8 as it does an even better job of explaining settings and general recommendations. If you struggle to keep the rear end planted, JQ Racing has a Youtube channel that talks about potential tuning that you can do to the car that will help make a pillow ball car handle more predictably.
A couple of improvements would be to include additional washers for the front camber, vinyl chassis film, a smaller wrench for the 3 mm locknuts, a 25T servo horn, and a pinion. The biggest of those would be the the 25T servo horn. Many people do not use Spektrum servos, so the lack of one here feels a bit like a cost cutting measure.