Team Losi Racing 8IGHT 4.0 1/8 4WD Nitro Buggy Kit

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This is the Team Losi Racing 8IGHT 4.0 1/8 4WD Nitro Buggy Kit. Building on the Championship-Winning heritage of the 8IGHT platform - one that encompasses multiple ROAR National Titles in addition to major international wins - the 8IGHT 4.0 features updates to the suspension geometry, drivetrain layout, front sprindles, gearbox, front bumper, shock towers and so much more.


In-Depth Features:

  • Revised Suspension Geometry: New suspension geometry makes it easier for drivers of all experience levels to turn faster lap times with fewer mistakes, particularly during brutal, hour-long mains.
  • Optimized Drivetrain Layout: The engine has been repositioned to reduce front driveshaft angle so more power makes it to the front wheels.
  • Ball Bearing Actuators: The revised throttle actuator now uses bearings to further improve throttle and brake response. It also features a new brace that prevents flexing during heavy braking.
  • Large Bearing Spindles and Hubs: Front spindles and rear hubs have been revised to accept a larger 8 x 16 x 5 outer bearing for increased durability.
  • Revised Chassis Side Guards: The chassis side guards have been updated for a better fit. They also feature indentations for the Velcro body strips.
  • Large-Footprint Engine Mount: In addition to its new position, the engine mount has been designed with a larger footprint that substantially reduces chassis flex and fatigue underneath the engine when racing on high-grip tracks.
  • Adjustable Caster Blocks: The adjustable, 15-degree caster blocks make it possible to tune dog bone plunge by changing the height of the spindle.
  • New Bleeder Shock Caps and Seals: The new bleeder shock caps and internal seals allow for easier rebuilds while using an emulsion shock setup. New bushings that press into the shock cap further improve durability.
  • Driveshaft and Dog Bone Boots: Molded rubber boots on the universals and center drivetrain dog bones increase U- joint life by holding lubrication in and keeping dirt out.
  • Redesigned Shock Towers: The machined aluminum shock towers have new camber link and shock location holes that give racers more tuning options for changing track conditions.
  • Weight Ballast-Ready: The chassis has been designed to accommodate hard-mount ballast weights so it is easier to meet the ROAR minimum weight requirement.
  • Cab-Forward Body: The cab-forward body moves aerodynamic pressure further forward on the car, which improves steering.

Features:

  • Durable 4mm hard-anodized 7075 T-6 aluminum chassis
  • Improved suspension geometry
  • 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
  • Aluminum shock caps with threaded bleeder holes
  • Molded driveshaft and dog bone boots
  • Aluminum shock towers with updated camber link and shock location holes
  • Weight ballast-ready to meet ROAR minimum weight requirement

Specifications:
Type
: Buggy
Scale: 1/8
Length: 19.6 in (497mm)
Width: 12.1 in (308mm)
Height: 7.1 in (180mm)
Ground Clearance: 2.4 in (60mm)
Wheelbase: 12.712.9 in (323327mm)
Weight: Varies on equipment used
Chassis: 4mm, 7075 T-6 Aluminum, Hard Anodized
Suspension: Independent
Drivetrain: 4WD
Tire Type: Not included
Motor or Engine: .21.31 size engine (not included)
Speed Control: Not included
Radio: Not included
Servos: Not included
Batteries: Not included
Charger: Not included
Gear Pitch: 1.0 Module
Wheel Size: 3.3 in (83.5mm)
Kit/RTR: Kit
Shock Type: Aluminum, Oil-Filled
Body: 8 3.0 Cab Forward, unpainted
Ball Bearings: Yes Throughout
Fuel Tank Capacity: 4.2 oz (125cc)
Assembly Time: 1-3 Hours

Needed To Complete:

  • .21 Size Nitro Engine
  • Tuned Exhaust System
  • 2-Channel Radio System
  • Steering & Throttle Servo
  • Receiver Battery Pack and Charger
  • Starter Box
  • Glow Igniter
  • Nitro Fuel
  • Fuel Bottle/Fuel Gun
  • Polycarbonate Paint 
  • 1/8 Scale Off-Road Buggy Tires & Inserts

 

This product was added to our catalog on November 19, 2015.

Ron
Verified Owner
Wednesday, Jul 27 2016 (8 weeks ago)
Team Losi Racing 8IGHT 4.0 1/8 4WD Nitro Buggy Kit
Relative to the TLR 8ight 3.0, bit easier to drive (just a bit), but basically the same kit. Biggest improvement - front driveshaft angle far less aggressive vs. the 3.0, but STILL YIELDS SIMILAR DRIVESHAFT WEAR to the 3.0 (why not have interchangeable / one-for-one front/rear center driveshafts). The larger engine mount is also good.... All other upgrades between the 4.0 and 3.0 - not really worth mentioning (e.g., rubber driveshaft boots, etc.). If you can find the 3.0 at circa 300 USD less than this kit = Go for the 3.0, a great value! Spares probably will become hard to find though if I had to guess..... Overall, will say the 4.0 is a great kit. The kit is winning races - which says a lot about the drivers, but also kit reliability in my opinion.