Tekno RC ET48.3 1/8 Electric 4WD Off Road Truggy Kit

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This is the Tekno RC ET48.3 1/8 Scale Electric 4WD Off Road Truggy Kit. The original ET48 was a huge improvement on what an electric truggy platform could be and was an incredible success around the world. Now its time to introduce the future of the ET48 platform with V3, the new standard in the 1/8 Electric Truggy class.

Updated rear hubs (TKR5199) allow the option of using the stock CV axles or upcoming universal driveshafts. Also offered are the rear hubs in aluminum as an option part (TKR5199A). At the front of the vehicle are updated trailing steering spindles (TKR5193) and spindle carriers (TKR5194). The trailing components vastly improve high speed bump handling in addition to smoothing out the steering response. The vehicle initiates turns more predictably and finishes corners better than ever before. Larger bearings are now fitted to the front spindles for improved durability. The spindles will also accommodate the upcoming universal driveshafts.

The V2 hinge pin braces (TKR5161, TKR5162, TKR5163, TKR5164, TKR5165) have found their way into this kit. They provide more adjustability than ever before; changing the roll centers at the hinge pin is now an easy task and allows you to set up the vehicle for any conditions. Front arm sweep, kick-up, rear anti-squat, and rear toe are all adjustable.

The Tekno low profile wing mount (TKR5181) is included to lower the CG of the whole vehicle while a revised front bumper (TKR5166) increases front ground clearance. Straight camber link rod ends (TKR5187) were produced to improve consistency in corners. Maintenance is easier with the addition of the split center differential mount (TKR5260, TKR5263). Clamping spring perches (TKR6140) and updated shock boots (TKR6144, TKR6145) are also included to keep the shocks clean, smooth, and trouble free.

Finally, the box setup has been tuned by some of the best drivers in the world to give customers a vehicle that they can confidently drive in most conditions. With the extensive list of adjustments and improvements, it is easier than ever to tune the vehicle to your driving style and track conditions.

ET48.3 Features: 

  • Updated trailing front spindles and spindle carriers
  • Updated V2 hinge pin braces and inserts
  • Updated clamping spring perches with captured shock boots
  • Updated rear hubs
  • Low profile wing mount
  • Revised bumper for increased ground clearance
  • Updated split center differential mount
  • Updated straight turnbuckle rod ends
  • Updated tapered aluminum front center driveshaft
  • Updated easily adjustable droop screws
  • Revised shock standoffs for easier droop measurement
  • Updated setup sheet for improved handling

Wheelbase: 375-385mm
Width: 416-420*mm (*optional hubs required)
Weight: 4000g (9.0lb) (weight varies with equipment and battery used)
Diff Ratio: F/R 9/40t, Center 44t
Battery tray dimensions: 50x148mm (2x2s or 1x4s config)
Kit/RTR: Kit

Needed To Complete:

  • 2/3 channel radio/transmitter
  • 1/8 Scale ESC and motor
  • High torque steering servo (at least 300 oz/in of torque), optional brake servo
  • Pinion or Traktion Drive / Elektri-Clutch system
  • 4-6S LiPo battery
  • 1/8th scale truggy tires, wheels & CA glue
  • Paint for body
  • Hex tools (1.5, 2.0, 2.5mm), pliers, other tools

This product was added to our catalog on August 27, 2015

Brian Morrison
Monday, Aug 24 2015 (about 3 years ago)
Tekno RC ET48.3 1/8 Electric 4WD Off Road Truggy Kit
I can not describe how tight everything fits. There is no slop. I've I have a revo 3.3 and a mrevo and this is in another league. I'm running a tp 4070 1440 kv motor, hobbywing esc, trunigy aspec 6s 5000mah battery with a savox servo along with a 23 tooth pinion. I don't race as there is no track within 300 miles of me. The handling is excellent. Very well thought out. I honestly think you would bent a hinge pin before you ever broke an a-arm. Make sure you bevel the diff housing where the diff shims go with a file. It makes installing the shims much easier. 5 stars all day.
Paul Estrada
Tuesday, Sep 13 2016 (about 2 years ago)
Tekno RC ET48.3 1/8 Electric 4WD Off Road Truggy Kit
you want a ep Truggy? Get the ET48.3, you'll be happier
Pete DeVries
Verified Owner
Friday, Oct 19 2018 (8 weeks ago)
Tekno RC ET48.3 1/8 Electric 4WD Off Road Truggy Kit
Bought this ET48.3 about a month ago now and have run maybe 20 packs through it, almost all at my local outdoor track. All I can say is this thing is a flat out beast. Power is a Tekin RX8 Gen 3 with the T8 2250kv Truggy motor with Protek Graphene LiHV 6500 mah 4s batteries. What's crazy is I set my timer when I head out, and with all 4 batteries I'm getting anywhere from 22 minutes to 25 minutes of runtime on the track going as fast as I can. The box setup works great at my bumpy/big jump track. I ordered just about every tekno "upgrade" and accessory with the kit so I could dial the setup in better and have better shock parts, universals, quicker steering etc and it's just crazy how fast I was running my second time at the track. Mind you in 30 years of running RC I had never run a car on a legit track, and I was keeping up with some dudes with their tricked out nitro buggies who have been racing for years. This kit just goes where you point it at nearly any speed and it was super quick to get used to controlling it in the air.

I was so happy with it right away I ordered the SCT410.3 and all the upgrades/tuning parts after less than 2 weeks haha. That thing is bonkers with the same esc and batteries but I put in the T8 2650lv 1/8 buggy motor lol.
Joe Brown
Verified Owner
Saturday, Aug 11 2018 (4 months ago)
Tekno RC ET48.3 1/8 Electric 4WD Off Road Truggy Kit
Exceptional build quality as with everything from Tekno! The instructions are very easy to understand and is laid out very nicely in alpha numerical order. The kit comes with several aluminum upgrades that do not come with the 1/10 scale kits. Technical support is also A+ from Tekno! The Tekno community is also very amazing!
Greg Easterbrook
Verified Owner
Sunday, Apr 8 2018 (8 months ago)
Tekno RC ET48.3 1/8 Electric 4WD Off Road Truggy Kit
For my first ever kit this thing went together extremely well ! And it drives even better ! I would recommend this to anyone