The Tekno NB48 2.0 1/8 Competition Off-Road Nitro Buggy Kit features a ground-up original design, with almost every element of this buggy being evaluated, tested and retooled. This buggy is the result of over a full years worth of research and on-track testing. After many visions and revisions Tekno has created a vehicle that maintains the quality, durability, and fit-and-finish they are known for while dramatically improving this models consistency and handling. From large noticeable changes to fine one to two millimeter adjustments, this buggy has been fine tuned to deliver a significantly improved driving experience.
NOTE: Finished kit shown in photos is for illustrative purposes only. See needed to complete list below for a full list of items required to complete the model.
- 3mm CNC 7075 Aluminum Hard Anodized Lightened Chassis
- Independent Servo Mounts w/ Decoupled Battery and Radio Boxes
- CNC 7075 Shock Towers, Pivot Blocks, and Motor Mounts
- 16mm Bore Fluid Filled Shocks with CNC Delrin Pistons and Guides
- Double-Bearing Center Differential w/ Split Differential Mount
- Rear Hub and Arm Insert System w/ Adjustable Roll Center and Toe
- 3 Fluid Filled Easy Access Differentials
- Long Arm, Narrow Pivot Suspension Geometry
- 1-Piece Wing Mount and Ultra-Lightweight Wing
- 2nd Generation Quick Fueling Body
- Proven Tekno RC Durability
- All Metric Hardware
- (1) Tekno NB48 2.0 1/8 Competition Off-Road Nitro Buggy Kit
Needed to Complete:
- 2/3 channel radio/transmitter
- High torque steering and brake servo (at least 300 oz/in)
- RX battery 58.5mm x 36mm x 34.5mm (L x W x H)
- Switch harness
- .21 nitro engine, tuned pipe, manifold, and glow plug
- Fuel bottle, fuel, 1/8th buggy starter box, and glow ignitor
- 1/8th scale buggy tires, wheels & CA glue
- Paint for body
This product was added to our catalog on September 16, 2019
Took it to my local and found out I made a great choice ! This thing is legit ! I’ve never driven the .4 cars but I can tell you from the first lap I felt totally comfortable with this chassis, a level of confidence I’ve never felt from a brand new car wit a box stock setup. Get one ! Tekno has perfected the Nb48 this time so much has changed it’s a completely different beast.
I have only run this NB48 with the stock settings listed in the assembly instructions, with the exception of changing the toe and camber link lengths to get about 1 degree negative camber and eyeball 0 toe on the front. It drives really well given the minimal suspension changes I've made, so I'm excited to see how much better it gets as I start to put some effort into fine tuning those details. I've run a gallon through it including a new engine break in, several practice days, and my first race day, and it performed exceptionally well with plenty of crashes yet zero broken parts. Very satisfied with my purchase.
The one bit of info I sorta wish I could've found ahead of time is that certain servos won't work in the steering location without modification. I just got a ProTek 170SBL and found that its wiring, which can unplug from the servo itself, interferes with the plastic post nearby. The Power HD B4 servo I had in before didn't have this issue, presumably because it's like most servos in that it doesn't have a plug between the wiring and servo body. I cut the plastic post off and doubt it will cause any problems. I also elected to trim a bit of the battery cover (front box) where the wiring exits because it was straining the wiring of my new ProTek LiHV packs, and I didn't want those wires to break -- especially not that close to the battery.
Out of the box setup with just a minor adjustment allowed me to get a 3rd in my first race with it. Still needs some adjustments as the stock setup is made for a higher grip track.
Build quality is awesome and the car just looks so good. I studied all platforms and the Tekno has at least 10+ unique features that I truly love.
Awesome car. I can drive this thing all day.
I have 31 cars, all nitro and no doubt, this one's among my best.