OverviewA new design leaving others to catch up
When the original 8IGHT-E™ hit the market, it turned the electric 1/8 Buggy market on its lid with a unique chassis layout and innovative design. The Team Losi Racing® 8IGHT-XE™ 1/8 Electric Buggy takes it to the next level with a new, from the ground-up design that once again sets the bar for all 1/8th scale Electric Buggies. It features a more traditional style chassis layout that has a neutral driving feel, improved jumping capabilities and better bump absorption. It is essentially a brand new platform built from the ground up. The 8IGHT-XE features major updates to the suspension package, overall geometry and a new drivetrain layout. Add in the new easy access differentials, adjustable caster blocks, new steering rack, new sway bar system and you have an E-Buggy designed to be easier to drive, faster and accepted worldwide.
- (1) TLR 8IGHT-XE™ 1/8 4WD Electric Buggy Kit
- (1) Product Manual
- Spektrum DX6R 6-Channel DSMR Android-Powered Radio System with WiFi/Bluetooth
- Spektrum S6390BL 1/8 Scale Brushless High Speed/Torque, HV Digital Servo
- Orion Vortex R8 ProX Extreme ESC (220A, 2-6S)
- Orion Vortex VST 2 PRO 690 4P 1900Kv
- Orion Carbon Ultra 14.8V 4800mAh 110C 4S LiPo, XS 36mm, 5mm Tubes
- 1/8 Scale Off Road Tires
Approximate Assembly Time: 3-5 Hours
- Improved Suspension Geometry
- Tunable Suspension Arms
- Wide Style Chassis For Increased Stability
- Larger Pinion Bearings For Increased Durability
- Cab Forward Style Body
- New Aluminum Motor Mount
- Adjustable 17.5 Degree Caster Blocks
- Bleeder Shock Caps
- Improved Chassis Balance
- Redesigned, Cleaner And More Adjustable Steering Rack
- Machined Aluminum Shock Towers
- Better Differential Access
- Revamped Sway Bar System
- Equalized Driveline to Reduce Wear On Key Components
- Optimized Shocks For Greater Precision And Performance
- Metric Hardware Standard
- Rear Axle Mud Guards
- Rear Shock Mounting On The Front Or Back
- Newly Designed Lightweight Battery Mounting System
Ball Bearings: Full set included
Batteries: 4S 14.8V LiPo battery at least 4500mAh required
Body: Clear 8XE, cab forward design, IFMAR legal rear wing
Bushing Material: Metal
Charger: Required, compatible with selected battery
Chassis: 7075-T6 hard anodized aluminum, 0.12" (3mm) thick, plastic side guards
Completion Level: Kit
Differential: Sealed viscous filled planetary gear type
Drivetrain: 4WD shaft drive
Front Track: 12.1" (308mm)
Gear Pitch: 1.0 Module
Ground Clearance: 2.4" (60mm)
Height: 7.1" (180mm)
Internal Gear Ratio: 3.23:1
Length: 19.6" (497mm)
Motor Size: 1/8 scale brushless off-road racing motor required
Motor Type: 1/8 scale off-road racing brushless motor required
Radio: At least 2-channel required
Rear Track: 12.1" (308mm)
Servos: High-voltage, high torque metal gear servo required for steering
Shock Type: Aluminum body oil-filled, machined aluminum caps with bleeder holes
Speed Control: Compatible with selected motor
Spur Gear: 46T
Suspension: All new arms designed to accept stiffener plates for greater tuning, molded stiffener plates included, optional carbon fiber plates available separately
Vehicle Type: Buggy
Weight: Varies upon equipment used
Wheel Diameter: 3.3" (83.5mm)
Wheel Hex Size: 17mm Hex
Wheel Type: Dish type, yellow in color
Wheel Width: 1.7" (42mm)
Wheelbase: 12.8 - 13" (326 - 329mm)
Width: 12.1" (308mm)
Product VideosImproved Suspension Geometry:
The 8IGHT-XE suspension geometry has been completely revamped making a car that is fast, nimble, and easy to drive. This includes a myriad of updates including aluminum spindles, 17.5 degree spindle carriers, longer front shocks, wider front pivot with less scrub radius, narrower rear pivot, longer rear shocks, and updated hub offset.
All new suspension arms have been designed to accept stiffener plates that will allow racers to tune the flex of the suspension. The kit will include molded plates with optional carbon fiber plates available separately.
The 8IGHT-XE features a more traditional "wide" style chassis that increases stability, balance and gives the buggy a more neutral feel. This also allows for the component's to be spread out instead of cramped together as with a narrow style chassis making maintenance a breeze.
Cab Forward Style Body:
The body has been completely redesigned on the 8IGHT-XE to incorporate the cab-forward styling which creates more downforce on the front of the body. This extra downforce improves forward traction and steering. The rear of the body has been designed to create maximum airflow for less drag, while a center fin keeps the buggy stable at speed.
Chassis Side Guards:
The chassis side guards have been redesigned to fit the wide chassis and new body with a super clean fit while offering maximum protection from dirt and debris.
New Aluminum Motor Mount:
Lightweight and durable motor mount that aids in heat dissipation and is easy to adjust for quick gearing changes. The motor is now mounted to the chassis rather than hanging off the center diff for added durability.
Adjustable Caster Blocks:
Redesigned and fully adjustable 17.5 degree caster blocks come standard on the 8IGHT-XE. The height of the spindle in the caster block can be adjusted via spacers on the kingpin. Optional spindle ackerman arms will be sold separately to allow for even more adjustments and fine tuning.
The TLR engineers worked relentlessly to get the perfect balance on the 8IGHT-XE by moving components to key locations on the chassis to provide the best driving feel and balance to the vehicle.
The 8IGHT-XE features machined 7075-T6 aluminum shock towers for extra strength and durability. They have been completely redesigned to work with the 8IGHT-XE’s new suspension geometry which features updated camber link holes as well as a taller rear tower.
Better Diff Access:
The front and rear diff case are designed to allow easy access to the differentials without removing the bulkheads from the vehicle, allowing racers to make diff oil changes in half the time. The center diff can be accessed via a split center mount with the removal of only four screws.
Sway Bar System:
The 8IGHT-XE boasts a sway bar system that has been completely revamped for a more precise, equalized and consistent feel. Each side of the sway bar features adjustable length links as well as collars to keep the sway bars centered in the roughest of conditions.
To create an easier to drive, more consistent 4wd feel to the 8IGHT-XE, the entire driveline has been redesigned to create a reduced driveline angle on both the front and rear drive shafts. This not only creates an equalized driveline but also reduces wear on key driveline components.
The large-bore shocks have been completely optimized for greater precision and increased performance. They come standard with machined pistons and have been lightened to decrease the center of gravity and lower the weight of the car. The 8IGHT-XE includes 4.0mm shock shafts for extra strength and durability. 3.5mm shock shafts are available as a conversion kit.
Rear Mud Guards:
The 8IGHT-XE comes standard with rear axle mudguards. These guards not only protect your rear axles and bearings from damage during rough and wet conditions, but they also keep your axles running smooth and precise in all conditions.
Lightweight Battery Mounting System:
The 8IGHT-XE features a newly designed battery mounting system that not only saves weight, but it also makes battery installation and removal quick and easy.
Part Number TLR04008 Scale 1/8 Drivetrain 4WD Kit Type Unassembled Kit Approximate Assembly Time 3-5 Hours Ball Bearings Full set included Batteries 4S 14.8V LiPo battery at least 4500mAh required Body Clear 8XE, cab forward design, IFMAR legal rear wing Bushing Material Metal Charger Required, compatible with selected battery Chassis 7075-T6 hard anodized aluminum, 0.12" (3mm) thick, plastic side guards Completion Level Kit Differential Sealed viscous filled planetary gear type Drivetrain 4WD shaft drive Front Track 12.1" (308mm) Gear Pitch 1.0 Module Ground Clearance 2.4" (60mm) Height 7.1" (180mm) Internal Gear Ratio 3.23:1 Length 19.6" (497mm) Motor Size 1/8 scale brushless off-road racing motor required Motor Type 1/8 scale off-road racing brushless motor required Pinion 15T Radio At least 2-channel required Rear Track 12.1" (308mm) Servos High-voltage, high torque metal gear servo required for steering Shock Type Aluminum body oil-filled, machined aluminum caps with bleeder holes Size/Scale 1/8 Speed Control Compatible with selected motor Spur Gear 46T Suspension All new arms designed to accept stiffener plates for greater tuning, molded stiffener plates included, optional carbon fiber plates available separately Vehicle Type Buggy Water-Resistant Yes Weight Varies upon equipment used Wheel Diameter 3.3" (83.5mm) Wheel Hex Size 17mm Hex Wheel Type Dish type, yellow in color Wheel Width 1.7" (42mm) Wheelbase 12.8 - 13" (326 - 329mm) Width 12.1" (308mm)
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