TLR 8ight-X Elite 1/8 Competition Buggy Kit, No Longer Available

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Easier to drive and tougher to beat – two of the main drawcards of the 8IGHT-X ELITE buggy from Team Losi Racing. Using the winning pedigree of its predecessors TLR have updated the drivetrain, chassis layout and suspension geometry to build on the championship winning heritage of this 1/8th scale racing dynamo.  

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  • Ready to race at Pro level
  • Increased stability from 7075 3mm aluminium chassis
  • Rear CVAs have been updated to give more rear grip and help tracking in rough conditions
  • Smoother steering response provided by updated aluminium front brace
  • Throttle servo is rigidly mounted to updated radio tray to avoid flex associated with floating the servo out from the centre differential
  • Front universals have been updated to smooth and aid the flow of your turns in bumpy track conditions
  • Accessibility to diff has been improved
  • Easily maintained quick-change one-piece engine mount
  • Improved high speed turning stability with +1 hexes on rear of 8IGHT-X ELITE
  • Design on suspension arms allows for stiffener plates to be attached giving racers the ability to tune how much suspension flex they want
  • Updated wing and polycarbonate wing that meet IFMAR specs plus a 10mm wing grip for increased rear grip
  • Steering rack that has an improved servo saver that eliminates bellcrank bind when subjected to high loads, and, allows more Ackerman adjustments
  • Updated camber link holes on the machined aluminium 7075-T6 shock towers that were previously available on the 8XE
  • Bleeder shock caps allow consistently easy bleeding of oil with new bladders included that handle bumps a lot better
  • Enhanced shocks that lower the weight of the car and decrease the centre of gravity that can be set up using either 3.5mm or 4.0mm shock shafts
  • Easier setting changes and body installation enabled by updated cut lines on the cab-forward style body that helps overall downforce and stability as well as improved steering
  • Heightened 4WD feel through an equalized driveline
  • Suspension geometry has been improved
  • Durability increased through larger pinion bearing
  • Collars on the sway bar system eliminated side to side play and give a more consistent suspension package
  • Improved chassis side guard fit onto the main chassis
  • Spindle height can be adjusted up or down through the adjustable castor blocks allowing you to increase or decrease your high-speed stability
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Beat the competition with the TLR 8IGHT-X Elite Buggy

The new and improved version of the TLR 8IGHT-X™ ELITE buggy is what serious racers have been looking for. The winning pedigree of the 8IGHT-X has evolved and been carried through with this new version including all the option parts that the elite level TLR team members use to win races throughout the world. The list of improved parts that give you a race-ready RC buggy straight out of the box include 3.5mm shock shafts, quick-change engine mount, carbon fibre arm inserts, carbon centre diff brace, 10mm wing riser, new pistons, front universals, wider hexes, aluminium front brace, updated rear CVA axle and poly-carbonate wing.

TLR 8IGHT-X Elite Competition Buggy

The altered front and rear diff case on the TLR 8IGHT-X™ ELITE buggy allow much easier access to the diffs without the need to remove the vehicle bulkheads. Updated diff case design sees improvements in the better fitment of the front arms while at the rear TLR have increased the strength of the area that holds the shock tower in place.

TLR Competition BuggyA completely revamped, next-generation suspension geometry gives the TLR 8IGHT-X™ ELITE buggy an agile feel that makes it easier to drive and, it goes without saying, super fast! Updates on the existing race-winning features include a narrower rear pivot, wider front pivot with less scrub radius, updated hub offset, and, longer front and rear arms.

The chassis layout and the drivetrain have undergone a complete overhaul and the end product gives the TLR 8IGHT-X™ ELITE buggy a perfect mix of on-track driving ease and uncomplicated pit stop maintenance. The decreased wheelbase and forward shifted weight allows the ELITE chassis to generate more grip, be very driver-friendly and encourage worldwide acceptance. The width of the chassis has been increased from the 8IGHT 4.0 to the new 8IGHT-X giving this competition buggy a more stable and neutral feel.

The 8IGHT-X™ ELITE RC buggy will push your driving performance to the next level and marks the next evolution in the pinnacle of the TLR stable.

What you need

  • 6-Channel Radio System
  • 1/8 Scale Brushless High Speed/Torque, HV Digital Servo
  • 7.4V 3200MAh LiPo battery
  • Compatible charger
  • Fuel and fuel bottle
  • Shock Shaft Pliers/Multi-Tool
  • Dynamite® Nitro Engine Heater 12V DC


1/8 Nitro 4WD Buggy
Completion Level
19.4 in (494mm)
12.1 in (308mm)
7.1 in (180mm)
Varies on equipment used
Ground Clearance
2.4 in (60mm)
12.8 in - 13 in (326mm-329mm)
12.1 in (308mm)
Front Track
12.1 in (308mm)
Rear Track
12.1 in (306.5mm)
3mm, 7075 T-6 Aluminum, Hard Anodized
Shock Type
Aluminum Oil Filled
Sealed viscous filled gear differential
Wheel Type
Wheel Diameter
3.3" (83.5mm)
Wheel Width
1.7" (42mm)
Engine Size
Engine not included-Design fits .21-.31 size engine
Spur Gear
Gear Pitch
Internal Gear Ratio
Final Drive Ratio
Semi-Metallic Pad with Steel Disc
8XE Unpainted
Ball Bearings
Fuel Tank Capacity
125CC (4.2oz)
Experience Level
Recommended Environment
Closed Course Competition
Is Assembly Required
Approx Assembly Time
3-5 Hours

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