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July 20, 2012
 

Finally!! A TLR 22 Based Short Course Truck

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Written by: Derek Buono

To be honest, we were very surprised when Team Losi Racing decided to release a 22 Stadium Truck, which is a somewhat dying class, before they made a Short Course version. Well, TLR is about to release exactly that; a full blown 2WD race Short Course based on their innovative, and ROAR National Champion, 22 platform.

Nothing beats experience. Especially when it comes to engineering a performance-driven race machine like the 22™ SCT. To create it, TLR engineers used all the knowledge and experience they gained from making the revolutionary 1/10-scale 22 buggy. They built on the championship-winning 22 platform and took it to the next level. And now the 22 SCT is the most innovative, durable and competitive short course truck ever designed.

Designed to be a champion the 22SCT borrows the majority of features that make the 22 platform a contender. Right from the start the ability to choose either mid or rear motor completion is unlike any other SCT on the market. This will allow for SCT drivers to tune the ride they want depending on the track style and surface they are racing on. This will give the 22SCT a more global appeal for those individuals currently running a mid-motor set-up as the driving characteristics are similar. Other key features include a 7075-T6 aluminum chassis, full ball bearing equipped, Heavy Duty 4mm turnbuckles, optimized motor and transmission placement, two full sets of rims (8 wheels total), dish inserts for the wheels and all metric hardware for ease of maintenance.

Key Features

  • All metric hardware
  • Extensive instruction manual and build guide
  • Full ball bearings including steering
  • All the components included to complete the vehicle to either rear-motor or mid-motor
  • 7075-T6 Aluminum lightened hard anodized chassis
  • Changeable dirt guards with Short Course body bumpers
  • Slide rack steering system with optimized steering Ackerman
  • Two battery mounting configurations to accommodate both motor placements
  • Hook and loop straps to secure batteries in all configurations
  • Optimized suspension package for superior handling
  • Gull wing designed front arms for lower front shock positioning to lower the center of gravity
  • Increased hinge pin offset from the rear arm to hub for increased rear traction
  • Front nose clearance has been maximized
  • Heavy Duty 4.0mm Steel Turnbuckles with HD ball cups
  • Aluminum rear pivot that can be adjusted to support 1° of pro-squat to 3° of anti-squat. Rear pivot can accommodate 3°, 3.5°, 4°, 4.5°, and 5° of toe-in
  • Front plastic pivot with 30 degrees of front kick
  • Titanium Nitride coated hinge pins
  • 4mm trailing axle spindles
  • Dual Disk Slipper
  • Steel RCD drive shafts
  • Ball Differential with optimized ball pattern
  • Motor centered in transmission for balanced handling
  • Molded Gear Cover with attached rubber plug
  • Improved hub and spindle bearings
  • High Performance SCT body

Needed To Complete

– 2-Channel Radio and Receiver
– Electronic Speed Controller
– 540-Sized Motor
– Pinion Gear
– Steering Servo
– 1/10th 2WD SCT Tires and Inserts
– Battery Pack
– Charger
– Polycarbonate Paint

www.tlracing.com

 



About the Author

Derek Buono
Derek Buono– Started in the industry as an assistant editor at RC Car Action where he spent 2 years before being recruited by Xtreme RC Cars Magazine. For the past 10 years Derek lead Xtreme RC Cars and helped double the circulation, improved editorial quality and helped lead the market in design and creativity. Derek@vrcmag.com



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