By Aaron Waldron
TLR blog update from JR Mitch:
This weeks new 8igtht parts: LLRC rear hinge pin brace set and Alum adjustable rear hub with inserts
Today I wanted to go over a few parts we released that can provide even more tuning options for your 8ight vehicles. We are constantly looking for more ways to give all of us an advantage out there and we feel some of these parts can help for sure.
LLRC rear hinge pin brace set(TLR344010): This set is a purpose built set of C and D blocks for the rear of the 8ight line that provide you with the corrected parts for getting that lower rear roll center many of us have been trying by flipping blocks. Lowering the rear roll center can really help through the bumps and landing jumps. Having the purpose built C block helps maintain the proper anti squat adjustments we are all used to having with the 0 insert now being back to 3 degrees of anti squat. Please be sure to read the directions when installing these as there is some dremeling of the chassis that is necessary for proper clearance.
Aluminum Adjustable Rear Hubs with Inserts(TLR344008): These hubs provide all sorts of different options not available before to us. First off, they are aluminum for durability sake but with delrin inserts so they still feel like a plastic hub around the track and should they show signs of wear, you can simply replace the inserts (TLR344009). These offer 2 different hub heights with 2 sets of camber link holes. What this allows is for you to adjust the roll center of the rear hub now and then have 2 options for camber link placement. We found that raising the hub on high bite surfaces is very helpful. In the raised or +4mm position, you can then also either run the camber link in what would be the normal position or you can now run it raised as well. Raising the entire rear camber link can aid in forward grip typically.
You will notice these hubs also come with 3 different bearing inserts. The different inserts offer you yet another tuning option. The front bearing will always use the smallest of the inserts. However, the rear bearing has 2 different inserts that can be used. There is a thicker one which is used when you wish to run the CVA or the short universal (TLR342011) that comes with the tuning kit. There is also a thinner one which is used if you wish to run the longer universal (TLR342010) so that you can now run the same length front and rear universal if you are running the optional front spindle TLR344006 with the universals up front.
Hopefully with these options, you can be even faster out there and have even more fun folks. I wish you the best in racing and thank you for using TLR products!