22 3.0 Mid Motor 1/10 2WD Electric Buggy Kit by Team Losi Racing
This is the Team Losi Racing 22 3.0 Mid Motor 1/10 Scale 2WD Electric Buggy Kit. The evolution of the 22 platform continues with the 22 3.0 buggy. Changes include a wider chassis, updated motor location and a revised suspension. The kit also includes the option parts necessary to build a pro-level vehicle, right out of the box.
- 3-Gear Transmission with Revised Motor Location: The motor location is 12mm closer to the diff gear than on the 2.0. This increases the rear weight bias, providing better rear grip on exit, more entry steering and a buggy that, overall, is easier to drive. The updated 3-gear transmission decreases chassis roll, greatly improving the vehicle's stability, consistency and braking. A 4-gear transmission is available separately for lower-grip tracks and different driving styles.
- No-Compromise, Mid-Motor Design: Focusing solely on a mid-motor design eliminated the weight and engineering compromises inherent in a chassis with two mounting options.
- Transverse Battery Mounting: The wider, 2.5mm aluminum chassis and molded mud guards include the option to mount saddle and shorty Li-Po packs across the chassis. Shorty Li-Po packs can also be mounted fore to aft. This allows for more weight bias tuning front to rear and wider placement of battery weight. The result is a more stable buggy without an increase in static weight.
- Option Parts Included: Many of the parts included with this kit are popular upgrades that provide everything needed to build a pro-level buggy right out of the box. This includes milled, 7075-T6 aluminum parts like the top shaft, adjustable rear pivot mounts, motor plate, rear camber block, shock bleeder caps and ball stud spacers throughout. Machined shock pistons and bushings, Ti-CN coated shock shafts and hinge pins, C3 spec hub bearings, low frequency springs and the heavy duty slipper system are also included.
- Revised Front Suspension Geometry: Updated front caster blocks and suspension arms allow for variable length arm adjustment. This makes it possible to run with short or long front-arm geometry. This, together with the bell crank steering system, provides the same amazing steering 22™ drivers have come to love, but with a more consistent feel between different surfaces. It all adds up to a buggy with neutral balance that requires less tuning from track to track to maximize performance.
- Revised Rear Suspension Geometry: The rear pivot is 2mm wider, giving the buggy significantly more grip and stability without losing any corner speed. The rear arm has also been revised with updated shock mount locations and a slightly reduced gull wing effect. This, paired with the popular '0 hole' modification that is now designed into the rear shock tower, optimizes the jumping, landing and chassis roll dynamics of the rear end for the higher rear-weight bias.
- Lightweight 7075-T6 Aluminum Chassis: This chassis is the same length as the optional 2.5mm chassis for the 2.0 version. It features strategically milled pockets that reduce weight without compromising strength.
- Adjustable Rear Toe and Anti-Squat: The rear pivots now accept adjustable inserts that allow you to make quick toe and anti-squat adjustments without having to buy additional parts. Both adjustments are made in 0.5 degree increments. Toe adjustments range from 2.5 to 4.0 degrees. Anti-squat adjustments range from 0.0 to 3.0 degrees.
- Gen II 12mm Big Bore Shocks: The updated standard for performance and maintenance, these shocks feature:
- X-Ring Seals
- Machined shock bushings
- Machined 2×1.5 and 2×1.6mm pistons
- TiCN-coated shock shafts
- Aluminum bleeder screw caps
- Threaded hard anodized shock bodies
- Low frequency springs
- Spring cups that snap onto the shock shafts
- Updated Ball Differential: The 22 3.0 ball differential delivers super-smooth, long lasting performance thanks to features like:
- Flattened 2nd operation outdrives
- Revised thrust washers
- Tungsten carbide diff and thrust balls
- One-piece nut
- Self-centering diff gear
- HDS Slipper: Heavy Duty Slipper (HDS) pads and 78T HDS spur gears, along with grooved and tapered slipper plates, are included. They all work together to improve slipper consistency and durability.
- Mid-motor design
- Revised motor location 12mm closer to diff gear
- 3-Gear transmission (4-gear available separately)
- Transverse battery mounting option
- Optional parts included
- Revised front and rear suspension geometry
- Adjustable rear toe and anti-squat
- Gen II 12mm big bore shocks
- Updated ball differential
- HDS slipper
Length: 15.0 in (382mm)
Width: 9.8 in (250mm)
Height: 5.8 in (148mm)
Wheelbase: 11.0 in (280mm)
Weight: 54.7 oz (1550g) (track ready)
Chassis: 2.5mm Milled Plate, 7075-T6 Aluminum
Suspension: Lower A-Arm, Upper Adjustable Link
Motor or Engine: 540 motor
Speed Control: Not included
Servos: Not included
Gear Pitch: 48-pitch
Shock Type: 12mm Big Bore, Oil Filled
Body: 22 3.0 Cab Forward, with optional rear fin
Ball Bearings: Full Rubber Seal Ball Bearings
Experience Level: Advanced
Assembly Time: 3-5 Hours
Is Assembly Required: Yes
Needed To Complete:
- Electronic Speed Control
- Radio System
- Pinion Gear
This product was added to our catalog on November 30, 2015.
The kit went together incredibly well. All the parts were there including extra tuning parts and I was able to transfer over some of my aluminum parts from my "old" 22 buggy. It went together very quickly for me, probably about 2.5 hours, minus electronic hookups/soldering. The plastics are high-quality and the buggy feels very durable. Some of my ballcups were extremely tight but they freed up after a few batteries on the track. The design is more simple and straightforward than the previous revisions with fewer parts. There is a lot of adjustability built into the kit and a good amount of room to mount electronics, which I really appreciated since I'm running a "big" Novak Pulse in mine. I had room for the ESC and a standard-size Spektrum receiver with a tiny amount of room left over to wrap up excess wires.
I built mine with an 8.5 mod motor and took it out for some practice. It took me about 20 minutes to get accustomed to the way the car drove and handled but I got the hang of it pretty quickly and started shaving my lap times down half-a-second at a time. I really like this thing. It's handled better out of the box better than my old 22 ever did with years of setup tweaking. With the right tires and a little tiny bit of setup tweaking and plenty of practice I'm confident that I can get it as fast and consistent as my 22T/SCT. Now I'm contemplating moving my stadium and short course to mid-motor...)
Jumps very good, struggles over whoop sections and comes out of line very easy and tends to end up shifting sideways, strange handling characteristics around long corners loads of steering in fact too much steering turns into oversteer or understeer.
I think the 3.0 Achilles heel is the curved rear shock tower pressing shock force forward making for strange handling characteristics!
Not sure if the shock oil was too thick but found this buggy only went better when super dropped.
Cool smooth gearbox well sealed from dirt no gaps.
Buggy At its best on fresh tyres only!
Rear rear hinge pin hanger hangs low, prone to damage.
Clip on wing is a bit of a let down I expected it to be the screw on type.
I think Tlr didn't cover all surface conditions in the designing of this kit and had in mind jumping and clay indoor surfaces its priorities.
To sum it up specifically intended for hi grip clay tracks not really dialled for outdoor tracks that get loose from time to time, intended more for indoor tracks with higher grip in my opinion.)
My set up: Spektrum DX4C, Hobbywing XR10, Hobbywing 10.5 (good, inexpensive combo), Savox 1257TG, Venom and SMC shorties and Panther Switch 2.0/Bobcat tires.)
Car drove ok at first, but fortunately I live 10 minutes from a track frequented by TLR sponsored guys and very friendly, knowledgable staff and racers. They helped me set up the car and it's on rails now.
The 30wt oil that came with mine was not good for my track, made some changes, tweaked some settings and I was making the car do things I couldn't before. Do homework as you build over what works and try things out for the first few runs/days.
The car is competitive, it's quality and you can't go wrong, I lucked out with the guys locally, but you can read up on set ups, and get set up tools to do it right!
Overall, this is a great car, I am a one track hero, so now that the car is set up, I do very little tweaking. Broke a couple of parts, but it's mostly due to me trying to make it into an olympic gymnast at times and making it do cart wheels. User error, car is solid.)