22 3.0 SPEC-Racer 1/10 Mid-Motor 2WD Electric Buggy Kit by Team Losi Racing
This product was added to our catalog on December 15, 2016.
Under 1499g - right out of the box.
Over the past few years, the 17.5T spec 2WD class has become the most popular racing class in R/C racing. The 22 3.0 SR is the first buggy kit focused directly on delivering an ultra-high performance buggy specifically for the spec racing class. The buggy can easily be built under the ROAR and IFMAR minimum weight limit of 1499g right out of the box with normal electronics and a full sized ‘shorty’ Li-Po battery. Combine the innovative aluminum differential assembly with replaceable composite outdrives, the lightest direct drive system available, and aluminum CVA bones with lightened axles, the 22 3.0 SR provides all the performance a spec racer can hope for – and does it right out of the box.
- Weighs in Under 1499 Grams: No expensive aftermarket parts are required to meet the minimum ROAR weight. Extra pockets milled into the chassis, along an assortment of lightweight parts, allow the 22 3.0 SPEC-Racer to be built using kit hardware and still weigh in under 1499 grams with all electronics installed. This gives racers the freedom to meet the ROAR minimum by using bigger, more powerful batteries or strategically adding ballast to maximize performance.
- Lightweight Drivetrain: Major weight savings in the drivetrain let racers extract more effective torque and top speed from stock motors. The innovative ball differential, with its aluminum hub and composite outdrives, is 12.7g lighter than the stock diff. The TLR Direct Drive System weighs 9.3g less than a slipper assembly, and the aluminum driveshafts with lightened axles are 7.8g lighter than the stock steel CVAs. It all adds up to 29.8 grams of weight saved in the drivetrain alone.
- Ultra Lightweight Body: The included body has the same cab-forward lines as the original 22 3.0 body but is made of lighter 0.5mm polycarbonate. This gives the buggy all the aerodynamic benefits of the original while saving over 20 grams of weight and lowering roll center at the same time.
- Lightweight Motor Plate: A smaller motor plate designed specifically for the smaller spur gear sizes used in Spec-Class racing is included. It is CNC machined from 7075-T6 aluminum and paired with a polycarbonate gear cover to give racers the lightest and tidiest motor plate setup available.
- Proven 22 3.0 Platform Features: The real genius in the 22 3.0 SPEC-Racer’s design is that team engineers were able to shave weight without sacrificing any of the most important features that make the standard 22 3.0 buggy such a dominating force in its class. These include the VLA front suspension geometry, revised motor location, transverse battery mounting, 2mm wider rear pivot, revised rear shock locations and more.
- Based on the championship-winning 22 3.0 buggy
- Track-ready weight of less than 1499 grams with full-size short, standard Orion electronics and 2.2” tires
- Lightened 7075-T6 aluminum chassis
- Ball diff with aluminum hubs and composite outdrives
- Aluminum drive shafts with lightened axles
- Lightweight motor plate with polycarbonate gear cover
- 3-gear transmission for quicker acceleration
- Ultra lightweight 0.5mm polycarbonate body
- VLA front suspension geometry
- Aluminum front axles
- Gen II 12mm big-bore shocks
- Transverse battery mounting option
- Many popular option parts included as standard
Length: 15 in (382mm)
Width: 9.8 in (250mm)
Height: 5.8 in (148mm)
Wheelbase: 11.0 in (280mm)
Weight: 52.4 oz (1485g) (track ready)
Chassis: 2.5mm Milled Plate, 7075-T6 Aluminum
Suspension: Lower A-Arm, Upper Adjustable Link
Gear Pitch: 48P
Wheel Size: 2.2 in (56mm)
Shock Type: 12mm Big Bore, Oil Filled
Body: 22 3.0 Ultra Light Weight (0.5mm) Cab Forward, with optional Rear Fin
Ball Bearings: Full Rubber Seal Ball Bearings
Recommended Environment: Indoor/Outdoor
Assembly Time: 3-5 Hours
Needed To Complete:
- Electronic Speed Control
- Radio System
- Pinion Gear
Yes converting to a laydown is spendy but to get a B6 to the level the 22 3.0 is at already your going to but a ton of upgrades. In the end they cost nearly the same(yes the 3.0 is slightly more in the end, but if 30 bucks or so is going to break the bank you better find a new hobby or better paying career)
Ignore all the haters, its a great car, some people just want to talk trash without actually giving you any real info.
Bottom line if you want a great car you won't have to spend a ton to upgrade get a 22 3.0 SR.
If you like buying hopups and monkeying with your car regularly get a B6
Or get a yoko and have everyone ask whats that..
Or get a xray and have people call you mr moneybags..)
The losi was a pleasure to build. everything went together smoothly as expected and I built the car watching Frank Roots tutorial on Facebook and rarely opened the manual. Shocks are glassy smooth, as expected, and they made some nice upgrades to the rear end with the SR racer in mind. I chose to by the exotec trans versus the conversion. For the price difference, I was willing to drill two holes in the chassis to make the exotec work. With the instructions it came with, it was a breeze to install.
I was dead set on running the gear diff I had taken out of my old 2.0 rear buggy, but I decided to take a chance and build it with the ball diff instead. The diff is ultra light and really smooth. Simple to build and I believe it will work very well for stock. I am running a tekin 17.5 with an upgraded rotor and I believe it should make this car fly!
I disliked the fact the car doesn't come with the laydown as an option but I was willing to spend the money to make it a laydown racer. The b6 obviously comes with the laydown and at my local track, this makes a big difference. The b6 comes with the gear diff and the 3.0 SR does not. I don't think this will be a big deal in stock class however if I was running mod, I would prefer a gear diff set up. The losi differential and new out drives seem to be lighter which will in turn be faster then the b6.
I haven't ran this car yet but I can tell its going to be a top qualifier. I did not have any issues building this car. In closing, I would highly recommend this car to anyone who want a top notch racer.
1/24/2017 updated review
I ran this buggy for the first time at Beachline Raceway in Cocoa Florida.
On AstroTurf, the box set up wasn't even close. I didn't do well and was not impressed with the handling. If you research, all of the factory guys are running the rear shocks in the front. Losi should admit to a design flaw.
I went the following weekend to set the car up and the rear axles kept popping out. Then I noticed small chips in the outdrives thier self. HORRIBLE DESIGN Imo.
With that said, I just sold it for a fraction of the cost and am buying another B6. I would not recommend the losi 22 3.0sr. This car is nothing more than the regular 3.0, but with cheap garbage parts. Very disappointed.)