Tekno RC NB48 2.0 1/8 Competition Off-Road Nitro Buggy Kit

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The Tekno NB48 2.0 1/8 Competition Off-Road Nitro Buggy Kit features a ground-up original design, with almost every element of this buggy being evaluated, tested and retooled. This buggy is the result of over a full years worth of research and on-track testing. After many visions and revisions Tekno has created a vehicle that maintains the quality, durability, and fit-and-finish they are known for while dramatically improving this models consistency and handling. From large noticeable changes to fine one to two millimeter adjustments, this buggy has been fine tuned to deliver a significantly improved driving experience.

NOTE: Finished kit shown in photos is for illustrative purposes only. See needed to complete list below for a full list of items required to complete the model.  

  • 3mm CNC 7075 Aluminum Hard Anodized Lightened Chassis
  • Independent Servo Mounts w/ Decoupled Battery and Radio Boxes
  • CNC 7075 Shock Towers, Pivot Blocks, and Motor Mounts
  • 16mm Bore Fluid Filled Shocks with CNC Delrin Pistons and Guides
  • Double-Bearing Center Differential w/ Split Differential Mount
  • Rear Hub and Arm Insert System w/ Adjustable Roll Center and Toe
  • 3 Fluid Filled Easy Access Differentials
  • Long Arm, Narrow Pivot Suspension Geometry
  • 1-Piece Wing Mount and Ultra-Lightweight Wing
  • 2nd Generation Quick Fueling Body
  • Proven Tekno RC Durability
  • All Metric Hardware


  • (1) Tekno NB48 2.0 1/8 Competition Off-Road Nitro Buggy Kit

Needed to Complete: 

  • 2/3 channel radio/transmitter
  • High torque steering and brake servo (at least 300 oz/in)
  • RX battery 58.5mm x 36mm x 34.5mm (L x W x H)
  • Switch harness
  • .21 nitro engine, tuned pipe, manifold, and glow plug
  • Fuel bottle, fuel, 1/8th buggy starter box, and glow ignitor
  • 1/8th scale buggy tires, wheels & CA glue
  • Paint for body
Verified Owner
Wednesday, Oct 16 2019 (about a year ago)
Tekno RC NB48 2.0 1/8 Competition Off-Road Nitro Buggy Kit
There are a lot of brands and great buggys in 2019 and it was really hard to decide which one is the best choice so I must be honest I was very sceptical buying this one. It went together great but I had a little trouble with the front bumper don’t know if it was the right one in the box really weird but the rest of the car fit together like a glove.
Took it to my local and found out I made a great choice ! This thing is legit ! I’ve never driven the .4 cars but I can tell you from the first lap I felt totally comfortable with this chassis, a level of confidence I’ve never felt from a brand new car wit a box stock setup. Get one ! Tekno has perfected the Nb48 this time so much has changed it’s a completely different beast.
Verified Owner
Friday, Sep 27 2019 (about a year ago)
Tekno RC NB48 2.0 1/8 Competition Off-Road Nitro Buggy Kit
Tekno really did a great job this time. This kit is superior to anything I’ve ever built before. Parts are top notch quality. The kit couldn’t have gone together any smoother and drives better than any nitro buggy I’ve had before !
Verified Owner
Thursday, Jan 2 2020 (about a year ago)
Tekno RC NB48 2.0 1/8 Competition Off-Road Nitro Buggy Kit
Great kit! The instructions are amazing and easy to use. I've bought two of them because of the amazing quality and craftsmanship. Tekno is the only manufacturer I will run now.
Verified Owner
Wednesday, May 20 2020 (11 months ago)
Tekno RC NB48 2.0 1/8 Competition Off-Road Nitro Buggy Kit
My first Tekno, and my first race kit. Coming to this after about 9 months of owning a new Losi nitro 8ight RTR (v. 2016/2017) and breaking the lower-spec diffs that the RTR comes with, shelling out for the race-spec parts from the TLR kit, and realizing I should've started with a race kit to begin with (which would've been a huge chunk of change up front). This Tekno steers much better and is delightfully 50/50 on its front/rear power split, unlike that 8ight which was essentially an older 2.0 or 3.0 in driveline layout that was very rear-biased.

I have only run this NB48 with the stock settings listed in the assembly instructions, with the exception of changing the toe and camber link lengths to get about 1 degree negative camber and eyeball 0 toe on the front. It drives really well given the minimal suspension changes I've made, so I'm excited to see how much better it gets as I start to put some effort into fine tuning those details. I've run a gallon through it including a new engine break in, several practice days, and my first race day, and it performed exceptionally well with plenty of crashes yet zero broken parts. Very satisfied with my purchase.

The one bit of info I sorta wish I could've found ahead of time is that certain servos won't work in the steering location without modification. I just got a ProTek 170SBL and found that its wiring, which can unplug from the servo itself, interferes with the plastic post nearby. The Power HD B4 servo I had in before didn't have this issue, presumably because it's like most servos in that it doesn't have a plug between the wiring and servo body. I cut the plastic post off and doubt it will cause any problems. I also elected to trim a bit of the battery cover (front box) where the wiring exits because it was straining the wiring of my new ProTek LiHV packs, and I didn't want those wires to break -- especially not that close to the battery.
Verified Owner
Monday, Dec 23 2019 (about a year ago)
Tekno RC NB48 2.0 1/8 Competition Off-Road Nitro Buggy Kit
100% easy and amazing kit...I am blown away. The quality far exceeded my expectations and this was a easy build for my first kit. The directions was spot on.
Verified Owner
Sunday, Mar 28 2021 (2 weeks ago)
Tekno RC NB48 2.0 1/8 Competition Off-Road Nitro Buggy Kit
This car is wicked! My first kit I’ve ever built and Tekno killed it on instructions, also on YouTube there is bag by bag steps from Tyler Hooks. That guy is very helpful and a solid dude.
Verified Owner
Tuesday, Jul 21 2020 (9 months ago)
Tekno RC NB48 2.0 1/8 Competition Off-Road Nitro Buggy Kit
I have to say that this was my first kit to build and it went together very EZ, it’s a great handling buggy, had to change a few settings from stock setup but it really responses to small changes. So far I really enjoy this buggy
Verified Owner
Tuesday, Feb 4 2020 (about a year ago)
Tekno RC NB48 2.0 1/8 Competition Off-Road Nitro Buggy Kit
First time trying the Tekno brand and I’m very impressed. Build went excellent and I was really impressed with the technology and innovation put into this platform. On the track the buggy feels ultra planted and a pure extension of yourself as the pilot. The changes you make on the buggy as subtle as they may seem transfer greatly. I highly recommend this buggy to anyone looking for an extremely competitive machine. A+