1/8-scale 8IGHT 2.0 Race Roller
The 1/8 8IGHT 2.0 Buggy Race Roller features over thirty enhancements to the revolutionary 8IGHT. Improvements include a longer chassis with Tuned Flex Technology, lightened shock towers, a sure-close fuel tank, heavy duty dogbones and outdrives, a new rear hub design and more. At the 2008 IFMAR 1/8 Buggy World Championships the 8IGHT 2.0 Buggy proved to be the fastest buggy in qualifying taking Top Qualifying honors.
Take the interactive tour of the 1/8-scale 8IGHT 2.0 Race Roller for an in-depth view of the 30 revisions and improvements to this off-road buggy. The tour also includes a complete overview of the 8ight 2.0 chassis, vehicle specifications and an interactive photo gallery.
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Featured Chassis Callout
- NEW CHASSIS WITH TUNED FLEX
TECHNOLOGY (TFT) 2.0
- NEW RADIO TRAY DESIGN
- HEAVY DUTY REAR OUTER HINGE PINS
- UPDATED STEERING GEOMETRY AND SERVO SAVER
- SURE-CLOSE FUEL TANK CLOSURE
- LIGHTENED SHOCK TOWERS
- EXTENDED REAR DRIVESHAFT
- REDESIGNED SUSPENSION GEOMETRY
- HEAVY DUTY DOGBONES AND OUTDRIVES
- REINFORCED REAR BEARING INSERT SYSTEM
- HEAVY DUTY BRAKE DISKS
- LASER ETCHED ENGINE MOUNTING GUIDES
- CENTER DRIVESHAFT GREASE BOOTS
- EFRA APPROVED FUEL LINE KIT
New Rear Hub Design
The 8IGHT 2.0 features a new rear hub design that incorporates a new inner camber link, a revised shock
tower with simplified camber locations and the durability of 3.5mm outer rear hinge pins.
New Chassis with Tuned Flex Technology (TFT)
The 8IGHT 2.0 chassis has been extended an additional 2mm, offering added stability and handling across
all track conditions. This offers the 8IGHT 2.0 the ability to carry more speed into and out of corners,
and to glide across washboard sections with ease. Tuned Flex Technology also provides significant handling
gains by responding precisely to changes in terrain without sacrificing balance and grip. Team Losi Racing
has also added laser etched lines to ensure perfect motor alignment
Revised Radio Tray Design
The radio tray on the 8IGHT 2.0 has been revised and reengineered to optimize the position of the servos, increasing response and reducing stress on the throttle servo at the same time. This design allows for increased precision from the throttle servo without added weight.
Precision Steering Geometry and Servo Saver
Improving on the 8IGHTs original steering design was a difficult task, but the engineers at Team Losi Racing
have managed to increase the consistency of the servo savers operation by further tweaking the steering geometry. Additional gains in steering precision were made by incorporating a new, pressed-steel bushing in the Ackermann
brace for reducing friction over the entire range of motion.
Sure-Close Fuel Tank
Every second counts on race day, and fast fuel fills are crucial to getting back in the race.
With a new, sure-close fuel tank design, the tank lid is designed for automatic, positive closure
each time, preventing air from getting in the fuel system and affecting performance.
Lightened Shock Towers
The high-quality 7075 aluminum shock towers on the 8IGHT 2.0 have been strengthened and lightened
at the same time. By optimizing the design for rigidity, Team Losi Racing engineers were able to reduce
the weight for improved on-track performance without sacrificing handling or strength.
Heavy Duty Dogbones and Outdrives
With the increased horsepower demands of 1/8-scale buggy racing, Team Losi used improved steel
materials on the dogbones and outdrives of the 8IGHT 2.0 to stand up to the abuse. These heavy-duty
components have been designed to withstand the punishment associated with serious off-road competition.
Updated Suspension Geometry
The suspension on the 8IGHT 2.0 features numerous shock mounting locations for several options
in adjusting the suspension setup. The front carrier also features two camber link positions while the
rear has four, allowing for even greater customization to varying track conditions.