Tekno RC EB48 4WD 1/8 Electric Buggy

May 04, 2012 4 Comments by

Over the years Tekno RC has been know for their great selection of aftermarket parts for 1/8 electric buggies, 1/5 vehicles, short course trucks, and more. They have now entered the vehicle market with their very 1st production car called the EB48. Check out all the great features of this new 1/8 electric buggy below:

100% Tekno RC Designed and Tested in Southern California.

Chassis:

  • Designed to be electric from the ground up – no nitro conversions here!
  • 4mm CNC 7075 aluminum hard anodized lightened chassis.
  • Super narrow chassis – widest point is only 125mm (less than 5”) mudguard-to-mudguard.
  • Class leading front and rear clearance (short chassis overhang) provides better bump handling and jump landing.
  • Integrated battery tray/mud guard, battery is sunken into chassis for a super low COG.
  • Integrated electronics tray/mud guard for easy removal of electronics.
  • Spacious, enclosed, easy access radio box with integrated transponder mount.
  • Single pack configuration is better balanced, lighter weight, and makes battery changes easier. Battery tray accommodate 2x2s packs.
  • Adjustable chassis brace system for fine tuning flex with front, center, and rear braces.

Differentials and Drivetrain:

  • 3 fluid filled adjustable super lightweight diffs.
  • Less rotating mass = better acceleration.
  • Straight center driveline for maximum efficiency and minimal wear.
  • CV driveshafts with captured pins on all 4 wheels.

Shocks:

  • Super smooth 16mm big bore shocks.
  • 5mm CNC 7075 aluminum shock towers are standard.
  • Innovative cone piston design (not just tapered) provides varied compression and rebound rates.
  • Fully adjustable long travel suspension geometry maximizes stability and traction while providing superior cornering and on-power steering.
  • CNC threaded shock bodies, caps, cartridge caps, and adjustment nuts.
  • 4mm hardened steel polished shafts.
  • Triple guide design for true consistent shaft action.
  • Options for vented cap, emulsion, or standard shock configurations.
  • Optional spring rates and spring kits are available.

Suspension and Steering:

  • Adjustable length rear arms to suit any track condition.
  • Adjustable front arm sweep and angle to make the car more aggressive (swept forward), or easier to drive (swept back).
  • Front and rear arms can be used on either side, rear hubs can be used on either side – less parts in your toolbox.
  • ‘Narrow pivot’ steering posts provide ‘0 bump’ geometry with almost ’0 steering slop’.
  • Adjustable CNC 7075 hinge pin braces are standard.
  • 4mm inner, 3.5mm outer hinge pins, polished for smooth action.
  • Adjustable Ackerman and bump-steer (bump in, 0 bump, bump out).
  • CNC aluminum Ackerman plate rides on 4 precision bearings.
  • LCG rod ends and lightweight turnbuckles are lowered by 5mm.
  • Front/rear sway bars are the same length = less parts in your toolbox.
  • Adjustable steering stops for precise steering travel settings.

Motor Mount:

  • 2-piece CNC aluminum motor mount with precise dual clamping gear mesh adjustment.
  • Lightweight direct-to-diff mount design.
  • Use standard MOD 1 pinion, Tekno RC Traktion Drive or Elektri-Clutch.
  • Use motor brakes or mechanical brakes, the choice is yours.
  • Easily accommodates ‘Truggy’ or ‘Long’ can motors up to 78mm long.

Other Features:

  • Lightweight easily adjustable wing mount system.
  • High downforce wing included.
  • Easily adjust anti-squat, rear toe, front arm angle, front arm sweep, roll center, toe, camber, wheelbase, rear arm length, Ackerman, bump steer, suspension geometry out of the box..
  • Full set of option parts avaialble.
  • Extremely easy to work on with minimal screw count.
  • All metric hex hardware.
  • 7.5lb RTR weight with common electronics and options.
  • Sub-7lb running weight easily achievable

Specifications:

Length: 435mm (without wing)
Wheelbase: 323-335mm
Width: 306-310*mm (*optional hubs required)
Weight: 3400g (7.5lb) (RTR weight equipped w/ Tekin RX8, 600g battery, rx, etc)
Diff Ratio: F/R – 10/40t, Center – 44t
Battery tray dimensions: 50x148mm (2x2s or 1x4s config)
Kit/RTR: Kit

Needed to complete:

  • 2/3 channel radio/transmitter
  • 1/8 Scale ESC and motor
  • High torque steering servo, optional brake servo
  • Pinion or Traktion Drive / Elektri-Clutch system
  • 4-6s LiPo battery
  • 1/8th scale buggy tires, wheels & CA glue
  • Paint for body
  • Hex tools (1.5, 2.0, 2.5mm), pliers, other tools

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