Adam Drake says that the new radio tray makes a considerable difference in his buggy and truggy’s handling, and for less than $40, the tray is a cost-effective upgrade. With only a extra minutes of setup time and some attention to detail using Adam’s assembly tips, you too can have your new Gen III radio tray dialed in and ready for racing.
TLR’s Gen III radio tray (part #4401) elevates the high performance 8IGHT 2.0 buggy and 2.0T truggy vehicles to new levels. Designed to move weight forward on the chassis and increase throttle servo life and durability, the Gen III tray is a simple, low-cost performance upgrade. I spent an afternoon with TRL’s Adam Drake assembling one of the new trays, and here are Adam’s assembly pro tips. For even more information, drop by RCCarAction.com for tons of video with Adam discussing the Gen III tray and the tips described here.
Follow These Step-By-Step Instructions
STEP 5 – CA Glue Trick
If you over-tighten the short mounting screw beneath the battery box on the original 8IGHT radio trays, you’ll strip out the plastic. The Gen III tray gets a bulletproof upgrade via a metal “J-nut” insert that fits into the tray below the receiver battery. Adam uses a small dab of CA tire glue to secure the J-nut inside from popping out when the mounting screw is inserted through the chassis. Don’t forget a dab of thread-lock liquid on the screw!