TLR Announces 22SCT 2.0

Jul 11, 2014 No Comments by

When the 22 2.0 buggy was released we knew it was only a matter of time before we saw another 2.0 version of a TLR electric vehicle. The vehicle getting the 2.0 upgrade this time around is the 22 SCT. The 22SCT 2.0 will hit shelves mid-November and shares many of the advancements that were used to build the 2.0 buggy and is designed to be a platform that is easy to drive by people of all skill levels. See TLR’s official info below for all the specs; biggest changes include an adjustable ESC and battery mounting system, gen II 12mm big bore shocks, optimized 22 differential, hard anodized 7075-T6 aluminum chassis and a new body.

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The 22SCT™ 2.0 Race Kit is the next step in the evolution of the championship-winning 22™ platform. Using advances adapted from the 22 2.0 buggy, it gives drivers of all skill levels a short-course truck that’s easy to drive fast.

Updated Suspension Geometry

The updated front suspension geometry will help racers of all skill levels go faster. Revised caster blocks and spindles make the truck easier to drive around center without sacrificing any of the corner speed. They also allow the rear end to squat under throttle so you can accelerate faster. In the rear, a wider arm and less off-set on the rear hub make it possible to change direction more easily and make faster exits from the turn.

Bell Crank Steering

The new bell crank steering system now has bearings that improve steering response and eliminate slop. Ackermann angle has been reduced for more control on corner entry. This improves low-speed steering while making high-speed steering less sensitive and easier to control. Racers also have more flexibility in adjusting Ackerman than with a traditional rack steering system.

Option Parts Included

An impressive collection of option parts are included that make this a ‘team spec’ kit right out of the box:

  • Aluminum rear camber block
  • Aluminum 22SCT +.75 clamping rear hexes
  • Aluminum ball stud spacers throughout
  • Ti-Carbo-nitride threaded front kingpin
  • Ti-Carbo-nitride threaded rear outer hingepins

Adjustable ESC and Battery Mounting System

Making its debut on the 22SCT 2.0 truck is a rear battery tray with a removable ESC shelf. This lets you mount the ESC directly to the chassis when running a shorty LiPo pack or move a full size pack forward to lower the center of gravity in the rear. If you mount the shelf in the traditional ESC location, there is plenty of room for a full-size LiPo pack to fit underneath. This will move a higher percentage of the weight to the rear for looser tracks. An adjustable rear battery stock allows you to quickly adapt the battery tray for shorty or full-size LiPo packs. It also lets you mount them in forward, middle or rear mounting positions using no more than two battery foams.

Gen II 12mm Big Bore Shocks

The Gen II shocks keep operating friction to a minimum without leaking or weeping oil. This keeps suspension response consistent and significantly reduces maintenance. They deliver a plush ride near the top of their travel but still provide plenty of bottoming resistance when landing big jumps. Updated parts include:

  • Longer shock bodies and shafts for increased suspension travel
  • CNC machined 2-hole 1.6mm and 1.7mm pistons
  • CNC machined O-ring and guide bushings
  • New silicone X-ring seals
  • Ti-Carbo-nitride coated shock shafts
  • Aluminum bleeder screw shock caps
  • Over-thread upper shock seals
  • Finer shock body finish

Optimized 22 Differential

The ball differential now features all new components that improve performance and durability:

  • Tungsten carbide diff and thrust balls
  • Larger OD diff rings with surface ground finish
  • Heat treated thrust washers
  • Gen II, one-piece diff nut
  • Outdrive with 2nd operation ring surface machining
  • Centering pins on the main diff gear

New 22SCT 2.0 Body

Aggressive lines give the 22SCT 2.0 body more attitude. It’s also shorter which decreases high rolling body weight and increases ground clearance. It is molded from tough 1.2mm polycarbonate with fewer deep pull areas in the rear bed. This, along with the improved rear ground clearance, substantially improves the body’s durability. Scribe lines in the hood and bed show where to make cut outs so air can freely flow through the body during large jumps.

Hard Anodized 7075-T6 Aluminum Chassis

The strength and managed flex characteristics of this chassis make it perfect for competition. Additional milled pockets shave more than 10 grams from its weight without sacrificing any of its strength. The added pockets also let you mount the servo and ESC lower which in turn helps lower the truck’s center of gravity

Features:

  • Improved front and rear suspension geometry
  • Hard anodized 7075 T-6 aluminum chassis
  • Option parts included
  • Gen II shocks
  • CNC machined shock pistons
  • TiCN shock shafts and hinge pins
  • Improved 22SCT 2.0 body
  • Bell crank steering system
  • Optimized ball differential

Specs:

Vehicle Type: Short Course Truck
Drivetrain: 2WD
Size/Scale: 1/10
Completion Level: Kit
Experience Level: Advanced
Recommended Environment: Off-Road
Length: 21.15 in (537.15mm)
Width: 9.72 in (246.9mm)
Height: 7.28 in (184.9mm)
Ground Clearance: 1.98 in (50.3mm)
Wheelbase: 12.72 in (323.0mm)
Track: 11.63 in (295.5mm)
Front Track: 11.63 in (295.5mm)
Rear Track: 11.59 in (294.5mm)
Chassis: 2.5mm, 7075-T6 Aluminum
Suspension: Lower A-Arm, Upper Adjustable Link
Shock Type: 12mm Big Bore
Differential: Ball Differential
Wheel Type: TLR SCT Wheel
Wheel Diameter: 3.0/2.2 in (76.2/55.9mm)
Wheel Width: 1.63 in (41.5mm)
Motor Size: 540
Spur Gear: 76T, 84T
Gear Pitch: 48-pitch
Internal Gear Ratio: 2.43:1
Speed Control Included: No
Servos Included: No
Brakes: Controlled via Motor/ESC
Body: Unpainted, pre-cut, poly carbonate
Ball Bearings: Full Ball Bearings
Is Assembly Required: Yes
Approx Assembly Time: 5-7 Hours

TLR03003 – $339.99
Due Mid November, 2014

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