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Under the Hood: Jake Thayer’s TLR 22 4.0

Under the Hood: Jake Thayer’s TLR 22 4.0

TLR’s racing program is very important with their vehicles seeing top-level competition around the world. Recently they prepared for the release of their new 22 4.0 as it was being tested and about to hit the market. We got a chance to sit down with Jake Thayer and get a glimpse at his personal TLR 22 4.0 and find out more about this buggy. Let’s take a closer look.

Transmitter: Sanwa M12

Receiver: Sanwa

Speed Control: HobbyWing SR10 Pro

Motor: SchuurSpeed 7.5T

Battery: ProTekRC Silicone Graphene 4900mAh 7.6V 100C HV Shorty

Tires (front/rear): JConcepts Gold Dirt Webs/ JConcepts Gold Dirt Webs

Jake T 22 40-4

The 22 4.0 is the newest 2WD buggy from TLR and incorporates many tuning options the drivers have ben doing to their 3.0, but comes in the kit. It has many options to adjust suspension including placing the rear arms in front or back or the rear arms.

The 22 4.0 uses a new body that is lower profile and has less volume. This contributes to smoother handling and sleek lines.

The 22 4.0 uses a new body that is lower profile and has less volume. This contributes to smoother handling and sleek lines.

Jake uses a Sanwa M12. This transmitter isn’t the top tier or most current model, but is solid and dependable and has all the functions he needs.

Jake uses a Sanwa M12. This transmitter isn’t the top tier or most current model, but is solid and dependable and has all the functions he needs.

The front of the buggy with the 22’s signature Z-shaped front arms. Jake also uses the optional front aluminum front camber block and JConcepts finned titanium turnbuckles all around.

The front of the buggy with the 22’s signature Z-shaped front arms. Jake also uses the optional front aluminum front camber block and JConcepts finned titanium turnbuckles all around.

Detail shot of the rear of the buggy. The 22 4.0 lets users place the shocks front or rear on the arms. In this case Jake places them forward.

Detail shot of the rear of the buggy. The 22 4.0 lets users place the shocks front or rear on the arms. In this case Jake places them forward.

Jake takes extra time to strategically place his electronics in his buggy to optimize weight distribution.

Jake takes extra time to strategically place his electronics in his buggy to optimize weight distribution.

Jake runs JConcepts Gold Dirt Webs on all four corners.

Jake runs JConcepts Gold Dirt Webs on all four corners.

No chassis protector on the bottom.

No chassis protector on the bottom.

Updated: April 11, 2017 — 1:38 PM
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