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  • Introducing the TLR 5ive-B Race Kit [TLR05001]

    After YEARS of waiting, here it is and it's a KIT!!

    Introducing the TLR 5ive-B Race Kit [TLR05001]

    The 5IVE-B™ buggy is the 1/5-scale kit for hardcore racers who don't want to settle for anything but the best. The 5IVE-B has been designed from the ground up to the exacting standards of TLR® engineering and includes standard features you simply won't find in anything else.

    Key Features

    Purpose-built, racing kit based on the 8IGHT platform
    Hard-anodized, 5mm 6061-T6 aluminum chassis plate
    Heavy duty brakes
    Dual-steering-servo radio tray
    Cab-forward racing body
    Racing wing with removable wicker bill
    Aluminum clutch carrier and center-diff case
    Hard-anodized, 24mm aluminum shocks with bleeder caps
    Hard-anodized aluminum shock towers with multiple mounting holes
    Light, one-piece, glue-style wheels
    Specially designed air filter for racing engines
    Protective axle boots
    Adjustable toe and anti-squat plates

    Purpose-Built Racing Chassis

    Unlike lesser 1/5-scale basher-based buggies modified for racing the Team Losi Racing 5IVE-B has been designed for one purpose: Racing. The 5IVE-B features a 5mm 6061-T6 aluminum chassis specifically engineered for competition. The chassis plate has been inspired by the legendary TLR 8IGHT™ platform, featuring a shorter wheel base than others for improved handling. The chassis plate also has milled pockets that save weight and allow enough flex for maximum traction under hard acceleration.

    Heavy Duty Braking System

    The 5IVE-B features stamped-steel rotors and, when combined with the heavy duty plates and pads, provide a sense of confidence and control that allows racers to drive harder into corners and come to a stop more quickly. Front-to-rear braking bias can also be fine-tuned for evolving track conditions.

    Dual-Steering-Servo Radio Tray

    The 5IVE-B radio tray has been designed to accommodate the most powerful 1/5-scale steering servos available. This includes the Spektrum™ line of 1/5-scale servos with patent-pending Back EMF technology that prevents servo fade and maintains maximum holding power for the duration of a receiver pack.

    Racing Body and Wing

    The 5IVE-B body has been inspired by those used on 1/8-scale racing buggies, featuring a cab-forward design. This distinctive shape provides greater front down force which improves steering. The wing features a removable wicker bill for tailoring the rear down force to meet the precise track conditions.

    Aluminum Clutch Carrier and Center Diff Case

    The 5IVE-B features race-bred drive system engineered to exacting standards to harness the power of a high-output gas engine during the most-extreme conditions. The clutch and center differential are both CNC-machined aluminum, providing strength and durability while helping to dissipate heat, keeping things cool and providing more consistent performance throughout a run.

    Hard-Anodized Aluminum Shocks and Shock Towers

    The hard anodized 24mm shocks include bleeder caps that make them easier to build without sacrificing performance. The machined aluminum shock towers offer multiple shock mounting options that give racers an abundance of tuning options for different track conditions.

    One-Piece Glue-Style Wheels

    The low rotational mass of these wheels allow the 5IVE-B to accelerate faster with less stress on drivetrain components.

    Air Filter Designed Specifically for the 5IVE-B Buggy

    Whatever 25cc-to-32cc engine you install in your buggy the included air filter has been designed for maximum air flow to the carb while keeping dirt, grit and debris out of your engine. This translates into an air filter which provides maximum protection while unleashing the monster horsepower your engine was built for.

    Axle Boots

    Molded rubber boots on the CVAs and center drive train dog bones increase U-joint life. The boots help keep grease in and dirt out so your axles last longer and require less maintenance.

    Adjustable Toe and Anti-Squat Plates

    For maximum tuning the 5IVE-B includes adjustable front and rear A-Arm mounts. By swapping out inserts you will be able to fine tune your car by altering the toe-in, anti-squat to maximize the traction and overall performance of the chassis.

    Product Specifications

    Type: 1/5 Scale 4WD Buggy
    Length: 32.75 - 33.25 in (831.8 - 844.5mm) Total length can change based on the wing mount spacer used
    Width: 18.0 in (457.2mm)
    Height: 12.13 in (308mm)
    Ground Clearance: 3.5 in (88.9 mm)
    Wheelbase: 22.75 in (577.9mm
    Weight: 30.5 lbs (13.8kg)
    Chassis: 5mm Plate, 6061-T6 Aluminum
    Suspension: 4-Wheel Independent
    Gear Pitch: 1.5 Module
    Wheel Size: 5.5 in (139.7mm) x 2.5 in (63.5mm)
    Kit/RTR: Kit
    Shock Type: 24mm, Hard Anodized, Oil Filled with Bleeder Caps
    Body: Clear
    Ball Bearings: Full Rubber Seal Ball Bearings in Car, Metal Shield for Clutch housing
    Fuel Tank Capacity: 27.1 oz (800cc)
    Experience Level: Advanced
    Recommended Environment: Outdoor
    Assembly Time: 7-9 Hours
    Needed to Complete


    26-29cc Gas engine with Exhaust
    2-Channel Radio System
    (3) 1/5 Scale Servos
    Receiver Battery Pack and Charger
    Modeling Tools

    Text and Images c/o http://www.tlracing.com/Products/Def...1#prodOverview
    Comments 2 Comments
    1. nitrocat's Avatar
      nitrocat -
      1/5 has just been taken to the next level
      You will see more people come to race with the release of this Kit
      Thank you who ever did this
      1/5 was born today and it's a Boy
    1. 5thScaleCanada's Avatar
      5thScaleCanada -
      It was also designed to comply with EFRA rules so it will be popular in Europe as well. This is a HUGE step forward for large scale racing; at roughly $1200.USD street price this kit will sell a pile of units and provide this segment of the hobby a much needed growth in popularity. I'm willing to bet that we will see a lot of 1/8 drivers that finally dive in to the big stuff. The anticipated release date is somewhere late July to early August. I will definitely be racing this kit next season!
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