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Old 09-09-2021, 11:12 AM
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https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_cLsxoMhT3o

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https://www.arrma-rc.com/typhon/tlr-tuned/

Odd but okay. It's got a number of nice upgrades for an arrma. I'll be interested to see if this takes off in 8th scale races, or fills out the basher crowd.
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Old 09-09-2021, 02:34 PM
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I honestly donít understand Horizonís thought process sometimes. ARRMA is a well established bashing brand - why dilute the portfolio when they already had the Losi branding for RTR racing vehicles?

OK, so I can understand the reasoning as to why Frank or Ryan have to explain that some vehicles havenít been updated in a while because they just donít have the numbers to back up a reasonable ROI - I get it, itís a businessÖ But then Horizon will invest who knows how much in licensing fees and TLR resources to release licensed basher vehicles (many of them based on the Tenacity platform), one after the other, while some TLR race vehicles have gone years without an update.

Let me be clear - I donít blame anyone over at TLR. Iím sure a lot of these decisions come from the top (Horizon) and they just have to align their resources accordinglyÖ but it gets kind of frustrating when it would be nice to see TLR keep up with what the competition is doing. Even Associatedís SCT and ST have been updated to the B6.2 and 6.1 platforms respectively. I would think that there would be some value in simplifying the production/supply chain, particularly with common parts potential between the different vehicles, but I guess not. I mean, Iím no industry insider. Maybe they sell 10 times as many Tenacity platform RTR/BND vehicles as the TLR stuff. Whatever they make, itís obviously not enough to pay for the R&D/production upkeep of the race cars.

Oops, I guess I vented too much, lol.
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I'm just excited about the new suspension blocks. No toe adjustment was gimping all the arrma rigs, especially the limitless. These new parts should fit all the 6s vehicles.
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Checked out the manual on Horizon's site. It's actually quite nice and walks you through what almost all of the tuning adjustments do to how the car handles. I say almost because they seem to have forgotten that the rear upper links have 36 different possible positions and that's not covered.

But everything else, kick up, toe, caster, anti squat, sway bars, oils, etc are covered and I think that's great for anyone getting started.
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So this is for the basher who wants to perpetrate like they race r/c? I don't get why TLR is slapped all over the kit..
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So this is for the basher who wants to perpetrate like they race r/c? I don't get why TLR is slapped all over the kit..
Because they couldn't use the Durango name which is where all the option parts came from. It's the DEX8 with TLR branding.
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Old 09-10-2021, 09:06 AM
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I honestly donít understand Horizonís thought process sometimes. ARRMA is a well established bashing brand - why dilute the portfolio when they already had the Losi branding for RTR racing vehicles?

OK, so I can understand the reasoning as to why Frank or Ryan have to explain that some vehicles havenít been updated in a while because they just donít have the numbers to back up a reasonable ROI - I get it, itís a businessÖ But then Horizon will invest who knows how much in licensing fees and TLR resources to release licensed basher vehicles (many of them based on the Tenacity platform), one after the other, while some TLR race vehicles have gone years without an update.

Let me be clear - I donít blame anyone over at TLR. Iím sure a lot of these decisions come from the top (Horizon) and they just have to align their resources accordinglyÖ but it gets kind of frustrating when it would be nice to see TLR keep up with what the competition is doing. Even Associatedís SCT and ST have been updated to the B6.2 and 6.1 platforms respectively. I would think that there would be some value in simplifying the production/supply chain, particularly with common parts potential between the different vehicles, but I guess not. I mean, Iím no industry insider. Maybe they sell 10 times as many Tenacity platform RTR/BND vehicles as the TLR stuff. Whatever they make, itís obviously not enough to pay for the R&D/production upkeep of the race cars.

Oops, I guess I vented too much, lol.
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If there is something positive to find about this crossover from a racer's perspective, it is that this car might be an approach to siphoning new blood into the racing side of the hobby and keep the TLR brand alive. As it is, I am about to bury it in my memory right next to Kyosho's 1/10th scale program.
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I think itís a clever move by Horizon. Take a car that was intended to be abused, shed some weight, make it adjustable, ditch the cheap/generic looking red colored parts, then slap the TLR logo on for marketing purposes. I think the TLR badging will [hopefully] bring more people to the track by giving them the social confidence. If a potential buyer googles TLR, they get pictures of tracks, trophyís, race results, etc. We all have seen the reactions of local fast guys when they see an ďoffĒ brand at the track. Whether itís intentional or not, that attitude is very off putting. With a race brand sticker on a persons car, they might feel more comfortable reaching out for help or advice.
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Seems like a odd time of the year to release it. Sure the holidays are few months away. But most of the states are heading into winter
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it gets kind of frustrating when it would be nice to see TLR keep up with what the competition is doing. Even Associatedís SCT and ST have been updated to the B6.2 and 6.1 platforms respectively. I would think that there would be some value in simplifying the production/supply chain, particularly with common parts potential between the different vehicles, but I guess not. I mean, Iím no industry insider. Maybe they sell 10 times as many Tenacity platform RTR/BND vehicles as the TLR stuff. Whatever they make, itís obviously not enough to pay for the R&D/production upkeep of the race cars.
It's one of those self fulfilling prophecies. the scte, sct, and ST get less interest due to their age, no new releases so less people buying them, the race class drops off, etc. I get the logic but it's bean counter not understanding the mindset of racer hobbyist.

I feel like this release is doing the same. Time will tell if it works.
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Lots of guys, girls and kids show up to the local tracks with arrmas looking to race ebuggy and e truggy, this is a good upgrade path for them and will hopefully convince a few that pick one up to try club racing. People need to stop trying to find the negative in everything to make themselves feel smarter or above things.

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All those vortex/senton/typhoon guys will be getting one of these. Smart move I would say
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To me this make sense (and to be honest I work in a hobby shop).
At our local club 2wd Sct and 8th scale E-buggy rule the roost, everything else is dead (for the record, small area...95k people in town another 50k surrounding and biggest city is 1.5 hours away.. we race Wednesday nights for about 3 hours and before covid had 2 big summer races over a weekend in July and August)
SCT is a great gateway, inexpensive (mostly) and deep racing (it's not just you and 3 other guys, its you and 12+.....pre covid...been a little light this season).
8th scale E-buggy is around 8 guys (pre covid 12+ all the time )but alot of the SCT guys would love to give it a go....until they walk over and realize a kit alone is 600 to 700 bucks...add electronics, few upgrades, wheels, tires and your 1k in....it sours them fast.
Now offer them a way in for a roller, that's not bad looking IMHO for 419, then 200 or so for a reasonable esc motor combo (castle, spektrum or skyrc setup) and they are going to go for it.
Sure they aren't going to be winning the Amain (but hey you never know..) but they will be racing and that's the most important thing for any club, hell the RC racing scene in general...getting new racers, and you do that by making it affordable.

Sure if they progress they will be looking at a kit next or they will get bored and find something else to do.... but to even get them to the track you gotta make it affordable and hats off the Horizon for figuring that out....now do a tlr tuned 2wd sct so I can say hey...here is a way better truck than a 2wd slash and its the same price and I will be a happy sales guy.
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True red anodizing is not cheap.
From least to most expensive.
Clear, Yellow, green, blue, black, orange, purple, red, gold.

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I think it's cool to have a race platform that won't become outdated and have parts support discontinued like every other race rig out there.
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