After the recent release of the Tekno RC NB48 2.1 nitro buggy in August, it is now followed up with the Tekno RC EB48 2.1 competition electric 1/8 4WD buggy kit. From the looks of it, this buggy is destined to continue the Tekno RC legacy of race-winning electric buggies.
After the success of the NB48 2.1, Tekno RC wanted their dedicated electric racers to immediately experience the same wonderful updates, performance improvements, and durability enhancements as their nitro racers. The EB48 2.1 includes many of the same great features found on the NB48 2.1, as well as an electric-specific improvement. In addition to continuing to take full-size 4S packs, the EB48 2.1 now provides outstanding support for 4S shorty packs in either the front or rear weight bias configuration.
Many of the 2.0 upgrades, such as the revised shock towers, Ackerman spindle plates, tall wing mount, more durable gearboxes, and chassis braces, are standard features on the EB48 2.1. How many companies would have stopped there and released a kit? Not Tekno RC.
Tekno RC’s designers created entirely new rear arms and hubs with adjustable roll center, extending the industry’s already longest arms to an incredible 112mm in length. They made a new chassis with lowered hinge pin braces, which significantly improved the buggy’s handling. New differentials and rear springs were developed, and since they were such a game changer, Tekno RC made them backward compatible and released them as soon as possible.
The new front end geometry, however, is one of the most revolutionary changes to the 2.1 platform. Tekno RC knew that lengthening the front camber link would improve stability and predictability, but a camber link nearly the length of the arm had never been attempted in a C-hub car before. Tekno RC tried for years and created several prototypes that significantly improved handling but were not durable enough or didn’t provide the desired setup adjustments. It wasn’t until recently that Tekno RC came up with a completely new design that met all of the requirements.
EB48 2.1 FEATURES
- Revised 4mm CNC 7075 Aluminum Hard Anodized Lightened Chassis
- New CNC 7075 LRC Pivot Blocks All Around
- New CNC 7075 Long Link Spindle Carriers
- New NC 7075 Rear Shock Tower w/ Adjustable Wingmount Height
- 3 Fluid Filled Differentials Tuneable to Any Track Condition
- New Longer Rear Arms w/ Outer Steel Sleeves
- New Rear Hubs w/ Adjustable Roll Center
- New Spindles w/ Adjustable Ackerman and Axle Height
- 16mm Bore Extra Long Stroke Shocks Front and Rear
- All Metric Hardware
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