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8IGHT-XE Elite Race Kit: 1/8 4WD Electric Buggy

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Available For: $699.99*
Retail Price: $779.99
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The new Team Losi Racing® 8IGHT-XE ELITE buggy builds on the championship-winning heritage of its predecessors with updates to the suspension geometry and drivetrain as well as the chassis layout that make it both easier to drive and tougher to beat.

Chassis Call-Out

  1. Improved Suspension Geometry
  2. Adjustable Suspension Arms
  3. Wide Chassis Layout
  4. Larger Pinion Bearing
  5. Aluminum Front Brace
  6. Updated Chassis Side Guards
  7. Aluminum Motor Mount
  8. Adjustable 17.5 Degree Castor Blocks
  9. Bleeder Shock Caps
  10. Updated Rear CVAs
  11. Redesigned Steering Rack
  12. Redesigned “Black” Shock Towers
  13. Easy Diff Access
  14. Improved Sway Bar System
  15. Equalized Driveline
  16. Updated Radio Tray
  17. Optimized Shocks
  18. Carbon Center Diff Brace
  19. Lightweight Battery Mount
  20. Cab Forward Style Body


Pro Level Race Ready

Included option parts are carbon center diff brace, 3.5mm shock shafts, aluminum front brace, front universals, 10mm wing riser, wider hexes, new pistons, carbon fiber arm inserts, poly-carbonate wing, and updated rear CVA axle.

7075 3mm Aluminum Chassis

A new ELITE chassis that moves weight forward and decreases wheelbase is included to give the car more overall grip. Chassis width has been increased from the 4.0 to X to aid in stability and give the buggy a more neutral feel.

Updated rear CVAs

The 8IGHT XE ELITE will include rear CVAs with an updated axle and shaft providing more overall rear grip to the car and better tracking through the bumpy conditions.

Front Universals included

The 8IGHT XE ELITE will includes updated universals for the front which makes the car smoother existing turns and aids in the flow in bumpy track conditions.

Aluminum Front Brace

The 8IGHT XE ELITE includes an updated aluminum front brace that provides smoother steering response.

+1 Hexes

Updated +1mm width hexes are included for the rear of the 8IGHT XE ELITE to add stability in high speed turns.

Two Wings and Wing Riser

The 8IGHT XE ELITE includes updates to both the IFMAR wing as well as our polycarbonate wing. We also include a 10mm wing riser for added rear grip.

New Aluminum Motor Mount

Lightweight and durable motor mount that aids in heat dissipation and is easy to adjust for quick gearing changes. The motor is now mounted to the chassis rather than hanging off the center diff for added durability.

Steering Rack

The steering rack allows more ackerman adjustments and an improved servo saver to eliminate bellcrank bind during high loads.

Bleeder Shock Caps

Updated machined aluminum shock caps with threaded bleeder holes for easy and consistent bleeding of oil. New bladders are also included for better bump handling.

Suspension Arms

Webbing added between inner mounting tabs to ensure hinge pin fitment. Mold updated to increase strength. Suspension arms have been designed to accept stiffener plates that will allow racers to tune the flex of the suspension. The Elite kit will include both molded plates and carbon plates.

Shock Towers

The 8IGHT XE ELITE now includes black anodized machined 7075-T6 aluminum shock towers with updated camber link holes previously included with the 8XE.

Better Diff Access

The front and rear diff case have been altered to allow easier access to the differentials without removing the bulkheads from the vehicle. The front diff case has been updated to allow better fitment of the front arms while the rear case has been updated to increase the strength of the area holding the shock tower.

Optimized Shocks

The 8IGHT XE ELITE shocks are optimized and lightened to decrease the center of gravity and lower the weight of the car as well as offer the use of both 3.5mm and 4.0mm shock shafts.

Cab Forward Style Body

A cab forward design helps with overall down force, which improves steering and overall stability. Cut lines have been updated for ease of installation and changing of settings.

Equalized Driveline

The center drive shaft angles have been modified so they are equal front to rear allowing for a more 4WD feel to the vehicle.

Improved Suspension Geometry

The 8IGHT XE ELITE suspension geometry has been completely revamped making a car that is fast, nimble, and easy to drive. This includes a myriad of updates including longer front and rear arms, wider front pivot with less scrub radius, narrower rear pivot, and updated hub offset.

Larger Pinion Bearing

The pinion bearing size inside the front and rear gear boxes has been increased for added durability.

Adjustable Caster Blocks

17.5 degree caster blocks are included that allow the height of the spindle to be adjusted up and down for more or less high-speed stability.

Sway Bar System

Sway bar system that has collars that eliminate side to side play to provide a more consistent suspension package.

Chassis Side Guards

The chassis side guards have an improved fit onto the chassis.

Rear Mud Guards

The 8IGHT XE ELITE comes standard with rear axle mud guards. These guards not only protect your rear axles and bearings from damage during rough and wet conditions, they also keep your axles running smooth and precise in all conditions.

Lightweight Battery Mounting System

The 8IGHT XE ELITE features a newly designed battery mounting system that not only saves weight, but it also makes battery installation and removal quick and easy.

Product Specifications

Race Buggy
19.6" (498 mm)
12.1" (307 mm)
7.1" (180 mm)
Ground Clearance:
12.8 - 13 in (326 - 329mm)
0.12" (3mm) 7075 aluminum
Gear Pitch:
Shock Type:
Aluminum body, oil-filled
8XE Unpainted
Ball Bearings:
Assembly Time:
3-5 Hours
Is Assembly Required:

Needed to Complete

• Motor
• Electronic Speed Control
• Servo
• Radio System
• LiPo Battery
• LiPo Compatible Charger
• Paint
• Tools
• CA Glue

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