Since the release of the original ET48 in December of 2013, we have
been continually improving our products. Over the years we
have tested hundreds of parts, released dozens of meaningful options,
and we have improved the overall setup of the ET48. The
original ET48 was a huge improvement on the truggy platform in general
and has enjoyed incredible success around the world. Now
it’s time to introduce the ET48.3 – the new
standard in the 1/8th Electric Truggy class.
New rear hubs (TKR5199) allow the option of using the stock CV axles or
upcoming universal driveshafts. We now also offer the rear
hubs in aluminum as an option (TKR5199A). At the front of the
vehicle are new trailing steering spindles (TKR5193) and spindle
carriers (TKR5194). The trailing components vastly improve
high speed bump handling in addition to smoothing out the steering
response. The vehicle initiates turns more predictably and
finishes corners better than ever before. Larger bearings are
now fitted to the front spindles for improved durability. The
spindles will also accommodate the upcoming universal driveshafts.
The V2 hinge pin braces (TKR5161, TKR5162, TKR5163, TKR5164, TKR5165)
have found their way into the new kit. They provide more
adjustability than ever before. For example, changing the
roll centers at the hinge pin is now an easy task and allows you to set
up the vehicle for any conditions. Front arm sweep, kick-up, rear
anti-squat, and rear toe are all adjustable.
Our low profile wing mount (TKR5181) is included to lower the CG of the
whole vehicle. A revised front bumper (TKR5166) increases
front ground clearance. Straight camber link rod ends
(TKR5187) were produced to improve consistency in corners.
Maintenance is easier with the addition of the split center
differential mount (TKR5260, TKR5263). Clamping spring perches
(TKR6140) and new shock boots (TKR6144, TKR6145) are also included to
keep the shocks clean, smooth, and trouble free.
Finally, the box setup has been tuned by some of the best drivers in
the world to give our customers a vehicle that they can confidently
drive in most conditions. With the extensive list of
adjustments and improvements, it is easier than ever to tune the
vehicle to your driving style and track conditions.
ET48.3 New Features:
New trailing front spindles and spindle
New V2 hinge pin braces and inserts
New clamping spring perches with
captured shock boots
New rear hubs
Low profile wing mount
Revised bumper for increased ground
New split center differential mount
New straight turnbuckle rod ends
New tapered aluminum front center
New easily adjustable droop screws
Revised shock standoffs for easier droop
Updated setup sheet for improved handling
Designed to be electric from the ground
up – no nitro conversions here!
4mm CNC 7075 aluminum hard anodized
Super narrow chassis layout –
widest point is only 125mm (less than 5”)
Class leading front and rear clearance
(short chassis overhang) provides better bump handling and jump landing.
Integrated battery tray/mud guard,
battery is sunken into chassis for a super low COG.
Adjustable, LCG lightweight wing mount.
Integrated electronics tray/mud guard
for easy removal of electronics.
Spacious, enclosed, easy access radio
box with integrated transponder mount.
Single pack configuration is better
balanced, lighter weight, and makes battery changes easier. Battery
tray accommodate 2x2s packs.
Adjustable chassis brace system for fine
tuning flex with front, center, and rear braces.
2-piece CNC aluminum motor mount with
precision dual clamping gear mesh adjustment.
Split center diff mount for easy
Lightweight direct-to-diff mount design.
Uses standard MOD 1 pinion gears
Differentials and Drivetrain:
3 fluid filled adjustable super
Less rotating mass = better acceleration.
Lightened outdrives and diff couplers
Aluminum tapered aluminum center
Angled rear gearbox with large bearings
Straight center driveline for maximum
efficiency and minimal wear.
CV driveshafts with captured pins on all
Super smooth 16mm big bore shocks.
6mm front, 5mm rear CNC 7075 aluminum
gun metal anodized shock towers are standard.
Fully adjustable long travel suspension
geometry maximizes stability and traction while providing superior
cornering and on-power steering.
CNC threaded shock bodies, caps,
cartridge caps, and adjustment nuts.
4mm hardened steel polished shafts.
New clamping spring perches with
captured shock boots.
Triple guide design for true consistent
Options for vented cap, emulsion, or
standard shock configurations.
Optional springs and sway bars are
Suspension and Steering:
Adjustable front arm sweep and angle to
make the car more aggressive (swept forward), or easier to drive (swept
steering posts provide ‘0 bump’ geometry with
almost ‘0 steering slop’.
Adjustable CNC 7075 hinge pin braces are
4mm inner, 3.5mm outer hinge pins,
polished for smooth action.
Adjustable Ackerman and bump-steer (bump
in, 0 bump, bump out).
CNC aluminum Ackerman plate rides on 4
Adjustable steering stops for precise
steering travel settings.
High downforce wing included.
Easily adjust anti-squat, rear toe,
front arm angle, front arm sweep, roll center, toe, camber, wheelbase,
rear arm length, Ackerman, bump steer, suspension geometry out of the
Full set of option parts available.
Extremely easy to work on with minimal
All metric hex hardware.
Width: 416-420*mm (*optional
Weight: 4000g (9.0lb) (weight
varies with equipment and battery used)
Diff Ratio: F/R –
9/40t, Center – 44t
Battery tray dimensions: 50x148mm (2x2s
or 1x4s config)
Needed to complete:
2/3 channel radio/transmitter
1/8 Scale ESC and motor
High torque steering servo (at least 300
oz/in of torque), optional brake servo
Pinion or Traktion Drive /
4-6s LiPo battery
1/8th scale truggy tires, wheels
& CA glue
Paint for body
Hex tools (1.5, 2.0, 2.5mm), pliers,