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    This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 10 November, 2016.

    TLR 22 3.0 Spec-Racer Mid Mount 2WD Buggy Kit

    Price:   $349.00 $469.00

The 22 3.0 SPEC-Racer kit gives you everything you need to build a race-winning, spec-class buggy that comes in under 1499 grams without sacrificing any of the 22 platform’s legendary performance or requiring expensive aftermarket parts.
  • Weighs in under 1500grams
  • Performance Lightened Drivetrain
  • Direct Drive System (DDS)
  • Aluminium CVA Driveshafts
  • Crosswise Battery Mounting
  • 7075 ­T6 lightened aluminium chassis and front axles
  • 3-Gear Performance Transmission
  • Big Bore 12mm GEN II Shocks

The award-winning 22 3.0 buggy has set the standard for peak performance in modified 2WD racing. The 22 3.0 SPEC-Racer kit does the exact same thing for the spec class. Every part has been examined and, where necessary, optimized to give you a spec racer that can dominate the competition, right out of the box.

Weighs in Under 1499 Grams

No expensive aftermarket parts are required to meet the minimum ROAR weight. Extra pockets milled into the chassis, along an assortment of lightweight parts, allow the 22™ 3.0 SPEC-Racer to be built using kit hardware and still weigh in under 1499 grams with all electronics installed. This gives racers the freedom to meet the ROAR minimum by using bigger, more powerful batteries or strategically adding ballast to maximize performance.

Lightweight Drivetrain

Major weight savings in the drivetrain let racers extract more effective torque and top speed from stock motors. The innovative ball differential, with its aluminum hub and composite outdrives, is 12.7g lighter than the stock diff. The TLR® Direct Drive System weighs 9.3g less than a slipper assembly, and the aluminum driveshafts with lightened axles are 7.8g lighter than the stock steel CVAs. It all adds up to 29.8 grams of weight saved in the drivetrain alone.

Ultra Lightweight Body

The included body has the same cab-forward lines as the original 22 3.0 body but is made of lighter 0.5mm polycarbonate. This gives the buggy all the aerodynamic benefits of the original while saving over 20 grams of weight and lowering roll center at the same time.

Lightweight Motor Plate

A smaller motor plate designed specifically for the smaller spur gear sizes used in Spec-Class racing is included. It is CNC machined from 7075-T6 aluminum and paired with a polycarbonate gear cover to give racers the lightest and tidiest motor plate setup available.

Proven 22 3.0 Platform Features

The real genius in the 22 3.0 SPEC-Racer’s design is that team engineers were able to shave weight without sacrificing any of the most important features that make the standard 22 3.0 buggy such a dominating force in its class. These include the VLA front suspension geometry, revised motor location, transverse battery mounting, 2mm wider rear pivot, revised rear shock locations and more.


15 in (382mm)
9.8 in (250mm)
5.8 in (148mm)
11.0 in (280mm)
52.4 oz (1485g) (track ready)
2.5mm Milled Plate, 7075-T6 Aluminum
Lower A-Arm, Upper Adjustable Link
Gear Pitch
Wheel Size
2.2 in (56mm)
Shock Type
12mm Big Bore, Oil Filled
22 3.0 Ultra Light Weight (0.5mm) Cab Forward, with optional Rear Fin
Ball Bearings
Full Rubber Seal Ball Bearings
Recommended Environment
Assembly Time
3-5 Hours
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