The Team Losi Racing® 22™ 5.0 SR buggy picks up right where the 22 4.0 SR left off and is the next evolution of the 22 2WD buggy platform. The 22 5.0 SR specifically optimized for dirt and clay tracks in the spec racing classes.
- LIGHTWEIGHT 2.0MM HARD-ANODIZED 7075 T-6 ALUMINUM CHASSIS
- VLA (VARIABLE LENGTH ARM) FRONT SUSPENSION
- 3-GEAR LAYDOWN TRANSMISSION
- TLR DDS (DIRECT DRIVE SYSTEM)
- G3 12MM BIG-BORE SHOCKS
- POLISHED SHOCK SHAFTS AND HINGE PINS
- COMPOSITE BLEEDER CAPS
- ADJUSTABLE REAR PIVOTS FOR TOE AND ANTI-SQUAT
- ADJUSTABLE ALUMINUM REAR CAMBER BLOCK
- ALL NEW STEERING GEOMETRY, WITH IMPROVED ACKERMANN
- BALLAST TUNING OPTIONS
- SPINDLE WITH ADJUSTABLE TRAIL AND ACKERMANN
- REAR HUB WITH ALUMINUM PLATE
- 68MM DRIVESHAFTS
- VERSATILE BATTERY HOLD DOWN
- SCREW MOUNTED REAR WING
- SOFT MUD GUARDS
- BUILT-IN COOLING FAN MOUNT
- FRONT WING INCLUDED
- NARROW IDLER AND DIFF GEARS
- LIGHTWEIGHT22 5.0 BODY
Improved SR Drivetrain
The innovative 22 SR differentials with the aluminum diff assembly and composite outdrive provide the easiest to maintain and lightest diff system. For the 5.0 SR, we’ve replaced the composite outdrive rings with longer CNC machined aluminum rings to improve the outdrive durability for today’s ultra-high grip clay tracks.
Direct Drive System
Included is TLR's innovative and maximized Direct Drive System (DDS) with an ultra-light and short layshaft, aluminum spur gear hubs, and a 72T molded spur gear. By eliminating the slipper assembly, several grams of rotating mass are removed, and there is no power lost with the motor driving the spur but not the transmission.
Revamped Steering Geometry
The 22 5.0 is the best driving 2WD buggy Team Losi Racing has ever created and the biggest improvement comes from the steering geometry. Increasing the length of the steering bell cranks and spindle arms, along with changes to the Ackermann angle give the 22 5.0 a significantly smoother steering feel, especially off-center and high speed.
Gen3 12mm Big Bore Shocks
The Gen3 shocks have been completely revamped and improved. The main improvement comes from changing to a 3.0mm shock shaft diameter. Screw mounted pistons, new molded shock caps, thinner shock collar give 3mm more spring adjustment, locking eyelets and spring cups, -3mm, 0mm and 4mm spring cups, new shock end balls, standard and +2mm length eyelets.
2.0mm Milled Aluminum Chassis
Changing from the 2.5mm thick chassis plate, the 22 5.0 has been improved with a 2.0mm thick chassis plate. The thinner chassis
provides more flex and grip, making the 22 5.0 easier to drive and less prone to flipping, as well as absorbing bumps and round
landings far better.
Fully Updated Ball Differential
Using all of the revised components from the 22 2.0 ball differential, the 22 5.0 diff delivers super-smooth, long-lasting performance. New improvements include a larger diameter diff screw, harder, longer lasting thrust washers, and a stiffer diff spring for improved durability and thrust assembly life.
Lightweight 22 5.0 Body
Maintaining the excellent balance, grip, and stability of the 22 4.0 body with a similar styling, the 22 5.0 Lightweight (LW) body is
pulled from 0.7mm PC plate to keep the center of gravity (CG) low, and the static weight even lower. As with all TLR bodies, the
body will be precut in the kit.
TLR Front Wing Included
With the higher speed, higher grip tracks of today, a front wing will increase steering in high speed turns and on power, while making
the steering on entry smoother - the best of all worlds. And, it’s included in the kit.
TLR Kits still include a full set of fluorescent yellow wheels to get racers on the track quickly. The 22 5.0 does include the new
Stiffezel front wheels which provide more consistent front grip, and more steering in high load turns.
All Metric Hardware
Using all metric hardware make it easy to find replacement screws, nuts and washers, and helps to limit the number to tools required
in the toolbox.
Diff Height Adjustment
The 22 4.0 included diff height adjustments including 0 and +3.5mm settings. The 22 5.0 SR includes 0 and +1mm heights to optimize bone angle and bone plunge for different grip levels on clay. +1.75mm, +2.5mm and +3.5mm diff inserts will also be available.
Front Roll Center Adjustment
The 22 5.0 includes the standard Low Roll Center (LRC) front pivot with kick shim in the kit and offers the optional High Roll Center (HRC) front pivot separately. A new 1mm thick kick shim is also included. Now, racers can run the Super Low Roll, Low Roll, Medium Roll, or High Roll Centers, or High Roll Center, with a 3mm adjustment window
All New Front Camber Block
The new front camber block adds a third camber link option between the tradition inside and outside holes. The new position provides the best balance of steering and stability in many conditions, and allows the 22 5.0 to be more dialed-in on different grip levels.
All New Battery Hold Down
The 22 5.0 boasts a versatile and easy to use battery hold down system. The battery cradles key into the mudguards for five fixed, and easy to replicate, battery positions. The battery is then held down with elastomer straps on each end that can stretch to fit any height shorty battery and any weight plates under it. Swapping batteries is a breeze.
Optimized Composites, Stiffezel
The balance and consistency of the 22 5.0 can be tuned using different composite materials in key parts throughout the vehicle. The kit included the parts the race team prefers: Stiffezel front suspension arms, standard rear suspension arms, soft mudguards, and standard waterfall.
Adjustable Rear Shock Location
The rear shock tower can be flipped for a forward or rearward bias. This means the Gen3 rear shocks can be mounted in front of the rear tower and suspension arm, or in the traditional location on the back of the arm. This is a popular tuning option for high-grip surfaces that increases forward weight bias, rear end stability, and landing ability.
Aluminum-Plate Rear Hub
The molded-composite hub base allows a bearing to be press fit without play and minimal un-sprung weight. An aluminum plate is secured to the hub with an M3 screw and ball stud which is vertically adjustable. Now the ball stud is supported by aluminum from pushing or pulling out, while still threading into composite so it won’t work loose.
Ballast Tuning Options
Optional brass ballast weighs can be mounted under the battery and under the laydown transmission idler. This makes it easy to tune the static weight and weight bias for changing track conditions. When running a higher static weight, the chassis will become more neutral and easier to drive on ultra-high-grip surfaces.
TLR 6.5” Rear Wing
Pulled from ultra-durable 1.2mm polycarbonate, the TLR 6.5” rear wing isn’t new for the 5.0. Instead, this wing has proven itself as the longest lasting and most stable rear wing available for 1/10 2wd buggies over the past few years - and it comes in the kit.
Built-In Motor Fan Mount
The prevalence of spec racing has led to the need for many racers to run motor fans to keep temperatures lower. Rather than an aluminum mount, or double-sided tape, the 22 5.0 includes a molded fan mount secured to the mudguard for easy and dependable fan mounting.
Narrow Idler and Diff Gears
To reduce weight and friction in the driveline, the 22 5.0 idler gear and main diff gear have both been CNC machined to be substantially narrower. The impact on the track is noticeable with quicker acceleration and less drag at top speeds.
The laydown 3-gear transmission moves the motor forward by 20mm+ to a more centralized location. The benefit is a chassis that drives much flatter and carries more corner speed.
2mm Milled Plate, 7075-T6 Aluminum
Lower A-Arm, Upper Adjustable Link
22 Dish, 12mm Hex Wheel Type
Motor or Engine:
Motor (not included)
2.2 in (56mm) Diameter
12mm Big Bore, Oil Filled
22 5.0 Cab Forward, 0.7mm LW
Full Rubber Sealed Ball Bearings
Is Assembly Required:
- Electronic Speed Control
- Radio System
- 48 Pitch Pinion Gear
- 22 5.0, Editable Setup Sheet
- 22 5.0 DC & SR, Kit Setup
- 22 5.0 DC, Dakotah Phend, CRCRC Champion, 01/2019
- 22 5.0 DC, Aaron Kothman, CRCRC, 01/2019
- 22 5.0 DC, Frank Root, JBRL Rainmans, 01/2019
- 22 5.0 DC, Frank Root, Standard, 01/2019
- 22 5.0 SR, Victor Vasquez, US Buggy Champs @ Trackside, 04/2019
- 22 5.0 SR, Sammy Moran, Clubbin' @ Coyote Hobbies, 07/2019
- 22 5.0 SR, Randy Locken, Clubbin' @ Hobby Action, 07/2019