HB Racing D8T Tessmann Edition - The Ultimate Racing Truggy
Ty Tessmann has been hard at work racing and improving the D8T over the past couple of years, and we're proud to announce the D8T Tessmann Edition! With the help of 'Team Tessmann' (dad Gord and mother Leann), Ty has steadily updated and refined the D8T to make it almost a whole new truck.
With a huge number of racing tweaks to make it win at the highest level, Ty has made the D8T his own, and along the way has claimed major wins and A-main results with his D8T Tessmann Edition, including The Dirt Nitro Challenge and the Pro-Line Dual! The D8T Tessmann Edition is fully refined to be faster than anything else available, more durable than ever and with better grip all around - it'll help you tame any track you take it to!
This is the only truggy to bear Ty's name, so you are guaranteed a kit with not just a winning pedigree, but with Ty's own personal touches: his choices of upgrades and improvements, his selection of tuning adjustments and his own stamp of approval.
The same truck that Ty uses to dominate race tracks around the world can now be yours! Ty (and the rest of Team Tessmann) not included.
Top results for Ty and his D8T:
2014 ROAR Nationals: Vice Champion
2014 The Dirt Nitro Challenge Truggy Champion
2014 Pro-Line Dual Champion
2013 ROAR Nationals Champion
2013 The Dirt Nitro Challenge Truggy Champion
2012 ROAR Nationals Champion
2012 The Dirt Nitro Challenge Truggy Champion
A Winning Record
Ty has been racking up the wins and podium results with his D8T ever since he took the wheel with it. Lately he's been on a mission to win, posting massively impressive results and backing up previous victories, showing that far from the D8T showing its age, it's only just hitting its stride...
Packed with Race-Winning Suspension Updates
The front end features billet aluminum CNC hubs and steering blocks. The hubs have hinge pin inserts for increased durability and easy geometry changes, and the steering blocks have larger bearings for smoother running and extra toughness. The steering blocks are fitted with carbon fiber steering arms, which can be swapped for a range of option arms to adjust the Ackermann for pinpoint steering. New lightweight pillow balls are also used throughout the truck to make the D8T TE more responsive than ever. Even the steering servo saver has a dust boot now to reduce maintenance requirements.
New shock towers front and rear are machined from carbon fiber, using Ty's own suspension geometry, and longer-stroke shocks provide increased suspension travel for vastly improved grip in the corners. The shocks also feature shaft guards and boots for protection from impacts and more time between rebuilds. At the rear, the arm mounts are brand new and feature hinge pin inserts for increased durability and easy geometry changes. The rear hubs are also new, machined from billet aluminum and featuring hinge pin inserts. Sway bars front and rear help cornering on high-speed tracks.
Carbon Fiber Shock Towers
All-new carbon fiber shock towers are included to lower the weight and center of gravity of the truck. The shock mounting positions come from months of testing by Ty to find the best tuning positions for each pair of shocks.
Aluminum Uprights, Knuckles and CF Steering Blocks
All-new D8T-specific front uprights and steering arms are included, which dramatically increase the strength of the truck. Interchangeable carbon fiber steering blocks let you fine-tune the Ackermann (steering) of the truck for your driving style and traction.
Brand New Aluminum Rear Uprights and CVDs
New D8T-specific rear uprights are also included, with lightweight aluminum axles and all-new CVD axles with extra pin holes and rubber boots to extend the maintenance period and give you more useful life from each CVD set.
Tuning Sway Bars Included
The kit includes a set of front & rear sway bars so you can dial in your truggy to all track conditions - extra sway bars are available for extra tuning ability.
The drivetrain has also been lightened with new lightweight diffs and lightweight spur gear for quicker acceleration response, plus a new center rear CVD and longer rear CVDs get the power from the engine to the wheels more efficiently. All the CVDs feature captured pins as well as dust boots for less rebuilding time, plus extra pin holes for a longer useful racing life. A one-piece CNC engine mount holds the engine in place on the 4mm thick 7075 chassis.
These changes aren't simple updates that involve tossing in something from the parts bin – the D8T Tessmann Edition is crammed full of brand new parts that were designed especially for this truck. With a focus on performance, reliability and speed, the new D8T Tessmann Edition is a racing kit designed to do one thing: win.
Many thanks to NeoBuggy for letting us use their excellent video footage of Ty!
Pro-Line Bulldog Body and Upgrade RC Vortex Wing Included
The truck is topped with Ty's body of choice: the Pro-Line Bulldog, an aggressively styled, cab-forward racing body designed for ultimate racing performance.
Upgrade RC provides the Vortex racing wing that is fitted at the rear to add even more style and rear downforce, making the truck controllable in mid-flight and giving it max rear grip.
- Championship-winning HB D8T truggy developed by Ty Tessmann
- Carbon fiber shock towers front and rear with Ty Tessmann-developed suspension geometry
- Aluminum front hub carriers and caster blocks
- New rear arm mounts with hinge pin inserts
- CNC aluminum front and rear hubs with hinge pin inserts
- CNC aluminum steering blocks with larger bearings
- Adjustable Ackermann via replaceable CF steering block arms
- Longer stroke 16mm Big Bore shocks for increased suspension travel
- Lightweight aluminum pivot balls throughout
- CNC aluminum one-piece engine mount
- Lightweight diffs and spur gear
- Servo saver dust boot protector
- Captured CVD pins with CVD boots and multiple pin holes
- New longer rear CVD bones
- Revised center rear CVD
- Lightweight aluminum CVD axles
- 150cc fuel tank with clunk
- Pro-Line Bulldog body
- Upgrade R/C Vortex Wing
Many thanks to Phil at NeoBuggy for the use of the video/images!
#113391 HB D8T Ty Tessmann Edition
1/8th scale racing truggy kit with no electronics, engine, wheels or tires
Specification may be subject to change