2019 SOAR Seiki Racing 998E TD1R.2 1/8 Pro E-Buggy Kit  [SSRS9981707-EB]

2019 SOAR Seiki Racing 998E TD1R.2 1/8 Pro E-Buggy Kit [SSRS9981707-EB]

SKU: SSRS9981707-EB

2019 SOAR Seiki Racing 998E TD1R.2 1/8 Pro E-Buggy Kit  [SSRS9981707-EB]

Changes for 2019 TD1R.2 :

  • New chassis plate for more stability and control

  • New shock body retainer o-rings

    ****Body shell is not included ***


5 years in the making, the new 2018 SOAR Seiki 998E TD1R 1/8 ProE-Buggy Kit is here!


 In 2011, SOAR Seiki Racing was formed with 1 goal in mind - to produce the best 1/8th scale R/C buggy in the world that is capable of winning the IFMAR World Championships. In 2014, the first generation of the SOAR 998 buggy was released. After thorough testing in the real world, the 998 was completely revised and the SOAR 998 TD1 was released in 2016. Now for 2018, the very capable 998 TD1 buggy has had another major overhaul, resulting in the 998 TD1R. The TD1R may look the same, but nearly every single part has been redesigned and improved upon for more durability and better performance on the track.



Running changes during 2017 for improved durability on the 998 TD1: 

  • Larger satellite differential gears for more tooth contact, tighter gear mesh, and more consistent diff action
  • Harder plastic front & rear bulkheads to reduce stripping out the screw holes 
  • Softer plastic pill inserts to reduce the chance of cracking and also allow a tighter hinge pin fit for less slop in the suspension 
  • Harder plastic lower A-arms for improved handling and softer plastic A-arms available for cold weather racing 
  • Redesign rear uprights to survive hard impacts and crashes 
  • Redesign front upper arms to survive crashes and hard impacts 
  • Redesigned 7079 aluminum chassis to allow more engine adjustment for proper gear mesh with all engine brands
  • Black anodized lower pillow balls for longer life
  • Redesigned front upper arm outer rod ends and pillow balls for improved strength and suspension movement
  • 2mm Longer rear shock shafts for increased suspension down travel
  • Reshaped shock caps for improved membrane sealing


New parts for 2018:

  • Redesigned HT high traction limited slip differential gear cases for increased acceleration on high traction surfaces

  • 5mm Carbon Fiber short front shock tower to provide an extra 2.5mm of suspension down travel

  • 4mm Carbon Fiber short rear shock tower to provide 3mm of extra suspension travel

  • Hard anodized 7075 aluminum front suspension plates for increased durability

  • Front and rear CVD's for increased traction with universals still used for the center for maximum acceleration

  • Redesigned front steering blocks for increased durability and to allow the use of CVD's or universals

  • Redesigned Carbon Fiber front servo saver support plate to reduce chassis flex and allow an extra 2mm of additional caster adjustment
  • Redesigned Carbon Fiber front upper arm mounting plates for increased strength
  • Unique 1-piece lite weight adjustable wing mount for a lower center of gravity. Allows for standard height, +3mm, and +6mm for additional downforce on loose tracks
  • Small diameter brake caliper bolts with springs for smoother brake pad action and faster release
  • 20mm shock spring collars to allow the use of any 20-22mm diameter shock spring
  • 20mm lower shock spring perches to allow the use of 20mm diameter shock springs
  • 1.6mm/70mm/9T 4.93lbs black front shock springs
  • 1.6mm/86mm/10.75T 3.52lbs black rear shock springs
  • Ultimate shock bladders for constant rebound for a much more consistent shock feel even on the bumpiest tracks
  • Latex shock boots to reduce the chance of tearing 
  • Flat head down stop screws to reduce chassis wear 


Features on the 2018 998 TD1R:

  • 3mm 7079 aluminum chassis
  • Carbon Fiber Shock towers
  • Carbon fiber front support plate
  • Carbon fiber upper arm mounting plates
  • Carbon fiber steering arm plates
  • 7075 adjustable toe/anti-squat suspension plates
  • 7075 ackerman plate
  • Vented steel brake rotors with metallic brake pads
  • DBS fully adjustable pillow ball V2 suspension system with adjustable front camber/caster/toe
  • 7075-T651 16.7mm big-bore shock absorbers
  • 1.2x8 hole tapered shock pistons
  • 1.6mm wire low frequency black coated shock springs
  • 2.3mm front and 2.7mm rear away bars
  • Front and Rear CVD drive shafts
  • Center CVD drive shafts
  • 15/46t pinion/spur gear
  • 13/44t lightweight ring and pinion gears 
  • 8x16 High-Speed rubber sealed ball bearings and 5x11 lightweight pinion gear bearings
  • Pre-Cut V3 lexan body
  • High downforce black plastic wing
  • Full wrap for wing and radio tray
  • 998 decal sheet


Required to complete kit:

Tools for assembly

Servos and aluminum servo arms 

Radio, batteries, and electronics

Motor and ESC

Tires and wheels

Paint for body