Losi has just updated the legendary 5IVE-T 2.0 BND (Bind-N-Drive). The 1/5-scale off-road giant is powered by a Zenoah G320 32cc pull-start, air-cooled engine that has been built specifically for this truck and features massive torque necessary in handling heavier “Big scale” vehicles like this. It allows these 4WD behemoths to handle like pure adrenaline machines with incredible feel and precision. The updated chassis layout reduces the front drive shaft angle for improved durability and increased 4WD balance and the new rack style bellcrank steering assembly makes for easy Ackermann changes and overall improved steering geometry.
Additional advances include an updated front hood, upgraded brakes, and hard anodized bleeder caps and shock bodies for improved shock performance. Bind-N-Drive is a transmitter-less option for RC enthusiasts who already own a surface transmitter featuring industry-transforming Spektrum 2.4GHz DSMR Technology.
Losi engineers worked relentlessly to get the perfect balance on the 5IVE-T 2.0 by moving the center differential location and providing the best driving feel and balance to the vehicle. Additionally, reducing the “dog bone” angles in the drive train provide better drivability with increased drive pin durability.
The tire and wheels have been redesigned in the 5IVE-T 2.0 for added strength and stiffness. These changes provide a more consistent feel over all kinds of terrain. The new tire tread design and compound have been optimized for maximum racing performance.
Redesigned for a more aggressive look, the new front hood with hood scoop and raised fenders increases wheel clearance. Drivers don’t have to worry about the tires hitting the fender on treacherous tracks.
With the new steering rack and bell cranks, you can create the best feel and handling to your steering. The adjustable Ackermann allows you to refine your steering for more mid and exit corner steering. Additionally, the new servo saver has been redesigned to create less bind under load with a much smoother action, providing a more consistent steering feel.
This short coruse truck features heavy duty brakes originally developed for the Team Losi Racing 5IVE-B. Stamped-steel rotors, combined with the heavy duty plates and pads, provide a sense of confidence and control that let racers drive harder into the turns and come to a stop more quickly. Front-to-rear braking bias can also be fine-tuned for evolving track conditions.
With as much torque as the 5IVE-T generates, the new throttle servo brace eliminates radio tray flex while braking. This added extra rigidity to the servo creates a more precise, consistent brake feel and helps eliminate wear and tear.
The 5IVE-T 2.0 BND comes standard with machined aluminum shock caps with threaded bleeder screws. Bleeder screws allow you to build and rebuild your shocks faster and easier while insuring you have the exact amount of oil in your shocks every time creating consistent rebound.