Team Associated has a new on-road car for your bashing pleasure, an Apex Scion Racing FR-S GReddy edition touring car. The Scion is part of Associated’s affordable Qualifier Series and comes RTR with brushless power.
Set on the Apex 4wd platform, a highly detailed body has the racy look of the full scale version. Under the hood you’ll find waterproof electronics, a 2.4GHz radio system, and a Reedy 3300kV brushless motor.
* High traction racing tires and detailed brake components
* Metal gear servo
* Includes Reedy 6-cell NiMH and wall charger
* CVA front and rear axles
* All metal gears in transmission
* Full bearing set
The part number for the Associated Scion is #30113 and it is set for a September release date. Click Here for full details over on the official Associated website.
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Associated Apex Scion Gallery
The guys over at Team Associated have shot out a press release to let everyone know about the B44.3 buggy kit. The B44 series of 4wd buggies have been quite popular among the racing crowd, the latest version has received more updates to make it better than ever.
The biggest news on the B44.3 is its aluminum chassis. The hard anodized chassis helps to lower the center of gravity and to increase durability. Mounted on the chassis are a new floating motor and servo mount. The molded battery trays are also new and allow the use of saddle or shorty packs.
The part number is #9063 and you can find full details at This Link over on the official Team Associated website.
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Team Associated B44.3 Gallery
Ever land really hard on the rear of your buggy and destroy the motor in your 10th scale buggy? If you are anything like us, then you’ve busted up more motors that way than you care to remember. There is a way to protect the rear of your buggy (and motor), by simply installing a bumper.
The crew over at T-Bone Racing are experts at making bumpers and their latest is a Rear Bumper for the Associated RC10B5. They make the bumpers out of tough nylon and it comes with their lifetime warranty to back it up. The rear bumper for the B5 is also set up to be used with the TBR #B222 wheelie bar. Adding the wheelie bar is perfect for all you guys running crazy power and can’t keep the front of your buggy on the ground.
The part number for the bumper is #11143, it is street priced at $12 (and you can add the wheelie bar for an extra $17), and they are shipping right now. Get more details by hitting up This Link over on TBR’s official website.
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TBR Associated B5 Rear Bumper Gallery
For all you guys running big power in your Associated SC10 or T4, the crew over at MIP have announced their new Pucks Shiny Drive System for your truck. This set includes a ball diff, but more importantly, includes MIP Pucks for the drive shafts. The Puck system helps keep your drivetrain fresh by not constantly wearing out the outdrives, as well as helping to produce quicker acceleration.
The part number is #14215, the street price is $95, and you can get more details at This Link over on MIP’s website.
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Team Associated shows it’s never to late to join the party with their new ProRally 4wd Brushless RTR. Part of their bashing oriented Qualifier Series, the ProRally comes fully assembled sporting RockStar Energy livery in a choice of two different colors. Some of the ProRally’s features include-
* 550 sized, 3500kV Reedy brushless motor
* 7 cell NiMH Reedy pack
* Water resistant electronics
* Gear diffs front & rear
* Slipper clutch
* Full bearing set and metric hardware
The part number for the ProRally is #7070, it should be price just over $300, and it has a June release date. For all the details simply hit up This Link over on the Associated website.
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Associated ProRally Gallery
While the Associated B5 may be intended for the racetrack, that doesn’t keep people from bashing them. For all you people that bash the B5 hard, T-Bone Racing has produced a new Pro Series Front Chassis Brace Bumper. The chassis brace was designed to not only protect the front of the buggy, but to also strengthen it and keep it from snapping during those extreme bashing sessions.
The TBR chassis brace is made from .096 nylon and mounts with 6 screws, two of which must be drilled into the chassis of the B5. The drill bit is supplied and once the chassis brace is mounted your B5 will be ready for some serious bashing (or slamming the pipes at your favorite track).
The part number for the TBR bumper is #11142, it has a street price of $15, they are available right now, and just Click This Link to get more information over on the TBR website.
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TBR Associated B5 Chassis Brace Bumper
We’ve used the MIP Bypass1 shock pistons in a variety of vehicles with good results, now they are available for the Associated B5 and B5M. If you aren’t familiar with the Bypass1 pistons, they give you many more tuning options than normal pistons. Most normal pistons yield the same rebound and compression damping, while the MIP pistons allow for a heavier compression damping than the rebound.
The part number is #14220, they are priced at $32, and you can get complete information over on the official MIP Website.
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It isn’t unusual now days to see 2wd buggy racers switching between mid-motor and rear motor configurations before deciding which one to race for the day. Now Associated makes it easier for their drivers by offering Conversion Kits for the RC10B5 and B5M. The kits come with everything you need to make the switch and they save you some bucks from buying all the pieces separately.
The part number for the B5 to B5M conversion is #91539 with a street price of $95, while the part number to go from a B5M to a B5 rear motor is #91539 and is priced at $59. Both are expected to ship in late May and you can get complete details by simply hitting This Link.
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Associated B5 Conversion Kit
Team Associated has a new Setup Mat that should come in handy while fixing or setting up your rc. The Associated pit mat is waterproof and fairly large in size at 16″ x 20″. The part number is #SP29, it has a street price of $19, and it is only available from RC10.com.
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RePlay has announced a new Action Camera to capture all those crazy bashing antics of yours, the XD1080 Mini. The 1080 Mini comes in the ultra small XD720 chassis (24 x 85mm), yet can record in full 1080p at 30 frames per second. When recording in 720 it can do 60 frames per second and it comes with 3 different mounting bases, making it easy to install in your rig.
The part number is #RP004, it hits the streets at $199, and they are available right now. For more information simply Click This Link over on the official Associated website.
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The crew over at Pro-Line have released a teaser shot of their upcoming Phantom body for the Team Associated B5. Cab-forward design is all the rage in racing circles for better handling, but unlike other designs, the Phantom maintains a nice look with its flat roofline and flowing panels. More information on the Phantom B5 is coming soon, until then hit up the Official Pro-Line Website to check out all their fine products.
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If you are looking to upgrade your Associated RC10 Classic but still want the retro look, RDRP has a Fiberglass Option Part Set for you. The set includes upgraded towers, battery plate, and transmission plate, and because they are made out of white fiberglass, they retain a period appropriate look.
The RDRP upgrade parts fit without modification and they work on all RC10 Classic, original RC10, and RC10 buggies with Stealth transmissions.
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Team Associated has made it official, they are re-releasing the RC10 World’s Car. The World’s Car will come in kit form and is sure to bring back many a good memory for those of you who spent countless hours at the track driving the original.
The part number for the World’s Car is #6002, it should have a street price of around $270, and it is expect to hit hobby shops sometime in April. For more information on everything Associated hit This Link for their official website.
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