Electric is missing two big things that nitro has- 1. the smell, and 2. the sound. While Associated’s new ESS-One Engine Sound System might not provide that glorious nitro smell, it should be dialed to bring realistic sound to your electric powered rc car.
The ESS-One was designed to be easy to install in nearly any rc vehicle. It also comes loaded with 25 different engine sounds, as well as 20+ auxiliary sounds like turbo, sirens, and horns. Think of the fun you can have down at your local track by beeping the horn as you blow by someone on the main straight, or hitting the siren as you hunt down the guy that just hacked you.
The sound system is street priced at $99, has a part number of #29260, and they are shipping right now. Get more details at This Link over on Associated’s website.
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Associated Sound System
Not every Team Associated B5 that comes off the assembly line will end up in the A final at the IFMAR World Championships. In fact, most get used for general bashing around the neighborhood. When you bash around the cul-de-sac looking good can mean just as much as how fast your buggy is.
If you’ve got a new B5 and are looking to impress the neighbors, the crew at Boom Racing have announced a bunch of new Aluminum Upgrade Parts. These parts are available in up to 6 different colors to perfectly suit your own style. The high-zoot Boom Racing aluminum parts that are available for the B5 include- front & rear knuckles, front c-hubs, front & rear towers, front & rear arms, battery strap, body post, and front top plate. To get more information on all the parts available simply hit up This Link over on the Asiatees Hobbies website.
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The latest car from Team Associated is a Scion Racing tC RTR that is part of their Apex series. The AE Scion tC comes with brushless power and a body modeled after Fredric Aasbo’s Hankook Racing Scion tC. Some of its other features include-
* 1/10th scale 4wd
* High grip tires on 5 spoke wheels
* 3300kV Reedy brushless motor
* Water resistant electronics
* Comes with Reedy NiMH battery and wall charger
* Sealed diffs with metal gears
The part number on the Scion is #30114 and you can Click Here for full details.
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Associated Scion tC Gallery
The Associated Apex GReddy Scion has been out for a while now, but yesterday Associated announced that it will also be available in a Drift Version. This is part of their Apex Series, an affordable line of RTR vehicles.
The Drift GReddy Scion comes with all the same features of the older car but includes hard drift tires so you can get your sideways action on.
* Scion Racing FR-2 Rocket Bunny body
* Detailed brake components
* Reedy 3300kV brushless motor
* XP 2.4GHz radio system w/ metal gear servo
* Includes Reedy 6 cell NiMH battery and wall charger
* All metal gear transmission
The part number is #30113D, they are street priced at $289, and they are expected to hit hobby shops in late October. THIS is the link you want for more details over on the Associated website.
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The folks over at STRC make some of the trickest, best fitting aluminum upgrades on the market. Recently they announced a slew of black anodized parts for the Associated B5/B5M. These are much stronger than the stock parts and help give your buggy that cool murdered out look. The parts include-
* STC91428BK – Heatsink Aluminum Motor Plate – $13
* STC91414BK – Aluminum Rear Hub Carriers – $30
* STC91398BK – Aluminum HD Front Hinge-pin Brace – $7
* STC91445BK – Aluminum Upper Shock Mount Bushings (4 pcs) – $11
* STC91364BK – Aluminum Bulkhead (25 Deg.) – $17
* STC91518BK – Aluminum Rear Camber Link Mount for B5M – $10
* STC91377BK – Aluminum Rear Chassis Brace/Camber link mount for B5 – $18
* STC91391BK – Aluminum Steering Bellcrank Set – $26
* STC91441BK – Aluminum Rear Hex Adapters (1 pair) – $11
* STC91400BK – Aluminum Caster Blocks (1 pair) – $29
Check out This Link over on the STRC website for more details on all their Associated B5/B5M option parts.
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Add durability (and pure trickness) to your Associated 5 Series Buggy with a new Carbon Fiber Shock Tower from Pro-Line. There is a wide model available for the B5 along with a narrow model just for the B5M. Both towers are constructed from thick carbon fiber and come with aluminum ball stud mounts.
The part number for the B5M unit is #6259-00, the unit for the B5 is #6260-00, and both are priced at $39. Get all the fine details over on Pro-Line’s Official Website.
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Pro-Line Associated Shock Towers
Team Associated has just made it easy to upgrade the shocks on your RC10 Classic or Worlds Car with their new V2.71 Threaded Shock Bodies. The new bodies are designed to offer lower friction (for better action) and the internals are designed to last longer between rebuilds.
The part number is #7438, they are street priced at $23, and they are available right now. This is the link you want for full details over on Associated’s website.
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Team Associated is giving you touring car fans the hook-up lately. Last week they announced their new GReddy Scion and now they have released details on their Apex Series Lexus RC F.
The Associated Lexus RC F uses a highly detailed body on the outside for good looks, while 4wd and a powerful brushless system are used under the hood to get the blood pumping. Its electronics are water-resistant so you can keep bashing regardless of the weather and a 2.4GHz radio system is included.
* Reedy 3300kV 540 motor
* Fully assembled RTR available in two different colors
* Detailed brake components and Lexus RC F 20 spoke wheels
* Includes Reedy 6 cell NiMH 3000mAh battery and charger
* All metal gear transmission
The part number for the Associated Lexus is #30115 and they are expected to start hitting hobby shops in September. Get complete details at This Link over on Associated’s website.
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Associated Lexus Gallery
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