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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There are some applications where you might want to eliminate the slipper clutch on your Associated B4, T4, or SC10. Some of those applications include stock class racing, oval racing, or more basher type events like pulling or tug-of-war. The Exotek crew has a spur gear hub that is a sano way of eliminating the stock slipper set-up. Once installed just bolt on a standard Kimbrough spur gear and you are ready to jam.
The part number is #1379 and it has a retail price of $14. Hit up This Link for more information.
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The Associated B44 series of buggies are very fast and a blast to drive. However, they are not very well protected up front. The guys over at RPM have made a Wide Front Bumper to help your B44 take a big front hit.
Made out of world famous RPM plastic, their B44 bumper is 5″ wide to offer lots of protection. The bumper mounts with 4 screws and features RPM’s limited lifetime warranty against breakage.
The part number for the bumper is #73632, it has a street price of $9, and they should be available at the end of the month. For more information simply click This Link.
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Our friends over at Pro-Line have just posted a picture of their upcoming body for the Team Associated RC10 Classic, a Limited Edition body called the Mirage SS. The Mirage SS has a sleek look that should really set off your new (or old) RC10 gold tub.
The part number for the Mirage SS is #3421-00, it should have a street price of just under $30, and we hear they should start hitting hobby shops later this month. For more information on everything Pro-Line check out their Official Website.
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For all you vintage rc buffs it looks like Team Associated may re-release their famous RC10 Worlds Car Kit. The above picture was taken from the owners manual of the new RC10B5M and it clearly shows the Worlds Car as being listed with a part number of #6002. The limited edition RC10 Classics are no longer in production, so perhaps a Worlds Edition Buggy is next up for Team Associated.
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If you want to boost the bling factor of your Associated RC10 Classic take a look at these Diamond Wing Tubes from JConcepts. These replace the stock wing mounts and are made from aluminum for a trick look.
* CNC machined
* High gloss black or silver finish
The part number for black is #2313-2, silver is #2313-3, and they are priced at $12. Hit up This Link for complete information.
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We are big fans of the MIP Bypass1 shock pistons here at BigSquidRC. They are super tunable and can help your ride soak up some very rough terrain. MIP recently announced a Bypass1 kit for Team Associated 12mm Big Bore shocks. If you have the 12mm shocks on your B4, T4, or SC10, this is the piston kit for you.
* Full scale suspension technology for rc cars
* Infinite valve adjustability
* Dyno tested to match stock pistons
* Precision machined from bearing grade plastics
* Made in the USA
* Includes Fast, Medium, and Slow valves
The part number is #13230 and they are priced at $32. For more information simply click This Link.
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The latest installment in Team Associated’s buggy line-up is officially here, the RC10B5 and the mid-motored RC10B5M. Today we’ve got some under body shots and more information to see what the real changes are.
* Street pricing- $239 for the B5, $259 for the B5M
* Release dates- around March
* B5M comes with aluminum chassis, B5 comes with composite
* Factory Team 12mm shocks come on both
* VTS slipper comes on both models
* New transmission on both
* 14 carbide balls used in diff
* Gullwing front arms on B5M
* Heavy duty lubricated ball cups
* No servo saver in steering rack
* Part number #90001 for the B5, #90005 for the B5M
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Body Off Associated B5/B5M Gallery
We just posted the teaser pic, and now we have the real deal! Team Associated has officially announced the RC10B5 and RC10B5M. As you can see from the pictures, the B5M is mid-motor, while the B5 has a rear mounted motor. The goal for the RC10B5 was to make the best all around buggy for every type of surface. From loose dirt to blue-groove, and everything in between. The two versions share 90% of their parts across both platforms, but the different parts are what help make them a little more specialized. The B5M Mid-Motor is designed for ultra high grip on the high-speed high-grip tracks. If you have been waiting for a new 2WD buggy, your wait may be finally over.
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The folks over at Team Associated have started teasing a new buggy, one that looks like the predecessor to their RC10B4. While the B4 has proven to be a solid winner over the years, it has been out for a decade now, and technology has changed a lot since it was conceived.
Going off of only rumors here, the new “RC10B5″ is said to be mostly, but not entirely, a new platform. Rumored to be some of the main features on the B5 buggy are a mid-motor layout, big bore shocks, and gull wing front arms. We will report more when we know more, click Here to visit the official Associated website.
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The JConcepts crew has been putting out lots of accessories for the Associated RC10 Classic buggy. Their latest is a tough aluminum bell-crank set. These are much stronger than stock, but they eliminate the stock servo saver, so plan on either mounting up another servo saver (like a Kimbrough) or only running a high end metal gear servo with these bell-cranks.
* CNC machined aluminum construction
* Black or blue anodized finish
* Comes with genuine Associated screw hardware
* Improves steering response
The part number for blue is #2309-1, black is #2309-2, and they are priced at $33. For more information simply hit up This Link.
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