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
The good people over at ST Racing Concepts now have weight reducing Titanium Screws and Aluminum Lock Nut Kits for the Associated B5 and B5M buggies. These kits weigh about half as much as their stock counterparts and look a whole lot better to boot.
The B5 screw/nut kit has a part number of #STCB5ti and they are priced at $32. The B5M kit is #STCB5Mti and is street priced at $36. Both kits are available right now and you can get complete details at This Link over on STRC’s website.
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The MIP Puck system is pretty slick. They use a puck system where the drive-shafts slide into the out-drives to not only keep wear to a minimum, but to also give your buggy faster acceleration.
MIP recently announced their Shiny Puck system for the Associated B5/B5M. The shiny pucks were designed for the more demanding loads of modified racing and their chrome like finish helps boost your bling factor. The shiny pucks have a part number of #14190, they are priced at $65, and you can get complete details on This Page over on MIP’s official website.
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RPM did not simply re-release an old part with their Gear Cover for the Associated RC10 Classic, they redesigned it from the ground up.
The new gear cover for the RC10 is made from molded plastic, which is more durable than the stock part, and also creates a better seal to help keep dirt from getting into the spur/pinion gear area. RPM also redesigned the gear cover to leave more room for bigger pinions and for a larger VTS slipper clutch. As a final touch, it is only available in retro dyeable white.
The part number is #70081, it has a street price of $8, and they start hitting hobby shops in early July. Get full details at This Link over on RPM’s website.
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LiPo is still king of the battery hill and the latest lithium polymer from Reedy is their square footprint 2S 50C 5200mAh. The SQ packs have the same footprint as a saddle pack when placed next to each other, but are more efficient because of the reduced number of connections. The form factor of the SQ packs can also help optimize weight distribution in race buggies.
* Comes with durable hard case
* Uses 4mm sockets
* Size: 93 x 68.5 x 25.1mm
* Maximum charge rate: 2C
* Discharge: 50C continuous/100C burst
* Weight: 261g
The part number is #317, it is priced at $95, and you can expect them to hit shelves any time now. Click Here to get full details over on Team Associated’s website.
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The good folks over at ST Racing Concepts have just announced a number of new aluminum upgrade parts for the Associated B5 & B5M buggy. If you are looking to add durability to your B5/B5M while adding some bling, have a look at the parts below.
First up are the STRC aluminum rear camber link mounts. Made from high grade aluminum these mounts add some weight to the rear of the buggy for more rear traction, and are available in three different colors (gun metal, blue, and silver). The part number for the B5 unit is #STC91377B/GM/S and it is priced at $18. The unit for the B5M is #STC91518B/GM/S and comes in at $10.
STRC also has new aluminum hex adapters. The stock hexes are made from plastic and can strip out, the high grade aluminum units from STRC are much more difficult to round off. These are also available in three different colors, the part numbers are #STC91441B/GM/S, and they are priced at $11 per pair.
The STRC crew has also worked up CNC machined aluminum shock mount bushings. The STRC units are more precise and durable than the stock pieces for smoother suspension action. These one piece units have a part number of #STC91445B/GM/S and are priced at $11 for a complete set of 4.
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STRC B5/B5M Gallery
The Team Associated B5 & B5M are some of the hottest buggies on the market right now and ST Racing Concepts has released several upgrade parts to help uber them out.
Up first is the STRC CNC machined aluminum front bulkhead. The 25 degree bulkhead is made to increase front end durability and helps add a bit of weight up front to increase steering. These are available in three different colors, have a part number of #STC91364B/GM/S, and are priced at $17.
Also made to toughen up the front of your Associated is the STRC front hinge pin brace. The STRC hinge pin brace helps prevent the inner pins from twisting and bending on hard hits while adding a touch of bling to the front of your buggy. These are also available in 3 colors, blue, gun metal, and silver, and have a part number of #STC91398B/GM/S. Pricing is $7.
Also new from STRC are battery straps. Both are made from high quality carbon fiber and are price at $19. The part number for the B5 strap is #STC91456 while the part number for the B5M strap is #STC91534.
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STRC Associated Option Parts Gallery
One way of both toughening up and bling’n out your Team Associated Worlds Car is to add Titanium Turnbuckles. The JConcepts crew has announced their turnbuckle set for the Worlds Car that is lighter, tougher, and better looking than the stock pieces.
* Marked for easy orientation
* Original JConcepts “Fin” styling
* Made from high grade machined titanium
* 3mm thread base
* 8 piece set
The part number is #2229, the turnbuckle set is priced at $58, and all you have to do for more information is to click This Link to head over to JConcept’s website.
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Over at JConcepts they have just announced their sleek new Foxy Battery Braces for the Associated B5 and B5M. Made from 2.5mm thick carbon fiber, these are both stronger and much tricker looking than the stock pieces.
The part number for the B5 rear motor model is #2349 and it is priced at $20. The part number for the B5M model is #2350 and it’s slightly cheaper at $15.
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JConcepts Foxy Battery Brace B5M
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
To run the new high-zoot 2.4″ tires from Pro-Line you are going to need the appropriate wheels. No worries mate, as Pro-Line has announced VTR 2.4″ Front Wheels for an array of tenth scale race machines. The VTR wheels are larger in diameter and come with the 8th scale buggy style bead needed to run the latest generation of race tires.
The part number for Associated B4.2, B5, and Kyosho RB6 front VTR wheels is #2750-02 for yellow and #2750-04 for white. For TLR 22 VTR front wheels the part numbers are #2751-02 for yellow and #2751-04 for white. The part numbers for Associated B44.2 VTR front wheels is #2752-02 for yellow and #2752-04 for white. Pricing is $6 per pair and This Is The Link you want for more details over on Pro-Line’s website.
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Pro-Line VTR 2.4
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