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
If you are a proud new owner of an Associated RC10B5/B5M you are probably looking to uber it out. I mean, no self respecting rc’er goes to the track with a bone stock buggy now days.
JConcepts has been putting out loads of option parts for various vehicles, their latest is a Honeycomb Aluminum Motor Mount for the B5/B5M. Their new motor mount looks high-zoot and its honeycomb design helps make it rigid in multiple directions (to prevent bending).
The part number for blue is #2353-1, black is #2353-2, and they are priced at $25. For more details simply follow This Link over to the JConcepts website.
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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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For all you Associated RC10 Worlds drivers, JConcepts has announced a new body to give your buggy a new look. The Detonator for the RC10 Worlds car pays homage to several different old school bodies and is sure to make your buggy stand out at the track.
* Cab rearward design with snug fit to chassis
* Large window detail and reverse hood scoop
* Comes with 5.5” rear wing, decal sheet, and window mask
The part number is #0279, they are priced at $26, and you can get complete details Right Here on the JConcepts 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
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