RC10 B5M Factory Lite 2WD Buggy Kit by Team Associated w/Schelle Carbon Battery Strap FREE!

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Associated B5M Factory Lite - World Champion DNA, World Champion performance

Team Associated's B5M Factory Lite Mid-Motor 2WD Competition Electric Buggy Kit has gained success at both the club level and at major racing events around the world. Team Associated Area 51 engineers took it upon themselves to make the best RC10 to date even better by creating a B5M that has been optimized to excel in classes requiring spec motors and in track conditions that allow the racer to take full advantage of the performance offered from reduced weight.

The RC10B5M Factory Lite Kit sheds over 75 grams of weight, includes a 3-gear transmission for lower rotational mass, a lightened hard-anodized aluminum chassis, titanium turnbuckles, aluminum front axles, and more. Combine this with the other standard B5M features and you have a car that is ready for competition out of the box.

RC10 B5M Factory Lite Features: 
  • Lightweight aluminum front axle/hex adapters
  • Factory Team V2 12mm Big Bore threaded aluminum shocks w/3mm shafts
  • Lightweight, hard-anodized aluminum chassis w/centralized mass, mid-motor
  • Aluminum rear ball stud mount for added strength
  • Heavy-duty lubricated ball cups and Factory Team titanium turnbuckles included
  • Factory Team upgraded blue shield bearing kit included
  • 3-gear transmission with lightweight V2 aluminum top shaft included
  • Aluminum rear clamping drive hexes with laser etching
  • Chassis fits R.O.A.R.-approved 2S saddle packs and 2S short packs using optional foam insert
  • Team Associated B5M clear body and wing included

Specifications:
Scale: 1:10
Power: Electric
Length: 385mm
Width: Varies*
Weight: Varies*
Wheelbase: 280-282mm
Drive: 2WD
*Final width and weight will vary with the actual electronics and tires used to complete the B5M Factory Lite Kit.

Needed to Complete:

  • 1/10 scale electric motor
  • 1/10 scale electronic speed control
  • 7.4V LiPo or 6.0V LiFe battery (saddle pack, shorty pack, or square pack)
  • Battery charger (able to charge one of the batteries mentioned above)
  • 2-channel surface transmitter, and its batteries
  • 2-channel receiver
  • Steering servo
  • Pinion gear (48 pitch)
  • Polycarbonate-specific spray paint for body
  • 1/10 scale buggy wheels & tires
  • Glue for tires and wheels

NOTE: RC10B5M Kit shown equipped with items NOT included in kit; motor, battery, ESC, servo, receiver, wheels and tires are not included. Body comes clear. Assembly and painting required.

This product was added to our catalog on April 21, 2015.

Kurt Wenger
Monday, Oct 26 2015 (about a year ago)
Team Associated RC10 B5M Factory Lite 2WD Buggy Kit
The B5M Factory Lite has become THE kit to have for indoor racing. It comes with the B5 flat arms in front and the shorter wheelbase B5 rear arms (parts you normally would buy with a B5M kit). This is not purely a 17.5 stock car. The 3-gear transmission is ideal for both stock and mod as the motor orientation helps stabilize the car. Typically, compared to a 4-gear, the 3 gear needs a little more weight on the rear to give it on-power traction. That means, the heavy "c" block or running the battery location further back. The lite version chassis is great, it allows for a little more flex and I thought it landed the jumps soft "like a cat" as you are shedding about 1 oz of weight. This is the car to beat, get one and you won't be sorry with the level of performance and off-track support.
GeauxBobby
Verified Owner
Tuesday, Aug 23 2016 (3 months ago)
Team Associated RC10 B5M Factory Lite 2WD Buggy Kit
This is my first buggy (albeit a platform behind) having started with 1/8th buggy, scte, then stadium truck. I am very impressed with the B5M Lite along with the stock setup. Also, having spent much time in the ST class I wasn't sure if I wanted to spend more money on a newer platform, not having a driving comparison. It's a great buggy and a great price point for those looking to race or aren't ready to buy the newer, more expensive platforms. I recommend the factory lite for those getting into 1/10 scale racing like I did.
Kelly
Wednesday, Dec 23 2015 (11 months ago)
Team Associated RC10 B5M Factory Lite 2WD Buggy Kit
By far my favorite buggy, everything you want and need is in the box, I have an rb6 too and although I think it's great, there's a lot of stuff going on. Where as the b5m you build it, throw it on the track and it's great every time.
Nathan Emmett
Verified Owner
Friday, Oct 30 2015 (about a year ago)
Team Associated RC10 B5M Factory Lite 2WD Buggy Kit
Amazing little buggy, super durable, super tunable so many set-up sheets out there for this thing make it a breeze to help you baseline it for where you race.
Jose Carlo Garcia
Friday, Jul 22 2016 (4 months ago)
Team Associated RC10 B5M Factory Lite 2WD Buggy Kit
This kit ! Right Out Of The BOXXXXXXX! Rockkkkss!!! who needs to pay more for an updated version of the same version that Rocks out of the Boxxxxxxxxxx!! StOCKK set up this car can compete with all the newer models! Im glad I bought this I save money and can compete and even triumph over the newer models. Very tunable, tons of up grades and can take crashes all day! Haven't broke anything since I first bought this kit.
Troy Harrell
Verified Owner
Tuesday, Jul 19 2016 (4 months ago)
Team Associated RC10 B5M Factory Lite 2WD Buggy Kit
Amazing buggy kit! I literally have only broke a handful of times in the last year that I bought my first[I own 2 of them] and I have beat it down out on my person track. They are on sale now here at amain. There is a video on youtube that will walk you through the assembly of this amazing kit. Stay away from RTR buggies and just buy this! You will be happy you did. You will need to learn how to work on them anyways. Stay away from the rtr.
Dan Jackson
Saturday, Mar 12 2016 (8 months ago)
Team Associated RC10 B5M Factory Lite 2WD Buggy Kit
Have been out of 2wd for a while, but bought this cause my brother has the 5m and it was completely dialed. After getting the lite, omg, it took in total less than five hrs to put together. But ease of assembly doesn't mean that it'll translate to being great on the track. Boy was I wrong! It's very forgiving with the wrong setup and is blistering fast with the right one! Associated got it right w the plastic parts as well, cased several jumped, ran into a few things head on/clipped going by which had broken other cars of mine, but not this tank! Walked away unscathed. Would recommend this car to anyone, no problem.
Chris Riddington
Friday, Jan 29 2016 (10 months ago)
Team Associated RC10 B5M Factory Lite 2WD Buggy Kit
Great car, all you need FTW. Great build, great performance and great support.
Darren Dorlarque
Verified Owner
Saturday, Jan 16 2016 (10 months ago)
Team Associated RC10 B5M Factory Lite 2WD Buggy Kit
This is an amazing kit, an amazing buggy! This thing goes together very easily, and is one of the best buggies on the market, no contest!
Matthew Model
Monday, Dec 28 2015 (11 months ago)
Team Associated RC10 B5M Factory Lite 2WD Buggy Kit
my first kit i built up, and kit manual was really good and easy to follow, as for setup out of the box... phenomenal. All you got to do out of the box is tune the camber, ride height and adjust the slipper. I opted out of the slipper and put on the exotek slipper eliminator. Not sure how the slipper works honestly its probably all good. But cannot believe how fun this car is to drive, its really good for indoor racing, just make sure you have a good tire setup indoors. 10/10 would buy again, legitamately probs gonna buy another one of these to build up for mod. have fun building cause i had a blast
Jonathan Bailey
Friday, Dec 25 2015 (11 months ago)
Team Associated RC10 B5M Factory Lite 2WD Buggy Kit
I actually tried to avoid this kits for a while. Ive been racing since 1991. I would rate myself as average. I had the B2, the B3 and all the B4 versions. I really wanted to try a different brand this time around. I went with the Losi, then the Serpent SRX2, then the Yokomo YZ2 and ended up back here. For me, this was the best of the bunch. It really is ready to go out the box.