RC8 B3.1 Team 1/8 4WD Off-Road Nitro Buggy Kit by Team Associated
World class drive-train and suspension package.
Out of the box, The RC8B3.1 features the H.T.C. (High Torque Capacity) differentials with increased fluid capacity and a more consistent feel lap after lap. Precision CVA drive shafts are included front and rear to keep suspension travel free through the entire stroke, and power transfer is provided by an easy-to-maintain, 4-shoe clutch. The RC8B3.1 has been thoroughly revamped with all of the performance upgrades that led the AE Factory Team to a stand-out year in the 1/8 category, with multiple wins including a national championship!
The RC8B3.1's suspension and drive-train package is bolted to a hard-anodized 7075-T6 aluminum chassis designed for optimum weight distribution, ground clearance, and better overall handling. As a result, the RC8B3.1 Team Kit changes directions faster, and is more compliant and stable in rough terrain.
All of these improvements resulted in a car that is easier to drive, more consistent lap after lap, and suits a wider variety of tracks.
Designed to handle, built to win.
The RC8B3.1 was designed by 1/8 scale racers for 1/8 scale racers, and delivers high performance that will help put you on the podium.
- 4-shoe clutch provides precise power transfer and is easy to maintain
- Optional spring rates and clutch bells allow custom tuning for varying grip levels
- H.T.C. (High Torque Capacity) differentials offer increased fluid capacity and a more consistent feel lap after lap
- 94mm CVA driveshafts increase traction and chassis support
- Suspension arms have been updated to modern race specs
- Anti-roll linkage curves have been altered to provide more chassis support throughout the suspension travel
- All suspension arm pivots have been revised for more ground clearance, resulting in better jumping and landing while also improving durability
- 16mm Big Bore 6061 aluminum shock bodies with bleeder style caps
- Updated shock springs (20mm I.D.)
- Highly efficient drivetrain utilizes straight-cut gears to provide great acceleration and increased run time
- Hard-anodized 7075 aluminum chassis with keyed lower suspension plates
- Enclosed receiver box
- Full Factory Team rubber-sealed ball bearings
- Easily accessible front and rear differentials
- Pro-Line(R) "Predator" body included
Power Source: Nitro Fuel
Body Style: Buggy
Scale Size: 1:8 Scale
Assembly Level: Kit*
Length: 488mm (19.21in)
Wheelbase: 327.5mm (12.89in)
Needed To Complete:
- .21 class rear exhaust engine
- Exhaust system: muffler and header joining pack, or muffler spring (#28045 or #28049 recommended)
- 2-channel radio/transmitter set with switch - FM/PCM/2.4GHz recommended
- Transmitter batteries
- 4.8-7.4v receiver battery pack: 1) flat style NiMH battery; 2) either 1600mAh LiPo or 2100mAh LiPo or 1700 LiFe battery recommended
- Model car fuel (30% nitro recommended)
- Fuel bottle
- Glow igniter
- Starter box
- Steering servo
- Throttle servo
- 1:8 scale buggy tires
- 1:8 scale buggy wheels
- CA (Cyanoacrylate) glue
- Polycarbonate-specific spray paint or polycarbonate-specific bottled paint and airbrush
- Thread-locking compound
- Tools: Needle-nose pliers, Hobby knife, Reamer or hole punch for making holes in body, Ride height gauge
Note: Complete model shown for illustrative purposes only and is not included. This is a kit only. See Needed To Complete for full list of required items.
This product was added to our catalog on May 22, 2017.
Don't get me wrong, the MP9 is a good chassis, but the top front plastic silly rod ends have no linear strength what so ever, and allows the wheels to move a lot under stress forward and back. I guess that's why most of the top manufacture have since move to adjustable ball stud that have more steering capability, better control under stress (it simply doesn't have any play)...
Just take the RC8 and feel how easier it is to control the car when the front wheels don't wobble...
I was a bit uncertain at first as I always used Kyosho chassis (since my first MP6), but now after 4 months of RC8, I wouldn't be able to go back. Everything in this chassis seem simpler and yet it just works and keep working...
Both the Mp9 and the RC8 chassis do share lots of part design in common but the steering and ball stud system gives the RC8 chassis an edge that is simply not easy to ignore!
Finally, the cherry on the cake is the price difference...