Finished building mine a few days ago, minus the ESC and motor as they will be here soon. I picked up a full set of both proline hoosier tires and pomona wheels, as well as the belted Jconcepts rears and green fronts with their tactic wheels. I also grabbed the drag specialties beefy rear sway bar setup, a set of Associated 8.5mm aluminum hexes as plastic ones are lame, and I also built up a set of 4 27.5mm Associated threaded shocks with the Kashima coated bodies, delrin pistons/sleeves and x-rings plus the Jconcepts alu caps top and bottom, as like others have said, the non threaded shocks in the kit are really cheap. They need to come out with a version with better parts for another $100 to $150, but for $199 you cant complain about much. Now i just want to run it...
As a long time crawler I’ve built my share of rigs and have learned where the junk is. The kit is as solid as the RTR but both need some help. Why all the other suppliers can make a rigid wheelie bar and mount, But not associated .
Shocks,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,.....they forgot to finish mine, not one thread!! But the don’t leak when built and slimed properly.
Don’t forget the shine, this is a well built solid rig. Would I buy another? Yes in a heartbeat. A large amount of fun in this modest box!
As with all team-associated products, this one is very good. The kit is well documented and the assembly is fairly easy. As to it's running I haven't had it on the track yet. I do have some concerns with how sloppy the suspension is. Setting toe and camber is a bit sloppy. I am use to the kits with a bit tighter tolerances. When I get this on the track and see how good it performs or if I need to do some major changes to make it perform better. then I will have more information for you guys.
Love the kit,It's got everything you need to build a fast drag car the way that you want it!
This is my second DR10. The first one went together so well I purchased a second for my children.
Great products and the best service that’s why I have stayed with amain for years never had an order wrong or bad product looking forward to many more years to come
For what you get this kit is awesome. Like others have said, I too would recommend getting threaded shocks. I upgraded only the rear shocks for now. I found that the stock shock pistons will not work with TiNi shock shafts by Team Associated. If you are building a full Kashima shock you will need compatible pistons. I used the 1.6 2 hole pistons from the B6.1 and they worked perfect with the setup. I live my life 132ft at a time. For those couple of seconds, I am free.
Bought the kit due to everything else being out of stock but I like to build things so that played into my decision also, so far everything seems planned and organized great.
Great car I like associated products raced one years ago love A Main hobbies lot's of parts fast delivery highly recommend
I recieved the kit but upon install i noticed i was missing a few parts and screws! Kinda upset at that but yes ive read reviews on the kit cars and its very common
Kit was a blast to put together. It helped me understand the RTR and how to repair it in the future. These two are my first cars.
This is actually a very nice kit, the diff oil included is 500,000 wt and locks the diff up nicely. I found the shock oil to be a bit thin for drag racing set up's, and the shock springs on the stiff side . I would also recommend the drag race concepts ARB system to lock the rear control arms so the rear suspension behaves more like a solid axle . You will also need tires and a body, the kit includes the wheels. The reason I gave this 4 stars is because two of the shock assemblies were missing the shaft o-ring spacers . Other then that I’m quite happy with this kit.
The DR10 kit is just another typical Associated kit; beautiful, complete with great instructions. It was a joy to build.
As a 10B64 owner, and happy with the performance, I decided to get into drag racing and bought this kit. Was enjoying the complete process until I got to the rear sway bar. It was defective so now I don’t have the bar. And they can’t get me one as they are backordered. HOWEVER all that aside I am happy.
Everything fit together with no issues. I would have to agree with another reviewer that it would have been a bonus to have included the threaded shocks with this kit. Since Associated ships the kit minus body and tires, the threaded shocks would have been a really nice perk. The build really reminded me of building my old T2, with the exception of having a geared diff. The only issue I had during assembly was was on page 11, Bag#6-Step#7: The M3x16mm FHCS screws for the rear shock tower were in bag#7 (The next step.) This was just a very minor issue, but I did end up backtracking and taking out the M3x12mm FHCS from step#6 and measured them just to confirm that I had installed the 12mm screws. After looking on the bench, I then opened bag#7 and found the 16mm screws. Overall I'm really pleased with this kit, and I can now convert my SC6.1 back into its short course form again.
Everything was in the bags, not missing any pieces. Wish it came with a body though. Kit's put together, very solid. Need the body and some tires to get Roller status. "Back Orders" like getting hit in the face with a stop sign.
Great kit!! Little bummed that it didn’t come with threaded shocks. But other then that, great kit.
I think the kit is a very affordable way to get into r/c drag racing. I would recommend buying the RTR version if your budget allows it but because I had plenty of parts, electronics and a radio already I went with the kit plus I enjoy building my own car.
A very good choice for someone building a drag racing vehicle. IMO it has the good stuff in the kit that one has to make so many additional purchases for in a conversion of other kits. You provide the electrics of your choice along with things like shock oil, diff fluid, tires and battery and you should have an excellent result.