Team Associated Rival MT10 RTR 1/10 Brushless Monster Truck w/2.4GHz Radio

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Team Associated Rival MT10 RTR 1/10 Brushless Monster Truck
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The Team Associated Rival MT10 RTR 1/10 Brushless Monster Truck is powerful and purpose built monster truck capable of running on 3s LiPo battery. Its strength lies at the very core of this beast with its high-performance 3300kv Reedy brushless motor, fully sealed transmission, robust shaft drive, and center differential.

The RIVAL MT10 features long-travel independent suspension that is managed by four fluid-filled, adjustable coil-over shocks, giving the RIVAL MT10 the ability to roll over just about anything in its path. Giant aggressive monster truck tires provide maximum traction, letting the RIVAL MT10 claw through the toughest terrain with ease. The 4WD drivetrain includes three sealed gear differentials that transfer the power through durable, slider-type drive shafts to both ends of the truck. Whether you're smokin' tires on the asphalt, rippin' through the lawn, or tearin' up a dirt field, Team Associated has you covered with the RIVAL MT10!

NOTE: Battery shown in photos is not included. See needed to complete list below for a full list of items required to complete the model. 


  • 2.4GHz 2-channel radio system
  • High-Torque digital servo with spring-style servo saver
  • Powerful Reedy 3300kV 4-pole brushless motor
  • Water-resistant high-power Reedy brushless speed control with T-plug connector and LiPo low-voltage cutoff
  • Three sealed gear differentials
  • 12mm hex wheels inspired by Method Race Wheels
  • Threaded, oil-filled, coil-over shock absorbers
  • 4mm heavy-duty adjustable steel turnbuckles
  • Durable slider-type drive shafts
  • Factory-finished RIVAL monster-truck-inspired style body
  • High-traction, all-terrain tires
  • Steel center drive shaft
  • Rugged, adjustable wheelie bar with LEDs
  • Four-wheel independent suspension
  • Durable, impact-absorbing front bumper with LEDs
Scale: 1:10
Power: Electric
Length: 507mm (20.0”)
Width: 325mm (12.8”)
Weight: 2.80kg (6.1 lb)
Wheelbase: 225mm (8.86”)
Transmission Ratio: 2.85:1

Needed to Complete:
  • 6-cell NiMh or 2-3s LiPo battery w/T-style Connector
  • Battery charger 
  • (4) AA batteries 

This product was added to our catalog on February 20, 2020

Friday, Jun 4 2021 (about a year ago)
Team Associated Rival MT10 RTR 1/10 Brushless Monster Truck
Very fun truck. Crazy fast on 3S. Only got to run one battery through it before I broke the front control arm. Team Associated front arms are very weak. Definitely recommend replacing all four control arms with RPM products. It’s only $25 for the complete set of RPM arms from Hobbytown. Fortunately I bought the RPM arms with the new truck, so I am not out a week with a brand new truck sitting on the shelf with a broken arm. Much more fun to drive this than the DR10. Has the same RTR electronics as the SR10, DR10, and Pro4 SC10. Very touchy brakes. LED lights are great in low light situations. Nearly an 1” shorter wheelbase than a Slash. Tires gripped very well in loose dirt and short grass. On gravel the back end would often slide out. Had to add 3 turns to the front turnbuckles to correct the factory toe out. Even with $25 for RPM arms, this 3s 4wd truck is less than $350, more than $120 cheaper than the comparable Hoss. I enjoyed this truck more than the Arrma Granite. Only upgrade I would look into is the Team Associated drive shafts, especially if you plan to run this truck on 3s. Team Associated Aluminum shocks are not needed. The plastic threaded shocks are fine for bashing. 3s soft packs do not fit very well into the battery tray. Battery tray is designed for hard case 2s and 3s packs.
Verified Owner
Saturday, Jun 18 2022 (2 weeks ago)
Team Associated Rival MT10 RTR 1/10 Brushless Monster Truck
It's the truck I wished the Stampede 4x4 had been.

This truck is worth the hype. I've had it a month now, and have tried 2s and 3s. My driving style is more about high speed slides and drifts, not so much about huge air. That said, this truck is amazing. The center of gravity is surprisingly low for a monster truck, so on loose dirt it usually slides with controllable oversteer instead of rolling. On tall grass, it can traction roll, but its so stable it's slow to lift the inside wheels so you can usually catch it and drive out of it. If you do want to jump it, it's very stable and controllable in the air, especially on 3s. This is a very balanced chassis. A slightly softer spring in the rear would help it launch better, but it's perfectly capable stock.

Power is exceptional. 2s is plenty quick, 3s it can wheelie all you want. The electronics are top notch, especially for the money. No adjustable esc, but for the price, who cares?

Durability has been excellent. One month in running on dirt, grass, and some jumps, I've had the right rear lug nut come off, and I lost the same wheels center cap. Absolutely no other issues. The motor runs borderline too hot on 3s in tall grass, so I added a cooling fan, but that's the only mod I've needed so far. I bought the RPM control arms when I bought the truck, but I haven't needed them yet. I'm going to see how far the stock ones go before failure. Considering I'm not really interested in sending it "to the moon", it looks like it's going to be a while.

I had the Stampede 4x4 before this and it was constant heartbreak. Non stop breaking parts, didn't handle well, had to wrench every other time I drove it, etc. The Rival has been the complete opposite.

Between this and the SR10, I'm becoming a Team Associated fanboy. Great vehicles.
Verified Owner
Wednesday, Jun 15 2022 (2 weeks ago)
Team Associated Rival MT10 RTR 1/10 Brushless Monster Truck
Purchased after watching the latest video by Ben on Metal RC on youtube (proline demolisher video), good honest review.

Not usually a monster truck fan due to the handling, but this one handles very well, more like a stadium truck with larger tires.

Center diff was low on fluid, was diffing out alot, after topping it up with 120K (all I had, 100k usually recommended), works very well.

Factory brushless has good smooth startup, servo has good speed and torque for general bashing.

I would recommend a 3s if using factory brushless, has good power on 2s but not as aggressive as I like.

Currently running Castle 3800 Sidewinder 3 SCT on 2s with 12T pinion, very happy with this setup, alot more acceleration/torque will lift front end when I want, but not popping up all the time when I don't want it to.

Drivetrain is smooth, did end up removing small washers behind hex pins as they created a slight drag.

I'd give it 4.5/5 for these 2 very minor issues.

Everything was assembled well, did not find any loose hardware, pinion grub screw had good thread lock on it.

Would buy again & Recommend
Verified Owner
Sunday, Feb 20 2022 (4 months ago)
Team Associated Rival MT10 RTR 1/10 Brushless Monster Truck
This thing is massively underrated. It's the best value for a short wheelbase 1/10th scale bashing focused monster truck, cheaper than the Granite 4x4 3S and significantly cheaper than the Hoss, but with better handling, better features and mostly better running gear (the ESC is a bit on the low-end, though).

Just one thing to note, this truck is basically made to run on 3S. It's no slouch but it does lack a bit of bottom-end punch when run on 2S. Bumping up a cell really wakes this thing up. It's actually difficult to keep the front end down on 3S, which is especially impressive on a truck with a center diff.
Verified Owner
Tuesday, Jul 27 2021 (11 months ago)
Team Associated Rival MT10 RTR 1/10 Brushless Monster Truck
I bought the Rival MT10 for my 8 year-old and I to share and it has exceeded all expectations. I think AE sorted out the strong brakes issue because mine is perfectly adjusted without the ESC hack. I had no issues with the arms either and have taken some big hits to the front end...maybe they fixed that as well (I bought a set of RPM arms assuming I would need them right away but that hasn't been the case). Plenty fast on 2S and silly on 3S. I stripped a spur gear but that was my fault with a poorly set mesh. The net is brilliant for keeping junk out of the chassis. I'm super impressed with the level of adjustability provided by 3 diffs, anti-roll bars and adjustable turnbuckles. A total blast at a reasonable price compared to the competition.
Verified Owner
Thursday, Jun 11 2020 (about 2 years ago)
Team Associated Rival MT10 RTR 1/10 Brushless Monster Truck
What a fantastic RTR truck. This thing really rips on a 2s lipo! Tackles all sorts of basher terrain easily with 4WD. Team Associated added some nice features like a net to help keep debris out of the chassis tub.
Verified Owner
Tuesday, May 31 2022 (5 weeks ago)
Team Associated Rival MT10 RTR 1/10 Brushless Monster Truck
Really impressed with this truck. Super durable and plenty fast. My 8 and 10 yr old Daughters have a blast driving it

It was given a 4 star rating because there were a few things we had to wrench on. First the motor moved due to one of the motor mount screws not being completely tight (Luckily it moved far enough to not strip the spur gear. The second was the adjuster on the steering rack backed off twice which causes the steering to hardly work. Both problems were easy fixes but I'm not sure a 1st time hobbyist would be able to fix it on their own.
Verified Owner
Tuesday, Oct 5 2021 (9 months ago)
Team Associated Rival MT10 RTR 1/10 Brushless Monster Truck
The Rival MT10 RTR 1/10 Brushless Monster Truck is the first basher I own and it is great for on and off the road. I have never had a RC Car that can tear across an oval or make the wheels baloon as much like this one can. I have some higher 3S C rated batteries that fit inside perfectly with the straps just holding them enough.
I have seen YouTube videos of people jumping them 20 to 40 feet in the air and it surviving the landings but I am not going to get that crazy with it. The only thing I will try is some other on and off road monster truck wheels on it.
Verified Owner
Thursday, Sep 2 2021 (10 months ago)
Team Associated Rival MT10 RTR 1/10 Brushless Monster Truck
This truck is well worth the purchase price!!
Great truck and alot of fun right out of the box.
It is well built and tough, i would most certainly recomend this truck to anyone looking for a 3s capable 1/10 scale MT.
It runs as good as the arrma big rock i have but more fun!!
Verified Owner
Monday, Apr 12 2021 (about a year ago)
Team Associated Rival MT10 RTR 1/10 Brushless Monster Truck
I have purchased from Amain before and have not been disappointed. First time buying a rtr Team Associated and as I stated above I am not disappointed. Ran off the 2S as the truck tore through the yard and street. I plowed a good size rock that a neighbor kid moved, I did not see as it sent the rock a few feet. The kids Mom came over to apologize for her kid moving the rock. I told he that it was my fault and the truck barely flinched. Even though this is not a Team Associated original design, they did end up putting thought into a racing platform. I am glad they did! I can easily see this as a new class at the local track.

If your running 3S the motor does get hot. Plan on buying an 1/10 motor fan mount Part#: EXO1718BLU or the fan shroud with fan Part#: DYNS7750. Use a Male JR to Female JST Y Splitter Harness Parallel Wire & 1 Pair JST to JR Male Female Cable Servo Adapter to connect the two fans. Or do as other sand solder the fans straight to the battery connection.
Verified Owner
Friday, Apr 9 2021 (about a year ago)
Team Associated Rival MT10 RTR 1/10 Brushless Monster Truck
Excellent truck for the money.
easy to control and jumps nice
Method wheels and tires give it a nice touch
I would recommend buying this for everyday fun
we as a family have about 43 rc vehicles to choose from and this is one of the favorites.
Verified Owner
Thursday, Jul 16 2020 (about a year ago)
Team Associated Rival MT10 RTR 1/10 Brushless Monster Truck
Wow, this truck is fast, turns on a dime, stops on a quarter, runs over small buildings/twigs/brush/cacti.
Seems to be very good quality so far and long run times on 2S 5000 mah. It is silly fast on 3S.....
If the driver was as good as the truck this would be an unstoppable package!!
Verified Owner
Wednesday, Jul 15 2020 (about a year ago)
Team Associated Rival MT10 RTR 1/10 Brushless Monster Truck
Excellent selection. Very helpful chat to guide me in a return, and making the correct purchase
Verified Owner
Wednesday, Jun 3 2020 (about 2 years ago)
Team Associated Rival MT10 RTR 1/10 Brushless Monster Truck
Great truck for the money. Good power and pretty quick on 3S. Had problems with the servo and ESC but Amian rushed me the new upgraded parts and I haven't had any problems so far. Only been ran about 10 minutes since the new parts were installed though.
Verified Owner
Friday, Apr 24 2020 (about 2 years ago)
Team Associated Rival MT10 RTR 1/10 Brushless Monster Truck
Super fun. Bought it for my son. He’s 4 so it’s gunna break often. But first day the streering servo died. Not quite sure how that happened. Now I’ve had it for a week or two and the esc came unstuck and now doesn’t work. Weelie bar breaks pretty easy. But still after all that, even though the esc is not working, the truck is a blast to drive. Obviously it’s gunna break with my 4 year old driving it. If you pick it up just double check the esc is on there good. Maybe they should have screwed it down rather then tape. Who knows. It’s fun.
Verified Owner
Wednesday, Apr 15 2020 (about 2 years ago)
Team Associated Rival MT10 RTR 1/10 Brushless Monster Truck
It's a great product.

The car is very well made.

The motor is punchy and powerful.

Thanks to "Team Associated" for making great products.
Verified Owner
Friday, Apr 10 2020 (about 2 years ago)
Team Associated Rival MT10 RTR 1/10 Brushless Monster Truck
Awesome truck! Just getting back into rc trucks after about a 10 year break and wow this truck is fast. Running it on 3S and I definitely had to dial it down until I got used to it.i didn't want to spend a ton of money so this truck was prefect. Would definitely recommend. Oh, tighten the wheel nuts before you drive it. I lost a wheel in the first 15 minutes and I did do the brake hack that Razor RC has on YouTube cause the brakes are way overpowered out of the box. And amain was awesome. Received my truck super quick!
Friday, Apr 10 2020 (about 2 years ago)
Team Associated Rival MT10 RTR 1/10 Brushless Monster Truck
This truck is fast on 3s lol instant backflips! This thing rips!
Verified Owner
Tuesday, Mar 31 2020 (about 2 years ago)
Team Associated Rival MT10 RTR 1/10 Brushless Monster Truck
Absolutely love the truck. I grew up racing the old school Team Associated T3's and B3's. Recently my eight year old son started getting interested in the hobby. Since it was going to be his first RC and my driving skills are a little rusty I wanted to get something small enough to drive on a backyard track I'm building, tough that can take some abuse, and fast and handled good that both my son and I could fave fun and enjoy driving for years. I was looking at the Arrma Granite 3s BLX 4x4, the Rustler 4x4 VXL and the Team Associated MT10. I decided to go with the Team Associated MT10 because I knew the quality products Team Associated is know to make, and I bought 2. Right out of the box I could tell I wasn't going to be disappointed. They are beautiful well build machines. From the first lap in the grass both my son and I were stoked! Super fast on 2s. After the first battery my son and my son got the hang of it we took them to the track I made in the back yard. The were a blast. On the track I build a 4 foot tall 15 foot long double and they handled it no problem. We crashed them, cartwheeled them, landed them on the shell, and every other way you could imagine and they just keep going. They are super quick, handle good and are easy to drive. Now with my son being out of school with everything going on and home schooling, he wakes up early and gets right to his school work so he can finish and we can drive the trucks. As for me even though its been some 15 yrs since I've driven an RC I still remember the Factory Team v vehicles I had growing up. I thought this truck might not be enough for me but I was wrong. I couldn't be happier. With some different tires and maybe some suspension tweaks I think we will be able to take them to the races at our local hobby shop. The only complaint I had with the vehicle is the brakes were too strong and the ESC is not programmable. But I found a hack on YouTube and it worked perfectly to turn down the brakes. or just Google Team Associated MT 10 brake hack and it will be the 1st video that pops up. Again both my son and I couldnt love these trucks anymore and we both HIGHLY recommend them...AND AMain Hobbies for the great deals and amazing customer service.
Verified Owner
Tuesday, Mar 17 2020 (about 2 years ago)
Team Associated Rival MT10 RTR 1/10 Brushless Monster Truck
The monster truck looks awesome and is fast but comes with a big disappointment. The servos are horrible, on the first day it gave out making a grinding noise and would not turn correctly. Ended up returning it and purchased another one with the hopes that maybe I just got a bad one. Second one that I purchased also had a servo issue on the first day. This time it would not turn all the way and eventually just got stuck and didn't make any noise. At this point I'm just frustrated that I'm spending more time trying to figure out whats wrong than using the RC. I believe the servos on the Rivals are just really bad quality or I got unlucky twice. I contacted team associated and they are sending me a new servo. I hope that I wont have any issues this time.