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Associated Electrics have introduced the two newest 1/10th scale 4WD electric Off-road buggy kits, the Team Associated RC10B74.1 and RC10B74.1D. The Off-road RC car racing scene has changed over the past few years, with turf and carpet racing becoming more popular and grip levels at an all-time high. The engineers inside Team Associated’s Area 51 were quick to answer the 4WD class with the RC10B74 Team Kit, a completely new chassis configuration equipped with a long list of features designed to give you the winning edge.

The engineering continues. The B74.1 platform introduces the use of two separate chassis configurations. The B74.1 will be the buggy of choice for high-grip carpet or turf track surfaces with its next-generation Octalock 2-Pad high-load, high-capacity, center slipper clutch and optimized carpet kit setup. The B74.1D includes a center differential with 200,000 cSt silicone fluid and an optimized dirt kit setup.

Both kits utilize redesigned, low-profile shock towers with shorter shock shafts and bodies to lower the center of gravity, providing more predictable handling. Also included in both kits are new low roll center (LRC) C and D arm mounts, 66mm CVA bones and axles, and 2.0mm G10 fiberglass chassis brace supports, which all add up to making the B74.1 and B74.1D easier to drive, and easier to push hard on all track surfaces. Setups and tuning parts are interchangeable between the B74.1 and B74.1D.

B74.1 new features:

  • Next-generation 2-Pad high-load, high-capacity Octalock center slipper clutch with LCF pad material
  • New Octalock design features keyed spur gear and LCF slipper pads with 8 locking tabs
  • 2.0mm anti-roll bars included front and rear
  • 6.0mm rear hex adapters
  • Updated kit setup includes V2 red front and V2 blue rear springs
  • Shorter 23mm front and 27.5mm rear 12mm threaded aluminum shocks with machined pistons and internal X-rings
  • New 4mm carbon fiber front shock tower has been lowered by 2mm and features an additional row of camber link positions
  • New 4mm carbon fiber rear shock tower lowered by 5.5mm
  • +3mm aluminum steering rack
  • 66mm rear CVA driveshafts and axles
  • New molded ESC tray
  • New molded 30mm fan mount (fan not included)

B74.1 updated features:

  • Updated aluminum LRC C and D suspension
  • 2.0mm G10 chassis brace supports
  • Simplified 2.5mm carbon fiber battery strap with indexed battery locations, easy height setup, and battery removal for both standard and low-profile shorty batteries
  • New low-profile molded plastic battery posts included in addition to standard posts
  • New 16mm differential outdrives with a more durable, lightweight design
  • Updated rear wing with optional low trim line for reduced drag
  • Updated symmetrical rear arms with new shock mounting position (farther inside)
  • Updated plastic rear hubs for more durability on the upper link mount. RC10B74.1 hubs continue with the aluminum rear hub link mount and axle height adjustment in 1mm increments for fine tuning
  • Updated 2.5mm carbon fiber steering arms
  • Updated steering blocks with 5x12mm outer ball bearings with steel crush tubes for improved durability
  • Updated V2 2mm hard-anodized 7075-T6 aluminum chassis with spur gear clearance and updated mount holes for ESC tray

B74.1D new features:

  • Center differential with 72T and 78T spur gears and 200,000 cSt silicone fluid
  • Includes 1.2mm and 1.3mm anti-roll bars front and rear for dirt
  • 5.0mm rear hex adapters for wide stance with dirt tires
  • Includes updated kit setup with V2 spring package of Yellow front and Blue rear springs
  • Includes shorter 23mm front and 27.5mm V2 Big Bore threaded aluminum shocks with 12mm machined pistons and X-rings for lower CG, reduced weight, and improved performance
  • New 4mm graphite front shock tower lowered by 2mm with an additional row of tuning holes
  • New 4mm graphite rear shock tower lowered by 5.5mm for maximum stability and predictability
  • +3mm aluminum steering rack for optimized bump steer at low ride heights
  • 66mm rear CVA driveshafts and axles for more on-power traction and a more predictable driving feel
  • New molded ESC tray for quick electronics removal for cleaning
  • New molded 30mm fan mount and hardware (fan not included)

B74.1D updated features:

  • Updated aluminum LRC C and D suspension mounts for more rear traction and better cornering balance
  • Increased flex with 2.0mm G10 chassis brace supports for more predictable rear traction and better bump handling
  • New simplified design 2.5mm graphite battery strap with indexed battery locations, easy height setup, and battery removal for both standard and low-profile shorty batteries
  • New low-profile molded plastic battery posts included in addition to standard posts
  • New 16mm differential outdrives with a more durable, lightweight design
  • Updated rear wing with optional low carpet racing trim line for reduced drag in high traction
  • Updated symmetric rear arms with new shock mounting position (farther inside) for increased rear traction on dirt
  • Updated plastic rear hub for more durability on the upper link mount. RC10B74.1 hubs continue with the aluminum rear hub link mount and axle height adjustment in 1mm increments for fine tuning.
  • Updated 2.5mm graphite steering arms for increased durability
  • Updated plastic steering blocks with 5x12mm outer ball bearing with steel bearing tubes for improved durability
  • Updated V2 2mm hard-anodized 7075-T6 aluminum chassis with spur gear clearance and updated mount holes for ESC tray