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Team Associated unveils the RC8B3


Team Associated has officially unveiled the RC8B3! In the hyper-competitive world of 1/8 scale off road racing one has to evolve and adapt or get left in the dust. Knowing this fact well, the engineers of Area 51 designed the RC8B3 Team Kit to be a winner in every aspect, from the build, to maintenance, and ultimately racing. Completely designed from the ground up. The RC8B3 starts with a hard-anodized 7075-T6 aluminum chassis designed for optimum weight distribution, ground clearance, and better overall handling. As a result, the RC8B3 Team Kit changes directions faster, and is more compliant and stable in rough terrain.

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World class suspension package. The RC8B3 has received an updated suspension that features a pillow-ball front upright for maximum steering and durability. Refined 16mm Big Bore hard-anodized aluminum threaded shocks and 3.5mm alloy shock shafts provide plush suspension travel. The RC8B3 features precision universal drive shafts front and rear to keep suspension travel free through the entire stroke.

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Designed to handle, built to win. The RC8B3 was designed by 1:8 scale racers for 1:8 scale racers, and delivers high performance that will help put you on the podium. RC8B3 Team Kit shown in these photos equipped with items NOT included in kit: engine, exhaust system, receiver battery, Reedy servos, wheels and tires. Body comes clear. Assembly and painting required.


Associated unveils 1/8 buggy teaser

New RC8 Buggy

Team Associated has released a first look at the new production RC8 (or whatever the new buggy will be dubbed). While this reveals very little regarding the details of the new car, it does tell us the buggy is closer to production than many have realized. The new buggy is long-awaited, and has already proven itself to be a race winning machine in even the prototype stages.

Source: Team Associated

Serpent releases Cobra GP 2.2 buggy

Cobra Nitro Buggy

Continuing on yesterday’s release of the Serpent Cobra B-e 2.1 buggy, today Serpent unveils the Cobra 2.2 nitro buggy. The 2.2 buggy qualified 6th, and finished 11th at the recent NeoX. The updated Cobra has received fresh new uprights, axles, driveshafts, axle boots, front sway bar, and includes hard coated shock caps, aluminum caster blocks, and a +4mm chassis for added rear end stability.

Source: Serpent

Serpent announces Cobra B-e 2.1 kit

Cobra V2

Serpent has announced today the upcoming Cobra B-e 2.1 1/8 electric buggy. The new buggy was first seen last weekend at the NeoX as team driver Jorn Neumann completed the weekend with a 4th place finish. Serpent states, “The changes for the new version are not big, but very important to make you go around the track easier and faster.” The key new features of the buggy include updated uprights, axles, driveshafts, axle boots, C-hubs, and front sway bar.

Source: Serpent

Tekno releases new EB48SL buggy

Tekno RC SL

Tekno RC has officially announced the new EB48SL 1/8 buggy. This is NOT a replacement for the EB48.2, but instead a new buggy kit for the emerging “Super Lite” 1/8 buggy class (hints EB48SL). The Super Lite class utilizes 2S LiPos (instead of 4S) and Pro4 SC motors and ESC’s. Why you ask? Many offroad tracks, especially smaller indoor facilities, do not want the liability, wear and tear on the track, and overall carnage that would be caused by full on 4S powered 1/8 E-Buggys. The Super Lite class lightens the cars, tames down the insane power, and in turn changing the minds of many track owners, and allowing 1/8 enthusiasts to race.

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Pre-production ORB FWD unveiled

ORB Buggy

Do you remember the ORB Racing Front Wheel Drive Conversion for the Team Durango DEX210 buggy we shared a few short weeks ago? Today the company has released more news regarding the unique buggy by sharing a first look of the pre-production car. ORB says, “The car was a joy to build and feels very solid…stay tuned as we prepare the car to undergo final testing soon!”

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Without a doubt, the ORB Racing buggy conversion is quite a sight to look at OFF the track, we anxiously await to see it in action ON the track soon. Stay tuned!

New Tekno 1/8 & SCT coming soon

Tekno Buggy

There is always rumors floating around of new cars, new products, and new developments being made within the industry. One rumor that has been circling for awhile now is a new and/or updated version of the popular Tekno SCT410 short course truck and EB48 buggy in the works. It would seem as though the rumors are not only true, but closer to reality than many may realize. While doing our daily surf, a few photos were found floating around the web. The photos appears to be Tekno-created ads/releases regarding BOTH, a new SCT410.3 and EB48SL! Read more…

AMain.com Pot o’ Gold Tub Giveaway


To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day AMain.com’s own leprechaun is stashing four Team Associated Limited Edition “Gold Tub” RC10 Classic Kits throughout the website. Simply find and click on the lucky “Pot O’ Gold Tub” image he hides each day on our website March 17 through March 20. Then enter into the daily drawing with your contact info, and be sure to enter each day that you find the lucky Pot O’ Gold Tub.  We’ll share hints on where to find the Pot O’ Gold Tub images on the AMain.com Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Remember to search for the hashtag #potofgoldtub if you are wise and want to win the Gold Tub prize.

CLICK HERE to begin the search for your chance to win!

Team Durango ships out new vehicles


Team Durango has announced today that their fresh new lineup of vehicles have officially left the warehouse, and are on their way to distributors worldwide. Despite the fact the vehicles are shipping out, Durango has yet to reveal any major details of the new vehicles. Provided in the announcement were a few teaser shots of the new vehicles, showing off a small amount of what to expect. Stay tuned for more details.

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ORB’s DEX210 FWD conversion kit


ORB Racing has shared a few early automated drawings, photos, and test runs of their latest project, the FF210 Front Wheeld Drive buggy. This buggy is based on the prototype buggy used to win the MAC Vlijmen Winter Championship, and is a Team Durango DEX210 conversion kit using 3D printed nylon components and composite plates. The car will accept shorty, saddle, and square LiPo packs for various configurations. We are told ORB Racing is currently arranging component suppliers and the production of a mold for the unique body shell this car will require.

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