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.
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.
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.
This vehicle needs extra parts to make it operational. Click on the SPECS tab above to see what extra equipment you'll need to make the vehicle operational, such as engine, wheels and tires.
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.
Front suspension features pillow-ball uprights for increased adjustability and improved durability
Lightweight ring gears and optimized precision ball bearing sizing reduces drivetrain rotational mass for improved acceleration and fuel economy
Gearboxes feature a 3.38:1 internal gear ratio with fast access differentials for quick removal, tuning and maintenance
Six universal drive shafts for efficient drivetrain power delivery and ease of maintenance
Braking system features bonded pads and machined steel rotors for maximum braking force and reduced fade
7075-T6 aluminum 16mm Big Bore threaded shocks with TiN coated 3.5mm shafts, larger diameter precision springs, and optimized bladders for more precise volume compensation
7075-T6 aluminum shock towers front and rear feature finely tuned shock mounting and upper arm positions
Refined suspension geometry with lower hinge pin inserts for quick and easy roll center adjustments
Lightweight one-piece wing mounts feature height and forward positioning adjustment for more precise handling
Carbon fiber radio tray with sealed receiver box keeps dirt and debris from receiver
Large capacity fuel tank with floating clunk filter and optimized internal baffles keep fuel flowing in the most extreme conditions
Pro-Line RC8B3 clear body and Team Associated molded wing 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)
Gear Ratio: 3.38:1
* This vehicle comes as a kit and must be fully assembled by the user. Electronics and/or an engine/motor may be required.
Required 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
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)
1:8 scale buggy tires
1:8 scale buggy wheels
CA (cyanoacrylic) glue
Polycarbonate-specific spray paint or polycarbonate-specific bottled paint and airbrush
Reamer or hole punch for making holes in body
Ride height gauge
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