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B74 Manual
New parts list
Product page
petitrc set-up page
Pistons explained

B64 carry-over parts:

- front and rear wheels
- springs
- pistons
- plastic diff gears
- shock caps
- spring cups
- arm mount inserts
- ball cups
- wing
- clamping wheel hexes
- generic hardware, tools, fluids
- ...

Fan mounts:
Revolution Design Yokomo YZ-4SF Aluminium Fan Mount RDRP0474
Schelle B74 Fan Mount and Wire Clip SCH1444 (SCH1444-COMBO with Motiv fan)
Revolution Design B74 Fan Mount RDRP0495

Aluminum options:
front shock tower RDRP0496
rear shock tower RDRP0497
rear hub set RDRP0489

Gear chart:

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Originally Posted by Krio View Post
The clear prototype on the first page has a gear diff in the center which is a staple on dirt for the most part. The B64's mediocre carpet capabilities are what drove most of the B74 changes, but I don't think they were at the expense of handling in the dirt. That being said, if you already have a B64D with the latest steering rack and other common dirt modifications, I don't think you'll see a massive improvement with the B74. Carpet guys will see the largest benefit, for sure.
I will run my b64 till I run out of spaces lol
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Details are posted. https://www.teamassociated.com/cars_...0B74/Team_Kit/
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That’s some xray pricing
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Wow, over $500 and it won't be long before people think they need to spend even more money in upgrades. At some point things are going to get too expensive to keep people interested. $300 was my limit.
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Wow, over $500 and it won't be long before people think they need to spend even more money in upgrades. At some point things are going to get too expensive to keep people interested. $300 was my limit.
$300 limit for a 4wd buggy? When was the last time that happened?

I can remember as far back as the B44.2 launch and that was ~$360 at launch if I'm not mistaken. B44.3 was ~$380, and B64 ~$420. Roughly.
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Are any USA retailers taking pre-orders yet? Thanks
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I wanted the new PR wheeler for carpet but if this one hits stores first, I'll be grabbing this one instead.
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Originally Posted by fredswain View Post
Wow, over $500 and it won't be long before people think they need to spend even more money in upgrades. At some point things are going to get too expensive to keep people interested. $300 was my limit.
For a new, current 4wd buggy, $500 is pretty much the going rate. A couple go as low as $450 and the TLR 22-4 2.0 is selling for $349.
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so....I will keep my 4wd for a while....
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Doesn't look like they will offer separate kits for carpet/dirt, since they specifically call out including swaybars for both conditions. Guess you'll need to spend another $60 to add a center gear diff, springs, and maybe pistons to get set up for medium/low traction tracks.
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Bigger front axle bearing is a nice touch, those small bearings take a ton of abuse.
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Doesn't look like they will offer separate kits for carpet/dirt, since they specifically call out including swaybars for both conditions. Guess you'll need to spend another $60 to add a center gear diff, springs, and maybe pistons to get set up for medium/low traction tracks.
How many of us don't already have springs and different shock pistons, a few yes but not a majority.

IMO, you don't "need" to run a gear diff on dirt. I run a slipper on mine and I do just fine. Although I will say, racing is a mental game and if I feel like I need something then I will go buy it. So I do see where you are coming from.
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I run a slipper on dirt. both have a different feel but work
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Are any USA retailers taking pre-orders yet? Thanks
OCRC has a waiting list.
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did they post an eta to stores? I assume 2-4 weeks after the pics
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