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Old 07-10-2007, 04:45 PM
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Just found this on RC Driver. Pics and all!!!

http://forums.rcdriver.com/showthrea...=1460#post1460

I Will have one of these!!!!
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You just HAVE to pist pics, I need to be logged in and I'm not a member there.
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It is indeed for real......
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You just HAVE to pist pics, I need to be logged in and I'm not a member there.
it takes 1 min to register.... Not too hard
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The press release:

New Product. For Immediate Release: 7/10/07
The Factory Team B44 project came
to life in 2003 as a cooperative effort
between Team Associated and
J Concepts’ Jason Ruona and Brad
Reelfs. After Team Associated’s Ryan
Cavalieri won the 2005 IFMAR World
Championships in Collegno, Italy with the
BJ4 Worlds Edition, Area 51 shifted into
overdrive to produce a true ‘Associated’
inspired 4WD buggy that would continue to
dominate the 4WD off road racing class.
The B44 is the result of this two-year
development effort.
During the design and development stages Associated used their
extensive and well-proven skills to make a 4WD competition buggy that
is better suited to production. The results of this optimization are
realized by you, the customer, in a more cost-effective vehicle with
more readily available spare parts.
The B44 is built on a 2.5mm woven carbon fiber main chassis and top plate. What’s new is the
composite front bulkhead and rear chassis plate. These new features greatly improve overall
durability and increase the ground clearance, further enhancing the B44's performance.
Area 51 designers also improved the BJ4’s slipper clutch. The result is the B44’s new externally
adjustable, dual pad slipper clutch, which transfers power to the ground more efficiently and
effectively.
The B44 employs a hardened steel CVA drivetrain with lightened ball differentials for unparalleled
acceleration. The B44 soaks up the bumps using Factory Team hard anodized aluminum threaded
shocks with gold shock shafts. The shocks mount to durable 3mm woven carbon fiber shock towers,
making the B44 more responsive and giving quicker handling.
The B44 gets the full Factory Team treatment with blue titanium turnbuckles, blue aluminum shock
bushings and blue aluminum servo mounts for a car that looks as good as it is fast!
Many Team Associated fans from all over the world have asked us when we are going to build a
4WD buggy. Team Associated is proud to say that day has come with the B44, the only 4WD electric
race buggy that comes from a racing heritage with 20 IFMAR World Championships behind it.
#9060
Factory Team B44
Suggested Retail: $549.99
UPC# 84695 09060
Available: September 2007
2 of 2
Features of the Factory Team B44:
• Composite front bulkhead and rear chassis plate for improved durability and more ground clearance
• Externally adjustable, dual pad slipper clutch
• 3mm woven carbon fiber shock towers
• 2.5mm woven carbon fiber main chassis
and top plate
• Rear hubs use large .187 x .500 bearing
for more durability
• Lightened ball differentials front and rear
• Shaft drive for unparalleled acceleration
• Slotted motor mount for quick and easy
installation
• Blue aluminum center bulkhead cap with
molded bearing inserts
• Ball bearing steering with adjustable servo
save
• Hardened steel CVAs with cross pin retaining clips for ultimate reliability
• Front wheels and hexes are optimized to prevent hex stripping
• Hard anodized aluminum threaded shock bodies with Factory Team gold shock shafts
• Blue Factory Team titanium turnbuckles
• Blue Factory Team aluminum shock bushings
• Blue Factory Team aluminum servo mounts
• Blue Factory Team thumb screws and molded battery straps
Attached Thumbnails Team Associated B44 is for REAL-b44.jpg  
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most important. is it metric or SAE screws??
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Here you go........the easy to read version:

The Factory Team B44 project came to life in 2003 as a cooperative effort between Team Associated and J Concepts’ Jason Ruona and Brad Reelfs. After Team Associated’s Ryan Cavalieri won the 2005 IFMAR World Championships in Collegno, Italy with the BJ4 Worlds Edition, Area 51 shifted into overdrive to produce a true ‘Associated’ inspired 4WD buggy that would continue to dominate the 4WD off road racing class.

The B44 is the result of this two-year development effort. During the design and development stages Associated used their extensive and well-proven skills to make a 4WD competition buggy that is better suited to production. The results of this optimization are realized by you, the customer, in a more cost-effective vehicle with more readily available spare parts.

The B44 is built on a 2.5mm woven carbon fiber main chassis and top plate. What’s new is the composite front bulkhead and rear chassis plate. These new features greatly improve overall durability and increase the ground clearance, further enhancing the B44's performance. Area 51 designers also improved the BJ4’s slipper clutch. The result is the B44’s new externally adjustable, dual pad slipper clutch, which transfers power to the ground more efficiently and effectively.

The B44 employs a hardened steel CVA drivetrain with lightened ball differentials for unparalleled acceleration. The B44 soaks up the bumps using Factory Team hard anodized aluminum threaded shocks with gold shock shafts. The shocks mount to durable 3mm woven carbon fiber shock towers,
making the B44 more responsive and giving quicker handling.

The B44 gets the full Factory Team treatment with blue titanium turnbuckles, blue aluminum shock bushings and blue aluminum servo mounts for a car that looks as good as it is fast!

Many Team Associated fans from all over the world have asked us when we are going to build a 4WD buggy. Team Associated is proud to say that day has come with the B44, the only 4WD electric race buggy that comes from a racing heritage with 20 IFMAR World Championships behind it.
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I can confirm that the car is not Metric.
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September. Yeah right.

Thats 2.5 months. Gotta see it to believe it.
And theres no way to save 550.00 in 2 months.
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Originally Posted by Oliver_Webb View Post
I can confirm that the car is not Metric.
i'll wait for the HPI copy of it then j.k

anyone got both of the pics posted in the original post?
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Looks awesome. Might be just in time for indoor offroad season. I can't wait.
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Originally Posted by Hunter View Post
Looks awesome. Might be just in time for indoor offroad season. I can't wait.
I hope so.
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Looks Losi and Yokomo from the pic.
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Originally Posted by tyreguy View Post
it takes 1 min to register.... Not too hard
Nevermind, now that I see that pic looks like a happy day for J-Concepts. Another car based from theirs.
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Old 07-10-2007, 05:28 PM
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It also appears to be saddle pack and shaft drive.
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