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Old 01-18-2009, 05:11 PM   #1
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Questions?? What Kind & Is It Worth Rebuilding? [Team AE] *PICS*

This Electric Off-Road truck I got is pretty old. I was probably not a teen yet when I played with it. Now I'm 21, and want to get back into the hobby. Before searching for a new generation R/C I would like to know if this is fixable.

What model is this Team AE RC?
Are their available hopups? I would like to strengthen a couple parts because I will be bashing this sucker a bit.
Is it worth the rebuild?
Any Suggestions on anything?

As you can see from the pictures below, I'm missing a receiver and servo. I will be taking them out from my Nitro Hpi RS4 and putting in this baby.









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Old 01-18-2009, 05:33 PM   #2
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Could be an RC10t. It is worth rebuilding if you are just playing with it but to race you would be better off getting a T4 or something similar...
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Old 01-18-2009, 05:43 PM   #3
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Nah, I won't be into racing right now. Just want this baby to start working again so I can make my own jumps and stuff. If it is a rc10t, will I be able to buy hopups or other parts? Are there other parts besides using AE parts?

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Nah, I won't be into racing right now. Just want this baby to start working again so I can make my own jumps and stuff. If it is a rc10t, will I be able to buy hopups or other parts? Are there other parts besides using AE parts?

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Looks like the first-gen RC10T. You won't be able to buy hopups unless parts for the RC10 T4 (the current version) interchange, but I doubt that many will. I am still running a Losi XX-T, which came out about the same time that your RC10T did. I either buy used cars off of Ebay and part them out for spares, or get used pieces as they come up on here or on Ebay. That's your best bet, as they have stopped making new parts for that truck long ago. But if you don't mind searching hard for parts, and just want to bash with it, go for it. It will still be fun!

Check these auctions out and it will give you an idea of what you are up against:
http://cgi.ebay.com/VINTAGE-TEAM-ASS...3%3A1|294%3A50

http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-RC10-RC1...3%3A1|294%3A50
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Cool, thanks for the reply! I'm glad I finally know what model my car is.

What about springs? I think that's the only thing right now that I need to replace. Do I only need to use AE specified springs? Thx.
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There are still plenty of hopups available for the Rc10t. The one you have appears to be the sport edition which should have bushings unless you upgraded them already, so that would be a good upgrade. You can still buy Rpm front and rear arms and body posts. Lunsford still makes titanium tie rods and hinge pins. You can upgrade the rear axle carriers to the RPM big bearing carriers, If you want to use new style wheels you will have to buy the MIP cvds with the 3/16" axles. The steering arms and carriers along with everything else I mentioned are the same as the components used on the Rc10gt which was just recently discontinued which is why these items are still available, so grab them while you can.

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You can still get a lot of parts for these, especially from RPM racing. They make a lot of stuff for the black tub rc10 gt and the front and rear suspensions are interchangeable on the gt and the 10t.
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You can still get a lot of parts for these, especially from RPM racing. They make a lot of stuff for the black tub rc10 gt and the front and rear suspensions are interchangeable on the gt and the 10t.
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check out RC10talk.com, lots of good info there on vintage cars/trucks.
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Also, I would definitely recommend getting some fresh turnbuckles before you do get that thing rolling. They are super weak.
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Sweeet!! Thanks everyone for the replies. That helped a lot. Tomorrow I will start the rebuild.
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Old 01-19-2009, 12:26 AM   #12
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You'll have a hard time breaking anything on that truck. The old suspension arms are so chunky.
The down side is they weigh about 2kg race ready with a nimh battery.
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