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Old 03-03-2010, 01:02 PM
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I have an old team associated r/c 10. I would like to go to a brushless motor and stronger gear box. could also use new shocks and miscellaneous parts.
Is this possible?
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I have an old team associated r/c 10. I would like to go to a brushless motor and stronger gear box. could also use new shocks and miscellaneous parts.
Is this possible?
thanks for any assistance
Team Associated makes a conversion kit for this. They call it their RC10B4 I believe...
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The weak link in the original 32p 6 gear gear box was the idlers, I've never taken a set out, but some have.
TowerHobbies still lists the counter gears as in in stock.
It will likely survive, but there is no slipper on that box.

The 1st gen Stealth was a 2.4 ratio & the RC10ce was one of the few I know that had a aluminum tub & Stealth...
It is a matter of drilling 4 holes & getting or drilling the tranny to bulkhead brace., but if you have a mint gold tub don't bother.
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Originally Posted by GLwagon View Post
The weak link in the original 32p 6 gear gear box was the idlers, I've never taken a set out, but some have.
TowerHobbies still lists the counter gears as in in stock.
It will likely survive, but there is no slipper on that box.

The 1st gen Stealth was a 2.4 ratio & the RC10ce was one of the few I know that had a aluminum tub & Stealth...
It is a matter of drilling 4 holes & getting or drilling the tranny to bulkhead brace., but if you have a mint gold tub don't bother.
I have one of the first RC10ce with the Stealth gearbox and it's 2,25 ratio the B2 was the first with a 2,4 ratio
(have one of those as well )
The Robinson Racing RC10GT Steel Idler Gear will fit in the 2,25 tranny
And RPM have a 2.65 Stealth Conversion For the RC10T gold tub

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Originally Posted by goldpan View Post
I have an old team associated r/c 10. I would like to go to a brushless motor and stronger gear box. could also use new shocks and miscellaneous parts.
Is this possible?
thanks for any assistance

Go here: http://www.rc10talk.com/
These guys can give you all the advice you'll ever want.

Also, check this thread:
http://www.rc10talk.com/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=5483
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I raced these cars back in the 80's try finding a graphite chassis also MIP made a diff for these which was way better than stock. Another thing you can do is hand file the idler gears and dif gear they will be much smoother and last longer as they were fairly burred up butas one of the previous post said that is the week point. Someone made a metal Idler gear but they never panned out. Good luck
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Originally Posted by B Allen View Post
I raced these cars back in the 80's try finding a graphite chassis also MIP made a diff for these which was way better than stock. Another thing you can do is hand file the idler gears and dif gear they will be much smoother and last longer as they were fairly burred up butas one of the previous post said that is the week point. Someone made a metal Idler gear but they never panned out. Good luck
The Robinson Racing RC10GT Steel Idler Gear will fit in the 2,25 tranny

And I have a fiberlite tub chassis and 2 different CF chassis for the RC10
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Id sell the gold pan (people are usually looking for them) and buy a more modern car that parts are readily available for. Unless you are into vintage RC racing, but if you are looking to go BL, I doubt it.

http://shop.ebay.com/?_from=R40&_trk...All-Categories
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qClCFng0ceE

in this race you have
2 rc10's
2 rc10b2's
3 rc10b4's

the 2 rc10's placed 1st and 3rd.


as for brushless the stock 2.25 stealth transmission will handle brushless power just as well as any modern buggy. but to make your life a bit easier i would suggest to also pick up the rpm 2.65 conversion for the trans. it's less than $20 from tower. the b4 transmission is a 2.60 gear ratio. so with the rpm transmission kit you will be able to use the same spur and pinion gear sizes that are used with the b4.
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The Winning Edge with " Jammin ' " Jay Halsey . Part 1 of 5.
1986 . Team Associated produced the RC10. Featuring designer Roger Curtis . Plus ;- Gene Husting , who designed the tyres and some other things, plus motor magician Mike Reedy.

Part 1 of 5.
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The Robinson Racing RC10GT Steel Idler Gear will fit in the 2,25 tranny

And I have a fiberlite tub chassis and 2 different CF chassis for the RC10
Is Fiberlite still in business? I was looking at an srt chassis from them a couple of month ago.
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I don't think so
but I just found this on radiocontrolzone
It's from another British company ..they are not in business either
It's identical to the one I have









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fiberlyte is still in business. fiberlyte was the company that made the chassis that was sold under the com-com name.

http://www.fibre-lyte.co.uk/

the chassis is a work of art but imo does better on the shelf than the track.
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fiberlyte is still in business. fiberlyte was the company that made the chassis that was sold under the com-com name.

http://www.fibre-lyte.co.uk/

the chassis is a work of art but imo does better on the shelf than the track.
OH WOW it's still available 123.50 GBP !!! I paid 45 GBP for a complete roller
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I have an old team associated r/c 10. I would like to go to a brushless motor and stronger gear box. could also use new shocks and miscellaneous parts.
Is this possible?
thanks for any assistance
You can use the B4 top shaft and slipper assembly if you have a stealth transmission. From there you won't have any power handling issues.

There is a guy on rc10talk (member name Atlas) that sells carbon fiber shock towers for the RC10 that allow the use of B4 shocks. They are also available on eBay from the same person. He also carries the carbon tranny brace, aluminum arm mounts (f&r), aluminum arms (f&r), aluminum steering cranks and aluminum body posts. The only things on the car that you can't find readily are the chassis and the bulkhead. Everything else is in decent supply and available new.

You can also run LiPo batteries in the RC10. If you take the front battery cup out and replace it with B44 battery posts and thumb screws and a B4 battery hold down it will work perfectly.

The front caster blocks, steering knuckles and axles can also be replaced with B4 parts along with the rear hub carriers. This allows use of the B4 wheels.

Ace hobby carries the B3 wheel under the Thunder Tiger laber, part number PD8982.

When using the B4 rear carriers (mine uses Racers Edge .5) you must use the B44 CVD's.

For the ones that say it's not competetive; there was one that finished 2nd at the indoor nationals in MO and when I ran mine 2 weeks ago, it was 1 second a lap slower than my B4 without any tuning. I was just shy of TQ with the B4 so it's not like it was laboring aroung the track.

Hope this helps!
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