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rigor 09-24-2012 02:46 PM

B44.2 Build & Tuning FAQ with Links at bottom of this 1st post

July 15th 2014 - Link to Official Team Associated B44.3 FT Kit

The RC10B44 is a proven winning platform with two I.F.M.A.R. World Championships and four R.O.A.R. National titles under its belt!

The B44.2 Factory Team kit takes the next step in drawing out every opportunity to maximize the 4WD buggy's potential.

The big news on the B44.2 is the new Factory Team 12mm 'Big Bore' hard-anodized shocks. The shocks feature threaded collars, machined aluminum shock caps with bleed screws, and are completed with TiN "Gold" 3mm shock shafts.

The end result is a 12mm shock that delivers a plush and compliant ride that keeps the B44.2's tires planted on the ground.

The B44.2 also received an updated 2.5mm carbon-fiber chassis that is 8mm longer and 3mm narrower than the previous model. This not only improves stability and overall handling of the B44.2 but also accommodates the new LiPo quick-change battery mounting system, and VTS multiplate slipper assembly.

The engineers in Area 51 have once again evolved the B44 to keep it a winner, while everyone else is just trying to keep up. If you're ready to step up your 4WD program, the B44.2 is ready for you!

Factory Team 12mm 'Big Bore' hard anodized aluminum threaded shocks with TiN "Gold" 3mm shock shafts

Updated 2.5mm carbon-fiber chassis +8mm optimized for LiPo saddle packs

VTS slipper (variable torque, multi-plate slipper with 3 drive surfaces) assembly featuring a high-rate spring

Composite battery trays allow for battery position adjustment with integrated spacers and quick-change battery straps

Updated 3.5mm front shock tower and 3.0mm rear shock tower designed specifically for the new 12mm shocks

Factory Team 12mm aluminum rear clamping hexes and rear hex wheels

Updated front top deck for increased rigidity featuring locking antenna mount

Factory Team 7075-T6 blue aluminum 0 rear hubs with oversized outer bearing

Updated front suspension arm for increased durability

Blue aluminum cam-type motor mount for easier and more secure gear mesh adjustments

JConcepts Finnisher +8mm body (clear) and Factory Team protective chassis tape included

B44.2 Build and Tune FAQ - Updated October 12th, 2013

All videos courtesy of UN4RACING

B44.2 Kit Manual - Page 4 - Pre-Build Diff Cleaning
B44.2 Kit Manual - Page 4 - Diff Build
B44.2 Kit Manual - Page 4 - Diff Break In
B44.2 Kit Manual - Page 5/6 - Gearboxes - Part 1
B44.2 Kit Manual - Page 5/6 - Gearboxes - Part 2
B44.2 Kit Manual - Page 7 - Steering Rack
B44.2 Kit Manual - Page 8 - Chassis Front End
B44.2 Kit Manual - Page 9 - Chassis Rear End
B44.2 Kit Manual - Page 10 - Slipper Pre-Build
B44.2 Kit Manual - Page 10 - Slipper Assembly
B44.2 Kit Manual - Page 11 - Center Bulkheads
B44.2 Kit Manual - Page 11 - Front Upper Chassis
B44.2 Kit Manual - Page 12 - Rear Upper Chassis
B44.2 Kit Manual - Page 13 - Turnbuckle Build
B44.2 Kit Manual - Page 13/15 - Drivetrain CVA Build
B44.2 Kit Manual - Page 13/14 - Front Suspension Build
B44.2 Kit Manual - Page 15 - Rear Suspension Build
B44.2 Kit Manual - Page 16 - Anti-Roll Bar
B44.2 Kit Manual - Page 17 - Battery Tray - Part 1
B44.2 Kit Manual - Page 17 - Battery Tray - Part 2
B44.2 Kit Manual - Page 18 - Shock Build - Part 1
B44.2 Kit Manual - Page 18 - Shock Build - Part 2.1
B44.2 Kit Manual - Page 18 - Shock Build - Part 2.2
B44.2 Kit Manual - Page 18 - Shock Build - Part 3
B44.2 Kit Manual - Page 18 - Shock Build - Part 4
B44.2 Kit Manual - Page 19 - Finishing the Build
B44.2 Kit Manual - Page 19/20 - Wiring & Electronics
B44.2 - Diff Break in on the Table
B44.2 - Easy Slipper Installation
B44.2 - Handy Diff Adjustment Tool
B44.2 - How to Build the Handy Diff Tool
B44.2 - Trouble Shooting Droop and CVA Plunge
B44.2 - Front Arm O-Ring Mod

Team Associated Driver Setup Sheets

rob martin 09-24-2012 02:51 PM


Originally Posted by big chris (Post 11248699)
Here is the Newest Team Associated 4wd Buggy.

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b9...0/image013.jpg

Looks great..Subtle changes but stuff that counts

secretboy 09-24-2012 02:55 PM

so sick

Bob Barry 09-24-2012 02:57 PM

looks sick...... wish I wasn't poor :(

30Tooth 09-24-2012 03:02 PM

Great update.The 12mm hex is just for the rear end?

Matt Trimmings 09-24-2012 03:18 PM


Originally Posted by 30Tooth (Post 11248786)
Great update.The 12mm hex is just for the rear end?

the front end already uses a hex

pink_sleeve 09-24-2012 03:20 PM

Aluminum turnbuckles?

30Tooth 09-24-2012 03:22 PM

Yes,I have a B44 but the front isn't 12mm hex that's why I asked if that changed.

Jmuck69 09-24-2012 03:28 PM

Can't you use the B4.1 front hexes on the front?

big chris 09-24-2012 03:30 PM

It looks as if the front is an aluminum hub just not clamping. It's held in by a pin.

mxracer458 09-24-2012 03:32 PM

Plastic battery tray and hold downs?at least leave the hold down carbon

Jmuck69 09-24-2012 03:34 PM

Buy a marked down B44.1, get the big bores and updated shock towers and throw on an AVID slipper system and your done.

Matt Trimmings 09-24-2012 03:35 PM

Front hub doesnt look to have changed. you cant use the b4 hexes on the front because the 4wd wheels arent 12mm hex.

Matt Trimmings 09-24-2012 03:36 PM


Originally Posted by pink_sleeve (Post 11248856)
Aluminum turnbuckles?

gotta be a error, those are the standard FT Titanium Turnbuckles.

OptimumRC 09-24-2012 03:48 PM


Originally Posted by Jmuck69 (Post 11248913)
Buy a marked down B44.1, get the big bores and updated shock towers and throw on an AVID slipper system and your done.

Except you still wouldn't have the longer chassis, and all the stuff that goes with that.


Originally Posted by Matt Trimmings (Post 11248918)
gotta be a error, those are the standard FT Titanium Turnbuckles.

I agree. I would bet money that has to be a typo! Especially since the photo appears to be the standard titanium turnbuckle.


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