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Old 01-10-2013, 03:11 PM
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Factory Team 12mm "Big Bore" hard anodized aluminum threaded shocks with TiN "Gold" 3mm shock shafts
VTS slipper (variable torque, multi-plate slipper with 3 drive surfaces) assembly featuring a high-resolution spring
Factory Team blue aluminum bellcrank set
Factory Team 12mm blue aluminum front and rear clamping hexes with hex wheels
Factory Team 7075-T6 blue aluminum 0 rear hubs with oversized outer bearing
+8mm B4 chassis and Pro-Line Bulldog +8mm body
Updated shock towers optimized for the 12mm "Big Bore" shocks
Ball differential with light-weight outdrives
Factory Team carbon fiber battery strap and blue aluminum thumb screws
CVA joints with pin retainer clips
Factory Team rear ballast weight
Factory Team blue titanium turnbuckles
Complete set of precision ball bearings
Factory Team blue aluminum hinge pin brace, milled motor plate, servo mounts, and much more!

http://www.teamassociated.com/cars_a.../Factory_Team/

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This post in this thread will be intended for essential mods, upgrades, tips, etc. You will find all of what's needed to know about this car here...


Associated Big Bore Rear Spring Rates: - The springs in italics are the "most" commonly used springs for the b4.2

• ASC91335 - 12mm Rear Spring (Black/1.90lbs)
• ASC91336 - 12mm Rear Spring (Green/2.00lbs)
• ASC91337 - 12mm Rear Spring (White/2.10lbs)

• ASC91338 - 12mm Rear Spring (Gray/2.20lbs)
• ASC91339 - 12mm Rear Spring (Blue/2.30lbs)
• ASC91340 - 12mm Rear Spring (Yellow/2.40lbs)


Associated Big Bore Front Spring Rates:
• ASC91325 - 12mm Front Spring (Brown/2.85lbs)
• ASC91326 - 12mm Front Spring (Black/3.00lbs)
• ASC91327 - 12mm Front Spring (Green/3.15lbs)

• ASC91328 - 12mm Front Spring (White/3.30lbs)
• ASC91329 - 12mm Front Spring (Gray/3.45lbs)
• ASC91330 - 12mm Front Spring (Blue/3.60lbs)
• ASC91331 - 12mm Front Spring (Yellow/3.75lbs)
• ASC91332 - 12mm Front Spring (Red/3.90lbs)
• ASC91333 - 12mm Front Spring (Orange/4.05lbs)
• ASC91334 - 12mm Front Spring (Purple/4.20lbs)


Gearing starting points by motor/track type


Small Track:
17.5 - 69/30-32

Medium Track:
7.5 - 78/22-24

Large Track:
7.5 - 81/22


Popular upgrades:

JConcepts
JConcepts Aluminum Rear Wing Mounts
JConcepts Battery Hold Down Thumb Screws
JConcepts Monroe Battery Brace

Essential Mods:

Grub Screw for Rear Hubs:

This should eliminate all slop associated with the rear hubs becoming "loose"

Tools Needed:
Dubro Tap set
4-40 grub screw

1. Drill a hole into the bottom of the rear hub all the way through until you reach about the middle of the hinge pin
2. Tap hole with 4-40
3. Insert 4-40 grub screw that will go down into the hinge pin.



Shaved U-Brace Mod

Thus Mod is used in conjunction with the C hub and will lower the inside ball stud by about 2mm. To remove the material or "shave" the brace you will need a dremel or an equivalent too for grinding/sanding/milling. Below is a picture describing where to remove the material. The red circled areas need to me shaved to the same level as the u-brace top (yellow arrow). The best way to shave the brace as explained by "Razathorn":

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Measure with digital calipers the area right next to where you're going to shave to see what the total height should be when you're done. This is very important. Then shave things down around 75% with a sanding drump, then use a cut-off wheel back side to shave the last 25% level and flat in small increments, measuring often and correcting.

Wayne




How to's:

Build a ball diff

How to build shocks

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Finally!
No doubt.....Been waiting on this. I've got money says the t4 and sc10 are next
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well at least all of us can upgrade our current cars
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this thread was technically first, just sayin'
Yes, my thread was first i'm fast.
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Yes yours was first by three mins, which is why all future threads on the b4.2 will be locked, so consider yourself the creator of the b4.2 thread. Now get ready to keep up with this thread and update your original post ;-), g'luck and have fun........
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I wonder what the street price will be. Under $299 is a great deal IMO
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Since Mine Was Deleted Heres An Update For U
On There FB Page They Posted THIS! Watcha Think??? Who might sell there buggy to get this????



Features
B4.2 Factory Team Kit Features:

Factory Team 12mm "Big Bore" hard anodized aluminum threaded shocks with TiN "Gold" 3mm shock shafts
VTS slipper (variable torque, multi-plate slipper with 3 drive surfaces) assembly featuring a high-resolution spring
Factory Team blue aluminum bellcrank set
Factory Team 12mm blue aluminum front and rear clamping hexes with hex wheels
Factory Team 7075-T6 blue aluminum 0 rear hubs with oversized outer bearing
+8mm B4 chassis and Pro-Line Bulldog +8mm body
Updated shock towers optimized for the 12mm "Big Bore" shocks
Ball differential with light-weight outdrives
Factory Team carbon fiber battery strap and blue aluminum thumb screws
CVA joints with pin retainer clips
Factory Team rear ballast weight
Factory Team blue titanium turnbuckles
Complete set of precision ball bearings
Factory Team blue aluminum hinge pin brace, milled motor plate, servo mounts, and much more!
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Anyone heard of what the price tag might be?
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Sorry but if thats what they came up with for their next model?? Its the same buggy, just a few upgrades. Everyone was right I guess....
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Anyone heard of what the price tag might be?
I'm gonna venture out and say $249-$299. Mark should be right at $279 i'm guessing.
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The front and rear shock towers have the same part number on the AE website. Must be a slight running change to their shape rather than a full redesign.
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Sorry but if thats what they came up with for their next model?? Its the same buggy, just a few upgrades. Everyone was right I guess....
For the price you'll pay for those upgrades, you might as well build a whole new kit, which is what i'll end up doing...
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