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Old 09-14-2004, 01:42 PM   #1
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TEAM ASSOCIATED RC18T
RC18T series | 1:18 scale | electric powered | 4WD truck

Team Associated is proud to announce the RC18T Ready-to-Run, their first “mini” sized, 1:18 scale
vehicle. The 18T is not your typical “toy-class” small truck… it was designed from the ground up by
Team Associated’s award-winning team of engineers for competition-level performance and rugged
durability far beyond the competition.
The 18T’s racing heritage is apparent in many features of the truck, including its efficient shaft-drive,
4WD powertrain featuring adjustable ball differentials front and rear. The 18T is powered by an
inline-mounted “Super 280” high-performance motor, bolted to an aluminum motor mount with several
mounting holes to fit most any aftermarket 1:18 scale hop-up motor. A high-capacity 1100mah
nickel-metal hydride (Ni-MH) battery pack is included with the 18T, as well as a convenient
charger. The 18T comes standard with a 55 tooth spur gear and a metal 12 tooth
pinion with set screw. However, the truck will accommodate larger spur gears (up to 60 teeth) by
changing the small gear cover on the underside of the chassis.

All the Team Associated “XP” series electronics in the 18T are completely modular, allowing
independent replacement of the receiver, steering servo, and the new “XPS” micro speed control
with reverse, which provides smooth throttle control and will handle most aftermarket hop-up motors.

In the suspension department, the 18T distinguishes itself from the pack with real oil-filled shocks for
smooth, consistent damping. Each of the four lower suspension arms are identical and
interchangeable, front to back and right to left. Molded upper suspension links ensure that the 18T’s
suspension is correctly set from the start. However, steel or titanium turnbuckle kits will be offered for
those racers wanting more adjustability. The 18T also features four high-traction “Mini-Pin” racing
compound tires with foam inserts mounted on racing-style dish wheels.

Of course, the 18T will be supported by a full line of Associated’s “Factory Team” performance parts
and accessories, including machined aluminum suspension arms, shock towers, and shock bodies. In
addition, Reedy will soon be offering more powerful motors and batteries to fit the 18T and other
Mini-sized vehicles.

If you’re looking for the next big thing in small trucks, you’ve found it…Team Associated’s RC18T!




WOW....Iam getting one of these babies...........



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Old 09-14-2004, 02:34 PM   #2
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So they'll take the time to make a 4wd 18th mini truck, which doesn't fit into any existing racing class, thus making it a niche' market right out of the box......
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but they won't make a 4wd electric buggy, which we have been asking for/begging for years?!?!
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There is already a thread on this in the offroad section.
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At a lot of tracks there is just a generic 1:18th scale class and there are several cars of all types in it. This isn't the first 1:18th truck either.
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there might not have a 4wd buggy as yet but you don't know what they have going on in the R&D department

for all we know, this could just be a taster for what they have planned for the future...

i think its gonna be pricey..more expensive than the mini-t..but imo will be much more fun

4wd mamba powered fun
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why a 4wd truck when losi has a 2wd truck? wouln't they want to give losi some compition?
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looks preatty cool!
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why a 4wd truck when losi has a 2wd truck? wouln't they want to give losi some compition?
Why NOT 4wd??? Isn't 4wd ALOT more fun than 2???
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There is already one of these threads on this forum.
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TPhalen... any idea on when these will be in stores. I'm assuming before Christmas at least.
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Now that AE released 18th scale 4wd...

Will a mini 18th TC4 follow using the same drive train.
Hope so.
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TPhalen... any idea on when these will be in stores. I'm assuming before Christmas at least.
Per Associated website.....Projected release: end of November 2004

Should hit LHS shelves in time for the holidays....

woooooooooooooohhooooooooooooo

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I dont know but it looks tight as hell.
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Now that AE released 18th scale 4wd...

Will a mini 18th TC4 follow using the same drive train.
Hope so.
I would think so, take that same chassis, put some different arms and shock towers on it, instant 1/18th TC4.
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