Associated 18R

Old 10-31-2007, 10:00 PM
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Questions?? Associated 18R

Is the Associated R a good on-road car to run. Wat are some good upgrades to do to it. Any info you can give me will be great.
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Old 10-31-2007, 11:43 PM
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I have herd an awful lot about how good it is.
Depending on if your going to race you can decide if you wanna run stock,mod,brushless etc...
Some upgrade's.
That still depend's on if you run brushless or stock/mod.
If you run brushless i would get some extra diff's,Allinum motor mount,Extra bearing's,Allinum dogbone's and stuff like that for stock you can upgrade it i would get some extra diff's,allinum dogbone's and what ever extra part's you think you might need and any other fancy thing's for the car.
I personaly would get
Xray
m18 kit
m18 pro kit
m18 rtr
Go to your local track and see what everybody is running on onrado 1/18th.


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U think I should go with an Xray kit.
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Old 11-01-2007, 09:06 AM
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Reason why you would get that suggestion is that the Xray is more of a traditional 1/18 scale dedicated racer. The 18R is bigger than the m18 from what I recall, it more matches up with the Sportwerks recoil better than the m18 or hpi rs4 size wise.

The 18R is also setup (even the niteline from what I have heard) as a rally car first. So, you will need to convert it to more onroad duties.

There is nothing wrong with the car based on what it was made for, but you just need to keep in mind that when running against a traditional 1/18 scale sedan like the xrays.

Personally, if the track is very open about chassis selection, the BRP SC18V2 is a beast on the track.
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the BRP car. I never heard of it is there a site for that car.
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The 18R is a VERY fun little racer.. With the rite setup of course.. I have run/tested/tuned various lil micro racers and the 18R is by far my favorite. Albeit in a class of its own. It has the suspension to soak up the imperfections of most parkinglot tracks, where the MRS4 and M18 would suffer... That being said you have MOST of the favored tuning/adjustment options you would find on its 1/10 big brothers.. This alone makes it a RACER in my opinion..
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Info on the BRP can be found on www.brpracing.com .

The BRP is a tank, it will take a beating no problem and performs well too. Think of it along the lines of the robitronic scalpel.

Now, assuming you are going to race this, you should really take a look and see what is popular at your track, now it performs, etc.

the 18R however would be great on asphalt or other parking lot style racing where the surface isn't smooth.
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It depends on what you want to do with it. If you just want to cruz around the car is a blast. If you want to race it then it requires a lot of work. It requires hop-ups just to get it to steer accurate enough for racing. Those mini servos have little torque which seems to cause re-centering issues on its own. The short wheelbase makes them very twitchy. If you want to race you should get one of those other cars mentioned. In the mini class where I race (on carpet) the RC18s get clobbered by the Xray and Sportwerks Recoil. For racing purposes I was disappointed in my RC18R so I got a 1/10 touring car and am much happier. But again, if you just want to play around and steering accuracy doesn’t matter much then get the RC18R. It is a neat car.
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there are some simple mods out there to tighten up the steering. Main thing I see of concern is the chassis flex under high power. Its very noticeable in the RC18T I have which brushless power. Similar to the torque steer issue that was around with shaft driven touring cars.

Again, it can be made raceable, just not a free lunch.
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I got a good used 18T that I will convert over to the R sedan. Wat will I need parts wise to convert over. Thx
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Old 11-02-2007, 09:10 AM
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55t spur,arms, axles, shock towers, front shocks for the rear,body and body mounts.
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thx for the help
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Old 11-05-2007, 12:26 AM
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How does the 18R compare to a M18? I'm talking totally stock. The 18R is a 6 cell and the M18 is only a 5 cell. Is the motor in the M18 RTR faster than an 18R?
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for racing on a carpet track, I would say the M18 stock will perform better than the 18R since the 18R is setup for rally conditions. The 18R may be faster, but the m18 probably will corner better.

On a parking lot surface, the 18R probably will perform better especially over uneven sections.
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Wat about the Exotek Chassis. I have been hearing about them bout dont know if they are worth the $$$$.
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