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Old 05-10-2013, 02:51 PM
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Cool Official Team Associated Rival Monster Truck Thread

OK, peeps, here is the official thread, post away.
Mine is in the shop all ready, a wire pulled off from the
ESC fan, I hope the hobby shop guy can solder it.
If not, a new fan will have to be ordered.


Is any one going to buy lipos for theirs?
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http://www.teamassociated.com/cars_a...ter_Truck/RTR/
Rival Monster Truck Ready-To-Run


Brushless Powered Electric Monster Truck

Turn your backyard into your own car-crunching, ramp-flying, monster truck arena!

Team Associated is proud to bring to you the Rival Monster Truck - a Ready-To-Run brushless-powered, 4WD monster truck in the Qualifier Series! The Rival comes ready to crush the competition with many high-performance features, including the XP 2.4GHz radio system, a Reedy brushless power system, and two 7-cell 8.4 volt Reedy WolfPack batteries wired with Deans� Ultra Plug� Connectors.

The Rival Monster Truck features a super long travel independent suspension that is managed by eight fluid-filled, adjustable coil-over shocks, giving the Rival the ability to roll over just about anything in its path. Giant aggressive monster truck tires provide maximum traction, letting the Rival claw through the toughest terrain with ease. The 4WD drivetrain includes three sealed gear differentials that transfer the power with tough steel CVA drive shafts to both ends of the truck.
This vehicle may need extra parts to make it operational. Click on the SPECS tab above to see what's already included and what extra equipment you may need to make the vehicle operational, such as batteries.
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When you hear the Team Associated Rival rumbling towards a jump, the hair on your arms stands up on end and when the truck launches in the air, you start to shake with adrenaline. The Rival is a blast for backyard play and is backed up with excellent durability. I crashed this truck, launched this truck, and blew donuts; it's purely a fun machine that delivers. Team Associated, this is the second Qualifier Series vehicle that I've reviewed and it will stay in my personal stable rather than being passed along to a friend; keep it up! --RC Driver, Sept. 2013
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Features

•XP SC1300-DB brushless electronic speed control with dual Deans� Ultra Plug�: features independent battery voltage sensing for optimum battery performance (two 2S, 7.4V LiPo maximum)
•Reedy 1515-SL 2000kV brushless motor
•XP 2.4GHz radio system, high torque DS1510MG metal gear servo, and water-resistant receiver box
•2 Reedy 7-cell/8.4V NiMH WolfPack batteries with Deans� Ultra Plugs� included
•Factory-finished RIVAL monster truck style body
•3-gear differential drivetrain including a center differential for superior traction and performance
•Big aggressive monster truck tires with bead-lock style wheels that use 1:8 scale type 17mm wheel hexes and locking wheel nuts
•Ultra-rigid aluminum monster truck chassis
•8 adjustable fluid-filled shock absorbers
•Durable, impact-absorbing bumpers front and rear
•Tough 4mm steel wire roll bar protects the body and chassis during roll-overs and tumbles
•Battery tray holds two 6- or 7-cell NiCd/NiMH or two 2S LiPo battery packs
•5mm heavy-duty adjustable alloy steel turnbuckles
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Rival Monster Truck Ready-To-Run


Vehicle Specifications

Power Source: Electric
Terrain: Off-Road
Body Style: Monster Truck
Scale Size: 1:8 Scale
Assembly Level: Ready-To-Run*
Length: 595mm (23.43in)
Width: 450mm (17.72in)
Wheelbase: 394mm (15.51in)
Weight: 5990g (13.21lbs)
Drive: 4WD

* This vehicle is fully assembled and ready to run right out of the box. Some models may require a battery and/or charger.


Required to Complete

•Six (6) AA batteries
•NiMH battery charger with Deans� Ultra Plug� Connector








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LOL!! Dude, most probably already have LiPos, Lipos are a MUST...

How did you pull that wire out bubba?
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The red wire was off when I did the once over inspection.
I guess some 8 year old sweat shop worker messed upLOLOL
I am going to hold off on new lipo batteries.
I will probably get them in the future, I just want to see
what others are getting.
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Lipos are Lipos my friend, you don't choose a specific battery for a specific truck. Id rock some 4 cells and call it a day..

What kind of battery leads are on the ESC?
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Lipos are Lipos my friend
LOLOLOLOLOOLLOOLOL
What about MaH=3000-3500-4000-4500-5000-5500-6000-6500 and so on.
What about 25C-30C-40C-45C-50C and so on and so on.
I got the Deans connectors.
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Looks like most 5000 to 7000mAh would fit in the trays , I would go with at least 40-50c packs . Which ones depends on your budget ....
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BashemSmashem, you look like the man when it comes to electrics.
Please explain what determines run times using a 4000 verses a 6000?
I used them two numbers as just an example.
And, what about that "C" letter LOL
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Originally Posted by Markcuda View Post
BashemSmashem, you look like the man when it comes to electrics.
Please explain what determines run times using a 4000 verses a 6000?
I used them two numbers as just an example.
And, what about that "C" letter LOL
You son of a bit#* Cuda lmao. I knew it was only a matter of time before you made an OFFICIAL THREAD LMAO buddy.

4000 is the milli amp hours. So the higher the mah, the longer the run time will be.

Example. In the rival with two 2s packs at 2000mah each you will most likely get 15 to 20 minutes of runtime. If you use two 2s packs at 5000mah each you will most likely get 30 to 40 minutes of runtime.

The C rating is the discharge amount on the battery. The higher the c rating the better the performance will be. On this truck I wouldn't run anything less than 30c period.
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Grim, a official thread had to be done.LOL
If you use two 2s packs at 5000mah each you will most likely get 30 to 40 minutes of runtime.
Cool, I will go with the higher mAh I can afford.
I could even go 6000, 7000, I think I saw a 8000 on a website, but it
was costly.
Electric is a whole new animal for me
I swore I would not go electric, but, I might have bought my last nitro=XXL
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OK battery guys, would this get the Rival running LOL


This is the DuraTrax Onyx 7.4V 8000mAh 35C Soft Case LiPo Battery
with the Deans Plug.
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Make sure you measure the height of the battery compartment , an 8000mah battery will be pretty thick compared to a 5000mah battery.
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With the two batteries that came with the truck, they are snug when in place.
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Then I probably wouldnt go over 6000mAh unless TT made the height of the tray adjustable . Measure the NiMh batteries that came with it and then your battery choice will be much easier . But I bet the Turnigy Nano Tech 6600mAh packs would fit , but you may want to find some hard wired packs so you wont need to worry about polarity when plugging in the bullet plugs ......
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Just get some 5000's to 6500's and go on.. I run Maxamps, Venom, Thunder Powers, Dynamites and Onyx, all are good batteries, if anybody tries to tell you different they are full of crap.. I been running them all with 0 problems, try and get at least 2 or 3, that way you can play lol..

Id also go with at least 35C to 40C you won't really see that big of a difference until you get into the higher C's..
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We posted at the same time lol.. Btw, Mark, i figured you already knew what Mah was, sorry about that man..
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