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Old 03-23-2020, 09:48 AM
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Originally Posted by MX304 View Post
Updated car has been released: https://www.associatedelectrics.com/.../RC8B3.2/Team/

Features

  • New suspension arm design with inserts for flex adjustments
  • Longer rear suspension arm length with narrow rear arm mounts
  • New center bulkhead splits and has front/rear specific top halves to prevent brake misalignment
  • Enclosed battery box for quick and easy battery removal
  • Larger receiver box for better wire management
  • One-piece graphite transponder and electronic switch mount
  • Flex Control(r) radio tray has three different configurations for chassis flex adjustment
  • New stiff shock bladder design improves jumping and handling performance
  • Updated shock cap works for bladder or emulsion style shock setups
  • Shorter and lower front bumper reduces drag and allows easier access to anti-roll bar screws
  • I.F.M.A.R. approved rear wing
  • 42T ring and 12T pinion gears on front and rear differentials for improved gear ratios
  • Updated chassis with chamfered front edges to reduce drag
  • Side guards are now threaded into the chassis from the top side of the car
  • 90% parts compatibility with RC8B3.2e
Not too many major changes! I see a few other small parts changes, but pretty cool all around. I'll just be updating my car with the new arms and C&D blocks.
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I’ll update my eTruggy.

waiting patiently for preorder of the eBuggy
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Old 03-23-2020, 06:57 PM
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Default 46tv2 spur

I have the Rc8b3.1 what do I have to purchase in order for the 46tv2 to fit my center diff drives
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Old 03-24-2020, 06:22 AM
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Side by side the new VISION body for Nitro and Electric Team Associated 1/8 race buggy!

Designed and developed for the RC8B3.1 and perfectly compatible at 100% with the just released B3.2 version!!

>>> Visit our store to see all the amazing features of these hotness --> bittydesign.net/en/vision-ae-rc8b31


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Can anyone point me in the direction of a quality GREASED set of bearings for the car. I cooked a diff pinion bearing and I’d like to ditch the oiled bearings.
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Originally Posted by largeorangefont View Post
Not too many major changes! I see a few other small parts changes, but pretty cool all around. I'll just be updating my car with the new arms and C&D blocks.
If by not too many major changes you mean a whole new center bulkhead, radio tray, and suspension arms, shock caps and bladders, and new rear end geometry (which is over 30 new parts), then yeah.
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Can anyone point me in the direction of a quality GREASED set of bearings for the car. I cooked a diff pinion bearing and Id like to ditch the oiled bearings.
Team drivers run the Associated stuff.

With that said, there was a bad batch of bearings sent out with the kits. Happened to me as well in my eTruggy.
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Check this out from one of the Team Drivers pages, Flex Control(r):

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Yeah TJ talked about that the other day on FB. Definitely a cool feature. Also I believe the new kit is going to come with greased bearings.
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I know they're using the overdrive gears (42/12) in front and rear in the 3.1's. Wonder if they use it in Truggy???
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Also, Amain has "Pre Order" available to ship for May 8 on both nitro and electric buggies.
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The car runs much better with the underdrive gears front and rear, I can tell you that. It is a stupidly overpriced part though.
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I know they're using the overdrive gears (42/12) in front and rear in the 3.1's. Wonder if they use it in Truggy???
No. They have never offered different gearing for the truggy. The buggy gear ratios will not work in the truggy either.
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No. They have never offered different gearing for the truggy. The buggy gear ratios will not work in the truggy either.
Thanks for the clarification!
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Can anyone clarify what the switch to 12/42 overdrive gearsets do for handling? I've seen 'better' tossed around and there's obviously a reason for switching to them. Just trying to figure out if it's worth the investment.
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