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Old 01-11-2009, 01:23 PM   #1
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Questions?? should team associated make a 1/8 onroad car

well with all the new model's being released by the guy's at area 51 at team associated i was wondering if they would build a 1/8 onroad and maybe a new designed 1/10 nitro touring car ,so what does everyone else think about it maybe they will read this post and see the interest in this and give it some thought .
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Nope..1/8th Nitro On road does have that big of a following world wide when compared to 1/10th scale..Their are more than just a few excellent 1/8th scalers on the market right now..Mugen and Kyosho come to mind first..I would like to see an Electric 1/8th scale on road car from Associated..A ground up version would work, with Lipos and Brushless technology improving all the time I think that it would be a great class to race..
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I would like to see an Electric 1/8th scale on road car from Associated..A ground up version would work, with Lipos and Brushless technology improving all the time I think that it would be a great class to race..
Agreed. Team Associated makes some really good electric kits. I think this would be up their alley. And I wouldn't be surprised if they did.
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Don't forget about the RC250 and the RC500... Associated was one of the original pioneers for 1/8th scale gas... They did it once... They could do it again...

I would love to try out 1/8th scale gas or electric.
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1/8 Electric sounds very good, considering the options available now.
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Yes, either nitro or electric!!! I'd be ready to buy, but how long did it take them to do a 4wd buggy?? I'd prfer to buy American based products than overseas.
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Old 01-11-2009, 07:18 PM   #8
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Would like to see them make a gt type car like the IGT or GTP2/dm1 spec...I think it would be crazy for them to build an electric 1/8 onroad. As mentioned here, there are a bunch of world class 1/8 cars already, why would they build an electric one for a class that doesn't even exist? Would love to see another affordable option for gtp cars though. As long as they don't pull a losi and charge 600+ bucks for a roller. The gtp classes seem to be the only onroad segment growing at all and I think they could help the growth with a good AFFORDABLE kit or rtr or roller. I think that is the main reason it's growing is it is affordable large scale racing. Hope it stays that way, hint hint.
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Nope..1/8th Nitro On road does have that big of a following world wide when compared to 1/10th scale..Their are more than just a few excellent 1/8th scalers on the market right now..Mugen and Kyosho come to mind first..I would like to see an Electric 1/8th scale on road car from Associated..A ground up version would work, with Lipos and Brushless technology improving all the time I think that it would be a great class to race..
well i agree that there are several well know and well made cars available but have you seen the price O M G i dont want to take out another loan from the bank to buy the car and motor .if assocoated policy follows suit they will build a car for a middle of the scale price range . it will be affordable and have a better parts support than any other company's, and a possible electric class well who knows like the offroad cars it might get some body attention ad take off from there ,there is a youtube video of a 1/8 serpent out now
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I think they should build a 1/8 on road car, 1/8 on road is the Formula 1 of RC Doesn't get any better driving one when its hooked up and on song
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Thunder Tiger(Team Associated's owners) are not going to build anything that is not going to make them money. On-road gas is not as big a market as anything off-road, and they are doing fine in that area, and they area also doing great with their electric TC5. I see them maybe, maybe, making a gas TC, but an 1/8th scale, I dont think so. Thats just my opinion though, who knows what they are working on.
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In times of economic recession companys get real careful about taking risks 1/8 scale is not as poupular as offroad , 1/10 touring , rock crawling so I agree with nitrodude I wish it would happen but don't believe it will.
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Associated was one of the original 1/8 scale on-road companies. The rc250.rc300,rc300bd,rc500,rc500bd were great back in the day. I still have my RC500.
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Magic 8 ball says, 1/8 scale GT chassis based on their off road buggy
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Magic 8 ball says, 1/8 scale GT chassis based on their off road buggy
I also think this is more probable. Lower development costs, possibily greater market...

Although I would like to see a competition on-road 1/8 scale from Associated, it would surprise me if they do it!

And of course a nitro sedan would be great! (biggest class where I live )
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