The Team Associated SC10B Race Spec (RS) is based on the proven and popular SC10 short course trucks. Even though it is a Ready-to-Run (RTR) version, it has not stopped some racers from the factory option car parts for the SC10 and creating their own unique SC10B factory car. Nevertheless, this particular model has some great features as will be shown below in the following review.
The first noticeable change that can be seen on the all-new Team Associated SC10B RS is the innovative front a-arms that resemble the wings of a seagull. The a-arms moderately change the geometry of the front suspension, which helps in improving front traction and keeping the front part more grounded to improve cornering and steering. All in all, the suspension on the SC10B RS is quite smooth and offers generous suspension travel, which is great for racing on rough surfaces as well as jump landings
There are four V2 shocks installed and the availability of adjusting ride height by removing or adding plastic shock spaces. The best thing about the Team Associated SC10B RS is that it has numerous shock mounting points in the shock towers to modify suspension to meet your needs. It comes with a neutral suspension off the box, which is great for racing and driving around the house.
If you loved the drivetrain on the earlier Team Associated SC10, which was very impressive, then you will also enjoy what they have done with the SC10B RS RTR. It is basically the same setup with a V2 slipper clutch protecting the drivetrain from harsh uses while helping to maintain loss of traction when driving on very slippery surfaces. Adjusting the slipper clutch is also easy as you just take out the plastic gear cover and loosen or tighten the nut.
The other essential part of this 2WD SC10B model is a sealed in gear diff to offer higher durability and low maintenance. It can also be tuned further through using varying weights of grease or diff oil. You will not have to do any maintenance here for a very long time as the included diff is quite smooth. Finally, power is transferred to the wheels through dogbones.
Steering on this Team Associated SC10B Race Spec RTR is provided by a straightforward metal geared servo. While it is not going to break any land speed records, this servo functions quite well, and you will have no issues moving the car around. Also part of the SC10B RS RTR package is the XP SC700BL electronic speed controller that is water resistance along with a Reedy 3300kv brushless motor.
All these electronics combine well together in this Race Spec car. It generates good speed and torque as well as being easy to use. Bullet connectors are used in the kit, and that means there is no need to unsolder any wiring to remove the ESC or the motor. The Team Associated SC10B RS is perfect for beginners or people who just like to keep their RC cars simple.
Controlling the Team Associated SC10B RS RTR is simple with the included XP 2.4GHz radio. This radio system has some cool features that make it great for a ready-to-run vehicle such as steering trims and dual rate and throttle. The receiver has been placed in a tight, water-resistant box.
Body and Tires
The Team Associated SC10B Race Spec really looks realistic and features a lot of intricate details. The bumpers, nerf bars, roll cage, window nets, and KMC replica wheels along with the figurine or driver help to add some depth to the car. The body and chassis feel very strong and durable.
Tires on the SC10B are also notable in terms of their overall great quality. The new front tires come with an altered tread design that offers more traction and side bite. While the compound in the front tires is quite hard, the rear tires are super soft. This combination offers excellent traction on the racing track.
Pros and Cons of the Team Associated SC10B
• Realistic design with strong body and chassis designed to absorb driving impacts.
• Tons of RC option parts available.
• Affordable RTR truck considering the high performance.
• Great race tires for extra traction when racing.
• Based on SC10
• The roll cage makes the body a bit difficult to take out the first few times
• The steering servo might have been a bit faster
The Team Associated SC10B Race Spec Ready-To-Run truck is not only a great-looking car, but it also shares all the excellent DNA of the undefeated ROAR National Champion S10 truck. It is a highly capable racing buggy, and it offers some pretty amazing performances on the track. Place an order today for your SC10B and you will definitely enjoy the experience, which is far much better compared to all those other short course trucks available today.