Team Associated ProLite 4x4 RTR Brushless 4WD Short Course Truck w/2.4GHz & 7-Ce
This is the Team Associated ProLite 4x4 1/10 Scale Electric Ready-to-Run 4WD Short Course Truck, with an included XP 2.4GHz Radio System. The ProLite 4x4 is the first release from the Qualifier Series from Team Associated. It's a fully assembled, Ready-to-Run, Reedy brushless-powered 4WD short-course truck that even includes a Reedy WolfPack 7-cell battery pack wired with a Deans power connector.
Additional features include the XP waterproof speed control and XP2G 2.4GHz radio system. The front and rear sealed gear differentials are connected together with a tough aluminum drive shaft, and an adjustable center slipper clutch handles all of the Reedy brushless power. The bumps are managed by four fluid-filled, adjustable, coil-over shocks and aggressive, short-course racing tires mounted on KMC style hex drive wheels.
The Qualifier Series is Team Associated's exciting line of sport-level products that are designed to be FUN above all else, yet are lower cost, easy to use, durable, and provide an easy way to get into the RC hobby. When great looks and high performance are combined with quality features and value pricing, it becomes the ultimate sport product. When all this is offered from a company like Team Associated, it's nothing short of awesome.
The included 7-cell/8.4V Reedy Wolfpack is assembled using Reedy's high-tech NiMH sub-C SC-R cells that provide extended run times and maximum output thanks to its ultra-low internal resistance. To further minimize power-robbing resistance and heat, welded connections between each cell and thick 14AWG silicone power wires combined with an industry-standard High Power Connector to ensure maximum performance and reliability.
- Fully assembled Ready-To-Run shaft drive 4WD short-course truck
- Reedy 550-SL 3500kV Brushless motor
- Reedy WolfPack 8.4V NiMH Battery with Deans Ultra Plug Connector
- XP2G 2.4GHz radio system with XP metal-gear servo and enclosed receiver box
- XP water-resistant LiPo compatible electronic speed controller with Deans Ultra Plug connector
- 12mm hex drive KMC replica wheels front and rear with aggressive short-course racing tires
- Front CVAs and rear dogbones
- Heavy-duty front and rear gear differentials
- Durable 32-pitch spur gear with center slipper clutch
- Adjustable steel turnbuckles
- Fluid-filled shocks
- Composite modular chassis
- Rugged front and rear bumpers
- Painted and decaled short-course body
- All metric hardware and ball bearings throughout
Power Source: Electric
Body Style: Truck
Scale Size: 1/10 Scale
Assembly Level: Ready-To-Run
Length: 535mm (21.06in)
Width: 305mm (12.01in)
Wheelbase: 324mm (12.76in)
Weight: 2624g (5.78 lbs)
Needed To Complete:
- (6) "AA" Batteries
- 7-cell NiMH Battery Charger with Deans T-Style Ultra Plug Connector
This product was added to our catalog on November 20, 2012.
Positives - except for the posts, it's been as good as if not better than anything I've driven as far as breakage goes and my experience is everything fast breaks fairly regularly. 2nd - It stays wheels down a lot, which is nice. 3rd it really flies with a lipo. 4th it's a well equipped RTR for the price.
The truck is advertised as being good in the back yard and I'd say that's probably true but in hindsight for me a Stampede type truck would have been a better choice because of the type of driving I do where more clearance would have been a better choice. I like me 'Pede but it has had its own set of issues...I'll put a review in the Stampede section.
All said I still think this would probably be a good RTR choice especially at the price for mostly track use as it is very fast and flies and drives well but, not that I have driven one, which is a BIG disclaimer, I would have spent the extra to begin with and picked up a Slash if I did it over because there are so many upgrade and replacement part options and parts are much more readily available at the local hobby shop. Anyway, I bought a bunch of extra parts after I realized (I should have thought of it before buying) I needed to have them on hand, so I'm fairly well invested and will keep it. From here all I'll probably do is set up the suspension stiffer and taller, which I think will help for better bashing fun.
Finally, as a general comment, IN MY OPINION 4wd is overrated. It's great for more precise control/easier to drive but doesn't add a lot to the fun factor if you're mostly just messing around especially because the extra differential means more, more time consuming and more costly repairs and driving with 2wd is more just different than better.)