Team Associated RC8 B3.1e Team 1/8 4WD Off-Road Electric Buggy Kit

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Team Associated has taken the same performance engineering and developed found in the RC8B3.1 nitro buggy and used that data to create the brushless-powered RC8B3.1e Team Kit!

Answering the demands of the fastest-growing 1/8 scale e-buggy racing class, the RC8B3.1e Team Kit was designed specifically for brushless power. Features include H.T.C. (High Torque Capacity) differentials with increased fluid capacity and a more consistent feel lap after lap, precision CVA drive shafts front and rear to keep suspension travel free through the entire stroke, and a unique, proprietary, hard-anodized 7075-T6 aluminum chassis ingeniously designed for optimum weight distribution and superior handling!

Cross-class chassis compatibility. Knowing that racers would be competing in both 1/8 nitro and electric at the same events, the RC8B3.1e was designed to handle and respond to changes just like the RC8B3.1. This similar handling characteristic gives the racer a huge advantage, as tuning changes can be applied to both buggies seamlessly.

All of these improvements lead to a car that is easier to drive, more consistent lap after lap, and suits a wider variety of tracks.

Designed to handle, built to win.
The RC8B3.1e Team Kit was designed to give the dedicated electric 1:8 racer the highest level of performance that will help take your racing program to the next level.

Features:

  • H.T.C. (High Torque Capacity) differentials offer increased fluid capacity and a more consistent feel lap after lap
  • 94mm CVA driveshafts increase traction and chassis support
  • Suspension arms have been updated to modern race specs
  • Anti-roll linkage curves have been altered to provide more chassis support throughout the suspension travel
  • All suspension arm pivots have been revised for more ground clearance, resulting in better jumping and landing while also improving durability
  • 16mm Big Bore 6061 aluminum shock bodies with bleeder style caps
  • Updated shock springs (20mm I.D.)
  • Highly efficient drivetrain utilizes straight-cut gears to provide great acceleration and increased run time
  • Hard-anodized 7075 aluminum chassis with keyed lower suspension plates
  • Enclosed receiver box
  • Full Factory Team rubber-sealed ball bearings
  • Easily accessible front and rear differentials
  • Pro-Line(R) "Predator" body included
  • Two-piece sliding motor mount for easy gear mesh adjustment and motor removal
  • RC8B3.1e shares 90% parts compatibility with the RC8B3.1 nitro buggy, offering the perfect solution for multi-class racers

Specifications:
Power Source: Electric
Terrain: Off-Road
Body Style: Buggy
Scale Size: 1:8 Scale
Assembly Level: Kit*
Length: 488mm (19.21in)
Width: varies
Wheelbase: 327.5mm (12.89in)
Weight: varies
Drive: 4WD

Needed To Complete:

  • 2 channel radio/transmitter -- FM/PCM/2.4GHz recommended
  • Transmitter batteries
  • 1:8 scale speed control, motor, and pinion (see motor manufacturer's gearing recommendations for correct pinion size)
  • High-torque steering servo
  • 4S LiPo battery and charger
  • 1:8 scale buggy wheels and tires
  • CA (Cyanoacrylate) glue
  • Polycarbonate-specific spray paint or polycarbonate-specific bottled paint and airbrush
  • Tools: Needle nose pliers, Hobby knife, Reamer/hole punch, Ride Height Gauge

Note: Complete model shown for illustrative purposes only and is not included. This is a kit only. See Needed To Complete for full list of required items.
 

This product was added to our catalog on May 23, 2017

Ted
Verified Owner
Tuesday, Aug 21 2018 (4 months ago)
Team Associated RC8 B3.1e Team 1/8 4WD Off-Road Electric Buggy Kit
Great kit! Build went well, only issues I had was fitment of the side guards was a little off in regards to hole alignment and I had a tough time installing the front gear box. I figured out that the screws that hold the diff cover at the top of the box need to be left loose when installing the gear box onto the chassis. After i did this it went together easy. Also, my kit only had 5k diff oil instead of the 7k and 3k needed for kit setup. The drivetrain moves insanely freely, as does the steering rack. Im running a Hobbywing XR8 plus and a Hobbywing 1900kv motor with a Protek 150T servo. Power delivery is smooth and predictable. The buggy jumps and lands very well, the chassis doesn't get upset when I land in the flats, just plants and sticks. Access to the diffs is fantastic, I can pull all 3 diffs in about 5 minutes making tuning that much easier.. as far as durability, I have had some very hard crashes, including flying into a light pole at the track, hard cartwheel crashes and smacking hard into a wall at the track and I havent broken anything. At all. It is a very confidence inspiring buggy.
Dale Labell
Verified Owner
Monday, Dec 10 2018 (2 days ago)
Team Associated RC8 B3.1e Team 1/8 4WD Off-Road Electric Buggy Kit
This is my 3rd associated rc. I have to say that the quality has gone down hill for TA. I am very disappointed with the quality and how many parts were missing in my kit. I said I will always be a fan of TA but I believe those days may be coming to an end. I wish I would have received an exchange since there were so many issues with the kit. Amain did do the best they could to make it right but associated this kit has been nothing but a disappointment.
ICHI
Verified Owner
Friday, Nov 30 2018 (2 weeks ago)
Team Associated RC8 B3.1e Team 1/8 4WD Off-Road Electric Buggy Kit
Iím an Associated fan since the gold tub RC10ís. This kit is fantastic! My first 4WD and 1/8 scale. This kit went together very well for me. Iím running all REEDY electrics and Futaba radio and receiver.