Team Associated RC8RS Race Spec RTR Buggy

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This is the Team Associated RC8 "Race Spec" RTR 1/8th off road buggy. The RC8RS "Race Spec" RTR is based on the Factory Team RC8,making for the only 1/8 buggy with the high performance qualities that can live up to Team Associated's toughest standards. The RC8RS is a winner right out of the box and is pure Associated, having been designed for the highest level of performance and offroad fun, with more suspension travel than any other buggy in its class. Designed to take all of the punishment and abuse that a competitive 1/8th scale buggy will face, but to meet those challenges without breaking a sweat, in a convenient ready-to-run package, the RC8RS is yet another, Champion By Design.


  • Team Associatedís Powerful .28 Pro Engine
  • Pro-Start Hand Held Starting System
  • Painted and Pre-Mounted Body With Custom Graphic Decal Kit
  • S2008 Metal Gear Steering Servo And S1903 Throttle Servo
  • Hard-Anodized 3mm Thick 7075 Aluminum Chassis
  • Team Associated 2-Chamber Muffler
  • Sealed Radio Box With Thread-Through Molded Antenna Mount
  • Fuel Bottle
  • 3mm Low-Profile Black Anodized Aluminum Shock Towers
  • Pre-Mounted Team Associated Tires and Molded Inserts On Dish Wheels
  • Hard-Anodized Shock Bodies With Pre-Load Clips, 4mm Shock Shafts, Composite Shock Caps and Rubber Boots
  • XP3D Computerized Digital 3-Channel FM Radio System with 10 Model Memory
  • 3mm Black Anodized Aluminum Steering Rack With Ball-Bearing Steering System

Scale: 1/8th
Power: Nitro
Type: Off Road
Length: 517mm
Width: 305mm
Weight: 3361g
Wheelbase: 325mm
Internal Gear Ratio: 4.3:1
Drive: 4WD

Items needed to complete:

  • 20%-30% Nitro Fuel
  • Eight AA Batteries (For Transmitter)
  • One D Cell Battery (For Glow Igniter)
  • 5-Cell Receiver Battery Pack
  • 7.2V NiMH stick pack and charger for ProStarter

This product was added to our catalog on November 30, 2007.

Carson Lewis
Verified Owner
Friday, Dec 30 2011 (about 5 years ago)
Team Associated RC8RS Race Spec RTR Buggy
I just got this buggy and am very impressed at the speed and performance that has been thrown in this 1/8 scale RTR. I love the pro start system it is much better than my traxxas E/Z start I had on my T-Maxx. This is a great buggy that is very easy to break in. The only problem I had was after I broke it in when i would hit the gas it would shut off I asked my dad for a little help and he some how fixed it. I would reccomend this buggy to anybody.)
George Wang
Verified Owner
Friday, Apr 15 2011 (about 6 years ago)
Team Associated RC8RS Race Spec RTR Buggy
I've got this buggy for about 3-4 weeks now. Extremely easy break in and very powerful engine. Sadly I broke the Front upper right arm on the 2nd week. Overall I really recomend this buggy but only get a better tuned pipe, engine, radio, and tires. Best on the Track!)
Kevin Turner
Monday, Jul 13 2009 (about 8 years ago)
Team Associated RC8RS Race Spec RTR Buggy
THE BEST! There just amazing right out of the box.)
Verified Owner
Tuesday, Feb 15 2011 (about 6 years ago)
Team Associated RC8RS Race Spec RTR Buggy
I just got my new RC8 rs and I am in love..! The break in process was very easy( thanks to the nifty roto-start) and now that the car is tuned up, its a beast. The car comes with great parts catalogs and an extensive diagram of all parts and how they should all be!..sounds trivial, but to some its nice. The Tx it comes with is more than enough for me to play with, and has plenty of options to fine adjustments. I would recommend adjusting the steering end points a little to save the servo though. The car its self is well built, solid, and is very agile! The response I get out of this car is amazing, and thats right out of the box. I cant wait to hop it up a little! :) This car is pretty awesome all in all and Amainhobbies had the best price, and also sent me some codes for more off! Great service! I definitely will shop from them in the future!

- very satisfied customer)
Erik Jacobsson
Friday, Dec 11 2009 (about 7 years ago)
Team Associated RC8RS Race Spec RTR Buggy
Hi I am 13 and I wanted a 1/8 buggy for my birthday. I asked for this one and have never had much of a problem with it. The only things that have ever broken is the throttle servo and a little clip in the shock. No biggy just bought a cheat hitec 35$ servo and the 7$ rebuild kit. Well, then I decided to buy a 2.4 ghz radio. I got the DX 2.0. No reason, the stock one was AMAZING. Then when it was all setup and after a few times of running it, the motor mount screws came loose and my gear mesh got jacked. Well, I ordered the Protek 4x6mm screws and they are the best. And I decided to tear the entire thing down 100% and rebuild. This took me about a week on school days and I then found out the instruction manual is incredible. EVERYTHING went together awesome, I refilled diffs, shocks, wiped everything down soaked in hot water, then put it back together. Then when me, my brother, and a friend went to race, I left my reciever on and fried the servos, switch, reciever, and battery =(. So i bought a JR z900t and another JR z9100s and they are very awesome. I sent my reviever to Spektrum and they sent it back in 2 weeks brand new. Put it in, bought a reeedy 1600mah 5 cell and ran it some more. They stock motor was fine, just wasn't a total beast and I wasn't allowed to race it, so I took it out and bought a Werks B5 with a Sirio 2013 pipe and it is 100 times better and I get like 10.5 mins on a single tank. I then decieded to upgrade the car to some of the RC8B specs. I upgraded the top plate to alluminum, the A,C,D plates to alluminum (A Main hasn't had the B-Plate in stock for months) and upgraded a lot of the screws to Protek Hardened steel. The RTR motor mount got really hot so i bought the kit one and suprisingly it doesn't got as hot. I put a little pully thing on the tank and it really helps. The stock tires are okay buy not nearly as good as the ones RYAN MAIFIELD gave to me. Yes, he did. JConcepts(booya) and basicly the last thing I did was take off all of the lame blue and red body stickers... And ssoo yeah it is the coolest car ever in my opinion. Do let me tell you though, take out the motor, radio tray fuel tank and center diff and clean it with simple green. It keeps your ride rolling well. Any questions feel free to ask me!)
Chris Gerstel
Verified Owner
Saturday, Feb 7 2009 (about 8 years ago)
Team Associated RC8RS Race Spec RTR Buggy
Ive always been an associated electrics supporter, They make some of the best electric vehicles Ive raced. When i wanted to start up in nitro class I was torn between the RC8 and the losi 8ight. After months of researching both cars, I chose the RC8. Not only was I swayed by the solid looks, and material qualities, but the rtr was perfect for someone who didn't really want to get nickled and dimed to death with accessories. It performs great and the break in process was not bad. I have replaced the throttle servo because of a chatter but it was not to bad to buy. After it the motor was fully broken in, it is a monster, its fast and turns well, handles the jumps and is fun. I recomend this to someone thats wanted to get into nitro classes and have to spend minimal cash to start. Great RTR for the price.)
Tony Naumann
Tuesday, Nov 25 2008 (about 8 years ago)
Team Associated RC8RS Race Spec RTR Buggy
This is a grate buggy for anyone who wants to get to learn 1/8 scale buggy racing. Very well built , have had mine a month and have a blown throttle servo witch you must expect with read to run parts for they are made cheaper. Durability is grate as expected AE is know for the high quality product. I love my rc8 rs this is a sweet deal for the price if you dont want to blow 1.5 to 2 k on a kit...)
some one
Saturday, May 16 2009 (about 8 years ago)
Team Associated RC8RS Race Spec RTR Buggy
servos motor shocks radio junk better off buying the kit or wait for the losi 8 2.0 rtr motor blew after 1 gallon servos didnot last threw break in shock blew after 1 practice day but ae has good customer support at least other than the other stuff its a decent car handles good not the best but good)