The Team Associated Trophy Rat is a 1/10 scale recreation of the full size Trophy Rat! Starting life as a 1937 International shell, the 1:1 Trophy Rat has gone over 1,500 man hours (and counting) from conceptualization to completion. The goal for this build was to accomplish the perfect blend between a trophy truck and a rat rod with an LS6 Corvette engine for a heart. Something that could be used as a daily driver, but also take to the King of Hammers or local road course.
Team Associated's Ready-To-Run replica of Northrup Fabrication's Trophy Rat body is wrapped around the chassis and engineering of the 9-time R.O.A.R. Short Course National Championship-winning truck. The Trophy Rat is both all show and all go!
The truck features a water-resistant high-power Reedy brushless speed control and 3300kV brushless motor, a 2.4GHz 2-channel radio system as well as Associated's DVC (Dynamic Vehicle Control) receiver unit with built-in adjustable digital gyro which allows vehicle stability to be adjusted to flow with the terrain. A Reedy metal-gear digital high-torque servo and LED lights front and rear round out the Trophy Rat!
The suspension also received an upgrade with the addition of adjustable blue anodized aluminum V2 12mm big bore coil-over shocks. The gearbox now comes with a heavy-duty sealed-gear differential and externally adjustable V2 slipper clutch. 81mm CVA driveshafts increase traction and chassis support. Hex-drive wheels come standard on the Trophy Rat with realistic off road wheels and tires to keep the truck gripping the ground.
- Based on the 9-time R.O.A.R. National Champion short-course race truck platform
- 2.4GHz 2-channel radio with new DVC (Dynamic Vehicle Control) receiver; featuring built-in adjustable gyro
- High-torque, metal-gear Reedy Servo with spring style servo saver
- Powerful Reedy 3300kV Brushless motor
- Water-resistant high-power Reedy brushless speed control with T-plug connector and LiPo low voltage cutoff
- Realistic Trophy Rat Body based on the Northrup Fabrication's "Trophy Rat"
- Realistic Method Wheels with 12mm front and rear hex-drive nuts
- Four integrated LEDs included, 2 front, 2 rear
- Water-resistant enclosed receiver box
- Durable and lightweight aluminum top shaft
- Low center-of-gravity molded composite chassis with hook-and-loop battery straps that accommodate both NiMH and 2/3s LiPo battery packs
- Metric hardware throughout
- 14 precision rubber-sealed ball bearings
- Durable front and rear body mounts
- Rear CVA drive shafts for more reliability
- Aluminum 12mm big bore coil-over shock absorbers
- 2.6:1 ratio gearbox with heavy-duty sealed gear differential and externally adjustable V2 slipper clutch
- Rugged steel turnbuckles for adjustable camber and front toe-in
- Fully adjustable suspension geometry
- Vertical ball ends for roll center adjustments, front and rear
- Many Factory Team options already available!
Power Source: Electric
Body Style: Truck
Scale Size: 1:10 Scale
Assembly Level: Ready-To-Run*
Length: 481mm (18.94in)
Width: 282mm (11.1in)
Wheelbase: 322mm (12.68in)
Weight: 1834g (4.04lbs)
Needed to Complete:
- (4) AA batteries used in the transmitter
- NiMH or LiPo battery with High Current T-Plug (#724 Reedy 7-cell WolfPack or #751 Reedy WolfPack LiPo recommended)
- Charger for battery used (#27201 Reedy balance Charger - good for LiPo, LiFe - recommended)
This product was added to our catalog on February 14, 2018
Running on a 2s lipo its fast enough to be fun, with a 3s its fast enough to satisfy most speed heads. Wheelies all day long so a restrained throttle finger is key. The stock tires perform decently well on asphalt/cement, with a good balance of grip and slip. Enough traction to maintain control without rolling. The body has the cool factor and compared to traditional short course truck designs, has less parachuting off jumps and at speed.
I haven't broke anything, keep in mind I dont do much jumping. Just the occasional 5 foot launch here and there with some curb drops from the sidewalk. Most of my bashing consists spirited driving, drifts, and speed runs.
There is no doubt the truck is good for bashing but if you really must send it, you are better off with a model from the Arrma line up since they are 4wd, have beefier components, and are designed to not just bash, but blast.
Think of the Trophy Rat as more of a race machine. If your a fan of 2wd machines, this one should satisfy. Not to mentioned parts availability/support along with dependability.
As another pointed out, the front bumper that comes in the box only fits the ProSC10 and DB10, not the Rat. I ended up trimming a 1/2” notch in the bottom of the grill and installed just the lower part of that bumper and not the top brace. I now have a “springy” front bumper that didn’t wreck the looks of that cool grill and that will hopefully provide at least a little protection.
I would give this truck 5 stars all day long if parts availability was a little better. Also, if you don’t have a decent LiPo charger don’t bother to order this with the LiPo combo as you will immediately need to upgrade the charger that comes with it as there is no storage charge function or any way to check your cell balance.
As an RTR, it’s a great truck and I’ve been having a blast with it. That said, it’s not a great candidate for hardcore bashing, but if you don’t lawn-dart it off a jump or hit any hard immovable objects at full boil it’s a ton of fun.
Pros: Handling is tremendous, it's so fun to slide around, low engine/transmission noise, looks like the real Rat if you squint from a distance, durable enough for a beginner
Cons: Body rattles, stock transmitter is flimsy, shocks seemed to leak slightly out of the box and the aluminum bodies are not threaded so I had to wrap tape around them to get them open.
For me the cons are pretty typical of RTRs, with the exception of the leaking shocks. Shock rebuild parts were cheap and available. I didn't think it should be marked down for the shock as it probably sat on a shelf for a couple years before I grabbed it.
I put some slighly bigger off road wheels on it and they worked great for it.
I see that the chassis is exactly the same as the DR10 Drag Car and having most of the same parts for them both.
So I have ordered the wheelie bar for it and make it into a part time Drag Car.
It probably would not be allowed to compete in serious Drag Racing with the body it has but I only use my RC Cars for serious fun anyway.
I have a few Drag wheels and it looks so good with them on it.
That would make it my 5th Drag car with my DR10, Losi 22S Camaro, Traxxas Drag Slash and my 2nd SR10 that I converted into a short wheel base Drag Car. A lot of fun with that one.
I would buy again, after having had the opportunity of putting it through it's places. Found this vehicle to be more nimble & quick than expected.