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RC8B4.1 Team Kit

Item No. ASC80949
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RC8B4.1 Team Kit

Item No. ASC80949
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The next evolution of the 2022 IFMAR World Champion-winning RC8B4 is upon us!
Key Features
  • RC8B4.1 RWB Chassis And Side Guards
  • Low CG And Lightweight Aluminum Shock Towers
  • 16mm Front And Rear Shock Bodies
  • Durable Rear Hub Design With Wide Footprint
  • 47T Machined Spur Gear
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In The Box
  • (1) 1/8 RC8B4.1 Team Kit
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Needed to Complete
  • (1) 2+ Channel Radio System
  • (1) .21 Class Rear Exhaust Engine
  • (1) Exhaust System
  • (1) Flat 4.8V - 7.4V Receiver Battery
  • (2) Standard-Size Servos
  • (1) 1/8 Buggy Polycarbonate Body
  • (4) 1/8 Buggy Tires and Wheels
RC8B4.1 Team Kit

Introduction

Team Associated engineers sought to lower the CG, reduce weight, and improve handling on un-groomed outdoor tracks. As a result, the new RC8B4.1 RWB chassis design has a stiffer tapered profile for predictable high-speed handling, allowing for a softer overall shock package. The suspension is overhauled with new front and rear low-CG shock towers and shorter shocks, along with new 3-hole rear suspension arms that allow for softer shocks and springs while still maintaining support in the fast turns. The new wide base rear hubs come in three fixed axle heights and use 3mm carbon fiber hub towers to allow several different geometry options. Lastly, the buggy comes with 92mm universal joints, 44/13 bevel gears, and a 47T spur gear for the most grip and smoothest power delivery on un-groomed outdoor tracks.

Features

  • New RC8B4.1 RWB chassis and side guards with tapered chassis design to increase stiffness and predictability
  • New low CG and lightweight aluminum front and rear shock towers
  • New shorter 16mm front and rear shock bodies for lower CG and lighter weight
  • New 6-hole 1.4mm front and 1.5mm taper rear machined shock pistons included with emulsion shock cap seals
  • New 3-hole rear suspension arms with updated rear anti-roll bar geometry for both smooth and bumpy tracks
  • New durable rear hub design with wide footprint base, and tuneable 3mm carbon fiber hub towers
  • New molded RC8B4.1 front bumper with optimized profile for bumpy transitions
  • New 47T machined spur gear
  • 44/13 Ring and Pinion Bevel Gear Set
  • 92mm universal driveshafts with 17mm outdrives
  • Updated Soft Blend suspension arms for maximum durability in cold weather
  • New +1 aluminum steering block arms for sharper steering on low grip
  • New blue aluminum front upper arm mount for added durability

Legacy Features

  • Innovative new pivot ball front suspension geometry improves steering balance and provides predictable handling in all conditions.
  • RC8B4 8deg. steering blocks are paired with a wider upper suspension arm pivot for increased stability and consistent steering through the entire steering throw.
  • RC8B4 gearboxes are included in the latest hard material used on RC8T4: 1) Front gearbox features a 3.5deg. inclined pinion gear angle to straighten the center driveshaft for increased drivetrain efficiency and reduced phasing and vibration. 2) Both gearboxes feature large bearing sizes, 6x13x5mm flanged bearing results in longer life of bearings and ring and pinion gears.
  • Latest version RC8B4 fuel tank with: 1) Flexible rubber lid puller. 2) Updated spring for tight seal between lid and tank.
  • RC8B4 rear chassis brace has several design features and flex options: Rear brace is mounted centrally to the gearbox, and has two screw locations through the chassis to tune flex.
  • RC8B4 front upper suspension arms, now in soft blend material. Includes an optional molded "wing" insert for increased front-end downforce.
  • RC8B4 front lower suspension arms, now in soft blend material. 1) Updated design for added durability. 2) New angled, one-piece, anti-roll bar link is mounted in-line with the anti-roll bar with a BHCS instead of a shock pin for simplified assembly. 3) Optional inserts mount to the top only.
  • RC8B4 rear wing mount has adjustable wing angle shims, significant strength improvements, an aerodynamic shape, and extra clearance for shock position adjustment. Two wing height options on the rear shock tower.
  • RC8B4 rear wing has more vertical fins for increased straight-line stability, a taller rear lip height for increased downforce, increased strength in various areas to reduce bending fatigue, and dimples on the backside as a template for cutout holes.
  • RC8B4 steering bellcranks with top-mounted steering rack for extra clearance around gearbox assembly.
  • RC8B4 aluminum steering rack designed around the updated front end geometry is lightweight and durable
  • RC8B4 steering bellcrank nuts are longer to reduce drag from the steering rack under flex.
  • RC8B4 steering servo linkage features a new heavy duty threaded ball-and-steel screw joint.
  • RC8B4 spring cups and shock rod end design has a locking screw to keep the cups in place during a crash.
  • RC8B4 steel shock standoffs.
  • Large diameter, Low-Profile SHCS are used throughout the buggy to replace a traditional screw/washer system. Used on the fuel tank, servo mounts, and rear body post.
  • New exhaust hanger mount and spring.
  • New carbon fiber radio tray brace for repositioned steering servo.
  • 93.5mm front and 104mm rear center dog bones with 3x14mm pins for increased drivetrain efficiency.
  • RC8B4 two-piece rear body post features a rubber grommet to allow some flex to extend the life of the body.
  • RC8B4 rod ends have improved thread engagement, slotted area for easy turnbuckle wrench access, and are made from a same durable material as our 1:10 rod ends.
  • Standard wheel hex sizes include a "+0" mm front and rear.
  • Standard anti-roll bar sizes include a 2.2mm front and 2.5mm rear bar.
  • RC8B4 Mu (pronounced "mew") body with RWB trim lines added. Includes three different style of gearbox noses: a traditional nose cone, a mid-height wing, and tall-height wing.
  • 44T ring and 13T pinion gears on front and rear differentials.
  • RC8B3.2 battery and receiver box with removable transponder mount.
  • RC8B3.2 split center diff mounts with aluminum center top plate.
  • 16mm shocks equipped with white front (9.25 coil) and pink rear (12.0 coil) springs, emulsion style shock bladder, combination bleeder/emulsion caps, and blue aluminum threaded collars.
  • RC8B3.2 narrow C and D arm mounts.
  • 4-shoe aluminum clutch with two composite and two aluminum shoes, two 0.95mm and two 1.0mm springs, and steel 13T clutch bell.
  • RC8B4 front chassis brace is the same length as the older chassis "short" version for ideal front-end flex.
  • RC8B4 front body post is recessed into the front top plate and the reversible design is easy to mount.
  • RC8B4 A and B blue aluminum suspension arm mounts are shaped to interlock with the chassis.
  • RC8B4 carbon fiber front top plate centralizes the front chassis brace for balanced flex in all directions.
Gearbox
New Efficient Gearbox

New front and rear gearbox designs are engineered for better drivetrain efficiency.

 

Wing Mount
Adjustable Wing Mount

Wing mount features adjustable with wing angle shims strength improvements, and aerodynamic shape.

 

Drive Train
Durable Drive Train

93.5mm front and 104mm rear center dog bones with 3x14mm pins for increased drivetrain efficiency.

 

Shocks
16mm Shock Bodies

New shorter 16mm front and rear shock bodies for lower CG and lighter weight.

 

Chassis
RC8B4.1 RWB Chassis

New RC8B4.1 RWB chassis and side guards with tapered chassis design to increase stiffness.

 

Rear Towers
Tuneable Carbon Fiber Towers

New durable rear hub design with wide footprint base and tuneable 3mm carbon fiber hub towers.

 

Arm Mounts
Aluminum Arm Mount

New blue aluminum front upper arm mount and carbon fiber top mount for added durability.

 

A-Arms
Anti-Roll Suspension Arms

New 3-hole rear suspension arms with updated rear anti-roll geometry for all track conditions.

 

Shock Towers
Aluminum Shock Towers

New low CG and lightweight aluminum front and rear shock towers.

 

Bumper
Molded Front Bumper

New molded RC8B4.1 front bumper with optimized profile for bumpy transitions.

 

Fuel Tank
Latest RC8B4.1 Fuel Tank

Latest version RC8B4.1 fuel tank with flexible rubber lip puller and updated spring for tighter seal.

 

Steering Arm
Aluminum Steering Arm

New 1+ aluminum steering block arms for sharper steering on low grip.

 

Product Specifications

Battery Sold Separately
Gear Ratio 3.38:1
Motor Size .21 Class
Product Length 19.13" (486 mm)
Suspension Independent Suspension
Charger Sold Separately
Differential Beveled Gear Diffs
Receiver Sold Separately
Shock Type Oil-Filled Shocks
Completion Level Kit
Drivetrain 4WD
Drive Type Forward/Brake
Body Sold Separately
Scale 1/8
Product Width 11.99" (305 mm)
Radio Sold Separately
Power Type Nitro
Servos Sold Separately
Vehicle Type Buggy
Wheelbase 12.72" (323 mm)