NOTE: This kit has been discontinued
The SC8e RTR survives a grueling 375 mile course in 24 hours!
Team Associated modeled the SC8e race truck after Curt, Kyle, and Todd LeDucís short-course race trucks as raced in the televised Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series. Armed with drawings of the actual 1:1 short-course race trucks, our design team was able to reproduce the scale specs in the compact package of the SC8e. Itís all there - the scale suspension travel, roll-cage tube diameter, even the functional mud flaps mirror the real thing!
The SC8e is the first 1:8 scale electric 4WD short-course race truck to include high-performance features like the Mamba Max Pro brushless electronic speed control with the Neu-Castle 2200kV brushless motor, all digitally controlled by Associatedís XP3-SS 2.4GHz 3-channel radio system. The result is the SC8e RTR, where jaw-dropping scale realism meets race-bred high performance.
We didnít stop at Rockstar looks and gnarly power. Team Associated has proven the performance and durability of the SC8e in R/C Car Actionís
24-Hour Thrash Test, where the truck was driven over 375 miles at race speed through rugged off-road terrain for 24 consecutive hours. This would have been a brutal test for any scale off-road race truck, but the SC8e RTR endured 375 miles of dirt with the original electronics, suspension, drivetrain and body intact. With only one tire change throughout the run, this was truly an amazing accomplishment and testament to the durability of the SC8e RTR!
Check out RC Car Actionís SC8e 24-Hour Thrash Test!
|Associated's SC8e RTR is probably the toughest truck I've ever driven. When you combine the durability on an 1/8-scale truggy with realistic bumpers, a functional roll cage and an authentic short course body, you'll have a truck that's virtually indestructible. |
--Radio Control Car Action, January 2011
|Acceleration as almost violent, as you could see all four tires fighting desperately to not explode as the Vector 8's power was sent to them. Full throttle standing starts on asphalt resulted in around 8ft of wheelspin before the rig gained traction. Top speeds were scary fast. You wouldn't expect something this big to handle as well as, say, a 1/8-scale buggy, but this is where Associated has the cards in their favor. The SC8e with kit-stock settings was very easy to drive--even with the grossly overpowered motor and top-heavy molded roll cage. I found that I could take the same racing line as I would with a race buggy, as the large shocks controlled chassis movement well and kept the SC8e's chassis settled and in control. It drove fast, took the track without breaking a sweat, and was a blast to drive. Where other "big" machines do well in some places but not in others, the SC8e is a big rig that's also an easy-to-drive, fun-to-jump, great all-around machine. Good job, AE!|
--Xtreme RC Cars, May 2010
- Authentic Rockstar/Makita replica body, wheels and tires
- Mamba Max Pro brushless speed control with High Power Connector
- Neu-Castle 2200kV brushless motor
- XP3-SS 2.4GHz 3-channel radio system with metal gear steering servo
- 16mm Big-Bore molded composite shocks with adjustable ride height
- Functional roll cage with integral dirt shields
- Upgraded dual bellcrank steering with reduced bumpsteer
- Black hard-anodized 3mm thick 7075 aluminum chassis
- 3mm aluminum shock towers
- Alloy steel turnbuckles
- Caster blocks adjust to 14į, 16į, or 18į with molded inserts
- Molded suspension pivot bushings for adjustable pivot height
- 4.30:1 ratio gearboxes
- 3.5mm light CVA drivetrain
- Rear molded CVA boots to keep dirt and mud out of rear joints.
- Functional and realistic front and rear bumpers with mud flaps
- Scale wheels and tires with foam inserts and bead guards
- Rigid one-piece motor mount utilizes standard motor screw mounting pattern
- Large speed control mounting area raised off of the chassis to allow for easy screw mounting of common speed controllers
- Speed control mounting area includes convenient switch-mounting boss
- Utilizes 3 hook-and-loop straps to secure LiPo batteries into battery tray
- Padded battery tray holds 7.4V -14.8V battery packs
- Requires 3S 11.1V or 4S 14.8V LiPo battery pack with High Power Connector (Reedy #720 LiPo 14.8V, 5000 mAh, 40C recommended)
- New sealed receiver box for proper electronics placement
- Receiver, servo, and battery tray remove from car in one piece for easy maintenance and cleaning
- Convenient wire routing keeps critical electronic wires out of drivetrain components and simplifies disassembly
- Includes 15-tooth pinion gear and 46-tooth molded spur gear