The Factory Team RC8B picks up where the RC8 left off by adding many performance and durability enhancing features that were pioneered by our Area 51 engineers and world class pro team drivers, making a great buggy even better! The new RC8B features include Factory Team 16mm Big Bore threaded, hard-anodized shocks, updated 5mm 7075 blue aluminum shock towers, 7075 blue aluminum suspension mounts, Factory Team 7075 blue aluminum one-piece top plate, forward placement battery box, and optimized steering geometry. The RC8B gets you on the track fast, coming with pre-assembled shocks, diffs and turnbuckles, and also includes Factory Team shock and diff fluids. All of these refinements are what make the Factory Team RC8B, a potent buggy ready to take your racing to the next level, that is pure Associated!


  • Pre-assembled shocks, diffs, and turnbuckles with Factory Team shock and diff fluids included
  • Factory Team 16mm Big Bore threaded, hard-anodized shocks feature heavy-duty 4mm TiN coated stainless steel shock shafts for maximum smoothness
  • New 5mm 7075 blue aluminum shock towers allow the driver to stand the shock angle up for a more aggressive suspension
  • Optimized front upper camber link bushings allow for more tuning options and are easier to adjust and maintain
  • 7075 blue aluminum suspension mounts front and rear, with inserts to allow easy and quick adjustment of rear toe-in, rear anti-squat, and front kick-up
  • Optimized steering geometry for more consistency and reduced bump-steer
  • Updated wing mount with additional clearance for 16mm shocks
  • Molded composite radio tray includes optional forward placement battery box for increased steering
  • Molded composite front and rear chassis braces
  • Tough steel-alloy shock stand-offs
  • Factory Team 83mm big wheels included
  • Machined aluminum racing clutch shoes
  • Lightweight engine mounts
  • Factory Team 7075 blue aluminum one-piece top plate
  • Light-weight 3mm hard-anodized chassis
  • 4.30:1 ratio gearboxes for maximum punch
  • Heatsink brake discs with "FFC" Free Float Caliper brake system eliminates the possibility of unwanted brake drag while on throttle
  • Two-piece split-center diff mount allows quick and easy access to the center diff
  • Caster blocks adjust 14, 16, or 18 degrees with molded inserts
  • 3.5mm light CVA drivetrain with full ball bearings
  • Rear molded CVA boots to keep dirt and mud out of rear joints
  • Blue aluminum hexes and nylon locking wheel nuts


Type: Off-Road Gas
Scale: 1:8
Length: 20.4" (517mm)
Width: 12.0" (305mm)
Wheelbase: 12.8" (325mm)
Weight: 118.6 oz (3361g)
Drivetrain: 4WD
Motor or Engine: AE Pro .28
Shock Type: Hard-anodized shock bodies
Ball Bearings: Rubber-sealed bearings

Needed to Complete

- Foam PreFilter Treatment (ASC7710)
- D size battery for igniter
- 7.2V stick pack for ProStart
- Charger for stick pack (ASCLRP41552)
- Slotted Screwdriver
- Phillips Screwdriver
- 12 AA Batteries
- Fuel (15% - 30% only)

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