Team Associated is proud to announce the RC18T Ready-to-Run, their first mini sized, 1:18 scale vehicle. The 18T is not your typical toy-class small truck it was designed from the ground up by Team Associateds award-winning team of engineers for competition-level performance and rugged durability far beyond the competition.
The 18Ts racing heritage is apparent in many features of the truck, including its efficient shaft-drive, 4WD powertrain featuring adjustable ball differentials front and rear. The 18T is powered by an inline-mounted 370 high-performance motor, bolted to an aluminum motor mount with several mounting holes to fit most any aftermarket 1:18 scale hop-up motor. A high-capacity 1100mAh nickel-metal hydride (Ni-MH) battery pack is included with the 18T, as well as a convenient charger. The 18T comes standard with a 55 tooth spur gear and a metal 14 tooth pinion with set screw. However, the truck will accommodate larger spur gears (up to 60 teeth) by changing the small gear cover on the underside of the chassis.
All the Team Associated XP series electronics in the 18T are completely modular, allowing independent replacement of the receiver, steering servo, and the new XPS micro speed control with reverse, which provides smooth throttle control and will handle most aftermarket hop-up motors.
In the suspension department, the 18T distinguishes itself from the pack with real oil-filled shocks for smooth, consistent damping. Each of the four lower suspension arms are identical and interchangeable, front to back and right to left. Molded upper suspension links ensure that the 18Ts suspension is correctly set from the start. However, steel or titanium turnbuckle kits will be offered for those racers wanting more adjustability. The 18T also features four high-traction Mini-Pin racing compound tires with foam inserts mounted on racing-style dish wheels.
If youre looking for the next big thing in small trucks, youve found itTeam Associateds RC18T!