The 1:8 buggy racing world will wonder how they lived without it, the Factory Team RC8!

Team Associated's new RC8
The highly anticipated Associated Factory Team RC8 will raise the performance bar for 1/8th off-road nitro buggies. The RC8 design utilizes proven engineering yet incorporates design ingenuity and industry leading concepts that will confirm Team Associated’s number one status which it has held for over 40 years. Check in with the on-line store for availability!
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Strength, durability, nimble handling and maximum corner speeds were the key design elements Area 51 targeted. Drivers will experience unparalleled and effortless “pop” as they launch from the jumps. Landings will be plush beyond belief due to the enhanced suspension that other buggies only dream of.

“In testing, it felt unbelievable. It does everything better than my National Champ S3. The RC8 is the best handling 8th scale buggy I’ve driven so far.”— 2006 ROAR National Champion Ryan Maifield

From the correctly balanced and optimized weight distribution, silky smooth and reliable shocks featuring 4mm gold shafts, innovative clutch design, to the machined chassis, every inch of the RC8 screams performance and durability. From the proven drive train to the ultimately adjustable wing, you will see why the Factory Team RC8 will be the buggy chosen to dominate the competition.

“You can push it hard and it stays balanced. The harder I drive it, the faster I can go.”— The KING Richard Saxton

The RC8 drives the common place out of contention and puts winning back into your vocabulary.

  • 4mm woven carbon fiber shock towers for maximum rigidity, strength and light weight
  • Blue aluminum hexes and wheel nuts featuring nyloc providing the ultimate in security
  • Factory Team threaded, hard-coated shocks feature extra large bladders for full volume compensation and 4mm gold shock shafts for durability
  • Captured outer CVA pins
  • Wing angle and position is fully adjustable and secure
  • Unique low-profile elliptical high-flow, two-stage air filter
  • Two-piece split-center diff mount allows quick and easy access to the center diff

Anti-foaming fuel tank is easily removed with two clips
Newly designed high-torque capacity three-shoe aluminum clutch
Lightened 43-tooth diff ring-gears make for the absolute minimum rotating-mass
Metric hardware throughout
Factory Team blue titanium turnbuckles
Weighing in at 7.4 lbs.* makes the RC8 one of the lightest buggies in the class (*weight may vary depending on muffler, engine and electronics)
The 4.30:1 ratio gear boxes produce maximum punch allowing the RC8 to accelerate harder out of the corners and up the biggest jumps
FFC Free-Float Caliper brake system eliminates the possibility of unwanted brake drag while on throttle

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