Team Associated SC10 4x4 Factory Team 1/10 Scale Electric 4WD Short Course Race Truck Kit
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Team Associated SC10 4x4 Factory Team 1/10 Scale Electric 4WD Short Course Race Truck Kit
Eric Franz - Rating: 3 of 5 Stars! Tuesday, May 29, 2012
First issue with this truck is the diffs when built according to the manual. The manual calls for .2mm shims under each of the sun gears on each side of the diff case. Not enough. Myself and 2 of my friends bought these for this racing season. All 3 of us lost the rear diffs on our 2nd week of racing. It's obviously something AE is aware of since they are sending out .5mm shims to replace the stock ones if you call them (As usual, I gotta give AE credit for taking care of "teething issues" with a new release vehicle). Bad part is that my diff gears were worn quite flat and they wouldn't replace those also, so that cost was on me. The design of the truck is a double edged sword. Built like a brick crap house, but not maintenance friendly. LOTS of wrenching to access the diffs or the steering servo. Good things are the high quality parts and plastics (front and rear arms are however, very soft), and enjoyable build. Like all AE vehicles, this vehicle requires a very controlled driver and smooth throttle and steering inputs or it'll be a beast to handle. Not a forgiving vehicle like other 4x4 corr trucks on the market. Potential for blistering performance is there as long as you're familiar with tuning and what all the adjustments do. Will not affect my rating, but if you plan on using a Tekin RX8 esc, you'll either have to remove a portion of the fan cage and not use the fan to fit it under the belt tunnel, or move it to the other side of the chassis and Dremel a few spots to drop it in. It will not fit otherwise. Based on performance potential, this truck would score an easy 5 stars. Just a few "issues" that made me score it as I did.
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