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Team Associated B5/B5M Details Released

Team Associated B5 B5MIf you’ve been following the RC car news from this blog over the past few days then you probably saw our recent post about the big announcement from Team Associated. The new B5 buggy is finally here and we’ve got a lot more info about it! While we already know the rear motor B5 and mid motor B5M would be available as two separate kits, we didn’t realized how different the two kits would actually be. First off, the aluminum chassis we heard the B5 would have, will only be available in the mid motor B5M kit, while the rear motor B5 will include a composite plastic chassis like its predecessor. Also, the B5M will have a four gear transmission, as opposed to the the B5’s three gear tranny. And finally, those gullwing suspension arms you saw in the teaser pics will be available on the B5M only. Both cars are expected to hit the streets early next year for roughly $240-$260. More info and pics after the break.

B5 Team Kit Features and Specs

  • Narrowed composite tub chassis with centralized mass, optimized motor position, metric hardware, and fits ROAR approved 2S saddle packs and 2S short packs
  • Factory Team V2 12mm Big Bore threaded aluminum shocks and 3mm shock shafts and updated o-rings for improved smoothness
  • Factory Team VTS variable torque multi-plate slipper clutch with 3 drive surfaces and high resolution spring
  • New transmission has stronger gears, precision ball bearings, and 14 carbide ball differential for increased life and torque capacity
  • New front suspension features heavy duty steering and caster blocks, while the insert system allows for easy caster and trailing axle adjustments
  • Adjustable front suspension mount angle kick up options of 25 and 30 degrees are included
  • One piece front axle/hex adapter and larger front wheel bearings for added durability
  • Heavy duty lubricated ball cups and optimized ball studs allow for maximum suspension travel while reducing binding and friction
  • Updated full bearing steering system with horizontal ball studs for finer Ackermann adjustments
  • Rear hubs feature larger bearings as well as the quick and easy insert system to adjust camber link position and rear toe-in
  • B5 clear body and wing included
  • Release Date: Late February 2014
  • Part: 90001
  • Price: $240

B5M Team Kit Features and Specs

  • Narrowed hard anodized aluminum chassis with centralized mass and mid-more position for improved handling on high grip off-road tracks
  • Chassis fits ROAR approved 2S saddle packs and 2S short packs using the included foam insert
  • Factory Team V2 12mm Big Bore threaded aluminum shocks and 3mm shock shafts and updated o-rings for improved smoothness
  • Factory Team VTS variable torque multi-plate slipper clutch with 3 drive surfaces and high resolution spring
  • New 4 gear transmission has stronger gears, precision ball bearings, and 14 carbide ball differential for increased life and torque capacity
  • Adjustable front suspension mount angle kick up options of 25 and 30 degrees are included
  • One piece front axle/hex adapter and larger front wheel bearings for added durability
  • New gullwing front suspension features heavy duty steering and caster blocks, while the insert system allows for easy caster and trailing axle adjustments
  • Heavy duty lubricated ball cups and optimized ball studs allow for maximum suspension travel while reducing binding and friction
  • Updated full bearing steering system with horizontal ball studs for finer Ackermann adjustments
  • Rear hubs feature larger bearings as well as the quick and easy insert system to adjust camber link position and rear toe-in
  • B5M clear body and wing included
  • Release Date: Mid March 2014
  • Part: 90003
  • Price: $260

B5/B5M Team Kit Pictures

 
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5 Responses

  1. elon

    pure awesome

  2. querty

    Birthday present: FOUND!

  3. Adam12

    Anyone else feel its strange they used an aluminum chassis on one and not the other?

  4. Adam12

    Are the big bores the same as the b4.2?

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