Team Associated’s Team Manager, Brent Thielke, was recently spotted at the Winter Indoor Nationals running one of the first production units of the new T5M mid motor stadium truck. According to Thielke, he has been very impressed with the T5M saying it “Drives like a very forgiving B5M with plush suspension and a very consistent feel. I think this kit is a natural progression for those diehard 2wd buggy customers looking to add a second class.” Thielke’s T5M was sporting many Factory Team upgrades, which were originally released for the B5M buggy, including Titanium Turnbuckles, Aluminum Steering Rack, Aluminum Shock Caps, Aluminum Rear Hubs, Aluminum Motor plate, Aluminum C and D plates, and Graphite Battery Strap. “With so many interchangeable parts with the B5M it makes it very easy to support both vehicles with a limited budget and parts supply.” added Theilke. The Team Associated T5M is expected to hit store shelves this March, in the mean time go check out the pictures of Theilke’s T5M below.