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?K it was designed from the ground up by
Team Associated??s award-winning team of engineers for competition-level performance and rugged
durability far beyond the competition.
The 18T??s 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 ??Super 280?? 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 12 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 18T??s
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.
Of course, the 18T will be supported by a full line of Associated??s ??Factory Team?? performance parts
and accessories, including machined aluminum suspension arms, shock towers, and shock bodies. In
addition, Reedy will soon be offering more powerful motors and batteries to fit the 18T and other
If you??re looking for the next big thing in small trucks, you??ve found it?KTeam Associated??s RC18T!