Team Associated – Factory Team RC8


The 1/8th buggy racing world will wonder how they lived without it, the Factory Team 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.

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.

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.




^ More suspension travel than any other buggy
^ 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


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


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

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

Milled 3mm black hard-coated 7075 aluminum chassis

Factory Team blue titanium turnbuckles

Anti-foaming fuel tank is easily removed with two clips

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