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Team Associated SC10 RS RTR Truck Info & Review

Team Associated has recently come out with the SC10 RS (race spec) Ready-to-Run Truck. It is a 1/10th scale Electric 2WD Off Road Race Truck. The reason I wanted to take a look at it today is because I’ve heard a lot of people asking, “what the heck is the difference between this and the regular SC10?”. When I first started looking into it, I was a little confused myself. Is this just an SC10 with a different body? Are there upgrades? So I took a little bit of a deeper look into it.

What is a Race Spec?

My first thought was, has everyone been racing with the wrong types of RC’s? Do I need a race spec model? The answer is no, of course. But, like the name implies, this is a replica of the trucks driven in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series. So basically, it has the same specs and looks as the truck that was used in that race. The SC10RS won the 2010 R.O.A.R. National Championships.

What’s different?

The really confusing thing is that the website doesn’t really compare the different versions of the SC10 for you. You have to figure it out yourself. There was a version of the SC10 Brushless RTR modeled after the 2009 R.O.A.R. National Champion short-course truck. Then there is another SC10 Brushless RTR without the race spec shell. Then you have your 2WD, 4WD, and Factory Team Kit. The Factory Team Kits are what a lot of the big time racers like Cavalieri go with.

Water-resistant ESC

So the main difference is basically that this SC10RS is a replica of of the trucks driven in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series. There are some upgrades that it has received since winning the 2010 R.O.A.R. National Championships. Those include the water-resistant high-power XP SC700 Brushless Speed Control, and a water-resistant enclosed receiver box. The suspension also received an upgrade with the addition of adjustable blue anodized aluminum V2 coil-over shocks.

The 2.6:1 ratio gearbox includes a sealed gear differential with new heavy-duty internal gears and the externally adjustable V2 slipper clutch. The new KMC® replica hex-drive wheels come standard on the SC10RS with high traction JConcepts racing compound rear tires and inserts for more grip. The XP3-SS 2.4GHz 3-channel radio system and XP S1903MG metal gear steering servo round out the SC10RS.

Should you get it?

If you want a SC10 RTR that is water resistant (note that it is not waterproof, just resistant), than yes I would say this is a go. But if you already have an SC10 2WD, I couldn’t see a reason for buying this unless you really really like the fact that it is a race spec. If you want to waterproof your current SC10, you can do that.

Still Confused?

So, all in all some people are excited about this truck, but a lot of people are confused. I hope this cleared up a little bit of the confusion. If you have further questions, feel free to comment below or in our RCNightmare Forum. You can check out the rest of the features at AE’s website.

 

The 2.6:1 ratio gearbox includes a sealed gear differential with new heavy-duty internal gears and the externally adjustable V2 slipper clutch. The new KMC® replica hex-drive wheels come standard on the SC10RS with high traction JConcepts racing compound rear tires and inserts for more grip. The XP3-SS 2.4GHz 3-channel radio system and XP S1903MG metal gear steering servo round out the SC10RS

11 thoughts on “Team Associated SC10 RS RTR Truck Info & Review

  1. Kevin says:

    lookking to upgrade my drivelin components after shearing the pin that is used to turn the rear wheels on the sc10 so i need some ideas of what to used if yall know of any shoot me an email kevinthompson@gmail.com

  2. Jimmy says:

    I’m new in this RC world but my very first experience was bad. The other day I ordered on line from T/A an SC10 RTR. Gave them my credit card and the whole nine yards, only to find out what I purchased was a refurbished one. I was not told this. I was also told that they don’t get too many of them in for refurbish. I also noticed that on their web site that they maked all the SC10 trucks as “discontinued” I paid on a credit card, which I will cancel. I still want an SC10 RTR truck with the horse on the side of it. It’s the #7041. What the heck is up with T/A?

  3. Enrique says:

    What do you think about this truck compared to a traxxas vxl?

  4. jeremy says:

    I am a basher, therefor, I prefer the Traxxas

  5. jeremy says:

    WOW! That totally sucks.

  6. Carlos says:

    Hi I wanted to know what is the top speed of a sc10 and of a sc10 rs. And I also wanted to know which batteries I can use on the sc10 rs and on the sc10.

    Thanks.

  7. chase says:

    top speed of 85

  8. chase says:

    top speed of 10

  9. jacob says:

    so what is beter for racing around hpi blitz or the sc10 brushless rtr

  10. Anthony says:

    i have a simular question to ask about the top spped , i dont want to know what the truck (sc10rs) is capable of , i do however want to know how fast it goes out of the box , so i can compare my results with the very little upgrades ive done .i just received this truck from an online sale i payed $70 for it and it cam with everything , i upgraded the tranny with hardened steel gearing ( after it blew up the day i got it )i re-adjusted the suspension to where it doesnt spin-out everytime u mash on it it now grips the road/dirt and GOs ive replaced the shock oil , ive put new upgraded bearings into each wheel and i bought two different pinion gears one lower and one higher to see how it acts . i just want to know the topspeed of the sc10rs out of the box , if answered i will post my results and show u how much it has changed with alll those lil upgrades

  11. matt says:

    Hello I have a sc10 rtr rs 2wd,and would like to get the CC sv2 combo,but really would lke it to be waterproof…so my question is can it be done,or should I go with mm combo and do it like squirrel did on site….please email me back and let me know or if castle is going to come out with a waterproof system thank you

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