RC8T Ready-To-Run

RC8T Ready-To-Run

The RC8TRS is a winner right out of the box and is 100% pure Associated, having been designed with the many years of race-winning experience and 23 IFMAR World Championships that only Team Associated can claim.

The RC8T-RS comes fully assembled and set up, ready to hit the ground running. Team Associated's Pro.28 engine and XP3D Computerized Digital FM Radio system are factory installed. The differentials and shocks come filled with silicone fluids, making it faster and easier than ever to get Team Associated performance out of the box and into the dirt!

The RC8T-RS's suspension features four composite 16mm Big Bore shocks featuring extra large bladders and 4mm shock shafts for smooth action and durability. The shocks hang on 3mm low profile black aluminum shock towers for strength and reduced weight.

The RC8T-RS has a full ball-bearing drivetrain with 4.30:1 ratio gear boxes, and a high-torque capacity three-shoe clutch does the job of getting all the power to the drive train smoothly and efficiently. Getting the all the power to the ground is a set of six CVAs all featuring captured pins for bullet-proof reliability.

The backbone of the RC8T-RS is a strong and durable 3mm black hard-anodized 7075 aluminum chassis that has been designed to take all of the punishment and abuse that a competitive 1:8 scale truggy will have to face in stride.

Magazine Reviews
They have years of experience building cars, and they never let you down. Team Associated has built an RTR that is capable of running with the pro truggy pack. But its price is much more attractive, especially to new drivers. The package TA has assembled is just right, and with Associated's slew of Factory Team parts, drivers can upgrade their truggies when they feel the need or when their budget allows. --RC Buggy and Truggy, Volume 1

Once the engine was warm, I pegged the throttle and hit the straight, and before I knew it, I was hard on the brakes to enter the first turn. The brakes felt good and had no trouble slowing the truck down in time to make the hard right-hand turn. The brakes also shined while in the air. Just a slight tap was needed to bring the nose of the truck down during some nose-high jumps. They were smooth and consistent through the day. The stock setup on the suspension worked well on my test track. My RC8T RTR is very easy to drive on the different surfaces on the track, and landings off the larger jumps were smooth and controllable. --Radio Control Car Action, May 2008

I could write this review really short and say, "This is probably one of the best RTRs I've tested--buy one!" But that boss editor of mine would have a cow. ... Needless to say, I'm excited about the RC8T-RS. When I first saw it it looked like a great vehicle, and I wanted to race it--which I did, and fell absolutely in love with it. This was the first time I'd taken a full RTR out to a big event and not had any problems. --Xtreme RC Cars, June 2009


  • XP3D Computerized Digital 3-Channel FM Radio System with 10-model memory
  • Powerful Pro.28 engine
  • Pro-Start hand-held starting system
  • Painted and pre-mounted body with custom decals
  • S2008 metal gear steering servo
  • Composite Big Bore 16mm shock bodies and caps
  • 4mm shock shafts with protective rubber boots
  • Hard-anodized 3mm thick 7075 aluminum chassis
  • Team Associated 2-chamber muffler
  • Pre-mounted Team Associated tires, foam inserts on low-profile (LPR) dish wheels
  • 3mm low-profile black anodized aluminum shock towers
  • 3mm black anodized aluminum steering rack with ball bearing steering system
  • Sealed radio box with thread-through molded antenna mount