- Team Associated B74 Set-by-Step Build -
We (Ruddog Distribution) are building our Team Associated B74 display model for next weekend's EOS at the Arena 33. Here is a detailed step-by-step build of the latest 4wd weapon from Team Associated. Please note that this is a preproduction car and so still at prototype stage. There might be changes to the final production kit due to onging R&D.
The first step of the build is to attach the plastic side guards to the chassis as well as mounting the carbon fiber chassis stiffeners.
That's inside bag 2: front and rear arms aswell as aluminium suspension mounts and inserts.
After bag 2 the arms are fully attached to the chassis. The tolerances on the arms are absolutely perfect. No binding and free movement right out of the box.
A closer look at the front suspension
The rear suspension.
Bag 3 includes the front and rear differential. The front and rear ring gear is now fully machined for lowest resistance. Also the cross pins are now made from aluminium as standard.
The Ready-built differentials. Fully assembled differentials.
Bag 4 includes the gear cases and the center drivetrain.
Partially assembled center driveshafts. The pinion gear has now deep holes for a secure mount of the set screw. Also the driveshaft pins are secured by a aluminium cap.
The front and rear gearbox fully assembled. Important for the height adjustability of the differential outdrive to adapt your car to different ride heights and track conditions.
Bag 5 includes the aluminium front and rear bulkheads aswell as 4mm carbon fiber shouch towers.
The car after step 5 of the build.
Bag 6 includes the anti-roll bars.
Which are now also laser edged. Inside the kit you get a 1.2mm and 1.3mm anti-roll bar for dirt and a 1.6mm and 1.7mm for astroturf and carpet. Also available with the part number AE92161 is a full set from 1.0mm to 2.0mm. Also the anti-roll bars are now identical front and rear.
Bag 7 includes the complete steering
Which includes a aluminium steering plate as standard. Also the aluminium steering posts got thicker in size for better durability.
Bag 8....front hubs and driveshafts
Bag 9: Rear Hubs and driveshafts
The rear hubs have now a better adjustability. There are also different lengths of driveshafts available to adjust your B74 even better to the track conditions.
Bag 10 includes the turnbuckles.
Bag 11: Slipper clutch and motor mount.
Included are two spur gear for stock and modified.
Bag 12 includes the shocks
Which have a new length to fit the new suspension geometry of the B74.
Bag 13: Servo and battery mount
The electronics we have chosen for our B74.
RP-0176 RUDDOG RR482 receiver (Sanwa Compatible)
AE27033 Reedy Blackbox 1000Z+ Pro ESC
AE27403 Reedy S+Plus 13.5T Motor
AE27113 Reedy RT1709 brushless Servo
AE27336 Reedy 5800mAh SG2 Battery