Team Associated releases the new Qualifier Series "RIVAL" monster truck
Thursday, Mar 21, 2013 12:04am
By Mike Garrison
Team Associated has brought back the fun in monster trucks! This time the AE team has released what they are calling the "RIVAL" monster truck. The latest in brushless power, 4wd fun, and the latest in the Qualifier Series of RTR vehicles!
Team Associated Press Release:
Turn your backyard into your own car-crunching, ramp-flying, monster truck arena!Team Associated is proud to bring to you the Rival Monster Truck - a Ready-To-Run brushless-powered, 4WD monster truck in the Qualifier Series! The Rival comes ready to crush the competition with many high-performance features, including the XP 2.4GHz radio system, a Reedy brushless power system, and two 7-cell 8.4 volt Reedy WolfPack batteries wired with Deans® Ultra Plug® Connectors.
The Rival Monster Truck features a super long travel independent suspension that is managed by eight fluid-filled, adjustable coil-over shocks, giving the Rival the ability to roll over just about anything in its path. Giant aggressive monster truck tires provide maximum traction, letting the Rival claw through the toughest terrain with ease. The 4WD drivetrain includes three sealed gear differentials that transfer the power with tough steel CVA drive shafts to both ends of the truck.
RIVAL Monster Truck Features:
- XP SC1300-DB brushless electronic speed control with dual Deans® Ultra Plug®: features independent battery voltage sensing for optimum battery performance (two 2S, 7.4V LiPo maximum)
- Reedy 1515-SL 2000kV brushless motor
- XP 2.4GHz radio system, high torque DS1510MG metal gear servo, and water-resistant receiver box
- 2 Reedy 7-cell/8.4V NiMH WolfPack batteries with Deans® Ultra Plugs® included
- Factory-finished RIVAL monster truck style body
- 3-gear differential drivetrain including a center differential for superior traction and performance
- Big aggressive monster truck tires with bead-lock style wheels that use 1:8 scale type 17mm wheel hexes and locking wheel nuts
- Ultra-rigid aluminum monster truck chassis
- 8 adjustable fluid-filled shock absorbers
- Durable, impact-absorbing bumpers front and rear
- Tough 4mm steel wire roll bar protects the body and chassis during roll-overs and tumbles
- Battery tray holds two 6- or 7-cell NiCd/NiMH or two 2S LiPo battery packs
- 5mm heavy-duty adjustable alloy steel turnbuckles