By Aaron Waldron
Those eager for more information on a potential update to the Team Associated B6 2WD may be disappointed to hear that the company’s team drivers aren’t running anything drastically different at the Reedy Race this weekend, but we did spot a couple of new components in the AE pit area.
Most notably, the rear arms being used on the B6 buggy are different from the standard components. The shock is mounted to an insert which passes from the rear of the arm to the front, where it attaches. The shape of the arm seems to suggest the pieces could be used on the rear of the B64 if flipped around, so that the insert passed from the front toward the rear, but we haven’t seen them used that way on any of the team cars. The fact that they’re molded means they could be close to production, as molds aren’t cheap - but that’s just speculation.
What is being used on some of the team B64 buggies, though, is a machined aluminum steering rack that doesn’t match the existing blue-anodized Factory Team option. Again, we’re not sure if this is just a trial piece with different geometry, or whether or not it will ever see production.