Want to try out a 1/10 Truggy in the Associated Electric flavor? I've always wanted a 4wd 1/10 Truck from AE, however they never came to light. With the release of the B74, that changed my game from waiting, to doing. The B74 chassis is perfect for this conversion and can be done with little effort.
Now the undertaking is not for those looking to save their wallet. The conversion is not cheap, but if you'd like extra parts for your B74 or T6, the conversion can be beneficial. Again though, it all depends on what classes you run.
Overall the cost to convert is about ~$400. Most of the parts are from AE themselves. The only custom parts you need are as follows:
Sway Bar Extension: M3x5mm Spacer and M3x16 set screws
Front & Rear Shock Towers: https://www.darter-design.shop/collections/products/products/associated-t74-1-front-shock-tower
Many others like to take the ET410 front arms and modify them to fit the B74 Caster Blocks. VelocityRC sells these if you prefer them.
Otherwise you'll need the Darter Design Arms. THey are 3D printed and pretty tough. Not as tough as a molded arm, but for not needing to hack at them yourself, the price can't be beat. Plus, clean is fast!
As for the other parts, they are mostly AE parts. The only NON-AE parts I used were the Body and Wheels/Tires. Everything else was AE.
A quick summary of parts needed from AE:
T6 Rear Arms
91mm Rear CVAs
T6 Shocks Front & Rear
The parts list is below WITH prices from AMain Hobbies as of March 2021.
|12mm Hex 2.2" Truck Wheels & Tires||17.50||4||70|
|Truck Body||Xray XT4||30||1||30|
|Front Shock Tower||https://www.darter-design.shop/collections/associated-b74-t74-parts/products/associated-t74-1-front-shock-tower||26||1||26|
|Rear Shock Tower||https://www.darter-design.shop/collections/associated-b74-t74-parts/products/associated-t74-1-rear-shock-tower-pre-order||29||1||29|
|CVA Shims||pk of 10||https://www.darter-design.shop/collections/associated-b74-t74-parts/products/t74-cva-spacers||3.50||1||3.50|
|T6 Arms & CVAs|
|Team Associated RC10T6.2 Rear "Gullwing" Arms (2)||ASC71140||9.99||1||9.99|
|Team Associated 91mm Rear CVA Bones (2)||ASC71113||13.75||2||27.5|
|T6.1 Turnbuckle Kit||Titanium||40||0|
|or buy individual steel turnbuckles, 4ea 3x67mm, 2ea 3x58mm||Steel||ASC7253/ASC9175||28||1||28|
|Team Associated 12mm Big Bore Threaded Collar (Blue) (2)||ASC91304||8.99||2||17.98|
|Team Associated 12mm V2 X-Ring Rebuild Kit||ASC91495||14.5||1||14.5|
|Team Associated Factory Team FOX Kashima Coated 12x27.5mm V2 Shock Body (2) (Front Truck/Buggy Rear)||ASC91577||25.99||1||25.99|
|Team Associated Factory Team FOX Kashima Coated V2 Truck Rear Shock Body (2) 12x36mm||ASC91579||28.49||1||28.49|
|Team Associated 3x27.5mm V2 Ti-Nitride Screw Mount Shock Shaft (2)||ASC91619||10.99||1||10.99|
|Team Associated 3x35mm V2 Ti-Nitride Screw Mount Truck Rear Shock Shaft (2)||ASC91623||10.99||1||10.99|
|Team Associated Factory Team V2 Flat Mount Shock Piston (2x1.6mm)(4) 12mm Big Bore||ASC91626||14.49||1||14.49|
|Team Associated 12mm Front Shock Spring (2) (Gray/4.45lbs) (54mm Long)||ASC91637||4.99||1||4.99|
|Team Associated 12mm Rear Shock Spring (2) (White/2.40lbs) (72mm Long)||ASC91640||4.99||1||4.99|
|Team Associated B6.1/B6.1D Shock Caps & Spring Cups||ASC91814||12.99||1||12.99|
|Team Associated B6.1/B6.1D Shock Pivot Ball (4)||ASC91819||5.99||1||5.99|
|Team Associated B6.1/B6.1D Ball Ends||ASC91820||9.99||1||9.99|