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Team Associated T5M Stadium Truck Build

Team Associated T5M Stadium Truck Build
Team Associated T5M Stadium Truck Build

It was only a matter of time until the brilliant mid-motor design of Team Associated’s B5M made its way to their Stadium Truck. This truck features all of the same goodness as the buggy but in a longer, wider form. It’s handling is excellent and it jumps like a gazelle, making it one of the best Stadium Trucks I’ve ever driven.

While the build is very similar to that of the B5M, we thought it deserved its own build simply because it’s just that good.

We used the following parts in our build:
• Reedy RS1508 Digital HV Servo, www.reedypower.com
• Reedy Blackbox 410R Competition Brushless ESC, www.reedypower.com
• Reedy Sonic 540 Mach 2 7.0T Brushless Motor, www.reedypower.com
• Reedy 5800mAh 65C 7.4V LiPo Battery, www.reedypower.com
• Futaba 4PX Transmitter, www.futaba-rc.com
• Proline ION T 2.2″ Truck Tires, www.prolineracing.com
• Awesome Paint by Kustom RC Graphix, www.kustomrcgraphics.com

Team Associated T5M Build – Part 1 – Steering
Team Associated T5M Build – Part 2 – Front Suspension
Team Associated T5M Build – Part 3 – Rear Suspension Part 1
Team Associated T5M Build – Part 4 – Transmission
Team Associated T5M Build – Part 5 – Rear Suspension Part 2
Team Associated T5M Build – Part 6 – Shocks
Team Associated T5M Build – Part 7 – Electronics
Team Associated T5M Build – Part 8 – Body, Wheels, Tires

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Tony Phalen - As an avid RC enthusiast, Tony has been building, bashing and racing RC Cars for over 25 years. He has raced everything from 1:18th scale trucks to 1:5 scale motorcycles and everything in-between. He's also worked on both sides of the industry fence; working at and with many major manufacturers (as well as being a sponsored driver) to working for a high-profile industry magazine. During this time he has learned many tricks, tips and techniques and has transferred that knowledge to CompetitionX - the most informative RC website on the internet!

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2 comments

  1. Nice review of the build. I have a question and that is are you experiencing any rub on the front wheels to the ball cups? I am using Jconcepts wheels and I have made sure all my cambers and inserts are per the manual and what you are doing here and its still rubbing.

  2. Thanks John.

    I haven’t had any major issues … there appears to be some minor rubbing but that might be the wheels flexing on landings, extremely hard cornering, etc. If you run on a really high bite surface, it may definitely be the wheels flexing. I haven’t tried the JConcepts wheels but that may also be an issue if they’re not set to the same tolerances as the Prolines (what I’m using).

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