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Team Associated RC10 Classic Buggy Build – Part 7 – Wheels and Tires

Team Associated RC10 Classic Build
Team Associated RC10 Classic Build

The Build – Part 7
The wheels and tires on the RC10 Classic are excellent reproductions of the original set. These tires were molded by Proline and are a little softer than the originals. I’m happy to see that AE even included the cool plastic knock offs.

Build Notes:
While the screw-together wheels are good for slower motors, anything faster will probably blow them apart. If you’re going to run a hotter-than-stock motor, I would suggest gluing the tires to the wheels after you’ve assembled them.

Team Associated RC10 Classic Build - Step 112
Team Associated RC10 Classic Build – Step 112
Our first step is to install the plastic insert into the tire as shown.

Team Associated RC10 Classic Build - Step 113
Team Associated RC10 Classic Build – Step 113
Press the rear half of the beadlock wheel into the backside of the tire and the front half of the beadlock wheel to the frontside of the tire. Secure with the 3 4-40 screws. Be careful not to overtighen these screws!

Team Associated RC10 Classic Build - Step 114
Team Associated RC10 Classic Build – Step 114
Install the plastic insert into the rear tires.

Team Associated RC10 Classic Build - Step 115
Team Associated RC10 Classic Build – Step 115
Press the rear half of the beadlock wheel into the backside of the tire and the front half of the beadlock wheel to the frontside of the tire. I installed the ‘optional wheel insert’, however I’m not sure if it is needed with these tires.

Team Associated RC10 Classic Build - Step 116
Team Associated RC10 Classic Build – Step 116
Secure with the 3 4-40 screws. Be careful not to overtighen these screws!

Team Associated RC10 Classic Build - Step 117
Team Associated RC10 Classic Build – Step 117
Press one of the flanged Oilite bushings into the front and backsides of the front wheels and slide onto the axle. Racers might want to install the 4-40 locknut, but I prefer the cool plastic knock offs. After tightening down, check to make sure the tires spin freely. If not, back the wheel nut off slightly.

Team Associated RC10 Classic Build - Step 118
Team Associated RC10 Classic Build – Step 118
Slide the rear tire assembly on, making sure the pin in the axle lines up with the slot in the rear wheel. Tighten down whichever wheel locking choice you’ve picked.

Part 8 – Installing the body.
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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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