The Build – Part 8
The final step in the Team Associated T5M build is the body, wheels and tires. It does come with a cool Proline body but not with tires, which isn’t all the odd. What IS odd is that it doesn’t come with wheels either.
The body is clear so you’ll need to get that painted before you run out and drive this truck. Ok, maybe not, but it is suggested that you get it painted before you run this truck.
You’ll be gluing the tires to the wheels with CA glue. Be very careful around this stuff; it has no qualms about gluing your fingers together!The first step is to mount your tires. I would suggest finding out what tires work best at your local track and get those. While you’re there, you might as well pick up wheels too. The T5M uses the same hex on all 4 corners, making it easy to install your tires. Paint, trim and mount the body. I suck at painting, so I had Larry Genova over at Kustom RC Graphics squirt the beautiful paint. This guy does an amazing job … it always comes out looking so professional!
And there you have it … the T5M ready to rock! Time to charge your batteries and get this Stadium Truck out for some high-flying action.
Thanks to everyone who followed this build. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask on our CompetitionX Contact page.
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