Associated SC10 Beginner's Buying Guide

TeamSC10.com has put together a buying guide that explains exactly what you need to race or bash the Associated SC10! MORE HERE

SC10 CVD Kit from MIP

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If you are serious about racing your SC10, a CVD Kit from MIP should be on your short list of hop-ups. CVD's also have benefits that a basher will appreciate.

CVD stands for "Constant Velocity Drive". CVD's are designed to put constant power to the wheels, unlike the traditional dogbones that come with the SC10. The result is a smoother drive train and slightly better punch.

If you are reading this article, it is likely that your SC10 chassis is broken or you are worried that it could break. The fact is that the SC10 Chassis DOES break.

Short Course Trucks have brought a new racing class to RC tracks across the country. Sure, there are some traditionalists that have resisted this new class of racing, but many old timers and newcomers alike have found short course racing to be the one of the most fun and competitive classes to race. So, why has short course racing become so popular? Is the short course class the right class for you? Here are 5 reasons that you should hop on the Short Course RC bandwagon.

Shock Rebuild on the SC10

The shocks on the SC10 should be rebuilt every month or so to keep them in top shape. Over time, the oil in the shocks will slowly leak and after a few weeks the oil loss will start to affect performance of the shocks. Also, rebuilding your shocks gives you a chance to try a new shock oil weight that could shave time off your laps.

We have a shock rebuild guide that walks you through taking apart your shocks, filling them up with fresh oil and getting them back on your SC10.

This guide walks you through changing the oil on one of your shocks. The same concept applies to the front and rear shocks.

SC10 Body Upgrade

If you have put some laps on your SC10, then your SC10 body is probably looking a little "seasoned". Whether the paint is chipping off, the body mounts are cracking, or its just plain dirty, you need a fresh lid, with fresh paint, and shiny decals.

Here are the upgrade bodies available for the SC10 that we like the most:

Transmission cleaning and maintenance is important for any RC vehicle, including your SC10. For those of you who bought an RTR, you may have never opened up the transmission, and if you neglect it for too long, it will not perform the way you want it to. Transmission maintenance includes cleaning, inspecting, and lubricating the gears and bearings.

Hop-up Tires for the SC10

The stock SC10 tires were created for high traction surfaces such as the street or an indoor carpet track. If you are racing on dirt or clay of any kind, then the only thing you will like about the stock tires is their durability. Upgrading the tires on your SC10 is the easiest and least expensive way to dramatically improve the truck. If you run a stock class at your local track that requires stock tires, then we feel bad for you. Without better tires, your SC10 is being held back on most off-road surfaces.

Tuning your SC10 can be confusing, especially for a beginner. Thankfully we found a great tuning guide on the Team Associated website (RC10.com) that explains general RC tuning in a concise handbook.

Essential SC10 Hop-ups

One of the advantages of owning an SC10 is the wide variety of hop-ups (upgrade parts) available. If you are ready to upgrade your SC10 RTR or Kit, check out this list of must have hop-ups (minor and major).

Minor Hop-ups (low cost)

Whether it is big bore or small bore, a piston with a lot of little holes or a few big holes, shocks can be a small mystery. In this article, I discuss the effects of pistons, oils, and spacers on your SC10 setup.