After teasing the release during the week Team Associated now released full details of the forthcoming B5 and B5M buggy. Starting with the rear motor B5, the kit builds on a slim composite chassis optimised for the use with 2S LiPo saddle or shorty packs. The speed controller and receiver compartment sit right behind the battery, in front of the gear box for optimised weight distribution. The gearbox features stronger gears and a ball differential with 14 carbide balls while the slipper clutch is of the VTS design for improved adjustability.
Different from the rear motor buggy the mid motor B5M is based around a hard anodised aluminium chassis with composite side rails. It takes 2S saddle or shorty packs, features a quick release battery mount and the newly designed transmission is of a 4-gear design with carbide ball differential. Both kits feature purpose designed heavy duty suspension parts with new, stronger wishbones and redesigned spindles and carriers with inserts to widely adjust the caster, trailing axle and toe settings on the front and rear end. Included with both kits come 12mm V2 big bore shock absorbers and and newly designed cab forward bodyshells.