Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Team Associated T5M Team Kit Hop Up

Our picks for performance, durability, and/or appearance upgrades 

Here are our accessory and hop-up picks for the Team Associated T5M Team Kit that can boost performance, durability and/or appearance and leave you with a sweet custom ride.


VEHICLE: Team Associated T5M Team Kit
TYPE: 1/10-scale 2WD electric off-road competition truck kit
PRICE: $279.99 (item no. 70001) http://amzn.to/2ol0Ffz

HOP-UP: Associated FT Blue Titanium turnbuckles
PRICE: $7.79 pack of 2 (1408) http://amzn.to/2p8ZlBB
Switching to Team Associated’s Factory Team Titanium turnbuckles will lessen the overall weight of the truck and are extremely strong. They’ll also add style points with the blue anodizing. You will need a total of six turnbuckles to outfit the T5M.

HOP-UP: Associated graphite battery strap
PRICE: $23.49 (91545) http://amzn.to/2ol1HrO
Reducing weight that is located higher on the chassis is helpful to keep the center of gravity low and this Associated graphite battery strap will assist in that endeavor. It is a simple and quick installation.

HOP-UP: ProTek RC B5M/T5M Titanium screw kit
PRICE: $24.39 (PTK-T-2030) http://amzn.to/2okGpLc
Upgrading the screws on your T5M with a Titanium screw kit will definitely improve durability. The weight difference between Titanium and aluminum is negligible but these are far stronger and won’t strip like aluminum hardware will. ProTek RC offers a complete kit that includes all the screws to replace the stock hardware.

ProTek RC protekrc.com, (800) 705-2215
Team Associated teamassociated.com, (949) 544-7501

By Paul Oronato

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