This is the truck and let’s dig in so here it is here’s our pro se uh 4×4 short course truck now history. Behind this truck, this truck was released in 2015 with the last model sold from different hobby shops in 2016. So it really only had a one year run prior to that almost an identical truck with a few less. That said, a few upgrades was this associated pro light. The pro lite came out in 13 and sold in 14, 13 14.. Pro sc came out in 15 and then with the last model, silver and 16., so they basically made this for a year and then discontinued it. I talked to an unnamed source at team, associate who’d been there for a decade or more actually, and he with the background, the lowdown dirty on this essentially team associated follows the trends uh, the rc community in california, nevada, a couple other places and at the time Uh when this came out, the 4×4 short course in the racing was declining in those areas. Just just wasn’t happening at all. Two wheel, drive was continuing and ranging and they’ve made two wheel drive short course models ever since, but four wheel drive was not now the predecessor to this vehicle and to the pro light so go back. Free 2013 go back, say: 2006, 7 ish, no 8. 2008. On that was the sc10 4×4. It was a belt driven vehicle instead of a shaft driven like this, it ended up being an incredibly complex vehicle to tune, although there were some tuning advantages to having that belt and being able to tune the steering in a different way, we’ll get into all that.
A nightmare to replace the front servo uh it had so many little tuning issues that i heard from again from another source that team associated that they doubt that associated would ever do another belt driven vehicle before it was just it’s, not a bad vehicle. If you have one, in fact, we may get one at some point on the channel, but this is much more simplistic and because of that much more robust vehicle is easier to tune uh and keep running in the long term. This came out right as it was dying, so they never released a team kit version of this, although they do release in in the manual in here, are team options available. So there’s your brief history of how the pro sc came came about and then how it disappeared so quickly overnight. So if you’re researching parts, you can look for parts for the pro lite or pro sc the parts work across the board the process. He had a couple of upgrades we’ll get into those now so here it is, and as we look at the box, if you can see the big upgrade for the pro sc, is it had the 16 millimeter big bore shocks, which is an a scale buggy size Shocks on this and made it incredibly plush uh had a couple other small revisions that was the big one. They did. They upgraded the rtr motor kit, as well as the esc, for this particular model.
The privacy over the over the pro light airbox has two matching front and rear differentials which again is robust, makes it easy to tune the slipper clutch adjustment, which is great as well for racing and then again those parts. So cool thing about this is i’m. Actually going to be upgrading this vehicle over the term of this video series and i’m going to be racing, this in my local 4×4 short course scene here, five years after the fact, five years since this has been produced, still a race worthy vehicle and we’re gon Na find out just what it can do so here it is the big box get that out of the way. This is how it comes spoiler. I did already open this. I did already run it. I did already break it, but amazingly five years after the fact i was able to find one in new condition. I think it had been run once um new condition and we’ll you’ll see just that. So you get your parts manual all that stuff. If you happen to find one like this amazing, these are incredibly rare in the box. You’Re also going to get your rtr remote. The only real criticism i’ve seen on these remotes is because the dials for the adjustments are so big, they’re, easy to bump and then get out. So after you get your steering trim done. Your throttle trim complete you don’t want to bump those and because they’re so big they’re easy to build, but otherwise it’s a great radio.
It does require six double a batteries. I’Ve heard some complaints about that. Why ford has six i’m using back in the day? We had eight double a batteries in there. So six is following me. As long as the range is good i’m not complaining, um, good radio, it came with a small parts bag. I already opened the small parts bag, but basically it’s these small parts you can’t, really see in there. The body came just like this. This one is brand new. I haven’t even used it. Yet i use a different body it’s still in the plastic, uh beautiful lexan body and these bodies actually hold up really really well. I might just keep that as a shelf body and then in the box itself and we’ll get this out of the way. Is our vehicle, okay, there’s the vehicle there’s? What i already broke on it now, this isn’t the fault of the vehicle, the vehicle brand new. This the reason this broke is because in one a scale, truckee t boned the rear, wheel and snap. This has nothing to do with the durability of the vehicle. So what happens when you’re practicing on the same courses, 1a scale, truckies and 1a scale bug bees and they weigh seven to eight pounds and you’re sitting there weighing in at three pounds three and a half four. Maybe you get t boned by one of those something’s bound to break so this isn’t, a fault of the vehicle let’s, take a closer look okay, so i took the camera off the stand to give a close up.
Look here and we’re going to zoom in on a few of these parts. Now i want to note those yellow tags, those yellow little zip ties on the body clips. Those are in addition that i do to all my vehicles makes them a lot easier to grab, especially when you’re changing stuff out at the at the course just in general. So that does not come like that, but other than that. This is exactly how it comes. One other thing to note: you’ll see all those little shiny, stainless steel screws. I did already start installing the rc screws stainless steel screw kit on this vehicle. So but i don’t like rust and so anytime, i’m, replacing a part or taking something out if i’ve got one of those stainless steel, screws kits or the aluminum anodized screw kits, i’ll go ahead and install that it came with an associated xp servo, a ready 3s Capable esc and a reedy 550 sl, i think it’s a 3 500 kv motor. So i only run this thing on 2s, but you can run it on 3s and it is incredibly fast on 3s it’s plenty fast on 2s and that’s. What you run when you race there are those 16 millimeter, big war shocks, a great bumper system for when you go tumbling in short course, racing rubbing is racing, so you’ll get a lot of bashing between the vehicles and then the foam blocks in there. On the battery tray there’s multiple phone blocks, you can move it and position the battery for the weighting of the vehicle.
So if you want more traction in the front, you can switch out put a smaller foam foam block in the front and a small foam block in the back, depending on how you want the weight and your traction to be from your battery. It does come with the standard t or dean’s connector, okay, so one other thing i want to mention, while we’re in this view is the front of the vehicle comes with cva joints, cva’s up front. If you can see down there, i know i got a little dirty already. You can see the cva axles instead of dog bones and in the rear. I took one of the dog bones out here. It is in the rear. We have dog bones and, in my opinion, that’s a great setup for for a lot of a scale and short course vehicles. So if you’re running uh, one tenth scale short course or if you’re on a scale i’m a big fan of cvas in the front and dog ones in the rear, we can get into that from a tuning video and we will and a different one. But i wanted to show that the folks at associated were thinking when they made this uh vehicle. I think the cvas were an additional update over the the pro lights. The pro light, i believe, had dog bones in all four one: two, three four and the pro sc has cvas up front and dog bones in the rear, but you can fact check me on that now the parent company to team associated is called thunder tiger and Thunder tiger does most our business in europe and in germany and based if you’re, going to order parts from europe.
There are a number of thunder tiger models that share this same chassis. So on the bottom of this vehicle you can see it is a low center of gravity, chassis style, race inspired vehicle is, i see certain people saying? Oh, if it’s got a plastic chassis, it’s, no good and that’s, just not true it’s, not true at all, so it just depends on how you set up your vehicle. What you do with your suspension, do what you do with your suspension, arms? What you do with your shocks, uh and and what enhancements you can do to make the chassis the best that it is well friends. Well, that wraps up this initial unboxing overview and brief history of the team associated pro sc 4×4 stay tuned for the complete series on this vehicle, where we go through all the tips and tricks and upgrades that i’m going to do and we’re going gon na race. It the entire next season, uh, also we’re gon na dive, deep into what products and what manufacturers are still making and producing upgrades or replacement parts of this vehicle where you can find them smash that like button, please subscribe, it really helps us out and turn on Those notification bells you’ll see all the videos on this and other ones that we release coming up.