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STRC Aluminum and Brass Shock Parts for Element RC Enduro

Adding to its growing list, ST Racing Concepts (STRC) has more option parts for the Element RC Enduro. This time it’s CNC-machined aluminum upper shock caps, brass lower spring retainers and brass lower shock/suspension link mounts. The machined grips around the shock caps are designed for easier maintenance. These are available in black, gun metal,…

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XRAY XB2 2020 2WD Buggy Kits – Dirt and Carpet Versions

XRAY has been teasing the release of a new 2020 2WD buggy for a few months. Well, the cover has finally and officially been lifted off the XB2 2020 platform, which consists of a dirt version and a carpet version. The “all-new for 2020” is a long list: All-new chassis with bent sides for improved…

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Team Raffee Co. XLT Gen 2 Hard Body

They might not call it a Bronco, but I know I Bronco when I see one. Over the years, I’ve personally owned three–two second generation Broncos and one third generation–and my family also owned a first generation Bronco. The second generation was only offered from 1978 to 1979, which is the shortest run of all…

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Willspeed B6.1 RF2 Conversion Kit

Sometimes having something different at the track is just plain fun, and it’s a huge bonus when that something different performs. So, if you want a eye-catching ride that will help you win some races, it looks like Willspeed has you covered. The RF2, which was previously released for the Xray XB2, is a 5-gear…

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Traxxas Stampede 4×4 Kit with Electronics

It wasn’t that long ago that if you told me Traxxas, the company that coined RTR, was going to be offering kits, I would have said you’re crazy. Yet, here we are and Traxxas not only sells kits, but the big Texas-based manufacturer is expanding its do-it-yourself lineup to include a Stampede 4×4 with electronics….

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Arrma Granite Voltage 2WD Brushed Mega Monster Truck RTR

This might be the best bargain in RC right now. We’ll get to the key details below, but what might be most noteworthy about the Granite Voltage 2WD Brushed Mega MT is the approximate $100 price tag. This puts hobby-grade RC in your hands for what we often see toy store, basically disposable, rigs going…

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Axial Capra 1.9 Unlimited Trail 4WD Buggy RTR

That didn’t take long. Axial’s new Capra crawler is now offered in a RTR version. Of course, that means fully assembled with installed electronics. If you live under a rock, instead of crawl over them, you can check out the originally released Capra kit here. So, besides being built for you, the RTR Capra includes a…

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Race Etiquette – the Advanced Course

Thanks to the overall cesspool, I mean, the wonderfulness of social media, I recently came across a club racing story–a heartwarming tale–of a 12-year old oval racer, two laps from victory, who got taken out by lapped traffic. To make matters worse, the alleged hack was delivered by an adult racer, was purposeful and was…

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JConcepts Finish Line Radio Bags

JConcepts Finish Line radio bags are designed to protect your transmitter, which is, of course, one of your bigger and more fragile RC investments. According to JConcepts, the new Finish Line radio carriers have an outer woven fabric shell and are designed with travel, ease of use and protection in mind. The lightweight outer bag…

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Five Seven Designs Paradigm JACK Sprint Car

Short for Just Add Car Kit, the Five Sevens Designs JACK Sprint car kit is a conversion kit that is intended to include everything but the original car. The wing, cage, chassis and required hardware are all included, and the kit is specifically made to convert an Associated buggy into a Paradigm sprint car. Learn…

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Boom Racing Maxgrappler 1.9 Scale Crawler Tire

Boom Racing has a new tire for the scale crowd. The Maxgrappler is a 1.9 in. tire and offered in Boom Racing’s Gekko Compound. In addition to having exceptional sidewall details, the interior of this scale tire carcass has ribbing designed to maintain tire shape while side hilling. Boom Racing described the Gekko Compound as…

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Vintage RC Buggy Ugly Sweater

If you have to wear an ugly Christmas sweater this season, you might as well rock the party in a vintage RC buggy ugly sweater from R/C Threads. The design features alternating pistol-grip and two-stick transmitters and, of course, a vintage buggy. The unique design is printed on a unisex crew neck sweatshirt. Sizes are…

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How to Build a Slash Drag Car – Pro-Line Video

“No-prep” drag racing is one of the hottest segments in RC, right now. Pro-Line offers bodies, tires and more that are the perfect accessories for your Traxxas Slash. The folks at Pro-Line even show you how to get started. In this video Gerardo Gonzalez from Pro-Line outlines how to convert a Traxxas Slash into a drag racer….

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7 Ways to Cheat at MudBoss Racing

  MudBoss racing with relatively stock Traxxas Slash trucks converted into Eastern Dirt Modifieds is one of the more popular spec classes in all of RC right now. While there are what we’ll call some subclasses and variety in MudBoss racing, almost every track offers Sportsman MudBoss, where again, the cars are essentially stock and…

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JConcepts L8 Night Late Model Body

It’s a great time to be into dirt oval. This segment just keeps getting bigger. And, as more people jump in, manufacturers take notice and start supporting with products. This influx of new gear garners even more interest and before you know it, a segment is blowing up. Add in the fact that the hottest…

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