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Pro-Line Street Fighter HP 3.8″ Street Belted Tires Mounted

Going fast. It’s why most of us are drawn to RC cars. Speed is fun, and specialized equipment such as LiPo batteries and brushless motors have it much easier to go fast–really fast. But, until recently, one part of the package wasn’t keeping up with the technology. If you’ve ever seen a big brushless truck…

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Arrma 1/5 Kraton 4X4 8S BLX Brushless Speed Monster Truck

  Brushless and LiPo technology have sure changed this hobby. When I got into this hobby, you were crossing your fingers for four minutes of runtime and world championships were won with cars that barely broke 20 mph. That was the best equipment available. These days you can stroll into a hobby store and get…

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JConcepts 2005 Chevy 1500 Samson Body

The Samson car crusher, with its muscle-bound arms running along the fenders, is one of the most iconic vehicles in monster trucks. The unique creation is the work of chassis builder Dan Patrick, who is undeniably a legend in the sport of monster truck racing. The Sampson monster truck concept was created when Patrick was…

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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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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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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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Tamiya Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3348 6×4 Tipper Truck Red Cab & Silver Bed Edition

Tamiya is making trucking easy with this creation. The 1/14-scale Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3348 6×4 Tipper Truck Red Cab & Silver Bed Edition truck is pre-painted red cab and silver bed and both have a topcoat also applied. The chassis uses metal parts extensively for a durable and realistic finish and the font-mounted motor powers an…

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Losi 1/18 Mini-T 2.0 2WD Stadium Truck

Minis are a lot bigger, pardon the pun, deal than a lot us realize. For example, Kyosho’s Mini-Z platform is one of its best selling and Losi’s Mini-T was, as Losi truthfully put it, a legend. And, now the top truck in the small segment is back. The 2.0 version is described as a scaled-down…

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