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HPI Special Edition 2012 Savage X 4.6 SE

All we really know is that it is really cool looking and probably not going to be available for a long run. Other than that, it appears to be mechanically the same as HPI’s stout Savage X 4.6 SE nitro monster truck. Learn more here.

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HPI Super 5SC Flux 1/5-scale Electric 4WD Short Course Truck

HPI pulled the cover off a electric version of its 1/5-scale short course truck. Not much is known yet, but it is clear that truck uses a twin vertical plate chassis design and has a 4WD drivetrain.   Learn more here.

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Team Associated SC10 4×4 Factory Team

With a standard kit out first and a ready to run now available, it was only a matter of time before Team Associated unleashed a fully-loaded Factory Team version of the SC10 4×4 short course truck. In addition to a slew of Factory Team upgrade parts, the FT version features a new battery mount to…

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Tamiya Super Clod Buster Re-released

2012 is the 25th anniversary year of RC’s most famous scale monster truck, the Clod Buster, and Tamiya has re-released the Super Clod Buster. This truck features dual motors, 4-wheel steering and, of course, 4-wheel drive. The Super Clod Buster is available as a kit and now includes an electronic speed control.   Learn more…

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Tamiya Bruiser Returns!

Tamiya has announced the return of one of the most iconic RC trucks of all time–the Bruiser. This legendary kit includes a detailed hard plastic body, lockable differentials, 3-speed transmission, metal ladder frame chassis and leaf spring suspension. Improvements have been made to the drivetrain such as the transmission and axles. The frame will have…

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Hot Bodies Rock Crawler

It appears that Hot Bodies (division of HPI) is about to unveil a motor-on-axle rock crawler at the Nuremberg Toy Fair. The crawler shown may be a prototype or it may be close to production. Hot Bodies (HB) states the suspension uses a 3-link design, aluminum threaded shocks and has adjustable shock mounts. The axles…

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Axial Wraith Sway Bar Kits

We checked out the prototype of these sway bars at last year at Axial West Coast Championships and we’re impressed. In fact, we have not so patiently waiting for this ever since then. You heard it here first: the hot setup on the Wraith is going to be sway bars–front and rear–and soft springs. If…

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Traxxas Summit Gets a New Look

The Traxxas Summit is–as Traxxas puts it–an all-terrain vehicle. The big monster is well known for having differentials that can be locked and unlocked via the transmitter as well as a 2-speed transmission that functions in the same manner. Not only does this give the driver a heck of a lot of control, but it…

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RC4WD Trail Finder 2

RC4WD has been supplying us with unique crawling and scale accessories for sometime now. They are know for having a huge variety and for working with variety of different independent designers. Kits, conversions and even RTR vehicles have been in the RC4WD line up as well, but everything has had more of a bespoke look…

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STRC Traxxas Monster Jam Truck Green Aluminum Hop-ups

Every time I go in a hobby store I ask what’s selling. Lately, one of the without-fail responses is the Traxxas Monster Jam Replica trucks. And, it’s no surprise Grave Digger is the most popular of the bunch. Now that these monster trucks have been available for a while, there is most certainly a large…

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JConcepts Gate Crasher MT Body

JConcepts is popular in racing circles, but this group from Florida also delves into the just-for-fun side of RC. The latest example of this is the Gate Crasher MT body made to fit the Traxxas Monster Jam Replica trucks. JConcepts includes overspray film, window masks and decals. Learn more here.

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Xtreme Racing Expands Charger Stand Lineup

We’re passing this news on because the it’s about one of those products that is really handy. Xtreme Racing’s acrylic charger stands free up some space and, of course, tilt the screen to make it much easier to read and use. The new additions to the lineup are designed to accommodate¬†larger chargers. They are available…

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No Limit R/C Monster Truck World Finals 2012

No Limit R/C has announced the addition of two new classes to this year’s R/C Monster Truck World Finals. A Traxxas Stampede class will be added for all of the Monster Jam trucks out there, and a 4WD Short Course Tuff Truck class is also on the list. This is in addition to side-by-side monster…

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Losi 22T RTR Brushless Stadium Truck

How about a brief history lesson? I promise I’ll be brief. When 1/10-scale electric off-road racing took off in the mid ’80’s, everyone raced buggies. fast forward and the most popular class these days is short course. In between there was stadium truck. This class was huge–everyone raced it. Thanks to short course, RC has…

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RC4WD Tough Armor Stubby Front Bumper

RC4WD offers a number of scale bumpers, but this one caught our eye due to the smart mounting design that allows it to adjusted for different bodies. Instead of mounting inside the frame rails, the mounting tabs mount on the outside of the frame rails and have long slots for the mounting hardware. The bumper…

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