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STRC CNC Machined Aluminum Diff Covers Version 2 for Axial AR60 Axles Review

STRC CNC Machined Aluminum Diff Covers Version 2 for Axial AR60 Axles Review

Axial’s AR60 axles are becoming increasingly popular as they are found as factory equipment on Axial’s Wraith and AX10 Deadbolt models and also hundreds of custom rigs out there. They are great axles, picked usually because they’re wide, but axles tend to get lost in the project. This also happens in the full-size world and is […]

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Pit Bull Growler AT/Extra 1.55 Tire Review

Pit Bull Growler AT/Extra 1.55 Tire Review

What you’re looking at are Pit Bull Tires’ 1.55 Growlers. That’s right, folks, 1.55 Pits! If you love the 1.9s and the 2.2s, well, add these to the list. With the Growler AT/Extra, Pit Bull has added another soft compound, sticky tire to its lineup of tires based directly on the full-size tires they make.   […]

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STRC Off-Axle Servo Mount Kit and Panhard for Axial Wraith Review

STRC Off-Axle Servo Mount Kit and Panhard for Axial Wraith Review

There’s all sorts of crazy creativeness going on scalers. I love it. Just when you think you’ve seen it all, someone drops something new and cool on their rig. Even with all of the proverbial out-of-the-box thinking, one of the fundamental go-to scale modifications we keep seeing–for good reason–on numerous built-up scalers is a CMS, […]

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STRC Aluminum Upgrades for Axial SCX10 Installation & Review Part Two

STRC Aluminum Upgrades for Axial SCX10 Installation & Review Part Two

  If you look around the web, you’ll find tons of Axial SCX10 rigs around. Also, you’ll find a lot of them modified–mine included. I didn’t leave it stock for long. In November of 2013, I started the STRC SCX10 upgrade build. I was happy with both the looks and performance of the first batch of […]

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Pro-Line Interco TSL SX Super Swamper XL 1.9 Review

Pro-Line Interco TSL SX Super Swamper XL 1.9 Review

Successful products fill a distinct need. Take, for example, the McDonald’s McRib. Okay, that’s a bad example, but it was the first thing that popped in my head. A better example is Pro-Line’s Interco TSL SX Super Swamper XL 1.9, which rather obviously satisfy the need for a taller 1.9 tire. The XLs fill the […]

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Traxxas Telluride 4X4 Review

Traxxas Telluride 4X4 Review

FAST FACTS Price: $300 Top Speed: 25 mph Hot > Versatility–it bashes and hits the trail > 2.4 GHz radio system > Durable as all get out > Love the Telluride name and logo, but . . . Not > . . . the rest of the graphics are getting played out > I’d rather Summit-style […]

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ST Racing Concepts Aluminum Upgrades for Axial SCX10 Jeep Installation & Review

ST Racing Concepts Aluminum Upgrades for Axial SCX10 Jeep Installation & Review

I have had my Axial SCX10 Jeep Wrangler for a while now, and I wanted to show it some love with some upgrades. With so much to choose from and because I always look for quality and a bargain, I decided to go and check out the guys at  ST Racing Concepts (STRC). I personally […]

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Locked Up RC 2.2″ Rock Cutter SLW Compatible Beadlock Wheel Review

Locked Up RC 2.2″ Rock Cutter SLW Compatible Beadlock Wheel Review

RC aluminum wheels have been around for a long time. These good-looking-but-heavy wheels were first installed solely as a cosmetic upgrade. Well, back in the ‘80s and ‘90s, I’m sure plenty thought there was a performance advantage, but the reality is the racer that put aluminum wheels of his Tamiya Frog was not improving handling or […]

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CKRC Crawlers Suicide Switch Axial Wraith Steering Kit Review

CKRC Crawlers Suicide Switch Axial Wraith Steering Kit Review

Steering is one of the most critical functions of an RC truck. Race trucks need to track straight, turn with precision and react quickly. Rock crawlers, on the other hand, need a durable setup that offers up lots of steering throw (the more the better). CKRC has an interesting system for the Axial Wraith called […]

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Traxxas EZ-Peak 5 Amp NiMH-NiCd-USB Charger Review

Traxxas EZ-Peak 5 Amp NiMH-NiCd-USB Charger Review

Traxxas has always been about Ready-To-Run (they even invented the term), and one of the best ways to get any RTR kicking up dirt or pounding pavment is by purchasing an efficient,  high quality and inexpensive peak charger. Unsurprisinly, Traxxas has delivered the goods–a charger that is all about you getting the best bang for your buck. The EZ-Peak 5amp charger […]

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Pit Bull Rock Beast II 2.2 Tire Review

Pit Bull Rock Beast II 2.2 Tire Review

They say the shoes make the man. Nice leather shoes may seal the deal on a fancy suit, but it ends there. You can look like Trump, but still be dumb as a stump. If you buy a new set of Air Jordans, you will be wearing the same sneakers the best basketball player who […]

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RC4WD Gelande II Review

RC4WD Gelande II Review

Price: $400 Top speed: 10 mph (completely dependent on running gear selected) HOT > New transmission and realistic transfer case > Awesome body with full interior > All metal parts > Pre-assembled drivetrain components are awesome . . . NOT > . . . except when you have to open them to add grease > […]

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CKRC Crawlers Wraith Hood Hinge Kit Review

CKRC Crawlers Wraith Hood Hinge Kit Review

Have you ever wanted to give your Axial Wraith even more of a scale look? Of course you have. There is a lot of options to choose from out there as far as customizing options and upgrades. With myself, I’m all about inexpensive but practical upgrades. Options that fit into this category are a lot […]

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Helios RC Nicklite 6″ LED Light Bar Review

Helios RC Nicklite 6″ LED Light Bar Review

Lights are an extremely popular scale accessory, so I jumped at the chance to add a set from the guys over at Helios RC. I went with an inexpensive 6″ LED light bar for my Axial SCX10 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon. I have seen tons of LED options on the web–everything from homemade to extravagant […]

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Axial Jeep Wrangler Wraith Poison Spyder Review

Axial Jeep Wrangler Wraith Poison Spyder Review

FAST FACTS Price: $400 Top Speed: 12 mph Hot > Great scale realism and patterned after the full-size Poison Spyder racer > 2.4 GHz radio system and metal-gear servo > Wide AR60 axles > Versatile design–slow on rocks or fast on dirt  Not > Battery connector access is a little tricky to change packs > […]

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