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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 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

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

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
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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
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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

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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U-Review: 1.9 Pit Bull Rock Beast Tires

This longterm U-Review test was conducted using an Axial SCX10 Honcho for a duration of well over a year. I read all the reviews, and heard the complaints. It was not till I read the RC Truck Stop review, that I decided to buy a set for my Honcho. When I got the Pit Bull tires, I was…

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Tamiya TXT-2 Agrios Review

FAST FACTS Price: $480 Top Speed: unverified Hot > It’s a solid axle monster truck > Includes speed control and motors (albeit mild motors) > Cool chassis design Not > Narrow tires are out of proportion > Expensive TAMIYA KEEPS IT REAL WITH A NEW SOLID AXLE MONSTER What you’re looking at is the TXT-2 Agrios–4WD,…

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Vaterra Twin Hammers Review

That’s cool . . . and different! That’s been the general reaction to the new Vaterra Twin Hammers. And, while Horizon Hobby announced the entire Vatarra brand all at once with multiple vehicles, both on- and off-road, most would agree that the Twin Hammers stole the show. This off-roader is modeled after an Ultra4 “race…

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ProTek R/C Universal Radio Case Review

You probably (i.e., hopefully) don’t need to be told that electronics such as an RC transmitter don’t take kindly to abuse (e.g., getting dropped or rained on), but the vast majority of people don’t really take care of their RC radios. Whether it’s a bare bones unit or a computerized pro model, you need to…

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STL Custom Hobbies Stepped Bearing Installer

While I love my Losi Shock Matching Tool and my Hudy Limited Edition Allen Wrenches, not all tools have to be complicated or fancy. A good example is STL Custom Hobbies’ Stepped Bearing Installer. This a builder’s tool–made to get the job done and get it done right. Check it out: FEATURES For bearings to…

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Tamiya Mud Blaster II Review

It’s hard to imagine this hobby without Tamiya–and thankfully we don’t have to. The Japanese manufacturer is one of the oldest and most iconic companies in RC. Tamiya has made a huge impact on the hobby with releases such as the Grasshopper, Hornet, Blackfoot, Clod Buster, Bruiser, etc., etc., etc. Even with a few racing world championships…

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Traxxas DR-1 Helicopter Review

Traxxas is one of the biggest names in RC trucks, so when they released two “micro-sized” helicopters, we took notice. We’re sure most of you did too. Along the same lines, when a press release rather quickly transformed into available products, we were instantly curious how a company that knows surface RC inside and out…

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Team Durango DESC210 Race Ready RTR Review

We are obsessed with instant gratification. Food needs to be fast and shipping must be overnight. It could be argued that time is the most precious commodity in our world, so who has the hours or days it takes to build an RC truck these days? Well, usually racers will find the time because a…

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