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U-Review: Crawford Performance Engineering CYS Hi-Torque Metal Gear Servo

Crawford Performance Engineering is well known among Tamiya Clod Buster enthusiasts, but many more in the RC community are catching wind of Crawford thanks to their $20 high torque servo. The CYS Hi-Torque Metal Gear servo is, as the name states, a metal gear servo. And with 224 oz.-in. of torque at 7.2V, it is,…

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U-Review: Crawford Performance Engineering Multi-Purpose Servo Mount

If you have a Tamiya Clod Buster odds are you do not run the stock steering setup … unless you are keeping your RC monster truck box stock and sitting on a shelf. Crawford Performance Engineering has a universal servo mount you can use for more than just front. It can be used for a…

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HPI Desert Trophy Truck Ivan Stewart Edition Review

It’s not hard to see that this RC truck is perfect for RC Truck Stop. After all, it even has truck in its name! But, this isn’t one of those deals where it’s called a truck, but looks more like an open-fender buggy or a “truck” built on a car chassis. This little truck has…

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Axial 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon SCX10 RTR Review

One of the most in-demand full-size off-road vehicles is the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon. They’re everywhere! Also known as the JK, this model may truly be the most popular and capable Jeep ever offered from the iconic brand. Who wouldn’t want one? Other than the two vehement Jeep haters out there grumpily saying no, everyone…

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U-Review: Parma Ford Raptor SVT

Many of you have known about Parma for years as this company is specifically well known for its bodies, paints and accessory items. If you’re hardcore, you know Parma is a king in the slot car world. Wise to the segment being huge, Parma has recently been increasing its number of short course truck body…

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U-Review: IMEX Puller Clod Buster Tires

Many of you have known about IMEX and its line of tires, parts and even vehicles for many years. IMEX’s tires–specifically truck tires–are what really put IMEX on the map, and there’s one specific tire that I use for my Tamiya Clod Buster. The tires in question are the Pullers. These are also known as…

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HeyOk No Brainer BEC Review

You modified your crawler with a high-torque servo, aluminum rims, sticky tires, brushless motor and controller … and it performs worse. What?! You’ve spent all of this money and got all of the good stuff and now it’s not working right. How can this be? When this happens–and it happens a lot–some asking around will…

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Traxxas EZ-Peak Plus Charger Review

With such an incredible number of charger choices out there, many RC’ers often go with a brand they know when looking to make a purchase. For example, a Traxxas Slash owner may be inclined to stick with Traxxas when looking to upgrade to a LiPo charger. Trust me, this scenario isn’t all that hypothetical, but…

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Axial EXO Terra Buggy RTR Review

Whoa! That’s not a truck! Before you get your undies all in a bunch, relax and hear me out. The EXO is, indeed, not a truck and, yes, this is RC Truck Stop. First, it’s not like it’s a boat (I crack myself up). Second, there are two very legit reasons this RC car, I…

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U-Review: FlySky FS-GT2 Radio System

Overall, the FlySky FS-GT2 is a great radio system, but it does have its share of drawbacks. The radio still requires eight AAs instead of four AAs like most modern 2.4GHz systems. Also, the steering wheel is where FlySky noticeably cut corners as the rubber grip has a tendency to slide around when in use….

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U-Review: Savox SC-0251MG Servo

In this RC Truck Stop U-Review, I am going over the Savox SC-0251MG servo. This little beast produces  222 oz./in. at 6 volts. This is enough to steer a Tamiya Clod Buster around, make a short course truck hold its line or bow the stock plastic steering links on an Axial Scx10. At a low…

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U-Review: Novak Rock Star 45-turn Motor

I recently purchased a Novak Rock Star 45-turn brushed motor for my Axial SCX10 scale rock crawler. Wow! This motor is a work horse! I have kept the stock 87-tooth spur gear, but went up to a 23-tooth pinion from the stock 20-tooth pinion. The Rock Star has loads of punch for those tough situations…

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U-Review: Value Hobby GForce LiPo Battery

Your electric RC can have the most powerful brushless motor on the market and be geared to hit 90mph, but without the right battery nothing else even matters. When my beloved Gens Ace pack started to show signs of wear, I knew it was time to purchase a new pack. I decided to try something…

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Retrospective Review: Traxxas Bullet

Slash, Revo, T-Maxx, Stampede, E-Maxx, Rustler, Slayer, Summit, Jato and the list actually goes on. If you’re into RC, these are household names. And, of course, they’re also all trucks and trucks made by RC giant Traxxas. But, even if Traxxas is arguably currently the biggest name in RC trucks, the company out Texas didn’t…

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HeyOk Servo Winch Review

One of the most quintessential full-size off-road accessories is the winch. They’re on the expensive side, but nothing says “serious off-roader” like a winch. Well, maybe Dana 60 axles, coil-overs, big blocks and 40+ sized tires all say hardcore too, but the bottom line is a winch says I go places that may get a…

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