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Gear Head RC Trail Racks

Gear Head RC grabbed our attention with its super bright machined Delrin Trail Torch LED light bar. The scale accesory lineup has been expanded to now include two Trail Rack roof racks–one long and one short. like the Trail Torch, these items are made out of machined Delrin. This is cool because Delrin is lightweight,…

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Axial SCX10 Dingo Kit Review

With what I’ll readily acknowledge as a careful eye on the market and a strong connection with the crawling segment and community, Axial Racing has recently revamped and streamlined its popular SCX10 lineup of scale rock crawlers. Two versions are now available: the Honcho and the Dingo. The Dingo–reviewed here–is a do-it-yourself kit and Honcho…

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RC4WD – Interco IROK 2.2 Super Swamper Scale Tires

RC4WD is well known in the crawling community for its extensive line of tires. RC4WD has brought out yet another tire to please the scale enthusiast in all of us. Officially licensed from Interco, the goal here is to please scale needs and perform. The tire measures 5.75″ tall and is 2.25″ wide. Foam inserts…

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RC4WD Trail Finder Jeep Edition Review

As a full-size Jeep aficionado, I’m naturally a sucker for scale Jeeps. Tamiya’s hard-plastic Wrangler  YJ is, arguably, the most detailed RC Jeep body available. This shell is offered on the CC-01 chassis that is as fun as they come, but with its independent front suspension and tub chassis, it’s not a scale match of…

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Gear Head RC Trail Torch LED Light Bar Review

Auxiliary lights are nothing new to the full-size or RC off-road scenes. What is still new is the use of LEDs for the light source. These super bright LED lights have many advantages over traditional lights such as longer life and less energy consumption. They also happen to look cool. As such, as soon as…

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Pro-Line Scale Accessories

Last year, Pro-Line showed off an Axial Wraith outfitted with a bunch of cool scale accessories. They looked trick and now these cool parts are available in four different Assortments. Assortment #4 Assortment #5 Assortment #6 Assortment #7   See Pro-Line’s other scale accessories and learn more here.

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Axial AX10 Ridgecrest Full Release

The new Axial AX10 Ridgecrest was unveiled a few weeks ago, and now Axial has released a full press release that better outlines the details of this new vehicle. The Ridgecrest is clearly intended for enthusiasts new to RC and/or new to the RC rock crawling segment. It is also intended to be versatile and…

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Top 5 Key Elements of a Top Performing Crawler

Whether you’re talking about drifting, short course racing or–as we are here–about rock crawling, nothing can replace talented driving. You should work on you far more than you work on your equipment. Practice often. Become intimately familiar with what your rig can and cannot do. When you get to the point that you believe that…

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STRC Axial Wraith Aluminum Hop-ups Part 3

I’ve been modifying my Axial Wraith over the last few months and STRC has been supplying a large number of the products. The latest change I made was to add STRC’s aluminum shock bodies and shock caps. The CNC machined aluminum shock bodies are direct replacements for the stock plastic shock bodies and include knurled…

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AJS Machine Axial SCX10 Speed Control Mount With Exclusive Interview

Mounting electronics on an Axial SCX10 can get a little tricky. There isn’t always room readily available for the gear you want to run, and it can go from tricky to downright complicated when you start adding accessories like winches. AJS Machine’s new aluminum speed control mount attaches to the frame rails. It’s pretty straightforward,…

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Axial AX10 Ridgecrest

Axial unveiled a new crawler that looks to take the AX10 line in whole new direction. This AX10, dubbed the Ridgecrest, features new plastic tube style side plates and AR60 OCP-Axles (AKA Wraith axles). The lexan SUV style body features molded plastic bumpers and tube fender guards. The steering and suspension links are plastic and…

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Build a Scale Plow
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Build a Scale Plow

If you live in an area where the snow flies, odds are you have dreamed of having an RC plow. Since there aren’t any companies selling stand-alone ready-built plows, the only way to get one is to find someone selling hand-built plows or get fabricating yourself. For many people the idea of fabricating is a…

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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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