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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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Dynamic Concepts Rubi Axial Wraith Body Review

The Axial Wraith is currently one of the hottest trucks in RC. It’s popular because it blends go-fast fun with real rock crawling prowess. And, of course, its aggressive looks pull most people right in. There was some concern within Axial that the unique look and construction of the cage and panels could make the…

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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 Axial Wraith Aluminum Hop-ups Part 2

STRC Racing and the Axial Wraith. If you appreciate a little drama, you could consider it a match made in RC heaven. Both companies are at the top of their games. STRC is one of the more popular aftermarket companies–especially when it comes to aluminum parts–and the Wraith is one of the hottest trucks available….

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Holmes Hobby TorqueMaster BR-XL Review

When building an Axial SCX10 for Top Truck Challenge type competition, I knew water and mud would be a part of the equation. I needed a waterproof speed control, but wanted one that was fully programable and has features I needed such as strong drag brakes for control on the rocky sections. My search led…

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Vanquish 2.2 SLW V6 Aluminum Rims Review

When I build a crawler, even a scale crawler, it’s all bout performance more than appearance. You know, function over form. Substance before beauty. I think you get the idea. I feel the same way about full-size trucks, and I’m not just saying that because current Jeep isn’t exactly a looker. I just don’t care…

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Bulletproof the Axial Wraith Drivetrain

If you own an Axial Wraith you would probably agree that it’s notably durable. Is it unbreakable? No, of course not. I give it high marks in this particular department because when I first got my hands on one, I loaned it to a busy hobby shop that, in turn, let any interested visitor give…

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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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STRC Axial Wraith Aluminum Hop-ups Part 1

If you’re into RC–even if you’re somewhat anti-bling like me–you probably appreciate some aluminum. You may not want gobs of polished silver all over your truck (or maybe you do), but there’s no denying that, when used correctly, aluminum make can a truck a whole lot stronger and, yes, look pretty cool too. When I…

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Jeep Body Guide

One of the most popular off-road vehicles in the world is the legendary Jeep, so it’s of no real surprise that Jeeps are equally popular in RC. Check out this guide of officially licensed Jeep bodies and start working on your 1/10-scale Jeep wave.   HPI Wrangler Rubicon (item no. 7182) This 2-door version is…

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Dynamic Concepts Wraith Rubi Body Set

One of the hottest vehicles released recently is Axial’s multi-purpose Wraith, and many owners have been getting pretty creative with the customization of this rock racer in an effort to make their rig stand out. One company looking to help you satisfy your desire to be one of a kind is upstart Dynamic Concepts. Set…

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RC4WD Orange Glow-in-the-Dark Traffic Cones

Talk about perfect for a scale comp. These 1/10-scale cones from RC4WD are molded out of a flexible rubber and feature realistic glow-in-the-dark bands. RC4WD also offers more traditional cones in blue and yellow. The cones come in a 10-pack for about $9 and measure out at 1.2″ (32mm) tall. The yellow and blue cones…

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Formula Off-road–Will It Catch On?

Formula Off-road–RC or full-size–is relatively unknown in the U.S. It’s often simply called FOFF, but it’s anything but simple to describe. Think of it as a cross between a sand drag and a hill climb with a whole lot of nitrous mixed in. For sure, Formula Off-road is a wild ride. Need more info? FOFF…

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STRC Has Axial Wraith Covered

STRC has been a go-to company for aluminum accessories ever since the crawler craze took off, and STRC has been popular among tuners because it has a large variety of parts for an equally large variety of vehicles and because the quality is there. In contrast, some aftermarket companies who also dish out mostly aluminum…

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Tamiya Hilux Suspension Rebuild

This one is for all of you Tamiya High-Lift series truck owners. Just like RC Truck Stop style, most of us don’t shelve queen our rigs. I drive mine hard and I’m not afraid to get it dirty and push my rig a little now and then. This does come at a cost with such a detailed,…

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