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STRC Aluminum Rear Chassis Brace and Aluminum Hexes for Element RC Enduro

STRC’s CNC machined Heavy Duty Aluminum Rear Chassis Brace is designed to help eliminate flex in the rear chassis rails
allowing the suspension to do the work more effectively.

 

The brace is an easy to install upgrade that will enhance both looks and performance of your Element RC Enduro. It’s available in black, gun metal, silver and red (limited edition).

The CNC Machined aluminum hex adapters are significantly more durability than stock plastic hexes and offer a slight wider stance than the stock. These are sold as a four-pack and are available in black, gun metal, silver and red (limited edition).

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You can see STRC’s recently released aluminum front brace and brass hexes for the Team Associated Element RC Enduro here.

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Pit Bull RC Rocker Tread Insta-Trax

Off-roading is fun–until you get stuck. Full-size enthusiasts have been using devices such as sand ladders and traction boards for years. RC scalers have been doing the same because they look cool and, well, they work. For the most part, other than color, these traction aids have all pretty much looked the same. That has definitely changed with the release of Pit Bull RC’s new folding Insta-Trax.

Folded, these boards measure 103 mm long and 40 mm wide. Unfolded, they stretch out to 200 mm. The hardware is stainless, so it won’t rust and the boards are made out of high impact PET plastic.

The standout feature, besides the fact that they fold, is the use of the now iconic Pit Bull Rock Beast tread pattern. The Insta-Trax have a built-in ladder-style frame construction  with a staggered height pattern to help in low-traction, wet conditions. These are made in the U.S. and sold in pairs.

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Boom Racing Dual Stage 1.9 Foam Inserts

Often items such as foam inserts are, along some lines, a compromise. Too hard and your scaler won’t have much traction as the tire won’t be able to flex and contort. Too soft and it will flex too much and side hilling will suffer. Medium inserts or memory foam inserts might be a great anser, but they are often a compromise. That’s where dual stage inserts come in. Boom Racing has a new 1.9 set. These are sold in pairs and have soft, open-cell pouter rings paired with a firm closed-cell inner ring.

The foams are perfect for 4.75 in. tall 1.9 tires.

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Axial SCX10 II 1955 Ford F-100 RTR

Cool. Something different. Like a lot of you, I get sick of the same old same old. Between that and being a sucker for vintage Fords, I think Axial’s latest, a 1955 Ford, is pretty darn cool. It’s built on the proven SCX10 II platform, so you’re probably familiar with all the main features. The new body is an officially-licensed 1955 Ford F-100 body with a desert truck vibe going on.  The wheels are officially-licensed Method Hole Wheels wrapped with Maxxis Trepador tires in Axial’s R30 compound that are, you guessed it, officially-licensed. In addition to the brown version, a green slightly more farm truck mooking machine is also offered. Both are RTR.

The 1955 classic features a molded plastic grille for added detail, a roll cage, a working spare tire and a hinged body setup for easy access.

If you’re not familiar with the SCX10 II, what you need to know is it employs a steel C-frame chassis, 4-link suspension with coilover shocks, steel transmission and axle gears, universal-joint front axles and Axial’s latest axle and transmission design.

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STRC Aluminum Heavy Duty Servo Mount Tray and 6.5mm Brass Hex Adapters for Element RC Enduro

If you have an Element RC Enduro, you’ll be happy to know the aftermarket support just keeps growing. Masters of aluminum, ST Racing Concepts, AKA STRC, now has a CNC Machined Aluminum Heavy Duty Servo Mount Tray and 6.5mm CNC Machined Brass Hex adapters for Team Associated’s Element RC Enduro.

The CNC machined Heavy Duty Aluminum servo mount tray is stronger than plastic and helps reduce flex
around the servo mounting and help transfer maximum torque and power from your
steering servo to the steering links. This piece is available in black, gun metal, red (limited) and
silver anodizing.

The CNC Machined Brass hex adapters add over 20grams of weight towards the lower parts of the Enduro. At 6.5 mm wide offer a slight wider, more stable stance than the stock hex adapters.

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RC4WD Trident Foldable Winch Anchor

Whether we’re talking scale or the real deal, a winch without something to attach to is pretty useless. That’s where anchors come in. No, not boat anchors, but its pretty much the same principle. In fact, winch anchors are often called land anchors, and just like boat anchors they come in all shapes in sizes. Instead of looking like a big shovel blade, the RC4WD Trident Foldable Winch Anchor looks like a grappling hook.

The folding blades make it easier to store and more likely to find something to grab ahold of. It’s made out of painted CNC-machined billet aluminum and is 3.23 in. long.

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RC4WD Cali Off-Road Distorted 1.9 Beadlock Wheels

I feel like I’ve said this before, but the amount of options we have in RC, especially in the scale segment, is simply staggering. It’s great, and adding to the offerings is RC4WD with yet another highly-detailed scale wheel. The Cali Off-Road Distorted Wheel is 1.9 in. and features a jet engine blade-like spoke design.

It’s the first officially licensed Cali Off-Road wheel from RC4WD, and the center hub-cap has a laser-etched logo that is highlighted in black. The wheel are CNC-machined billet aluminum and weigh in at 2.15 oz. each.

The RC4WD Cali Off-Road Distorted 1.9 Beadlock Wheels will fit most scale trucks without issue, but for best fit on a Traxxas TRX-4 axle, RC4WD recommends its 12mm Wheel Hex Conversion (part no. Z-S1844).

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RC Upgrade Flat Skid Plate for Axial SCX10 and SCX10 II

As we’re sure you know, maximizing ground clearance is essential for rock crawling. Getting hung up on your skid plate can stop you dead in your tracks. The RC Upgrade Flat Skid Plate is described as having been optimized to increase ground clearance compared to the stock Axial Skid Plate. Instead of hanging down below the frame rails, this design is perfectly flat.

The RC Upgrade Flat Skid Plate is offered in red, orange, blue and black. RC Upgrade is currently offering free shipping in U.S. on this part.

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Yeah Racing X DarkDragonWing Motion Steering Wheel

Adding a scale driver definitely ups the realism. Now, you can give that driver something to hold onto to, and he or she better hold on tight because this steering wheel moves. Included in this kit from Yeah Racing is a servo-actuated steering wheel that connects to your radio system and turns in unison with your steering input. Three different mounting options allow the steering wheel and servo mechanism to fit just about any interior. Wiring harness is included.

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Exclusive RC Triple Gauge Straight Lit LED Pod

If you want a scale interior that will blow people away, you need to check out the Exclusive RC Triple Gauge Straight Lit LED Pod. As a light up version this setup has LEDs with a built in resistor so it can be powered from a 6V to 12V power source. The gauge faces are decals to provide a greater level of realism. This is perfect for a scaler, drift car, monster truck or any other scale application.

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Traxxas TRX-4 Sport in Desert Tan

I’m a Ford guy, but I love the new Toyota Tacoma, and even though the redesigned grille took a little getting used to, my head turns every time I see one go by in the Quicksand color. So, when Traxxas announced the TRX-4 Sport would now be offered in the very similarly hued Desert Tan, it got my attention. It’s simple but undeniably cool. Outside of the new color, this Sport sports (see what I did there?) all the same features as the previous Sport versions of the Traxxas TRX-4. Red and blue paint jobs are also available.

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MIP X-Duty Center Drive Kit for Element RC Enduro

An increase in aftermarket offerings is a great indicator that an RC platform is catching on and not the proverbial flash in the pan. The Element RC Enduro support is certainly growing and the latest option to hit hobby shop shelves is a center driveshaft kit from MIP. Part of its X-Duty line, these shafts are heavy-duty metal units made from high quality materials and components. “Built to last,” MIP wants these to be the last driveshafts you buy. Everything need to make the conversion to MIP X-Duty driveshafts is included in the kit.

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Pit Bull RC BDS Suspension KRONIK Shocks

BDS Suspension has grown to be one of the better known lift kit and aftermarket suspension component companies in the full-size off-road world and Pit Bull RC now has officially licensed BDS shocks by Kronik.

Pit Bull RC states that three years of development were put into these shocks to give you what they are claiming are the most realistic looking and feeling of any RC shock on the market. Their goal was a product that is resilient, easy to use, looked good and felt even better without setup aggravation.

Dual rate and single springs are included and “on the fly technology” allows for easy spring changes without having to unscrew the lower retainer. Aluminum components feature black anodizing and the pivot balls are hard anodized. The shock shafts are a stout 3.5 mm. What might be the best feature is what Pit Bull RC is calling Super seal technology that promises to deliver leak-free performance.

Sold in pairs, four different length options are available: 100-, 90-, 80- and 70 mm. A wrench and decals are also included.

Learn more here.

 

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FastEddy Bearings Axial Capra Rubber Sealed Bearing Kit

Wasting no time, FastEddy Bearings lives up to its name and already has a bearing kit for the still very new Axial Capra. Ready to take on the elements, 30 rubber-sealed bearings are included in the kit.

The FastEddy Bearings rubber-sealed bearings are described as a high-quality steel/chrome bearing with two rubber seals. FastEddy adds that this bearing design has proven to provide exceptional performance and durability. At $32, the price is extremely close to a low $1 per bearing.

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JConcepts Scale/Trail Truck Drawstring Tote Bag

As JConcepts points out, it’s pretty common to leave an off-road session with some of the off-road on your rig. Their tote bags makes it a lot easier and cleaner to move your truck from place to place. The drawstring bag has a handy base design and is made from a durable material. More than just a bag, the tote is comprised of multiple compartments. The largest space is designed for the vehicle, and inside the large opening is a divider which allows the you to separate items, such as instruction manuals, setup books or small items, from the vehicle compartment. On the outside, a zipper closure opens to another slide compartment. Thick drawstrings are located on the perimeter which when pulled together clinches the bag at the top.

Heavy stitching is used for strong construction and small holes are located at the bottom of the outside pouch for ventilation. The bag is topped off with the JConcepts Racing Team logo.

Learn more here.

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