RC4WD Warn 9.5cti Winch
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RC4WD Warn 9.5cti Winch

Warn is a pretty famous name in full-size off-road. One of the most famous actually, so it’s pretty cool that RC4WD has partnered with Warn to release a fully licensed scale operational winch. It’s modeled after the 9.5cti and features a cast aluminum case and stamped steel components. We really like the working spring-loaded Warn…

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STRC Wraith Chassis Mounted Servo

STRC has a cool new steering setup for the Wraith that moves the steering servo from the axle to the chassis. The CNC Machined Aluminum Off-Axl Servo Mount creates a much more realistic look. The STRC setup positions the steering servo on the front portion of the Wraith roll cage  and a panhard bar design…

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RC4WD Mud Basher 1.9″ Scale Tractor Tire

We have a major itch to build a mud truck–specifically a Mega Truck style machine. The biggest obstacle is sources tires. There are options, but they are less than ideal. Well, RC4WD has a 1.9″ tire patterned after a tractor tire or “rice and cane” tire that will make building a mudder easy. The Mud…

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Go nuts! Scale Lug Nuts
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Go nuts! Scale Lug Nuts

Want to increase scale realism and make your RC truck’s wheels better all in one shot? I bet you do. Many aftermarket aluminum wheels (in some case, plastic as well) use a separate hub that gets attached to the axle with the stock 7 mm nut. The wheel then bolts to that hub with six…

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RC4WD Blade Snow Plow

Many RCers have a fascination with having a scale snow plow. I know I’m guilty because I built my own (You can see it here). Many others have as well. RC4WD has a new plow setup that pretty much puts all the homespun creations to shame. Yup, finally, scalers wanting a fun way to deal…

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Traxxas Telluride 4X4 Review
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Traxxas Telluride 4X4 Review

FAST FACTS Price: $300 Top Speed: 25 mph Hot > Versatility–it bashes and hits the trail > 2.4 GHz radio system > Durable as all get out > Love the Telluride name and logo, but . . . Not > . . . the rest of the graphics are getting played out > I’d rather Summit-style…

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Scale Crawler Must-Know Setup Tricks & Tips

Most people don’t start off in the hobby doing any sort of competitive RC such as racing or rock crawling comps. And while most everyone strives to have their RC truck at peak performance, competition is what really motivates us to get the thing dialed in, or at least shows us when it’s not. Running…

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ST Racing Concepts Aluminum Upgrades for Axial SCX10 Jeep Installation & Review
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ST Racing Concepts Aluminum Upgrades for Axial SCX10 Jeep Installation & Review

I have had my Axial SCX10 Jeep Wrangler for a while now, and I wanted to show it some love with some upgrades. With so much to choose from and because I always look for quality and a bargain, I decided to go and check out the guys at  ST Racing Concepts (STRC). I personally…

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Locked Up RC 2.2″ Rock Cutter SLW Compatible Beadlock Wheel Review

RC aluminum wheels have been around for a long time. These good-looking-but-heavy wheels were first installed solely as a cosmetic upgrade. Well, back in the ‘80s and ‘90s, I’m sure plenty thought there was a performance advantage, but the reality is the racer that put aluminum wheels of his Tamiya Frog was not improving handling or…

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Vaterra Slickrock 1/18-scale RTR Rock Crawler

I usually don’t get too excited about minis, but Vaterra’s latest off-road release looks pretty cool. The Slickrock is 1/18-scale and, like other Vaterra releases, is RTR and waterproof. It features similar electronics as the other Vaterra models, so it’s a mix of Spektrum and Dynamite components. The motor is a 380-sized Dynamite Tazer and…

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Axial SCX10 Jeep Wrangler G6

Like a G6! Really quickly a R.E.C.O.N. G6 is a unique approach to RC rock competition. Having participated in one, I can best sum it up as being more focused on the experience than the competition. If you’re looking for more specifics, a G6 course is typically much longer than the average scale course–as in…

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Axial Deadbolt AX10

You have got to give Axial credit. They come out with some cool stuff and certainly have proven they march to their own drummer. Case in point is the new Deadbolt AX10. If you are an Axial fan and/or crawling enthusiast you know that Axial gave the AX10 a major redesign when it released the…

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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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Axial Maxxis Trepador 2.2 Tires

We love scale tires. Not just tires for a scalers, but tires that are scale models themselves. Axial gets this and has a bunch of tires that are spot on replicas of the real thing. The latest is 2.2 version of the Maxxis Trepador. These are officially licensed are molded in Axial’s soft and sticky…

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G-made Sawback Scale Rock Crawler

You may or may not know the G-made name (sometimes also just Gmade). They are a small company located in Korea and they have come in and out of the spotlight on occasion. Their R1 rock buggy caught a lot of attention as have their new line of adjustable shocks. What really might be the…

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