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Project Split Personalty Short Course Basher And Racer

Project Split Personalty Short Course Basher And Racer

This is a story of transformations, rebirth, second chances, rebuilding and ultimately new beginnings (yes, use your inner deep movie trailer voice while reading that). No, it’s not a Nicholas Sparks novel tuned into a Hollywood melodrama. I’m talking about a Traxxas Rustler stadium truck that was once reconfigured into a monster truck, bashed at […]

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Scale Comp Alternatives You Have To Try

Scale Comp Alternatives You Have To Try

Pop music sucks. It sucks for many reasons, but one of the big ones is the fact that the same songs—often awful songs—get played ad nauseam. We all know hearing or doing the same thing over and over gets old. Scale comps are no different. Take a gander at some of these alternative comp ideas that are […]

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Rusty’s Off-Road RC4WD Axial Jeep Project

Rusty’s Off-Road RC4WD Axial Jeep Project

If you’re an off-road enthusiast, you probably know the name Rusty’s. Largely dedicated to the rock crawling and off-road adventure crowd, Rusty’s Off-road is a popular retailer that has its own comprehensive proprietary line of products to accompany the extensive lineup of accessories it sells from other manufacturers. They sell all over the world and […]

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10 Awesome RC Investments That Are Worth Every Penny

10 Awesome RC Investments That Are Worth Every Penny

1. AIR COMPRESSOR Cleaning RC cars isn’t fun, so who wouldn’t love a tool that makes a tiresome and messy job substantially easier and faster? Air compressors can be expensive, but they can be had on the cheap (comparably) at discount tool stores such as Harbor Freight. The good news here is that the cheap ones […]

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How To Avoid Getting Hacked

How To Avoid Getting Hacked

So, your short course race was ruined by a hack. It happens. As much as I try to tell other drivers (and myself) that the hacking is more frustration-fueled imagination than deliberate, malicious crashing, the fact remains that there are some clean racers and a whole lot more not-so-clean racers. So, how do you deal […]

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Go nuts! Scale Lug Nuts

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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Scale Crawler Must-Know Setup Tricks & Tips

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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5 Reasons You’re Not Winning

5 Reasons You’re Not Winning

You didn’t win? Again?! You’re foot-stomping mad and about ready to spike your transmitter like you just scored a game-winning touchdown–only in rage. While we wait for the whambulance, let’s take a look at what you’re doing wrong. Yes, I said you’re doing something wrong. I’m not your kindergarten teacher or your mom–it’s all on […]

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Building a Clod Killer on a Budget

Building a Clod Killer on a Budget

I am a huge fan of Tamiya and its legendary Clod Buster, and maybe you are too. The iconic monster truck is without a doubt a significant part of RC history and immensely popular. But, after a 25+ year run, I can’t help but feel that it’s time to give this old dog a run […]

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Losi Comp Crawler Axle to Axial SCX10 Swap

Losi Comp Crawler Axle to Axial SCX10 Swap

What are some of the qualities we typically desire in an RC crawler? Okay, there are a lot, so I’ll spare you the guessing game and get right to the particular traits I have in mind–ground clearance, low gearing and strong drag brakes. If you have any experience crawling you know the benefits of the […]

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5 Must-Do Preseason Race Prep Steps

5 Must-Do Preseason Race Prep Steps

The outdoor RC racing season is upon us. Or, maybe it’s already well underway in your area. Either way, most people know that preparation is a vital part of success when it comes to racing. And yet, many racers are often shortsighted when it comes to either getting a truck race-ready or reviving an old […]

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Project Traxxas Summit LT Scale Conversion

Project Traxxas Summit LT Scale Conversion

In 2009, as the rock crawling segment was off and running (albeit slowly–get it?), Traxxas released the Summit which it dubbed an “extreme terrain monster truck.” Based on the Revo platform, built to take a beating and equipped with features such as remotely locking differentials and a 2-speed transmission that is also controlled from the […]

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How To: Make RC Snow Chains

How To: Make RC Snow Chains

Many of us put our RC cars in storage during the cold winter months, or at least we do as soon as the snow starts to fly. And yet, few things are as tempting as a fresh layer of snow on the ground. You know what I’m talking about. If it’s a light snow and […]

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Modern Monster Truck Project (AKA The Clod Killer)

Modern Monster Truck Project (AKA The Clod Killer)

Could you imagine showing up to the track with a 25-year-old RC car? Me either. Like all other club racers, I’m a sucker for having the latest and greatest, and when I wanted to build a new monster truck for side-by-side racing, I couldn’t bear to start a new build with outdated equipment. But, that’s […]

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Homemade Scale Accessories

Homemade Scale Accessories

“It’s all in the details.” We’ve all heard that saying before. As such, scale accessories and RC scalers go hand and hand (yes, sometimes to a fault). Many scale enthusiasts spend hours looking for gear for their rig. And, there are a lot of great accessories offered from companies such as Axial and Pro-Line. Besides […]

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