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Installing Gear Head RC Lights on the Axial Yeti XL

I really enjoy my Axial Yeti XL and wherever I take it, it constantly gathers a crowd. People seem to love its enormous size as well as its alarming amount of power! While I don’t run it on 6S much anymore (it was scaring the local children as well as many small animals), I figured it was time to start investing in some hop-ups to bolster its wow factor even more.

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Tamiya Tb-04R Chassis Kit Hop Up

Our picks for performance, durability, and/or appearance upgrades: Tamiya Tb-04R Chassis Kit Hop Up Here are our accessory and hop-up picks for today’s popular vehicles that can boost performance, durability and/or appearance and leave you with a sweet custom ride.

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ECX Torment 4Wd Short Course Truck Hop Up

Our picks for performance, durability, and/or appearance upgrades:ECX Torment 4Wd Short Course Truck Hop Up Here are our accessory and hop-up picks for today’s popular vehicles that can boost performance, durability and/or appearance and leave you with a sweet custom ride.

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10 tips for a race-ready RTR

You bought your electric RTR (ready to run) short course truck because you just wanted to play in dirt lots and go fast. But you didn’t count on the racing bug biting you so soon. Do you need to give up on the RTR to buy another vehicle to race? No, sir!

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Gimme Space

A workspace can be something as simple as a bench in your garage or basement, or something as extravagant as an all new exterior building for your hobby. We’ve tried to work in the garage (living in Florida that’s rarely an option without having heat stroke), and our home doesn’t have a basement either.

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Upgrading HPI’s Bullet St and Mt

Now that the dust has settled on the purchase of HPI Racing by Ripmax it’s nice to know spare parts and upgrade bits are coming back into stock to keep our favorite HPI models going. As fans of HPI we have several of their popular offerings in our workshop, including the Savage monster truck, RS4 touring cars, Sprint2 touring cars, and more.

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Team Associated T5M Team Kit Hop Up

Our picks for performance, durability, and/or appearance upgrades : Team Associated T5M Team Kit Hop Up Here are our accessory and hop-up picks for today’s popular vehicles that can boost performance, durability and/or appearance and leave you with a sweet custom ride.

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Mini BlingZ LED Light Strips

We love our LEDs nowadays. Younger readers may not realize just how far LED technology has come, but LEDs have never been as small, bright, colorful, and efficient as they are now. They make our world much more vibrant and brightly lit, especially for the RC crowd, where weight and power consumption are always a concern. There are several companies producing lights specifically for RCs...

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ECX 1-8 Revenge Type E Hop Up

Our picks for performance, durability, and/or appearance upgrades:ECX 1-8 Revenge Type E Hop Up Here are our accessory and hop-up picks for today’s popular vehicles that can boost performance, durability and/or appearance and leave you with a sweet custom ride.

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Axial Yeti Hop Up

Our picks for performance, durability, and/or appearance upgrades: Axial Yeti Hop Up Here are our accessory and hop-up picks for today’s popular vehicles that can boost performance, durability and/or appearance and leave you with a sweet custom ride.

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Set Your RC Car’s Slipper Clutch for Success

Attached to the transmission of almost all 2WD electric off road vehicles, many 4WD electric monster trucks and some 4WD electric off road buggies is a slipper clutch. The slipper clutch has several useful purposes. It helps reduce wheel spin as your vehicle accelerates, something very useful on low traction surfaces.

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Arrma Raider Mega Hop Up

Our picks for performance, durability, and/or appearance upgrades: Arrma Raider Mega Hop Up Here are our accessory and hop-up picks for today’s popular vehicles that can boost performance, durability and/or appearance and leave you with a sweet custom ride.

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Quick Troubleshooting Secrets for Your RC Car or Truck

We’re going to take a look a common topic that comes up at any hobby shop: what is broken? It is a story many have heard time and time again. You're just driving along and suddenly your RC stops. Or an alltime favorite, it was working the last time I put it away. Tracking down what is really causing the problem can be a nightmare in itself.

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Hop Ups: Helion Animus 18SC & Hpi Crawler King

Our picks for performance, durability, and/or appearance upgrades: Helion Animus 18Sc | Hpi Crawler King upgrade Here are our accessory and hop-up picks for today’s popular vehicles that can boost performance, durability and/or appearance and leave you with a sweet custom ride.

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Practice Makes Perfect

We’ve all heard the saying, “practice makes perfect,” which is very true, especially in the RC racing world. Even in other areas of this magazine you’ll read interviews with pro drivers who will tell you that you need lots of practice to place high at big races and be considered for sponsorships. But did you know that practice isn’t just about driving your car on the track?

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