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How to Tune Your RC Car with Tapered Pistons

Whether you are racing or bashing, tuning your suspension to work the best for the surface you’re driving over is essential to the performance and handling of your vehicle. When trying to get dialed in we often turn to some of the basics because they’re easy to understand.

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HPI Savage Hop-Ups

HPI Savage Hop-Ups: Our picks for performance, durability, and or appearance upgrades 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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Tamiya Land Cruiser Hop-Ups

Tamiya Land Cruiser Hop-Ups: Our picks for performance, durability, and or appearance upgrades 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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How to Set the Gear Mesh on Your RC Car or Truck

The driveline of an RC car or truck is truly a work of art. Whether you’re dealing with the mesh of a clutch bell or pinion gear and spur or a ring and pinion gear inside a transmission casing, your vehicle’s gears are all about transferring power as efficiently as possible while withstanding the strain placed upon them.

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Trim and Mount Your RC Body for a Better Fit

One of the first changes many people make to their RCs is to swap the stock body out for an aftermarket one. The bodies for our cars are formed out of a single sheet of clear Lexan or polycarbonate. To the untrained eye they may just look like a big bubble rather than a body for a vehicle. They need to be trimmed down

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Painting Medieval Flames: Vinyl Mask Techniques

What is frustrating for me is when you look at a clear Lexan body, it is a blank canvas that could become anything, and I just never know what that will be. Part of that is because of my backwards creative process. Most people will have a particular RC that needs a new body and will order a body specific to that car.

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Six Tips to Hit the RC Track with the Right Stuff

This article was originally published in RC Driver’s May 2015 issue. By Charlie Suangka In many areas, there’s no such thing as a specific racing season. Between backyard tracks, indoor RC facilities and various club-operated racing scenes across the country, you can usually …

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8 Tips for Easier RC Transmitter Control

Although most transmitters offer adequate grip and comfort, there are a few tricks that you can do to make them even better. Improving grip can make a difference in how well you drive your vehicle, which is a definite benefit if you like to compete. Here are a few tricks that you can exploit and they can be that edge you gain over your competition.

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How To: Paint a Checkered Flag on Your RC Muscle Car

Here’s a tip for you. When you you’re picking your next RC, don’t let the body on it influence your decision. Why? Because bodies are wear and tear items that will be replaced and when you replace it, your new look can be anything you want.

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How To: Easily Change Drift Tires Without Damaging Your Rims

Drifting is an awesome part of RC, from customizing your ride to your taste or mastering some awesome driving maneuvers with these gliding and sliding machines. The hard plastic tires mounted to standard sedan style wheels is a big factor in why these cars are so easy to drift, but on the down side, the hard plastic spinning on top of the abrasive pavement takes a toll on the tire and wears it down.

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Secure your foam insert using MIP’s Sticker Adhesive Strips

MIP has introduced Stickeez Strips, a semi-permanent tape strip that bonds the insert to the wheel. We show you how to install these on 1/8-scale wheels. Let’s go!

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How To: Parma Speedflo 2.0 Body Gets an Explosive Look!

Now I have one of the lightweight Parma: Speedflo 2.0 Body versions, I just need to slap a paint job in it so I can see how it drives!

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Set up a Nitro Starter Box

Getting your nitro car or truck up and running with a new starter box properly can save you time and frustration down the road. There’s nothing like having a flame-out and seeing your pit crew struggling to get your car restarted on an ill-prepared starter box.

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Seal up your sensored motor

Many drivers are bashers only, and have rigs set up for all conditions. I have such a rig in my fleet and folks are always amazed at my scaler’s ability to take on waterlogged trails and water crossings with ease.

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Schelle Free Spin Axles For The SC10

One of the easiest ways to pick up speed is to reduce friction and binding, which is exactly what Schelle Racing Innovations, the brainchild of Kurt Wenger, looks to accomplish with their new Freespin front axles.

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