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Wednesday, April 24, 2024
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Tony Phalen

RC4WD Gelande II with Toyota Cruiser Body

RC4WD has just released the Gelande II, a scale trailer that not only has a ton of cool features, it also boasts one of the best looking bodies out there. I’m a huge Toyota Cruiser fan, so I’m going to …

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Exotek Front and Rear Carbon Fiber Shock Towers for HPI Sprint 2

Exotek Front and Rear Carbon Fiber Shock Towers for HPI Sprint 2

Exotek has added another product to it’s HPI Sprint 2 lineup; carbon fiber shock towers. Both the front and rear towers are made from high-quality, 3mm carbon fiber and have pre-drilled holes for to adjust camber, roll centers and shock …

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Team Novak’s New E-Buggy Brushless Systems – The Activ8 V2 / HD8

Team Novak's New E-Buggy Brushless Systems - The Activ8 V2 / HD8

Team Novak has just released the Activ8 V2 and HD8 sensor-based brushless systems designed for 1/8 scale E-buggies. These new systems are designed to handle the extreme conditions 1/8 scales face on larger tracks. Featuring built in protection systems, the …

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Gear Up with Traxxas New Official Apparel

Gear Up with Traxxas New Official Apparel

Traxxas has a new line of official gear so you can look good while you’re out running your Traxxas vehicle. Stay cool in the summer with a Traxxas hat and t-shirt or, for those of you in the colder regions, …

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Tamiya Debuts New Vehicles at the Nuremburg Toy Fair

Tamiya Debuts New Vehicles at the Nuremburg Toy Fair

Tamiya has some new vehicles on display at the Nuremburg Toy Fair in Germany. Only a few pictures are available at this time but I’m sure you’ll be seeing much more of these both on this site and in the …

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The Next BIG Thing – HPI Racing 5R 1/5 Scale On-Road Car

The Next BIG Thing - HPI Racing 5R 1/5 Scale On-Road Car

HPI is going big once again with the addition of the gorgeous 5R to their 1/5 scale stable. This on-roader is based on HPI’s Baja 5 platform, but has been tweaked for on-road action. The first thing that catches you …

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Yeah Racing Scale Accessories

Yeah Racing Scale Accessories

Have you ever been browsing the web and found pictures of some killer scale drift pit complete with gas cans, fire extinguishers and toolboxes? What about an outdoor Baja scene with the race truck up on jack stands or a …

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Axial Yeti XL 1/8 Scale 4WD Buggy Kit

Axial Yeti XL 1/8 Scale 4WD Buggy Kit

The next big thing from Axial comes in a REALLY big box! Yup, the Yeti XL is now available in kit form. This allows you to get to know the XL during building as well as load it up with …

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MIP 1/5 Scale, 54mm, 8-Shoe Racing Clutch

MIP 1/5 Scale, 54mm, 8-Shoe Racing Clutch

One of the most overlooked parts on any 1/5 scale vehicle is the clutch system. It’s been the same design forever, mainly because it’s just ‘worked’. MIP, however, has noticed a gap in this upgrade market and designed a completely …

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Team C TM4 Build – Body, Wheels and Tires

Team C TM4 Build – Body, Wheels and Tires

The Build – Part 11 The final step in our Team C TM4 build is installing the wheels/tires and body. The TM4 doesn’t come with tires, so you can choose whatever tires work best at your track. Where I run, …

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Team C TM4 Build – Electronics

Team C TM4 Build – Electronics

The Build – Part 10 The Team C TM4 does not come with any electronics, so we’ll be installing our own. We’ll be using a Hobbywing Xerun 120A V3.1 Brushless ESC, Savox 6.5T Brushless Motor, Racers Edge 7.4V 75C 4000 …

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Team C TM4 Build – Shocks

Team C TM4 Build – Shocks

The Build – Part 9 The Team C TM4 comes with a nice set of threaded shocks. They build well however they come with a spring clip to keep the cartridge together. A little unorthodox, but it seems to work …

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Team C TM4 Build – Rear Suspension

Team C TM4 Build – Rear Suspension

The Build – Part 8 We just finished assembling the front suspension, now it’s time to move on to the rear suspension. Let’s start by pressing a 5×13 and a 5×10 bearing into each rear hub. The hubs are the …

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Team C TM4 Build – Front Suspension

Team C TM4 Build – Front Suspension

The Build – Part 7 The Team C TM4’s front suspension is pretty standard, however it uses inserts in the arm mounts to adjust kickup and roll centers. It also features adjustable droop, however these screws are impossible to get …

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Team C TM4 Build – Top Decks

Team C TM4 Build – Top Decks

The Build – Part 7 This step has up attaching the top decks and shock towers. Simple, however pay attention to the rear top deck assembly. I had to make a modification to gain access to the battery plug. Assemble …

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