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Easy Arrma Vehicle Conversions With Pro-Line Gear

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Arrma has solidified itself as one of the top manufacturers of awesome ready-to-run vehicles. They offer a huge variety of RTRs that are built to be incredibly durable and their performance is downright impressive. This has made Arrma vehicles extremely popular and has put countless vehicles out on the street with the stock RTR Arrma bodies. If you want your Arrma truck or buggy to look more unique than the out-of-the-box appearance, read on to see four easy Arrma vehicle conversions with Pro-Line gear that we put together and each can make your ride a standout.

Easy Arrma Vehicle Conversions With Pro-Line Gear

So, with four different conversions we are highlighting four different Arrma vehicles. Some of these suggestions are specific to the vehicle, nevertheless the concept can be applied to nearly any RC vehicle considering that Pro-Line produces so many diverse aftermarket products. We start off by taking the Arrma Kraton 6S and set it up for high-speed on-road action to take advantage of its powerful brushless motor system. Next we upgrade the Arrma Typhon into a more track-looking race buggy as well as enhance its on-track performance. Then we tackle the Arrma Senton 4×4 short course truck and revamp it into a sweet old school desert race truck. The last in a near instant transformation where we show how quickly and easily you can completely alter the look of your ride using just one of Pro-Line’s products and utilize the Arrma Granite monster truck as the example.

ARRMA KRATON 6S = HIGH-SPEED ON-ROAD TRUCK

Arrma Kraton 6S 1/8-scale 4WD monster truck

Pro-Line Street Fighter HP 3.8” Street Belted Tires Mounted — #10167-10

When you own a super-powerful monster truck that is powered by a 6S brushless motor system like the Arrma Kraton, you are going to perform a load of high-speed passes up and down the street. In order to better dial-in the on-road handling of a truck like the Kraton, we suggest swapping out the stock wheels and tires for these pre-mounted Pro-Line Street Fighter HP 3.8” street belted tires. The Street Fighter tires are designed with a technology that Pro-Line developed to mold a high-performance herringbone weave pattern belt inside of the Street Fighter tires. When driving a very high-speed vehicle like what the Kraton is capable of, the tires tend to balloon and make the truck awfully difficult to keep in control. The belt inside will prevent the tire from ballooning to give you maximum control of the Kraton so you can go full power without worry. Part of the equation that makes these great on-road speed tires is the soft M2 compound combined with an aggressive grooved tread pattern.

Now the tire does not get all the attention because the wheel that Pro-Line includes is quite cool. The Pro-Line Raid 3.8” Removable Hex Wheel allows you to replace a damaged wheel hex without needing to replace an entire glued tire. A unique interlocking hex design is bolted into the wheel using eight M3 screws. If the wheel hex becomes damaged, just unscrew the M3 screws and install a new wheel hex.

TIRE FEATURES

  • Easy Arrma Vehicle Conversions With Pro-Line GearMolded-in high-performance herringbone weave pattern belt
  • Street Fighter HP 3.8″ tires will not balloon or expand during use
  • Soft M2 compound provides incredible grip on your street
  • Belted tires give you control to put the power down
  • New tire size comes in at 3.11″ wide and 6.22″ tall
  • Soft foam inserts included
  • Made in the USA

WHEEL FEATURES

  • Removable hexes allow you to easily replace damaged hexes
  • 17mm wide offset 8×32 hexes are included
  • Wheel made from high-strength, durable Dupont Nylon material
  • Raid 10-spoke wheel design mimics full-size racing wheels
  • M3 wheel hex hardware included

Pro-Line Pre-Cut Brute Bash Armor (White) Body — #3521-15

Easy Arrma Vehicle Conversions With Pro-Line Gear

A very wise choice for a massive monster truck that will be laying down high-speed runs on pavement is to outfit it with a durable body. Crashes are inevitable, so stock lexan bodies will take a real beating and get completely thrashed. For this reason we had to go with the Pro-Line Pre-Cut Brute Bash Armor body. The body is molded from Pro-Line’s Bash Armor material which is twice as thick as regular 1/8-scale bodies yet is ultra-flexible to reduce the chance of cracking and shattering. The super durable Brute Bash Armor body was developed from the ground up to be the toughest body Pro-Line has ever produced. Don’t worry about getting this body mounted up. It comes pre-cut and was designed to perfectly fit on the unique Kraton 6S chassis. Since it is made from the Bash Armor material, it comes molded in white and is not paintable. Pro-Line does provide a detail sticker sheet so that you can take the all-white body and complete its look. If you need a body to be super durable, this is your answer.

FEATURES

  • All-new Bash Armor ultra-durable material!
  • Body material is twice as thick as normal bodies
  • Brute styling is tough and modern
  • Fits unique shape of Kraton 6S chassis including inner cage
  • Bash Armor material flexes instead of shattering
  • Detailed graphics and window stickers included
  • Pre-cut to save you time

ARRMA TYPHON = RACETRACK BUGGY

Arrma Typhon 1/8-scale 4WD buggy

Pro-Line Buck Shot Off-Road 1/8 Mounted Buggy Tires—#9062-233

Since the goal with the Arrma Typhon is to give it a more targeted purpose instead of being an all-around basher, we selected the Pro-Line Buck Shot off-road 1/8 mounted buggy tires. We really like the versatility these tires provide as well as they have a proven track record in off-road buggy racing. You will notice the pins are placed closer together side to side for longer lasting performance. Additionally, the Buck Shot tires are directional with a different tread on the outside compared to the inside of the tire. This means that depending on the track you will be running, you can mount the tires to suit surface conditions. One side of the tire has standard pins, which is ideal for lose or low traction track conditions where you want the tire to add side grip and improve steering. Then if you mount the Buck Shot tires in the other direction, the connected side tread reduces side traction on high-bite or edgy conditions…basically two tires in one. And unique to the Buck Shot tires are the alternating elongated bars that provide awesome forward grip.

To make this conversion of the Arrma Typhon as simple as possible, we picked the Buck Shot tires that come already mounted onto the wheels. You can trust in Pro-Line to give you a tire/wheel package that comes properly mounted to give you confidence on the track as well has get you out there quicker. Pro-Line spec’d its proven white Velocity wheels that come out of the package with the ultimate in trueness and molded from tough and dependable Dupont nylon.

TIRE FEATURES

  • National Championship Winner!
  • Similar pin size to a Hole Shot but lasts significantly longer
  • Massive forward traction
  • Directional side tread similar to the Switchblade tires
  • One side provides added side grip and improved steering (pins out)
  • One side reduces side traction in high bite, edgy conditions (blade out)
  • Improved wear and traction with S-compound technology
  • High density, reusable closed cell inserts included
  • Tire also available unmounted
  • Made in the USA

WHEEL FEATURES

  • Greater stability and connectivity
  • Strong and durable Nylon material
  • Wheels also sold separately

Pro-Line Axis Clear Body—#3580-00

Easy Arrma Vehicle Conversions With Pro-Line Gear

The body on a race buggy should not be overlooked because it does make a difference. That is where the Pro-Line Axis clear body comes in. It is a high-performance race body purpose-built just for the Arrma Typhon. The Axis body has a cab-forward design which will increase steering response while the small side fins balance out the rear of the buggy with the ideal amount of side-bite. Pro-Line employed the latest in CAD technology to achieve the super low slung design with sharp detail lines and made sure to leave just the right amount of clearance for the motor and electronics. The body will fit the chassis and bulkhead shape perfectly.

The Axis body comes clear and includes decals, window mask and overspray film to aid in the painting process. Once the body is painted and mounted, the Typhon will definitely look the part of a track-ready buggy and improved on-track handling will back up its new appearance.

FEATURES

  • Designed with the latest in CAD technology
  • Super low-slung design with sharp lines throughout
  • Enhanced steering response combined with ideal side-bite
  • Fits your buggy perfectly
  • Paint-then-peel overspray film included
  • Made with crystal clear polycarbonate

Pro-Line Trifecta Black Wing—#6249-03

Easy Arrma Vehicle Conversions With Pro-Line Gear

Obviously aerodynamics are critical when racing hence our selection of the Pro-Line Axis body. In the same vein we would install the Pro-Line Trifecta wing to replace the stock one on the Arrma Typhon. As its name implies, there are three benefits with this wing: performance, durability and style. The Trifecta features a bi-level design with multiple center fins to create some serious stability. Underneath the main plate of the wing are three dimples that hang down on each side which will increase low speed downforce and they will reduce drag at high speeds. There are also two optional wickerbills that come with the Trifecta to give you some extra tunability and Pro-Line includes the mounting hardware. Finally, the wing has an aggressive, futuristic design that nicely pairs with the Axis body and can be detailed with the decals that comes with the wing.

FEATURES

  • Unmatched combination of performance, style & durability
  • Increase rear traction and downforce
  • Reduce high speed drag
  • Included optional wickerbills provide performance tuning
  • Large center fins for maximum high speed stability
  • Industry first aerodynamic effects under the wing
  • Made in the USA

 

ARRMA SENTON = OLD SCHOOL DESERT RACE TRUCK

Arrma Senton 1/10-scale 4×4 short course truck

Pro-Line 1978 Chevy C-10 Clear Race Truck Body—#3510-00

Easy Arrma Vehicle Conversions With Pro-Line Gear

We at RC Driver love running short course trucks because they look so cool tearing across rough terrain as the suspension soaks up the hits. To take it a step further, we have a soft spot for old school vehicles so converting the Arrma Senton into an old school desert race truck is the best of both worlds. To this end we chose the sweet-looking 1978 Chevy C-10 race truck body. It has the classic step-side, old school body style with big race fenders and squared off cab and bed. This is exactly the type of truck you would see tearing across the desert back in the late 70’s. In order to complete the look of the C-10, Pro-Line provided a nice set of stickers that accurately recreates the front grill and headlights and includes some period looking sponsor logos as well. This body comes clear so you can make it your own.

FEATURES

  • Easy Arrma Vehicle Conversions With Pro-Line GearOfficially licensed 1978 Chevy C-10 race truck body
  • Features step side bed and wide race style fenders
  • The dream race truck body
  • Paint then peel overspray film included
  • Made with crystal clear polycarbonate
  • Detailed sticker sheet included

Pro-Line Hyrax SCXL 2.2”/3.0” M2 All Terrain Tires—#10164-00

We can’t just change the body and leave the stock RTR tires on the Arrma Senton. To finish off the desert race truck look, a proper looking tire is needed to complement the 1978 Chevy pickup body. This is where the Pro-Line Hyrax SCXL tires come to the rescue. This tire is not just about scale realism, but Pro-Line designed it to have incredible grip and stability on harsh off-road terrain…just like what a desert race truck would face. The Hyrax features an aggressive open tread pattern with each tread block containing multiple sipes for improved forward grip. This tires is also 1/4-inch taller than standard short course tires so the Senton can benefit with some increased ground clearance and improved handling on rough terrain.

FEATURES

  • All-new ground up design for maximum performance
  • 1/4″ taller than standard short course tires
  • Highly detailed sidewall for scale looks
  • Stepped blocks & multiple sipes create unmatched grip
  • Tackle tough terrain in scale style
  • Made in Pro-Line’s legendary M2 compound
  • Made in the USA

 

ARRMA GRANITE = INSTANT TRANSFORMATION

Arrma Granite 1/10-scale monster truck

Pro-Line 1972 Chevy C-10 Tough-Color (Stone Gray) Body—#3251-14

The last of the four conversions is by far the easiest and quickest to make happen. Pro-Line is constantly working to create new products and be innovative as they go about it. One of those inventive products are the Tough-Color bodies and that is the key to making the transformation for the Arrma Granite fast and simple. Here we picked the Pro-Line 1972 Chevy C-10 Tough-Color gray body. This body is made from polycarbonate that starts off gray, so you never have to worry about paint peeling or chipping off. The advantage here is that all you have to do is trim out the body, add body post holes and apply the stickers. Your Arrma Granite will look entirely different and it will only take you 30 minutes to get it done.

FEATURES

  • Easy Arrma Vehicle Conversions With Pro-Line GearLicensed 1972 Chevy C-10 body for Stampede and Granite trucks
  • Old-school looks with classic 70’s body lines
  • Made from Tough-Color polycarbonate
  • No paint to chip off or peel
  • Made in USA

 

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