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ARRMA Kraton VideoWith the ARRMA Kraton Monster Truck getting so much buzz lately, the folks over at Hobbico have released a video showing it in action. Watch the video below to see the Kraton jumping, bashing, and churning up some serious roost. The video also showcases some of its features like waterproof electronics and powerful brushless system.

To learn more about the Kraton head on over to the official ARRMA Website.

Check Out our review of the ARRMA Kraton Monster Truck.

ARRMA Typhon VideoWith the new Typhon 6S Buggy starting to hit hobby shops, ARRMA has released a video to show off what it can do. Check out the video below to see the Typhon go HUGE off jumps and other gnarly bashing action. The Typhon has big brushless power to get over just about anything, while its big bore shocks were designed to soak up plenty of nasty landings.

The Typhon has a street price of $429 and you can hiit up This Link for full details over on ARRMA’s website.

Did the video convince you that you need one? Hit This Link to go order now!

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ARRMA Kraton Review
Ever since it was seen at the Nuremburg Toy Fair in January, the ARRMA Kraton BLX Monster Truck has been creating a lot of buzz. The Kraton is not only ARRMA RC’s first 4wd, but also their first 1/8th scale machine, hence the reason bashers are biting at the bit to hear how it performs.

Since receiving our review Kraton we’ve been bashing and thrashing it like the true bashers we are. What did we find out?

* Handling – The Kraton comes with soft sprung but heavily damped suspension, making it handle like a champ. It attacks a track like a race truck, yet it’s big monster truck tires love chewing up loam and grass. We also found it soaks up big hits (via multiple roof jumps) like a beast.

* Power – Oh ya, it’s got plenty on tap. We normally ran the Kraton on a pair of Reed Wolfpack 3S LiPo batteries wired in series for 6S, and it does not fail to impress with power. On 6S it is a beast right off the bottom, tears through the mid-range, and has tire exploding top end. When compared to the E-Revo, MT4 G3, and Savage Flux, it is right in the mix for power output. When run on 4S it is noticeably softer off the bottom and on top, but still has plenty of rip.

* Durability – We have yet to break a plastic part on the Kraton, but did manage to explode one of the rear tires with all its power (we ended up running Pro-Line Big Joe IIs). The pinion on our test unit came loose, but it was simple enough to pop it back on. We also noticed that the included Deans connectors looked to have been overheated when they were installed at the factory, making them a loose fit on our battery packs.

* The cage used to keep the body from crushing in worked like a charm. Even after lots of abuse the stock body has yet to be destroyed.

* The Kraton comes with perhaps the most powerful RTR steering servo we’ve ever seen, it truly has no problem throwing those big front tires around. To make sure all that power makes it to the wheels, an aluminum servo arm comes standard, a very nice touch for a RTR.

* We measured the top speed on the Kraton to be 38 mph (on 4S LiPo) and it got there in a hurry.

* Typical bashing moves like pulling wheelies and backflips are easy with the Kraton. Big power and big tires help it pull off those moves even with a center diff.

* While the Kraton might be called a monster truck, it comes with a center diff and a massive rear wing, items typically found on truggies. Speaking of the rear wing, all our reviewers liked how it was molded to match the body lines.

We found the ARRMA Kraton to be a gnarly bashing machine, easily capable of running with all the big hitters in its class. It should be hitting hobby shops in the next couple of weeks with a street price of $499, much lower than most of its competitors. To get complete details, check out the Kraton Page over on the official ARRMA website.

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ARRMA Option upgrade parts
It’s been a big day for ARRMA RC here at BigSquidRC. We posted the first unboxing pictures of the Kraton Monster Truck last night and today we get to post a slew of aluminum upgrade parts for their renowned 1/10th scale line-up.

The new ARRMA aluminum upgrades were designed to be tough, easy to install, and to turn heads. Precision manufacturing was used to ensure a perfect fit and the bright red anodizing will make sure everyone knows your truck is loaded with upgrades. The new parts fit 1/10th scale BLX and Mega series vehicles.

* 23/24/25 tooth servo arms- AR340055, AR340056, AR340057
* Front shock tower brace- AR330148
* Rear tower brace- AR320162
* Front hingepin holder- AR320157
* Short wheelbase chassis- AR320174
* Long wheelbase chassis- AR320175
* Motor plate (Mega requires upgraded gearbox)- AR310394
* Wheelie bar axle- AR320186

These are shipping right now and you can get complete details at This Link over on ARRMA’s website.

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Aww heck yea! Our new ARRMA Kraton just showed up, and it’s time to unbox the beast! It’s strange holding such a large vehicle and seeing the ARRMA name on it. There is nothing more I want to do right now than get outside and start the bashing!

I never really noticed the top roll-cage piece till now, and the paint scheme is pretty slick in person. The camera does not do the green justice. Definitely a fan. The box inside the box, or at least, art on the inside box was interesting. They use it well and cover it with a lot of information.

The part number for green is #AR106005, they are street priced at $499, and they are hitting hobby shops right now!

You can now order the Kraton at This Link!

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THE ARRMA Raider Mega Series Buggy Review

ARRMA Raider Mega Series Review

The Mega Series from ARRMA RC is their new affordable series aimed at entry level and price conscience hobbyists. We’ve been bashing the Mega Series Raider for a few weeks now. Is it a solid entry level bash machine? Does it uphold the ARRMA name? Does it have enough power to be fun? Click the “Read More” button for our full review…

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We have a winner in our latest ARRMA Granite Mega Giveaway!!

Congratulations to Clinton M. from San Bernadino CA. We will be sending an email to get your shipping information!

Thanks so much to ARRMA and Hobbico for hooking us up so we could give one away!

Didn’t win this time? Here’s a little secret… check back Monday!

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As a reminder that the ARRMA Typhon is going to be making it’s way to shops soon, we got a sweet looking picture of this 6S beast that seemed worthy of sharing. It would probably make a nice desktop photo.

You can get more info on the official ARRMA webpage.

The part number for the ARRMA Typhon is #AR106001 and they have a street price of $429. To be the first person on your block to get one simply hit up This Link to get one on pre-order.

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ARRMA-Granite-Mega-Monster-Truck-giveaway

Since we just did a Review of the ARRMA Granite Mega Monster Truck, it seemed like a good time to have a giveaway for one! Don’t worry, the winner will receive a brand new one, not the one we used and abused during the review.

We have heard people comment that they like the short contest times instead of the long drawn out ones, so your wish is our command! The deadline for entries is September 18th, 2014 at 11:59pm CST. That’s like 3 days! A winner will be announced sometime on September 19th. A random winner will be chosen from all entries received by our software.

Don’t forget to check out the ARRMA Granite Mega Review to read about what you might be winning!

What are you waiting for.. get entered! Please help us spread the word on this one. We want to show ARRMA our appreciation so hit that share and like button! Lets see how many entries we can get in such a short time! If you guys surprise us, maybe we will surprise you… hint hint.

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Good luck! Remember you can score new entries every day!

ARRMA Raider Mega Series Unboxing
Today we are sharing some pictures we took while unboxing the new ARRMA Mega Series Raider. The Raider was the first vehicle ever shown by ARRMA, this is the Mega Series version, ARRMA’s most affordable line intended for new drivers or people on a budget.

The Raider is completely RTR, meaning it comes completely built and even includes a battery and charger. The Mega Series uses waterproof electronics, but also comes with cost savings items like Phillips head hardware and plastic instead of metal in certain areas. Our full review will go up next week, until then enjoy the unboxing pictures.

The Mega Series Raider is priced at only $159 and you can get full details over on the official ARRMA Website.

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ARRMA Kraton Monster truck
Big gnarly monster trucks are the kings of the bashing hill. They have big tires, big tires, and generally smash over anything (car/truck/buggy) that gets in their path.

The ARRMA Kraton was announced months ago at the Nuremburg Toy Fair. Since then they’ve been finishing the truck up and now it is about ready to drop on US shores. What makes the Kraton a big, mean, bashing machine?

* Waterproof
* Fully assembled RTR
* Integrated roll cage
* 2050kV brushless motor
* 180 amp ESC
* 208oz/inch steering servo
* Truck Weight- 177oz
* Width- 18.5″
* Length- 24″
* Height- 7.5″
* 3 gear diffs
* 3mm aluminum chassis
* dBoots tires
* 16mm big bore shocks
* Adjustable battery tray with hook and loop fasteners
* 2 year warranty

The part number for green is #AR106005, they are street priced at $499, and they are expected to hit hobby shops in October.

Update: You can now PRE-ORDER the Kraton at This Link!

To get even more details, hit up This Link over on the official ARRMA website.

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THE ARRMA Granite Mega Monster Truck Review

ARRMA Granite Mega Monster Truck Review

Being a two time champion of our coveted Bash Vehicle of the Year, the ARRMA Granite packs some serious street cred with the bashing crowd. For 2014 ARRMA announced a new more affordable line-up, the Mega Series, that was designed to give good performance at a reasonable price. To make the price drop happen on the Mega Series, certain goodies had to be taken away (like the aluminum chassis and hex hardware). Is the Mega Series Granite still a capable bash machine? Is it slower than the previous brushed Granite? Has it lost any mojo? Hit the “Read More” to find out…

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ARRMA Mega Series
The Mega Range of vehicles from ARRMA RC were designed to offer the maximum bang-for-your-buck. With prices starting at just $159, and with legendary ARRMA bashing ability, the Mega line is perfect for having fun at an affordable price. Some of their features include-

* 1/10 Ready to run
* Fully waterproof
* 15 turn Mega brushed motor
* 2.4GHz radio system
* High quality dBoots tires
* Oil filled shocks
* 2wd drivetrain with tough chassis

ARAD35** RAIDER MEGA Buggy – $159
ARAD36** VORTEKS MEGA Stadium Truck – $169
ARAD37** GRANITE MEGA Monster Truck – $179
ARAD38** FURY MEGA Short Course Truck – $189

Want more details on the ARRMA Mega series? Hit up This Link to visit the official ARRMA website.

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