The newest addition to the ever growing Duratrax line-up is the 835E Electric RTR Buggy. The 835E is based off its nitro powered brother and features waterproofing to make it truly bash ready.
8th scale buggies are known for being great bash machines. For big brushless power the 835E comes with a 2200kV motor and 120 amp Onyx speed controller. A 2.4 GHz radio system is standard and removes any worries of radio conflicts, while big bore shocks help soak up the nasty stuff. Throw in some grey anodized parts for bling factor and the Duratrax 835E is ready to turn heads and go big at your local bash spot.
The 835E is available in 3 color choices- black, white and yellow. The part number is #DTXD78** and its street price is only $399. Expect the new 835E to hit hobby shop shelves in mid June. For more information on everything Duratrax click THIS LINK for their official website.
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It is no secret I hate nitro, so I found it quite “interesting” that Brian would drop a nitro car on my desk for review (then he RAN out of my office). The new Duratrax Nissan GT-R has all the makings of a success, it has a big engine, a 2 speed tranny, and ultra hot scale looks. Did we have a good time with it, or did I end up smashing it to bits with a hammer out of frustration? Lets find out…
Here are some unboxing pictures of perhaps the best looking Duratrax to ever hit the market, the nitro powered Nissan GT-R. The Nissan is a 4wd on-road machine that has plenty of features like an .18 sized engine, a 2.4 GHz radio system, and a two speed transmission. Click the “read more” button for 3 more unboxing galleries, and hit THIS LINK for more information on the Nissan GT-R on the official Duratrax website. Look for our full BigSquidRC review to go live in the next week.
Everyone has a least one Traxxas vehicle in their fleet (but most of you have more like 10). Now Duratrax has a comprehensive tool kit for working on and maintaining your Traxxas vehicles.
What does the new kit include? It comes with a total of 19 pieces- hex drivers, nut drivers, screwdrivers and wrenches in multiple sizes. Part number for the new kit is #DTXR0410 and it has a street price of only $18. For more information HERE is the link to the Duratrax website.
Hot scale looks are the biggest thing going in rc right now and the new Camaro ZL1 Nitro RTR from Duratrax has hit the nail on the head. It not only has a trick licensed body, but it’s also nitro, making it all that more realistic.
Duratrax has released a new video showcasing their new Camaro ZL1 RTR, showing off some of its features and showing it in action. Hit the play button below to see how it rolls.
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THE Duratrax Equalizer Pre-Mounted 8th Scale Buggy Tire Review
In the last 5 years there has been an explosion in the 8th scale buggy tire market. One of the more affordable choices comes from Duratrax, where they have a complete line of reasonably priced tires and pre-mounts. We’ve been bashing and thrashing two sets of Duratrax Equalizer Pre-Mounts (one in C3 (super soft) compound and one in C2 (soft) compound) for a few weeks now. Are they worth your cash to bash with? Come on, let’s find out…
Duratrax has just announced their new line-up of affordable 35C Lipo Batteries. Their new 35C Lipo’s are said to pack more power for even better performance. Available in a wide range of capacities, some of the packs comes with a hard-case and you can get them with either a Dean’s or Traxxas connector. Some of their other features include-
* 35C discharge ratings for more power
* Two packs feature impactand puncture-resistant hard ABS cases
* All other packs have smaller, weight-reducing soft cases
* Consistent power, charge after charge
* True-rated for dependable stated capacity
* Available with Deans® or Traxxas® connectors
Duratrax is a favorite among the basher crowd and they’ve just announced a new and very scale realistic Camaro ZL1 Nitro RTR. Combine the very realistic Camaro body with features like a .18 nitro engine and 2.4 GHz radio gear and it looks like we are going to be seeing a lot of these at our local bash spot this spring. Some of the other features and specifications on the Duratrax Camaro ZL1 include-
* Three different colors, Red, Orange, and Yellow
* Aluminum chassis
* Four wheel drive
* Duratrax .18 cu in nitro engine
* Super Start hand held starter system
* Dual chamber tuned pipe
* Two speed transmission with adjustable shift point
* Duratrax 2.4GHz FHSS system by Futaba
* Oil-filled shocks
* Three shoe clutch
* Full bearing set
* 2.5oz (75cc) fuel tank
* Metal gear diffs
* Polycarbonate body, painted and trimmed,
* Injection molded wing and mirrors
* Pillow ball front suspension
* Adjustable camber, caster, Ackerman, and droop
* Includes- RTR Camaro ZL1 On-Road Car with .18 Engine with Electric Starter, 2.4GHz Radio, Painted Body, Instruction Manual
* REQUIRES: Glow Fuel: 10-20% car blend nitromethane fuel
* Length: 17.13″ (435mm)
* Width: 7.87″ (200mm)
* Height: 4.72″ (120mm)
* Weight: 4.06lbs (1.84 kg)
* Part #DTXD53**
Expect a street price of $320 with a release date of Mid May. Click on over to the official Duratrax Website for more information.
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Duratrax has a new offer where you get a Free FlashPoint Temp Gauge when you buy a new 835B Nitro RTR buggy. The Duratrax FlashPoint temp gauge is a $24 value and is a great aid in tuning any nitro engine. It can also come in quite handy for monitoring the temps on your brushless motor too.
The free temp gauge offer runs through the end of April. Hit up the Duratrax Website for more information.
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The folks from Duratrax have sent word for people looking to upgrade to brushless systems to consider making the jump to Onyx. Onyx Brushless Systems are available in 1/10th scale and 1/8 scale versions with several KV’s in each size. They even have 4 pole versions, and also a programming card that makes dialing in your system easy to do just about anywhere. If you are looking to save some cash, they are a pretty cheap system to upgrade too..
All you bigtime Duratrax VW Baja Bug bashers should be interested to see the latest from the crew over at T-Bone Racing. TBR has just announced a new rear bumper/wheelie bar combo for your bug. This not only protects the rear of your chassis and motor, but also helps you hold longer wheelies for maximum bashing fun.
Longer screws are supplied to mount the bumper and its made out of tough nylon to withstand your serious abuse. It also comes with the TBR B205 T-Bar and 1-1/4″ solid tires w/aluminum wheels. Lifetime warranty is included, street price is $25, and they are available right now. Hit up the official T-Bone Racing Website for more information.
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If you have to wrench on a 8th scale buggy or truggy you already know the need for a good wheel nut wrench. Duratrax has introduced a new 17mm wheel nut wrench with you in mind. Some of the features are-
* Utilizes a hardened 17 mm socket that fits most 8th scaler buggies
* Ergonomic soft grip handle
* Easier to use than T-handle style wrenches
* Handy pocket-size for easy access
* Part #DTXR1177
Street price of the new Duratrax wheel nut wrench is $9 and they will be available in the next couple of weeks. Hit up the official Duratrax Website for more information.
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