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Duratrax Short Course Tires
All you short course truck drivers have two new tire choices for your truck. Duratrax has announced they are bringing their Six Pack and Picket tread patterns to the SCT world.

We’ve been fans of the Six Pack tire design since we first tried them. They look cool and have good traction on a wide variety of surfaces. The new Six Pack SCs should give loads of traction to your SCT and we can’t wait to try a set.

Everyone knows the world revolves around scale looks now days, the new Picket SC tires can bring that type of look to your SCT. With an aggressive full scale type of tread, they look good and should work well on everything from pavement to loamy dirt.

Both sets of tires are available unmounted, or pre-mounted for the Traxxas Slash 2wd, Slash 4×4, HPI Blitz, Associated SC10, SC10 4×4, Losi SCTE, and the ARRMA Fury. Click Here for more information over on the official Duratrax website.

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duratrax onyx 225 battery charger
When cruising the pits at a bash event we see a lot of Duratrax Onyx chargers, and for good reason, they are a great bang-for-the-buck. The newest addition to the Duratrax charger line-up is the Onyx 225. The 225 is an affordable AC/DC charger that is capable of charging Ni-MH, LiPo, NiCd, LiFe, and Li-ion batteries. We’ll be posting more details on the 225 in the near future.

The part number is #DTXP4225, it is street priced at $59, and they slotted for an October release date. Click Here to get information on the entire line-up of Onyx battery chargers.

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Duratrax Onyx 110 AC/DC Peak Charger
The Duratrax Onyx line of battery chargers are quite popular among the bashing community- they work well and are priced right. The latest Duratrax charger to hit the market is the Onyx 110.

The Onyx 110 is a simple NiCd and NiMH charger that can be powered by 12 volts DC or off 110 volts AC. Batteries can be charged at 1, 2 or 4 amps, and it can charge packs ranging from 4 cells to 8.

The part number for the 110 is #DTXP4191, it is street priced at $24, and you can Click Right Here to get full details over on Duratrax’s website.

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Duratrax Masking Tape
The next time you go to whip up one of your custom paint jobs, Duratrax has some new Vinyl Masking Tape for you to use. Available in 4 different widths (1/16”, 1/8”, 1/4” and 1/2”), the Duratrax tape is designed for crisp lines and to easily conform around the bends and curves in the body you are working on.

Prices range from $2.29 to $5.99, they are available right now, and you can click HERE for the masking tape page over on Duratrax’s website.

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Duratrax Li-24 Charger
If you have been looking for a handy little charger at an affordable price point, take a look at the new Duratrax Li-24. The Li-24 is designed for light charging duties on most popular Lithium based packs and should be super easy to use.

* Made for 2 to 4S LiPo & LiFe batteries
* Max charge rate is 3 amps
* Features charge status LED and balance status for each cell
* Connectors are gold plated
* 200mA balance current
* Dimensions: 4.4 x 2.7 x 1.6″

The part number is #DTXP4621, it is street priced at just $24, and they are available right now. Hit up This Link for complete details on the Duratrax website.

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Duratrax 3.8 Hatchet MT Tires
There was one tire that stood out after the announcement of Duratrax’s new 3.8 Monster Truck Tire line-up, the Hatchet MT. You see, the Hatchet uses a scale inspired chevron style tread that looks like the tires on a full size monster truck, and they should do a great job of shoveling mud/dirt/gravel while out bashing. Luckily it wasn’t long and we had a set for testing in our hands.

We received the pre-mounted version of the Hatchet MT on chrome wheels. They come packaged like most tires today, in re-sealable plastic bag, and the wheels/tires were pre-glued and ready to be mounted to a vehicle. We are big fans of pre-mounted wheels/tires because of how much time they save, we would rather by bashing than gluing. Also, we’ve found that the Hatchet MTs are some big beefy tires. When placed next to a stock tire off a Thunder Tiger MT4-G3, they are slightly shorter, but much wider, and with very deep tread.

We’ve already been bashing with the Hatchet MTs, but our full review is still a few weeks away. To get full details on the Hatchet MTs, plus all the other 3.8″ monster truck tires that Duratrax makes, simply hit up This Link.

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Duratrax RC Paint

We recently posted the announcement about the new Duratrax Paints coming soon. They have just released a video discussing their new lineup as well as give some quick and simple tips for you folks looking to paint your first body.

Click Here to head over on the official Duratrax website to check out all the available colors.

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Duratrax 3.8 Monster truck tires
So you’ve got a big mean monster truck but find you can’t put all the power to the ground with your stock tires. Duratrax has a brand new line-up of 3.8″ Tires and Pre-mounts to solve your problem. Borrowing from their smaller tires, Duratrax has brought Banditos, Lockups, and Six Packs up to the 3.8 size, and they also introduce one new tire, the chevron tread Hatchet MT. All the tires are molded in a new sport compound to provide excellent grip while offering long life. The pre-mounts are available on either chrome or black wheels, and in either a standard or 1/2″ offset.

The Duratrax 3.8s run $27 a pair, while the pre-mounts have street prices from $37-$39. These are available right now and you can click This Link for all the part numbers and additional information.

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Duratrax RC Paint
Have a hot paint scheme for that new body of yours? Now there is a new brand of paint to chose from, Duratrax RC Paints. Available in a wide variety of colors and in two different sizes, the Duratrax paints are said to offer excellent coverage at a great price per-ounce.

Duratrax RC Paint

* 4.5 oz Spray Cans- $7.99 each
* Fluorescent Paints 4.5 oz Spray Cans- $10.99
* Paints 0.5 oz Bottles- $4.49
* Fluorescent Paints 0.5 oz Bottles- $5.49

Duratrax Thinner

* 0.5 oz Bottle- $3.99
* 3.5 oz Bottle- $7.49

The entire line-up is said to be available in “Early Spring” and you can hit up This Link over on the official Duratrax website to check out all the available colors.

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Xpartus Carbon Fiber Kit Duratrax Nissan Camaro
There is a new company on the scene called Xpartus making some very trick carbon fiber upgrade parts for the Duratrax Nissan GTR and Camaro ZL1 nitro touring cars. Their first release is an entire carbon fiber upgrade kit to make the Duratrax cars tougher, faster, and to boost their bling factor. We have had a bunch of good times driving our review Duratrax Nissan, it’s awesome to see the aftermarket making some trick parts for it. The Xpartus kit includes-

* Carbon fiber radio and battery trays
* Carbon fiber front and rear towers with aluminum spacers

We have received no word on a potential release date or pricing information, but we will pass those along when we get them. The Xpartus website is still under construction, but Here is the link for future reference.

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Duratrax r/c paint
Pactra left a big hole in the paint market when it was discontinued, leaving many customers wondering where they would get their favorite colors from. Whenever there is a demand, there will be someone to fill in the supply, and now we’ve learned that Duratrax is coming out with a new R/C paint line-up. The Duratrax R/C Paint line will feature a wide variety of colors and be available in both rattle cans and for the airbrush crowd. No pricing or release date information has been announced yet, but we will post when we receive it.

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Black Duratrax Pit stand
Black is the new blue when it comes to color in the rc world. Duratrax has noticed the trend and now you can get all of their popular pit stands in black. Made from high impact polystyrene with aluminum center posts, the Duratrax pit stands will not only last for years, but also make it a lot easier to wrench on your bash-mobile.

DTXC2369 – Car Stand-Black – $11
DTXC2379 – Truck Stand-Black – $17
DTXC2384 – Shock Stand-Black – $11
DTXC2389 – Tool Stand-Black – $13

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Duratrax Onyx Brushless SystemThe good folks over at Hobbico are running a couple of specials from now until February 28 on select Duratrax brushless systems and ARRMA BLX RTRs.

When you buy the Duratrax Onyx brushless systems listed below you will get a merchandise certificate that can be used on other Hobbico products. The Duratrax Onyx brushless systems are waterproof and come ready for install with Deans plug.

1/8 scale systems ($25 merchandise certificate)

DTXC3194 2200kV Motor, 120A ESC Brushless System- $249.99
DTXC3195 2650kV Motor, 120A ESC Brushless System- $249.99

1/10 scale systems ($10 merchandise certificate)

DTXC3164 3930kV Motor, 80A ESC Brushless System- $149.97
DTXC3165 4420kV Motor, 80A ESC Brushless System- $149.97
DTXC3166 5900kV Motor, 80A ESC Brushless System- $149.97
DTXC3172 3650kV Motor, 80A ESC SC Brushless System- $159.99
DTXC3174 4550kV Motor, 80A ESC SC Brushless System- $159.99


ARRMA Granite BLXThe special on ARRMA vehicles is a $20 merchandise certificate with the purchase of any ARRMA BLX brushless RTR. The ARRMA BLX series of vehicles are affordable, powerful, and come with an industry leading 2 year warranty. The merchandise certificate is redeemable at the same hobby shop the ARRMA was purchased and can be used on products from over 30 r/c brands including Axial, Duratrax, Futaba, ARRMA, and TrakPower.

ARAD25** GRANITE BLX Brushless RTR- $379.98
ARAD26** FURY BLX Brushless RTR- $399.99
ARAD28** VORTEKS BLX Brushless RTR- $379.98
ARAD29** RAIDER BLX Brushless RTR- $349.98

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