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THE Duratrax 835E 1/8th RTR Buggy Review

Duratrax 835E Buggy Review

We received a Duratrax 835E for review a few weeks ago and everyplace we went people seemed interested in it. That seemed a bit odd to us, I mean most people have seen/driven an 8th scale buggy before. However, the 835E is different, it’s a RTR brushless buggy that comes in at a fairly low price point. For less than the price of what most brands charge for just their buggy, the 835E comes RTR ready for the track. A lot of people want to know if the price point is “too good to be true”, or if the latest Duratrax is legit. Here is our review, click the “Read More” and find out the real scoop…


THE Duratrax Lineup C2 Pre-Mounted 8th Scale Buggy Tire Review

Duratrax Lineup Buggy Tire Review

If you’ve run 8th scale buggy for very long, then you already know how tire costs can eat at your wallet. Duratrax has an extensive line of affordable shoes for your 8th scale buggy, today we’ll be taking a closer look at their Lineup buggy pre-mounts in C2 compound. Are they good for bashing or only for the track? More importantly, are they worth the cash? Click the “Read More” to find out.



If you are looking for some affordable tire options for your 8th scale buggy, Duratrax may be the tires you are looking for! Above you can see their Bandito, Dinero, Score and Barz tire patterns. The Bandito come pre-mounted in C2 or C3 (Super Soft) compounts, and are only $24 for a pair! The others are also available in C2 or C3 and cost $17.99 a pair not mounted.

To get more information on the Duratrax Buggy tires, hit THIS LINK.

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Duratrax 835E Video
Duratrax has an affordable bash machine out right now called the 835E buggy (street price $399). It comes with waterproof brushless power and the great handling characteristics of a low slung 8th scale buggy. Even more importantly for the bashing crowd it comes with the Duratrax 1 year Stress-Tech Guarantee. If you break a Stress-Tech plastic part Duratrax replaces it free for the first year, great news for drivers that like to bash hard.

To get more information on the Duratrax 835E simply click on THIS LINK, for more information on the Stress-Tech Guarantee CLICK HERE, and to read even more Duratrax news HERE is the link you want.

Check out the video below to see the Duratrax 835E in action, don’t forget that comments are open so let your voice be heard.

Duratrax Onyx 35C Lipo Batteries
Duratrax is expanding their line-up of Onyx 35C Lipo Batteries. The 35C Onyx Lipo’s are known for accurate capacities and offering a great bang-for-the-buck. Available in soft or hard pack, with Traxxas or Dean’s connectors, there is an Onyx for nearly any application.

DTXC1930 11.1V 1300mAh 3S Soft Case Deans, $22.99
DTXC1931 11.1V 1300mAh 3S Soft Case Traxxas, $25.99
DTXC1936 7.4V 2000mAh 2S Soft Case Deans, $24.99
DTXC1937 7.4V 2000mAh 2S Soft Case Traxxas, $25.99
DTXC1964 7.4V 5000mAh 2S Hard Case Deans, $59.99
DTXC1965 7.4V 5000mAh 2S Hard Case Traxxas, $59.99
DTXC1966 11.1V 5000mAh 3S Soft Case Traxxas, $89.99
DTXC1967 11.1V 5000mAh 3S Soft Case Deans, $89.99
DTXC1970 7.4V 5700mAh 2S Soft Case Traxxas, $64.99
DTXC1978 11.1V 6400mAh 3S Soft Case Deans, $109.99
DTXC1979 11.1V 6400mAh 3S Soft Case Traxxas, $109.99
DTXC1982 7.4V 8000mAh 2S Soft Case Deans, $89.99
DTXC1983 7.4V 8000mAh 2S Soft Case Traxxas, $89.99
DTXC1995 11.1V 8000mAh 3S Soft Case Deans, $129.99
DTXC1997 11.1V 8000mAh 3S Soft Case Traxxas, $129.99

To get more information on Onyx Lipo batteries, hit THIS LINK.

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Duratrax 1/8 835E Buggy 2.4GHz RTR
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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THE Duratrax Nissan GT-R Nitro RTR Review

Duratrax Nissan GT-R Review

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…


Duratrax Nissan GT-R Unboxing Pictures
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.


Duratrax Tool Set for Traxxas
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.

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Video Duratrax Camaro ZL1 Nitro 4WD 2.4GHz RTR
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.

Want to read more Duratrax news? We have more at This Link right here on BigSquidRC.

THE Duratrax Equalizer Pre-Mounted 8th Scale Buggy Tire Review

Duratrax Pre-Mounted Equalizer 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 onyx 35 lipo batteries
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

The new Onyx packs include-

DTXC1930 Onyx LiPo 11.1V 1300mAh 35C Deans, $29.99
DTXC1964 Onyx LiPo 7.4V 5000mAh 35C Hard Case Deans, 59.99
DTXC1965 Onyx LiPo 7.4V 5000mAh 35C Hard Case Traxxas, 59.99
DTXC1966 Onyx LiPo 11.1V 5000mAh 35C Traxxas, 89.99
DTXC1967 Onyx LiPo 11.1V 5000mAh 35C Deans, 89.99
DTXC1970 Onyx LiPo 7.4V 5700mAh 35C Traxxas, 64.99
DTXC1978 Onyx LiPo 11.1V 6400mAh 35C Deans, 109.99
DTXC1979 Onyx LiPo 11.1V 6400mAh 35C Traxxas, 109.99
DTXC1982 Onyx LiPo 7.4V 8000mAh 35C Deans, 89.99
DTXC1983 Onyx LiPo 7.4V 8000mAh 35C Traxxas, 89.99
DTXC1995 Onyx LiPo 11.1V 8000mAh 35C Deans, 129.99
DTXC1997 Onyx LiPo 11.1V 8000mAh 35C Traxxas, 129.99

These packs are available right now and you can get more information on all of Duratrax’s products over at their Official Website.

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Duratrax Camaro ZL1 .18 Nitro 2.4GHz RTR
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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