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.
TGIF, we never thought we would make it, but alas, the world actually didn’t end. To celebrate hit THIS BSRC mystery link.
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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Just announced from Duratrax is a 10th scale nitro powered Nissan GT-R. This latest addition to the Duratrax line-up comes in three different colors and combines trick scale looks with serious on-road performance. Some of the features and specs include-
* Duratrax 2.4GHz FHSS radio system by Futaba®
* High-rpm ST18-S engine with dual chamber tuned pipe
* Super Start RTR hand-held starter system
* Painted, finished polycarbonate body
* Oil-filled shocks with clips for easy ride height adjustments
* Full set of ball bearings
* All metal gears (front spool/rear diff)
* Available in Red, Deep Blue Pearl, and Gun Metallic
* Four wheel drive
* Transmission: Two speed with adjustable shift point
* Clutch: Three shoe
* Fuel Tank: 75cc
* Spur Gear: Nylon, 42 tooth
* Injection molded wing and mirrors
* Disc brake
* Front pillow ball suspension
* Length: 17.3 in (440 mm)
* Width: 8.5 in (215 mm)
* Height: 5.3 in (135 mm)
* Weight: 4.1 lb (1.86 kg)
* Part #DTXD51** ( end with BB for blue, EE for gun metallic, and RR for red)
Street price on the new Duratrax Nissan GT-R is $299 with a release date of early December. Hit up the official Duratrax Website for more information.
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We get a lot of emails asking about chargers. We normally tell people to check our our Charger Shootout to at least get them started for some ideas on what to look for in a new charger. Some people are on a serious budget, or are just new to the hobby and want to keep the costs low while keeping it simple, and that’s where the new Duratrax Onyx 150 comes in. Is this the ultimate entry level lipo charger? Keep reading…
Over on their blog, Pro-Line just posted a make-over for the popular Duratrax Evader Brushless truck. During this make-over Pro-Line used some of their existing products to not only increase performance but to also bump up the Evaders trick factor a few notches. The Pro-Line items used in their Duratrax Evader Brushless upgrade were-
* 6063-00 Front and 6063-01 Rear PowerStroke SC Shocks
* 6063-05 Universal Shock Mount Kit
* 8170-01 Gladiator 2.2 M2 Compound tires
* 3349-00 Associated T4.1 BullDog body
* 2635-00 Velocity Front Wheels
* 2636-00 Velocity Rear Wheels
You can get more information on Pro-Lines official Website, and if you are in the greater Cleveland area be sure and visit their booth this weekend at the iHobby International Expo, booth 431.
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The folks from Duratrax have released an official video for their DXR8-E 1/8 Buggy. As always, it’s a very well done video, and may help you make a decision if you are on the fence about picking one up!
At some point in every RC hobbyists time line, they need to experience an 1/8 scale buggy. They drive like nothing else out there. We recently reviewed the Duratrax DXR8-E Electric Buggy, and now it was time to get dirty with the Duratrax 835B nitro buggy. Does it compare to the DXR8? Does it stack up against other nitro buggies? Most importantly, can it take a good bashing? Keep reading to find out..
Duratrax has just released their popular line-up of short course tires pre-mounted on Duratrax wheels specifically for the Losi Ten SCT/SCTE and the Associated SC10 4×4. Using pre-mounts makes it exceptionally easy to bolt on a new set of tires to your Losi or Associated 4wd short course truck. The pre-mounts are available in C2 or C3 compounds and come on black wheels. The Duratrax wheels are also available in white and yellow. Street price for just the wheels are $8 a pair, while street pricing for the pre-mounts are $25 a pair. Expect a release date of mid-September.
I can’t tell you how many noob bashers I’ve seen at the local track that are sliding all over the place (read- crashing a lot) but can’t understand why. Most of the time these bashers can wheel pretty good, yet they leave the track feeling like they are the worst drivers in the world. But… truth be told, most of the time, their issues at the track are a whole lot more about their tires than their driving ability. You see, big-lug stock RTR tires work great on grass and pavement, but can offer next to no traction on a hard-packed rc track. I can assure you, if you have no traction, you aren’t going to have any fun down at the local track.
A simple switch to the proper track tires can change a day at the track from horrible, to feeling totally dialed. Today we’ll be taking a look at the Duratrax Posse SC Tires in C2 compound. Can they help change your day around? Lets find out…
An 1/8 scale buggy has always been a great vehicle to have in your RC lineup. From durability to speed, big air and control, the buggy can always put a smile on your face. The Duratrax DXR8-E is an electric buggy kit. It comes as a rolling chassis that requires you to finish it off with your own electronics. So is the DXR8-E going to have a spot in our bashing stable? Keep reading to see what we think.. READ MORE
The Duratrax DXR8-E is starting to really take off, and with that the aftermarket manufactures are catching on and making hop-ups for it. Xtreme Racing has introduced some new very trick looking 4 mm carbon fiber front and rear shock towers for the new Duratrax electric buggy. These new Xtreme Racing towers are lighter than stock, bolt up with no modifications, and should be plenty strong. The front tower has a street price of $38, while the rear is $40. They are available right now, and you can hit THIS link for complete information.
Our Duratrax DXR8-E review is going up later in the week, till then, check out THIS Duratrax review of ours.