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T-Bone Racing Rear Bumper ECX Torment 4x4Pump up the protection with a new T-Bone Racing SCBasher2 rear bumper for your 4×4 ECX Torment. Like other TBR products, their new rear bumper is made from durable nylon and comes with everything you need for a slick install. Holes are pre-drilled in case you want to add LED lights and it comes with TBR’s lifetime warranty against breakage.

The bumper has a street price of $22, a part number of #19020, and Right Here is the link to more information over on TBR’s official website.

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Boom Racing Aluminum Upgrades ECX Torment Circuit RuckusAre you proud of your ECX 2wd Torment, Ruckus, or Circuit? Want to make it all it can be? Just want to uber-it-out? Boom Racing has announced a slew of aluminum upgrades to give your ECX a trick new look and to make it tougher than ever. To suit your taste, all the upgrades are available in four different colors- silver, blue, gun metal, and black. The list up of aluminum upgrade parts include-

* Steering blocks
* Castor mount
* Front a-arms
* Rear a-arms
* Rear hub carriers
* Steering bellcranks

Hit up This Link for full details over on the official Asiatees Hobbies website, and you can Click Right Here to get more Asiatees Hobbies news on BigSquidRC.

TBR ECX Torment 4x4 bumperYears ago it was rare to see a T-Bone Racing Bumper at a bash, now days it seems like everyone uses their gear. At our 10 Year Anniversary Bash more than half the cars were sporting a T-Bone product of some sort.

The guys at TBR make some seriously tough bumpers and they do a good job of keeping up with the latest truck releases. For example, TBR now has a Basher Front Bumper for the ECX 4wd Torment. This is a 3 piece bumper made from heavy duty nylon that comes with a lifetime warranty against breakage. This bumper has a brace that attaches to the front diff to make it stronger, while holes are provided should you want to add LED lighting.

The bumper is street priced at $24, has a part number of #19018, and they are available right now. Get All The Details over on the official TBR website.

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ECX 1/36 Kickflip Beatbox
The latest big thing from ECX is actually quite small, their new Kickflip and Beatbox 1/36th scale vehicles. With an extra small footprint, these can be driven just about anywhere, while their affordable price (just $34!) puts them into everyone’s price range. Some of their features and specifications include-

* Features slow and fast driving settings
* 1/36th scale 2wd with solid axle
* Length- 4.36″
* Width- 3.35″
* Wheel Diameter- .84″
* Buggy Wheel Width- Front: .43″, Rear: .63″
* Truck Wheel Width- Front: .63″, Rear: .63″
* Charger integrated into transmitter
* Includes 2.4GHz radio, four AAA batteries, brushed motor, and 1S LiPo

The part number for the Kickflip is #ECX00010, the Beatbox is #ECX00011, and HERE Is The Link for the official ECX website.

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TBR ECX Ruckus 4x4 Front Bumper
The ECX Ruckus 4×4 is quite a bash machine, but it can be made tougher still with one of the new Basher Series Front Bumpers from T-Bone Racing. The T-Bone bumper is made out of tough nylon and uses a top brace for extra support. Like many of the products from TBR, it also comes with their lifetime warranty against breakage.

The part number is #19010, they are priced at $23, and these are available right now for your bashing pleasure. To get even more details hit up the Official TBR Website.

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RPM ECX Caster Blocks
Have you been modding your ECX 2WD to make it as tough as it can be? If so, you should put a set of RPM Heavy Duty Caster Blocks on your “to order” list. Made from RPM’s legendary plastic, these are up to 20% thicker in key breakage areas and use a strengthening ridge to make them more rigid than the stock part.

The part number is #73442, they are street priced at $9, and you can get complete details at This Link over on the official RPM website.

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ECX 4WD Sand Circuit Pro-Line
The BigSquidRC Bash Crew is firmly anchored in the Midwest, home to luscious top soil and sticky clay. One surface we don’t get a chance to drive on much is sand, therefore we forget that much of the world is covered with the stuff. After spending so much time in sandy SoCal this year, we decided it was time make a sand blasting machine.

For the project we grabbed our faithful ECX 4WD Circuit. The 4WD Circuit has done us well over the last few months, and due to its 4wd system and lightweight chassis, we thought it would make a great sand machine.

The first concern we had for our project was tires. We wanted to go with much larger units, specifically sand paddles, for maximum traction. It was easy to find the perfect tire for our needs, the Pro-Line Sand Paw 2.8″ is much larger than stock and comes with huge paddles. For wheels we opted for Pro-Line 2.8″ Desperados, they had the style we were looking for, are extremely hard to break, and mounted right up to our Circuit.

With the wheels/tires set, we then went searching for a body that would really set off our Circuit. With the scale look all the rage, we went with a 1972 Chevy C-10 body also from Pro-Line. The Chevy body gave our truck an entirely different look and mounted up easily.

All of our nearby sand areas are really rough, thus we wanted to go with a shock upgrade to help smooth things out. We’ve found that Pro-Line PowerStroke shocks work well through extra bumpy sections, so we popped on a set of their rear SCT PowerStrokes to both the front and rear of our truck. The PowerStrokes are slightly shorter than the stock shocks so we had to do some slight modifications to retain the same downtravel as before. We drilled new holes in the rear a-arms and used different mounting holes on the front tower to accomplish this task.

Let’s face it, sand likes to bog down the power of anything it touches, therefore we bolted in crazy amounts of torque. We used a Castle Creations Mamba Max Pro speed controller in conjunction with a Castle 1415 motor to give our truck insane pull. Of course that type of system needs a lot of current for maximum power, so we enlisted a MaxAmps 3S 5450 LiPo battery to supply the juice.

How did our creation turn out? Absolutely thrilling! One stab of the throttle was all it took to know the 4WD Circuit can be made into a sand spewing beast. The Sand Paw tires provided incredible traction while the Castle & MaxAmps power system pumped out more than enough yank for standing backflips and 30 mph+ wheelies on sand. We also learned not to stand too close, more than one Bash Crew member got seriously roosted by our new project.

We also learned that we had pushed our Circuit too far. After only a couple of packs the stock drivetrain could not keep up with the insane power system. Since our initial test runs we’ve taken out the long can 1415 and bolted in a more conservative Castle 1410. The 1410 still has plenty of torque for blasting through the sand, but doesn’t tear up the drivetrain as quickly.

We also noticed that the stock servo wasn’t quite up to the job of handling the new larger tires. Since the pictures were taken we’ve taken out the stock servo and replaced it with a 7965 from Hitec and have had no more issues with steering.

Want to read more about the 4WD Circuit? Check out This Link right here on BigSquidRC.

RPM_ECX_AXLE_CARRIERS

RPM RC Continues the love for all things ECX! Their latest Oversized Rear Axle Carriers will fit the ECX Boost, Ruckus, Circuit, and Torment 2wd vehicles. The new carriers fix several issues such as bearing life due to RPM allowing 5x11mm bearings instead of the stock 5x10mm. They are also much more durable over stock, as to be expected from an RPM product.

The RPM Rear Axle Carriers have part number #73572, and are priced at $11, and they should start hitting hobby shops pegs later this month. Get full details at This Link over on RPM’s website.

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RPM ECX
Beef up your 2wd ECX with some new Front Spindles from RPM. The RPM spindles are molded from RPM’s uber plastic blend and were designed to be long lasting and trouble free. The RPM spindles also utilize larger bearings, a necessity for hardcore bashing.

The RPM spindles have a part number of #73292, they are priced at $11, and they should start hitting hobby shops later in the month. Get full details at This Link over on RPM’s website.

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High Speed ECX 4WD Circuit
While we’ve had a fantastic time bashing the ECX 4WD Circuit at the local park, it does come with brushed power that isn’t very fast. Like most people, we are always longing for more speed, therefore we decided to do a few modifications to see what it would take to break the speed limit. Hit the READ MORE to see what we did to get some serious speed out of the 4wd Circuit, and watch the video.

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THE ECX Circuit 4WD RTR Review

ECX Circuit 4wd Review

Myself, like many of you, spent years driving 2wd Stadium Trucks. They were a whole lot easier to drive and bash with compared to a typical 2wd buggy. A 4wd stadium truck would have been even better, but there were very few available, and those that were tended to break all the time.

ECX recently released their all wheel drive stadium truck, the ready to run 4wd Circuit. Does the Circuit make a good basher? Can it get around the track? Does it have enough power to be fun? And most importantly, is it worth your hard earned cash? Find out by hitting the “Read More” button below…

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Unboxing ECX Circuit 4wd 4x4
The ECX line-up has become quite popular among the bashing crowd, and the Circuit 4wd is yet another affordable bash machine from them. While we were unboxing our review ECX Circuit 4wd we took some pictures to show you exactly what it looks like inside the box.

The Circuit 4×4 is a RTR stadium style truck that comes with everything you need right in the box. You can see in the pictures it comes with the AA batteries needed for the transmitter, as well as a wall charger and 6 cell NiMH pack already mounted in the battery tray.

Our full review of the Circuit 4wd gets posted later next week, until then please check out the unboxing pictures, and you can hit up This Link over on the official ECX website for full details on the truck.

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THE ECX Torment 4wd RTR SCT Review

ECX Torment 4wd SCT Review

ECX, while still a relatively “new” brand, has made quite the splash in the bashing market. Their original 2wd Torment short course truck proved to be a capable bash machine, as well as several other vehicles in their line-up. We’ve been driving one of their new 4wd Torment RTR SCTs for a few weeks to see how it stacks up. Is the 4wd worth the extra cash? How does it stack up to one of the toughest fields in all of rc (4wd SCT)? Can the new 4wd platform take a hit without breaking? Hit the “Read More” to find out…

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