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RC4WD Roll Bar Install

Hopping Up The RC4WD TF2 LWB – PART 3

The next mod in our Hopping Up The RC4WD TF2 LWB series is great for new hobbyists. For this installment we decided to install a new Roll Bar to the bed of our test truck. Adding a roll bar can accomplish several things on a trail rig. It can help increase scale realism, it gives you a place to mount [...]

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RC4WD Aluminum Wheel Install

Hopping Up The RC4WD TF2 LWB – PART 2

Easily one of the biggest changes you can make to any vehicle is new wheels and tires. In our upgrade series for the RC4WD TF2 LWB we decided to switch out the stock kicks for high-end upgrades. As we are keeping our TF2 a 1.55 machine, we went with Ballistic Offroad Anvil 1.55″ Beadlock Wheels and Mickey Thompson Baja Claw TTC [...]

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RC4WD TF2 LWB Hop Ups

Hopping Up The RC4WD TF2 LWB – Part 1

With more people jumping into the scale crawling world every day, we have decided to do a series of hop-up articles for new people to the genre. We are taking a very popular starter truck, an RC4WD Trail Finder 2 LWB RTR, and making some easy mods. These will be mods that are common for the scale scene and are [...]

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How To Velineon Brushless Upgrade Traxxas Ford GT

How To – Velineon Brushless Upgrade For The Traxxas Ford GT

A few weeks ago when wrapped up Our Review of the Traxxas Ford GT, we were blown away with its capabilities in stock form. However, we are a power hungry bunch of maniacs, so it was only logical that we drop in some serious power via a brushless motor and new ESC. To pump up the power in our Ford GT, [...]

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Restoring a Hobbico MaxTrax Eliminator Pulling Sled – Pt. 1

Whenever a hobbyist becomes interested enough in the world of r/c truck & tractor pulling to try and stick their toes in the water, the first thing that comes to mind with most is probably the actual pulling vehicle. This subject isn’t that difficult to find information on though, at least not if one is good with Google. Heck, thanks [...]

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PRO-MT Set Up Street

How To – Setting Up Your PRO-MT For Street Driving

There is no doubt that the vast majority of bash vehicles were designed to be used off-road, but end up being pavement burners. We see it every day, trucks (and buggies) of all sorts being driven around the local parking lot, many handling like a hay-wagon because they were not set-up properly. We decided to do an article on how to [...]

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How To Spektrum AVC Stability Control

How To – Dialing In Spektrum’s AVC Stability Control

A few months ago we Did An Article on how to put Spektrum’s AVC Electronic Stability Control in a typical bash vehicle like the Traxxas 2wd Slash VXL, but what good is AVC if it isn’t set-up properly? Today we’ll be going over some tips on how to dial in the AVC Stability Control on your car. * Before you even [...]

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Axial Wraith Spawn Kit – the build up

It doesn’t seem like it has been 4 years since the Wraith was released, but here we are in 2015 with the latest 4WD solid axle basher/scaler that has taken the RC world by storm. The Wraith Spawn represents the newest generation of the truck featuring all the latest refinements and tweaks Axial has implemented over the years. This volume [...]

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TheToyz Hot Racing GPM Axial Yeti XL

Project – TheToyz Axial Yeti XL Mega-Basher

We were blown away by the Axial Yeti XL when we first reviewed it. It was huge, it had incredible scale looks, and it loved to go huge or go home. A few months later we received the kit version and we were further impressed. However, just like every one of you out there, no matter how good a vehicle [...]

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Spektrum AVC Traxxas Slash VXL

How To - Installing AVC Stability Control in a 2wd Traxxas S…

Here at BigSquidRC we get asked lots of questions, but lately we have been hearing the questions, “Does stability control really work?” and “How do you even install it?” all the time. With so much interest being shown, we figured it was time to bust out a post on how to install an electronic stability control system. While there are now [...]

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Pro-Line ARRMA Kraton Upgrades

Upgrading the Body/Wheels/Tires on the ARRMA Kraton

The ARRMA Kraton has really taken off with the bashing crowd. It has been flying off of hobby shop shelves and was recently voted by you, our BigSquidRC readers, as our March Bashness Champion. Because of its popularity, a few months ago we did a How To Upgrade the electronics in the Kraton and recently we decided to give our [...]

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Axial SCX10 Pulling Truck Conversion: Part Two

Before we get started, you can click here for part one of this series if you missed it. The Central Illinois R/C Pulling Association (CIRCPA) holds their events in the town of Jerseyville, IL. It’s about 45 minutes north of St. Louis, MO. They have a very nice track setup under a pavilion so they can do business rain or shine. [...]

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WAR-PEDE! Halo Meets Traxxas

This is a custom build I did using a McFarlane Halo Warthog, Jorge is at the helm with a Spartan JFO manning the Rocket Launcher. Who doesn’t want a RC Warthog? Beneath the top you have a 2WD Stampede VXL chassis. Some aluminum angle was used to make custom mounts to mate the body to the stock shock towers. Since I had [...]

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Axial SCX10 Pulling Truck Conversion: Part One

The Axial SCX10 is the most popular scale 4×4 crawler of all time. It’s the main reason the genre is so popular today. But did you know the versatile SCX10 is also partly responsible for the surge in r/c pulling? Due to the massive popularity and ease of modibility of trucks like the Axial SCX10, scale off-road clubs are starting to [...]

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TheToyz.com Scale RC Garage

Winter Project – Building A Scale Garage with TheToyz.com

Some areas of the world are having great weather right now, but other places, like right here in Chicago, aren’t so lucky. In fact, we’ve had a rather long and nasty winter this year, filled with plenty of -5 degree days with a foot (or more!!!) of snow still on the ground. To help get us through our winter time blues, [...]

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