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Yeah Racing TRON LED Light Kit
Do you want your car to really stand out at the next big bash? The people over at Yeah Racing have something perfect for you, their TRON LED Wire Light Kit. This light kit comes with a flexible LED strip to follow the contours of your car (or truck) and you can mix different colors. Speaking of colors, there are 8 different ones to pick from. The light kit easily works with most receivers and the LED lights are rated for a 3000 hour lifespan. Want more information? Click Here for full details over on the official Yeah Racing website.

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AsiaTees Hobbies
The folks over at AsiaTees Hobbies wanted us to give you a heads up that they are running a Labor Day Sale. The sale includes 10% Off any order (excluding some kits) and runs through September 5th. AsiaTees is known for stocking loads of aluminum hop-up goodies, you can see everything they stock, plus get more details on the sale, by hitting up This Link.

Happy Labor Day weekend everyone, why not check out a booth babe filled Mystery Link?

GForce Motor Analyzer
Ever want to check a brushless motor to see if it was any good? The folks over at GForce have a new brushless motor analyzer that does just that. With the GForce you can check a motor’s sensor, its kV, and its amp draw. It also has a built in timing test so you can accurately set your motor’s timing. The motor tester operates off 7.4-8.4 volts DC and works on both sensored and non-sensored brushless motors (2 to 36 poles).

The part number is #G0107, it is expected to start shipping later this month, and you can hit up This Link for more details.

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Rogue Element Centerline Wheels
There is nothing sweeter than bolting the perfect set of wheels on your pride and joy. For some of you that perfect set might be the new 1.55″ Centerline Style Wheels from Rogue Element Components. These are made from 6061-T6 billet aluminum and are made to look very much like their full scale counterparts. The set shown above is made specifically for the Kyosho Scorpion buggy, but they are also available in a “4 wheel drive set” that comes with four equally sized rear wheels.

The price for a standard set of four is $109 and you can hit up This Link to visit the official Rogue Element Components website.

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JQ THECar White Limited Edition Buggy
“Good guys always wear white” (at least in the movies) and now you can get an All White Edition of JQ’s THECar. THECar white edition will not only make you instantly stand out in a crowd, but it is a full on race buggy capable of busting out fast lap times. Trick looks, fast laps, what more can you ask for.

The part number is #INT-JQB0677LE, they are priced at $599, and they start shipping on September 1st. There are only 100 of these kits being produced and you can get one on pre-order by Clicking Right Here.

Find out more about JQ Right Here on BigSquidRC.

CRC WTF-1 Formula 1 Kit
The WTF-1 Formula 1 kit from Calandra Racing Concepts is not only affordable, but also one of the fastest cars in its class. The WTF-1 was designed from the ground up to be a racer featuring a low center of gravity chassis, an ultra smooth 16 ball differential, and lightweight materials. For you bashers out there, it was also designed to be rugged with a 3mm quad axial carbon fiber chassis and durable front end parts.

The part number is #1500, it has a street price of $249, and they start shipping in the next two weeks. Get complete details at This Link over on CRC’s official website.

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Pro-Line Pro-Spec Shock Guide
Now that you’ve got that uber pair of Pro-Line Pro-Spec shocks mounted on your truck, it’s time to get them tuned in perfectly. You might want to go to softer springs for more traction, or harder springs for heavier vehicles or for absorbing those big roof jumps. To make that task easier, Pro-Line has put out a handy chart that lists all their different springs from super soft, to super hard. Check out the chart below to see how all their different springs stack up, or simply Click This Link for more information over on Pro-Line’s website.

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Matrixline RC Renault Body
There are times when you just want to be different, to really stand out in the crowd. If you pick up a Renault Sport Mégane Trophy body from Matrixline RC, you are sure to do just that.

The Matrxiline Mégane Trophy body is formed from .9mm polycarbonate and was designed to fit most 1/10 touring cars. Along with the body it comes with light buckets, a decal sheet, over-spray film, and vacuum formed front/rear fascias.

The part number for the Mégane is #PC201405 and you can get a few more details by hitting up This Link over on the official Matrixline website.

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Yokomo BD7 ETS Champion Limited Kit
Just 25 of the new Limited Edition BD7 ETS kits from Yokomo will be put out for sale. This model was made to celebrate its four wins at the European Touring Car series and comes with luxury packaging and special transporter bag. It also comes with a slew of high-zoot upgrades-

* Titanium main gear shaft
* Titanium turnbuckles
* Precision bearing set
* Aluminum servo mount, belt tension cams, & rear bones
* Graphite body mount support
* Hard coated pivot balls
* Double joint front universals

The part number is #MRTC-BD714ETS and you can get full information over on the Yokomo Europe website.

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RC Racing
Our friends over at Pro-Line have posted a list of good things you can do while at the track and most of them apply to bashing as well. New hobbyists may not be aware of these, while some of us old timers tend to forget things over time, either way, click the image below for a list of how to be a world class hobbyist at the track.

Click right here to visit the official Pro-Line website, or click Right Here to read more Pro-Line news on BigSquidRC.

GForce ESC Wi-Fi Link
Wouldn’t it be cool to make adjustments to your esc from your smartphone? Sure it would! GForce has recently announced their Wi-Fi Link for just that purpose. The GForce Wi-Fi Link allows you to view and make changes to select models of GForce speed controllers from your Android or Apple device. That sounds a lot easier than counting lights or beeps to us. The part number is #G0034 and it is expected to have an August release date. Get more details At This Link over on the GForce website.

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Normally we post RC On TV when we spot a cool RC segment, but this weekend we found RC in our Comics! This weekend’s Zits featured a ‘drone’ doing a little reconnaissance on Jeremy and his girlfriend.

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For this weekends comic, or any others, make sure to check out the official Zits Comic website.

Traxxas to Pro-Line Shock Guide
So maybe you’ve been thinking about upgrading the shocks on your Traxxas but aren’t quite sure what will fit. Pro-Line has done all the leg work and now have a handy chart to show you exactly which of their Pro-Spec and PowerStroke shocks will fit your ride. Check out the images above and below to find out which Pro-Line shocks are the proper length for your T/E-Maxx, Slash, Bandit, Rally, Telluride, Rustler, or Stampede.

You never know what you’ll find at the end of a TGIF Mystery Link.