Are you all about the fine details? Sadly me neither, but there a lot of people in the scale community where each and every little detail makes all the difference.
RC4WD has offered Warn Manual Locking Hub Wheel Nuts in tenth scale for a long time, now they are offering them in a larger size. RC4WD’s 1/8 version uses M4 locknuts and like the previous version requires the use of a special locking tool for installation. These are CNC machined, officially licensed by Warn, and should be great for adding that final bit of scale realism to your trail machine.
The part number is #Z-S1224, they are priced at $17, and they are available right now. Head over to the Official RC4WD Website for complete details.
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RC4WD 1/8 Warn Locking Hub Gallery
There is nothing like driving with the total control and buttery smoothness of an elite touring car. They seem to go exactly where you want them to, and they do it fast! The latest high-end touring car to hit the market is from XRay with their 2015 Edition T4.
There have been a number of major changes on the T4 to keep it at the front of the pack. The biggest change is an all new chassis that is 3mm more narrow than the previous unit. Also at the top of the “new stuff” list is ARS rear suspension and new motor mount that is mounted to the left hand side of the chassis. If you are looking for an elite touring car to either race, drift, or to look good while blasting around the cul-de-sac, hit up This Link for complete details on the XRay T4 ’15.
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XRay T4 '15 Gallery
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We just got a sneak peak of the new Pro-Line RAM 1500 body! The way the bed is created so you can throw a spare tire back there is pretty coo looking. It’s going to come with some great scale looking stickers, and has those huge fenders to look more like the full size crawler stuff.
We found a part number 3434-00, and at the moment it’s only in clear.
We don’t have an official price yet, and it’s not up on the PL website yet, but expect it up there in a few days. Till then you can check out their other scale/crawler bodies Right Here on Pro-Line’s official website.
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Pro-Line RAM 1500 Body Gallery
For a while now, people have been wanting some newer Chevy truck bodies, and it looks like Pro-Line is about to deliver what they want. We got a sneak peak, at their new 2014 Chevy Silverado Body for the Traxxas Revo 3.3, T-Maxx 3.3, MGT, and other similar monster truck size vehicles.
The part number is 3430-00, it will come clear, and looks like it will be a great addition to the Pro-Line Chevy line of bodies.
We don’t have a price yet, and it’s not officially on the PL website yet, but it should be soon, so you can check out their Chevy Section Right Here on Pro-Line’s official website.
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The folks over at AsiaTees Hobbies wanted us to let you know that Boom Racing now has an extensive line of aluminum upgrades for the Losi Mini Rock Crawler. These upgrades are made from tough aluminum and are available in silver, black, red, and blue. Some of the aluminum upgrades include-
* Front knuckles
* Chassis link set
* Gear cover
* Steering tie rod
* Platform skid plate
* Front and rear link arms
Check out the video below (narrated by Nik Johnson) to learn more about the upgrades, or you can Click Right Here for more details over on the official AsiaTees website.
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The Associated Apex GReddy Scion has been out for a while now, but yesterday Associated announced that it will also be available in a Drift Version. This is part of their Apex Series, an affordable line of RTR vehicles.
The Drift GReddy Scion comes with all the same features of the older car but includes hard drift tires so you can get your sideways action on.
* Scion Racing FR-2 Rocket Bunny body
* Detailed brake components
* Reedy 3300kV brushless motor
* XP 2.4GHz radio system w/ metal gear servo
* Includes Reedy 6 cell NiMH battery and wall charger
* All metal gear transmission
The part number is #30113D, they are street priced at $289, and they are expected to hit hobby shops in late October. THIS is the link you want for more details over on the Associated website.
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Closed cell tire inserts have a number of advantages over old school foam. They don’t soak up as much water in wet conditions, they last a lot longer, and they are firmer, resulting in better handling.
Pro-Line is bringing high tech closed cell inserts to the Traxxas 2.8 crowd. These are water safe, reusable, and made to give the 2.8 tires on your truck maximum traction. The set you see in the pictures we have been driving for a couple of weeks now and so far we have been very impressed. We will be putting a lot more miles on them to test durability before our full review goes up in a few weeks.
We have not received a part number or pricing information yet, but you can Click Right Here to check out all the other goodies on Pro-Line’s official website.
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Pro-Line 2.8 Closed Cell Insert Gallery
For all you 1/10th scale World GT drivers, a company from Italy called Mon-Tech has announced their new M10 body. The M10 has a sleak look and was made to fit 200mm 1/10th scale pan cars. Molded from .75mm polycarbonate, it includes window masks, decals, and a high downforce rear wing. To get more details, simply hit up This Link to head over to Mon-Tech’s official website.
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M10 Body Gallery
Make your 1/10 touring car look like it is going 200 mph even when sitting still with the Bugatti Veyron body from Matrixline RC. The Matrixline Veyron comes clear so you can put your personal paint scheme on it and was designed to fit 195mm electric touring cars. The body includes a decal sheet, overspray film, window masks, and light buckets.
The part number is #PC201406, these are available right now, and you can get more details over on the offical Matrixline Website.
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Indoor racing season is officially here in the Midwest, a time when many hobbyists grab their 2wd race buggies and head inside to get their rc fix. However, many indoor tracks are tight, technical, and generally rough on cars.
If you are a TLR 22 driver looking to beef up your buggy for indoor use, the new Carbon Fiber Front Shock Tower from Exotek should interest you. At a full 5mm thick, it is a beast that should survive even the worst of crashes (or hacks from the driver behind you). The Exotek tower is lightweight and also has a large open area for better aerodynamics.
The part number is #1451, it is priced at $24, and HERE is the link for complete details over on Exotek’s website.
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Exotek TLR 22 Front Tower Gallery
Want some seriously cool bling wheels for your Traxxas T-Maxx/Revo? Have a problem flinging tires off the wheels? The new Locker Beadlock aluminum wheels from RC4WD could be the hot ticket for you.
Made from CNC machined billet aluminum, the new wheels from RC4WD can add a hot new look to your T-Maxx/Revo. To help keep your tires where they are supposed to be (on the wheel), they feature a beadlock design. Each set of wheels comes with both 14mm and 17mm hex adapters making for an easy install on a wide variety of trucks.
* Size- 3.58″
* Width- 2.13″
* Negative Offset- 0.94″
* Weight (each)- 11.8oz
The part number is #Z-W0144 and they are street priced at $229 for a set of four. These are available right now and you can get complete details
Right Here on the RC4WD website.
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RC4WD Traxxas Beadlock Wheel Gallery
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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TBR Ruckus Front Bumper Gallery
Dromida, well known for their affordable 18th scale off-road machines, has just announced a second quadcopter called the Ominus. The Ominus joins the Kodo as the first two machines in Dromida’s air arsenal.
The Ominus is an affordable quadcopter made for everyone from beginners to experts. A gyro is used for stabilization and its four different flight modes allow you change how the quad flies as your skills advance.
* Comes with 2.4GHz radio system
* Fully assembled and ready to fly
* Includes everything you need in the box
* Has a rechargeable LiPo and USB charger
* High power motors
* LED lights
* Includes one extra set of blades
* Weight- 3.6oz
* Length- 9.4″
The part number is #DIDE01**, it is street priced at just $79, and these are available right now. Get full details at This Link over on the official Dromida website.
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Dromida Ominus Gallery
Update: Now with video!