Pro-Line’s Blockade tires are some of the most race winning tires in recent history. They have dominated everywhere from local tracks to world championships. Now they are available in a 3.8″ size to give serious traction to your monster truck.
Blockades give great forward bite with predictable side bite in the corners. The Traxxas style 3.8″ version comes with rows and rows of large pins to get maximum traction on grass, dirt, and dusty surfaces. They are street priced at $35 per pair and they have a part number of #10109-00. Full details can be found over on the official Pro-Line Website.
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Pro-Line 3.8 Blockade Gallery
Just like in the full scale world, the single most effective upgrade you can make to your basher is better tires. The new fully licensed Interco TSL SX Super Swampers from Pro-Line promise more grip with a great scale authentic look. These are designed to fit the popular Traxxas 2.8″ wheel size and come with the new high-zoot closed cell Pro-Line inserts. The Super Swampers are said to give slightly more side-bite than PL Trenchers, with similar amounts of forward bite. Pricing is $21 per pair and they have a part number of #10110-00. Check out This Link for more details.
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Pro-Line Super Swamper 2.8 Gallery
What is the single trickest upgrade you can put on your car? Oh ya, a carbon fiber chassis! Now you Team Durango DEX210v2 owners can do just that thanks to Exotek. Made from 2.5mm carbon fiber, it is ultra light (35 grams lighter) and flexes slightly than the stock aluminum unit to provide more grip. Best of all? It just looks SIK. The Exotek chassis will set you back $79 and it has a part number of #1459. Get full details over on the official Exotek Website.
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Fully licensed by Volkswagen, the new Baja Bug Clear Body from Pro-Line will truly set your Axial Yeti apart. The Baja Bug is a perfect fit for the Axial Yeti and comes with window masks, a decal sheet, and over-spray protection. Street pricing is $37 and the part number is #3238-02. To be the fist person on your block to get one, simply hit the pre-order button at This Link over on Pro-Line’s website.
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PL VW Baja Bug Gallery
While 10th scale pan cars don’t make good outdoor bashers, they sure can be fun indoors on carpet. What is the latest pan car to hit the market? The Lightning10 from VBC Racing.
The tenth scale Lightning10 is perfect for the popular World GT class held here in the states. The Lightning10 was designed with versatility in mind. For example, it comes with two different servo mounts, one for regular size and one for a smaller 12th scale style servo. Its chassis also makes it easy to change weight bias when using a shorty style LiPo battery. Some of its other features include-
* 2.5mm carbon fiber chassis
* Adjustable bumper to fit a wide variety of bodies
* Adjustable wheelbase
* 7075 aluminum bulkhead, caster blocks, steering knuckles, motor mount, rear axle mount & chassis brace mount
* Slop free composite materials
Street price is $299 and they should start shipping in early November. Complete details can be found over on the official VBC Racing website.
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VBC Lightning10 Gallery
T-Bone Racing sure makes a wide variety of products. From wheelie bars to bumpers, they are doing their best to keep bashers from busting up their cars.
One of their latest creations is a Diff Skid Plate for the Axial Ridgecrest. The skid plate is aimed for the truly gnar-core off-roader and comes with a lifetime warranty. It is priced at $13 and includes everything needed for a clean install. These have a part number of #12015 and are available for your bashing pleasure right now. Get full details over on the official TBR Website.
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TBR Diff Skid Plate Gallery
We are all about saving space and having the right tool for the job. Enter from stage left, the new AKA Double Play Nut Driver. The Double Play has a machined aluminum handle to shave weight, while it saves space by putting both a 5.5 & 7mm socket into one wrench. A hard anodized finished gives it a cool factory look and it has a street price of $29. If you want to get one on order, it has a part number of #44004 and they are expected to start shipping in about 2 weeks. For even more details hit up This Link over on the official AKA website.
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Are you on a tight rc budget? No problem with the new RC Gear Shop from Tower Hobbies. The RC Gear Shop has a new line of affordable servos for the budget minded hobbyist. Made by WinKing, RC Gear Shop has a wide variety of servos to fit many popular applications-
RGZM0101 – Standard Ball Bearing Servo – $5.49
RGZM0102 – High-Torque Standard BB Servo – $5.99
RGZM0200 – Micro Servo – $2.99
RGZM0201 – High-Speed Micro Servo – $2.49
RGZM0202 – Micro Metal-Gear Servo – $5.29
RGZM0203 – Micro Servo Aluminum Case – $5.79
RGZM0204 – Micro Metal-Gear BB Servo – $6.79
RGZM0300 – Standard BB Metal-Gear Servo – $8.79
These are in stock right now and you can hit up THIS LINK for full details over on the official Tower Hobby website.
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Servos from RC Gear Shop
Speaking of a 10 Year Anniversary, the IIC is having theirs out in Vegas this weekend. As with most “big races”, lots of new gear gets shown off. Of particular interest to touring car drivers is a new PROTOform body being raced by Juho Levanen. No details have been released, but if it’s PROTOform its likely to be setting the pace up front. We’ll post complete information when it becomes available, until then you can check out more PROTOform products over on their Official Website.
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The good folks over at ST Racing Concepts have been hard at work creating some Aluminum Upgrades for the Axial Yeti. Knowing the STRC crew, they should be a good fit and extremely durable. Check out the pictures to see all the beefy aluminum goodness STRC is bringing to the Yeti, and hit up This Link to visit the official STRC website.
Thank Goodness It’s Friday! Will we see you this weekend at our 10 Year Anniversary Bash? Attend for a chance to win the new Axial Yeti XL or a Futaba 4PX!
STRC Axial Yeti Gallery
The folks over at JConcepts have designed a Silencer series body for the high-zoot Hot Bodies D413. Specifically made for performance on high speed circuits, the Silencer for the D413 has a cab forward design with a shark fin in the rear for added stability.
The part number is #0261, it is priced at $26, and you can get more details over on the JConcepts Blog.
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Here is a unique product from the crew at T-Bone Racing, a new front shock tower protector for the Thunder Tiger EB4-G3. Made from a tough nylon, this protector should come in handy for those hard upside down landings while bashing. It is affordable with a street price of just $6 and its part number is #58004. Click Right Here to get full details over on TBR’s official website.
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Back View TBR Tower Protector
Blockades are famous for winning races, now Pro-Line is teasing them in the popular 3.8″ Monster Truck size. If you spend much of your time bashing on a hard packed dirt surface the Blockades should give you excellent traction. Expect full details in a few days, until then feel free to head over to Pro-line’s Website for more information on all of their fine products.
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