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THE Pro-Line Pro-2 LCG Performance Chassis for Traxxas Slash Review

There are a number of companies making LCG chassis’s for the Traxxas Slash and Pro-Line is the most recent to throw their hat in the ring. Pro-Line has a rep for putting out the coolest of the cool, and the best of the best, so how does their new Pro-2 LCG chassis stack up? Let’s find out…

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It’s time for another awesome contest around here! This time we are giving away a few things to give your monster truck a new look! In this prize package we have a new Pro-Line Chevy Silverado body, two pairs of Trencher Tires mounted on Desperado 17mm wheels, Extended Body Mount kit, a Pro-Line Hat, Pro-Line T-shirt, and finally Pro-Line and Big Squid RC stickers to help complete the new look!

So how do you enter? Well, we are going to mix things up a little bit here and make you do a little work. You need to send us a picture of your Monster Truck! We want to see what sort of abuse our readers rides have been taking. Show us why you need a new body for your ride! A winner will be randomly chosen from all valid entries. Send your truck picture to pics(at symbol)BigSquidRC.com and make sure you put ‘contest’ as the subject line. When you think about it, it’s pretty easy to enter. Just go snap a picture, and mail it in! We will post a bunch of the entries here on the front page for others to enjoy as well. All Entries must be in by Monday November 26th at 8pm, and a random winner will be chosen on Monday November 26th at 10pm cst.

The contest is limited to USA and Canada residents only. Sorry to all our overseas readers, but sending a giant box like this costs is just too expensive.

Ok, so what are you waiting for? Go get your camera or phone and send us a picture! You know you need a new body and tires!

Special thanks to the awesome folks at Pro-Line for being a contest sponsor! They really do rock, go buy some of their stuff!

Click here for more Pro-Line News on Big Squid RC.

pro-line 2012 video
2012 is the 30th anniversary year for Pro-Line and no doubt they made it epic. From giving away tons of product in various contests, to their uber new Slash Pro 2 gear, to their new scale and racing products, they knocked it out of the park in 2012. Below is a short video that the Pro-Line team worked up to list some of their big wins in 2012, give it a watch.

For more information on all of Pro-Lines products HERE is the link to their official website.

And HERE is a TGIF BigSquidRC mystery link. :)

Pro-Line Racing Ford Raptor F150 Body
Pro-Line Racing puts out the coolest looking bodies in the rc business and they recently released a teaser picture for their upcoming Ford F-150 Raptor body. As you can see in the picture above, the body has a great scale appearance with lots of cool detailing that should bolt right on to most standard sized short course trucks, just the ticket for you Ford Raptor fans. More information will be released on this one shortly, till then hit up Pro-Lines Official Website to view some of their other fine products.

Can’t get enough Pro-Line news? If so, hit THIS BigSquidRC link.

Pro-Line Big Blox 8th Scale Buggy Tires
Our friends over at Pro-Line have just released a teaser picture of their latest 8th scale buggy tires named the Big Blox. The new Big Blox look to be designed for long life while offering great traction which should make them one of the hottest tires on the market. Expect more information on these very soon on the official Pro-line Website.

Looking for more Pro-Line news? We have it right HERE on BigSquidRC.

Pro-Line Halloween Sale
That’s right folks, our friends over at Pro-Line Racing are having a Halloween Sale, good today only. Just enter the coupon code: PLSpooky20 to get 20% off your entire order. Pro-Line makes the best wheels, tires, and bodies on the market, if you are in need of any of these things hit up the official Pro-Line Website to enter your coupon code and bank some savings.

Looking for more Pro-Line news here on BigSquidRC? Hit THIS link.

Pro-Line Racing's Gerardo Gonzalez
Pro-Line Racing has been the biggest, hottest, and most trusted name in rc bodies, wheels, and tires for 30 years. There are a lot of rumors out there about Pro-Line expanding their product line-up into some significant new territories, so we lined up an interview with Gerardo Gonzalez, one of Pro-Line’s research and development guru’s. I went around the office and collected questions from all the guys, read on for Gerardo’s answers and some cool information about his life at Pro-Line.

BigSquidRC: Is there something in the water over at Pro-Line that makes every product you make instantly the hot new trend?

Gerardo Gonzalez: After 30 years of building performance accessories our team has developed a keen eye for what’s going to enhance the consumers experience. Our in house tooling and manufacturing capabilities give us that extra edge to bring these ideas to life.

BigSquidRC: How big of a check would I have to cut to make this “cab forward” trend disappear?

Gerardo Gonzalez: It’s a little more complicated than that. Let’s face it, if all the vehicles we raced looked true to scale it would be a more ideal scenario. But at this point in time the classes you are referring to do not represent nor do rules exist that require them to mimic actual full scale race cars. With this said, Cab Forward designs are producing the highest performance at the track and that is what these particular customers are looking for.

BigSquidRC: Pro-Line seems to be putting out more gear aimed towards bashers than ever before. First off, the masses thank you, and secondly, is high end uber bashing the newest trend?

Gerardo Gonzalez: With the growing availability of Ready to Runs, the basher segment is definitely very strong. This is making it easier for people to become enthusiasts of the hobby. It’s very fulfilling for us to offer these new customers products that will enhance their experience. But at the same time our passion for racing has not wavered so you will see us working hard to cover all bases in the future.

BigSquidRC: The Pro-2 LCG chassis is a huge step into something new and now you seemingly make a replacement for every part on a Traxxas Slash. Is there an entire kit or rtr vehicle in Pro-Line’s future?

Gerardo Gonzalez: This is a question we get a lot but at this time we are quite satisfied in being a world class accessory manufacturer. In the case of the Slash, it is our goal to provide the consumer limitless options in enhancing their vehicles performance and appearance. We take pride in offering such a huge transformation in performance and customization to these enthusiasts. The completeness of this project is a direct result of the enthusiasm the Pro-Line team had for it. We just couldn’t stop!

Gerardo Gonzalez Pro-Line RacingBigSquidRC: Would Pro-Line consider doing a completely ‘original’ vehicle, i.e. not one that just improves on an existing platform.

Gerardo Gonzalez: The sky’s the limit here at Pro-Line, but we also know the value of sticking to our core competency. I’ll keep you posted.

BigSquidRC: Rally cars are the ‘hot thing’ right now. you guys seemed to see this coming a while back with the introduction of your Rally Slash body. What are your chances of making any rally bodies for the other rally platforms? HPI, Thunder Tiger, Kyosho, Traxxas?

Gerardo Gonzalez: For sure, I think you will see expanded Rally options from Pro-Line.

BigSquidRC: Is Pro-Line as a company trying to change direction, or will tires and bodies still be the heart of the company?

Gerardo Gonzalez: Pro-Line is a world class manufacturer who produces all tooling and product related to tires, wheels and bodies in house, in the USA. No other manufacturer in our industry can say this. With that said, you will always see industry leading innovations in these product lines coming from Pro-Line. As for the heart of the company, our heart wants to be on every kit, everywhere.

BigSquidRC: Licensed bodies are big with you guys, do you ever make original ones that just never make it to production?

Gerardo Gonzalez: When your standards are high, there will always be some products that don’t make the grade. However the Prius SC body died a painful death. LOL.

BigSquidRC: We hate body clips here at BigSquidRC, they are always getting lost or permanently “borrowed”. Have your extended body posts with the screw on caps (they really need a proper name) been well received? Any chance of seeing them for the Revo or other platforms?

Gerardo Gonzalez: Hey good point, why don’t you have your readers come up with a name for these devices. Yes they have been well received and yes we will consider doing them for other platforms.

Pro-Line BodyBigSquidRC: In the last 12 months, what Pro-Line product are you personally most proud of?

Gerardo Gonzalez- The Pro-2 chassis has probably been the most fun for our team and myself.

BigSquidRC: We are all going bashing, you can bring one vehicle, what do you bring?

Gerardo Gonzalez: 4wd Stampede loaded with a 3s lipo pack and Trencher tires. Oh yeah.

BigSquidRC: Thanks for taking some time out of your busy schedule to answer our questions Gerardo, who would you like to thank out there?

Gerardo Gonzalez: Thanks to the crew at Bigsquidrc for allowing us to be a part of your bashing scene and for hanging out at Cleveland, good times. Thanks also to all the fans of Pro-Line for inspiring us to keep producing world class products for your vehicles.

Pro-Line Blockade Mx Compound 8th scale buggy tires
Our favorite tires for track use are Pro-Line Blockades. Blockades give fantastic traction and wear a long time, what’s not to like? Recently, Pro-line has announced their extremely popular Blockade 8th scale buggy tires are now available in MX (blue groove) compound. Pro-Line’s MX compound is specifically designed for hot outdoor blue groove outdoor tracks where premature wear can become a big problem. The MX compound gives you a more stable tire with high wear resistance.

Part number on the new Blockades is #9039-16, street pricing is $25 per pair, and you can hit up the official Pro-Line Website for more information.

Have you checked out our Pro-Line Blockade SC short course tire review? Check it out HERE.

Pro-Line Suburbs 2.0 SC MX Blue Groove Tires
There is only one leader in the tire game and that is Pro-Line. Part of being a leader is making tweaks to an already good design to make it even better. Such is the case with Pro-Line’s new Suburbs 2.0 SC short course truck tires. The Suburbs were already a very popular high bite/blue groove tire, the 2.0 version is wider for more traction and also features more pins and a deeper tread. If you run on blue groove outdoor tracks or on indoor clay you’ll definitely want to try a set of the new Suburbs 2.0 SC’s.

The part number for the MX compound Suburbs 2.0 SC’s is #1171-16 and expect a street price of around $25 per pair. More information can be found by visiting Pro-Line’s Official Website.

Have you read our Pro-Line performance transmission review? If not check it out HERE.

pro-line bulldog

For you Team Associated B44 guys, Pro-Line has just announced a new BullDog body for the 1/10 buggy. It’s specifically for the B44.2, with a longer and narrower chassis, so it needed a little longer and sleeker body. Street price is around $25.

Click here for more Pro-Line News on Big Squid RC.

Make sure you skip the Friday mystery link, you know you want this!

Pro-Line iHobby 2012
Our friends over at Pro-Line Racing are here iHobby showcasing all their ultra-trick bodies and tires. New for iHobby is their front and rear Slash bumpers that not only look a lot better than stock, but are engineered to really take a beating.

Also showcased in the Pro-Line booth is their new Bulldog cab-forward style bodies for the Traxxas Stampede and Rustler. The Bulldog bodies for the Traxxas trucks help keep the front end down at high speeds and also enhance steering.

One of the coolest things on display at the show is Pro-Line’s new Chevy Silverado HD clear body for the Traxxas Slash and Slash 4×4. The Chevy body looks good in pictures, but absolutely gorgeous in person.

For more information on all the fine products Pro-Line manufactures hit up their Official Website.

We have truckloads of Pro-Line news right HERE on BigSquidRC.

Pro Line Duratrax Evader Brushless hop-ups
Over on their blog, Pro-Line just posted a make-over for the popular Duratrax Evader Brushless truck. During this make-over Pro-Line used some of their existing products to not only increase performance but to also bump up the Evaders trick factor a few notches. The Pro-Line items used in their Duratrax Evader Brushless upgrade were-

* 6063-00 Front and 6063-01 Rear PowerStroke SC Shocks
* 6063-05 Universal Shock Mount Kit
* 8170-01 Gladiator 2.2 M2 Compound tires
* 3349-00 Associated T4.1 BullDog body
* 2635-00 Velocity Front Wheels
* 2636-00 Velocity Rear Wheels

You can get more information on Pro-Lines official Website, and if you are in the greater Cleveland area be sure and visit their booth this weekend at the iHobby International Expo, booth 431.

Looking for more Pro-Line news? We have it right HERE.

The awesome people at Pro-Line are celebrating their 30th Anniversary! To thank all their fans, they are giving away a officially painted Pro-Line body and gift certificate EVERY DAY for 30 days!! How great is that? We know you guys like the free stuff from our weekly contest, and here is a chance for more free stuff! If any readers from Big Squid RC wins a body, let us know and we will hook you up with stickers! And feel free to thank us for the heads up in the acceptance speech.

For all the info and details Check the Pro-Line Blog Link Here.

Congrats on the 30 Pro-Line! Here is to 30 more!

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