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So last night while watching Mythbusters, we had another RC ON TV sighting! They were trying to cause a truck to flip similar to a scene in the Hellboy movie where something smashes the front end of a truck, and the vehicle flips end over end. Mythbusters does a lot of RC, but usually it’s some home made contraption, or a on-road vehicle. This time it looked a lot like a Axial SCX10 Honcho! Sorry for the blurry shots, but it was cool to see! Hopefully Axial sell’s a few hundred SCX10′s this weekend!

Update: Someone else sent in pics, and pointed out that the tires were Pro-Line Flat Irons. Good eye!
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Have you ever wanted to be a beta tester?  It’s not as fun as you may think, trust me, I know.  But here’s an opportunity from Pro-Line with their new Pro-Core tire tech.  According to Pro-Line this technology is so new that it is still under development by our R&D department. They are releasing a new version of their recently released Street Fighter SC tire with the Pro-Core tech integrated into it.  Pro-Core is a new type of internal support integrated directly into the tire, eliminating the need for foam inserts.  It is said to increase durability and cornering speeds.

The Street Fighter SC Pro-Core tires will only be available for a limited time directly from Pro-Line.  Check out the Pro-Line web site for more info and ordering.  Click through the read more link for a video of these tires in action.


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We had our first look at iHobby of the new Pro-Line Ford Raptor body, but now the official pics and specs are out. It comes with the bolt on number and side dam plates.

They have a version that fits the Slash, SC10, Ultima SC, and Blitz, then another version for the SCRT10 and Hyper 10SC. Make sure your ordering the correct one. I personally really dig bolt on accessories and hope Pro-Line continues to keep doing stuff like this.

Check out the Pro-Line web page for details.

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Here’s something cool from Pro-Line.  A Volkswagen Bug body that actually has fenders on it.  How novel.  It actually casts a much different attitude than all the fenderless beetle bodies that populate the alternative-style short course landscape.  This new vision of an old body is officially licensed by Volkswagen, so you can expect all the decals necessary to replicate the look of the real thing, logos and all.  A spoiler with mounting hardware, window masks, and overspray film are also included.  The Volkswagen Full Fender Baja Bug body is available now at a list price of $39.95.  Unfortunately it’s only made to fit the Slash and Slash 4×4 right now.

Check out the Pro-Line website for more info.

Pro-Line closed cell inserts

New from Pro-Line are these rear 1:10 scale Closed Cell Buggy Inserts. People are starting to learn that inserts can make a real difference on the track. I remember years ago where just any type of foam to keep the tire from caving in was enough, and now the technology has improved so much, that these can really make a difference.

Check out the Pro-Line web page for details.

We’ve all been there.  Standing in front of a store shelf looking at all kinds of different products, not knowing which one to pick.  Saying to ourselves “If only there were some kind of tool or guide to help me figure out which one of these products I need!”  But nope, there never was, and you went home with a 15 amp fuse when you really needed a 50 watt lightbulb.  Oh those lightbulbs and fuses… so similar… so confusing.  But be confused no more!  The web team at Pro-Line has worked up a new tool to help you figure out what products you need.  Sure, the Pro-Line Pick by Kit tool can’t help you with your fuses/lightbulbs problem, but it can help you pick out the accessories that will fit your car or truck.  The tool is broken down into multiple categories, then each category features multiple kits.  Just find your car or truck and the Pick by Kit tool will magically show you all the tires, bodies, wheels, and other accessories that were made for your car.

Check it out now at the Pro-Line web site.

Pro-Line is celebrating their 28th birthday this week, but don’t worry, you don’t have to get them anything.  Instead they’re giving a present to you.  Starting today and running through the 31st you can take advantage of a 10% off coupon at the Pro-Line store.  Just use coupon code HAPPY28 during the checkout process and 10% will be taken off your order.  Get to the Pro-Line web site and start celebrating.

Another release of the Pro-Line Bulldog cab-forward body, this time for the Team Associated B44.1.  The body will come from the factory with decals, window masks, overspray, and a new wing.  You need to provide the paint and artistic skills to not make it look like crap.  It should be hitting your local hobby shop shelves “soon” and at a reasonable MSRP of $28.95.

For more info hit up the Pro-Line web site.

IHobby may be over, but we still have quite a bit of news and photos to share from the show.  Pro-Line had a ton of new products this year and we got to most of them, here’s one we didn’t.  This new wheels, called the Renegade, is going to be releasing some time soon.  It’ll be available in an offset to fit Slashes and other stock short course trucks, and it’ll also be available in an offset specifically for the Protrac Suspension setup that Pro-Line offers as a hop-up for the Slash.  The Renegade will be available in white, black, and Pro-Line yellow.  The price has yet to be determined.

Keep an eye on the Pro-Line web site for more info.

Pro-Line has a new hex adapter for the front axles of the SC10, opening up all kinds of new wheel options for the truck.  The units they are showing at IHobby are still the prototype, so price and ship date are still undetermined.  When that info gets finalized we’ll pass it on to you.

Pro-Line is the latest company to offer up an officially licensed Ford SVT Raptor body.  This one will fit on the SC10 or Slash and will feature all the logos and emblems of the full scale truck, along with a specially designed number plate/wing combination piece that screws on to the body.  The release date is as yet undetermined, but it should be “soon.”  When you do find it on your local hobby shop’s shelves expect an MSRP of $41.95.

Check out the Pro-Line web site some time at a later date for more info.

Have you ever been completely disappointed by your Slash’s stock steering system?  Pro-Line has a solution in their new Steering Kit for the Traxxas Slash.  It’s a strong bellcrank system that rides on a full set of ball bearings and features a built in servo saver.  The  price and release date are still undetermined at this point but it should be within the next few months.  Keep an eye on Pro-Line‘s site for more official information.

Here’s something that’s been a long time coming.  Pro-Line‘s showing off the new Street Fighter SC tires for short course trucks at IHobby.  These are a directional street tread for all the bashers and parking lot racers out there.  This tire is going to be available in the M2 compound for now, so it should  have a good, long life for all that on-road driving we do in these off-road trucks.  The Street Fighter will be available “soon” with a retail price of $24.95.

Check out the Pro-Line web site for more info.