The Axial Yeti is arguably the most eagerly awaited release since the Traxxas Slash. Now that they are hitting consumer hands, the folks at Pro-Line have done a short article on some simple hop-ups to make the Yeti an even better off-road machine. In their article the Pro-line crew shows you how to mount upgrade front shocks, new tie-rods, and what it takes to install their sweet Secure-Loc body mounts. To make it easy to replicate their mods, they use plenty pictures and list all the part numbers needed.
To take a look at all the mods they performed, simply hit up This Link over on Pro-Line’s official blog.
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When it comes to 2wd bash vehicles, the Pro-Line PRO-2 is perhaps our favorite on the market. But like any vehicle, when you bash it extra hard, parts will get broken.
To give extra protection to the front of the PRO-2, the crew over at T-Bone Racing came up with one of their Racer Series Front Bumpers. The TBR front bumper is made from heavy duty nylon to take the abuse so your truck doesn’t have to. A nylon brace runs to the top of the front bulkhead for extra support, and like most TBR products, it comes with their limited lifetime warranty against breakage.
The part number is #44500, street price is $21, and you can get complete details over on the official T-Bone Racing website.
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TBR Pro-2 Bumper Gallery
The Pro-Line crew has announced one of their Phantom series bodies for the Yokomo B-Max4 III. What is so cool about a Phantom? They have cutting edge looks for the racer crowd, plus they are designed for optimal handling. The cab forward design aids in front traction, while the optional center fin helps with high speed stability.
The part number is #3437-00, it is street priced at $26, and Click Right Here for more details over on Pro-Line’s website.
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Pro-Line Phantom Yokomo Body Gallery
If we had to choose one tire to race with, it would be the Pro-Line Blockade. Why? They work awesome on just about every track we’ve tried them on.
The latest Blockades are X Compound for 1/8 Truggy. Pro-Line’s X2 (medium) and X3 (soft) compounds are made for long life, meaning you have to replace tires less often, saving you money.
The X2 Blockade 1/8 truggy tires have a part number of #9046-002, the X3 are #9046-003, and they are also available in X2 compound pre-mounted, #9046-033. Pricing is $49 a pair pre-mounted and $32 a pair for just the tires. Get full details by following This Link over to Pro-Line’s official website.
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Pro-Line Blockade X Compound Gallery
For you scaling and serious off-road fans, Pro-Line has put out a video showcasing their new Interco TSL SX Super Swamper XL 2.2″ tires. Watch as our friend Gerardo Gonzalez talks you through the features of their new tires, plus for the bashing action at the end.
The new XLs fit a wide variety of 2.2″ wheels and have the extra size needed to get over the gnarliest of terrain. Get full details by hitting up This Link over on Pro-Line’s website.
Ever get 10 minutes into a 45 main and your tires are bald? Hot temps on a high bite surface can easily do that to a set of tires. The new Fugitives from Pro-Line were designed to be the longest lasting race tire that they’ve ever produced. Instead of going with large widely spaced lugs, the Fugitives use hundreds of small tightly packed knobbies to give maximum traction while yielding incredibly long life. From European style tracks to concrete, the Fugitives should be a great choice.
Available in X2, X3, and X4 compounds, the Fugatives are priced at right around $23 per pair and $36 when pre-mounted. Get complete details at This Link over on the official Pro-Line Racing website.
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Pro-Line Fugitive Gallery
The latest in traction for your short course truck is the new Stunner from Pro-Line. The Stunner was designed to provide optimal traction on dusty, loamy, outdoor tracks. We bash in those kinds of conditions every day, sign us up for some! Closed cell inserts come standard and they fit on most common short course truck wheels.
The part number for the Stunners in M3 compound is #10106-02, the part number for M4 is #10106-03, and they are priced at $23 per pair. Get all the details at This Link over on Pro-Line’s website.
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Pro-Line Stunner Gallery
Add durability (and pure trickness) to your Associated 5 Series Buggy with a new Carbon Fiber Shock Tower from Pro-Line. There is a wide model available for the B5 along with a narrow model just for the B5M. Both towers are constructed from thick carbon fiber and come with aluminum ball stud mounts.
The part number for the B5M unit is #6259-00, the unit for the B5 is #6260-00, and both are priced at $39. Get all the fine details over on Pro-Line’s Official Website.
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Pro-Line Associated Shock Towers
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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Pro-Spec Spring Rate Guide
If you have been reading BigSquidRC for any length of time, you know we are big fans of Pro-Line Racing. Their products are top notch, just like the people behind them. Yesterday we were once again lucky enough to visit the PL crew and learn more about what it takes to get all their uber products to market. During our Pro-Line visit we were also able to get a closer look at the new PROTOform F1 bodies, as well as their new Interco TSL SX Super Swamper XLs mounted up on an Axial Yeti. Both looked incredible and should be hitting the market in the very near future.
We would like to say an extra special “Thank You!” to Todd, Jessica, Gerardo, Matt, Tim, and all the good folks over at Pro-Line for once again letting us invade their home office. If you haven’t visited the Pro-Line Website lately, click Right Here to check out all their fine products.
California Dreamin - Pro-Line Racing
I’ve had my Pro-Line Faultline 1.9 wheels on my main Axial SCX10 comp/trail truck for close to five months now and in that time have beaten the tar outta them. Click the “Read More” below to see how they fared!
Here is some news you won’t find anyplace else. Remember that Pro-Line Spy Shot we posted on Friday? We have just received word that Pro-Line will now have an XL Sized version of their Interco TSL SX Super Swamper 2.2″ tires. The XL size is ideal for the scale crawling crowd that wants maximum ground clearance for getting over tough obstacles, or for people that simply like the look of a bigger tire. The Super Swamper XLs bolt right up to Pro-Line’s Titus 2.2″ Bead-Loc wheels and feature that scale look everyone is after.
* Officially licensed by Interco Tire Corporation
* Available in G8 compound
* Comes with memory foam inserts
The part number is #10107-14, street pricing will be right around $30 per pair, and they are scheduled for an August release date. Click Right Here to visit the official Pro-Line website.
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Pro-Line Interco TSL SX Super Swamper XL Gallery
We also added a couple more of our spy shots that we had for size comparison.
A few of your guesses were pretty close. Nice work!
So, we know EXACTLY what this is, the question is, do you? What’s cool is this is so fresh, it does not even have the markings, or part number on the sidewall yet. We will post a bunch of pictures, and all the juicy details on Monday. We are pretty excited about this new upcoming release from Pro-Line. For now though, enjoy the quick spy shot we snagged.
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