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Pro-Line PRO-2 Short Course Buggy Kit
Pro-Line has just made it a lot easier to get one of their ultra trick PRO-2 Buggies. You no longer have to buy one of their trucks and convert it over, the PRO-2 Buggy is now available as a stand alone kit. The PRO-2 buggy combines realistic looks with a high performance chassis to make it a great choice for bashing or for the track.

While the word “kit” is used along with the new PRO-2 buggy, much of it comes pre-built. It comes much like their PRO-2 truck, with the shocks, transmission, and much of the chassis already assembled. This speeds up the time of going from the box to the local bash spot.

Of course the PRO-2 buggy is littered with goodies. For example, it comes with the same uber PowerStroke shocks, Performance LCG chassis, ProTrac suspension, and Performance transmission of the PRO-2 truck. For tires, it comes with Pro-Line Blockades, some of the best race tires money can buy.

The part number for the PRO-2 Buggy Kit is #4002-01, it is street priced at $389, and they are available right now. To get full details simply click This Link To head over to the official Pro-Line website.

Time for the last TGIF Mystery Link of the day!

Pro-Line T-shirt
You clean and bling-out your truck so it looks good at the local bash spot every weekend, why shouldn’t you look good too? Pro-Line has announced 5 new shirts to bling-out you and your girlfriend. Available in a wide variety of sizes, the new Pro-Line shirts are a good way of showing the world you are into rc.

All the shirts are priced at just $16 and you can get complete details at this link on Pro-Line’s Official Website.

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Pro-Line Tires
Pro-Line has announced several new tires for your racing/bashing pleasure. First up are several new Electron VTR 2.4″ buggy front tires. There are four new sets of these available- M4 and MC compound for both 2wd and 4wd 1/10 buggies. These are all priced at $20 per pair.

For the 8th scale buggy crowd, Pro-Line has announced a bunch of variations of their new LockDown. You can get just the tires in 5 different compounds, or for those you who like saving time (like us!), you can also get them pre-mounted in 3 different compounds. Pricing for just the tires is right around $24 a pair, while the pre-mounts are priced at right around $36.

Hit up This Link to get more details on the Electrons, Click Here for more information on the LockDowns.

You never know what you’ll find when you Click a BigSquidRC TGIF mystery link.

Pro-Line RAM 1500 Clear Body
Remember our big contest where we gave one of these away a couple of weeks ago? Big props to the Pro-Line crew for hooking up one of our readers before they were officially announced.

Now that the official press release has come out, have a look at the official pictures and information. The RAM 1500 for monster truck is not only good for replacing that mangled stock body of yours, but can also bring up your bling-factor several notches. The body is fully licensed, made from genuine GE Lexan, and has some sweet scale detailing. The RAM was designed to fit the Traxxas E-Maxx/T-Maxx 3.3/Revo 3.3/Summit and the HPI Savage.

The part number is #3427-00, it is street priced at $33, and you can get full details at This Link over on Pro-Line’s website.

HERE is the first TGIF Mystery Link of the day.

Pro-Line Phantom Mugen Tekno
Phantom Series bodies have been quite popular in the tenth scale class, now Pro-Line has announced two for 8th scale buggies. The Mugen MBX-7 and the Tekno EB48.2 are the first 8th scale buggies to get the Phantom treatment and Pro-Line has released a video to showcase them. Check out the video below (featuring our buddy Gerardo Gonzalez) to learn more about the new bodies and to see some cool 8th scale driving action.

Hit up This Link to check out Pro-Line’s official website, or you can Click Here to read more PL news on BigSquidRC.

Pro-Line Buggy Body
The Pro-Line crew has released a special night vision “Sneak Peak” of their new body for the Mugen MBX-7 buggy. We hear this will be a Phantom Series body, a style of bodies known for their cab forward design and sweeping lines, and it has a part number of #3433-00 and a street price of $23. Click Right Here to check out all the sweet gear that Pro-Line has on their official website.

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We have our winners for the Pro-Line Racing Ram True Scale Body Giveaway!

Congratulations to Keith C. from PA on winning the Short Course truck version of the Pro-Line 2013 1500 Ram Truck.

Congratulations to Shawn K. from Nevada for winning the Monster Truck version of the 1500 Ram!

Both winners will be sent emails to get their details. They have 5 days to get back to us with their information or they forfeit their prize, and we pick again.

Didn’t win this time? We have more contests coming up really soon, and by that I mean REALLY soon, so stay tuned!

Gluing RC Tires Pro-Line
While I highly prefer to save time by using pre-mounted tires, gluing tires is still a part of our wonderful hobby. For you old timers, you can glue up a set in your sleep, for you new hobbyists, it isn’t nearly as hard as some people (like me) make it out to be.

I recently got a set of Pro-Line Gladiator SC tires to put in the front of our Pro-Line Pro-2 SCB Converted buggy. For all you newer hobbyists that may not know how to glue tires, here is how I do it…

1. There are tons of tips and tricks that can be used when mounting up tires. Unfortunately, all those take time, and I am incredibly lazy, therefore I bust it out the fastest way possible. Step one is quite easy- get everything you need gathered together. What do you need? Well, tires of course, a set of wheels, some tire/CA glue, and some tire bands. That’s it. Yes, really. Oh, before I forget, we recommend using Pro-Line uber tire glue, but if your LHS doesn’t have any, take note. The thinner the CA glue, the faster it will dry and arguably the harder it will be to work with. The the thicker the glue the easier it is to work with and the longer the drying time.

2. Step two is super easy, simply slide the tires over the wheels. This is impossible to mess up, unless your tires are directional. If you have directionals, mount the wheels to your truck, then slide the tires over. This ensures they are all going the right direction before you start gluing.

3. For step three you need to make sure the bead of the tire is well seated into the bead on the wheel. Once again, this is an easy step, pat yourself on the back when you have all the beads set.

4. About those tire bands… some people install them now before gluing, some immediately after. For a noob, you’ll probably want to put them on before gluing. The bands make sure the beads stay down tight against the wheel for a better glue job.

5. Hey, bust out that glue, it’s time for some real fun. This step can be a bit tricky, so pay achtung here. If it’s your first time, a set of safety glasses is recommended, you really don’t want to get any glue in your eyes (trips to the ER waste a lot of time). Also, be careful not to accidentally glue one of your fingers to the tire/wheel. What happens if you get your finger stuck? It is stuck there forever, and good luck pulling chics with a Gladiator SC hanging off your hand. But seriously, if it gets stuck, it isn’t the end of the world, wait a few minutes and slowly (read- SLOWLY) peel the glue off your finger. To get back to business here, slightly peel back the tire bead and apply the glue to the tire/wheel. Do this all the way around the tire.

6. Ok, its time for a break. Ya, step 5 is awesome. But seriously, when you’ve done one side of the tire, give it a few minutes to dry before you do the other side. Why do this? To help keep yourself from accidentally gluing one of your fingers to the tire.

7. Get back to work ya sloucher, now it’s time to glue the other side of the tire. Just like you did on the first side, lightly pull back the bead, apply glue, and go all the way around the tire.

8. Finally, the last step and it’s really hard. Once you have both sides of all your tires glued, let them sit and dry for a while. Overnight is preferred, but in a pinch you can run them in a manner of minutes. Once dry, mount them to the vehicle of your choice and give them a good thrashing! It isn’t uncommon for tires to come loose on today’s high powered machines, if yours does, no worries, just clean the tire/bead the best you can and re-glue.

Pro-Line Items Used-

Gladiator SC Tires- #1169-01, $22
F-11 SCT Wheels- #2740-03, $9
Pro-Bond Tire Glue- #6031-00, $8
Tire Bands- #6086-00, $11

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This is your chance to enter to win one of the new Pro-Line 2013 Ram 1500 True Scale Clear Bodies! Their new True Scale stuff looks awesome, and we have partnered up with Pro-Line to give away two of these awesome bodies! One Short Course style that fits vehicles like their Pro-2, or Traxxas Slash, Slash 4X4, and SC10. The other will be their Monster Truck style that fits Traxxas T/E/2.5-MAXX®, T-MAXX® 3.3, REVO® 2.5, Savage!

We will draw two winners from all the entries. We are giving away CLEAR versions of the Ram 1500′s, so if you are drooling over that paint job in the pictures, you’ll need to do that part yourself. Since every contest we get the emails, this contest is open to readers WORLD WIDE!

The deadline for entries is Monday June 9th 2014 at 11:59pm CST. A winner will be announced sometime on June 10th. Two random winners will be chosen from all entries received by our software.

You know what to do, good luck!

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Remember, you can come back each day and earn more entries!

Pro-Line Phantom body Tekno EB48.2
Tekno RC has taken off the last couple of years and now it’s fairly common to see them hauling around local tracks. However, there was not many choices when it came to aftermarket bodies for them. To help solve this problem Pro-Line Racing has just finished up their new Phantom series body for the Tekno EB48.2 buggy. Like other bodies in the Phantom line, the unit for Tekno has modern lines and is designed for optimal handling on track. Expect a street price around $27 and you can hit up This Link to check out all the goodies over on Pro-Line’s official website.

Have you seen our Pro-Line Buggy Conversion Kit Review? If not, you can check it out Here.

Pro-Line Velocity VTR 2.4 2WD 4wd Hex Front WheelsTo run the new high-zoot 2.4″ tires from Pro-Line you are going to need the appropriate wheels. No worries mate, as Pro-Line has announced VTR 2.4″ Front Wheels for an array of tenth scale race machines. The VTR wheels are larger in diameter and come with the 8th scale buggy style bead needed to run the latest generation of race tires.

The part number for Associated B4.2, B5, and Kyosho RB6 front VTR wheels is #2750-02 for yellow and #2750-04 for white. For TLR 22 VTR front wheels the part numbers are #2751-02 for yellow and #2751-04 for white. The part numbers for Associated B44.2 VTR front wheels is #2752-02 for yellow and #2752-04 for white. Pricing is $6 per pair and This Is The Link you want for more details over on Pro-Line’s website.

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Pro-Line Electron VTR 2.4 Buggy Rear Tires
2.4″, 8th scale type bead tires are all the rage in the 10th scale class now days, and Pro-Line has announced their latest entry into the class, Electron rear tires. These are part of their VTR line-up, meaning they are 2.4″ in size with the new style (for tenth scale) beads. The tread design on the Electrons is best suited for high bite indoor tracks, where their connected treads with center pins can give consistent high traction, even when the track starts to dry out.

The Electron rear tires are available in two different compounds, super soft #8235-03 M4, and #8235-17 MC for clay. Both are priced at $21 per pair and you can Click Here for more details over on the official Pro-line website.

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While I haven’t raced in around 4 years, each spring when the weather turns I start getting the itch to build an oval car. Sure, I spent the majority of my “racer days” doing the off-road thing, but once I first went WFO and got sideways with a friend’s open wheel modified I quickly became a convert. I wound up purchasing a Losi Mini Late Model and enjoyed racing it for a season to get my feet wet. Soon I was involved in a variety of classes and fielding multiple cars before coming down with a nasty case of general racing burnout. I got rid of all my race cars/trucks but always knew I’d be back someday.

Let’s get something out of the way; I’m well aware that the thought of racing in a circle sounds very boring to many people. Heck, I won’t really disagree with you….if we are talking asphalt or carpet that is. I subscribe to the thinking”Asphalt is for getting to the track, dirt is for racing.” I love the speed and mayhem that comes with the dirt and I’m a big fan of World of Outlaws racing. I try taking in my local Saturday night short track program whenever I can. Several longtime buddies of mine own 1:1 cars and battle at tracks across the midwest every weekend (at least as often as their bank accounts will allow). So yeah, I loves me some dirt trackin’.

A "stock" Pro-Line Pro-2 Short Course Truck (w/ extended rear body mount)

My “stock” Pro-Line Pro-2 Short Course Truck (w/ extended rear body mount) before getting the oval treatment.

As it pertains to this piece, my home region (St. Louis, MO) is a hotbed of r/c dirt oval racing and every year it seems another track springs up. I can count 4 really nice ones within about an hours driving distance from me. All of them have very active communities and *gasp* are super accommodating to noobs (gee, I can’t imagine why they are successful).

While sprint cars and late models are really popular (Custom Works, Murfdogg, and Hyperdrive are a few popular manufacturers) I’m particularly drawn to the open wheel modified short course class. Some of the constant gripes you hear about off-road SC racing (the trucks are too big, races are too rough, etc) are precisely why they’ve caught on like wild fire as a DO class. The vehicles are easy to convert and look scale as they carve their way around the track. They are a blast to drive and are known for being a rubbin’ is racin’ type of wild class. You have to go into a race fully expecting contact and know how to deal with it. Given that the vehicles are normally packing big power, the wrecks are often spectacular. And while pretty much any short course truck can be converted to a modified car, my weapon of choice is a Pro-Line Pro-2 topped by a BBE (Bodies by Ed) modified body.

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