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Pro-Line PRO-2 Performance Buggy Conversion Kit

We recently got the chance to check out the new Buggy Conversion Kit from Pro-Line. This kit makes it easy to change your PL PRO-2 short course truck into a scale looking off-road buggy. Here is what we found out…

From - Pro-Line Racing
Direct Link - PL Buggy Conversion Kit

Details - Part number 6254-00, street price $76. Fits PL PRO-2 SCT, and Traxxas 2wd Slash when equipped with PL LCG chassis, performance tranny, and ProTrac rear tower.

Set-Up Notes - We converted over Cubby’s PRO-2 SCT that was equipped with an Xpert servo, Castle brushless system, Futaba 4PK Super R radio system, and PL Badlands tires on Split Six wheels. Mike over at Blaze RC threw a wicked paint job on the body for us, and we used a 3S Dynamite LiPo for power.

Build Notes - The Pro-Line conversion kit went together without a hitch. The instruction manual was well done and easy to follow, and all the parts went together without issue. Installing the conversion kit didn’t take that long, roughly 2 hours of wrenching at a leisurely pace.

Upsides - There are two major upsides to the Pro-Line buggy conversion kit, the scale looks, and how the buggy jumps. With scale appearance being of the utmost importance now days, Pro-Line did a great job with the body and roll cage. The plastic netting on the roll cage looks good and doesn’t get ripped out like rubber netting would. Also, the roll cage is keyed into the chassis to help make it stiffer, this also helps keep the chassis from getting bent on big hits. On the jumping side of things, there is no parachute effect on the buggy like you would normally experience with a short course truck. You could hit jumps on a windy day with the buggy conversion and never have to worry about it flipping over backwards, this is a big plus in our book.

Downsides - While we didn’t break any parts during our review, the buggy uses much smaller bumpers and does not use long/flexible body posts like on the truck version of the PRO-2. The bigger bumpers & body mounts on the truck help offer more protection during extreme bashing than the units on the buggy.

The Final Scoop - We found the Pro-Line buggy conversion kit to be a great product. It was easy to install, gave our PRO-2 a cool new look, and it took a beating without breaking. The buggy conversion also helped our PRO-2 jump a lot better on the big outdoor tracks that we frequent. The Pro-Line conversion kit rocks and we can highly recommend it to you.

Pro-Line Pre-Assembled Pro-Spec Shocks
What’s better than a new set of high-end Pro-Line Pro-Spec shocks? When they come already assembled to save you time, that’s what. Now you can get both front and rear Pro-Line Pro-Specs pre-assembled, just add some oil and they are ready to mount up to your short course truck.

The part number for the fronts is #6308-30, the rears are #6308-31, and they have a street price of $67 per pair. Get complete information at This Link over on Pro-Line’s website.

Have you read our Pro-Line Pro-2 short course truck review? If not, you can read it Right Here.

Pro-Line Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon Clear Monster Truck Body
After releasing some teaser pics last week, Pro-Line has posted full information on their new Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon Clear Body. The Jeep body was designed to fit trucks like the Traxxas T/E-maxx, Summit, and Revo, as well as other monsters like the HPI Savage. The tough classic styling of the Jeep Wrangler will help set your truck apart when bashing with your buddies, and is molded out of strong GE Lexan.

The part number is #3405-00, it has a street price of $38, and you can get complete information at This Link over on Pro-line’s website.

Check out one of our Pro-Line tire reviews by Clicking Right Here.

Pro-Line Interco TSL SX Super Swamper SC 2.2"/3.0" Tires Mounted
Do you hate spending time gluing up tires as much as we do? If so, the crew over at Pro-Line have announced pre-mounted Interco Super Swampers for short course trucks. These save time by coming pre-glued and are mounted on the proper offset F-11 wheels for a perfect fit on the Pro-Line PRO-2, Losi SCTE, and Associated SC10 4×4.

The part number is #10103-11, they have a street price of $36 per pair, and you can get complete information by clicking Right Here.

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Pro-Line 1981 Ford Bronco Clear Body
The Pro-Line 1981 Ford Bronco clear Lexan body made some waves when it was teased a few weeks ago, today they have released more pictures and pricing. The PL Bronco has a street price of $37 and makes a good fit on the Traxxas Slash, Associated SC10, and Pro-Line PRO-2 trucks when used with extended rear body mounts.

The old school off-road styling of the 1981 Bronco is a welcome change of pace for people who are tired of a traditional SCT look, and it will certainly make your truck stand out in a crowd. The part number is #3423-00 and you get more pictures and information at This Link over on Pro-Line’s official website.

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Pro-Line Vaterra Halix Trencher
Changing to better tires is commonly known as the best “Bang for the Buck” upgrade that you can do to any rc car. While the Vaterra Halix comes with decent tires, we are shooting for top-of-the-line with our project truck so better units were a must.

We consider Pro-Line Trenchers the best all around bashing tires that money can buy, so that’s exactly what we installed on our project truck. To be specific we went with part number #1170-12, Trenchers that came pre-mounted on Desperado 2.8″ wheels. Those particular units are the perfect size for the Halix, come in a long wearing M2 compound, have the proper size hex, and are only .1 oz heavier (6.1 oz stock, 6.2 oz for each Trencher/Desperado) than the stock units.

If you are noob to the hobby, changing out wheels & tires is the easiest mod you can perform. On the Halix all it takes is removing the four wheels nuts with the 4 way wrench that was included with the truck, mounting up the new kicks, and putting the four nuts back on, a process that takes under 5 minutes. A couple of tips for the noobs – make sure the hex on the axle is properly inserted into the wheel, and make sure the wheels nuts are re-installed very tightly to prevent them from working loose.

After installing the Trenchers our Halix had much more traction on dirt and grass surfaces. The big lugs on the Trenchers just love to chew up and spit out loamy dirt, and the Trenchers are equally good at finding traction on grass. The difference was night and day, and we highly recommend this upgrade for your Halix.

Our next hop-up article will show you what it takes to install a new body on your Halix, until then check out This Link to read more how-to articles on BigSquidRC.

Pro-Line Big Joe II 2.2
Our friends over at Pro-Line have released a few “sneak peak” pictures of their new Big Joe II 2.2″ tires. The Big Joe II 2.2s are made to fit trucks like the HPI Savage XS Flux and the 16th scale Traxxas Summit. These should make a nice option for all you mini monster truck drivers looking for more traction. More information will be released soon, until then hit up This Link to check out the official Pro-Line website.

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You are reading the end of that title correctly. Pro-Line has snuck us a exclusive peak at their upcoming Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon Body that’s Monster Truck size! Were talking T-Maxx, Revo, Savage size trucks. Awesome right?

The part number for the Jeep body is #3405-00, and while we don’t have an official street price, it’s safe to guess the $33 range.

I know a few scale guys that will be more than excited to get their hands on a larger body like this. Excuse me while I go throw away some trashed bodies to make room for this one!

It’s not on the Pro-Line Website yet, but there is the link if you want to go check out some of their other products.

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Pro-Line Shocks Vaterra Halix GIF
One of our favorite all around bash machines here at BigSquidRC is the Vaterra Halix monster truck. While out of the box it is great fun to bash, we are doing a series of hop-up articles to make it truly epic. This week we’ll start off the series by upgrading the shocks.

The stock shocks on the Vaterra Halix work fine, but use plastic bodies and we were looking for truly top-of-the-line performance. With that in mind we contacted Pro-Line Racing and ordered up two sets of their high-end Pro Spec Shocks. To fit the Halix we used the “long/rear” length, and also ordered their heaviest shock springs (super hard, part #6308-20, $8 a pair) to handle the weight of the Halix.

The Pro-Line shocks come with 3 different sets of pistons to choose from, after some testing we ended up running the heaviest damping pistons (smallest holes) in the front shocks, and medium holed pistons in the rear. For shock oil we ended up running 40 weight Associated in the front and 30 in the rear.

The Pro-Spec shocks mounted up without issue using the supplied hardware. The “long/rear” Pro-Spec shocks are slightly longer than the stock front shocks, and slightly shorter than the stock rears, but by using alternate mounting holes in the a-arms this was not an issue.

While out bashing the Pro-Specs provided top notch performance. We set ours up a bit on the heavy side which worked extremely well in high bite conditions, as well as when hucking big wood ramps. The Pro-Specs soaked up big hits like a champ and we never had an issue with them, even after extended abuse. To boil it down, the Pro-Specs felt like we had bolted up a finely tuned set of “A-Kit” factory suspension, they worked that well.

Next week in part #2 of our hop-up series we’ll be mounting up some new wheels and tires. Until then you can Click Here to read more hop-up articles right here on BigSquidRC.

Pro-Line PRO-2 Performance Buggy Conversion Kit
After months of teasing, Pro-Line has released full information on their new PRO-2 Buggy Conversion Kit. The kit comes with everything you need to convert your Pro-Line PRO-2 to a buggy, and it can be converted right back to a truck when needed.

Modeled after a Class 1 Desert Buggy, the supplied body and roll cage are loaded with scale detailing for a sharp look. Plastic window nets add to the scale appearance, but won’t pull out like rubber netting. Pro-Line light buckets can easily be added, as can a wing if you plan racing or just like that type of look. Also, the narrow buggy body is sure to suffer from a whole lot less parachute than a typical short course truck, making it easier to jump on windy days.

The part number for the conversion kit is #6254-00, the street price is $78, and you can get more information by simply clicking This Link.

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If you read Part 1 of this guide (CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT) you may remember that for the Part 2 portion of “Upgrading Your RTR Axial SCX10″ I planned on limiting the budget to $100. Well, in the grand tradition of every single r/c project I’ve been apart of…we are going over budget! Besides, if your rig isn’t over budget then you aren’t a true scaler! Right?! Yeah, this excuse never works on my wife either. I digress. Click the “Read More” button to see what kind of trouble we can get into this time.

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Pro-Line Phantom Associated B5M
Our friends over at Pro-Line have released a teaser image of their Phantom series body for the Associated RC10B5M. As you can see from the picture, the latest Phantom is ready for the track, and it looks pretty sharp with the murdered out paint job. More information will be coming soon, until then you can click This Link to check out all the cool products over on the official Pro-Line website.

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proline_PRO-2_buggy We have one other sneak peak before from Nuremberg, but we finally have an official shot from Pro-Line just to confirm that the rumored Pro-Line Pro-2 Buggy is coming soon!

We don’t have a part number yet, or a price, but when we do, we will let you know. Make sure to hit the official Pro-Line Website for future info.

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