Scale realism is great for our hobby and one of the leaders in putting out scale looking product is RC4WD. Their latest product, the 14th Scale 4×8 Armageddon Hydraulic Dump Truck, is an outstanding example of just how cool scale appearance can be. The Armageddon is styled after a European dump truck and is engineered to be tough as nails. Some of its features and specifications include-
* Hard plastic European style front Cab
* Full metal 2 speed transmission (Planetary gears)
* European style V shape dumper
* Full electronic sound system (engine start, idle and more)
* Transfer case (billet alum)
* Scale fuel tank (billet alum)
* Super scaled leaf spring suspension setup
* Scale rims (billet alum)
* Remote lockable rear axle (locking differential)
* Hard plastic rear axle housing
* Steel scale drive shaft
* Realism front cab latch
* Retractable steel ladder
* Molded functional fuel tank (filled with hydraulic oil)
* Automatic trailer gate (do not attempt to open it by hand)
* Retractable steel ladder
* Rear light guard (protect against rock)
* Scale light bucket (fit 3-5mm LED)
* Recommended payload: 16kg/35lbs
* Maximum lift power: 42kg/92lbs
* Rear dump is powder coated white
* Scale fire extinguishers and spare wheel/tire
* Cylinder maximum thrust: 109kg/231 lbs
* Brushed driven motor
* 1000kV Brushless motor-driven micro hydraulic pump
* Length: 687mm/27inch
* Width: 186mm/7.3inch
* Height: 262mm/10.3inch
* Weight: 8kg/17lbs
* Theoretical load: 15kg/33lbs
* Load total mass: 23kg/50lbs
* First gear 1:16, second gear 1:4 (Transmission)
* Basic 6 channel 2.4Ghz radio
* Basic 60T 540 motor
* Gray/Black (Front Cab) and white (dump) color finish
* Powder coated finish (dump)
* 30 days limited warranty
* This product is professionally pre-assembled
* Needed to complete- Battery and charger, Hydraulic oil #VVV-S0014
* Truck part #VV-JD00007
Street price for the Armageddon is $2600 and they are available right now. For more information on the RC4WD Armageddon, and all their other fine products, HERE is the link to the official RC4WD website.
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RC4WD Armageddon Dump Truck Gallery
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Need to beef up that drivetrain of your Axial Wraith? The crew over at RC4WD have just announced some new Extreme Duty XVD Axles that can take some serious punishment. Now you can get in a tight spot, pound the throttle and make it through without hearing that dreaded “Snap”.
* CNC Machined Super Hardened Steel
* Heat treated
* All New Design
* Easy Installation
* 50° Steering Angle (Stock was 32°)
* Designed to fit Axial Wraith Front Axles
* Included- 1x Left and 1X Right RC4WD Extreme Duty XVD Axle
* Part #Z-S0832
Street price is $79 for the set and you can get more information by hitting up the RC4WD Website.
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Want to have the sickest iPhone 5 case at your local bash spot? Sure you do! To claim that title you’ll need one of the new Officially Licensed Mickey Thompson iPhone cases from the crew over at RC4WD. The new case incorporates the famous Baja Claw design right into the case and is sure to turn heads, even on your non-rc friends. Some other information includes-
* Officially Licensed by Mickey Thompson
* Baja Claw Tread design
* Fits iPhone 5
* Molded top and side buttons
* Snug Fit for iPhone
* Part number- #Z-S0726
Look for a street price of $17 on this one, and they are available right now. For even more information on this and all of RC4WD’s products hit up their Official Website.
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RC4WD has just announced a new size of their popular Licensed Baja MTZ tires. These are officially licensed by Mickey Thompson and give a totally trick scale look to your Losi 5IVE-T or HPI Baja 5T/SC. Some of the features include-
* OD: 6.88″(175mm)
* Width: 3.11″(79mm)
* X4 Rubber Compound for good traction and long tread life
* Fits HI Baja 5T Front wheels and Losi Five-T wheels
* Comes with 2 Mickey Thompson Baja MTZ Tires and 2 foam inserts
* Trick Mickey Thompson sticker sheet
Street price is $55 and they are available for pre-order right now over at TGN Distributing. For more information hit up RC4WD’s official WEBSITE.
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Man I can’t even nod off for a few days and the fellers over at RC4WD just keep pushing the envelope every chance they get. What you have here is a handmade tube trailer with steel leaf springs, a working jack lift, steel tool box and working lights called the Big Dog Dual Axle Hauler. She also comes loaded up with 1.55 Dirt grabber tires and billet aluminum wheels. Now I will be the first one to say she is not light on the wallet but if you don’t have the time or the skills sometimes you are better off paying the piper.
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The guys over at RC4WD have outdone themselves this time with their new Jeep JK Rampage Recovery Bumper for the Axial SCX10. This new RC4WD front bumper is officially licensed and has a long list of features.
Heavy Duty Steel Construction
CNC Machined Bumper
Black Powder Coat Finish
Bulldog Winch Mounting Holes
5 mm LED Light Openings
Raised Ends for Better Articulation
Better Clearance for Over-sized Tires
Built In Tow Shackle Mount
Street pricing is expected to be $50 and look for them to be available in early August. Click right HERE for complete information.
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Hey guys it’s always a pleasure to see this tiny obsession of ours get some good airtime on the boob tube. If you are a Scale Crawler fan of any size or shape you have heard of RC4WD, personally I feel like they have one of the best selections of scale gear around. Stacey David’s show about modifying all things automotive is just awesome and having him showcase any form of RC is just that much sweeter!
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For you scale guys, RC4WD teamed up with the King Off-Road Racing Shock Company for a new licensed product! The new King Off-Road Piggyback Shocks with Faux Reservoir. A couple of details for you, they are aluminum, have the King logo, a dual spring design, Hole to hole (Compressed): 2.97inch (75.5mm), Hole to hole (Uncompressed):4.35inch (110.6mm). You get a pair for about $50. Make sure to tell em Big Squid sent ya!
All you scale enthusiasts will be stoked to hear that RC4WD’s popular 6 Lug Wagon 1.9 steel wheels are now available in white. These might just be the perfect rims to finish off your scale project, as they work with all 1.9 axles and tires. Price is $49 a set of 4, and you can view all the specs RIGHT HERE.
New from RC4WD is the Mojave Body Set for the Trail Finder 2 Truck! It’s an injected molded body that comes in white or yellow. Clear lexan window, dash with steering wheel, decal dash sheet, and all the hardware you need to mount it. It does come un-assembled, so you’ll need to put this one together before putting it on your ride. That makes it easier to detail and customize anyway. Price is about $100.
You ever leave your car on the jack when you know that’s not the safest thing to do if you happen to go underneath to wrench on something? You wouldn’t do it on your 1:1 so why would you do it on your scale rig? LOL…Well fear not these trick little Scale Jack Stands from RC4WD will have you covered. The size is slightly bigger than 10th scale but not by much. You can use them for display or if you are building a scale garage, heck…. they are actually fully functional and they look really cool all on their own.
RC4WD is showing off their recently announced but still unavailable Trail Finder 2 kit. Beyond the awesome scale looks, this sequel to the Trail Finder 1 features a newly designed chassis, an all new transfer case, a new R3 2 Speed Transmission, cast Yota axles and plenty of other great features. The truck still doesn’t have a precise release date, but you can be put on the waiting list to fork over $399 when they do become available by heading to the RC4WD store.
RC4WD‘s latest product is not anything you would have expected. It’s a.. ahem… iPhone case… But it’s not just any iPhone case. It’s an officially licensed Mickey Thompson case. Featuring a design lifted straight from the legendary Baja Claw tire tread, it also has a Mickey Thompson logo molded in. The case is made for the iPhone 4 and 4s models, so all you guys stuck in the stone ages with the 3 and 3g are left out in the cold.
The Mickey Thompson iPhone case has a MSRP of $19.99, but RC4WD is selling it for a paltry $16.99. Hit up the RC4WD web site for more info.