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RC4WD Dick Cepek Fun Country 1.9” Scale Tires
The latest in scale authentic tires from RC4WD are Dick Cepek Fun Country 1.9s. These not only give you the ultra scale look that is so hot now days, but they also come in a super soft/sticky compound to give loads of traction while out on the trail.

* Fully licensed by Dick Cepek
* Outer diameter- 3.95″
* Width- 1.41″
* Fits 1.9″ wheels
* Weight- 1.9oz
* Comes in X2 SS compound

The part number is #Z-T0116, street price is $25 per pair, and you can get more information over on the official RC4WD Website.

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RC4WD Gelande II Truck Kit w/Defender D90 Body

Happy Friday! I hope everyone out there is in as good a mood as I am. The weather is FINALLY turning around, my beloved St. Louis Blues just landed a star goalie (Ryan Miller), my favorite band just released an awesome new record (Drive-by Truckers), my favorite game has a sequel coming out in a couple days (Dark Souls) and I have an RC4WD Gelande 2 on the way! Yes, a great week indeed.

RC4WD announced the Gelande 2 (G2) last year and it’s been on my “to-do” list ever since. After recently finishing up a few different builds I’m finally ready to give this thing a whirl. I’d show some unboxing photos but the kit is still enroute to my LHS for pickup. Hopefully next week I can show it off. I already have 2 scale Jeeps in my fleet so I’m pretty pumped to add a “Landy” to the collection. I can’t wait to build it up and post my impressions and some video.

For you whippersnappers out there, the G2 kit is based on the legendary Land Rover Defender Ninety (D90). Just hearing “D90″ brings to mind images of a bright yellow truck tearing through the jungle or driving through a river with water up to the windshield (thanks to the Camel Trophy Series, more on this in a minute). Whereas the American born Jeep has always exuded more of a macho aura (open top, removable doors, big tires), the British Land Rover gives off a more a more refined aura (simple box design, very tall with lots of cargo space/extra seating). This used to be the case at least. Anyways, the kit looks trick what with a chassis mounted servo, front mounted motor that feeds into a transfer case, and that super detailed D90 hardbody.

RC4WD Gelande II Truck Kit

For many people in my age bracket (I turned 30 last week) the Land Rover is synonymous with the aforementioned Camel Trophy Series. The series ran annually throughout the 80′s and 90′s and was a wild cross country race pitting man and machine vs. the elements. The location changed every year (frozen wastes of Siberia to the jungles of the Amazon) but the one constant was the brand of vehicle: yup, the Land Rover. I used to catch clips of the race when watching old motorsports highlight shows and thought it was the coolest. If you want to waste some time on your Friday, check out this old series documentary on YouTube. They put these trucks through pure hell!

The Camel series was actually a very big inspiration for the r/c Axial RECON G6 Adventure Series. Next week look for my interview with series founder/director/scale freak Brian Parker as well as information on the upcoming April 12 St. Louis stop of the tour (of which Big Squid will have a big presence). Have a great weekend!

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RC4WDUltra Scale Hardened Steel Driveshaft set for Tamiya Bruiser
RC4WD has a sweet new Hardened Steel Driveshaft Set for all you Tamiya Bruiser owners. The driveshafts are made from hardened steel to be extra tough and they were designed to look just like their full scale counterparts.

* Weight- 2.75oz
* Shaft end hole size- .2″
* Shaft outer diameter- .3″
* Short shaft travel distance- 3.15″-3.74″
* Long shaft travel distance- 5.11″-5.7″

The part number is #VVV-S0107, the street price is $89, and you can get more information by clicking Right Here.

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RC4WD Steering Knuckles Axial SCX10
Stock plastic parts aren’t known for their durability, therefore the crew over at RC4WD have announced new aluminum steering knuckles for the Axial SCX10. Black in color, these knuckles look the part and should be difficult to destroy on those long trail drives.

* CNC machined from billet aluminum
* Easy to install
* Weight (each)- 0.35oz

The part number is #Z-S1216, they have a street price of $29, and they are available right now. Hit up This Link for more information over on the official RC4WD website.

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1/12 Scale Earth Mover 870K Hydraulic Wheel Loader
The 12th scale Earth Mover 870k Hydraulic Wheel Loader from RC4WD is one of the biggest, heaviest, most expensive products we’ve ever posted on BigSquidRC. The Earth Mover 870 is a beast, weighing in at over 45 lbs with a length of 29 inches. It is constructed from CNC machine aluminum parts and was designed for years of punishment.

* Steel bucket
* Yellow powder coated finish
* 2 speed transmission
* Includes 2.4GHz 6 channel radio system
* Steel hydraulic system
* Big 29.5-25L-5 tires
* Sturdy hydraulic valve & adjustable pump
* 40 amp brushless ESC
* Bucket force- 154 lbs
* Max bucket height- 18″
* 30 day warranty

The Earth Mover has a part number of #VV-JD00013 and they are expected to start shipping in late March. The street price for owning one of the biggest, baddest rc machines on the market isn’t cheap, it is $3,300 plus $450 for shipping. Click Here for more information over on the RC4WD website.

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RC4WD Dick Cepek Gun Metal 7 2.2 Beadlock Wheels
RC4WD creates a lot of great looking gear but their new Dick Cepek Gun Metal 7 wheels might be the best yet. These sharp looking 2.2″ internal beadlock wheels are officially licensed by Dick Cepek and have an amazing amount of scale detail. They look so good that even Cubby wants a set.

* CNC machined aluminum
* DC logo on wheel nut cover
* Outer diameter- 2.2″
* Width- 1.15″
* Uses standard 12mm hex
* Weight- 3.06oz each

The part number for the Dick Cepek wheels is #Z-W0170, they have a street price of $129 for a set of four, and you can get more information at This Link.

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RC4WD King Off-Road Short Course Racing Shocks
Looking for a trick new set of shocks for your short course truck? If so, RC4WD has some new units on the market. Their new sct shocks are officially licensed by King Off Road and have a very nice scale appearance. The come in two different lengths, 90mm for Traxxas Slash front, and 110mm for Slash rear. Machined from billet aluminum the King Off Road shocks should be tough to bust while out bashing.

The part number for the rears is #Z-D0041, the fronts are #Z-D0043, both have a street price of $39 per pair, and both are available right now. Hit up This Link for more information.

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RC4WD Compass 1.9 Scale Tires
The RC4WD crew has been putting out some amazing looking products for years now. Their latest product, Compass 1.9 Scale Tires, have just been announced and should make a nice option for your scale/trail rig. Some of their specifications include-

* Weight- 3.1oz each
* Uses a reinforced sidewall
* Comes in advanced X2 SS compound
* Outer diameter- 4.78″
* Inner diameter- 1.88″

The part number is #Z-T0113, they have a street price of $25, and they are available right now. Hit up This Link for more information.

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RC4WD Winch Mount Twin Hammers
Looking for a sano way to mount a winch on your Vaterra Twin Hammers? If so, the folks over at RC4WD have you dialed. Their new winch mount provides a solid mounting point and looks slick.

* Black anodized finish
* CNC machined
* Easy installation
* Made for Bulldog winch
* Built in Fairlead
* Width- 1.79″
* Length- 2.23″
* Weight- 0.55oz

The part number for the winch mount is #Z-S1087, they have a street price of $29, and they are available right now. For more information hit up This Link over on the official RC4WD website.

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RC4WD Aluminum Short Course Wheels
What are some of the trickest and most expensive wheels that you can buy for your short course truck? That would be the aluminum, fully licensed, Mickey Thompson Classic Lock wheels from RC4WD. Their aluminum design should help make them extra tough while out bashing and give them the ultimate in scale realism.

* Wheel Size- 2.2/3.0″
* Uses 12mm hex mount
* Silver finish
* Width- 1.48″
* Weight- 4.45oz each
* Includes two different hub offsets (Slash front, Slash rear)
* Fits Slash, Slash 4×4, Associated 4×4, HPI Blitz & others

These fine wheels have a part number of Z-W0145, they have a street price of $59 per pair, and they are available right now. To get more of the scoop simply click This Link.

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The Vaterra Twin Hammers has a pretty strong following, so it’s only natural that the hop-up parts keep coming for this cool ride. RC4WD has announced Aluminum Front Arms that should help your bling and durability factors greatly.

* CNC Machined
* Improved Strength
* OEM Fit
* Total Length: 2.74in / 69.7mm
* Total Width: 1.45in / 37mm
* Weight: 1.72oz / 49g

Product Number: Z-S1164

The part number is Z-S1164, and the street price will run around $46.99.

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RC4WD Patriot 2.2 Beadlock Wheel
For all you scale enthusiasts, RC4WD has recently announced Patriot 2.2″ Beadlock Wheels for your rig. These heavy duty wheels are CNC machined from aluminum and come with scale detailing to make your truck look good while out trail driving.

* Outer diameter- 2.2″
* Width- 1.28″
* Fits on standard 12mm Hex
* Weight- 3.73oz each

The part number for the Patriots is #Z-W0158, they have a street price of $129 for a set of four, and they are available right now. For more information hit up This Link to head over to the official RC4WD website.

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RC4WD Onyx 1.9 Beadlock Wheels
The crew over at RC4WD keeps on putting out neat looking scale products. Take a look at one of their latest products, Onyx 1.9 Beadlock Wheels. These high zoot aluminum wheels not only look good, but should be extra tough while on the trail.

* CNC machined from aluminum
* Murdered out black anodizing
* Outer diameter- 1.9″
* Width- 1.06″
* Weight- 2.45oz each
* Uses 12mm hex

The part number for the Onyx wheels is #Z-W0156, they have a street price of $119, and they are available right now. Hit up This Link for more information.

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