If you’re into scale RC, then RC4WD probably sounds familiar to you. Their new Trail Finder 2 Kit offers some awesome features, such as a two-speed transmission, highly detailed bodywork and scale leaf spring suspension to name but a few. It comes with everything you need to get up and running, minus elecronics, including high-grip Mud Thrasher tires and a Mojave body kit. Being RC4WD, durable metal parts will last a lifetime, but a wide range of option and performance parts are also available.
Falling under the ‘YES PLEASE WHERE DO WE TRADE IN OUR SOUL’ category, we just got the press release from RC4WD for their new Predator Tracks. I’m going to state right now this may be one of their most beautiful products yet. They are designed for serious traction all terrain action in sand, snow and probably anything else you can throw in front of them.
They are made from machined billet aluminum with a full bearing setup, and have adjustable track tension for the rubber tracks. They were designed by RC4WD UK and manufactured by RC4WD. You get two sets of tracks for $119! They have kits so you can add them to your AxialSCX-10 or AX-10!
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Scale stuff is so dang cool! RC4WD has teamed with MAXTRAX to make some 1/10 scale Vehicle Extraction and Recovery Boards. Designed to give you vehicle the extra traction you need to get out of a sticky situation, lay down the bright orange boards to gain that little bit of extra grip you need. These should be avaliable on or before 11/17, and a pair will set you back about $18.
RC4WD makes some pretty cool stuff. These new Poison Spyder Diff Covers the for Axial Wraith are flippin’ awesome! Poison Spyder is known all over for doing some killer custom design work, and these licensed diff covers will really bring a killer degree to your Wraith. They will be avaliable next week for just $20.
It was only a matter of time… You can now drive an RC plane, heli, car, truck, crawler, or just about any other RC vehicle with your iPhone or iPod Touch thanks to iPhly and RC4WD! The iPhly incorporates a Spektrum, Futaba, HiTec, Frysky, or Corona RF module into their “case” that surrounds your iDevice. There is an app that interacts with that case that allows you to store models and interact with them. The software supports thousands of models in memory, has EPA, servo reversing, adjustable steering throw, and has modes for both cars and planes/helis. Best of all, it comes in right at $100!
This thing is just crazy cool! Be sure to check out iPhly or RC4WD for more pics and info!
Plastic, nylon, delrin gears… who needs ‘em huh? They’re always a weak link in any drive train and one of the first recommended upgrades when you’re stepping up to the mega power of brushless or high torque crawler systems is to change those gears for some metal equivilents. But even in some situations those metal parts might not be up to the job. RC4WD knows that, and that’s why they’ve introduced a new line of Hardened steel gears for the Axial XR10 super crawler. One kit includes five gears, enough to completely convert one axle to hardened goodness. These gears are a little weightier than the stock gears, which RC4WD says lowers the center of gravity, offering better crawling performance.
RC4WD will be selling them for $39.99, and they should be available very soon. Check out the RC4WD website for more info.
If you’re looking for more ways to add a touch of realism to your scale crawler RC4WD has a couple new officially licensed products from Ballistic Fabrication for you. If you’re not happy with those big, bulky plastic kit axles you’ve been using then you might want to have a gander at the Ballistic Fabrication axle. It features Ballistic’s unique pumpkin style and comes loaded with 2.5:1 ratio gears, high clearance knuckles, 12mm wheel hexes, and measures 7.35″ from hex to hex. Separate axles are available for front or rear applications. You can get it in any color you like, as long as it’s black.
Also available are faux Piggyback shock reservoir caps for RC4WD’s dual spring scale shocks. The caps are CNC machined and anodized in blue or black. The Ballistic Fabrication logo is etched into the surface for an extra touch.
These parts will be available soon directly from the RC4WD store. The axle’s are going for $139.99 each and the shock caps are $19.99 per pair.
Is there anything more important for a scale rig’s realistic looks than authentic full scale logos? RC4WD doesn’t think so, that’s why they’ve been licensing every full scale product they can. This latest product is the Viking Offroad Fairlead winch guide. RC4WD’s miniature version is machined out of aluminum and powder coated with the Viking name engraved on top to finish off the detail.
This piece will be available direct from RC4WD on January 20th. The price will be $11.99. Keep an eye on the RC4WD site for more info.
Looking for a tire for those Top Truck Challenges? This new RC4WD tire might be what you need. The Mickey Thompson Baja Claw TTC 1.9″ offroad tire is a replica of the full scale Baja Claw TTC tire. It’s a licensed tire, and will run you about $25 a pair.
Here’s some video of RC4WD‘s recently announced solid axle conversion chassis, the Hardcore, in action. The Hardcore chassis conversion takes the Traxxas Slash to the next level of realism, with a full on 4-link rear suspension holding on a solid rear axle, just like the full scale short course trucks run. Check the video and then hit up the RC4WD Store for pre-order info.
RC4WD is stepping their game up and bringing more officially licensed awesomeness to the scale builder’s tool box. Not content with just offering Dick Cepek Tires, the group at RC4WD has decided to also grab one of the other big dogs in the field and now have Interco’s Super Swamper TSL/Bogger in their stable of tires. The details that they were able to capture in their mold is mind-blowing. Everything you expect to see on the full scale tire is there on this 1.9″ class tire. They’ll be offered in RC4WD’s soft and sticky Advanced X3 compound, so they should give you more traction than you’ll know what to do with. RC4WD also makes the claim that this is the tallest 1.9″ tire on the market.
The Super Swamper should be available on November 15th at a price of $24.99 per pair with foam inserts and an Interco decal sheet. Check out the RC4WD store for more info.
RC4WD‘s deal with Dick Cepek Tires extends beyond just tires. The new DC Torque wheel is a 1.9″ class beadlock wheel that has all the detail of the full scale version, including a scale wheel nut cover featuring the Dick Cepek logo. They certainly are a fine looking wheel. Expect to pay handsomely for the chance to put these on your rig though. A complete set of 4 will be listed at $129.99. They should be hitting the market around the first of next month.
Wow, you want to turn some heads with your Traxxas Slash? This new upgrade kit from, RC4WD will do that and more! This is the Hardcore Slash G10 Upgrade Kit which turns your 2WD Traxxas Slash into a scale looking beast! The kit is designed with scale looks and performance in mind with a G10 graphite chassis, all new suspension, full differential and custom transmission. There are over 90 parts in this kit to make this new truck, and it looks amazing.
They are taking pre-orders right now. Visit RC4WD for more info!