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Hop-Ups Reviews’ Category

Have I mentioned to yall how much I love the Aluminum Bling? Well I was tickled a bit when Brian asked me to toss on all the Hop Ups just released for the Dominus 10SC and the soon to be released sibling the 10TR. As a relatively new name in the RC World I was anxious to see what benefit these hop ups would offer the entry level market this truck is geared towards. Keep reading to find out…


THE Pro-Line Pro-2 LCG Performance Chassis for Traxxas Slash Review

There are a number of companies making LCG chassis’s for the Traxxas Slash and Pro-Line is the most recent to throw their hat in the ring. Pro-Line has a rep for putting out the coolest of the cool, and the best of the best, so how does their new Pro-2 LCG chassis stack up? Let’s find out…


THE MIP Pro4mance Losi Ten SCTE Chassis and Tuning Package Review

mip losi ten scte

Do you remember the era of the factory works bikes in motocross? The late 1970′s and early 1980′s? Well I do, and I lusted for a full on factory works bike back then, and today I lust after a full on factory works rc truck. Today we’ll be taking a look at the MIP Pro4mance pack for the Losi SCTE, a kit that might very well be capable of taking an already stellar off road machine to an unprecedented level, the level of a full on works machine. Does the MIP Pro4mance kit live up to those extremely optimistic expectations? Read on find out…


I received a set of Atomic’s new wheels for the Mini-Z Moto. I hadn’t put much thought around it but I realized that these are in fact aluminum wheels while the stock Mini-z Moto wheels are cast out of a heavier metal. On a Mini-Z, switching to an aluminum wheel you rarely end up saving weight. Would the weight savings translate to lower rotational mass and quicker acceleration? Would a motorcycle’s handling greatly be impacted by lower the weight of the wheels? Let’s find out!


THE Axial EXO Terra Buggy Hop Ups Review

axial exo hop ups

The Axial EXO Terra Buggy is a very competent bash-mobile, but who can resist hopping it up? This week we’ll be taking a look Axial’s full line-up of hop-up parts for their EXO Terra Buggy. Are they just for bling, or do they toughen it up to the next level? Let’s find out…


GH Racing – Wraith Hop Up Review
gh racing axial wraith hop ups

The Axial Wraith has been a very popular vehicle for crawlers and bashers alike. Whenever a vehicle gains that sort of popularity, the hop-up parts are not far behind. We recently got our hands on a handful of Wraith Hop-Up parts from GH Racing, got them installed, and have been beating on them for a while now. Let’s see how they have stacked up…


THE Pro-Line Losi XXX-SCT/SCB Front Inboard Hub Review

pro-line front hub

So we own a Losi Ten SCTE, several of them actually. We also own several Losi XXX-SCT’s and SCB’s. All good, right? Wrong. You see the SCTE uses different rims than the SCT and SCB. And… on top of that, the SCT/SCB’s use different rims on the front than they do in the rear. So while virtually all I drive/race are Losi short course vehicles, I have this ridiculously huge inventory of tires because I can’t mix them between vehicles.

Guess what? The smart guys over at Pro-Line Racing also saw this problem and addressed it. This week I’m reviewing their front inboard hub kit that allows the use of SCTE rims (and Pro-Lines Pro-Trac rims and Associated SC10 4×4 rims) on the front of the Losi XXX-SCT and SCB.

Animus Hop-Up Parts Review

animus hop ups

For a lot of bashers, it’s all about the hop ups. How much bling can you add to your ride? Some do it for looks, some do it for durability, but we all do it. Every time I’m online, or at a hobby shop, I can’t help but look to see what I can add to my ride. The Helion RC guys recognized this need for bling, and have released a full line of hop-up parts for the Animus. How did the install go? Are we blingtastic? Keep reading to find out..


THE Pro-Line Traxxas Performance Transmission Review

pro-line transmisison

Traxxas has sold roughly 9.412 zillion 2wd Slash’s/Bandit’s/Rustler’s/Stampede’s, and while they are a bashing staple and are generally solid trucks, they aren’t without fault. For example, how many of you Slash owners out there have blown out more than a few (dozen) spur gears? How many of you Stampede owners have cooked a few motors? Hey, you Bandit owners, how many slippers have you melted down when running big brushless power? The stock Traxxas transmission certainly has plenty of room for improvement. Pro-Line saw the need and decided to have a go at fixing all those issues (and more) with their new performance transmission. Did they succeed? Read on…


Firelands Anza LCG Conversion for Traxxas Slash Review

It seems like forever ago that we heard about the Firelands Group was going to be putting out a LCG (Low Center of Gravity) Chassis upgrade for the Traxxas Slash. Then when we finally got to see a picture, we thought WOW, this could be interesting! Then we got one in our hands, it was time to put it to the test! We dusted off our 2WD Traxxas Slash, and got to work! Keep reading to see how it went..


strc wraith hop ups

We recently got our hands on a boatload of ST Racing Concepts hop-ups for the Axial Wraith. A large portion of the parts are cosmetic, but several are functional. Once we get them all installed and some wheel time with them, we will write up more of a complete review.

strc wraith hop ups
We decided to start with the Aluminium Motor Plate and the Aluminum Transmission Back Plate. Our man Wrench cleared a spot on the work bench and we were ready to go..


pro-line trencher

 A lot of companies say that they make monster truck tires… But do they really make your truck a monster? Proline has just come out with a tire that will for sure make your truck a monster, they call them their Trencher X tires. Keep reading to get the scoop.. READ MORE

THE Novak GTB2/SS Pro 8.5T Brushless Sportsman Racing System Review

Novak GTB2

Novak has an ace up its sleeve- their GTB2 system comes all soldered up ready to be put into your short course truck. Is it a quality system? Is having everything soldered up really that convenient? Is is fast enough to do that job? Is it worth your money? Read on…