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Everybody’s Scalin’ – They Call Me the Squeaker

We’ve all been on a run with The Squeaker. You know, the person whose vehicle makes an incessant SKREE SKREE SKREE on every revolution of the motor. Depending on the severity, this ranges from “slightly annoying” to “please kill me now”. While not necessarily the result of a serious problem, this sound is the hallmark cry of a poorly maintained vehicle with odds better [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Body Musings

A body is everything in r/c these days, especially when it comes to an RTR. Compared to, oh I dunno, say 15 years ago when almost everything came with a generically striped & painted unlicensed lid, today’s stuff is downright mind blowing. Manufacturers all across the board, whether makers of touring cars, off-road buggies, or (of-course) scalers, are all trying to [...]

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RC4WD Flat Nasty Fallout Recon-G6

Flat Nasty Off-road Park hosted the Missouri edition of the Recon G6 for the 2nd year in a row and for good reason. Nestled in southern Missouri Flat Nasty features some incredible terrain weather you like to wheel 1:1 crawlers, ATVs and UTVs and even the rock bouncers stop by to huck themselves at Missouri’s southern hills on occasion. Its [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – When Roll Bars Ruled the Earth

When I finally nabbed an RC4WD Trail Finder 2 a couple months back, the first thing I did was add the bitchin’ light bar and auxilary lighting system made for it. While they are truly nice pieces, a full review isn’t necessarily called for. However, me being me, a rant celebrating yester-year in their stead IS completely necessary. I’m a simple guy [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Baja Rey More Like Baja Bae

It isn’t often that I let out an audible gasp when seeing a new product release, but Team Losi accomplished such a feat yesterday when showing off their Baja Rey for the first time. The news release came out in the morning, and I was messing around with my phone before heading into the office. When I scrolled across the [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Onward to the BIGFOOT Open House

Fresh off the Chi-Town crew holding a big bash, there is no rest for the wicked as we will be at the BIGFOOT 4×4 Open House in Pacific, MO (just outside St. Louis) this weekend- Saturday April 23rd to be more precise. The Open House is an annual event put on by the Bigfoot monster truck team which is held at their shop. [...]

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Chi-Town RC Crawlers First Outing

It only took the power of social media 11 days and a not-so-typical 60 degree day in February for the Chi-Town RC Crawlers to come out of the woodwork. On February 17, an independent Facebook Group, Chi-Town RC Crawlers, was created giving Chicagoland RC crawler and rock racer enthusiasts a place to call their virtual home. In under two weeks [...]

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Review – Boom Racing Boomerang Type G scale shocks

Whats up gang, Evol here with a little product review goodness for ya. With spring time finally arriving here in the midwest a lot of us would be RC’ers have come out of hibernation to hit the trails and do a little scaling. AsiaTees had sent me some Boom Racing Boomerang Type G scaler shocks to test out and I [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Don’t Be a Fool

Ya know, the same questions are always popping up on the scale crawling boards so I figure today is the perfect day to address many of the most popular ones and give some 100% concrete advice. – Shock Size. Bigger is ALWAYS better. The longer shocks you have, the higher your ride is, which means it’s easier to climb over obstacles [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Good Things on Good Friday

You know, being angry or annoyed sure does make it easier to write something usually (just ask Cubby, LOL). Because of this, many times it’s very easy to overlook the good. And since the boss let us out of jail a day early this week (here’s a secret, I’m writing this on Thursday) I’m in a festive mood. Let’s celebrate [...]

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Incision RC – Stainless link kit for your Axial Bomber

Incision RC reached out to us today to tell us about their new stainless link kits available for your Axial Bomber It’s an 8 pc set to beef up your Axial RR10 Bomber. Being that these are from the Incision line they are made of 1/4 inch stainless steel and come in at a lower price point than the titanium [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – To Bling or Not to Bling

To bling or not to bling, that is the question I’m asking this week. I’ve got a project monster truck in the works and I plan on hanging a pair of Vanquish F9’s under it. It’s going to be my first purchase of complete machined housings and as such the question above is on my mind. You see in most of r/c [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – I Shall Call Him “Mini Me”

Hopefully everyone enjoyed reading our review of the RC4WD Trail Finder 2 that went up a couple days ago. As luck would have it the winter weather broke and the last two weeks had lots of high 60’s weather – perfect for scaling. And what a time was had! I think the review spells it out pretty well, but it was a lot [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Keep Moving Forward

If you aren’t moving forward then you are either standing still or going backwards. Here at Big Squid we like to think we are always moving ahead. At the very least we certainly try. Scale trucks have always been sort of an oddity around here when it comes review time. When driven in comparison to your standard track/basher vehicle they are [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Can You Dig It?

One of the noob questions that routinely shows up on the crawler boards (usually followed by several sarcastic answers) is “What is a Dig Unit?“. It really is easy to forgive the question though because digs have been going the way of the dodo since competition crawling’s popularity took a nose dive following the scale boom. Still, you can find dig [...]

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