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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Monsterizing a Monster Truck

Hello gang, I hope everyone is having a most fantastic Friday. I’ve spent the past week starting the mod process on my SMT10 and want to show off what I’ve done thus far. Remember those recently announced JConcepts Ford bodies? One of them magically found its way to my mailbox, specifically a ’93 Super Cab. The early 90’s were a glorious time for monster trucking, so [...]

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KMC 2.2 XD820 Grenade Aluminum Beadlock Wheels

KMC 1.9 and 2.2 Aluminum Beadlocks From Incision RC

Who likes scale and cheap? *everyone raises their hand*. The new officially licensed KMC XD820 Grenade wheels from Incision RC do just that. With an all aluminum design, you can pick up a set for just over $60 at Amain Hobbies. Whether you choose from silver or black, both give killer scale points to your rig without breaking the bank. Get more [...]

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Everybody's Scalin' - Scaled Out RC4WD Trail Finder 2 Projec…

The time has come for my big fall project, and oh, what a glorious build it shall be. The first RC4WD Trail Finder 2 that I got my hands on was the red RTR rig we used for the review. It’s since been beaten on pretty good by way of numerous product reviews and general usage. She’s in good shape for the [...]

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d-like updates the Re-R Hybrid drift chassis and Real dri gy…

D-Like announced new versions of their heralded Re-R Hybrid chassis and Real Dri Gyro Premium . Based out of Japan’s southern Kumamoto prefecture, this shop has been at the forefront of weight shift style. The Re-R was the first design to utilize high sprung weight (the battery) to increase body roll – this style lends itself to realistic driving lines [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Duratrax Scaling Tires Discussion

Apologies for no column last week, gang. I wound up being caught in travel with (gasp) no internet connection where I was staying. I’ll try not to let that happen again! Anyways, on to it. Over the last couple weeks, various staffers have been posting reviews of Duratrax scaling tires. You can click here for the 1.9 Approach and here for [...]

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Drift Arms Race!

The RC drift scene continues to up the ante, this time with an arms race! For the advanced drifter looking for additional tweaks take a look at the new Overdose and Wrap Up Next rear arms. Available in standard 2.5mm or 3mm arm pins, these should fit most RC drifters on the market today. Overdose brings a new design with [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – All About the SMT10

Axial has done it. There is finally a legit, ready to run solid axle monster truck about to hit the market. This has been a loooooong time coming. First off, many long time readers know I love monster trucks. Look, I love scale 4×4’s and trailing….but I LOOOOOVE me some monster trucks. Full size monsters are my first memory as a [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – A Few More Stereotypes

Last week’s column on scaling stereotypes was some of the most fun I’ve had writing for Big Squid. Based on reader response, it would seem that it was the case for many of you as well. So with Axialfest going on this weekend and the odds that some news will break during it (outside of the SCX102 RTR which was just [...]

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RC Oahu Trigger RWD Chassis – Japan exclusive

Following up on last week’s The Cub Report, let’s take a look at RC Oahu’s Trigger chassis. This one is said to be limited to 50 units and brings a few tweaks to popular trends in the drift scene.

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Fun With Scaling Stereotypes

Many of us that have been trailing for a good amount of time seem to see the same type of personalities come and go – ESPECIALLY those in a club or group. I figure the time is right to poke some fun at the stereotypes that have cropped up over the years. And before I get any angry e-mails, please remember this [...]

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Yokomo RWD YD2 On Tour – First Peak!

If you follow professional RC drifting you know that Yokomo‘s YD2 dominated the RWD

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Pandora RC – Toyota Altezza BN Sports drift body

Pandora RC recently released the Toyota ALTEZZA/BN Sports 1:10 drift body. Better known as the Toyota IS 300 in the USA. BN Sports is a top shelf 1:1 aero parts and tuning company, and has been partnering with Pandora RC to put out these highly modified body shells that come with a full body kit included – no need to [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Traveling With Your Scaler Responses

Two weeks ago I posted that I planned to go on vacation with my scaler, and asked if any experienced readers had tips to share. Boy, did you guys ever come out in force! Thank you to everyone who replied. Here are a couple I find particularly informative. The first was from Daniel S. He is part of the RC4WD Recon G6 team [...]

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Everybody's Scalin' For the Weekend - Tamiya, Where Art Thou…

Before getting into the topic at hand, big kudos to RC4WD for hiring Richard Trujillo and John Thornton. While I do not know either personally, I have been following their work for years via message boards. Trujillo is also especially notable as of late because he is the brains behind the Vaterra Ascender. Huge get for RC4WD. Ok, back to our [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – The Travelin’ Man

My wife and I have booked a week long northern California trip for this fall, so naturally the first thing to hit my mind was “How can I get my scaler out there safely so I can trail in the mountains?” This is the question that many of us ask when heading to a vacation destination with cool terrain. I blame [...]

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