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Everybody’s Scalin’ – White Letters

If you’re looking for something that’s both cheap and easy to set your rig off from your buddies, let me suggest white lettering on your tires. When I finished building my new Axial Dingo I thought to myself, “Hmm, this is missing something”. After a trip to the craft store and about 15 minutes time actually performing the job, the above result [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Stoking the Fire

For the longest time now I’ve been planning on building a super scaled out, high performance 1.9 trail rig. It’s just that other responsibilities (aka different r/c’s) have always led to this project being stuck perpetually “on the drawing board”. No more! A massive amount of stuff has been ordered and as you can see in above pic, it’s time to [...]

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Axial Wraith Spawn – Let the upgrades begin!

Hey Squidders, sorry I have been MIA for a couple of weeks, had some family issues that needed attending to. I’m back with some updates on the Wraith Spawn build thats been on my bench for a bit. When we left off I was getting ready to take it for it’s first spin and see how things play out. Which [...]

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Axial SCX10 Mud Truck Conversion: Part Two

Before we get started, you can click here for Part One if you missed it. Building the trucks? Easy. Building the mud pit? PITA. This is the numero uno thing I’ve learned about racing r/c mudders. And of course the day we picked to build the track and run these vehicles just so happened to be 95 degrees with high humidity [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Prepping for the Mud

Happy Friday everyone. This column is going to be a bit short this week as I’m working on a myriad of things, most notably writing part two of this article detailing my Axial SCX10 mud truck and getting in some wheel time on various product reviews that I hope to post before long. So given that I’ve been in the mud [...]

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Axial SCX10 Mud Truck Conversion: Part One

I’ve always been one to champion the Axial SCX10 for its versatility. The truck can be counted on to do a bunch of stuff with minimal work. For a personal example of this, I recently wrote a couple articles showcasing how easy it is to turn it into a pulling truck. With that in mind, a product recently hit the marketplace that [...]

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Vanquish Products – Method Roost 1.9 beadlock

Vanquish Products put out a new wheel today for you 1.9 scalers. The Method Racing Roost is a fully licensed high performance beadlock wheel for your 1.9 scaler. It features precision machining with the Method logo milled into the surface of the wheel for maximum scale effect. At this time they are only available in black and clear coated aluminum [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – So Much News

It’s been awhile since I’ve done one of these posts discussing news as 2015 has been pretty slow on the “major scaling news” front. We’ve had lots of accessory announcements, but nothing huge. Heck, using last year at this time as an example, the hobby was caught up in Yeti-Mania. There really hasn’t been anything released in the segment this [...]

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New scaler from MST – the CMX

Hot off the internets Max Speed Technology just announced this little gem. The CMX scaler. I’ve been waiting to see who would come along and crash the scaler party and it looks like MST is wading into those waters. Will MST be able to penetrate in such an Axial dominated segment? I think if anyone can pull it off it [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Flexing that SCX10

Last year I wrote a piece lampooning the seemingly instinctive need many scalers have, particularly noobs, for crazy amounts of suspension flex. I was then taken to task via e-mail (rightfully, I might add) for not really explaining what exactly the ideal amount is. Fret not, as this week I shall atone for this past grievence. While I’m focusing on [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – The Deal with Axle Tubes

Earlier this week Gmade announced they were releasing factory axle tube weights for their Sawback trucks and it got me thinking – hey, I’ve never talked about axle tubes! In all the popular scaler axle housings, the space between your pumpkin gears and axle tip is typically empty, save for the dog bone. The axle tube inserts into this area, therefore [...]

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Everybody's Scalin' - What Exactly is "Scaling" Anyways…

Ever since the moniker of “scaler” was given to an r/c vehicle that closely resembled a full size off-road truck, the term “scaling” has been used to describe the process of going out and running them. But what exactly does it mean? I think the general accepted definition of scaling is “to go out on a trail run or go rock [...]

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BEAST II 6×6…. “Behind the Build”

When you first open the box you are just astonished at the sheer magnitude of all the cool looking pieces and dozens of screw bags and then it hits you… Where am I gonna put all this stuff during the build? What I opted to do was use my main workspace as the build area and then use my portable [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – DIY

For my money, one of the coolest things about the scaling genre is that even though it’s become super popular, with so many RTR’s readily available…it’s still a very Do It Yourself (DIY) type of thing. I’m not even really talking about the mass influx of kits. Yes, they are popular, but the same could be said about that in regards to [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Hard Bodies vs. Lexan Shells

One of the most divisive subjects when it comes to scaling is what kind of body to use. No, I don’t mean Ford or Chevy, I mean fully interior’d, abs plastic or styrene hard bodies vs. standard lexan shells. Many of the truly hardcore types believe that a hard body is the only way to go for a “true” scaler. A [...]

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