The folks over at Traxxas have a new version of the TQi that connects your car to your Apple device via Bluetooth. The radio, the TQi with Traxxas Link Module, comes stand alone so you can add it to any car you please, and it also now comes standard with several popular Traxxas cars and trucks.
So what’s the big deal here? After you download the Traxxas Link App to your Apple iPhone/iPad/iPod, the new TQi can connect wirelessly to your device, allowing you to do several things. You can change radio settings wirelessly from your phone, you can manage your custom settings for up to 30 different models, and you can also view real-time telemetry on your phone. Combined with the Traxxas GPS Speed Telemetry Module, you can even view real time speeds on your phone. Right now the Traxxas app is only available for Apple products, but the app for Android is said to be coming soon.
* 6507X: TQi 2.4GHz (4-Channel) with Traxxas Link Wireless Module & 5-channel Receiver, street price $175
* 6509X: TQi 2.4GHz (2-Channel) Traxxas Link Enabled Transmitter with 5-channel Receiver, street price $119
* 6530: TQi 2.4GHz (4-Channel) Traxxas Link Enabled Transmitter
* 6528: TQi 2.4GHz (2-Channel) Traxxas Link Enabled Transmitter
* 6511: Traxxas Link Wireless Module
For complete details hit up This Link over on the official Traxxas website.
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TQi Traxxas Link Equipped Models
If you bash hard, you bend, break, and otherwise obliterate a lot of screws. Unfortunately, most screw kits are over-priced and come with hardware that is just not up to the task at hand.
The crew over at Team KNK have released a Traxxas Basher Bag. The Basher Bag contains 245 pieces of A2 stainless steel hardware to get your truck back up and bashing, all at a reasonable price.
The Basher Bag has a part number of #KNK-Basher, a street price of $20, and they are available right now over on TheToyz website. To get more information on the Team KNK Basher Bag simple hit up This Link to head over to their website.
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Ever hit a jump and land on the rear of your Traxxas Rustler? Depending on how hard you hit, that can result in messed up spur/pinion mesh or it can even crack the magnet in your motor.
To prevent unwanted damage to the rear of the Rustler, T-Bone Racing has come up with a heavy duty rear bumper. Made from thick nylon, their new rear bumper is compatible with the T-Bone B222 wheelie bars and is made to take the worst you can throw at it. The bumper mounts under the chassis, fits the Ruster VXL and XL5, and comes with their Lifetime warranty.
The part number is #62018, they are priced at $14 and are available right now. You can get more information at This Link over on the TBR website.
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Our friends over at Pro-Line recently did a short write up on how to convert your Traxxas Rally or Slash 4×4 over to a dedicated on-road machine. In the article the Pro-Line crew shows you how to mount up a pre-painted scale body and Striker SC on-road tires to your Traxxas, as well as how to properly set up the suspension for on-road use. If you’ve ever been interested in dialing in your Slash 4×4 or Rally for on-road, you can check out the entire article at This Link over on Pro-Line’s blog.
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Want to toughen up that Traxxas Telluride of yours? The crew over at T-Bone Racing have a new Basher Series Front Bumper that is made to take the worst of abuse. Made from sturdy nylon, the bumper comes with a lifetime warranty and provides more protection than the stock unit.
The part number for the TBR Telluride bumper is #62153, it has a street price of $18, and you can find complete information at This Link on T-Bone’s official website.
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TBR Telluride Bumper Gallery
Waterproofing has become something to be expected when buying a bash vehicle. Now Traxxas has updated their Brushless E-Revo and Brushless E-Maxx with waterproof electronics. Traxxas has installed a new Traxxas/Castle MXL-6S speed controller in both trucks to make sure the fun doesn’t stop when the going gets wet.
The part number for the waterproof E-Revo is #56085 and it has a street price of $749. Click Here for full information over on the Traxxas website.
The part number for the waterproof E-Maxx is #39085 and it carries a street price of $699. To get more information hit up This Link.
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Waterproof Traxxas Gallery
Looks like the Toy Fair news from Nuremberg is starting to come in. Check out the new LaTrax Teton powered by Traxxas. It’s an 1/18th scale 4WD Monster Truck, comes RTR with a 2.4Ghz Radio, is waterproof, with part number #76054. Retail price should be $149.
We can’t help but notice it looks like a mini Traxxas Telluride. Even comes in the same colors. Maybe there will be a Grand Teton edition?
Length: 10.16″ (258mm)
Weight (with battery): 19.2oz (55g)
Height (overall): 4.65″ (118mm)
Wheelbase: 6.44″ (163.5mm)
Ground Clearance: 1.18″ (30mm)
Electronic Speed Control: Waterproof Forward/Reverse ESC
Motor (electric): 370 Brushed
Transmission: 10T Pinion / 60T Spur
Drive System: Shaft-Driven 4WD
Included Batteries: 7.2V 6-cell NiMH with Charger
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What do you guys think? Look like a worthy little basher?
Ever broken off the mounting tabs on your Traxxas VXL-3S speed controller? Yes, we have too. Thankfully the folks over at RPM RC are good at solving such problems. RPM has created a new ESC Cage to make sure you esc stays firmly in place, even if you have an older one with the tabs broken off already. Made from engineering grade nylons right here in the USA, the RPM ESC cage can withstand even the toughest of bashing sessions.
The cage comes in two different colors, blue, part number #70605, and black, part number #70602. Street price is $9 and they have a release date of February 13th. Click Here for more information over on the RPM website.
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RPM ESC Cage Gallery
You never know when the next Zombie attack will happen, prepare now with a Pro-Line Apocalypse clear body. Formed from genuine GE Lexan right here in the USA, the Apocalypse Armored Military Styling was designed to stand up to the toughest Zombie hoards and to the rigors of your local bash spot.
The Apocalypse is made to fit the Traxxas Summit, its part number is #3422-00, it has a street price of $32, and they are expected to hit hobby shops in early February. Hit up This Link for full information.
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Pro-Line Apocalypse Gallery
RPM RC has added a new color option to their lineup of Traxxas rod ends, green. The green rod ends will go great with your Grave Digger, Monster Energy, or Kawasaki themed truck. Or, you might be like Brian and simply like the color green.
The part number for the short green rod ends is #80474, while the part number for the longs is #80514. Both come in sets of 12 and have street prices of $9 and $10. For more information simply click This Link to head over to the official RPM website.
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Today we got a sneak peek at the latest creation from Pro-Line, their new Apocalypse clear Lexan body for the Traxxas Summit. As you can see in the picture, it is one tough looking body that will make quite a statement at your local bash spot.
The part number for the Pro-Line Apocalypse is #3422-00, it should have a street price around $35, and you should be able to get your hands on one in early February.
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Be honest.. this body makes you want to own a Summit!
The crew over at T-Bone Racing have come up with a good way to protect that expensive motor on your Traxxas Rustler. Their rear skid plate is made from nylon and is large enough to provide some real protection while you are out bashing. The skid plate is easy to install and comes with T-Bone’s lifetime warranty.
The part number is #62005, it has a street price of $12, and they are available right now. To get full details simply hit up This Link.
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With the kick off of the 2014 Dakar Rally just 2 days away, there are a lot of wrenches spinning down in South America getting ready for one of the toughest races on Earth. One of the coolest trucks entered this year is from Robby Gordon. His bright orange Speed Energy, Toyo Tires, Traxxas backed truck looks trick and ready for some hard miles down south. Gordon’s HST sports a new body design this year, which we think would like mighty good mounted up on an rc vehicle.
For more information on everything Robby Gordon hit up his website, Planet Robby. To learn more about the 2014 Dakar Rally, check out This Link.
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