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Upgrading the Servo in a Traxxas TRX-4

The Traxxas TRX-4 is a great vehicle out of the box, but there is always room for improvement. The most effective upgrade that you can do over stock is upgrading the steering servo to a more burly unit. Here, I’ll show you how. The Hitec HS-5646WP has proven itself time and time again in my scalers since I started using them in [...]

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Monster Truck Madness #14 – The Summit Showed the Way

The hobby has gone Traxxas TRX-4 mad as of late, but for this edition of MTM I want to look at the truck where it got all its mojo from – the Summit. The Traxxas Summit was originally released in 2009 and is still available today, albeit with several upgrades from the OG unit. Based on the Revo platform, it has [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – A Home Run

I’d assume that most anyone reading this weekly scaling blog has probably already read our Traxxas TRX-4 review, but in case you haven’t you can click here to check it out. I’ve got to give it to Traxxas here- instead of jumping into the crawling game with a “me-too” rig several years ago when everyone was clamoring for them to, they [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Another Week, Another Tease

It never fails that after I submit my weekly Scalin’ on a Friday morning, some kind of news breaks later in the day. Seems there is a lot of that going on lately. The “Traxxas Scaler” now has a name, the TRX-4, as well as proper photos showing a pre-production model doing its thing in the wild. The Land Rover Defender body looks [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – The Traxxas Scaler

You guys knew I’d be talking about the Traxxas truck this week, right? When I first saw the photos making their rounds last weekend, I actually thought it was a hoax at first. People have done this several times in regards to Traxxas releasing a scaler. It took awhile before I could confirm it was real, but yes, it was indeed. I [...]

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Traxxas and Bigfoot 4×4 Teaming Up?

Being our resident monster truck fanatic here at Squid HQ, the first part of the year is always most exciting to me. January – March is officially “Monster Truck Season” as that’s when all the various circuits are running indoors at stadiums and arena each weekend. As such, this time of year is also when the teams debut their new paint [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Is Axial the Top Dog?

Hola everyone. Welcome to the 2nd Anniversary of Everybody’s Scalin’. Yeah, I can’t believe the Squid crew has put up with me for two years either. The best part about doing this each week? My wife has an English degree from a top flight, hoity toity university while I’m just a doofus that plays with toys….yet I’m the person with a weekly [...]

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T-Bone Racing XV Series Front Bumper Traxxas Slash

T-Bone Racing New 2015 XV Series Front Bumper for the Traxxa…

There are “Putt around in the backyard at 5 mph” bashers, then there are “Go to the local skate park and huck it over the fence” BASHERS. If you own a Traxxas Slash and fall into the second category, then you’ll be interested in the new 2015 XV Series of bumpers from T-Bone Racing. The XV series is TBR’s newest product [...]

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Luxury RC Traxxas Slash 2WD Speed Controller Plate

Luxury RC Traxxas Slash 2WD Speed Controller Plate

Luxury RC has announced a new ESC Plate for the Traxxas Slash 2wd. The plate allows for the sano install of an ESC in the center line of the truck and they are available in either red or blue. The plate comes with everything needed for the install and has a limited one year warranty. The esc plate is priced at [...]

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Everybody's Scalin' For the Weekend - First Drag Racing Expe…

I’ve long been a casual NHRA fan but “something always came up” when the tour rolled through town. I’d always put it off until next year…for around 10 consecutive years. After missing last year’s show I drew a line in the sand and said “Come hell or high water, I will go see a nitro race this year”. Thankfully, my [...]

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Team KNK Slash 4 X 4 Stainless Hardware Kit

Team KNK Traxxas Slash 4 X 4 Stainless Hardware Kit

One of the best improvements you can make to any truck is upgrade hardware. Upgrade screws won’t strip as easily and can be considerably stronger than the stock hardware. The crew over at Team KNK have announced a new Stainless Hardware Kit for the Traxxas Slash 4×4. The kit contains 184 pieces and includes all the 2.5mm, 3mm and 4mm [...]

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Luxury RC Aluminum Tie Bar

Luxury RC Aluminum Tie Bar

You know that fiberglass bar that holds the front hinge pins on your Traxxas 2wd? They have been know to break and they definitely don’t look high tech. The folks over at Luxury RC have new aluminum front tie bars that not only look high-zoot, but are also tougher than stock. These are available in four different colors- blue, red, [...]

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RPM Spare Tire Carrier Traxxas Slash

RPM Spare Tire Carrier for Traxxas Slash 2wd & 4wd

I don’t have to tell you guys that it’s all about scale realism now days. You see it creeping into more new car releases, and we see the trend every time we go bashing. The good guys over at RPM have announced a Spare Tire Carrier that fits the Traxxas Slash 2wd and 4×4. Their spare tire carrier is a great [...]

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Traxxas to Pro-Line Shock Guide

Pro-Line Guide for Interchanging with Traxxas Shocks

So maybe you’ve been thinking about upgrading the shocks on your Traxxas but aren’t quite sure what will fit. Pro-Line has done all the leg work and now have a handy chart to show you exactly which of their Pro-Spec and PowerStroke shocks will fit your ride. Check out the images above and below to find out which Pro-Line shocks [...]

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Killerbody Alfa Romeo Traxxas XO-1

Killerbody RC 1/7 Alfa Romeo 8C Body for the Traxxas XO-1

There aren’t a whole lot of aftermarket body choices for the Traxxas XO-1 but the folks over at Killerbody RC are out to change that. They have previously released a Corvette body for the Traxxas high speed machine and now they have added an Alfa Romeo 8C body to their catalog. The Alfa was careful modeled after its full scale counterpart [...]

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