Pro-Line have just announced some very cool wheels to fit your 17mm hex monster truck like the Traxxas Revo or Summit. An 11 spoke design was utilized, as well as detailed bolt heads and a swept back face to give them a true full scale look.
Intended for heavy duty bashing, Pro-Line made the new F-11′s extra strong with large webbing in the back. The extra webbing should help keep them in one piece even after those second story landings to pavement. The half inch offset makes your truck wider for a tougher looking stance and added stability in the corners.
The new F-11′s come in pairs, the part number is #2742-03, and they have a street price of $15. THIS is a direct link to them on Pro-Line’s website.
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Need a replacement body for your Traxxas Raptor truck? Want to add a new look to your Traxxas Slash? If so, Traxxas has just announced their new Ford F-150 SVT Raptor Body in White. It comes pre-painted saving you time and comes pre-trimmed and ready to mount up. Even the decals have been put on for you!
The part number is #5814X and it has a retail price of $75. For more information on all of the fine products from Traxxas hit up their Official Website.
Consumers have been asking for it ever since the 16th scale Traxxas Grave Digger came out and Traxxas has responded- a 4wd conversion kit. Now you can convert that boring 2wd over to full time 4wd in a jiffy.
* Complete kit, no additional parts required
* Includes front differential, front driveshafts, ball bearings, and front-center driveshaft
* Detailed installation instructions in English and French
* Four-wheel drive performance and handling
* Genuine Traxxas quality and precision
* Part #7252
Retail price is $60 and you can get more information on the official Traxxas Website.
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The Super Diff kits from MIP are legendary for their smooth operation and reliability. Now all you TLR/Losi 22, 22T, and 22SCT owners can rejoice, MIP has just released a new Super Diff for your rig. Part number for the new MIP 22 Super Diff is #12165, and here are some of the features-
* Hardened Alloy Steel for superior strength and Wear!
* American made High Strength diff rings!
* Precision machined for excellent bearing fits!
* MIP Team Tested and Approved!
* Does not include Diff Gear & Stock sealed Bearings!
* Quality made in the USA!
MIP didn’t forget about all you Traxxas Slash drivers, their new #12225 Super Diff pops right into your Slash and helps bring it up to competition level. Some of the features of the MIP Super Diff for the Traxxas Slash include-
* American made High Strength diff rings!
* Improves overall traction during cornering!
* Precision machined for Excellent Bearing Fit
* Hardened U.S. Grade Alloy Steel for Superior Strength & Wear
* Includes MIP Pin Screws for use with Traxxas Stock Drives, MIP X-Duty™, & MIP C-CVD™ Drives
* Lightweight to reduce rotating mass!
* 100% Quality made in the USA!
Retail price for the Losi diff is $35, while retail price for the Traxxas diff is $60. For more information hit up the official MIP Website.
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A good transmitter bag comes in quite handy, they help keep your transmitter clean, they can help pad your transmitter when chucking it into the back of your truck, and they can act as a “catch all” bag for tools, glow plugs, etc. The crew over at Atomik RC have just announced custom formed transmitter bags for both the Traxxas TQi and the TQ.
Part number for the TQi model is #2038 and part number for the TQ model is #2039. Retail price for each bag is $25 and you can get more information at the official Atomik RC Website.
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It’s awesome to see Pro-Line coming out with some new original bodies! Their latest is the Desert Militia for the Traxxas 1/16 E-Revo. Similar to their Rat Rod body, the Desert Militia body is going to have people dusting off their 1/16th scales and show them off with a whole new look! I can’t wait to see the hardcore scale guys throwing real light bars on the roof!
Pro-Line caused a serious stir among the rc community earlier in the week when they teased a picture of their upcoming Rat Rod body for the Traxxas 1/16 E-Revo. It was cool to see Pro-Line take a small step from their normal stuff and put out such a cool scale looking body. Painting the tires to look like white walls is a great, quick and easy step to really bringing the whole look together. We are looking forward to getting our hands on this body, and also have our fingers crossed that Pro-Line produces a similar body in other scales!
Pro-Line Rat Rod Gallery
Check out the video with a slightly different look to it:
Today Wrench (aka Bill) and I loaded up the families and headed to check out this years Monster Jam event in Rosemont Illinois. While everyone had a good time, it all seemed very scripted. Like we were watching WWE with trucks. Grave Digger won all 3 competitions. The race, the wheelie, and the freestyle. And while the truck put on a great show, it almost seemed like the other guys held back a little, and of course Grave Digger was the FINAL truck in the freestyle to end the evening.
There was some AWESOME freestyle quad action that my son thought was incredible, especially when it came to the backflips. Those guys are nuts! There was also quad racing, where it was again very scripted to have the ‘Chicago Team’ win in the final race after all but two vehicles were ‘black flagged’ leaving 1 quad from each team to battle it out on the last lap.
There was one mention of Traxxas when they gave away a Traxxas Monster Jam vehicle to a kid in the audience.
The Jet Powered Smart car shot is for Jim S. Seriously, you need to do this to yours!
In the end it was a good show, and the family was very entertained. The only part that really left the sour taste in my mouth was the price gauging. (This does not include food and souvenirs, that’s expected) I have no problem paying $32 a ticket to be entertained. I HATE paying TicketMaster their $8 convenience fee PER ticket (how is it a convenience for me to do ALL the work? And why is it PER ticket? All I had to do was use type in a 4) I had to pay another $4 to print my tickets myself! And finally to top it off $20 parking fee! Weird.. it was FREE parking a few weeks before for people going to Disney on Ice, and $10 for a previous event.. but this one was $20. Would rather spend that $20 on Monster Truck Snow Cones!
Bill has posted a few of his pictures over on our Facebook Page you can check out as well.
Two of Traxxas’s legendary monster trucks just got even better, they now come not only with the Traxxas TQi radio system and docking base, but they even have telemetry pre-installed. The addition of the on-board telemetry really helps you keep track of what is going on in your truck as you can see real-time data such as speed, engine RPM, engine temperature, and battery voltage. The part numbers stay the same as before, #4907 for the T-Maxx 3.3, and #5309 for the Revo 3.3. Hit up the official Traxxas Website for more information.
Now that you’ve learned about the latest from Traxxas, you can check out older Traxxas news right HERE on BigSquidRC.
The crew over at Traxxas now have a LCG Chassis Conversion Kit to turn your older Slash 4×4 into a lower center of gravity machine. The kit (part #7421) comes with all the parts and hardware needed to convert your Slash 4×4 over to the lower CG configuration.
The conversion kit has a retail price of $75 and you can get more information on Traxxas at their official Website. Hit up THIS link for more Traxxas news right here on BigSquidRC.
The Traxxas crew was out in force at the 2013 Nuremberg Toy Fair showing off their extensive line-up of surface and air machines. Of note was their latest Robbie Gordon off-roaders and their QR-1 & DR-1 air machines. Check out the gallery below to get a feel for their booth.
For more information on Traxxas hit up THIS link for their official website and check out THIS link for all our Nuremberg show coverage right here on BigSquidRC.