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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Traxxas has updated their XO-1 speed run car for 2014. What might some of the updates be?
* BNG (bold new graphics)
* It no longer comes with batteries to save you some cash
The rest of the car looks to be identical to the previous version with Castle ESC and brushless motor, TQi controller, etc.
The part number for the 2014 XO-1 is #6407X, it should have a street price of right around $699, and they have a shipping date of January 3rd. For more information simply click This Link.
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2014 Traxxas XO-1 Gallery
We teased this a while back, but now it’s official. Check out the ST Racing Concepts Slash 4×4 1/8th E-Buggy Conversion kit. Some people call a conversion like this the backslash, but STRC is going with E-Buggy. It’s been a year since their 4×4 LCG Conversion kit, and this conversion is looking just as cool!
Advantages of this conversion are that it’s light weight. Almost 3lbs lighter than most 8th scale buggies, meaning you can use your 2S Lipo, and 550 motor setup and still have a blast. It’s available in blue, red, silver and black. You’ll need to supply the body, tires, wing, and 17mm hex adapters along with some other stuff, but this kit will get you started.
ST Racing Slash Buggy Gallery
The part number is ST6808(B/BK/S), and has a MSRP of $69.
For more information hit up This Link.
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And the Friday Mystery Link, kicking it old school from ’05. It seemed like a good idea…
When you bash hard you get all sorts of ugly inside your truck. One way of keeping your expensive electronics clean and happy is with a protector shroud. The crew over at TheToyz have a new fabric protector shroud to keep the inside of your truck debris free. It attaches with Velcro on the sides, while a zipper is used on top to maintain easy access to the vitals of your truck.
The part number for the shroud is #TOYZ 300, it has a street price of $24, and they are available right now. For more information hit up This Link.
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If you are looking to shave some weight and rotating mass MIP has announced Race Duty CVDs for a bunch of Traxxxas vehicles. The lighter weight of the Race Duty CVDs can help your truck accelerate faster. The Race Duty series CVDs are recommended for no higher than 2S use and are not recommended for bashing.
* #13265 for Traxxas electric Rustler VXL, Stampede VXL
* #13255 for Traxxas Slash, Nitro-Rustler, Nitro-Stampede
* #13270 rear for Traxxas Slash 4×4, Stampede 4×4, Rally
* #13260 front for Traxxas Slash 4×4, Stampede 4×4, Rally
To get more information on MIP products HERE is the link to their website.
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All you Traxxas Summit owners can now rejoice, RPM now has Front A-Arms for your beast. Previously only the right arm from the RPM Revo set would fit properly, now RPM has made a new left arm to really help beef up your Summit.
The left front Summit arms become available early next month and are priced at $15. The part number for black is #70372 and #70375 is for blue. For more information simply hit up This Link.
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Pre-mounted tires are great for saving time and the aggravation of the whole gluing process. Now you can get Pro-Line Sling Shot 2.2″ paddle tires pre-mounted on black Desperado Wheels. The Sling Shots have 12 paddles and are ready to roost some serious sand on your Traxxas 1/16th Revo.
The part number for the Sling Shot pre-mounts is #10101-10 and have a street price of $25 per pair. Check out This Link for more information.
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Pro-Line Sling Shot 2.2
If you are a basher then chances are you already know how well Pro-Line Gladiators work on loamy dirt. The multi-level step pin design of the Gladiators gives them great traction on the infield of your local baseball park or empty dirt lot. Pro-Line has now made the Gladiators available in a 2.8″ bead making them a perfect fit for Traxxas vehicles.
The part number for the 2.8″ Gladiators is #10102-00 and they have a street price of $19 a pair. To get more information simply click This Link.
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Pro-Line 2.8 Gladiator Gallery
Want to get a new Traxxas Stampede 4X4 but don’t want to put too much of a dent in your wallet? Already have a brushless system and don’t want to pay extra for a RTR that comes with one installed? If so, Traxxas has announced a Brushed XL-5 version of the Stampede 4×4. The brushed version comes with a Titan 12T 550 motor, lowering the street price to $299, a significant savings over the VXL version. The part number is #67054 and should be available in a few weeks. For more information hit up This Link.
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The good folks over at Pro-Line have released full information on their two new fully licensed 1966 Ford F-100 “Hay Hauler” bodies. These have that trick old school look and are very detailed to give your truck a unique look the next time you hit the local bash spot. Check out the step-sides and fender flares, the ’66 F-100 will make your truck stand out in a crowd.
The part number for the Traxxas Stampede version is #3412-00 and it has a street price of $25. Pro-Line has another version for the Traxxas T/E-Maxx, Revo, and HPI Savage, it has a part number of #3415-00 and a street price of $33. Simply hit up This Link for more information.
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Pro-Line '66 Ford F-100 Gallery
One way to get better handling out of your Traxxas 2wd Slash is to put a low center of gravity chassis on it. Now Traxxas has released a complete LCG Conversion Kit for the Slash 2wd. It comes with a blue chassis and everything you need to make the conversion.
The part number for the Traxxas Slash conversion kit is TRA5830, it has a street price of $39, and you can expect to see them start hitting hobby shops next month.
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