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.
Click Here for more Traxxas news on BigSquidRC.
The good folks over at Pro-Line have just released a picture of their upcoming Gladiator tires for Traxxas 2.8 wheels. For anyone that hasn’t run Gladiators before, they are an epic bash tire known for getting great traction on loamy dirt and grass.
We expect more information on these later in the week, until then hit up This Link to head over to the official Pro-Line website.
Click Here for more Pro-Line news on BigSquidRC.
The crew over at T-Bone Racing are now offering a full protection set for the mighty Traxxas E-Revo. The set contains their 3 piece front bumper, full chassis skid, and monster rear bumper to give your E-Revo maximum protection while bashing.
The part number is #62141, it has a street price of $65, and they are available right now. Hit up This Link for more information.
Click Here for more T-Bone Racing news on BigSquidRC.
T-Bone Traxxas E-Revo Gallery
The guys over at LaTrax have announced a new quadcopter called the Alias. LaTrax says the first objective of the Alias was durability, hence the reason it has a tough molded frame. LaTrax also says the motors on the Alias put out 50% more power than normal motors, so it should have plenty of power for pulling crazy stunts. Some of the other features and specifications of the Alias include-
* Intergrated LED lights
* 3 flight modes- easy, fast, expert
* Telemetry-enabled battery gauge on transmitter
* 650 mAh Lipo w/ USB charger
* Auto-leveling 6-axis flight system
* 2.4GHz radio system
* Rotor diameter: 5.51″
* Rotor center distance diagonal: 9.25″
* Width: 12.07″
* Flight weight: 3.53 oz
* Lifetime electronics warranty
The part number for the Alias is #6608, it has a street price of $149, and they are shipping right now. Hit up This Link for more information.
Click Here for more LaTrax news on BigSquidRC.
LaTrax Alias Gallery
There are a few advantages to widening your Traxxas 1/16 Revo or Summit. A wider truck makes it less likely to roll over in corners and it keeps bigger tires from rubbing against the body. Here at BigSquidRC we are big fans of the bling, so just the tougher looking stance might be our biggest reason to “go wide”.
TheToyz.com makes widener kits for the 1/16 Revo/Summit in two different widths, +20 or +25mm, and in four different colors, silver, black, blue, and red. These kits are easy to bolt up and come with everything you need to change the handling and look of your truck.
The street price for these extension kits run about $20 and you can get more information by clicking This Link.
Click Here for more TheToyz news on BigSquidRC.
New from the crew over at JConcepts are front and rear carbon fiber shock tower sets for the Traxxas Slash 4×4. The slick looking towers are 4mm thick to increase durability, while their stiffness helps to enhance handling compared to the flexy flyer stock units.
The part number for the front conversion kit is #2290-1, the rear is #2291-1, and retail price is $60 each. For more information simply click This Link.
Click Here for more JConcepts news on BigSquidRC.
If you bash your Traxxas 4×4 Slash or Rally hard, undoubtedly you already have some RPM upgrade parts on it. The latest product from RPM for the 4×4 Slash & Rally is a Front Bulkhead. Like everything RPM puts out, their replacement part in improved in multiple ways over the stocker.
The RPM bulkhead is molded from legendary RPM plastic to enhance durability. It also features a two piece design, making maintenance much easier. With the RPM bulkhead you can even remove the front of the vehicle without the removal of the bell-cranks. A pair of dirt shields help keep out debris, and the bottom is sealed to keep dirt out from below.
For blue the part number is #73565 and black is #73562. Both will hit the market in late October and are priced at $12. Hit up This Link for more information.
Click Here for more RPM news on BigSquidRC.
We love pre-mounts around the BigSquidRC offices. To us, time used gluing up tires is time wasted, we would rather be out in the parking lot playing demolition derby.
Thankfully Pro-Line makes a bunch of pre-mounted wheels and tires. Their latest pre-mounts are their new Rock Rage 3.8″ on black F-11 wheels. These come with 17mm hexes and a half inch offset making them a perfect fit for Traxxas Revo/T-Maxx/Summit, as well as other monster trucks like the Thunder Tiger MT-4 G3 and eMTA.
The part number for the Pro-Line Rock Rage pre-mounts is #1199-13 and they have a street price of $45. Hit up This Link for complete information over on the official Pro-Line website.
Click Here for more Pro-Line news on BigSquidRC.
Pro-Line Rock Rage Mounted Gallery
We are big fans of Pro-Line’s F-11 wheels. They look trick and take a licking and keep on ticking. Now Pro-Line has announced they are making F-11s in the popular 2.8″ Traxxas Style Bead. Now you can bolt up some trick F-11s to your Stampede, Rustler or Jato.
There are two part numbers, #2743-03 for Jato/Pede/Rusty Nitro rears, Pede/Rustler electric front, and Stampede 4×4 front and rear. Part number #2744-03 fits Stampede/Rustler electric rears. Both have a street price of $11 per pair. Hit This Link for more information over on the official Pro-Line website.
Click Here for more Pro-Line news right here on BigSquidRC.
Pro-Line F-11 2.8
If you are a legit basher you’ve been out running and noticed your truck driving strange, sort of like it was pulling an anchor behind it yet it pulls to one side. Yes, that’s the dreaded branch stuck in an a-arm syndrome.
The crew over at T-Bone Racing have had this issue before too, thus the reason they now make Rear A-Arm Skids for the Traxxas E-Revo. With the skids you can drive in all sorts of nastiness without having to stop and yank sticks out of your a-arms.
The T-Bone skids have a part number of #62135, a street price of $15, and they are available right now. Hit up This Link for more information.
To get more T-Bone Racing news on BigSquidRC check out This Link.
T-Bone A-Arm Skids for E-Revo Gallery
ST Racing Concepts (STRC) makes some of our favorite aluminum hop-up parts. If you look over the Bash Crew’s personal rigs, you’ll find STRC parts in all the critical areas.
The STRC crew has just announced some new aluminum upgrade parts for the Traxxas Nitro Slash 2wd, electric Slash 2wd, and LCG Slash 4×4.
The CNC machined #ST4434 aluminum rear chassis brace for Nitro Slash helps reduce flex and is priced at $22.
Also new are aluminum engine mounts for the Nitro Slash. These are also CNC machined from aluminum with a part number of #ST4460 and a price of $29.
STRC also has new aluminum rear a-arms that fit both the electric Slash 2wd and the Nitro Slash. The rear arms come with delrin inserts and hinge pins with a part number of #ST2555G and are priced at $34.
New for the LCG Slash 4×4 is a heavy duty CNC machine aluminum motor mount. The mount is much beefier than stock and is available in a range of different colors. The part number is #ST7460 and it has a street price of $39.
Finally, the popular STRC shock shaft pliers are now available all murdered out in stealth black anodizing. The part number is #ST22353BK and they are priced at $20
The weekend is nearly here, click on THIS BigSquidRC mystery link to kick your weekend off right.
STRC Traxxas Nitro Slash Option Parts Gallery
THE Traxxas EZ-Peak 4 Amp Charger Review
This week we are taking a closer look at the Traxxas EZ-Peak 4 amp AC NiMH Charger. The EZ-Peak is aimed right at normal bashers who use NiMH packs but are looking for a good, fast charge. Is it any good? Let’s find out…
The crew over at Kershaw Designs have just announced their new and improved V3.1 Basher Edition chassis for both the Traxxas E-Revo and Summit. They have now added two 1/4″ aluminum braces that run the entire length of the chassis to make them even tougher for all you extra hardcore bashers. Not only have they made their chassis tougher, they’ve also reduced pricing, making a smaller dent in your wallet. Some of the other features include-
* Receiver box mounting tabs
* Improved tolerances and clearance
* Chassis plates made from 100% heat treated aluminum
* Available in bronze, copper, matte black, green, or in natural aluminum
* Only 2 oz heavier than stock chassis yet much stiffer
* “Uni-body” design that gains rigidity from top and bottom plates
* LCG design for better cornering
* Uses stock center drive shafts or optional center dogbones
* Easy-access, open-air battery trays that include stops for using LiPo
* Comes with all necessary installation hardware
Street price for the Kershaw LCG Basher Edition E-Revo Chassis is $156, while the Summit Edition goes for $159. These are available right now for your bashing enjoyment.
Kershaw makes some cool bashing gear, hit THIS LINK to read more about them right here on BigSquidRC.
Kershaw Designs Traxxas Summit Basher Edition Chassis