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What's new: Thursday, December 4th, 2014

ASK Cubby

“Electric offroad car/truck/buggy

I am Zander. I am looking for an offroad, 4WD, electric rc car that should be fast, quite low so that it wont fall over easily on turns, waterproof electronics, good suspension so that it could do a little bit of rock crawling, etc. Pretty much an all rounder, rock racer, rock crawling offroad 4wd car/truck or whatever. Its should be atleast 4s lipo .. but i want a car that can do anything. I am looking at the Traxxas Summit and the Axial Yeti XL, looking to get the Yeti XL but not sure yet. It can be any size and any cost .. just please give me your suggestions even if its not listed above. Please reply and help me asap !

Thank You
Zann The Man”

Cubby- Yo hey “Zann Da Man”, the Zan-lander, the Zan-meister, Sir Zan-a-lot, and Mr Zannish House Mafia, thanks for the email, I have proclaimed yours as “Letter of the Month”, hit us up with your snail mail and t-shirt size so we can give you the hook up.

So… you want a vehicle that can do everything well and has zero downsides. Nice wish ya have there buddy. The biggest problem that I see from your letter is that you want it low so it won’t traction roll, yet want it high so you can crawl with it. Those two things just do not exist in one vehicle. Yes, the Yeti series from Axial comes closest and does a solid job, but they still traction roll at speed on high bite surfaces. You can change them to not traction roll, then they lose some of their rock crawling prowess.

So (#2)… you say cost is no object, so I am gonna say skip the dumb stuff and do it right, get two different vehicles. Vehicle #1 will be your insane crazy power 6S rig that can blast down trails at 60 mph and can bust out gargantuan jumps. Set it up low and stiff so it doesn’t traction roll, and it should make for a burly high speed machine. For vehicle #1 I am gonna recommend the ARRMA Kraton to you.

Vehicle #2 is your insane throw boulders out of the way, climb over all the crazy stuff yet can do 50 mph on the trail rock racer. This would of course be the Axial Yeti XL.

With those two machines in the back of your pick-up truck you will be dialed for everything you are looking for.


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Video Pro-Line Super SwamperEverybody likes a good bash video and you can look below to see the Pro-Line crew getting in some trigger time with their new 3.8″ Interco Super Swamper Tires. The Super Swampers can bring a cool scale look to your monster truck while giving it exception side bite and more forward traction. They are priced at $34 and you can get more details at This Link over on Pro-Line’s website.

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Schumacher RC Hauler BagThe longer you are into rc, the more stuff you end up hauling around, at some point a hauler bag becomes a must have item. Schumacher has announced a big new hauler bag to help get all your gear to the track or local bash spot. Sized at 54 x 37 x 60cm, it comes with 5 tough corrugated boxes, a tool tray, and numerous pockets to keep your parts and tools organized.

The part number for the bag is #G355 and you can get more information by hitting up the official Schumacher Website.

Want to see more new products from Schumacher? Try This Link right here on BigSquidRC.

What's new: Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

axial-wraith-spawn-review

When the original Wraith was released a few years ago there was nothing else like it on the market. It combined size, speed and scale appeal into a package that instantly made it a hit. Fast forward to late 2014 and the platform has been updated with the release of the Axial Wraith Spawn. The scale 4×4 genre is now ultra competitive with many quality kits vying for your dollar. Is the Wraith Spawn worth your cash? Click the “Read More” to see what we thought.
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Pandora RC Mitsubishi GTO 3000GTRemember how cool the Mitsubishi 3000GT (and Dodge Stealth) were back in the day? Now you can own a Mitsubishi GTO body for your rc car. Pandora RC has released a cool rc version that is made to fit most popular 1/10th scale touring cars with wheelbases from 258-260mm. The body comes clear so you can throw on your own paint scheme and it includes a polycarbonate front bumper, rear wing, and rear light parts.

The GTO body is Mitsubishi Motors Corporation Certified, has a part number of #PAB-154, and these are available right now. Hit up This Link over on Pandora’s official website for more details.

Want to see more Pandora RC products? Check out This Link right here on BigSquidRC.

Team KNK Slash 4 X 4 Stainless Hardware KitOne 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 hardware needed to toughen up your Slash 4×4.

The kit has a street price of just $20 and you can get more information over on Team KNK’s Official Website.

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T-Bone Racing Rear Bumper ECX Torment 4x4Pump up the protection with a new T-Bone Racing SCBasher2 rear bumper for your 4×4 ECX Torment. Like other TBR products, their new rear bumper is made from durable nylon and comes with everything you need for a slick install. Holes are pre-drilled in case you want to add LED lights and it comes with TBR’s lifetime warranty against breakage.

The bumper has a street price of $22, a part number of #19020, and Right Here is the link to more information over on TBR’s official website.

You can find more TBR news At This Link on BigSquidRC.

What's new: Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

RC4WD Matte Black Mojave Body Set For Trail Finder 2RC4WD now makes it easy for you to bolt up a cool new look onto your Trail Finder 2 (or other trucks) by offering their Mojave Body Set in a matte black finish. This is a hard plastic body that offers extreme scale detailing and can be run in its matte black finish, or you can paint it to suit your taste.

* Width- 7.56″
* Wheelbase- 11.57″
* Length- 18.43″
* Height- 5.4″
* Weight- 24.7oz

The street price is $109, the part number is #Z-B0066, and these are available right now. Here Is The Link to more details over on RC4WD’s website.

Want more information on RC4WD products? You can Find More on BigSquidRC.

Pro-Line Stacked Charcoal Heather Zip-up HoodieShow the world you are an rc’er while keeping comfortable this winter in the new Stacked Charcoal Heather Zip-up Hoodie from Pro-Line. The latest piece of apparel from Pro-Line comes with a stacked logo on the front and a full Pro-Line logo on the sleeve, while its zip-up design makes it easy to get on and off in the pits at your local track or bash spot.

The zip-up hoodie is priced at $50 and Here Is The Link to more details over on the official Pro-Line website.

Find more of the latest Pro-Line news Right Here on BigSquidRC.

JConcepts Closed Cell InsertsTired of using old school lumpy foam? Now JConcepts is offering Dirt-Tech closed cell foam inserts for stadium trucks and short course trucks. The Dirt-Tech inserts are much more durable than normal foam and have horizontal channels cut on the inside for absorbing big impacts and to help provide more forward bite. These extremely light-weight inserts are precisely contoured for a perfect fit and can be reused multiple times.

The short course inserts have a part number of #3237, the part number for the stadium truck version is #3238, and both are priced at $12 a pair. More details can be found At This Link over on the JConcepts website.

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What's new: Monday, December 1st, 2014

Pro-Line BullDog Mid Motor Stadium Truck Clear BodyIf you are driving a mid motored Kyosho RT6 or an Associated CT4.2, Pro-Line Racing has a new cab forward BullDog body for you. The front of the body has been designed or more down force, giving you more traction in corners and helped to keep the front on the ground instead of pulling a wheelie. To add stability and give a more aggressive look, Pro-Line added a “Mohawk” on top of the cab, while a low profile rear deck helps clean air hit the wing.

The street price is $24, it has a part number of #3438-00, and you can get complete details At This Link over on Pro-Line’s website.

You can get more Pro-Line news Right Here on BigSquidRC.

Axial Yeti KitYou asked for it, you begged for it, you demanded it, now Axial is offering the Yeti as a kit. With a plethora of aftermarket goodies now available for the Yeti, imagine building a brand new one from the ground up customized just for your needs. The kit Yeti also comes with high-zoot aluminum shocks for smooth action and consistent handling.

* Adjustable Icon aluminum shocks
* Aluminum lower link plates
* 2.2″ officially licensed Falken Wildpeak tires
* Fully licensed Method IFD beadlock wheels
* Heavy duty spiral cut bevel gears
* Universal axle set
* Dual slipper clutch
* Aluminum M4 turnbuckles
* WB8 heavy duty center CVD
* WB8 heavy duty rear driveshafts
* Comes with decals, clear body, interior tray and 3 driver helmets

The kit has an MSRP of $329, a part number of #AX90025, and Here Is The Link you want for more details over on Axial’s website.

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SKYRC Ultimate 1000W ChargerHow many times have you been at the track and wished you could control your battery charger from your cell phone? Now you can with the SKYRC Ultimate 1000W. With the optional Wi-Fi module, the Ultimate 1000W can be controlled by both Apple and Android devices, helping to make it easy to use.

Like its name implies the Ultimate 1000W it is no slouch for power at a maximum charge rate of 40 amps. The Ultimate 1000W can charge up to 8S LiPO and can discharge at up to 8 amps. The Ultimate 1000W also has a LiHV setting, this allows you to charge the new generation of LiHV batteries up to 4.35 volts per cell.

The part number is #SK-100069, you can expect a street price around $170, and you can hit up This Link for more details.

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