New for all you scale/trail/crawling fanatics is the Killerbody RC Marauder. Inspired by the Land Rover Defender, the Marauder brings serious amounts of scale realism to the crawling world. To help toughen up the polycarbonate body, Killerbody designers came up with an innovative plastic reinforcement plate and the body was designed to be a great fit on the Axial SCX10. There will be a ton of scale accessories so you can make it look exactly the way you like, many of them are shown in the pictures but don’t come with the stand-alone body.
We have not received any word on pricing or when the Marauder will hit the streets, but you can hit up the official Killerbody RC Website to check out all of their other products.
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Killerbody RC Marauder Gallery
The new Prime slick tires from Pro-Line Racing can be good for the track or for bashing. At high-bite tracks they can save the time it takes to prepare/grind down a normal set of tires, while for bashing they can give you great traction with very little wear when driving on pavement or other hard surfaces. The Primes come with long lasting closed cell inserts and are available in a wide variety of tire compounds and sizes to fit virtually any 1/10th scale buggy.
The Primes are priced around $20 per pair and Right Here is the link to full details over on the official Pro-Line Racing website.
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Pro-Line Prime Tire Gallery
A snowy winter’s day might not be the best place for a high-end nitro touring car, but spring will come, and when it does the need for speed is sure to come with it. When your trigger finger gets itchy this spring the new Natrix 748 TQ from Serpent just might be the best cure. It is a 1/10th scale 4wd nitro touring car that is sure to have some serious speed. Some of its notable features include-
* New 748 gear-differentials used front and rear
* New XLi 2-speed gearbox
* Centax TM clutch
* Laser engraved 7075-T6 aluminum chassis
* Carbon fiber 2mm radio plate and 3mm shock towers
* Super short RCM-SS shocks
* Ball bearing equipped sway bars
The part number is #804008 and you can get complete details over on the official Serpent Website.
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Serpent Natrix 748 TQ Gallery
Over the past couple of seasons the Formula 1 class has taken off at many local tracks. It has the scale realism that many hobbyists are after, plus, who can resist emulating their favorite F1 driver at their local rc track. The latest car manufacturer to throw their hat into the F1 car ring is XRay with their new X1. The X1 is a 2wd 1/10th scale F1 car that is sure to be a hit with the racing crowd.
The X1 was designed for the rigors of both outdoor asphalt racing as well as indoors on carpet. 2.5mm carbon fiber is used for the chassis and was designed to use a “shorty” style LiPo pack. The LiPO can be mounted in two different positions on the X1, inline or cross chassis, and a laydown servo position is used for a lower center of gravity. The design team at XRay set out to make the X1 the premier car in the F1 class, time will tell, but for now the X1 looks to certainly be a serious contender. To get more details on the X1 simply hit up This Link over on the official XRay website.
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XRay X1 Gallery
RC4WD has announced a new short wheelbase version of the TF2, the Trail Finder 2 SWB. The SWB was designed specifically for shorter bodies like the Jeep body from Tamiya. The SWB comes standard with an R3 tranny, as well as Yota II axles.
* Short wheelbase aluminum ladder chassis
* Realistic transfer case
* Leaf spring suspension
* Mud Thrasher 1.9″ tires & 5 lug stamped beadlock wheels
* Chassis mounted servo
* Comes with full bearing set
* Wheelbase- 9.53″
* Width- 8.46″
* Length- 15.35″
* Weight- 62.08oz
The truck has a street price of $379, a part number of #Z-K0045, and these are shipping right now. Click Right Here to get more details over on RC4WD’s website.
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RC4WD TF2 SWB Gallery
Yokomo has just announced their latest high-end 1/10th race buggy, the YZ-2. The YZ-2 was specially designed for high-bite surfaces like damp clay, sugar treated tracks, and carpet. To help eliminate traction rolling the YZ-2 features an ultra-low center of gravity motor mount and transmission. The YZ-2 also features an innovative steering design for a more direct feel in the corners.
* New cab-forward body
* 4mm carbon fiber shock towers
* Aluminum wheel hexes
* Low friction hard anodized shock bodies
* New aluminum steering rack
* Can use multiple different styles of batteries
* Aluminum chassis
The part number is #B-YZ2, it should start shipping late this month, and you can hit up This Link for more details.
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Yokomo YZ-2 Gallery
The latest RC4WD release for you scale enthusiasts is the Gelande II D110 Truck Kit with Defender Hard Body. The G2 has numerous new features like Yota II axles, an R3 single speed tranny, and the servo mount is up on the chassis for a more scale appearance. A four link suspension is used on the rear while a 3 link with panhard bar is used up front.
* Designed for true to scale looks
* Long wheelbase G2 chassis
* Metal axles with locked diffs
* Center mounted transfer case
* Dirt Grabber 1.9″ tires
* 5 lug 1.9 beadlock wheels
* Dual spring oil shocks
* Width- 7.87″
* Length- 22.44″
* Wheelbase- 13″
* Weight- 105.6oz
The part number is #Z-K0047, it is street priced at $599, and you can hit up This Link for more details over on RC4WD’s website.
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RC4WD Gelande II Hard Body Gallery
Want to get into vintage racing but don’t want to build a kit? Associated is now selling their RC10 World’s Car as a pre-built race roller. These are built in house at Associated and come with the latest updates like a V2 slipper clutch and shocks.
The part number is #6002RR, it is priced at $199, and you won’t find these at local hobby shops because they are only available directly from Associated. Click Right Here for more information over on Associated’s website.
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PROTOform has teamed up with Dodge yet again to come up with their most advanced touring car body ever, the Dodge Dart. The latest offering from PROTOform is officially licensed by Dodge and brings the aggressive look of the Dart to the touring car crowd. Designed for a neutral feel with ample steering and a planted rear end, the Dart comes with window masks, a detailed decal sheet, wing mounting hardware and overspray film.
The part number for the Dart body is #1541-30, the light weight version is #1541-25, and both are priced around $28. Click on This Link to get more details on PROTOform’s website.
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PROTOform Dodge Dart Gallery
While some hobbyists are looking for the most high-tech vehicles they can buy, there will always be a big demand for basic, entry level machines. The Kyosho Sand Master is just that, an entry level buggy for new drivers, or for hobbyists that are looking to keep things simple.
The folks over at Kyosho America have announced that the Sand Master is now available in three new colors- black, white and purple. The readyset versions come fully assembled and ready to bash with a Team Orion 1800mAh NiMH battery, 2.4GHz radio system, and a LiPO ready Team Orion ESC.
The kit version is priced at just $109 while the readysets have a street price of $159. Hit up This Link to get more information over on Kyosho America’s official website.
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Kyosho Sand Master Black/White/Purple Gallery
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.
Remember 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.
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Pandora GTO Body Gallery
RC4WD 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.
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RC4WD Matte Black Body Gallery