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Posts Tagged ‘1/16 e-revo

Pro-Line Sling Shot 2.2 Mounted 10101-10
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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thetoyz.com traxxas widener kit
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.

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Pro-Line Sling Shot 2.2" Paddle Tires
Nothing gets better traction than paddle tires in sand, snow, or mud. For all you Traxxas Mini E-Revo and 10th scale buggy drivers, Pro-Line has just announced new Sling Shots to fit your rig.

The new Sling Shot 2.2″ paddle tires feature a true scoop design and low roll outer sidewalls to perform as good as they look. The part number for the 2.2″ Sling Shots is #10101-00 and they have a street price of $16 per pair. Hit up This Link for more information.

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Traxxas LED Light Kits
We first posted about the Traxxas LED Light Kits back in our HobbyTown USA National Convention Coverage, now there are more pictures and information available.

Traxxas now has lights kits for your Stampede 4×4, Summit, 1/16 Summit, 1/16 Revo, and their Monster Jam replica trucks. Some of their features include-

* Light kits do not require a separate battery
* Illustrated instructions for easy install
* Wide angle LED lights
* Connector for easy body removal
* Lights come on and off with ESC

#7185 LED light kit, complete, 1/16 E-Revo (includes front bumper with 4 white lights, rear bumper with 4 red lights, power supply, and wire ties)- $35.00
#7186 LED lights 1/16 E-Revo, light harness (4 clear lights, 4 red lights)/bumper, front/bumper, rear/wire ties- $18.00
#3686 LED Lights, Grave Digger /harness (2 red lights)/LED housing (2) /housing retainer (2)/wire clip (1)/wire ties (3)- $15.00
#3687 LED Lights, 30th Anniversary Grave Digger /harness (4 red lights)/ LED housing (2)/ wire clip (1)/ wire ties (2)/ 3x6mm CCS (2) (use with 3686)- $15.00
#3688 LED Lights, Son-Uva Digger /harness (2 blue lights)/LED housing (2) /housing retainer (2)/wire clip (1)/wire ties (3)- $15.00
#7285 LED Light Kit, 1/16 Summit (includes chrome lightbar, roof light harness assembly (4 clear lights, 2 red lights), chassis harness assembly (4 clear lights, 2 red lights), power supply, and wire ties and mounts- $37.50
#7286 LED lights 1/16 Summit, power supply- $20.00
#7287 LED lightbar 1/16 Summit, roof (Chrome)/Light harness (4 clear lights, 2 red lights)/wire tie mount (2)/wire tie (3)(requires power supply #7286)- $12.00
#7288 LED lights 1/16 Summit, chassis harness (4 clear lights, 2 red lights) (1)/wire tie (3) (requires power supply #7286)- $10.00
#5684 LED Lightbar, (chrome, fits Summit roll cage), light harness (4 clear lights), harness adapter- $15.00
#6784 LED lightbar Stampede 4×4 (chrome, 4 clear lights)- $15.00

Want to read more Traxxas news? Check out THIS LINK right here on BigSquidRC.

Pro-Line Trencher 2.2 Traxxas Mini 1/16th Revo
After a Sneak Peak, Pro-Line have officially announced their new Trencher tires for Traxxas 1:16 Revo. All you hardcore bashers out there already know how kick butt Trenchers are- they give great traction on nearly any surface and last a very long time. Trenchers might very well be the best basher tire that money can buy and now you can get them for your Mini Revo.

The Trencher 2.2 uses horizontal “H” shaped tread for outstanding forward bite and have a height of 3.62″ and a width of 1.73″. Their part number is #1194-00, street price is $16 a pair and they are available right now for your bashing pleasure. To read more about them hit up THIS LINK over on Pro-Line’s website.

What else has Pro-Line been up to lately? Check out THIS LINK right here on BigSquidRC.

Pro Line Trencher 2.2" tires for 1:16 E-RevoPerhaps the favorite bash tire around the BigSquidRC offices is the Pro-Line Trencher. Trenchers are famous for their long life and providing good traction on a variety of surfaces.

Recently the crew over at Pro-Line posted a “Sneak Peek” of their upcoming Trencher 2.2 for 1:16 E-Revo. Soon all you 16th scale E-Revo drivers will be able to enjoy all the great characteristics of the Trencher too. We’ll have more information on the 2.2 Trencher soon, until then hit up the official Pro-Line Website to see all the other goodies they have.

Are you a big fan of Pro-Line? You can find more Pro-Line news at THIS LINK right here on BigSquidRC.

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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!

You can get more details at the official Pro-Line Website.

There is always more Pro-Line News right HERE on BigSquidRC.

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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!

Check out the video with a slightly different look to it:

You can get more details at the official Pro-Line Website.

We have tons more Pro-Line News right HERE on BigSquidRC.

DE Racing Wheels for Traxxas 1/16 E-Revo
The guys over at DE Racing have announced new Trinidad MT Wheels for the Traxxas 1/16 E-Revo. These new DE Racing wheels are said to be bombproof and come in four different colors to match your style- silver, yellow, black and white. You can fit up all popular 2.2 buggy tires to the new Trinidad’s, and they slightly increase the width of your truck for better handling. Look for a street price of $8 and you can find more information HERE.

Have you read our review of the Traxxas 1/16 E-Revo? Check it out HERE.

thetoyz widening kit
Ever want to widen out your Traxxas Slash, Stampede, Rustler, or 16th scale Revo for more stability or to simply change the looks? If so TheToyz has widening kits that will make your day. These kits from TheToyz are made out of aluminum and are available in red, blue, silver and black. Each kit widens your truck by 20mm per side and costs under $20. Hit up THIS link for complete information.

Are you a Traxxas Slash owner? Look HERE for more Slash articles right here on BigSquid.

Want to see Craig “The Uber Ramp Buidling Guy” in full bash mode? Click HERE.

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RPM is loving the green, and so are we! They just announced RPM Green Axle Carriers, also Front and Rear Upper and Lower A-Arms for the Traxxas Mini E-Revo. Or 1/16th E-Revo depending on who your talking to. So if you have the new 1/16th Grave Digger, RPM has you dialed with some color! Your friends will be green with envy!

Check out the RPM website for more info.

Cubby

OK,I’ve been checking your site for over a year now with relative ease until the last few months. My question is WHAT THE F*&K IS WRONG WITH YOUR F&*^*ING WEBSITE?!?!?!?!?!?!?! I’m not exaggerating when I say that 70% of the time it doesn’t load up. Then on other occasions, it’s slower than most of Tamiyas products that don’t cost a fortune?!?!!? Seriously, I’ve tried your site on several other computers as well so don’t go an say it’s user error or my pc is piece of Losi. Do I need to download some specific program to make the F^&*ING site easier to view?!?!?! Please tell me and I’ll do it.

P.S. I love your site when I can actually view the F$*&ING thing.
Respectfully and annoyed,
Louis K

Cubby- Maybe I’m entirely too narcissistic, but I’m jealous BSRC got a hate-mail that wasn’t strictly about me. “Sigh”.
But I agree with ya, BSRC is loading slow. I access the site from both a laptop and cell phone, and for my Gen-X taste it simply takes too long. I will say that Brian and Jeff are both constantly tweaking the site to shorten load times as we are well aware that fast load times equals happy readers.

We’ve also talked for hours upon hours about how much stuff we want on the front page, which also includes advertising. None of us can stand sites that have dozens of banners flashing all over the place, so our “best case scenario” would be having one large advertiser, instead of 100 smaller ones.

Thanks for the email, I hope the page loads fast enough that you see this reply. LOL


From the BSRC Facebook page…

should i give up on my broke mini t and upgrade to mini revo or stick with the mini t
Austin N.

Cubby- The 16th scale E-Revo is a far more advanced piece of machinery than the Losi Mini-T, more importantly, it’s a much more capable truck in the rough. A dirt track that is undriveable to a Mini-T can be navigated quite easily with a 16th scale E-Revo. The larger tires and 4wd do wonders for what the 16th Revo can handle. To boil it down- you can drive the Revo in more places than the Mini-T.

That being said, is it more fun? Money nor technology equals fun, so you might very well have more fun with your Mini-T. The Losi certainly has put millions of smiles on drivers faces- parts are cheap, the truck is easy to work on, and after-market support is second to none. If part of having more fun is being able to drive your truck in rougher terrain, then yes, your money will be well spent on the Traxxas.

Lastly Austin, if you do pick up a new 16th Revo send us an email and let us know how you like it.


hello im planing on getting the new losi xxxscb and was woundering if its fast out of the box and are they durable too
Simon R.

Cubby- Long time no hear from Simon.

Is the XXX-SCB fast? It’s surprising quick for the electronics it comes with. It has enough yank to make some pretty impressive jumps and enough top end speed to keep things interesting. But… the motor runs far too hot, so all that speed doesn’t last long. When you can smell your SCB drive by, you know the motor isn’t going to live much longer.

Is the Losi XXX-SCB durable? We broke nothing during our initial testing period. Since then we’ve driven it like we stole it and broken a few parts. We’ve blown two shock cartridges, broke one shock end, broke one rod end, and popped the steering rack out of its lower mount. The screws in the rear pivot block are loose after every run as well. The XXX-SCB isn’t the most durable thing you can buy, but it isn’t fragile either.

Also… we’ve learned a few more points about the SCB since our review-

1. While the literature may say it has captured hinge pins, and even Horizon product support says it has captured hinge pins, it does not.
2. The specs say it comes with a complete bearing kit, but there aren’t any in the steering rack.
3. The stock shock cartridges need to be replaced immediately with the standard Losi XXX units.
4. The stock Tie-rods are slightly too short lending to broken rod ends.
5. The stock rear pivot plate needs to be replaced immediately by an STRC unit- part #STLA4145RS, around $16.
6. The stock steering geometry is not optimal for large diameter SC tires. The stock geometry results in “knifey” steering and limited mechanical grip.
7. The suspension on the SCB doesn’t seem to have quite enough up travel, and seems too hard near full compression. This puts unneeded stress on the shocks, a-arms, hubs, rims, etc, but even worse, it makes any landing, other than a perfect one, bouncy and hard to control.

It’s still a cool buggy, one that’s a blast to drive and a head turner, but Losi left the door open in a few spots. I really like mine, but I am looking forward to fixing its few problem areas.


That’s it for this week ya bunch of maniacs, send us your comments, banter, rare Deadlegs and yes, even questions to Cubby at BigSquidRC dot com!

YOUR Cub Reporter

Traxxas’ tiny truck is getting a big upgrade in the shock department thanks to the Exotek crew.  Their new Big Bore Shocks for the 1/16 E-Revo (and pretty much all the other 1/16 scale Traxxas vehicles, with minor parts swaps) are beautifully machined hunks of alloy with threaded shock bodies and a gun metal finish for hot looks.  You’ll also find silicon o-rings and cap bladders to keep the oil inside the shock where it belongs.  A complete kit comes with four shocks plus all the hardware you’ll need to mount them in your truck.  Best of all they’re pretty cheap, with list price of $69.95.

Check out the Exotek Racing website for more info.