For 2014 the Hobby Pro PRS1 2wd buggy has gotten some updates and improvements. The PRS1 still comes with mid and rear motor capabilities, but boasts upgrades like new carbon fiber shock towers and US spec springs. Some of the other updates include-
* Worlds Edition shock pistons
* Larger spring cups to fit 12mm springs
* Gold shock shafts
* 25 degree kickup & new top plate
The 2014 Hobby Pro PRS1 has a street price of $289, is scheduled for a late March release date, and is available from Hobby Pro USA and their dealers.
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Team Durango has released full information and pictures on their new DEX210v2 buggy kit. The DEX210v2 is a 10th scale 2wd that can be run in either rear motor or mid motor configuration. Some of the updates included with the version 2 are-
* Straight front a-arms
* New rear arms
* 8mm longer hard anodized aluminum chassis
* Higher downforce V2 body
* Updated driveshafts
* New tranny case and ball stud mounts
* Aluminum rear arm mount
* New rear tower
* 2mm hex bullstuds
The part number is #TD102028 and it has a street price of $279. DEX210v2s should start hitting hobby shops in mid March and you can get more information at This Link over on the official Team Durango website.
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New in the Tamiya booth at the 2014 Nuremberg Toy Fair is the Neo Fighter Buggy DT03. The Neo Fighter is a 2wd 10th scale buggy and comes as an easy to assemble kit. With friction shocks and a basic design the Neo Fighter could be a good choice for your youngsters first kit.
The part number is #58587 and it has an MSRP of $195. Hit up This Link for more information over on the Tamiya website.
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We just posted the teaser pic, and now we have the real deal! Team Associated has officially announced the RC10B5 and RC10B5M. As you can see from the pictures, the B5M is mid-motor, while the B5 has a rear mounted motor. The goal for the RC10B5 was to make the best all around buggy for every type of surface. From loose dirt to blue-groove, and everything in between. The two versions share 90% of their parts across both platforms, but the different parts are what help make them a little more specialized. The B5M Mid-Motor is designed for ultra high grip on the high-speed high-grip tracks. If you have been waiting for a new 2WD buggy, your wait may be finally over.
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Pro-Line always likes to stay ahead of the pack so now they’ve introduced Wedge Squared 2wd front buggy tires. The Wedge Squared have twice as much tread as the originals, thus giving you more steering while at your local carpet track. The Wedge Squared are narrow, low profile, and have hook shaped pins to keep the front of your 2wd planted in the corners. You can use these on your carpet racer for faster lap times, or bolt them on your basher for a cool new look.
The part number for the Wedge Squared is #8230-103, they have a street price of $15, and you can get more information by simply clicking This Link.
We posted information on Schumacher’s new rear motor 2wd buggy back in September, now they have announced their new forward motor buggy, the Cougar KF. Like the name implies, its motor is mounted far forward in the chassis for high bite conditions, resulting in better handling. Shock tower protectors offer aerodynamic benefits, as well as added protection. Some of its other key features and specifications include-
* Stronger front steering hubs
* Hi-Tensile silver turnbuckles.
* 12mm wheel hexes
* Molded side pods
* 2.5mm carbon fiber chassis & top deck.
* Twin pad vented slipper
* Single belt transmission
* Can use saddle packs or shorty packs
* 4mm carbon fiber shock towers
* Pro spec 13mm big bore shocks with titanium nitride shafts
* AirFlo Cab body for improved looks and handling
* Black anodized components
* Gear Differential w/ hardened steel gears and super hard outputs
* CVA style driveshafts
The part number for the new Schumacher is #K143 and you can get more information at This Link.
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The latest from our friends across the pond at Schumacher is the Cougar KR 10th scale 2wd buggy. The Courgar KR is designed to be a professional grade race machine for low traction dirt surfaces. Some of its new features include-
* Improved rear diff
* 12mm wheel hexes
* Recessed alloy chassis
* Alloy anti-squat plate
* New wing mount system
* Improved front bumper
* Murdered out black anodizing
* New rear top deck
The part number for the Cougar KR is #K139 and it is priced at £220. For more information hit up THIS LINK.
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For all you 10th scale buggy drivers, Pro-Line has just announced Hole Shot 2.0 Pre-Mounts to save you time in the pits. We are big fans of pre-mounted tires around the BigSquidRC offices, they allow us to bash more while spending less time behind a pit table gluing.
The Hole Shot 2.0′s have more pins and a wider contact patch than the original giving you more traction, especially on dusty, hard packed tracks. The pre-mounts are available on either ultra-light yellow wheels (#8206-16) or on white wheels (#8206-15). Street price is $23 a pair. For more information simply click THIS LINK.
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The new Hobby Pro USA buggy was first seen HERE, and teased HERE, but now it has been officially introduced. The Hobby Pro PR S1 2wd 10th scale buggy can be set up in either rear or mid motor configuration, and comes with big bore shocks and a CNC machined aluminum chassis. Street priced is anticipated to be $280 and they should start hitting hobby shop shelves in late May or early June. Get one on pre-order at your local hobby shop or hit up the official Hobby Pro USA Website.
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AKA has just announced their new Handlebar series of tires. With their low-profile tread and rounded edges, Handlebars should be the bomb at your local indoor clay track.
AKA is producing Handlebars for a wide variety of vehicles- 10th scale buggy, 8th scale, and for short course trucks. And talk about variety, some Handlebars are available pre-mounted, some just with inserts, and some just the tires w/o inserts. AKA is doing their best to accommodate your tire needs, whatever they might be.
To get more information on the Handlebars and all of AKA’s products hit up their Official Website. Hit THIS link to read our latest AKA SCT tire review.
Serpent is known for putting out high-end product and now they are jumping into the 2wd 10th scale buggy segment with their new Spyder SRX-2. Designed by the likes of former IFMAR 1/10 2wd buggy World Champion Billy Easton, the newest Serpent is sure to be extremely high quality from front to back. The teaser pics of the SRX-2 don’t reveal much, but they are said to be showing it in the flesh at the Nuremberg Toy Fair, luckily we’ll be there to get pics and more information.
Also mentioned by Serpent is their intention to expand their product catalog, with new offerings like a 2wd ShortCourse, 2wd Truck, 4wd buggy and a 4wd Shortcourse on the way in the coming months. Sounds like Serpent is really upping their game!
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One of the latest entries into the “old school” buggy class is the new Racers Edge Switchback. The entry level Switchback 2wd electric buggy comes RTR, complete with a brushless power system and 2.4 GHz radio technology. Some of the other features and specs include-
* Waterproof electronics system
* Receiver box
* 3600 kv brushless motor
* 2.4 GHz radio system
* Wizard ESC w/ Lipo cut-off and Deans connector
* Mega-flex plastic components
* Easily tuned suspension with oil filled shocks
* Adjustable turnbuckles
* Metal gear steering servo
* Full ball bearings
* Fluid filled metal gear diff
* Constant drive axles
* Available in red or blue
* Part number #RCEP2030R (for red)
Street price is $190 and they are available right now. Hit up the Racers Edge Website for more information.
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Check out the video below of the Switchback in action- includes some sweet skate park footage!
When the Kyosho NeXXt buggy was first announced certain staffers of ours couldn’t wait to get their hands on the unique “moon buggy” looking vehicle, even though it was aimed directly at entry level enthusiasts. How does the NeXXt drive? How does it hold up to abuse? Does it turn heads at the track, and most importantly, is it worth buying? Read on my friends and let’s find out…