The guys over at TLR have a new chassis for the 22 and 22 2.0 buggy. It is slightly shorter than the stock unit (-2.5mm) and shaves off about 15 grams of weight. The shorter chassis is said to make the buggy turn and rotate more quickly, thus helping you lay the smack down even faster on fellow racers or bashing buddies. It hits the street at $58, has a part number of #TLR331014, and starts shipping next month. Get more of the scoop at This Link over on the TLR website.
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Maybe you have been looking for a high-end 2wd buggy but just don’t have the time to build a kit. Enter Serpent with their new Spyder SRX-2 RTR. Their new RTR is based on their uber kit version but is ready to hit the track right out of the box. Some of its features include-
* Dragon 2.4GHz radio system
* Pre-painted and cut body
* Waterproof electronics
* Sensorless 9 turn brushless motor
* Big bore 12mm shocks
The part number is #500002 and you can get complete details at This Link over on the official Serpent website.
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Serpent SRX-2 RTR Gallery
Those of you who remember the old Super Champ will instantly recognize the “new” Tamiya Fighting Buggy. The Super Champ was produced from ’79-’82 and was known for its scale realism and wild rear suspension (mono-shock with huge oil bottle). For those of you that missed it the first time around, Tamiya is re-issuing it in all its glory. The new version will sport some upgrades, but will also retain many of its original features like FRP frame, reinforced plastic body, and die-cast a-arms.
The Fighting Buggy has a part number of #84389 and is scheduled for an October release date. For more details check out This Link over on the Tamiya Japan website.
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The Tamiya Hornet has been on the market a very long time, 30 years in fact, and over all those years it has brought many people into our fine hobby. The latest Hornet is a Limited Edition Black Metallic version. This Hornet is much the same as previous versions, but comes with a pre-cut/pre-painted black metallic polycarbonate body and wing, and also comes with black wheels. The latest Hornet is also a kit, something many old-school hobbyists are looking for.
#84383 is the part number, it should have a street price of $145, and you can expect a July release date. Get full details at This Link over on Tamiya’s official website.
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THE Team Durango DEX210v2 Buggy Review
If you are an “old timer” then you probably spent years driving/racing/bashing a 2wd tenth scale buggy. Now days the class has had a resurgence in popularity, making it arguably bigger than it has ever been. The “new crop” of 2wd buggies are loaded with tech from front to rear, and one of the companies staying on the leading edge of 2wd buggy technology has been Team Durango. We’ve been bashing the living daylights out of their new DEX210v2 to find out if it’s just a race machine, or if you can actually have fun with it at the local bash spot. What did we find out? Click the “Read More” button to find out…
2.4″, 8th scale type bead tires are all the rage in the 10th scale class now days, and Pro-Line has announced their latest entry into the class, Electron rear tires. These are part of their VTR line-up, meaning they are 2.4″ in size with the new style (for tenth scale) beads. The tread design on the Electrons is best suited for high bite indoor tracks, where their connected treads with center pins can give consistent high traction, even when the track starts to dry out.
The Electron rear tires are available in two different compounds, super soft #8235-03 M4, and #8235-17 MC for clay. Both are priced at $21 per pair and you can Click Here for more details over on the official Pro-line website.
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Pro-Line Electron VTR 2.4 Gallery
There seems to be a never ending stream of high-end 2wd race buggies hitting the market, the latest is the Tamiya TRF201XM. The TRF201XM kit not only comes standard with a mid-motor conversion, but also comes with more goodies to make it extra trick.
* Includes ball and gear diffs
* Redesigned chassis, motor plate, and suspension mounts
* New carbon fiber rear shock tower
* Big bore oil shocks
* Comes as a kit that includes the body and wing
The part number for the new Tamiya buggy is #42277, it has a retail price of only $1053, and they are slated for a June release. You can find more details at This Link over on the official Tamiya website.
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Tamiya TRF201XM Gallery
Team Durango, the relatively young company known for their high end race machines, recently announced their latest weapon for the 2wd buggy class, the DEX210v2. We recently got one in our hands, as we cracked it open we took pictures to show you what it looks like inside the box. The 210v2 is a kit, so inside you’ll find multiple bags filled with parts, a nice looking aluminum chassis, wheels, and a clear body/wing. All the part bags are clearly labeled, and after thumbing through the manual, it looks clearly written with sharp images to make the build easier.
We are almost done building the 210v2, look for our full review in about 2 weeks. We won’t be racing the buggy, instead we’ll be giving it the full basher treatment to see if it can be used outside a track just for fun. We will be building it in a mid-motor configuration to keep from destroying any motors on those big rear end landings, and in the last picture below you can see the Duratrax tires and TrakPower shorty LiPo that we selected to run in the buggy. Click Right Here to get full information on the 210v2 over on the official Durango website.
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Durango DEX210v2 Unboxing Gallery 1
Durango DEX210v2 Unboxing Gallery 2
The 2wd buggy class keeps on chugging along. It was all the rage for years, then got slow, and in the last few years it has really taken off again. The light, agile buggies simply work well in numerous conditions.
The latest entry into the class is the Firebolt DM from VBC Racing. The 3D teaser shots show the Firebolt DM features an aluminum chassis, big bore shocks, and is shown in mid-motor configuration. Very little other information has been released on the VBC, but we do know it is scheduled for a Summer release date.
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VBC Firebolt DM Gallery
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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Hobby Pro 2014 PRS1 Buggy
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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Durango DEX210v2 Gallery
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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Tamiya Neo Fighter Gallery
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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