THE ARRMA Granite Mega Monster Truck Review
Being a two time champion of our coveted Bash Vehicle of the Year, the ARRMA Granite packs some serious street cred with the bashing crowd. For 2014 ARRMA announced a new more affordable line-up, the Mega Series, that was designed to give good performance at a reasonable price. To make the price drop happen on the Mega Series, certain goodies had to be taken away (like the aluminum chassis and hex hardware). Is the Mega Series Granite still a capable bash machine? Is it slower than the previous brushed Granite? Has it lost any mojo? Hit the “Read More” to find out…
While it may be blazing hot outside right now, the indoor season is right around the corner. For all you guys headed indoors in a couple of months, Team C has announced their latest 1/10 2wd buggy called the TC02C Evo.
The Evo is loaded with many popular features and comes in a mid motor configuration for high bite surfaces. Some of the highlights of the Evo include-
* 4 gear mid motor design
* 8mm longer chassis
* Cab forward body
* Threaded 12mm big bore shocks
* Aluminum arm mount & rear sway bar
* Gear diff
* Fits shorty or saddle packs
The part number is #TC02C Evo and you can get more details by hitting up This Link over on Team C’s website.
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Team C TC02C Evo Gallery
For all you short course truck fans, TLR has announced their new 22SCT 2.0. Of course the 2.0 version comes with a bunch of upgrades and changes to help make it faster, and easier to drive, than ever.
* Bell crank steering rack
* Generation II shocks
* Improved body
* Improved suspension geometry
* Ball diff
* Aluminum rear camber block, rear hexes, & ball stud spacers
The part number is #TLR03003, it has a street price of $339, and you can Click Right Here to head over to the official TLR website.
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TLR 22SCT 2.0 Gallery
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 recently announced Tamiya Lowride Pumpkin is a kit that comes with an old school truck body riding on their M-06 chassis. While it might not be high tech, it certainly gives builders a solid platform to build something wild off of. Also, its huge front bumper looks like it is ready for demo-derby right out of the box.
The part number for the LP is #58594, it is street priced at $175, and they are expected to start hitting hobby shops in August. Hit up This Link for its official page on Tamiya’s website.
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The Serpent Short Course Truck has been teased for months, now full details and pictures have arrived.
The first short course truck from Serpent is a 10th scale 2wd variety which is based off their uber SRX buggy platform. The truck was designed by none other than former IFMAR World Champ Billy Easton and comes in a rear motor configuration. While the Spyder SRX-2 SCT was designed for racing we have no doubt bashers will latch on to them if they are a solid overall truck. Some of the highlights of the new Serpent SCT include-
* 12mm big bore shocks
* Polycarbonate inserts in side guards
* Lightweight body with flares
* Narrow chassis design
* 3 pad slipper clutch
* Ball diff
* High performance geometry
* Durable front and rear bumpers
The part number for the new Serpent is #500004 and you can get full details at This Link over on Serpent’s website.
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Serpent Spyder SRX-2 RM SCT Gallery
It’s not every day a new stadium truck comes out, but for all you ST fans the crew over at Hobby Pro USA have announced their new ST1 is now in stock and shipping. The ST1 is a versatile truck that can built in either mid or rear motor configurations, and is designed to go fast on around a racetrack. We have always been big fans of bashing with stadium trucks, the ST1 might make for a good basher as well. Some of the highlights of the ST1 include-
* 12.75mm big bore shocks
* Gull wing front a-arms
* CNC hard anodized aluminum chassis
* Full bearing set
* Dual disk slipper
The ST1 has a street price of $299 and you can get more details by hitting up the official Hobby Pro USA Website.
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Hobby Pro ST1 Gallery
After a full week of teasing, Kyosho has released pictures and information on their upcoming re-release of the legendary 1/10 Scorpion 2wd Buggy. While the buggy retains the classic look of the original, it features some upgrades to increase durability. The re-release uses 48 pitch gears and a modern slipper clutch to put the power to the ground, while higher quality shocks and pre-load collars help smooth out the ride. A sealed gear differential and the use of more metal gears help it handle today’s more robust power systems.
The part number for the Kyosho Scorpion is #30613B and it is expected to start hitting shelves this July.
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Kyosho Scorpion Gallery
The crew over at Murfdogg have announced their new Physco Short Course Truck. The Physco was designed for high traction surfaces and uses a four gear mid-motor configuration to help stay flatter over jumps and to rotate better in the corners. The Murfdogg is littered with carbon fiber, aerospace grade aluminum, and all the trick goodies you would expect on a high-end truck.
* Ceramic bearings throughout
* Uses genuine MIP CVDs
* Comes with Pro-Line F-11 wheels & Evo body
* Gull wing front arms
* Includes Associated big bore shocks
* Uses MurfDogg’s Trans4mer 4-Gear transmission
The Physco has a part number of #MD-6081, it has a street price of $579, and you can get more information at This Link over on Murfdogg’s website.
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Murfdogg Physco SCT Gallery
Kyosho has a new 2wd SCT called the SC6. The SC6 can be set up in either mid or rear motor configuration, and it was designed to go fast around the racetrack. For now, the SC6 only comes in a kit version allowing you to build it exactly the way you want it.
* 7075 aluminum chassis
* Big bore shocks
* 4 gear mid, 3 gear rear transmission
* Can use saddle, shorty or stick battery packs
* Adjustable ball diff
* Over sized slipper clutch
* One piece front axles
* 12mm wheel hexes
The part number is KYO30070B, it is priced at $669, and you can hit up the official Kyosho website by Clicking Here.
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Kyosho SC6 Gallery
If you are serious about 2wd short course you’ll want to take a look at the new SCT-2 from Serpent. The SCT-2 is Serpent’s first short course truck and was designed by Billy Easton. It comes with durable bumpers, lexan plates in the side-guards for more stability while jumping, and comes in a rear motor configuration. The kit is scheduled for a May release date with a RTR version to come out soon afterwards. More information coming soon, until then you can hit up This Link to visit the official Serpent website.
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Serpent SCT-2 Gallery
One of the latest kits from Tamiya is a ’71 Renault Alpine A110 Rally Car. This car was famous for taking up all three spots on the podium at the 1971 Monte Carlo Rally, now you can own a very detailed rc version. The Renault comes on Tamiya’s M0-6 platform which is rear wheel drive with the battery running front to rear. Some of its other features and specifications include-
* Gear differential
* Fully independent double wishbone suspension
* Plastic friction shocks
* Clear polycarbonate body
* TBLE-02S ESC inlcuded
* Includes plastic bushings
* Plastic bathtub chassis
* Adjustable wheelbase- 210mm, 225mm and 239mm
* Gear Ratio 5.8:1
The Tamiya Renault has a part number of #58591, a street price of $175, and they are expected to start hitting hobby shops in late May. For more information visit This Link over on the official Tamiya website.
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The Durango DEX210 buggy has been successful around the globe. Now its predecessor has been announced, the DEX210v2. The version 2 comes with a slew of upgrades to make it better than ever.
* Hard anodized 8 mm longer chassis
* Straight front arms for more ground clearance and better aero
* Interchangeable rear arms
* New rear chassis brace
* Redesigned side pods
* New front shock tower
* Low-profile rear shock tower
* Clear version 2 cab-forward body
* More shock piston choices
* Updated DIMEC X ball cups
* -2 mm rear roll-center suspension hanger
* Includes Team Durango Type “B” upgrades
* Length- 13.2″, 14.5″
* Width- 9.6″
* Wheelbase- 10.6-11.2″
* Weight- 3.64 lb
The part number for the 210v2 is #TDRC0011, you can expect a street price of $279, and they should start hitting hobby shops in Mid March. Hit up This Link to visit the official Durango website.
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Durango DEX210v2 Buggy