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Associated ProSC 4x4 RTRThe crew over at Team Associated have announced the latest vehicle in their Qualifier Series line-up, the ProSC 4×4 RTR. Fully assembled and ready to rumble, the ProSC RTR comes with Reedy brushless power, a 4×4 drive train, a 2.4GHz radio system, and a “splash proof” ESC. Some of its other features include-

* 16mm big bore shocks
* Reedy 7-Cell 8.4V NiMH battery
* Metric hardware and full bearing set
* Reedy 550-SL 3500kV 4-pole brushless motor
* Heavy duty gear diffs and slipper clutch

The street price is $359, it has a part number of #7062, and these are due to hit stores in mid-December. To get more details Hit Up This Link over on the official Associated website.

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INTECH Racing ER-14 BuggyShipping soon is the ER-14 1/10th scale 4wd buggy from Intech Racing. The ER-14 is loaded with carbon fiber goodness, big bore shocks, and even has a center diff. Like some of the other buggies on the market, it can run normal saddle packs or a single shorty LiPO. More details are coming soon on this one, until then you can hit up This Link for a few more pictures over on the official Intech website.

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2015 XRay XB4 BuggyOften considered the “fastest” indoor off-road racing class, there is no shortage of competitive buggies in 1/10th scale 4wd. The latest to hit the market is the newly updated 2015 XRay XB4. The highlight of the new XB4 is its “2-n-1″ design that allows you to either run saddle packs or a single shorty LiPO battery. Some of the other changes on the 2015 machine include-

* Revised aluminum chassis
* New carbon fiber top decks
* New front shock tower
* Beefed up bulkheads
* New aluminum motor mount
* New slipper clutch
* Optional center diff

The new XB4 will hit the streets at right around $450 and you can hit up This Link over on XRay’s website for more details.

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RC4WD Rockdragon CrawlerLooking for a scale crawler but don’t have time to build a kit? RC4WD has announced their new Rockdragon. The Rockdragon comes 100% pre-built, just paint up the body, pop in a battery pack, and hit the trails. Some of the highlights of the Rockdragon include-

* Comes with 540 brushed motor & Outcry ESC w/ BEC
* XR3 Radio and Twister high torque servo
* R2 single speed tranny
* Spark competition shocks
* 2.2″ Mud Slingers tires
* Black powder coated HD aluminum K2 chassis
* Clear JP custom crawler body

These are available right now with a street price of $299 and a part number of #Z-RTR0020. Get More Details over on the official RC4WD website.

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Vaterra Blazer Review 3

Vaterra now makes a scale truck? We put it through its paces to see if it has what it takes to keep up with the competition! The new kit comes with all sorts of new ideas that really add to the realism of the truck. With options like a quick and easy way to change the wheel base, or loads of steering and a transmission that is easily converted to 2 speed, this may be the next big thing! Click READ MORE to get our thoughts…

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Kyosho Fazer VE Lancer ReadysetComing to a hobby shop near you is the Kyosho Lancer EVO Readyset. On the outside it features a detail Mitsubishi Lancer EVO body, on the inside lurks a powerful Orion One 2400kV brushless system. The transmitter is a new KT-231 2.4GHz FHSS unit and it comes with an Orion 1800mAh NiMH battery to get you bashing as quickly as possible.

The Lancer hits the streets sometime in December at $309 with a part number of #30919T1B. Right Here is the link to its official page over on the Kyosho America website.

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Duratrax camaro nitro reviewOne of the most important people around the BigSquidRC offices is our guy “Wrench Bill”. He fixes all the cars we bust up (he is VERY busy) and generally keeps everyone sane. Bill is also our resident nitro lover. No matter where we go Bill always brings a nitro (or 3) to bash with. There are a lot of people out there like Bill, a big part of their enjoyment of the hobby is tuning and driving nitro power.

We hadn’t tested a nitro vehicle for a while then the good folks over at Duratrax sent us their Camaro ZL1. The Camaro is a tenth scale 4wd that comes with a .18 sized nitro engine. We’ve been bashing it for several weeks now, what did we learn?

* The included .18 engine has a LOT of power. It ripped hard from a dead stop all the way up to top speed. If you are looking for a car to impress the neighbors with power, the Camaro will do that. Also of note, we never had a problem getting the engine to start, and it stayed running better than 90% of the engines we’ve been around.

* We liked the included 2 speed tranny. Ours shifted well out of the box and made for nuclear takes offs and good top speed.

* The included tires gave good traction. Unfortunately all the power on tap really shortened their lifespan.

* The Camaro comes with a plastic pipe and we ended up melting the outlet on ours. This plugged up the exhaust and kept the engine from running. We also had one of the gears on the two speed come loose and fall off.

* With a spool in the front and a diff in the rear the Camaro handles well if you can keep from constantly pinning the engine. When driven with a smart trigger finger the car can really haul on pavement.

* We were big fans of the included electric starter. It makes life soooo much easier than a pull start.

* The Camaro is one of the best looking cars ever produced by Duratrax. It is officially licensed by Chevrolet and looks really sharp in person.

The Duratrax Camaro ZL1 has a part number of #DTXD53** and are street priced at $299. To get more details you can hit up the Official Duratrax Website.

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Mugen MBX7R ECO BuggyThe latest warrior to enter the battle for 8th scale buggy supremacy is the Mugen MBX7R ECO. The ECO is based on the MBX7R but offers refinements to improve its handling and durability. Big 16mm shocks improve stability, while a new chassis increases strength. New wing mounts, drive shafts, and front hub carriers are among other changes.

The 7R ECO starts shipping next month and you can get complete details over on the official Mugen Seiki Website.

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Team C Rally CarRally cars have always been a great way of having fun on-road while still having enough suspension to do some lightweight off-road bashing. The latest rally car to hit the market comes from Team C. They have announced a new 8th Scale Brushless Rally Car for your bashing enjoyment. Some of its features include-

* 2.4 GHz radio gear
* 2300kV brushless motor
* 120 amp ESC
* 17mm wheel hexes
* Big bore 16mm shocks

The part number is #GR8LE-RA and you can get more details over on the official Team C Website.

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HPI Hot Bodies R8Hot Bodies has just announced their first ever 1/8th Scale 4WD Nitro On-Road Car called the R8. Built for serious speed and agility, the R8 should be able to carve up your local track or empty parking lot.

The R8 comes in kit form with a 5mm thick 7075 aluminum chassis. A 2 speed tranny is used to put maximum power to the ground, while quick change hubs make for speedy pit stops. The R8 has a part number of #110754 and you can get more details at This Link over on the HPI/HB website.

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THE Tower Hobbies Cutback SCT Review

Tower Hobbies Cutback Review

The Dallas Cowboys are “America’s Football Team”, just like Tower Hobbies could be considered “America’s Hobby Shop”. While Tower is certainly known more for being a mail order Goliath than being a truck manufacturer, they do have a new 4wd Short Course Truck on the market called the Cutback. How does it handle? Is it fast? Can you slam it around without breaking it? Hit that “Read More” button to find out…

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Dromida DT4.18 Desert TruckWith the consumer world screaming for more scale realism, Dromida has answered the call with their new DT4.18 Desert Truck. To add to its scale realism the DT4.18 comes with a light bar, realistic wheels & tires, and it even comes with a spare. There is nothing to build with the DT4.18 as it comes completely assembled and ready to bash. A 2.4GHz radio system and brushed power system are used under the hood.

The Dromida Desert Truck comes with an affordable $119 street price, has a part number of #DIDC0046, and they should start shipping early next month.

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Associated APEX Scion Racing tC
The latest car from Team Associated is a Scion Racing tC RTR that is part of their Apex series. The AE Scion tC comes with brushless power and a body modeled after Fredric Aasbo’s Hankook Racing Scion tC. Some of its other features include-

* 1/10th scale 4wd
* High grip tires on 5 spoke wheels
* 3300kV Reedy brushless motor
* Water resistant electronics
* Comes with Reedy NiMH battery and wall charger
* Sealed diffs with metal gears

The part number on the Scion is #30114 and you can Click Here for full details.

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