After a bit of teasing, Team Durango has released full information on their new DEX410v4 off-road buggy. The DEX410 platform is a proven winner, with the Version 4 upgrades it should be even more of an animal on the track.
* 10th scale 4wd kit
* Front & rear gear diffs
* Harder diff cases
* Ultra-Slim aluminum chassis
* Premium carbon fiber parts
* Universal joint center drive shafts
* Two way slipper clutch
* Revised a-arms
* Low stiction shock o-rings & updated pistons
* New Dimec X spec ball cups
* Cab forward body
* Larger body clips (Cubby will like those) & captured hinge pins
The part number for the DEX410v4 is #TD102030, it has a street price of $399, and you can expect for it to start hitting hobby shops later this month. For more information simply follow This Link.
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Durango DEX410v4 Gallery
THE ECX Ruckus 1/18 4WD RTR Monster Truck Review
We were big fans of the 10th scale ECX Ruckus. It was tough, it drove well, and we had a blast thrashing it like we stole it. Today we are putting its little brother, the 1/18th ECX Ruckus Monster Truck, through its paces. Hit the “Read More” button to find out if it has enough power to be fun, to find out how well it handles, and see if it is worth your hard earned cash…
THE Racers Edge Pro4 Enduro 4wd RTR SCT Review
Racers Edge has typically been known for their accessories, but they’ve got a line-up of value priced off road machines too. Today we’ll be taking an in depth look at their Pro4 Enduro 4wd brushless short course truck. It is just a race machine? Can you bash hard with it? Does its included brushless system have enough power to be fun? Click the “Read More” to find out…
Racers Edge is known mainly for their aftermarket accessories, but they have cars too. Today we are bringing you unboxing pictures of their new Pro4 Enduro truck. The Enduro is a 10th scale, 4wd short course truck that comes fully assembled and ready to jam right out of the box. The thing that immediately caught our attention was the fact it has a street price of $359 and comes with a brushless power system already installed.
When unboxing the Enduro we noticed that it comes with a protective film over the body to make sure it arrives unscratched. We also noticed that the Enduro looks good in hand, the body is sharp, and the chassis looks ready for a good off-road pounding. Also of note, the chassis is extra stiff, due at least in part to its full top deck.
Take a look at our unboxing pictures below to see exactly what it looks like to pop a new Enduro out of the box. Be sure to click the “Read More” button for two additional unboxing galleries.
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Racers Edge Pro4 Enduro Unboxing Gallery 1
Racers Edge Pro4 Enduro Unboxing Gallery 2
THE RC4WD Trail Finder 2 Truck Kit w/ Mojave Body Review
RC4WD has flown under a lot of peoples radar. On the crawling/scaler scene they are very well known, but a whole lot of normal bashers have not even heard of them, let alone know what kind of product they put out, or even that they put out entire kits. Today we’ll be taking a closer look at the RC4WD Trail Finder 2 4wd off-road truck. Where does it fit into the market place? Is it bash worthy? What’s the scoop? Click the “Read More” button to find out…
Carisma might not be available here in the states (yet!), but they sure have a cool looking bash line-up. Today we’ll show you what it looks like to pull a brand new Carisma GT16MT out of the box.
The pictures below don’t really show the scale of the GT16MT but it is a big “mini”. The GT16MT dwarfs an Associated RC18T and is substantially larger than an 18th scale ECX Ruckus. The other thing that stuck out during the unboxing was the lexan undertray and buggy body/inner tray on the Carisma.
Our full review goes live in a couple weeks, until then check out our unboxing pictures. To get more information on all the products that Carisma makes simply hit This Link.
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Carisma GT16MT Unboxing Gallery 1
Carisma GT16MT Unboxing Gallery 2
Small scale vehicles can make great bash machines, they are inexpensive, usually take a good beating, and can be driven almost anywhere. Today we’ll be showing you what it looks like to unbox a new ECX 1/18th Ruckus 4wd Monster Truck. It’s bigger brother is loads of fun to bash, we’ll see if the 18th scale version is just as, if not more, fun.
The first thing we noticed after cracking the box open was the Ruckus came with everything you need to go driving, even the AA batteries for the transmitter are included. Next, the size of the Ruckus is quite impressive for an 18th scale which should help make it more versatile on rough surfaces. Our full review goes up in the next couple of weeks, until then enjoy the unboxing pictures and you can hit up This Link for more information on the 1/18th Ruckus.
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ECX 1/8th Ruckus Unboxing Gallery 1
ECX 1/8th Ruckus Unboxing Gallery 2
Team C has been teasing their TM4 4wd off-road buggy for weeks, now there are more images and information available. The TM4 is a high end buggy featuring carbon fiber and aluminum all over the place. Sway bars, large threaded shocks, and the ability to run 2S shorty packs are some of its highlights.
A couple of weeks ago we got a chance to look at one first hand in the HRP Distributing booth at the iHobby Expo. Like the rest of the Team C line-up, the TM4 looked well made, and with HRP distribution it should be easy to get parts once the buggy is released. Pricing and release date information has not been released, but the unit we saw on display looked like a full production unit. For more information on all Team C products hit up This Link to head over to their official website.
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Team C TM4 Gallery
After we first reported Here, the folks over at Racers Edge have released more information and a release date for their new Pro4 Enduro. The Pro4 Enduro is an affordable RTR electric powered 4wd short course truck designed for speed and durability.
* Three fuild filled metal gear differentials
* 2.4GHz radio system
* 4000kv, 4 pole brushless motor
* 6061 aluminum chassis
* Full set of bearings
* Aluminum threaded, oil filled shocks
* Removable electronics tray for easy cleaning
* Adjustable steel turn buckles
* Release date: mid-October
We posted below a body off shot from the HobbyTown USA dealer convention that shows the Pro4 Enduro requiring saddle packs. From the information released yesterday Racers Edge states that saddle packs are not required, so there have been some changes made. We will be catching up with the Racers Edge people later this week at the iHobby Expo, we’ll post fresh under hood pictures when we get them. Until then you can Click Here to view the other products that Racers Edge offer.
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Racers Edge Pro4 Enduro Gallery
The newest entry into the 10th scale 4wd buggy wars is the HPI/Hot Bodies D413. The D413 has already proven itself by winning the 2013 ROAR championship in the hands of Ty Tessman, soon you will be able to get your hands on one too.
The D413 definitely isn’t a cookie cutter buggy, it has some unique features. It uses 3 diffs like an 8th scale instead of just 2, and its design allows for two different chassis layouts. Also of note, the shocks come with shaft guards to prevent nicks and scratches, and it uses solid monocoque a-arms for extra strength.
The part number for the D413 is #112723 and you can find more information over on the official HPI website, just hit This Link.
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Hot Bodies D413 Buggy
It has been a long time since Losi/TLR has announce a new 10th scale 4wd buggy, but the wait is over, the 22-4 is on the way. Along with 10th scale 2wd buggy, 4wd buggy has also been enjoying a bit of a renaissance, with the new 22-4 Team Losi Racing should be right at the front of the pack this winter. Some of its key features include-
* Hard anodized, 2.5mm thick 7075 aluminum chassis
* Sealed 3-belt drivetrain
* Forward motor mount
* Generation II hard-anodized, big bore 12mm oil shocks
* HDS Slipper Clutch
* Ball Differentials w/ Tungsten Carbide Balls
* Universal driveshafts
* Comes with two sets of wheels
* Mid-cab body and wing
* Front One-way clicker or full-time 4WD
* Aluminum Camber Blocks Front & Rear
* Full ball bearings
* Titanium Carbon Nitride hinge pins
* Aluminum Rear Toe Plates and Aluminum Spindle Carriers
The part number for the new 22-4 is #TLR03005 and it has a street price of $469. Hit up This Link for more information on the Horizon Hobby website.
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TLR 22-4 Gallery
The second new 1/18th ECX to be announced today is the 4wd Torment short course truck. Utilizing the same platform as the 1/18th 4wd Ruckus, the 1/18th Torment comes with everything you need right in the box to get your bash party started. Gear diffs, sturdy nylon composite parts, and oil filled shocks come standard, helping to make the 1/18th Torment a good bash machine. Some of its other features include-
* Dynamite 380 sized brushed motor
* 6 cell NiMH battery
* 2.4Ghz radio system
* Bottom load battery tray
* EC3 connectors
The part number for the 18th scale ECX Torment is #ECX01001 and it has a street price of just $99. Hit up This Link for more information.
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ECX 1/18th Torment Gallery
After going big with 8th scale buggies last fall, ECX is now going smaller with the announcement of a pair of 18th scalers. ECX are some of our favorite bash machines, we are stoked to see their product line continue to grow.
The 18th scale Ruckus comes with everything you need to get going right in the box. In addition, 4wd helps the 1/18th Ruckus handle rough off-road conditions. Throw in gear diffs and oil filled shocks, and it should make for a good little basher. Some of its other features include-
* Bottom load battery tray
* 2.4Ghz radio system
* Includes 6 cell NiMH battery and charger
* Comes with EC3 connectors
* Dynamite 380 brushed motor
The part number on the 1/18th ECX Ruckus is #ECX01000 and it comes with a street price of $99. Hit up This Link for more information.
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ECX Ruckus 18th Scale Gallery