The HPI Firestorm 10T and Blitz are proven bash machines, but they can be made even better. Boom Racing has a full line of Aluminum Upgrades for the two trucks that not only makes them tougher, but also significantly raises their bling factor. The aluminum parts come anodized in several different colors and are made to bolt right on without modification. Pricing ranges from around $5 for their aluminum front suspension mount, up to $25 for a set of their rear a-arms.
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Boom Racing Gallery
More and more people are getting into the 6×6 scene. A 6×6 makes it easier to climb tough obstacles, plus, they just look gnarly. Integy has announced a Limited Edition Trail Roller 6×6 ARTR. The Trail Roller has six wheel drive, all wheel steer, and roughly 95% of the parts are made from aluminum or steel. The 6×6 Trail Roller comes pre-built, making it quicker to get out on the trail. Some of its other features include-
* 415mm wheelbase
* Metal gear transmission
* Slipper clutch
* Heavy duty alloy driveshafts
* Alloy front & rear axles
* Equipped with winch on front bumper
The part number for the big Integy is #C25311BLACKSILVERT2, it has a street price of $679, and they are available right now. Hit up This Link to get more information over on the Integy website.
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Integy Trail Roller 6x6 Gallery
What are some of the trickest and most expensive wheels that you can buy for your short course truck? That would be the aluminum, fully licensed, Mickey Thompson Classic Lock wheels from RC4WD. Their aluminum design should help make them extra tough while out bashing and give them the ultimate in scale realism.
* Wheel Size- 2.2/3.0″
* Uses 12mm hex mount
* Silver finish
* Width- 1.48″
* Weight- 4.45oz each
* Includes two different hub offsets (Slash front, Slash rear)
* Fits Slash, Slash 4×4, Associated 4×4, HPI Blitz & others
These fine wheels have a part number of Z-W0145, they have a street price of $59 per pair, and they are available right now. To get more of the scoop simply click This Link.
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RC4WD Short Course Wheel Gallery
The guys over at Gear Head RC have some new officially licensed BTR TT Beadlock Wheels for your rock crawler or scale machine. They come in the popular 2.2″ size, are machined from aluminum, and have nice scale detailing to really set your truck off.
* Drive- 12mm hex
* Size- 2.2″
* Weight- 5.6 oz
* Width- 1.49″
* Made in the USA
The wheels come as a set of four with a street price of $170 and a part number of #GEA22-01. Hit up This Link for more information.
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Gear Head BTR Wheel Gallery
Want to give your new Team Associated RC10 Classic that classic Jay Halsey look from the 1980s? Now you can with aluminum wheels from Rogue Element. The Rogue Element wheels are made from 6061-T6 aluminum, look just like the ’80s originals, and work with the stock inserts and screws. To get more information on Rogue Element Components simply click This Link.
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Rogue Element Aluminum Wheels RC10 Classic Gallery
Our friends over at RC4WD have some new heavy duty billet tie rod ends for your bashing enjoyment. The new units fit M4 threaded shaft and should take some serious abuse before breaking.
* CNC machined from aluminum
* Weight: 3 grams
* Engineered and made by RC4WD
* Gen III rod end technology
* Stainless steel ball pre-installed
The part numbers are #Z-S1103 for black, Z-S1099 for red, and Z-S1097 for blue. They have a street price of $3 each and are available right now. Hit up This Link for more information.
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RC4WD Billet Tie Rod Ends
There are a few advantages to widening your Traxxas 1/16 Revo or Summit. A wider truck makes it less likely to roll over in corners and it keeps bigger tires from rubbing against the body. Here at BigSquidRC we are big fans of the bling, so just the tougher looking stance might be our biggest reason to “go wide”.
TheToyz.com makes widener kits for the 1/16 Revo/Summit in two different widths, +20 or +25mm, and in four different colors, silver, black, blue, and red. These kits are easy to bolt up and come with everything you need to change the handling and look of your truck.
The street price for these extension kits run about $20 and you can get more information by clicking This Link.
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The crew over at Kershaw Designs have just announced their new and improved V3.1 Basher Edition chassis for both the Traxxas E-Revo and Summit. They have now added two 1/4″ aluminum braces that run the entire length of the chassis to make them even tougher for all you extra hardcore bashers. Not only have they made their chassis tougher, they’ve also reduced pricing, making a smaller dent in your wallet. Some of the other features include-
* Receiver box mounting tabs
* Improved tolerances and clearance
* Chassis plates made from 100% heat treated aluminum
* Available in bronze, copper, matte black, green, or in natural aluminum
* Only 2 oz heavier than stock chassis yet much stiffer
* “Uni-body” design that gains rigidity from top and bottom plates
* LCG design for better cornering
* Uses stock center drive shafts or optional center dogbones
* Easy-access, open-air battery trays that include stops for using LiPo
* Comes with all necessary installation hardware
Street price for the Kershaw LCG Basher Edition E-Revo Chassis is $156, while the Summit Edition goes for $159. These are available right now for your bashing enjoyment.
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Kershaw Designs Traxxas Summit Basher Edition Chassis
The guys over at RC4WD are known for putting out trick looking scale gear. Their latest wheels, Mickey Thompson Classic Lock 1.9″ w/ Internal Beadlocks, are not only tough enough for a long day on the trail, but look cool enough to make your 1.9 machine a real head turner.
The RC4WD Mickey Thompson wheels are officially licensed and CNC machined from aluminum. Some of their features/specifications include-
* 12mm Hex
* Scale detailing
* Weight: 2.5 oz
* Back spacing: 13mm
* Width: 26.7mm
The part number for the RC4WD Mickey Thompson Classic Lock Wheels is #Z-W0007 and they have a street price of $129. Simply click THIS LINK for more information.
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RC4WD Mickey Thompson Wheel Gallery
Looking to go that extra step in scale realism? Hot Racing has scale looking aluminum jack stands to get you that much closer.
The Hot Racing aluminum jack stands are fully functional so you can use these to help work on your rig or to simply have them around as eye candy. Available anodized in either red or blue, they carry a street price of $15 a pair. The part numbers are #ACC82J06 for blue, #ACC82J02 for red, and you can get more information at THIS LINK.
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Hot Racing Jack Stands Blue
Team Durango has done nothing but grow since they hit the market. Racers have latched on to them for their track properties, bashers have taken them up because they drive so well, and the aftermarket companies have followed suit with their support.
We just received a few “sneak preview” pictures of the brand new hop-up parts for Team Durango vehicles from ST Racing Concepts. From the looks of the pictures they’ve got numerous aluminum and carbon fiber goodies for all you Durango fans on the way. We’ve reviewed numerous STRC products and they have been some of the best in the business, we are really looking forward to seeing how their new Durango option parts turn out.
We haven’t received any pricing or release date information but we’ll pass it along as we receive it. Until then HERE is the link to the official STRC website to check out all their other fine products.
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STRC Durango Option Part Gallery
HPI has announced a new CNC machined aluminum front gearbox plate for their popular WR8 and Bullet series of vehicles. The CNC’ed piece not only adds some nice bling to your ride, but is stronger than the stock piece.
Part number for the front gearbox plate is #101267, street price is $20, and they are available right now. Hit up the official HPI Website for more information on all of their fine products.
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One of the best reasons to own a Durango 210 series vehicle is the vast amount of hop-up parts available for them. Exotek Racing is one of the aftermarket companies that have been strong supporters of the Durango line and they have just announced another round of option parts.
First up is a new carbon fiber rear shock tower for the DESC210 short course truck that is 4mm thick and has a price of $40.
Next is a gold anodized front bulkhead that fits all three of the 210 series vehicles. This is made from a heavy duty T6 aluminum alloy and has a price point of $20.
Lastly, Exotek have announced some uber-trick gold anodized servo mounts. These lightweight mounts have a price of $12.
You can find more information on these parts HERE on Exotek’s official website.
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Exotek Racing Durango 210 Option Gallery