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Axial Wraith Spawn Kit – the build up

It doesn’t seem like it has been 4 years since the Wraith was released, but here we are in 2015 with the latest 4WD solid axle basher/scaler that has taken the RC world by storm. The Wraith Spawn represents the newest generation of the truck featuring all the latest refinements and tweaks Axial has implemented over the years. This volume [...]

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More STRC Blue Anodized Option Parts for the Axial Yeti

STRC has announced another round of aluminum upgrade parts for the Axial Yeti with Blue Anodizing. This is a lighter shade of blue to match the stock Yeti RTR body. #STA80034B CNC Machined Aluminum Shock Collars (4 pcs) for Axial Yeti, EXO, Wraith. Blue Anodized $14.99 #STA80035B CNC Machined Aluminum Shock Caps (4 pcs)r Axial Yeti, EXO, Wraith. Blue [...]

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Axial Wraith Spawn – Kit build series

This year marks the 10 year anniversary for Axial Racing and with Axialfest looming in the near future as a celebration for all things Axial we thought why not celebrate the scale movement that this company all but created with a special Wraith Spawn build. We aren’t just going to build up the vanilla truck and tell you about it. (We [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – The Destroyer Cometh

Before I get down to business, let me take a minute to wish everyone a very happy Memorial weekend. Thank you to those who do, have, or will serve…and especially to those who gave all. Perhaps my favorite r/c announcement of 2015 thus far was made last week (full details here) – Pro-Line announced their new Destroyer monster truck tire. While [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Kit Manifesto

If you’ll indulge me for a moment, this week I’m going to stand on the top of Mount Pious and make a righteous decree to all below that kits really are the Greatest Thing®. As I write this I’m knee deep in a new Vaterra Ascender build (the pic above is my freshly painted body) and having a blast so [...]

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SSD Rock Shield Narrow Rear Bumper for SCX10

Looks like SSD RC has another cool aluminum hop up for your Axial SCX10. Check out the Rock Shield Narrow Rear Bumper. It comes complete with everything you need to bolt it right up. It ads a pretty slick look to the vehicle for sure. Features: * CNC machined aluminum bumper * Scale lightweight one piece design * Annodized black * Direct fit onto [...]

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Bringing the Bling to Axial Yeti XL

The kind folks over at Asiatees have added some Yeti XL bling from GPM Racing. A few notable items recently released to add some strength and or color to your XL are a new Aluminum Front Bumper Plate, Aluminum front C –Hubs. Along with a with those items come some nifty gear to get some extra width in that track, [...]

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March Bash-ness Champion – ARRMA Kraton

Wow what a final match that was! I do not believe we have ever had a final change leaders that many times. Normally one vehicle will get out to a small lead, and it stays there the whole time. This was a seesaw battle for sure and the Yeti XL was making a big push when voting closed. Congratulations to [...]

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Vanquish Products XR Width axle tubes for the Axial SCX…

When Vanquish Products released the licensed Currie Rockjock for the Axial SCX10 the promised the axle system would be totally modular allowing their customers to build the axle to suit their needs. It took a little while but the wider XR width axle tubes for the Currie RockJock have finally hit the market. The whole XR name came from the [...]

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Yeti XL axle housings from Vanquish Products

Well the new is barely worn off of our review unit Yeti XL so we knew the aftermarket would not be far behind. Popular Axial upgrade artists Vanquish Products have been hard at work developing their new aluminum scale axle housing for the XL. These should be a nice bump in durability for the beast of a machine. Features: -Aluminum bearing retainer [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Can You Have Too Many?

I’ve written before about how the best parts of trail runs are typically the social aspect. It’s always more fun to run with buddies than to go solo. Can you have too many, though? When I got heavy into scaling a few years ago I made it a goal of my fledgling club to have gigantic trail runs and scale competitions. Hey, [...]

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Everybody's Scalin' For the Weekend - Drifting and Craw…

Scale interiors, radiators, bodies & wheels….sounds a lot like scaling right? Well yes, but I’m actually talking about drifting. On the surface a scale off-road crawling truck may not look like it has anything to do whatsoever with a belt driven drift car, but there are sure a lot of similarities between genres. The line between each “scene” is becoming more [...]

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Vanquish Products centered rear axle for Axial Wraith a…

One of the coolest scale upgrades in recent years for the Axial Wraith (and now the Yeti) are the Currie Rock Jock Axles from Vanquish Products. As scale realistic as they are, a common complaint from the hardcore scaler community was the lack of a centered differential version to run on the rear of the rig. (The original Currie had [...]

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Everybody's Scalin' For the Weekend - Playing with Toy…

  Boy, that announcement from RC4WD about their action figures sure prompted a wave of comments, emails and office discussion with people trying to make their own point about when “enough is enough” on the scale realism thing. Here’s my take. While I’ve been an r/c hobbyist for around 20 years now (I’m 30), I’ve been a scale modeler for even longer. [...]

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Unboxing – Axial Yeti Kit

Recently got our Axial Yeti Kit in hand, time to open it up and see what’s inside. Glad to see the skull heads in there, always a favorite! Lots and LOTS of parts in these bags. The weight of the box felt like a RTR, can’t wait to get started. Click Right Here get more details on the kit over at [...]

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