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MIP C-Drive Axial YetiThe Axial Yeti is tough but its plastic rear driveshaft can be prone to breakage under heavy use. If you have been twisting/breaking the stocker, MIP have announced a new X-Dutry C-Drive Kit. For the ultimate in durability, the MIP unit is made from heat treated steel and uses their spline drive technology.

The part number is #14390 and it has a street price of $45. For complete details hit up the official MIP Website.

You can find more MIP news Right Here on BigSquidRC.

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Yep, the review has been posted… but there are a few things that we didn’t show that are in the box that we felt needed to be shown. Plus, we didn’t show the box in the review. Everyone likes to see what the boxes look like, what they say, etc. So enjoy the unboxing photos of the Axial Yeti XL! A few of us wanted to drive it around with the box on. Something about it was entertaining with the wheels sticking out.

Make sure to hit Read More to see a nice surprise that comes with the XL nobody has mentioned yet…
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Axial Yeti XL Review

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How do you follow up one of the most hyped and anticipated rc vehicles of recent years? You go BIG! The Axial Yeti XL has a heck of a challenge ahead for it to not get lost in all the original Yeti news. Pure size alone may not be enough. Axial hasn’t really dabbled in such a large scale before. Can they pull it off? Will the Yeti XL be everything fans want and more? Keep reading to find out..

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First Pro-Line Pro-MT Owner
Doesn’t the young man in the picture above look happy? He sure does, he is the first owner in the entire world of the new Pro-Line Pro-MT monster truck. We ended up giving away a second Pro-MT as well, you can see its happy owner in the second gallery below.

We were very fortunate to be able to give a lot of cool gear this year at iHobby. We would like to give a HUGE Thank You to Pro-Line for letting us debut and give away the first two Pro-MTs off the production line. Our full review of the Pro-MT goes up Tuesday October 14th.

We would also like to thank ARRMA for letting us give away a Fury and a Vorteks. Big thanks go out to the folks over at Dromida who hooked us up with numerous Ominus quadcopters, and to Axial for letting us give away one of their Ram trucks. More thanks go out to Heli-Max for the 230Si quads we gave away and to Kyosho America for the Mad Bug. Estes let us give away a bunch of their Proto-X quads, they might be tiny but they sure put a huge smile on peoples faces.

Congrats to all our winners at iHobby, next up is giving away a brand new Axial Yeti XL at our 10 Year Anniversary Bash in Joliet Illinois on October 19th. If you want be the first person in the world to own the Yeti XL, join us at our biggest bash ever for a chance to win! We will also be giving away one of the super high-end Futaba 4PX transmitters along with tons of swag!

Click Here for more iHobby 2014 news.

Axial Yeti XL
Hey look what the BigSquidRC Crew just unveiled at iHobby 2014, the brand new Yeti XL from Axial! The Yeti XL is a huge 4wd 1/8th scale off-roader that features scale looks and ridiculous power.

Get your Pre-order in now! Click Here to get one of the first!

Enjoy the unveiling pictures and look for our full review to go live on Tuesday morning. Click Here for the official Axial website.

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So we got an email with a link to a dropbox folder, and a brief text. There are a LOT of Axial Yeti XL rumors floating around recently, and since whoever sent it to us probably sent it to 20 other sites, figured we better post it quick.

Enjoy:

Xtreme Racing Axial Yeti carbon Fiber
Now that you’ve got your Axial Yeti in-hand, it’s time to trick it out. Where do you start? You can never go wrong with carbon fiber goodies.

The carbon fiber experts over at Xtreme Racing have a couple of new items for your Axial Yeti. The first is an upgrade front shock tower. The tower is made from extra thick 4mm carbon fiber and comes with everything you need for an easy install. It has a part number of #10851 and is street priced at $29.

Xtreme also has a carbon fiber Roof Plate for the Yeti. This adds extra protection to the top of your rig and gives it that ultra-trick look you are after. Made right here in the USA, it has a part number of #10850 and a street price of $24.

To get more information on both of these items, simply Click This Link to head over to the official Xtreme Racing website.

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Axial Yeti Aluminum Upgrades
With the new Axial Yeti firmly in the hands of the bashing public, the Axial crew has announced a slew of option parts to make it even tougher and tricker looking.

As shown above, Axial has a new high-zoot adjustable motor mount. This is CNC machined from 6061 aluminum, has a part number of #AX31156, and is street priced at $56.

A 94mm universal axle set is also on the way. These provide a smoother and more efficient drivetrain and are made from hardened steel. They have part number of #AX31135 and will be street priced around $36.

For you guys throwing serious power in your Yeti, 32P machined steel spur gears have also been announced. You can get these in 68, 64, 60, or 56 teeth and they will be street priced at $23 each.

CNC machined slipper plates are lighter than the stock units and are hard anodized for greater durability. These have a part number of #AX31164 and you can expect a street price of around $18 on these.

The new CNC machined 4 link mounts look very trick and are designed to be much more durable than the stock units. These have a part number of #AX31165 with a street price of $43.

CNC machined shock mount plates add a nice shot of bling and should improve durability for you guys that like hucking big jumps. The part number for these is #AX31166 and are priced at $18.

A popular upgrade on nearly any vehicle is to replace the shock towers. The Axial Yeti machined aluminum front shock tower is hard anodized and offers more adjustments than the stock piece. Its part number is #AX31170 with street pricing of $27.

A CNC machined body post mount looks good while helping to eliminate flex. #AX31169 is the part number while it has a street price of $20.

The last upgrade part is a CNC machined sway bar clamp. These look really trick and add extra strength to the mounting points on the chassis. Its part number is #AX31167 with a street price of $29.

All the upgrade parts should be hitting hobby shops in Early October, hit up the Official Axial Website for complete details.

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T-Bone Racing Axial Yeti Front Bumper
A whole lot of people have been out enjoying their new Axial Yetis. Part of that enjoyment comes from pushing it to the limit. To give your new Yeti extra protection up front, the crew over at T-Bone Racing have come up with an ultra tough Racer Series Front Bumper. The bumper is made from heavy duty nylon, includes everything you need for installation, and comes with their lifetime warranty against breakage.

The bumper has a part number of #12010, a street price of $14, and these are available right now for your bashing pleasure. To get more details head over to the official T-Bone Racing website.

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Pro-Line RAM 1500 Clear Crawler Body
After some teasing over the weekend, our friends over at Pro-Line have released full details on their new 1/10 Ram 1500 Clear Crawler Body.

The Ram was designed to look as awesome as it performs on the trail. Officially licensed by Ram, it gives you the scale realism you are looking to top your 1/10 crawler off with. To make the Ram look even cooler, it comes with fender flares and a special area in the bed for mounting a spare tire. A detailed sticker sheet helps round out the package.

The part number is #3434-00, it is priced at $38, and you can hit up This Link for complete details over on Pro-Line’s official website.

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THE Axial SCX10 Ram Power Wagon Review

Axial Ram Power Wagon Review

There is no doubt that Axial is scalding hot right now. Everything they touch seems to turn to gold and for good reason, they’ve been putting out some incredible looking vehicles that can take all you can dish out. Their latest version of the SCX10 is the Ram Power Wagon. Does the Ram live up to the Axial reputation? Can it hold its own on the trail? Is it worth your cash? Hit the “Read More” to find out…

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Pro-Line Axial Yeti
The Axial Yeti is arguably the most eagerly awaited release since the Traxxas Slash. Now that they are hitting consumer hands, the folks at Pro-Line have done a short article on some simple hop-ups to make the Yeti an even better off-road machine. In their article the Pro-line crew shows you how to mount upgrade front shocks, new tie-rods, and what it takes to install their sweet Secure-Loc body mounts. To make it easy to replicate their mods, they use plenty pictures and list all the part numbers needed.

To take a look at all the mods they performed, simply hit up This Link over on Pro-Line’s official blog.

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A lot of people are starting to get their Axial Yeti’s in hand! Woo Hoo! We can’t wait to start seeing more of them at bash spots tearing it up! We want to let everyone know what Axial has put out a cool little Pre-Run check list for you! Yes you, with the new clean Yeti! It covers stuff like battery tray adjustments, drive shaft and wheel nut securing, and more!

If you have a Yeti, or you have one on order, you should head over to this page and read up.

What’s that? You don’t have an Axial Yeti? Have you seen our review? We won’t tell anyone, just go read the review and see what you are missing.