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Pro-Line has sent a teaser picture of their upcoming short course body called the Blockbuster. And while you may think this is a typical teaser, it is anything but!

Since we are known for always digging up that extra detail, here is the scoop nobody knows… This is going to be the FIRST Pro-Line body built to hold a camera! Hence the name Blockbuster! We believe it should fit most GoPro size/type action cameras. So for all those guys that love making videos, and looking for a easier way to get that awesome shot, Pro-Line is about to hook you up!

Retail price should be about $32, and we believe the part number will be 3426-00, shipping in mid April.

More information and details will be released in the next day or so, until then hit up This Link to visit the official Pro-Line website.

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Pro-Line Dodge Ram 1500
While there might be plenty of Ford and Chevy bodies on the market, that isn’t the case with Dodge. Recently our friends over at Pro-Line shot out a teaser picture of their upcoming 2013 Ram 1500. The Ram 1500 is made to fit short course trucks (with extended body mounts) and is part of their True Scale line-up for greater scale realism. More information will be released in a couple of days, until then hit up This Link to visit the official Pro-Line website.

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JConcepts 1972 Chevy C10 Scalpel Body
The more choices for bodies the better, it seems everyone likes a different body style. Recently JConcepts announced a body style you don’t see every day, a 1972 Chevy C10. The Chevy body is intended for on-road use on your Scalpel converted Traxxas Slash 4×4 and is fully licensed by General Motors.

* Wide body design
* Shallow bed area
* Comes with Chevy C10 decal sheet
* Requires use of #2173 JC bumper conversion kit

The Chevy C10 has a part number of #0267, it is priced at $43, and you can get complete information at This Link over on the JConcepts website.

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Pro-Line 1981 Ford Bronco
The folks over at Pro-Line have a cool video showing off their 1981 Ford Bronco body. Watch the video to see the PL crew getting in some bashing action and make sure your sound is turned up to hear the realistic engine sound effects that really add to the video. If you want one of those Bronco bodies for yourself, they have a part number of #3423-00 and are priced at $37. Hit up This Link for more information over on Pro-Line’s website.

Pro-Line has also announced free shipping on all orders for the entire month of April. If you don’t have a local hobby shop to get your PL gear from, hit up This Link for more details of their free shipping offer.

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PROTOform anti-tuck body stiffeners
If you’ve done any touring car driving, you have probably experienced body tuck. If you haven’t, body tuck is when one of your buddies hits the rear of your car causing the body to get sucked into the wheel. Body tuck makes your car extremely hard to drive and can definitely ruin a good run out on the track.

PROTOform has some new Anti-Tuck Body Stiffeners to eliminate the problem. These are molded out of crystal clear Lexan and mount with three screws. The stiffeners also help to reduce unwanted body fluttering at speed. The part number for the stiffeners is #1721-00, they have a street price of $10, and you can get more information at This Link over on PROTOform’s website.

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Vaterra Halix Pro-Line Body How To
The single biggest difference you can do for the looks of your truck is to change its body. Changing out the body will make your truck look different from everyone else’s at the local bash spot, and in some cases, can even improve performance. For those reasons changing the body on our Vaterra Halix was a “must do” project.

In years past, prepping, masking, painting, then trimming a new body took hours. For people with little free time it can hard, if not impossible, to find a free evening to paint up a clear body. Thankfully pre-painted bodies are becoming more and more common, most of which can take less than 15 minutes to mount up.

For our Halix project we were looking for a scale looking body that came pre-painted. Our friends over at Pro-Line Racing had just what we were looking for, a red pre-painted Ford F-150 SVT Raptor. The body has a gorgeous scale look and takes under a half hour to install, perfect!

Here are the steps to installing a pre-painted body on your Halix-

1. Drill the rear body holes. Test fit the new body on top of the truck. Use a Sharpie or hobby knife to make marks on the under side of the new body where the body posts are resting. Once you have double checked to make sure your markings are where you want them, bust out the body reamer and make the holes. Helpful hints- we used a hobby knife to mark where the holes should be front-to-back on the body, and a pair of calipers set to make sure the holes were the proper distance apart. Also, start with a very small holes just in case you are a little bit off.

2. Drill the front holes. Put the new body on and clip it down in the rear, then make two more marks on the underneath side of the body where the front body posts touch. Once again, break out a body reamer to make a pair of appropriately sized holes.

3. Set the height of the body posts. We lowered the body posts on our Halix by two holes front and rear to get the look we were after. This is quite easy, use a 1.5mm hex wrench to remove the four screws required to lower (or raise) the posts.

4. All done! Put in a freshly charged battery pack and get some bashing in! Our Halix has a trick new look and Pro-Line bodies are known for taking a good beating.

Next up in our hop-up series is how to install MIP CVDs on the Halix. Until then you can Click This Link to read more how-to articles on BigSquidRC.

Parma SpeedFlo SCT Body
The folks over at Parma have redesigned their SPEEDFLO body with more cab forward styling and updated aerodynamics. The new body, the SPEEDFLO 2.0, fits all popular 1/10 short course trucks and is said to have more front down force than the previous model. The updated aerodynamics can give your truck more steering and less chassis roll, while large vent holes are easy to cut out and help prevent parachuting over big jumps.

The SPEEDFLO 2.0 comes in .040″, part number #1243, and in .030″, part number #1243L. Both are priced at $41 and you can get more information by hitting up the official Parma Website.

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Serpent Pre-painted 8th Scale Cobra GT Body
If you’ve read BSRC for any length of time then you already know we are big fans of pre-painted bodies. None of our staffers have any painting skillz, and quite frankly we would rather spend more time with our families or outside driving than wielding a rattle can. Today the fine folks over at Serpent announced a new Pre-Painted 1/8th Cobra GT Body. The body comes in their signature orange color and fits short wheelbase GT cars (325mm). It has a large rear wing for loads of downforce and is molded out of top quality polycarbonate.

The part number is #170311 and you can get more information over on the official Serpent Website.

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Pro-Line Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon Clear Monster Truck Body
After releasing some teaser pics last week, Pro-Line has posted full information on their new Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon Clear Body. The Jeep body was designed to fit trucks like the Traxxas T/E-maxx, Summit, and Revo, as well as other monsters like the HPI Savage. The tough classic styling of the Jeep Wrangler will help set your truck apart when bashing with your buddies, and is molded out of strong GE Lexan.

The part number is #3405-00, it has a street price of $38, and you can get complete information at This Link over on Pro-line’s website.

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JConcepts Silencer RC10B5M Body
For all you mid-motor Associated RC10B5M owners, JConcepts has announced a new Silencer series body for your buggy. The Silencer for the B5M has a trendy cab-forward design with a small shark fin on top for added stability. Some of its other features include-

* Clear polycarbonate with over-spray film
* Includes two 6.5″ wings, window mask, and decals
* Distinct JConcepts Silencer styling
* Clipped side-pods with extended runners

The Silencer has a part number of #0273, a retail price of $26, and you can get more information at This Link over on JConcept’s official blog.

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HPI 2012 FIESTA RS WRC FORD WRT PAINTED BODY
Need to replace that beat up body on your HPI WR8 Flux rally car? Now HPI is selling a pre-painted 2012 Ford Fiesta World Rally Team body to make your car look good again. We really like pre-painted bodies here at BigSquidRC, they save time and elbow grease, and they typically look a lot better than what we bust out with our rattle cans.

The part number for the WR8 Flux version is #112893, while the part number for the WR8 Version 3.0 is #112894. No pricing or availability information has been released, but you can find more pictures at This Link over on the official HPI website.

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Pro-Line Phantom Associated B5M
Our friends over at Pro-Line have released a teaser image of their Phantom series body for the Associated RC10B5M. As you can see from the picture, the latest Phantom is ready for the track, and it looks pretty sharp with the murdered out paint job. More information will be coming soon, until then you can click This Link to check out all the cool products over on the official Pro-Line website.

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JConcepts Silencer TLR 22-4 Body
The new JConcepts Silencer clear polycarbonate body for the TLR 22-4 has been specifically designed for high speed tracks. Featuring a low profile cab forward design, with a shark fin in the back for added stability and roof stiffness, the Silencer for the 22-4 will set your buggy apart from the crowd.

* Includes two 6.5″ wings
* Shark fin for added stability
* Comes with window mask, decal sheet & protective film
* Forward cab design with dual channeling rear escape
* Air outlets available throughout the body

The part number is #0271, it has a retail price of $26, and you can get more information at This Link over on JConcepts official blog.

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