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Knight Customs Axial Deadbolt Parts

Axial Deadbolt Hop-Up Parts from Knight Customs

The folks over at Knight Customs have announced a bunch of new parts to upgrade your Axial Deadbolt with. First up is a choice of two different front grills. One is the Angry version (#AD10006, $16) that features a tougher look than the stock style unit (#AD10007, $14). Both require the use of the Axial light bucket set (#AX80045). The next part [...]


Axial Yeti XL Upgrade Parts

Yeti XL Goodies from Axial Racing

The good guys over at Axial Racing have put out a press release to announce that a bunch of Yeti XL Option Parts are shipping right now for your bashing pleasure. The list of parts includes- * AX31251 Yeti XL Front Sway Bar Set (Soft, Medium, Firm) $30 * AX31252 Yeti XL Rear Sway Bar Set (Soft, Medium, Firm) $45 * AX31039 [...]



Factory RC – New upgrades for the Hot Bodies D413

Factory RC has some new goodies out for the Hot Bodies D413. First up is the Bolt “Polarity™” battery strap. 3mm carbon fiber material featuring their “bolt” logo with machined polarity marks in the strap to help you identify the proper connection orientation. Next up is the Bolt Rear Camber Plate which includes additional mounting holes and also featuring their [...]



Factory RC – Upgrades for the Yokomo YZ2

Factory RC has some new goodies for the Yokomo YZ2 buggy. New items include a “Shorty” battery strap made from 3mm carbon fiber and your choice of steel or titanium screws. They also have 3mm carbon fiber shock towers for both the “Gullwing” style and “Straight” style arms. Also in 3mm carbon fiber. And finally Factory RC has also improved upon the stock [...]



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 [...]


GPM Front Bumber Plate

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, [...]


Vantage 2 BL Motor 21

Kyosho Vantage 2 BL Motors

Kyosho is always pushing the boundaries when it comes to new tech and thinking outside the box. They have introduced their new Vantage 2 line of brushless motors in 21.5, 17.5, 13.5, 8.5, 7.5 and 6.5 sizes so there has got to be a size in here for pretty much any 1/10 scale. So big deal you say everyone has [...]


Rakon Heli 200QX Upgrades (9)

Showing off the Rakon Heli 200QX Frame Conversion and More!

I may have been buried in snow or humbled by the cold these past weeks, but it did not keep me down! The team over at Rakon Heli specializes in upgrades, and I had to take a look at the Blade 200QX main frame, prop nut, and motor lock nut upgrades. The frame sells for around $70, and takes a bit of time [...]


HPI Q32 Option Parts

Option Parts for the HPI Racing Q32 Baja Buggy

So you just picked up a new HPI Q32 Baja Buggy, now it is time to hop it up. Lucky for you HPI has a number of upgrade parts to help personalize your new machine. To change the looks of your new buggy, HPI offers black (#114276) or chrome (#114279) Super Star Wheel Sets priced at $9. You can also add [...]


Vaterra halix upgrade servo xpert

Vaterra Halix Hop-Up Series Part #6 – Upgrading the Servo

While the stock servo in the Vaterra Halix works fine for general bashing, to go truly high performance a better servo needs to be installed. A better servo will not only be faster than the stock unit, but also have more power for keeping those big tires pointed where you intend them to be. For our Halix project we decided to [...]


Vaterra Halix Hop-up turnbucles tie rods

Vaterra Halix Hop-Up Series Part #5 – Upgrading the Turnbu…

This week in our Vaterra Halix upgrade series we’ll be showing you how to install new turnbuckles. There are a couple of good reasons to do this, the first being that the stock units can break during hard bashing, the second is that the stock units are not adjustable. Being able to adjust tire camber and front toe-in comes in [...]


MIP CVDs Vaterra Halix

Vaterra Halix Hop-Up Series Part #4 – Installing MIP CVDs

The previous hop-ups we performed on the Vaterra Halix didn’t take much elbow grease. Installing pre-mounted wheels & tires can take as little as 5 minutes, while installing a pre-painted body might take less than half an hour. On the flip side of the coin, installing MIP CVDs on the Halix might be the most time consuming hop-up to be [...]


Vaterra Halix Pro-Line Body How To

Vaterra Halix Hop-Up Series Part #3 – Installing a New Bod…

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 [...]


Pro-Line Halix Trencher

Vaterra Halix Hop-Up Series Part #2 – New Wheels & Tires

Changing to better tires is commonly known as the best “Bang for the Buck” upgrade that you can do to any rc car. While the Vaterra Halix comes with decent tires, we are shooting for top-of-the-line with our project truck so better units were a must. We consider Pro-Line Trenchers the best all around bashing tires that money can buy, so [...]


Pro-Line Hop-Up Shocks Vaterra Halix

Hop-Up Series Part #1 – Vaterra Halix – Upgrading the Shocks

One of our favorite all around bash machines here at BigSquidRC is the Vaterra Halix monster truck. While out of the box it is great fun to bash, we are doing a series of hop-up articles to make it truly epic. This week we’ll start off the series by upgrading the shocks. The stock shocks on the Vaterra Halix work fine, [...]