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Rakon Heli 200QX Upgrades (9)

Showing off the Rakon Heli 200QX Frame Conversion and M…

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Vaterra halix upgrade servo xpert

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

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 [...]

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Vaterra Halix Hop-up turnbucles tie rods

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

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 [...]

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MIP CVDs Vaterra Halix

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

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 [...]

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Vaterra Halix Pro-Line Body How To

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

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 [...]

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Pro-Line Halix Trencher

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

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 [...]

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Pro-Line Hop-Up Shocks Vaterra Halix

Hop-Up Series Part #1 - Vaterra Halix - Upgrading the S…

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, [...]

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Revell Dromida Option Hop Up Parts

Revell Dromida Option Parts

A big part of bashing is hopping up your rig, making it faster, look better, and more importantly, durable. After the guys over at Revell announced their new Dromida line-up of bash machines, they also announced a slew of hop-up parts. Some of the parts help improve performance, some improve durability, and all of them help uber-out the new Dromidas. [...]

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Pro-Line Custom Parts for Ty Tessmann

Pro-Line Custom Parts for Ty Tessmann

The good folks over at Pro-Line have released two pictures of custom parts they made up just for Ty Tessman to use at the IFMAR Worlds this week in California. Pro-Line has in-house manufacturing capability at their California headquarters, thus making it easy for them to whip up some uber parts for their factory hotshoes. Pictured are custom Pro-Line titanium [...]

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Thunder Tiger MT-4 G3 Pro-Line Body Wing

Hop-Up Series Part #4 – Thunder Tiger MT-4 G3, Instal…

When you start hopping up your Thunder Tiger MT-4 G3 the single biggest change you can make to its looks is changing the body. This week we’ll be going over what it takes to put a new body on your big TT. Hit the “Read More” button to see what it takes to mount up a body and wing to the [...]

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Thunder Tiger MT-4 G3 New Pro-Line Wheels Tires

Hop-Up Series Part #3 - Thunder Tiger MT-4 G3, Installi…

One of the most cost effective ways to gain performance on any rc car is to install new wheels and tires. This is especially important in todays high powered world of brushless and Lipo. Today there is more juice on tap than ever before making it even harder to put all the power to the ground. The stock tires on [...]

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Duratrax 835B 835E Upgrades

Duratrax 835B & 835E Upgrades

The Duratrax 835E and 835B 8th scale buggies have been doing well with the basher crowd. They both have affordable price points and have proven to take a good beating. With their popularity, users are looking to make them even better with hop-up parts. Today Duratrax has announced some affordable parts to beef up and allow more tuning on their [...]

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STRC Limited Edition Red Anodized Axial Wraith Option Parts

STRC Limited Edition Red Anodized Axial Wraith Option P…

Hey all you Axial Wraith owners, the folks over at ST Racing Concepts have a web-only special for you. They’ve got some Limited Edition red anodized hop-up parts for the Wraith that are perfect for making your Wraith stand out in a crowd. The red STRC Wraith option parts can be bought as a complete set for $299, or separately with [...]

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Latrax hop-ups

LaTrax Rally Car Premium Racing Accessories

Right out of the gate LaTrax has announced a full line-up of go fast goodies for their new Rally Car. Some of the hop-ups are mainly for bling, while others like the bearing set should be a “must have” for the car. The performance accessories announced by LaTrax include- #7573X 12 spoke mirror chrome wheels (red, blue, black and chrome) $11/pr #7550R [...]

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