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HPI Custom Drifter

HPI Racing – How To Customize Your Drifter

Are you new to drifting? Have you been drifting for a while but are looking to up your sideways game? The folks over at HPI Racing have written a new article that shows you exactly how to customize a body for rc drifting. The article explains how to do a cool drifting paint job, as well as how to install [...]

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PRO-MT Set Up Street

How To – Setting Up Your PRO-MT For Street Driving

There is no doubt that the vast majority of bash vehicles were designed to be used off-road, but end up being pavement burners. We see it every day, trucks (and buggies) of all sorts being driven around the local parking lot, many handling like a hay-wagon because they were not set-up properly. We decided to do an article on how to [...]

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How To Spektrum AVC Stability Control

How To – Dialing In Spektrum’s AVC Stability Control

A few months ago we Did An Article on how to put Spektrum’s AVC Electronic Stability Control in a typical bash vehicle like the Traxxas 2wd Slash VXL, but what good is AVC if it isn’t set-up properly? Today we’ll be going over some tips on how to dial in the AVC Stability Control on your car. * Before you even [...]

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Spektrum AVC Traxxas Slash VXL

How To - Installing AVC Stability Control in a 2wd Traxxas S…

Here at BigSquidRC we get asked lots of questions, but lately we have been hearing the questions, “Does stability control really work?” and “How do you even install it?” all the time. With so much interest being shown, we figured it was time to bust out a post on how to install an electronic stability control system. While there are now [...]

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Axial SCX10 Pulling Truck Conversion: Part Two

Before we get started, you can click here for part one of this series if you missed it. The Central Illinois R/C Pulling Association (CIRCPA) holds their events in the town of Jerseyville, IL. It’s about 45 minutes north of St. Louis, MO. They have a very nice track setup under a pavilion so they can do business rain or shine. [...]

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Axial SCX10 Pulling Truck Conversion: Part One

The Axial SCX10 is the most popular scale 4×4 crawler of all time. It’s the main reason the genre is so popular today. But did you know the versatile SCX10 is also partly responsible for the surge in r/c pulling? Due to the massive popularity and ease of modibility of trucks like the Axial SCX10, scale off-road clubs are starting to [...]

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How to Dye Plastic Parts with Rit

Rit Dye is a super cheap option to customize your vehicle without the need for paint or custom parts that cost big $$. You can usually find Rit in the laundry aisle of your local supermarket. The powder (like I’m using here) is around 90 cents. The liquid stuff costs around $2-$3 a pop. Any light colored plastic part will usually [...]

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Pro-Line Racing PRO-MT to PRO-ST Stadium Truck Conversion

Pro-Line PRO-MT to PRO-ST Stadium Truck Conversion

Is the old school stadium truck on the comeback? Perhaps so, Associated just announced the T5M and now Pro-Line Racing did a post on their blog on how to convert their BigSquidRC Bash Vehicle of the Year PRO-MT over to a PRO-ST. This Link takes you over to the post on the Pro-Line blog where they explain exactly what it [...]

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ARRMA Kraton Electronics Upgrade

How To Upgrade the Electronics in the ARRMA Kraton

Hi, my name is Iron Mike and I like long walks on the beach and destroying rc cars. You might know me as a part of the BSRC Bash Crew or perhaps from the Prop Wash boat column that I’ve been slacking on (for months now). A few weeks ago Cubby comes over to my house and drops a brand [...]

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Pro-Line ECX 4WD Sand Circuit

How To – Sand Blasting with the ECX 4WD Circuit

The BigSquidRC Bash Crew is firmly anchored in the Midwest, home to luscious top soil and sticky clay. One surface we don’t get a chance to drive on much is sand, therefore we forget that much of the world is covered with the stuff. After spending so much time in sandy SoCal this year, we decided it was time make [...]

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ECX High Speed 4WD Circuit

How To – Going Fast with the ECX 4WD Circuit

While we’ve had a fantastic time bashing the ECX 4WD Circuit at the local park, it does come with brushed power that isn’t very fast. Like most people, we are always longing for more speed, therefore we decided to do a few modifications to see what it would take to break the speed limit. Hit the READ MORE to see [...]

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Carisma M40DT LED Light Kit

How To – Adding Lights to the Carisma M40DT

Since we reviewed the Carisma M40DT it has become one of our “go to” bash machines. Recently we were out driving the Carisma but ended up running out of daylight, needless to say that was an absolute bummer. Why should the fun stop at sundown? The good folks over at Carisma make a nifty LED Light Kit made specifically for the [...]

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Gluing Pro-Line RC Tires

Gluing Tires with Cubby

While I highly prefer to save time by using pre-mounted tires, gluing tires is still a part of our wonderful hobby. For you old timers, you can glue up a set in your sleep, for you new hobbyists, it isn’t nearly as hard as some people (like me) make it out to be. I recently got a set of Pro-Line Gladiator [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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