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Boom Racing Aluminum Upgrades
The HPI Firestorm 10T and Blitz are proven bash machines, but they can be made even better. Boom Racing has a full line of Aluminum Upgrades for the two trucks that not only makes them tougher, but also significantly raises their bling factor. The aluminum parts come anodized in several different colors and are made to bolt right on without modification. Pricing ranges from around $5 for their aluminum front suspension mount, up to $25 for a set of their rear a-arms.

To get more information on all the Boom Racing aluminum upgrades simply Click This Link to head over to the Asiatees Hobbies website.

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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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ASK Cubby

“Hey Cubby,
What do you think about the Tarmac TIRE D COMP which is being used on the HPI WR8 Flux? Does it have good grip on the asphalt? Their pattern doesn’t seem fit for such surface.
Thanks man
Omar D.”

Cubby- Yo, hey now Omar, thanks for email.

We’ve gotten in a bunch of time with an HPI Ken Block WR8 Flux and I do have one comment about the stock tires- because of the monster power available, they don’t last long. LOL. As far as traction goes, they weren’t bad, but any time you mash the gas they became pizza cutters, and as you know, any tire twice its normal diameter isn’t going to get much traction. I would highly recommend belted tires as a replacement, but that’s just me.

Live long and prosper my friend… oh and shoot Brian your snail mail for a sticker pack.


“1/8 4WD Monster Truck
I am thinking about getting a 1/8 scale Monster truck. I think I have narrowed it down to the Savage Flux HP, or the Thunder Tiger MT4 G3. I have seen the shootout you have done with the 2wd monster trucks but have not seen any thing similar with the 1/8 4WD. Was wondering if you guys were planning to do a shootout? Maybe it would help sway my decision on which rig to pick up. Im sure many others would enjoy reading up on the reviews/testing as well.
Thanks
Jonathan”

Cubby- A 4wd, brushless, RTR, monster truck shootout is what I consider to be the “Holy Grail” of shootouts for BigSquidRC. It is my belief that for the majority of BSRC readers, that particular class of machinery is their preferred weapon for bash destruction. If we were bust out that shootout, I’m quite certain it would be a huge hit among our readers, and do a dern good job of melting down the servers.

So… why haven’t we done the shootout? We’ve had all the trucks needed for the shootout, the MT4 G3, the Savage Flux, and the E-Revo. However, we’ve never had brand new units all at the same time in the same place. To do a legit shootout we can’t use beat up or modified trucks, they all need to be equal, right off the assembly line, and we just haven’t been able to pull that off yet.

But… 2014 is looking to be the “Year of the Monster Truck”. There are a bunch of new units hitting the market, big, nasty, and overpowered, so the time is right to do our big MT shootout. Yes, it will happen, it has to happen. It’s who we are, it’s what our core readers want, it’s just a matter of time until we get our Ps and Qs together.

Oh and yea.. I’m pretty sure you’d be happy with either of those trucks you have narrowed it down to, they are both great bashers!


That’s it for this week ya lunatics, shoot me whatever is floating around in that deranged mind of yours to Cubby at BigSquidRC.com. Get a free sticker pack if your letter makes the front page, and win a t-shirt if I proclaim yours as “letter of the month”.

YOUR Cub Reporter

HPI Home Movies
HPI Racing has produced a cool video featuring submissions for their Home Movies Video Contest. The 9 minute video has lots of heavy duty bashing action, and showcases the winning entries. You can still submit your entries as it sounds like HPI plans on continuing the contest. So grab your car and camera and get those videos in to win@hpiracing.com. To get more information on the HPI video contest hit up This Link.

Thank Goodness It’s Friday, hit up This Link for a certified BSRC Mystery Link.

HPI Ken Block Fiesta WR8 3.0
To make their latest rally car even more scale realistic, HPI Racing has mounted up nitro power in their new Ken Block Fiesta WR8 3.0. A Nitro Star G3.0 HO engine is used to give you the smell and sound of nitro, while the WR8 chassis is based off the Bullet 3.0 monster truck for maximum bash-a-bility. A scale realistic Ford Fiesta body with Ken Block livery sits on top, which should make it a real head turner when you meet up with your bash-buddies at the park.

The part number for the WR8 3.0 is #112868 and you can get more information by hitting up This Link over on the offical HPI website. Click Here for more HPI news right here on BigSquidRC.

HPI Crawler King 1973 Ford Bronco RTR
The crew over at HPI Racing have announced a new look for their Crawler King. The latest version comes with a 1973 Ford Bronco body, comes in RTR form, and is waterproof for your bashing pleasure. With its 4wd and 55 turn brushed motor, it should be a blast to drive at the local rock pile. The truck in the pictures is sporting some super sticky Hot Bodies crawling tires, but we have not been able to confirm if those will come standard on the truck. More information is coming soon on this one, until then hit up This Link to visit the official HPI website.

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HPI BMW M3 Sprint 2 FLUX RTR
Maybe you’ve never owned an HPI Sprint 2 before, but many people have. Those that have know it is a durable, and fun, on-road machine. HPI has announced their latest version of the Sprint 2, a BMW M3. The Bimmer comes in bright orange and is motivated by a 5900kV Flux brushless system. Street price is estimated to be right at $300.

* Officially licensed BMW M3 E92 body
* Waterproof
* 2.4GHz radio system
* Comes on 1/10th Sprint 2 belt driven 4WD chassis
* Vektor 5900 kV brushless motor
* HPI Flux Vapor ESC w/ LVC

Hit up This Link to see what’s new on the official HPI website, or Click Here for more HPI news on BigSquidRC.

HPI Gittin Mustang RTR-X Micro RS4
On display in the HPI Racing booth at the Toy Fair in Germany was a new Micro RS4 version of the Vaughn Gittin JR ’69 Mustang RTR-X. The upcoming HPI Micro RS4 version looks much like its larger brothers and will come fully assembled and ready to drift.

* Fully licensed replica
* Includes two sets of mounted wheels/tires- drift and high grip
* 2.4 GHz radio system
* Includes 6.0V 1200mAh battery, charger and AA batteries
* Belt driven 4WD
* Full set of bearings

For more HPI news hit up This Link on BigSquidRC.

HPI Cue 1/32 Micro Buggy
One of the “big” surprises that HPI Racing showed at the Toy Fair in Germany was their new 1/32 Cue Micro Buggy. The Cue looks somewhat similar to their 5th scale Baja buggy, just in a much, much smaller size. The HPI Cue is small enough to be driven just about anywhere and comes with features like EVA tires and linear steering. More information is coming soon and we are told HPI is shooting for a mid Summer release date.

Want more HPI news? Get more at This Link on BigSquidRC.

HPI Racing HPI Bucky Lasek and Sverre Isachsen Micro RS4 RTR
The HPI Racing crew showed off a pair of new rally style Micro RS4s at the Toy Fair in Germany last week. These super detailed micros were replicas of the Subaru Impreza WRX STI Global Rallycross cars driven by Bucky Lasek and Sverre Isachsen.

* Officially licensed bodies
* 4 wheel belt drive
* 2.4 GHz radio systems
* Comes with 6.0V 1200mAh battery, charger and AA batteries
* Ball bearing equipped
* Utilizes standard size electronics

The part number is #112465 for the Lasek edition, and #112466 for the Isachsen version. You can find all sorts of cool information over on HPI’s Facebook Page, or you can Click Here to visit their official website.

To get more HPI news on BigSquidRC This is the Link you want.

HPI Racing WR8 Flux Ken Block 2013 GRC Fiesta RTR
HPI Racing has announced a new 1/8th scale WR8 Flux Ken Block Ford Fiesta. The latest version features 2013 livery for a sharp new look. Some of the other features of the Ken Block WR8 Flux 2013 Fiesta include-

* Waterproof Flux 4000kV brushless system
* HPI TF-40 2.4GHz radio system
* Licensed fifteen52 Tarmac wheels with HPI tires
* Speeds of up to 60 mph on 3S LiPo

The part number is #112715, it will have a street price of $479, and they are expected to start hitting hobby shops later this month. Click This Link to visit the official HPI website.

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Finally some video of the HPI Savage XL Octane! The world has been holding it’s breath for the release. Check it out…

Glad to finally get a chance to see it in action.

For more info from HPI hit This Link.

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Exotek Micro RS4 Ball Diff
Remember the long hours spent over on One18th looking at thread after thread of ubered-out HPI Micro RS4s? Yes, the BigSquid crew has been there too. Then the micro market died out, One18th went away, and so did aftermarket interest in the littlest HPI touring car.

HPI has recently released some new Micro RS4s and now we are starting to see new option parts again. For example, Exotek has just announced a new ball diff w/ titanium axle and front CVDs. The Micro RS4 market may never return to what it once was, but it’s nice to see new upgrade parts for it.

The part number for the Exotek ball diff is #1381 and it has a street price of $30. For the CVDs the part number is #1382 with a street price of $16.

For more Exotek news on BSRC hit up This Link.