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Pro-Line PRO-2 Aluminum Steering Rack
You can never have a tough enough truck, nor can you have enough bling. The new PRO-2 Aluminum Steering Rack from Pro-Line does both. Made from aluminum with a carbon fiber steering link, it has both the bling and toughness you are after. The rack comes with bearings for silky smooth performance, while an eliminated servo saver helps to give the most precise control possible.

The rack fits the Pro-Line PRO-2 SCT, Pro-Line PRO-2 SC Buggy, Traxxas Slash 2WD and Traxxas Electric Rustler. It has a part number of #6067-01, a street price of $42, and you can get complete details at This Link over on Pro-Line’s website.

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Pro-Line PRO-2 Short Course Buggy Kit
Pro-Line has just made it a lot easier to get one of their ultra trick PRO-2 Buggies. You no longer have to buy one of their trucks and convert it over, the PRO-2 Buggy is now available as a stand alone kit. The PRO-2 buggy combines realistic looks with a high performance chassis to make it a great choice for bashing or for the track.

While the word “kit” is used along with the new PRO-2 buggy, much of it comes pre-built. It comes much like their PRO-2 truck, with the shocks, transmission, and much of the chassis already assembled. This speeds up the time of going from the box to the local bash spot.

Of course the PRO-2 buggy is littered with goodies. For example, it comes with the same uber PowerStroke shocks, Performance LCG chassis, ProTrac suspension, and Performance transmission of the PRO-2 truck. For tires, it comes with Pro-Line Blockades, some of the best race tires money can buy.

The part number for the PRO-2 Buggy Kit is #4002-01, it is street priced at $389, and they are available right now. To get full details simply click This Link To head over to the official Pro-Line website.

Time for the last TGIF Mystery Link of the day!

Pro-Line Racing BigSquidRCThis week the BigSquidRC Bash Crew made a big Road Trip to Southern California. We’ve been wanting to road trip SoCal for a long time now, to get in some “face time” with the makers and shakers of rc, and to generally learn as much as possible about the rc scene on the West Coast.

Both personally and professionally, we’ve been big fans of Pro-Line Racing products for decades now, so naturally we called up the PL crew and asked if we could drop by for a visit. They generously gave us the green light.

Everything at Pro-Line was top notch. From their huge outdoor track, to their waiting area, to their machine shop and shipping area, everything was clean, neat, and organized. Their facility was dialed, just like their products.

If you don’t already know, Pro-Line is a true manufacture of wheels, tires, and bodies, right here in the USA. From the inception of a product idea, through the actual production, all the way to shipping it out the door, Pro-Line is very proud of how many of their products are American made. While it might be easier/cheaper to have products made overseas, they prefer to go the proper route, making them themselves.

After the full tour, the Pro-Line crew was nice enough to give us some very cool hook-ups. Matt from Pro-Line used their in-house 3D printer to make an incredibly detailed Squid for us to take home, and they even hooked us up with a super trick Pro-2 Buggy, complete with BigSquidRC livery.

We would like to give extra special thanks to Todd, Jessica, Gerardo, Matt, Tim, and all the rest of the PL crew for making our stay so special. It didn’t take long to see first hand that they not only want to put out the most innovative products in the wheel/tire/body industry, but also the very best you can buy, for racing, or for bashing.

*Update: We have gotten a few questions about who did the paint on the awesome body. It was done by Steve Burgess of Rugspin Graphix. You can get more paint info from their site at This Link

Pro-Line PRO-2 -8mm Indoor Chassis
Not everyone has a big parking lot to run on, some hobbyists bash wherever they can, even in small indoor areas. Pro-Line has announced their -8mm short indoor chassis for their PRO-2 SCT. The 8mm shorter chassis makes the PRO-2 more agile and gives it better turning speed, and it is made from Hard Anodized 3mm 7075-T6 aluminum for strength.

The part number for the PL indoor chassis is 6093-06, it has a street price of $75, and you can hit up This Link to get more details over on Pro-Line’s website.

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Pro-Line 2013 Ram 1500 True Scale Clear Body
The crew over at Pro-Line aim to please, and today they’ve made Ram fans very happy. The new 2013 Ram 1500 True Scale Body from Pro-Line was made to turn your old short course truck into a scale looking truck that has been lifted. The PL Ram 1500 is fully licensed and also has the scale detailing everyone is after. Made to fit Slash, Slash 4×4, PRO-2, and SC10 2wd, this body should really turn heads at your local bash spot.

The part number for the Ram 1500 is #3420-00, it has a street price of $35, and you can hit up This Link to get full details.

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Pro-Line PRO-2 Performance Buggy Conversion Kit

We recently got the chance to check out the new Buggy Conversion Kit from Pro-Line. This kit makes it easy to change your PL PRO-2 short course truck into a scale looking off-road buggy. Here is what we found out…

From - Pro-Line Racing
Direct Link - PL Buggy Conversion Kit

Details - Part number 6254-00, street price $76. Fits PL PRO-2 SCT, and Traxxas 2wd Slash when equipped with PL LCG chassis, performance tranny, and ProTrac rear tower.

Set-Up Notes - We converted over Cubby’s PRO-2 SCT that was equipped with an Xpert servo, Castle brushless system, Futaba 4PK Super R radio system, and PL Badlands tires on Split Six wheels. Mike over at Blaze RC threw a wicked paint job on the body for us, and we used a 3S Dynamite LiPo for power.

Build Notes - The Pro-Line conversion kit went together without a hitch. The instruction manual was well done and easy to follow, and all the parts went together without issue. Installing the conversion kit didn’t take that long, roughly 2 hours of wrenching at a leisurely pace.

Upsides - There are two major upsides to the Pro-Line buggy conversion kit, the scale looks, and how the buggy jumps. With scale appearance being of the utmost importance now days, Pro-Line did a great job with the body and roll cage. The plastic netting on the roll cage looks good and doesn’t get ripped out like rubber netting would. Also, the roll cage is keyed into the chassis to help make it stiffer, this also helps keep the chassis from getting bent on big hits. On the jumping side of things, there is no parachute effect on the buggy like you would normally experience with a short course truck. You could hit jumps on a windy day with the buggy conversion and never have to worry about it flipping over backwards, this is a big plus in our book.

Downsides - While we didn’t break any parts during our review, the buggy uses much smaller bumpers and does not use long/flexible body posts like on the truck version of the PRO-2. The bigger bumpers & body mounts on the truck help offer more protection during extreme bashing than the units on the buggy.

The Final Scoop - We found the Pro-Line buggy conversion kit to be a great product. It was easy to install, gave our PRO-2 a cool new look, and it took a beating without breaking. The buggy conversion also helped our PRO-2 jump a lot better on the big outdoor tracks that we frequent. The Pro-Line conversion kit rocks and we can highly recommend it to you.

Pro-Line PRO-2 Performance Buggy Conversion Kit
After months of teasing, Pro-Line has released full information on their new PRO-2 Buggy Conversion Kit. The kit comes with everything you need to convert your Pro-Line PRO-2 to a buggy, and it can be converted right back to a truck when needed.

Modeled after a Class 1 Desert Buggy, the supplied body and roll cage are loaded with scale detailing for a sharp look. Plastic window nets add to the scale appearance, but won’t pull out like rubber netting. Pro-Line light buckets can easily be added, as can a wing if you plan racing or just like that type of look. Also, the narrow buggy body is sure to suffer from a whole lot less parachute than a typical short course truck, making it easier to jump on windy days.

The part number for the conversion kit is #6254-00, the street price is $78, and you can get more information by simply clicking This Link.

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Pro-Line PRO-2 Carbon Fiber
Pro-Line has announced three new upgrades for their PRO-2 short course truck- front & rear towers and a transponder mount. All three hop-up parts are machined from carbon fiber to be light, stiff, and look trick.

The transponder mount has a part number of #6109-02 and a street price of $11. The front tower has a part number of #6109-00 and a street price of $16. The rear tower has a part number of #6109-01 and is priced at $12. To get more information on all three simply Click This Link.

Have you read our Pro-Line PRO-2 truck review? If not, you can check it out Right Here.

MIP Super Ball Diff for Pro-Line PRO-2
Ever thought about putting a ball diff into your Pro-Line PRO-2 SCT or your Pro-Line Performance Transmission? Well now the folks over at MIP have the hook-up for you. The MIP ball diff for the PRO-2 fits with no modifications and is lighter than stock.

The part number for the MIP Super Diff is #13375, it is priced at $60, and you can get more information by clicking Right Here.

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How would you like to win a piece of RC History?
We are giving away our Pro-Line Pro-2 Truck that was used in our review. The one for the exclusive announcement of the truck’s release! It is literally one of the first trucks off the assembly line!

This Pro-2 Truck was used in our unboxing pictures, and then later in the first complete Pro-Line Pro-2 Truck review.

We honestly hate to see this one go. It was an honor to be the first to announce the new PL truck, and it represents a lot to us, but we hope one of our readers will appreciate it that much more. It comes as the completed kit with the awesome custom body, but without electronics.

UPDATE: The folks at Pro-Line have been kind enough to supply us with prizes for a Second and Third Place! So, for second place, the winner will get to choose a FULL SET of Tires and Wheels!! Third Place, one pair of tires of their choosing! Awesome!

So here are the details and how it works.

The deadline for entries is October 24th, 2013 at 11:59pm CST. A winner will be announced sometime on October 25th. A random winner will be chosen from all entries received by our software.

Because we have had so many requests, and we don’t have to worry about shipping electronics, we are going to open this one up WORLD WIDE! So all you non USA readers who always send in the hate mail about contests.. you better get your entries in for this one!

Ready to get started? Lets go!

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Extra special thanks to Pro-Line for letting us reveal the Pro-2 Truck to the world, and also for their support on this giveaway.

Pro-Line Pro-2 Video
The good guys over at Pro-Line have released a new video showcasing one of our favorite short course trucks, the Pro-2 SC. In the video you’ll see Matt and Gerardo go over some of the main features of the Pro-2. There is also footage featuring the Pro-2 in action, both on track, and running wild in a bashing environment.

To get more information on the Pro-Line Pro-2 simply click This Link. Click Here to read our full review.

Pro-Line Pro-2 Kit Shipping
The official press release on our favorite 2wd short course truck, the Pro-Line Pro-2 Kit, went out yesterday. As you can see in the picture above from Pro-Line’s Facebook Page, the PL crew is working hard to get all the kits put together for your driving enjoyment. The Pro-2 Kit should be hitting your local hobby shop very soon. Whether it be a day at the track, or just bashing around the cul-de-sac with your buddies, the Pro-2 is loads of fun. We are still beating on our test unit and it remains in one piece, pretty amazing considering the amount of people that have driven it like they stole it.

We’ve got a very special contest coming up in a few weeks with the Pro-2 truck, until then take a look at our Pro-2 Unboxing Pictures and our Full Review.

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THE Pro-Line PRO-2 Short Course Truck Kit Review

Pro-Line PRO-2 Short Course Truck Kit Review

After 30 long years the crew over at Pro-Line decided to try their hand at the full on kit game. The PRO-2 Kit is the culmination of a series of hop-up parts that ended up turning into an entire 2wd short course truck. Is the PRO-2 a racer or a basher? Is it just a bunch of parts thrown together or does it stand alone as a separate truck? Was it worth the 30 year wait? We’ve been driving the tar out of the PRO-2 attempting to learn every upside and downside it possesses, how does it stack up? Click the “Read More” and find out, and check out the video!

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