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Pro-Line Mounted Interco TSL SX Super Swamper 3.8 TiresPro-Line Interco Super Swamper tires are a great combination of traction and scale looks. Today the P-L crew has announced they will have Pre-Mounted sets of their 3.8″ sized tires available for your bashing pleasure. The pre-mounting makes them amazingly easy to put on your truck, and once installed, you can look forward to high levels of side-bite and forward traction. They come installed on black Pro-Line F-11 (1/2″ offset, 17mm hex) wheels to help give your truck a tough look and are a great fit for trucks like the Traxxas Summit, Revo, and a bunch of other monster trucks.

The street price is $45 per pair, they have a part number of #10111-13, and Here Is The Link to more details over on the Pro-Line website.

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Pro-Line Prime Buggy TiresThe new Prime slick tires from Pro-Line Racing can be good for the track or for bashing. At high-bite tracks they can save the time it takes to prepare/grind down a normal set of tires, while for bashing they can give you great traction with very little wear when driving on pavement or other hard surfaces. The Primes come with long lasting closed cell inserts and are available in a wide variety of tire compounds and sizes to fit virtually any 1/10th scale buggy.

The Primes are priced around $20 per pair and Right Here is the link to full details over on the official Pro-Line Racing website.

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ASK Cubby

“Hey guys do u know of a 120mm+ shock similar to gmade zeros. I was searching for some for my scale monster truck build and I couldn’t find any in stock so I emailed gmade directly and the response I got was the zero shocks are no longer in production. It seems there is a big phase out of a lot of rc parts lately when it comes to aftermarket support for solid axle monster trucks.

Spud”

Cubby- Yo hey Spud-ster, thanks for the email.

You don’t mention the size of your scale monster truck build, thus making an answer a bit tough. So… I’m gonna boil it down this way. If it’s a tenth scale build (with Stampede sized tires) I’d go with Pro-Line Powerstrokes if you are looking for performance. These use the same diameter shafts as the G-Made and are 118mm in length. They look cool and perform even better.

If you are looking for a bit more “scale” look I would probably cut the check for some King Series Shocks from RC4WD. These truly look scale, come in a 120mm length, and have beefy 3.9mm shafts.

However… if your MT build is 8th scale (using E-Maxx/Revo/Clod sized tires) I would go with heavier shocks than any of those listed above. The bigger/heavier tires require some significantly beefier shocks, in this case I would buy a set of 8th scale truggy shocks and never look back. Heck, if I was looking for an extra gnarly look on a tenth scaler, I would use them there too.


“exceed rc 6×6 mad crawler?

My name is chris my girlfriend is buying me the exceed rc 6×6 for christmas. obviously haven’t gotten it yet but looking already for some simple hop ups, my question is i have searched countless hours for a scale body that will “fit” with very little moding please help me as far as bodies for that beast please

by the way I want to replace all motors with 45 turns will the esc handle it you think? And one last question wanting to go with bigger tire/wheel setup, what do you recommend thanks again for your help look forward to hearing from you

thank you so much for your help

Chris”

Cubby- Ya know Chris, normally when I see Exceed RC in an email I instantly hit delete, strangely my eyes could not keep from rambling down your email and here you are, on the front page of BSRC. Shoot us your snail mail for a way-uber-dope sticker pack.

Oh and… props on the GF, she sounds like a keeper. Most guys would die for a chic that buys them rc gear for X-mas.

Also normally, I would say if you have an Exceed you are just plain screwed for aftermarket hop-ups. However, you are just asking for rather general items like wheels/tires/body, so here ya go…

You are screwed, I hope you like the stock gear. JK bro, how about I tackle the speedo thing first. So… will the stock speedo burn up if you install hotter/faster motors? I have absolutely no idea, Exceed doesn’t talk to us because we are the devil, we’ve never received one for review, and I’m not gonna make up an answer or repeat internet hearsay. What I will recommend is for you to just go for it. If it works, great, if it doesn’t, it should provide quite a fire/smoke show AND give you a perfect reason to get a new speedo.

About wheels/tires… best of luck finding direct replacements that have a crawler/scale look. The Exceed uses a 2.8 wheel with a 17mm hex, which isn’t uncommon if you are looking for replacement Traxxas gear, but to get a direct replacement with a true crawler look might be a PITA.

Lastly… about that body. I wouldn’t expect to be able to find an aftermarket unit just sitting on the shelf at your LHS. I am going to recommend not even looking for “6×6″ body. Instead, find a cab that looks good on the truck and build something custom in the rear. I mean it is a crawler, it would only be fitting to put a lid on it that looks insanely better/more custom than the stocker.

Have fun, go fast, and shoot us pics when you get your beast done.


Hey that’s it ya bunch of punks. You can submit your questions to Cubby at BigSquidRC.com. It is highly unlikely I will ever read them, but one of my interns will at least briefly skim over your emailse. If your letter does happen to hit the big time you’ll get a BSRC sticker pack, and if I proclaim yours as “Letter of the Month” we will totally hook you up with one of our sweet new BSRC t-shirts.

YOUR Cub Reporter

Axial Yeti with Pro-Line Volkswagen Bug Body

As 2014 draws to a close, I think it’s time for a bit of reflection. This was the year when the budding scale movement of 2012 and 2013 officially turned into a raging fire across all of r/c land. It’s not just scale crawlers either. Many bashing vehicles have now fallen in line with the trend and at the very least their bodies make an attempt at looking realistic.

The biggest release this past year was unquestionably the Axial Yeti. It was the first vehicle to really marry the basher mentality with that of a traditional scaler. The announcement and ensuing hype led to massive pre-order numbers and hobby shops fighting to keep them in stock. Axial was already the leader in scale trucks for several years prior but the Yeti pushed them to the next level. It’s hard to argue that they aren’t the hottest company in the entire hobby right now.

Nipping at the big dog’s heels were Vaterra. 2014 saw them drop the Ascender, the first truck available on the market to truly challenge Axial’s stalwart SCX10 line. Ascenders are starting to become very common out on the trail and the aftermarket is ramping up in support of it.

Speaking of the aftermarket, never has so much cool stuff been so readily (and affordably!) available for your scale truck. Just a couple years ago it was hard to find a set of tires with many people resorting to cutting or making their own. Now, companies like Pro-Line and RC4WD offer almost as many choices as a 1:1 off-roader has. Lights, bumpers and bodies (like the new Pro-Line VW Bug Yeti lid as shown above) are available in any flavor you want. The scale crawling market has proven to be a big vat of consumer money that everyone seems to be tapping into nowadays. I don’t see that drying up anytime soon.

So if you’ll allow me to put on my tinfoil hat for a bit, I see a couple things happening in 2015.

For starters, I think a few other big companies are going to get involved in the scale crawling scene. Whether that’s a good or bad thing I don’t know. If innovation and one-upmanship are shown than it will be great for us all. If it turns into a glut of SCX10 or Yeti clones then I’m not keen on it. If you remember the short course boom from years past then you’ll recall roughly 6,000 vehicles that look and drive almost exactly alike. Let’s hope that innovation stays at the forefront.

And finally, because I’m contractually obligated to bring it up once per month, I predict a true to scale short course truck will release and ignite another off-road racing boom. Hey, a guy can dream right?

Next week myself and Adam the Intern (our other scale dude) are going to lay out our respective favorite scale 4×4 releases of 2014. Not necessarily the best, the one that sold the most or whatever….but our personal favorites. I’m not sure what Adam’s is yet but mine will probably come as a surprise to some people. Heck, it was a surprise to me that I enjoyed this truck as much as I did. Until next time, have a great weekend!

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Pro-Line Big Give 2014Pro-Line is known for several things- sharp bodies, great tires, winning championships, doing a lot of charitable work, and generally just going huge when they do something. On the charity side of things, Pro-Line has started their annual BIG GIVE event. This runs through Thursday December 18th and gives you a chance to not only win some very trick Pro-Line products, but to also have Pro-Line give some big cash to a charity in your name.

Each day a winner will be given a Pro-Line Prize Pack that consists of a new PRO-2 SCT, a PRO-2 SCB, or PRO-MT, a Pro-Line apparel pack, and a $50 to $100 gift certificate. Also in the prize pack is a donation to a charity in your name ranging from $1000 to $5000. All in all, Pro-Line’s BIG GIVE gives away over $30,000 in donations and prizes.

How do you enter? It is very simple, just hit This Link to head over to the BIG GIVE page over on Pro-Line’s website. To get more Pro-Line news on BigSquidRC simply hit up This Link.

Pro-Line Come Drive With Us VideoIf you really want to get your rc blood pumping, the latest video from 5150 Productions and Pro-Line will do it. The Come Drive With Us video featuring the IFMAR 8th Scale Worlds has some pretty incredible action footage along with loads of interviews. From the opening ceremonies to the newly crowned world champ spraying champagne after the win, the video gives an in depth look at how it all went down at the biggest race of the year. Also featured in the video were some of the hottest new products from Pro-Line like their Trifecta Lexan 8th scale buggy wing, their new fuel stick, and of course their world championship winning tires.

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Video Pro-Line Super SwamperEverybody likes a good bash video and you can look below to see the Pro-Line crew getting in some trigger time with their new 3.8″ Interco Super Swamper Tires. The Super Swampers can bring a cool scale look to your monster truck while giving it exception side bite and more forward traction. They are priced at $34 and you can get more details at This Link over on Pro-Line’s website.

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Pro-Line Stacked Charcoal Heather Zip-up HoodieShow the world you are an rc’er while keeping comfortable this winter in the new Stacked Charcoal Heather Zip-up Hoodie from Pro-Line. The latest piece of apparel from Pro-Line comes with a stacked logo on the front and a full Pro-Line logo on the sleeve, while its zip-up design makes it easy to get on and off in the pits at your local track or bash spot.

The zip-up hoodie is priced at $50 and Here Is The Link to more details over on the official Pro-Line website.

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Pro-Line BullDog Mid Motor Stadium Truck Clear BodyIf you are driving a mid motored Kyosho RT6 or an Associated CT4.2, Pro-Line Racing has a new cab forward BullDog body for you. The front of the body has been designed or more down force, giving you more traction in corners and helped to keep the front on the ground instead of pulling a wheelie. To add stability and give a more aggressive look, Pro-Line added a “Mohawk” on top of the cab, while a low profile rear deck helps clean air hit the wing.

The street price is $24, it has a part number of #3438-00, and you can get complete details At This Link over on Pro-Line’s website.

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Pro-Line Blockade Pre-MountsPutting high performance tires on your truck can be one of the single best “bang-for-the-buck” upgrades you can do. To make it easier for you, Pro-Line has announced new pre-mounts that take just seconds to mount up.

Pro-Line now has their 2.8″ Interco Super Swampers pre-mounted with a part number of #10110-14 and a street price of $36 per pair. These are designed for more traction on a wide variety or surfaces and you can hit up This Link for more details.

If you do most of your driving on hard pack, Pro-Line now has their 3.8″ Blockades pre-mounted. These have a part number of #10109-13, they are street priced at $45, and you can get more details over on the official Pro-Line Website.

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Pro-Line thanksgiving saleStarting November 28th and running until November 30th, Pro-Line is holding an After Thanksgiving Sale. For those three days you can get 15% off your order by using promo code THANKS15.

Pro-Line is also holding a Cyber Monday Sale. Depending on the size of your order, you can get between $5 to $50 off. To get the promo codes for the Cyber Monday Sale click on the picture below. Click Right Here to visit the official Pro-Line website for more details.

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Pro-Line Interco TSL SX Super Swamper 3.8Pro-Line have created Interco TSL SX Super Swamper 3.8″ monster truck tires to give your truck more traction with a great scale look. The 3.8″ Super Swampers are an officially licensed product with great attention to detail to give them an authentic full scale look. These are said to give your truck extra side bite in the corners, while still providing excellent forward traction when you pound the gas.

The part number is #10111-00, they are street priced at $34 per pair, and Here Is The Link to more information over on the official Pro-Line website.

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Pro-Line Christmas ChildWhile the Pro-Line crew might be best known for winning world championships and building uber bash machines like the PRO-MT, they also do a lot of work for charity. Pro-Line employees recently put together a bunch of gift boxes for children in need. They did it through a Samaritan’s Purse program called Operation Christmas Child, and their team topped their goal by putting together 16 boxes this year.

You can participate in the same program to give a child an extra special Christmas, all you have to do is hit up This Link for all the details.

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