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RC Racing
Our friends over at Pro-Line have posted a list of good things you can do while at the track and most of them apply to bashing as well. New hobbyists may not be aware of these, while some of us old timers tend to forget things over time, either way, click the image below for a list of how to be a world class hobbyist at the track.

Click right here to visit the official Pro-Line website, or click Right Here to read more Pro-Line news on BigSquidRC.

Freqeskinz_Proline_Bodies

File this under ‘Take My Money!’, the FreqEsKinz folks have announced they now have a bunch of sKinz for many of the Pro-Line Racing bodies!

Not everyone can paint, or knows someone that can make their body look cool, but most people can apply a large decal. The new sKinz are available for the Flo-Tek SVT Raptor,Flo-Tek EVO SC, 1981 Ford Bronco, Dodge Ram True Scale, Phantom Associated B5, Phantom Tekno EB48.2, Phantom Mugen MBX-7 and the Ford Super Duty F-250 Cab.

They are made from a durable vinyl, and are custom cut for each body.

Head over to the FreqEsKinz website, use the coupon code PRO4ME to get a 10% discount!

Want more news about FreqEsKinz from Big Squid? Hit this link to see other products of theirs we have mentioned.

Anyone have a favorite design? They have so many, not sure what one to pick!

Traxxas to Pro-Line Shock Guide
So maybe you’ve been thinking about upgrading the shocks on your Traxxas but aren’t quite sure what will fit. Pro-Line has done all the leg work and now have a handy chart to show you exactly which of their Pro-Spec and PowerStroke shocks will fit your ride. Check out the images above and below to find out which Pro-Line shocks are the proper length for your T/E-Maxx, Slash, Bandit, Rally, Telluride, Rustler, or Stampede.

You never know what you’ll find at the end of a TGIF Mystery Link.

Pro-Line Trifecta Buggy Wing
Pro-Line has a new Trifecta Wing for your 8th scale buggy or truggy. The Trifecta was designed for three things – performance, style, and durability. The futuristic design uses large center fins to add stability while dimples are used to create a “golf ball” aerodynamic effect to increase low speed downforce.

The part number for yellow is #6249-02, black is #6249-03, and white is #6249-04. Street pricing is $16 and you can get complete details Right Here on Pro-Line’s website.

Read up on your Pro-Line news at This Link on BigSquidRC.

Pro-Line Car Stand
A good pit stand makes your car easier to wrench on and can make it look tricker when in the pits. Some of the latest to hit the market are from our friends over at Pro-Line. The new motocross inspired stands from Pro-Line are powder-coated blue and made from a tough alloy. They are made right here in the good old USA and even comes with holes in the top to hold your shocks while you build them.

The part number for the 8th scale version is #6257-00 and it is priced at $44. The 10th scale unit is #6258-00 and comes with a price of $34. Get complete details by hitting up This Link over on Pro-Line’s official website.

Want more Pro-Line news? Find it Right Here on BigSquidRC.

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.

Check Out more Pro-Line news on BigSquidRC.

Pro-Line Racing Convention
The folks over at Pro-Line Racing are huge supporters of the rc hobby and were out in full force at the HobbyTown USA Convention. Inside the PL room were able to take a look at some of their latest products including their new car/truck stands and the new kit version of the PRO-2 Buggy. As always, the Pro-Line crew was super affable and we had a great time bench racing with them about the hobby. To get a closer look at all of their products, just hit up This Link to head over to their official website.

Click Here for more HobbyTown show coverage on BigSquidRC.

ASK Cubby

“Murfdogg Psycho

Guys, I would love to see a review and maybe even a head to head vs. The Proline Pro-2 with the new Murfdogg Psycho. I am just getting into the growing field of short course truck dirt oval racing, I’m running a late model style body, and am thinking about one of these two trucks for my next build. The big question is; is the Murf worth $200 more? I’m currently running a LCG Slash with a ChuckWorks mid motor conversion on the way soon. Really love the look of the Pro-2 and the reviews it has gotten but the new Psycho seems to be a strong challenger with the mid motor layout.

Thoughts?

Bryan C.”

Cubby- Yo hey Bryan, thanks for taking the time out of your day to shoot us an email. Oh ya, I have proclaimed yours as “Letter of the Month”, be sure to shoot us an email with your snail mail so we can hook you up with a BSRC t-shirt.

While we did post the PR for the Murfdogg, we have never really talked to them so I have no idea if they would be up for going head to head again the Pro-Line PRO-2. However, what I do know is the PL is a solid truck, whether it is being used for bashing, off-road, or oval. And… although the Murfdogg uses several AE parts, I would be concerned about the availability of parts for it. Not many hobby shops are gonna stock the specialty parts on that truck. If it was up to me I’d cut the check for the PL and use the extra 200 clams on uber batteries or to stock up on tires, but then that is just my opinion.


“Break too much

I read over on Facebook about how a certain website likes to throw review stuff off of roofs to bash and thrash it. Just wondering, do you think that is irresponsible?

Dayton R.”

Cubby- Heyyyy now Dayton, thanks for the email, get us your snail mail so we can get ya a sticker set in the mail.

Ya, I had multiple people shoot that to me. It was an industry person expressing their opinion that we (I can’t imagine what other website they might have been talking about, LOL) might be a bit rough on review product.

Pretty much every product we get goes off a roof at some time or another, and I’m not just talking cars here, I’m talking transmitters, batteries, etc. As I’ve always said, “We do it so you don’t have to.”. Some product is very tough and not easily broken, and because we aren’t going to stop a review before a product is broken, we have to resort to hucking them off a roof.

Is that irresponsible? Well, what we do for a living is to test rc equipment. Part of that testing is to determine if it will break the first time you drive it, or if it is the toughest product in its category. We could just beat the stuff with a hammer to determine how tough it is, but that just doesn’t have the flair or suspense of seeing whether it lives when coming off a roof.


That’s it for another ASK Cubby. Submit your questions, rants, and other verbal narcolepsy to Cubby at BigSquidRC.com. If your letter makes the big time you’ll get some free stuff in the mail.

YOUR Cub Reporter

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!

ASK Cubby

“Pro-Line Pro-2 VS Traxxas Slash Ultimate

Alright I have a Traxxas Slash Ultimate 4×4 and I would like to get a Pro-Line Pro-2 soon. Now, I know that one of them is a 4×4 and one us a 4×2 but I would like to know which one is better for bashing, and what better people to ask than the folks at Big Squid? I have heard nothing but great things about the Pro-2. Your review of the Pro-2 was a big help but I’m wondering if it is better than my slash. Thanks!

CAMERON G.”

Cubby- YO! I thought about just leaving your answer at that (we are big fans of the app), but after a few evil eyes from Brian, I guess I must give you more of a reply.

Pretty much any 4wd has a huge advantage over a 2wd in rc, and that is the case here. Yes, the Pro-Line is a great truck, one that we drive daily, and it is our favorite 2wd SCT, but the 4wd on the TRX is a huge advantage.

4wd helps a ton in pretty much every scenario. It is a huge advantage when plowing through grass. SCTs are prone to being hard to control over jumps and 4wd goes a long ways to making them easier to fly. Etc, etc, etc. However…. there are a couple disadvantages to 4wd. They tend to not turn as tightly, so the Pro-2 can cut under the Slash 4×4 in super tight 180s. And… 4wd are much harder on electrical systems.

Should you cut the check for the Pro-2? Heck ya you should, it’s as uber of a 2wd SCT as any on the market, but don’t expect it to do everything that a 4wd can.


“ECX 4WD Front Wire

On the ECX 4WD vehicles that Front Mystery Wire is a Steering Stop. They prevent the steering block from going too far. Since there isn’t a C Hub with a stop these are needed. It took me a while to figure this out & it didn’t come to me until I was checking the servo travel.

Chris S.”

Cubby- Ya, I got “the call” from one of my homies over at Horizon about 5 minutes after our ECX Torment review went live. Using a 35 minute phone call dissertation, he completely filled me on the whys and hows of “the mystery wire”. While it isn’t the way I would have gone about it, the wire is simple, effect, and adjustable (by bending/changing).


Yo, you’ve made it all the way through another ASK Cubby, hit me with an email at Cubby at BigSquidRC.com. If you make the big time (like Chris and Cameron did this week) you’ll get a free sticker pack, or maybe even one of our uber new t-shirts.

YOUR Cub Reporter

Pro-Line T-shirt
You clean and bling-out your truck so it looks good at the local bash spot every weekend, why shouldn’t you look good too? Pro-Line has announced 5 new shirts to bling-out you and your girlfriend. Available in a wide variety of sizes, the new Pro-Line shirts are a good way of showing the world you are into rc.

All the shirts are priced at just $16 and you can get complete details at this link on Pro-Line’s Official Website.

Read more, know more, get more Pro-Line news on BigSquidRC.

Pro-Line Tires
Pro-Line has announced several new tires for your racing/bashing pleasure. First up are several new Electron VTR 2.4″ buggy front tires. There are four new sets of these available- M4 and MC compound for both 2wd and 4wd 1/10 buggies. These are all priced at $20 per pair.

For the 8th scale buggy crowd, Pro-Line has announced a bunch of variations of their new LockDown. You can get just the tires in 5 different compounds, or for those you who like saving time (like us!), you can also get them pre-mounted in 3 different compounds. Pricing for just the tires is right around $24 a pair, while the pre-mounts are priced at right around $36.

Hit up This Link to get more details on the Electrons, Click Here for more information on the LockDowns.

You never know what you’ll find when you Click a BigSquidRC TGIF mystery link.

Pro-Line RAM 1500 Clear Body
Remember our big contest where we gave one of these away a couple of weeks ago? Big props to the Pro-Line crew for hooking up one of our readers before they were officially announced.

Now that the official press release has come out, have a look at the official pictures and information. The RAM 1500 for monster truck is not only good for replacing that mangled stock body of yours, but can also bring up your bling-factor several notches. The body is fully licensed, made from genuine GE Lexan, and has some sweet scale detailing. The RAM was designed to fit the Traxxas E-Maxx/T-Maxx 3.3/Revo 3.3/Summit and the HPI Savage.

The part number is #3427-00, it is street priced at $33, and you can get full details at This Link over on Pro-Line’s website.

HERE is the first TGIF Mystery Link of the day.