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ECX 4WD Sand Circuit Pro-Line
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 a sand blasting machine.

For the project we grabbed our faithful ECX 4WD Circuit. The 4WD Circuit has done us well over the last few months, and due to its 4wd system and lightweight chassis, we thought it would make a great sand machine.

The first concern we had for our project was tires. We wanted to go with much larger units, specifically sand paddles, for maximum traction. It was easy to find the perfect tire for our needs, the Pro-Line Sand Paw 2.8″ is much larger than stock and comes with huge paddles. For wheels we opted for Pro-Line 2.8″ Desperados, they had the style we were looking for, are extremely hard to break, and mounted right up to our Circuit.

With the wheels/tires set, we then went searching for a body that would really set off our Circuit. With the scale look all the rage, we went with a 1972 Chevy C-10 body also from Pro-Line. The Chevy body gave our truck an entirely different look and mounted up easily.

All of our nearby sand areas are really rough, thus we wanted to go with a shock upgrade to help smooth things out. We’ve found that Pro-Line PowerStroke shocks work well through extra bumpy sections, so we popped on a set of their rear SCT PowerStrokes to both the front and rear of our truck. The PowerStrokes are slightly shorter than the stock shocks so we had to do some slight modifications to retain the same downtravel as before. We drilled new holes in the rear a-arms and used different mounting holes on the front tower to accomplish this task.

Let’s face it, sand likes to bog down the power of anything it touches, therefore we bolted in crazy amounts of torque. We used a Castle Creations Mamba Max Pro speed controller in conjunction with a Castle 1415 motor to give our truck insane pull. Of course that type of system needs a lot of current for maximum power, so we enlisted a MaxAmps 3S 5450 LiPo battery to supply the juice.

How did our creation turn out? Absolutely thrilling! One stab of the throttle was all it took to know the 4WD Circuit can be made into a sand spewing beast. The Sand Paw tires provided incredible traction while the Castle & MaxAmps power system pumped out more than enough yank for standing backflips and 30 mph+ wheelies on sand. We also learned not to stand too close, more than one Bash Crew member got seriously roosted by our new project.

We also learned that we had pushed our Circuit too far. After only a couple of packs the stock drivetrain could not keep up with the insane power system. Since our initial test runs we’ve taken out the long can 1415 and bolted in a more conservative Castle 1410. The 1410 still has plenty of torque for blasting through the sand, but doesn’t tear up the drivetrain as quickly.

We also noticed that the stock servo wasn’t quite up to the job of handling the new larger tires. Since the pictures were taken we’ve taken out the stock servo and replaced it with a 7965 from Hitec and have had no more issues with steering.

Want to read more about the 4WD Circuit? Check out This Link right here on BigSquidRC.

Pro-Line Yokomo Body
The Pro-Line crew has announced one of their Phantom series bodies for the Yokomo B-Max4 III. What is so cool about a Phantom? They have cutting edge looks for the racer crowd, plus they are designed for optimal handling. The cab forward design aids in front traction, while the optional center fin helps with high speed stability.

The part number is #3437-00, it is street priced at $26, and Click Right Here for more details over on Pro-Line’s website.

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Pro-Line Blockade Truggy X2
If we had to choose one tire to race with, it would be the Pro-Line Blockade. Why? They work awesome on just about every track we’ve tried them on.

The latest Blockades are X Compound for 1/8 Truggy. Pro-Line’s X2 (medium) and X3 (soft) compounds are made for long life, meaning you have to replace tires less often, saving you money.

The X2 Blockade 1/8 truggy tires have a part number of #9046-002, the X3 are #9046-003, and they are also available in X2 compound pre-mounted, #9046-033. Pricing is $49 a pair pre-mounted and $32 a pair for just the tires. Get full details by following This Link over to Pro-Line’s official website.

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Pro-Line Super Swamper XL 2.2
For you scaling and serious off-road fans, Pro-Line has put out a video showcasing their new Interco TSL SX Super Swamper XL 2.2″ tires. Watch as our friend Gerardo Gonzalez talks you through the features of their new tires, plus for the bashing action at the end.

The new XLs fit a wide variety of 2.2″ wheels and have the extra size needed to get over the gnarliest of terrain. Get full details by hitting up This Link over on Pro-Line’s website.

Pro-Line Fugitive Buggy Tires
Ever get 10 minutes into a 45 main and your tires are bald? Hot temps on a high bite surface can easily do that to a set of tires. The new Fugitives from Pro-Line were designed to be the longest lasting race tire that they’ve ever produced. Instead of going with large widely spaced lugs, the Fugitives use hundreds of small tightly packed knobbies to give maximum traction while yielding incredibly long life. From European style tracks to concrete, the Fugitives should be a great choice.

Available in X2, X3, and X4 compounds, the Fugatives are priced at right around $23 per pair and $36 when pre-mounted. Get complete details at This Link over on the official Pro-Line Racing website.

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Pro-Line Stunner SC Tires
The latest in traction for your short course truck is the new Stunner from Pro-Line. The Stunner was designed to provide optimal traction on dusty, loamy, outdoor tracks. We bash in those kinds of conditions every day, sign us up for some! Closed cell inserts come standard and they fit on most common short course truck wheels.

The part number for the Stunners in M3 compound is #10106-02, the part number for M4 is #10106-03, and they are priced at $23 per pair. Get all the details at This Link over on Pro-Line’s website.

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Pro-Line Carbon Fiber Shock Tower Associated B5 B5M
Add durability (and pure trickness) to your Associated 5 Series Buggy with a new Carbon Fiber Shock Tower from Pro-Line. There is a wide model available for the B5 along with a narrow model just for the B5M. Both towers are constructed from thick carbon fiber and come with aluminum ball stud mounts.

The part number for the B5M unit is #6259-00, the unit for the B5 is #6260-00, and both are priced at $39. Get all the fine details over on Pro-Line’s Official Website.

Mystery Link, dare you click???

Pro-Line Pro-Spec Shock Guide
Now that you’ve got that uber pair of Pro-Line Pro-Spec shocks mounted on your truck, it’s time to get them tuned in perfectly. You might want to go to softer springs for more traction, or harder springs for heavier vehicles or for absorbing those big roof jumps. To make that task easier, Pro-Line has put out a handy chart that lists all their different springs from super soft, to super hard. Check out the chart below to see how all their different springs stack up, or simply Click This Link for more information over on Pro-Line’s website.

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Pro-Line Racing California Dreamin
If you have been reading BigSquidRC for any length of time, you know we are big fans of Pro-Line Racing. Their products are top notch, just like the people behind them. Yesterday we were once again lucky enough to visit the PL crew and learn more about what it takes to get all their uber products to market. During our Pro-Line visit we were also able to get a closer look at the new PROTOform F1 bodies, as well as their new Interco TSL SX Super Swamper XLs mounted up on an Axial Yeti. Both looked incredible and should be hitting the market in the very near future.

We would like to say an extra special “Thank You!” to Todd, Jessica, Gerardo, Matt, Tim, and all the good folks over at Pro-Line for once again letting us invade their home office. If you haven’t visited the Pro-Line Website lately, click Right Here to check out all their fine products.

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Here is some news you won’t find anyplace else. Remember that Pro-Line Spy Shot we posted on Friday? We have just received word that Pro-Line will now have an XL Sized version of their Interco TSL SX Super Swamper 2.2″ tires. The XL size is ideal for the scale crawling crowd that wants maximum ground clearance for getting over tough obstacles, or for people that simply like the look of a bigger tire. The Super Swamper XLs bolt right up to Pro-Line’s Titus 2.2″ Bead-Loc wheels and feature that scale look everyone is after.

* Officially licensed by Interco Tire Corporation
* Available in G8 compound
* Comes with memory foam inserts

The part number is #10107-14, street pricing will be right around $30 per pair, and they are scheduled for an August release date. Click Right Here to visit the official Pro-Line website.

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We also added a couple more of our spy shots that we had for size comparison.
A few of your guesses were pretty close. Nice work!

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So, we know EXACTLY what this is, the question is, do you? What’s cool is this is so fresh, it does not even have the markings, or part number on the sidewall yet. We will post a bunch of pictures, and all the juicy details on Monday. We are pretty excited about this new upcoming release from Pro-Line. For now though, enjoy the quick spy shot we snagged.

Interested in checking out some other Pro-Line products? Click right here to visit the official Pro-Line website, or click Right Here to read more Pro-Line news on BigSquidRC.

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!