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Team C Rally CarRally cars have always been a great way of having fun on-road while still having enough suspension to do some lightweight off-road bashing. The latest rally car to hit the market comes from Team C. They have announced a new 8th Scale Brushless Rally Car for your bashing enjoyment. Some of its features include-

* 2.4 GHz radio gear
* 2300kV brushless motor
* 120 amp ESC
* 17mm wheel hexes
* Big bore 16mm shocks

The part number is #GR8LE-RA and you can get more details over on the official Team C Website.

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THE VRX Racing XR4 Rally Car Review

VRX Racing XR4 Review

Who is VRX Racing? They are an Asian company that makes affordable basher type vehicles, that’s who. They were recently picked up here in the states by IMEX RC so we received an XR4 Brushless RTR Rally Car for testing. Is a VRX worth considering? Could it stand up to the BSRC Bash Crew? Did we turn it into a pile of rubble? Hit the “Read More” button to find out…

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VRX Racing XR4 Rally Car
VRX Racing is an affordable line-up of cars and trucks that our next door neighbor at iHobby, IMEX RC, had just picked up. The guys at IMEX set us up with a review car so we could give it a good thrashing and see how it held up. We haven’t started testing on the VRX XR4 Rally Car yet, but we did take a bunch of pictures when we unboxed it. Take a look at the two galleries below to see what it looks like to crack open the box on the XR4 and expect our full review in about 3 weeks.

Head on over to the official IMEX RC website to view other VRX vehicles, or you can hit up This Link to visit the official VRX USA website.

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HPI Rallycross Wheels
HPI has come up with a way for your WR8 Rally Car to really stand out in a crowd, their new bright Orange 35mm Method Wheels. Officially licensed by Method, their bright color and cool design can drastically change the look of your car. Also, these were made to be a perfect fit for several of HPI’s 2.2″ on-road tires, making for an easy install.

The part number for the wheels is #113688 and you can get more information over on the official HPI Website.

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Killerbody RC Lancia Stratos 1977 Giro d'Italia
Remember back in the mid-70s when the Lancia Stratos dominated the World Rally Championships? Nope, me neither, I was only 6 years old at the time. However, if you are into race cars then you know the Lancia has become an iconic car from the early days of rally racing.

The people over at Killerbody RC have put out a very nicely detailed version of the 1977 Giro d’Italia Lancia Stratos. It is available in several different trim levels- from clear to full painted and assembled. The Killerbody Lancia is made to fit most touring cars and can definitely make your car stand out in a crowd.

The part number for the body shown above is #48250 and these are available right now. Get more details on all the fine products from Killerbody on their Official Website.

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ASK Cubby

“QUESTION FOR CUBBY
Dear Cubby;
I’m a speed and bash rc truck person – slash and savage, etc. – but I really like the looks of some of the crawlers. And was wondering if anyone has had any luck modifying a crawler for speed and bashing. I realize they have a high center of gravity but I thought the wide stance and large tires might welcome a brushless system and performance oriented shocks. Your thoughts?
Blessings
Damon H.
San Rafael, CA
Ps. This is in fact the first time in my life I have ever had the privilege of consulting someone named “Cubby.””

Cubby- Hey ya Damon from California, thanks for the letter, shoot us your snail mail so we can totally hook you up with a BSRC sticker pack.

So… you want to mod-out a crawler and make it go really, really fast. Hey, I dig that idea. Throwing on some foams, a huge pinion, and a 6S 7700kV power system in an Axial SCX10 just sounds gnarly to me. If you do it, be sure and send us pics/vid because even I can’t wait to see one of those doing 60 mph speed passes.

However… I would recommend you simply pick up one of the new Axial Yetis. From getting in a bunch of time driving the Yeti, I have found it is a perfect vehicle for doing some light crawling, while also having the ability to do 40 mph speed runs and hit’n big jumps. It has the uber scale looks that you would expect from an Axial product, and performs like nothing else on the market. Oh and… from speaking to the Axial crew a couple days ago, they expect for them to start hitting consumer hands in about two weeks, get your order in now if you want one.


“Looking for a Rally Car
With so many rally cars out there, Which is the best onroad basher and light gravel machine? Looking to keep it scale or have the option for a scaled body. Subaru is a plus.
-Shane H.”

Cubby- Yo hey Shane, congrats on making the big time, don’t forget we can’t hook ya up with stickers unless you send us your snail mail.

To your question… it has been some time since we did our Rally Car Shootout, but it is still quite relevant today. For purely on-road use, I am personally a big fan of the HPI WR8 Flux. Compared to the others in its class, it has loads of power and handles very well on pavement. However, you may not be a big fan of its Ken Block/Ford livery.

For a Subaru fan such as yourself, the Kyosho DRX VE Impreza would also be a good choice. The Kyosho isn’t as good on pavement as the HPI, nor does it have as much raw power, but it still drives well on-road, and still has a solid amount of brushless power. Also of note on the Kyosho, its body is absolutely top-notch, and it handles off-road better than pretty much any other dedicated rally car on the market.

Make the decision, cut the check, insert Hugeeee smile on face.


That’s it for this week ya mongrels, shoot your letters/comments/rants/questions to Cubby at BigSquidRC dot com. If (and I highly doubt it will) your letter hits the big time you’ll win a BSRC sticker pack or maybe even one of our new t-shirts!

YOUR Cub Reporter

THE Carisma M40S Volkswagen Golf 24 Review

Carisma M40S Volkswagen Golf 24 Review

Now days it just isn’t enough to put out a solid car, it has to perform well and look exactly like its full scale equivalent. Today we’ll be taking a close look at the Carisma M40S Volkswagen Golf 24, an affordable ready-to-run that promises the precise scale looks everyone is after, as well a fun driving experience. Does it meet expectations? Hit the “Read More” to find out…

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HPI Racing Micro RS4 Subaru WRX STI RTR
First shown at the Nuremburg show, the new Bucky Lasek and Sverre Isachsen Edition HPI Racing Micro-RS4 Subaru WRX STIs are getting close to hitting the market. These feature highly detailed bodies with some sweet Global Rallycross livery for a trick look. Under the hood they sit on the tried and true Micro RS4 platform that is known for good handling and its durability.

* Belt driven 4wd
* 1/18th scale RTR
* Fully licensed replicas
* Full bearing set
* 2.4GHz radio system
* Comes w/ 180 sized motor & 6 volt 1200mAh battery
* Includes four AA batteries for transmitter
* Wheelbase- 150mm
* Length- 220mm
* Height- 80mm
* Width- 105mm

The part number for the Lasek Edition is #112465, the part number for the Isachsen Edition is #112466, and both are street priced at $169. Both are set for a late July release date and you can get full details at This Link over on HPI’s website.

You can read more HPI news by hitting This Link on BSRC.

Vaterra Rockstar Ford Fiesta Rally Car
What is the latest off-road release from Vaterra? It is their Rockstar Energy Ford Fiesta RallyCross car. The Rockstar is a tenth scale, brushless powered, 4wd, sitting on the platform you might recognize from the Halix and Vaterra’s Ford Raptor. It comes dialed with AVC, active vehicle control, and like most other Vaterra products, has a trick looking body for showing off at the local bash spot.

* Metal gear, viscous torque vectoring differentials
* Dynamite 3300Kv 4-pole brushless motor
* Waterproof
* Fully licensed body
* Includes Spektrum DX2E 2.4GHz transmitter

The part number for the Vaterra is #VTR03010, it is priced at $469, and you can get more details after clicking This Link to head over to its official page on the Vaterra website.

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Team Associated ProRally 4WD Brushless RTR
Team Associated shows it’s never to late to join the party with their new ProRally 4wd Brushless RTR. Part of their bashing oriented Qualifier Series, the ProRally comes fully assembled sporting RockStar Energy livery in a choice of two different colors. Some of the ProRally’s features include-

* 550 sized, 3500kV Reedy brushless motor
* 7 cell NiMH Reedy pack
* Water resistant electronics
* Gear diffs front & rear
* Slipper clutch
* Full bearing set and metric hardware

The part number for the ProRally is #7070, it should be price just over $300, and it has a June release date. For all the details simply hit up This Link over on the Associated website.

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THE Carisma Porsche 959 Rally Car Review

Carisma Porsche 959 Rally Review

The bash world has been abuzz since news broke that Carisma was hitting the states, and at the front of that buzz was one car in particular, the Porsche 959 Rally. We got our hands on one and have been driving it like we stole for a few weeks now. To boil it down- is the Carisma Porsche a solid bash machine that is worth your hard earned cash? Click the “Read More” to find out…

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Unboxing Carisma Porsche 959 Rally
Ever since we first laid eyes on the Carisma M48S Porsche 959 Rally Car, we’ve been biting at the bit to get our hands on one. Well, we finally got one in at the BSRC Bash Compound, and today we are posting unboxing pictures so you can see exactly what it looks like when you crack the box open.

In hand, the Carisma is a stunner, the pictures below do not do justice to how good it looks. The body is highly detailed, with the appropriate stickers already applied to give it the same look as the classic full scale rally car. The Porsche 959 is also the first car we’ve ever tested that has come out of the box with plastic, highly detailed windshield wipers, doors handles, and rear view mirrors.

Under the hood you’ll find a water resistant brushless power plant mated to a 4wd system. The 959 comes with a metal chassis and a big front bumper that should fend off some pretty gnarly hits. Our testing is fully underway, hopefully we’ll have the review done for next week to let you know if it can take a legit bashing.

If you don’t want to wait for the review, you can get your hands on one right now at This Link over on the Falcon Hobby Supply 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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