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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Looking Ahead to 2017

Crazy to think that it’s already December and 2016 is nearly at an end. It’s been an interesting year in scale crawlers, one that saw the explosive growth of the past few give way to maturity. Most of the big releases were not new platforms but refined and updated versions of previous kits (Axial SCX102, Vaterra Ascender, RC4WD Trail Finder 2). Well, [...]

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Pro-Line Hyrax 2.2 G8 Rock Terrain Tires

Pro-Line Hyrax 2.2″ G8 Rock Terrain Tires

Just announced by Pro-Line are 2.2″ Sized Hyrax Rock Terrain Tires. The Hyrax tires have already been a hit with the 1.9 crowd, now you can put the same ultra performance tire on your 2.2 rig. The tread pattern is designed for maximum grip on the gnarliest of terrain all the while sporting an aggressive look. Multiple sipes are used [...]

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Capo Racing ACE1 Scale Rock Crawler

Capo Racing ACE1 Scale Rock Crawler

Do you remember the Capo Racing Jeep Wrangler? It was incredibly detailed but never really caught traction here in the states. The latest vehicle from Capo is the ACE1 scale rock crawler. The ACE1 also sports incredible scale detailing to give you the most lifelike product possible. A 2 speed gearbox comes standard and the ACE1 hides the electronics under [...]

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Pro-Line Axialfest Video

To get you ramped up for some rock crawling this weekend, have a look at Pro-Line’s Come Drive With Us Axialfest Video. The video shown above gives you an inside look at the Pro-Line crew at Axialfest last year, along with some insight into their product development process. To make the best products, you have to use them in [...]

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JConcepts Torch 1.9 Aluminum Wheels

JConcepts Torch 1.9″ Aluminum Wheels

Here is some big news from JConcepts, their new Torch 1.9″ Aluminum Wheels. Yes indeed, JConcepts is now stepping into the scale aluminum wheel arena. In true JConcepts fashion, their Torch wheels bring some innovation with them. First off, the wheels have a shim option to adjust width. More impressively, they also feature C-shaped brass weights that make it incredibly [...]

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Video Thunder Tiger Kaiser XS

Video – Thunder Tiger Kaiser XS

With the world of mini crawlers getting ready to explode this winter, Thunder Tiger has released a new video of the 1/14 Kaiser XS. In the action video shown above, you can see how much power is under the Kaiser XS’s hood, plus how well it navigates rocks and muddy areas. The Kaiser XS is shipping right now and is [...]

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Unboxing – ECX Barrage 1.9 RTR Rock Crawler

ECX has spent the last few years carving out a name for themselves in the basher community with quality vehicles at low price points. They are now taking their first steps into the scale crawling arena with the ECX Barrage. Here is what it looks like when you break the seal and pop open a fresh Barrage box. The truck comes [...]

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Tekin RX4 Hard Box ESC

Tekin RX4 Hard Box ESC

New from Tekin is the RX4 Hard Box ESC. The new RX4 is made for all you hardcore off-roaders. The ESC has a waterproof design, while the thick walled “Hard Box” case can take the worst you can throw at it. Optimal for use with sensored brushless motors, the RX4 can also run brushed and sensorless brushless units. * Made for [...]

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Hobbywing QuicRun WP Crawler ESC

Hobbywing QuicRun WP Crawler ESC

New for all you rock crawlers is the Hobbywing QuicRun WP ESC. The QuicRun was specially designed to give you better control and more programming options for your brushed crawling motor. Some of the highlights of the QuicRun include- * Programmable start force and drag brake rate * Advanced DEO/freewheeling technology * Water and dust proof design * Beefy 6 amp BEC, adjusts between [...]

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Review - RC4WD Scale V8 Engine and Ultimate Scale Single Spe…

We are big fans of RC4WD’s venerable Trail Finder 2. In the never ending crawler wars, it’s long been the king of super scale trucks. But hey, who’s happy with “right out of the box”? In an attempt to try and take it up a notch we recently got our hands on a Scale V8 Engine and R4 Ultimate Scale [...]

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Pro-Line Ultra Reservoir Shocks

Pro-Line Ultra Reservoir Crawler Shocks

Pro-Line is the master of putting out super trick parts, their latest are Ultra Reservoir Shocks for rock crawlers. At 105mm in length (fully extended), the Pro-Line shocks were designed to fit a wide variety of crawlers and have real working shock reservoirs. * Perform and look like full scale units * X ring seals for superior performance * Precise CNC machined parts * [...]

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ECX Barrage Scale Crawler

Everybody’s Scalin’ – Baby Barrage

I’ve been running hot around here the for the last month or so and just realized that I had never discussed the 1/12 ECX Barrage 1.9 RTR Crawler. The Barrage, scheduled to be released early November according to our friends at A-Main Hobbies, is interesting to me as it’s trying to appeal to the budget crawler crowd with a small platform, just [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – California Dreamin’

This past week has been a great one as my wife and I flew to California, rented a sports car and drove up and down the coast. As luck would have it, one of her relatives lives in Paradise, CA, a stone’s throw from Chico. So while she was visiting her uncle I managed to sneak into A-Main Hobbies retail [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – You Don’t Have To Go Your Own Way

Whether I’m discussing a club I run with on here or some other corner of the Internet, there always seems to be a few people that chime in with “I wish there were people near me that did this.” I know the feeling, as I used to carry that thought around when I first tried to get into scale crawling. I started with scalers in [...]

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Xtra Speed Piggyback Shocks

Xtra Speed Piggyback Damper Sets

Are you in the middle of a custom scaler build, but aren’t quite sure which shocks to use? For your consideration are the new Piggyback Dampers from Xtra Speed. The Xtra Speed shocks are available in lengths from 70 to 110mm and the hose to the reservoir can be cut to length for a perfect look. Both rebound and compression [...]

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