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Reminder – Rock Racing at Leisure Hours Raceway

Wanted to show off a quick panorama shot of the Leisure Hours Raceway Rock Racing track! This track is a BLAST to drive on, but it’s not for the weak. Check out some of the action shots of the Yeti below. The rocks are huge, the turns are huge, the hills are huge! Go big or go home right? The [...]

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RC4WD Scrambler Offroad 1.9 Scale Tires

RC4WD Scrambler Offroad 1.9″ Tires

Increase performance while putting a cool new look on your trail/scale machine with Scrambler Offroad 1.9″ Tires from RC4WD. The Scramblers were designed for a scale realistic look as well as improved traction while out on the trail. The tires are molded from RC4WD’s super soft X2SS rubber compound and fit 1.9″ wheels. Each tire weighs in 1.96oz and they [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – The Travelin’ Man

My wife and I have booked a week long northern California trip for this fall, so naturally the first thing to hit my mind was “How can I get my scaler out there safely so I can trail in the mountains?” This is the question that many of us ask when heading to a vacation destination with cool terrain. I blame [...]

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Vaterra 1972 Chevrolet K10 Pickup Ascender RTR

Vaterra 1972 Chevrolet K10 Pickup Ascender RTR

New and hot from the good people at Vaterra is a 1972 Chevy K10 Ascender. The old school Chevy is a tribute to all the full scale custom built off-rigs that came before it. A fully licensed body that has been customized for hardcore off-roading sits on top of the rig, while Vaterra’s proven Ascender chassis sits below. Whether you [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Memorial Weekend Musings

Memorial Day Weekend is known for many things; the start of summer, kickoff to BBQ season, and the time when pools open all across the land. For gear heads it means a smorgasbord of racing. The Monaco Grand Prix, Indy 500, and Coke 600 all take place on the same day. Many local tracks (both of the full scale and r/c [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – They Call Me the Squeaker

We’ve all been on a run with The Squeaker. You know, the person whose vehicle makes an incessant SKREE SKREE SKREE on every revolution of the motor. Depending on the severity, this ranges from “slightly annoying” to “please kill me now”. While not necessarily the result of a serious problem, this sound is the hallmark cry of a poorly maintained vehicle with odds better [...]

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New Duratrax Tires

New Tires Coming Soon From Duratrax

Coming soon to a hobby shop near you are a bunch of New Tires from Duratrax. Ranging from crawler, to short course, to buggy tires, several new tread designs are on the way, as well some hot looking new wheels. Pictured in this post are some of the new crawler wheels/tires that we have been testing. The Deep Wood CR and [...]

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Pro-Line 1973 Ford Bronco Clear Body

Pro-Line 1973 Ford Bronco Clear Body

New from the good folks at Pro-Line is a 1973 Ford Bronco Clear Body for 1/10 Rock Crawlers. Yes indeed, now you can put the legendary Bronco body on your 12″ wheelbase off-road rig. Like all Pro-Line bodies, the Bronco is high in scale realism with features like a detailed grill, body trim molding, and headlights. It is also molded [...]

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Chi-Town RC Crawlers First Outing

It only took the power of social media 11 days and a not-so-typical 60 degree day in February for the Chi-Town RC Crawlers to come out of the woodwork. On February 17, an independent Facebook Group, Chi-Town RC Crawlers, was created giving Chicagoland RC crawler and rock racer enthusiasts a place to call their virtual home. In under two weeks [...]

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Everybody's Scalin' - The Customer Is Always Right...Unless …

One of the most beautiful things about the scale segment of the hobby is how much super-niche aftermarket stuff you can find from small vendors. It really is outrageous, what-with all the custom stuff available. Need a complete aftermarket tube chassis for an RC4WD Trail Finder 2? Yep, you can find someone who sells them. Need a custom stinger bumper that [...]

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Review - Pro-Line 2.2" BFGoodrich KR2 Tires & Denali Bead-lo…

Pro-Line’s latest scale tire is a replica of one of the most popular 1:1 pieces of off-road rubber on the market today, the BFGoodrich Baja T/A KR2. It’s available in both 1.9″ and 2.2″ sizes, but we had an Axial Bomber laying around the office in need of shoes so we went with 2.2″ for this review. Does the mini version [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Don’t Be a Fool

Ya know, the same questions are always popping up on the scale crawling boards so I figure today is the perfect day to address many of the most popular ones and give some 100% concrete advice. – Shock Size. Bigger is ALWAYS better. The longer shocks you have, the higher your ride is, which means it’s easier to climb over obstacles [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – To Bling or Not to Bling

To bling or not to bling, that is the question I’m asking this week. I’ve got a project monster truck in the works and I plan on hanging a pair of Vanquish F9’s under it. It’s going to be my first purchase of complete machined housings and as such the question above is on my mind. You see in most of r/c [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Can You Dig It?

One of the noob questions that routinely shows up on the crawler boards (usually followed by several sarcastic answers) is “What is a Dig Unit?“. It really is easy to forgive the question though because digs have been going the way of the dodo since competition crawling’s popularity took a nose dive following the scale boom. Still, you can find dig [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Stompers, the Original Scaler

Whenever there is discussion as to what was the first “real” scaler, there is always playful argument. Some say it was the SCX10 since it brought it to mainstream. Others bring up Tamiya’s legendary (and legendarily expensive) Bruiser. Those vehicles are fine and all, but I think the first true scaler was something else. Something a lot smaller. Heck, it [...]

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