New for all you scale/trail/crawling fanatics is the Killerbody RC Marauder. Inspired by the Land Rover Defender, the Marauder brings serious amounts of scale realism to the crawling world. To help toughen up the polycarbonate body, Killerbody designers came up with an innovative plastic reinforcement plate and the body was designed to be a great fit on the Axial SCX10. There will be a ton of scale accessories so you can make it look exactly the way you like, many of them are shown in the pictures but don’t come with the stand-alone body.
We have not received any word on pricing or when the Marauder will hit the streets, but you can hit up the official Killerbody RC Website to check out all of their other products.
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Killerbody RC Marauder Gallery
If you are looking for some very trick (and very limited edition) wheels for your next build, the guys over at Rogue Element Components have some good news for you. The REC crew has announced they are doing a small run of 1.9″ Super Scale aluminum wheels. These are designed to fit most any 1.9″ tires and are being produced in 8 slot, 10 hole, and solid designs.
* Machined from 6061-T6 billet
* 12mm hexes
* Zero offset with 1.9″ bead
* 20 degree angle on faces
* Separate self-centered face-plates
* SS Acorn-head bolts
* Engraved axle nuts
These are priced around $109 per set, they are shipping at the end of January, and you can hit up This Link to visit the official REC website.
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Rogue 1.9 Wheel Gallery
RC4WD has announced a new short wheelbase version of the TF2, the Trail Finder 2 SWB. The SWB was designed specifically for shorter bodies like the Jeep body from Tamiya. The SWB comes standard with an R3 tranny, as well as Yota II axles.
* Short wheelbase aluminum ladder chassis
* Realistic transfer case
* Leaf spring suspension
* Mud Thrasher 1.9″ tires & 5 lug stamped beadlock wheels
* Chassis mounted servo
* Comes with full bearing set
* Wheelbase- 9.53″
* Width- 8.46″
* Length- 15.35″
* Weight- 62.08oz
The truck has a street price of $379, a part number of #Z-K0045, and these are shipping right now. Click Right Here to get more details over on RC4WD’s website.
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RC4WD TF2 SWB Gallery
The latest RC4WD release for you scale enthusiasts is the Gelande II D110 Truck Kit with Defender Hard Body. The G2 has numerous new features like Yota II axles, an R3 single speed tranny, and the servo mount is up on the chassis for a more scale appearance. A four link suspension is used on the rear while a 3 link with panhard bar is used up front.
* Designed for true to scale looks
* Long wheelbase G2 chassis
* Metal axles with locked diffs
* Center mounted transfer case
* Dirt Grabber 1.9″ tires
* 5 lug 1.9 beadlock wheels
* Dual spring oil shocks
* Width- 7.87″
* Length- 22.44″
* Wheelbase- 13″
* Weight- 105.6oz
The part number is #Z-K0047, it is street priced at $599, and you can hit up This Link for more details over on RC4WD’s website.
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RC4WD Gelande II Hard Body Gallery
Looking for a trick set of wheels for your Losi Micro Crawler or Micro 4×4 Trail Trekker? If so, the folks over at Gear Head RC have the hook-up for you. CNC machined from 6061-T6 aluminum right here in the USA, the latest wheels from Gear Head can give your Losi Micro Crawler a cool scale look while being ultra-durable out on the trail.
These are available with either an aluminum or black finish, they are street priced at $49 for a set of 4 and they are available right now. You can hit up This Link to get more details over on the RPP Hobby website.
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Gear Head Micro Crawler Wheel Gallery
The Asiatees Hobbies crew has announced that Boom Racing has Boomrang Internal Spring Aluminum Shocks for your bashing enjoyment. These are designed to give your trail/scale/crawling rig more droop, keeping it closer to the ground for a lower center of gravity. Available in 5 different colors and in three different lengths, they can improve the handling of your truck as well as adding a nice touch of bling.
The shocks are priced at $17 per pair and you can click Right Here to get more details over on Asiatee’s website.
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RC4WD now makes it easy for you to bolt up a cool new look onto your Trail Finder 2 (or other trucks) by offering their Mojave Body Set in a matte black finish. This is a hard plastic body that offers extreme scale detailing and can be run in its matte black finish, or you can paint it to suit your taste.
* Width- 7.56″
* Wheelbase- 11.57″
* Length- 18.43″
* Height- 5.4″
* Weight- 24.7oz
The street price is $109, the part number is #Z-B0066, and these are available right now. Here Is The Link to more details over on RC4WD’s website.
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RC4WD Matte Black Body Gallery
Pro-Line have created Interco TSL SX Super Swamper 3.8″ monster truck tires to give your truck more traction with a great scale look. The 3.8″ Super Swampers are an officially licensed product with great attention to detail to give them an authentic full scale look. These are said to give your truck extra side bite in the corners, while still providing excellent forward traction when you pound the gas.
The part number is #10111-00, they are street priced at $34 per pair, and Here Is The Link to more information over on the official Pro-Line website.
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It is pretty simple, you can’t have a hot scale rig without the perfect set of wheels. Some of the latest high-end wheels to hit the market come from Gear Head RC. Their new 1.9″ RubiComp Beadlock Wheels are CNC machined from 6061-T6 aluminum and were designed to take the worst your local trail can dish out.
Recon G6 certified product
Weight: 3.85 oz
Drive: 12mm hex
The part number is #GEA19-10, they are priced at $159, and you can hit up This Link for more details.
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When looking for new tires for a scale/trail machine, there are two big factors- looks and performance. The new Genius Sem Limites 2 1.9″ tires from RC4WD bring both to the plate. They are officially licensed by Genius for a perfect scale look, while the use of RC4WD’s X2SS compound rubber is perfect for finding traction on slippery rocks.
The tires are priced at $29 a pair, have a part number of #Z-T0128, and these are shipping right now. For more details click on This Link over on the RC4WD website.
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Give your truck a hot new look with a set of RC4WD Raceline Raptor 2.2″ Beadlock Wheels. These are officially licensed by Raceline Wheels and were designed to give your truck a big boost in scale realism. The wheels were designed to be tough too, they are CNC machined from billet aluminum. Some of their other features and specifications include-
* 12mm hex
* Outer diameter: 2.2″
* Width: 1.19″
* Weight: 3.3oz
* Comes with scale wheel nut cover w/ Raceline logo
A set of four has a street price of $139, a part number of #Z-W0192, and these are available right now. Click Right Here for more details over on the official RC4WD website.
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In the never ending quest for trail supremacy, RC4WD has announced a new 1.9″ tire called the Krypton. The Kryptons are molding in RC4WD’s famous X2SS super sticky compound and can give your truck a whole new look while increasing its traction.
The Kryptons hit the street at $25 per pair, have a part number of #Z-T0130, and they are shipping right now. Head over to the official RC4WD Website for more details.
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Vaterra now makes a scale truck? We put it through its paces to see if it has what it takes to keep up with the competition! The new kit comes with all sorts of new ideas that really add to the realism of the truck. With options like a quick and easy way to change the wheel base, or loads of steering and a transmission that is easily converted to 2 speed, this may be the next big thing! Click READ MORE to get our thoughts…