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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Do It With Class

With warm weather right around the corner, a lot of the chatter I see on various message boards are people trying to decide what scaler they want to campaign for the 2015 season. Just this morning a buddy of mine shot me a message asking if I knew anyone selling a particular truck so they could do a “Class 1 build” [...]

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Xion Puma 8 Wheel

Xion 1/16th 8 Wheel Drive SdKfz 234/2 Puma

Used extensively by the German Army during World War 2, the SdKfz 234/2 Puma is a legendary armed reconnaissance vehicle. The people at Xion Military Scale Models have announced they will be releasing a 1/16th scale version for the rc community. The Xion Puma is not only incredibly scale realistic, but should also be a very capable off-road machine with [...]

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RC4WD Genius Sem Fronteira 2.2 Tires

RC4WD Genius Sem Fronteira 2.2 Scale Tires

Get your mud on with the new Genius Sem Fronteira Tires from RC4WD. These 2.2″ sized tires are fully licensed and molded in RC4WD’s X2 SS compound of rubber. They are street priced at $29 per pair, they come with normal foam inserts, and they have a part number of #Z-T0131. To get more details simply hit up This Link [...]

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Pro-Line Chevy Silverado Axial SCX10

Pro-Line Chevy Silverado Clear Body for SCX10 Trail Hon…

Pro-Line now has the iconic styling of the Chevy Silverado for your Axial SCX10 Trail Honcho. Fully licensed by Chevy and made right here in the USA, the new Silverado body can give your Axial a tough new look out on the trail. Street pricing is $43, it has a part number of #3439-00, and they are set for release in [...]

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Axial SCX10 Pulling Truck Conversion: Part One

The Axial SCX10 is the most popular scale 4×4 crawler of all time. It’s the main reason the genre is so popular today. But did you know the versatile SCX10 is also partly responsible for the surge in r/c pulling? Due to the massive popularity and ease of modibility of trucks like the Axial SCX10, scale off-road clubs are starting to [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Mud Tires & Closed Cell Foams

I’ve been meaning to talk about closed cell foams and this week I was sent a great letter that will let me touch on them – Hey guys, I jumped on to the scaling bandwagon with an Axial G6 kit – pretty stoked about it. Question is… over here it’s primarily forests and building sites I get to drive in and we get rain…Seattle amounts [...]

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SSD 2.2 Steel Wheels and Scale Locking Hubs - Review / …

SSD is a relatively new name to the scale scene. Despite not being around long, they’ve come out of the gate swinging with a variety of steel and aluminum products to hop-up your Axial trucks. Given that I’m in the process of tricking out my Wraith Spawn, I recently scored a set of their Black 2.2 10 Hole Steel Wheels (part #SSD00019, street [...]

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RC4WD Marlin Crawlers Front Winch Bumper Trail Finder 2

RC4WD Marlin Crawlers Front Winch Bumper for Trail Find…

RC4WD has teamed up with Marlin Crawler on their latest front bumper for the Trail Finder 2. This officially licensed front bumper is hand welded from heavy duty steel tubing to be extra tough. To look good the bumper is powder-coated black, this also helps with its corrosion resistance. The bumper has a street price of $42, a part number of [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Can You Have Too Many?

I’ve written before about how the best parts of trail runs are typically the social aspect. It’s always more fun to run with buddies than to go solo. Can you have too many, though? When I got heavy into scaling a few years ago I made it a goal of my fledgling club to have gigantic trail runs and scale competitions. Hey, [...]

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Axial Yeti XL Kit Review

Axial Yeti XL Monster Buggy Kit Review

The Axial Yeti XL Monster Buggy is a big, nasty, bashing machine. First introduced as a RTR, the Yeti XL is now available in Kit Form. Is the kit easy to build? Is it any different than the RTR? Is it worth your hard earned cash? Read on to find out the scoop on the Yeti XL Kit… From: Axial [...]

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Everybody's Scalin' - Recommendation For Your First Sca…

Without a doubt, the absolute number one type of question we get from readers is “What vehicle should I get?”, or a slight variation of that. If you’ve ever read our Thursday “Ask Cubby” thing then you know what I’m talking about. With tax return season in full swing I figure now is a good time to answer the variation of [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – So Many Tires

So you wanna see a good sign that scaling is now totally mainstream? JConcepts, longtime uber hardcore racing company, announced not one but two scaling tire releases this week. And while I’m not big on the more “comp crawler” style of the Rupture tire, the scale appearing Scorpios is making some waves across scaler nation. They sport an aggressive tread/sidewall pattern that looks [...]

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Pro-Line Flat Iron 1.9 XL

Pro-Line Flat Iron 1.9″ XL G8 Rock Terrain Truck Tires

Go big with the new XL sized 1.9″ Flat Iron scale tires from Pro-Line. The new XLs are larger in diameter to make it easy to get over tough obstacles and are molded in Pro-Line’s soft G8 compound. Their large lug pattern with siping also helps to give them the perfect amount of flex when you pound the throttle. The [...]

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RC4WD Gelande II Cruiser Kit Review

With the r/c scale movement white hot, previously niche manufacturer RC4WD is quickly becoming a household name among hobbyists. Their latest release, the Gelande II Cruiser, channels the spirit of one of the most famous off-roaders in automotive history, the legendary Toyota FJ40. Is the Cruiser a runner or just a looker? Read on to find out. From: RC4WD Direct Link: Gelande II Cruiser Unboxing [...]

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JConcepts Scaling Tires

JConcepts Has New Scaling Tires

JConcepts has introduced two new tires for the scaling/trailing/crawling crowd. First up are Scorpios, a 1.9″ all terrain tire. The Scorpios tread design has a very scale look to turn heads out on the trail, while its extra tall size and profile help you get over tough terrain. The second new tires are called Ruptures. The Ruptures are also 1.9″ in [...]

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