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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Invasion of the Jeep Trucks

If you’re sick of standard looking Jeep Wrangler r/c bodies then there is good news on the horizon. Jeep truck bodies are about to invade your LHS! Before getting to the totally new stuff, a longtime favorite is making a comeback – the Pro-Line Jeep Comanche. The Comanche has been out of print for awhile and it’s cool to see PL firing up [...]

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The RC4WD BEAST II 6×6….Continued

Wow it seems like it was winter when I started this project and now that it has some finality to it (I stress the word some), I almost feel like a huge burden has lifted.  These words I clack away at my keyboard are bitter sweet, truth be told I am gonna miss this huge PIMA and am definitely a [...]

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Dick Cepek Trail Country 1.7 Scale Tires

Dick Cepek Trail Country 1.7 Scale Tires

Bolt on some serious scale realism with the new 1.7″ sized Dick Cepek Trail Country Tires from RC4WD. Officially licensed by Dick Cepek, the 1.7″ Trail Country tires should look great out on the trail while crawling over all sorts of gnarly terrain. * Fits 1.7″ wheels * OD- 3.7″ * Width- 1.28″ * Weight- 1.37oz * Molded in X2 SS compound Street pricing [...]

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RC4WD Mickey Thompson Wheels

RC4WD Mickey Thompson Classic Lock 1.55‘’ Wheels

New from RC4WD are Mickey Thompson Classic Lock 1.55 Internal Beadlock Wheels. These were designed for the ultimate in scale realism and are officially licensed by the Mickey Thompson tire and wheel company. The Classic Lock wheels have been Officially Licensed by the Mickey Thompson tire and wheel company and are CNC machined out of billet aluminum. A 12mm hex [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Getting the Kids Involved

I think the most overlooked positive aspect of scaling is how kid friendly it is. There always seems to be a youngster or two tagging along at nearly any trail run I attend, all with wildly varying ages. Heck, my 4 year old daughter loves it when Daddy takes her along to wheel a review rig. The cool looks of a modern scale [...]

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Pro-Line JEEP Comanche Full Bed Clear Body

Pro-Line Jeep Comanche Full Bed Clear Body

With scale realism being all the rage, the good folks over at Pro-Line are releasing a new Jeep Comanche clear body. One piece construction makes it easier/faster to get mounted up, while its crisp lines and realism turn heads on the trail. * Fully licensed * Made to fit 12.3″ wheelbase trucks * Formed from genuine GE Lexan * Made in the good old [...]

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Vanquish KMC 3.8

Vanquish Has KMC 3.8″ Rockstar XD811 Wheels

Looking for a really trick set of wheels for your Traxxas 3.8 truck? Check out the new officially licensed KMC 3.8″ Rockstar XD811 wheels that are over on the Vanquish site. The KMC’s have 17mm hexes making them an easy bolt on for trucks like the Traxxas Revo/Maxx, Axial Yeti XL, and Thunder Tiger MT4 G3. * Made from [...]

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Vaterra 1968 Ford F-100

Vaterra 1968 Ford F-100 Pick Up Truck RTR

Bring some serious attitude to your next bash party with the new 1968 Ford F-100 Pick Up Truck from Vaterra. While the F-100 sits on Vaterra’s proven V100-S platform, its main attraction is its aggressive look that is sure to turn heads at your next bash or even when just cruising your cul-de-sac. * Body officially licensed by Ford * Licensed 54mm [...]

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Gear Head 1.9 EZ-Loc Wheels

Gear Head RC 1.9 CL EZ-Loc Beadlock Wheels

In need of some sharp new wheels for your scaler? If so, the folks at Gear Head RC have announced some new 1.9″ CL EZ-Loc Beadlocks for you to consider. These are made right here in the USA out of 6061-T6 aluminum and can help give your truck a unique scale look. Better still, their EZ-Loc design makes it easy [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Be Nice To Your Hotel Room

It’s summer time and that means vacation. It also means that scaling season is in full swing, what with big events happening all over the country. Heck, Axialfest is just a month away. It’s now common for hobbyists to travel with their scaler while on holiday. Being a landlocked midwesterner, I loved the chance to take my SCX10 to the Florida coast [...]

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Video – PROTOform Cadillac ATS-V.R Race Body

In case you haven’t noticed, the new Cadillac ATS race body from PROTOform looks pretty trick. It is modeled after the full sized factory-works ATS-V.R race car and has a bunch of scale detailing to make your 1/10th ride look really cool. To show off the body the PROTOform crew put together a short video that gives some background on [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Heavy Metal

Aluminum parts can add durability and bling to your crawler but they can run up your parts bill fast. Nowadays you can build popular trucks like the Axial SCX10 entirely out of aluminum/steel should you so choose, so suffice it to say there are a lot of options out there. Today I’m going to discuss what I think you should be [...]

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VBC Lightning10 LM World Endurance Kit

VBC Racing Lightning10 LM World Endurance Kit

Simple yet durable, the Lightning10 LM World Endurance Kit from VBC Racing can make a great racer or be used as a cul-de-sac cruiser. On the outside it has a sleek Le Mans Endurance style body that is sure to turn heads, while under the hood is the heart of a lightening quick 10th scale pan car. Some of its [...]

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Review – Pro-Line Destroyer Clodbuster Tires

When it comes to r/c tires, Pro-Line Racing has long been an industry leader. Whether you are a basher or racer they’ve always had the goods. That being said, it’s been many moons since they offered anything for the scale monster truck crowd. That changed a few weeks ago with the announcement of the Pro-Line Destroyer (part # 10114-02 street priced [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Ranger Always Wins Redux

I’m getting close to two years here at Big Squid, and in that time nothing I’ve written has drawn out the gaggle of responses like my column last week discussing the perils of staying in good standing with your local park. Thank you to those who sent in questions, comments, and stories detailing your experiences fighting the good fight. I apparently touched [...]

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