The crew over at Pro-Line aim to please, and today they’ve made Ram fans very happy. The new 2013 Ram 1500 True Scale Body from Pro-Line was made to turn your old short course truck into a scale looking truck that has been lifted. The PL Ram 1500 is fully licensed and also has the scale detailing everyone is after. Made to fit Slash, Slash 4×4, PRO-2, and SC10 2wd, this body should really turn heads at your local bash spot.
The part number for the Ram 1500 is #3420-00, it has a street price of $35, and you can hit up This Link to get full details.
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Pro-Line Ram 1500 Gallery
Pro-Line has sent a teaser picture of their upcoming short course body called the Blockbuster. And while you may think this is a typical teaser, it is anything but!
Since we are known for always digging up that extra detail, here is the scoop nobody knows… This is going to be the FIRST Pro-Line body built to hold a camera! Hence the name Blockbuster! We believe it should fit most GoPro size/type action cameras. So for all those guys that love making videos, and looking for a easier way to get that awesome shot, Pro-Line is about to hook you up!
Retail price should be about $32, and we believe the part number will be 3426-00, shipping in mid April.
More information and details will be released in the next day or so, until then hit up This Link to visit the official Pro-Line website.
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LRP has released information on their newly updated S10 Blast SC. The Blast SC 2 gets a few updates, most importantly for us bashers is the addition of splashproof electronics. Also getting an update are the shocks, which now come with membranes, and the drivetrain, with a new slipper and spur gear.
We have not heard if LRP America will be stocking the Blast series of bash vehicles, but for our overseas friends they look like a good option to explore. The part number for the Blast SC 2 is #120702 and you can find all the details at This Link over on the official LRP website.
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LRP Blast SC 2 Gallery
The crew over at Fantom Racing have released information on their new 545 sized brushless motors for 4wd short course trucks. A 545 is longer than a normal 540, but shorter than the more commonly used 550s, giving it perfect power while allowing it to fit in more vehicles. The 545s are available in three different kV (3200, 4000, 4850) and use a standard 540 mounting hole pattern. A 4 pole rare Earth magnet is used with a 12 pole stator for smooth power.
* Length- 57.44mm
* Diameter- 35.8mm
* Weight- 214 grams
* 5mm output shaft
* Adjustable timing and rebuildable
* Comes with 180mm long sensor cable
The Fantom 545s are available right now for a street price of $129, hit up This Link for complete information.
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Fantom 545 Brushless Motor
While there might be plenty of Ford and Chevy bodies on the market, that isn’t the case with Dodge. Recently our friends over at Pro-Line shot out a teaser picture of their upcoming 2013 Ram 1500. The Ram 1500 is made to fit short course trucks (with extended body mounts) and is part of their True Scale line-up for greater scale realism. More information will be released in a couple of days, until then hit up This Link to visit the official Pro-Line website.
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THE Helion Dominus 10SCv2 4×4 Short Course Truck Review
The original Helion Dominus was an affordable and solid bash machine. Recently the Helion crew announced its successor, the Dominus 10SCv2. The version 2 comes with a much more powerful Reaktor brushless system, along with many other changes. Is the 10SCv2 that much better than the original? How does it stack up against the very stiff competition in its class? And more importantly, is it worth your hard earned cash? Hit the “Read More” button to find out…
The crew over at Murfdogg have announced their new Physco Short Course Truck. The Physco was designed for high traction surfaces and uses a four gear mid-motor configuration to help stay flatter over jumps and to rotate better in the corners. The Murfdogg is littered with carbon fiber, aerospace grade aluminum, and all the trick goodies you would expect on a high-end truck.
* Ceramic bearings throughout
* Uses genuine MIP CVDs
* Comes with Pro-Line F-11 wheels & Evo body
* Gull wing front arms
* Includes Associated big bore shocks
* Uses MurfDogg’s Trans4mer 4-Gear transmission
The Physco has a part number of #MD-6081, it has a street price of $579, and you can get more information at This Link over on Murfdogg’s website.
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Murfdogg Physco SCT Gallery
Kyosho has a new 2wd SCT called the SC6. The SC6 can be set up in either mid or rear motor configuration, and it was designed to go fast around the racetrack. For now, the SC6 only comes in a kit version allowing you to build it exactly the way you want it.
* 7075 aluminum chassis
* Big bore shocks
* 4 gear mid, 3 gear rear transmission
* Can use saddle, shorty or stick battery packs
* Adjustable ball diff
* Over sized slipper clutch
* One piece front axles
* 12mm wheel hexes
The part number is KYO30070B, it is priced at $669, and you can hit up the official Kyosho website by Clicking Here.
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Kyosho SC6 Gallery
THE Carisma M40DT Desert Truck Brushless RTR Review
Is there a hotter class than 4wd Short Course Truck right now? It seems that when we go bashing they are everywhere, and for good reason, they look good and can typically take a pretty hard beating. One of the newest trucks to enter the category is the Carisma M40DT Desert Truck. The M40DT comes with the brushless power and scale detailing that everyone is looking for now days, and it does it at a very affordable price point. After driving the truck for weeks (like escaped mental patients) what did we learn? Click the “Read More” to find out…
The folks over at Parma have redesigned their SPEEDFLO body with more cab forward styling and updated aerodynamics. The new body, the SPEEDFLO 2.0, fits all popular 1/10 short course trucks and is said to have more front down force than the previous model. The updated aerodynamics can give your truck more steering and less chassis roll, while large vent holes are easy to cut out and help prevent parachuting over big jumps.
The SPEEDFLO 2.0 comes in .040″, part number #1243, and in .030″, part number #1243L. Both are priced at $41 and you can get more information by hitting up the official Parma Website.
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Parma SPEEDFLO 2.0 Gallery
About a month ago, the crew over at Helion RC announced a successor to their popular 10SC short course truck, the 10SCv2. The version 2 truck has a bunch of differences from the original, with the biggest change being the addition of a Radient Reaktor brushless power system. Street price is $289, making it quite affordable for a brushless 4wd short course truck.
Below are a bunch of unboxing pictures of the 10SCv2 so you can see what it looks like when you open one up. The first thing we noticed when we got the truck out of the box was its bright graphics, then we saw its new plastic chassis. The chassis isn’t a traditional “lcg”, it actually sits a bit higher for better ground clearance. We also noticed a nifty clear plastic cover over the pinion/spur area that makes it easy to see the gears.
Our full review goes up next week, until then you can hit up This Link for more Helion news on BigSquidRC.
Helion 10SCv2 Unboxing Gallery 1
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What’s better than a new set of high-end Pro-Line Pro-Spec shocks? When they come already assembled to save you time, that’s what. Now you can get both front and rear Pro-Line Pro-Specs pre-assembled, just add some oil and they are ready to mount up to your short course truck.
The part number for the fronts is #6308-30, the rears are #6308-31, and they have a street price of $67 per pair. Get complete information at This Link over on Pro-Line’s website.
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Do you hate spending time gluing up tires as much as we do? If so, the crew over at Pro-Line have announced pre-mounted Interco Super Swampers for short course trucks. These save time by coming pre-glued and are mounted on the proper offset F-11 wheels for a perfect fit on the Pro-Line PRO-2, Losi SCTE, and Associated SC10 4×4.
The part number is #10103-11, they have a street price of $36 per pair, and you can get complete information by clicking Right Here.
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Pro-Line Pre-Mounted Super Swamper Gallery