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Pro-Line Badlands 1/8 buggy pre-mounts
When we go to bashes we see more Pro-Line Badlands tires being used than anything else. They have big gnarly lugs for getting traction on loamy dirt, plus they have a cool motocross inspired tread design. The latest Badlands are 1/8 Buggy Pre-mounts. These feature Badlands XTR compound tires already glued up on Pro-Line’s Velocity V2 white wheels. The pre-mounted Badlands save you a bunch of time and can totally eliminate the hassle of the gluing process.

The part number is #9021-18, they are priced at $35 per pair, and you can get complete details Right Here on Pro-Line’s website.

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Duratrax Short Course Tires
All you short course truck drivers have two new tire choices for your truck. Duratrax has announced they are bringing their Six Pack and Picket tread patterns to the SCT world.

We’ve been fans of the Six Pack tire design since we first tried them. They look cool and have good traction on a wide variety of surfaces. The new Six Pack SCs should give loads of traction to your SCT and we can’t wait to try a set.

Everyone knows the world revolves around scale looks now days, the new Picket SC tires can bring that type of look to your SCT. With an aggressive full scale type of tread, they look good and should work well on everything from pavement to loamy dirt.

Both sets of tires are available unmounted, or pre-mounted for the Traxxas Slash 2wd, Slash 4×4, HPI Blitz, Associated SC10, SC10 4×4, Losi SCTE, and the ARRMA Fury. Click Here for more information over on the official Duratrax website.

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Pro-Line Super Swamper XL 2.2
For you scaling and serious off-road fans, Pro-Line has put out a video showcasing their new Interco TSL SX Super Swamper XL 2.2″ tires. Watch as our friend Gerardo Gonzalez talks you through the features of their new tires, plus for the bashing action at the end.

The new XLs fit a wide variety of 2.2″ wheels and have the extra size needed to get over the gnarliest of terrain. Get full details by hitting up This Link over on Pro-Line’s website.

Pro-Line Fugitive Buggy Tires
Ever get 10 minutes into a 45 main and your tires are bald? Hot temps on a high bite surface can easily do that to a set of tires. The new Fugitives from Pro-Line were designed to be the longest lasting race tire that they’ve ever produced. Instead of going with large widely spaced lugs, the Fugitives use hundreds of small tightly packed knobbies to give maximum traction while yielding incredibly long life. From European style tracks to concrete, the Fugitives should be a great choice.

Available in X2, X3, and X4 compounds, the Fugatives are priced at right around $23 per pair and $36 when pre-mounted. Get complete details at This Link over on the official Pro-Line Racing website.

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Pro-Line Stunner SC Tires
The latest in traction for your short course truck is the new Stunner from Pro-Line. The Stunner was designed to provide optimal traction on dusty, loamy, outdoor tracks. We bash in those kinds of conditions every day, sign us up for some! Closed cell inserts come standard and they fit on most common short course truck wheels.

The part number for the Stunners in M3 compound is #10106-02, the part number for M4 is #10106-03, and they are priced at $23 per pair. Get all the details at This Link over on Pro-Line’s website.

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RC4WD Arsenal Mil-Concept Wheel Tire
Now for something a little different, the new Arsenal 5.25″ Mil-Concept Wheel and Tire Combo from RC4WD. What are these wheels/tires for? These were designed for ultra-rough applications (like Robotics) but can be used to give your rc truck one heck of a different look. The wheels feature a flexible honeycomb for a smooth ride, while its exterior rubber tread is used to get traction.

* Fits on 12mm hex
* Injection molding wheel
* Weight- 6.38oz each
* OD- 5.32″
* Width- 1.24″
* Center Hole OD- 0.16″

These have a part number of #Z-W0180, a street price of $25 per pair, and are available right now. Hit up This Link for more details over on RC4WD’s website.

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Here is some news you won’t find anyplace else. Remember that Pro-Line Spy Shot we posted on Friday? We have just received word that Pro-Line will now have an XL Sized version of their Interco TSL SX Super Swamper 2.2″ tires. The XL size is ideal for the scale crawling crowd that wants maximum ground clearance for getting over tough obstacles, or for people that simply like the look of a bigger tire. The Super Swamper XLs bolt right up to Pro-Line’s Titus 2.2″ Bead-Loc wheels and feature that scale look everyone is after.

* Officially licensed by Interco Tire Corporation
* Available in G8 compound
* Comes with memory foam inserts

The part number is #10107-14, street pricing will be right around $30 per pair, and they are scheduled for an August release date. Click Right Here to visit the official Pro-Line website.

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RC4WD Dick Cepek Fun Country 1.55” Scale Tires
The latest set of 1.55″ sized tires from RC4WD are Dick Cepek Fun Countrys. These are officially licensed by Dick Cepek and are molded from RC4WD’s super soft and super sticky X2 SS rubber compound. Not only should these tires give you the uber scale look everyone is after, but should also provide plenty of traction while out on the trail.

* Made for 1.55″ wheels
* Width: 1.42″
* Weight: 1.75oz each
* Outer Diameter: 3.74″
* Inner Diameter: 1.57″

The part number is #Z-T0124, they are street priced at $24, and they are available right now. Get complete details at This Link over on RC4WD’s official website.

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RC4WD Dick Cepek FC-II 1.9" Tires
The latest tires to be announced from the RC4WD crew are Dick Cepek FC-II 1.9s. These are fully licensed by Dick Cepek and should perform as good on the trail as they look.

* Designed for 1.9″ wheels
* Come in advanced X2 SS compound
* Weight- 1.62oz
* Width- 1.19″
* Outer diameter- 3.79″

The part number is #Z-T0119, they are street priced at $24, and you can get complete details at This Link over on RC4WD’s website.

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JConcepts Dirt Webs SCT Tires
The Man, Brian Kinwald, is famous for his custom tire mods and the JConcepts Dirt Webs are a result of his creativity. Since their inception, Dirt Webs have gone on to become a popular tire at many tracks, now JConcepts has announced they will be available in a short course truck version. If you drive on high bite dirt surfaces the SCT Dirt Webs are certainly worth a look.

* Web-bars are connected for more stability & forward-bite
* Vertical and horizontal bars are used for more side-bite
* 3.0 x 2.2″ beads that fit most SCT wheels
* Comes with firm, profiled, closed cell inserts

The SCT Dirt Webs come in four different compounds – blue (#3080-01), green (#3080-02), gold (3080-05), and black (#3080-07). All are priced at $26 per pair and you can get more details at This Link over on the official JConcepts blog.

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Pro-Line Tires
Pro-Line has announced several new tires for your racing/bashing pleasure. First up are several new Electron VTR 2.4″ buggy front tires. There are four new sets of these available- M4 and MC compound for both 2wd and 4wd 1/10 buggies. These are all priced at $20 per pair.

For the 8th scale buggy crowd, Pro-Line has announced a bunch of variations of their new LockDown. You can get just the tires in 5 different compounds, or for those you who like saving time (like us!), you can also get them pre-mounted in 3 different compounds. Pricing for just the tires is right around $24 a pair, while the pre-mounts are priced at right around $36.

Hit up This Link to get more details on the Electrons, Click Here for more information on the LockDowns.

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AKA Roadblock SC Tire Review
When AKA announced their new do-it-all Roadblock SC tires, we just had to try a set. We rarely bash on just one surface so we were very interested to see if the Roadblocks would work all the surfaces we like to bash on. With a fresh set of Roadblocks mounted up we grabbed two of our favorite short course vehicles and headed out for some testing.

Our first stop was a hard-packed rc track. On the highly prepped track surface the Roadblocks provided excellent traction, nearly on par with some of the more popular race tires at that particular track. Forward bite was very good and side bite was decent without causing traction rolling.

Before we left the track we did some driving in its parking lot. The Roadblocks provided excellent traction on pavement. Both forward and side bite were very good, and once again the sidewalls did not dig in and cause our test vehicles to traction roll.

Next we hit up a local park, a place with a bunch of different terrain to really test out the AKAs. The first place we went to at the park was a gravel/rock covered lot. Once again the Roadblocks felt super dialed, in fact, we were amazed with how much traction they provided.

At a big grassy area in the park we found the first kink in the Roadblock’s armor. The small lugs on the Roadblocks got us through very short grass, but anything taller and they did a lot more spinning than providing forward motion.

Our final stop was a large field of freshly turned over dirt (read- very loamy/clumpy/muddy). We found that while the Roadblocks worked very well on hard-packed dirt, their small lugs came up short on providing traction in deep loam and in mud. We could get our test vehicles around on these surfaces, but there are other basher oriented tires that provide much better grip in these conditions than the Roadblocks.

Overall? We really liked the Roadblocks on a variety of hard surfaces. If you don’t drive on much grass or loam they will make a great choice for your short course machine. The Roadblocks are priced at $26 a pair, or you can get them pre-mounted on Cyclone wheels for $39. Click on This Link to get full details over on the official AKA website.

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JConcepts RocX & Choppers 2.8" Tires
With so many trucks sporting 2.8″ wheels now days, JConcepts has put together a video to showcase their 2.8 Choppers and their new 2.8 RocX.

The Choppers were announced a little over a month ago. They sport a knobby/motocross style tread aimed at the high performance bashing market. The new RocX tires sport large, widely spaced lugs and were designed for a wide variety of bashing surfaces. The RocX tires come with closed cell inserts and are directional. Both bolt right up on Traxxas style 2.8″ wheels.

Choppers come in yellow (#3073-00) and blue compound (3073-01), are street priced at $25 a pair, and they are available right now. Hit up This Link for more information.

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