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RPM Spare Tire Carrier Traxxas Slash
I don’t have to tell you guys that it’s all about scale realism now days. You see it creeping into more new car releases, and we see the trend every time we go bashing.

The good guys over at RPM have announced a Spare Tire Carrier that fits the Traxxas Slash 2wd and 4×4. Their spare tire carrier is a great way of adding a touch of scale realism to your Slash and will certainly help give it a great custom look. Made from RPM’s ultra tough blend of nylon, you won’t have to worry about it breaking any time soon.

The part number is #70502, they are priced at $14, and they are expected to start shipping in about 3 weeks. Complete details can be found at This Link on the official RPM website.

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Killerbody RC Rubik Monster Truck Body
Do you have a monster truck with a destroyed body? A monster truck just in need of a new look? If so, the folks over at Killerbody RC have a new monster truck body called the Rubik. The Rubik was designed to fit trucks like the Traxxas E-Maxx and is available in a wide variety of trim levels. You can get them in clear, main color printed and trimmed, or completely finished. There is also a bunch of scale detail accessories available to fit the Rubik like the camper shell shown below. You can get just the plain body or trick it out as much as you want for a unique look.

The body in the picture above has a part number of #48208 and they are available for sale right now. To get more details simply Click Right Here.

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Traxxas to Pro-Line Shock Guide
So maybe you’ve been thinking about upgrading the shocks on your Traxxas but aren’t quite sure what will fit. Pro-Line has done all the leg work and now have a handy chart to show you exactly which of their Pro-Spec and PowerStroke shocks will fit your ride. Check out the images above and below to find out which Pro-Line shocks are the proper length for your T/E-Maxx, Slash, Bandit, Rally, Telluride, Rustler, or Stampede.

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Killerbody Alfa Romeo Traxxas XO-1
There aren’t a whole lot of aftermarket body choices for the Traxxas XO-1 but the folks over at Killerbody RC are out to change that. They have previously released a Corvette body for the Traxxas high speed machine and now they have added an Alfa Romeo 8C body to their catalog.

The Alfa was careful modeled after its full scale counterpart and is available in several different colors and trim levels. For the ultimate in scale realism, Killerbody also has rear view mirrors, windshield wipers, and lighting kits available for the big Alfa. These are all available right now here in the states so hit up This Link over on the official Killerbody website to get complete details.

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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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ASK Cubby

“carisma rc

Hi Cubby. First sorry for the english im live in Brazil. Lets see if you can help me again, i follow your advice and have many rcs and there are two that you help me choose when i was in doubt and im happy that i follow your advice when buy the scte and the vorza. But now i love the minis and after some months of hard work i have 600$ for rcs and was thinking of buying the carisma gt10dt and the gt16mt. But i was a little afraid, my summit 1/16 give me many problems and the losi mini 8ight of my brother when we do light bashing always break something. My summit now is just an onroad car.

So the question is this, are the two carisma minis really durable cars? I dont do 20% there you make in your videos but don’t have luck and always something breaks. Really worth buy these two minis?

Jonas T.”

Cubby- Yo hey Jonas, shoot us your snail mail address so we can get ya hooked up with a BigSquidRC sticker kit. They will instantly keep all your rc cars from breaking. (insert sarcasm tags here)

So… you are on the fence about cutting the check for a Carisma GT10DT and GT16MT. I was there for the review of both of those vehicles, and yes, they are quite durable. In fact, the GT16MT was the only test vehicle we’ve ever had here that I grew tired of trying to break. We slammed it full speed into every hard object we could find, jumped it off every roof in the neighborhood, and it was still able to drive away. For durability, I can very highly recommend it.

The GT10DT buggy was also fairly durable. It took quite a bit of slamming to get it to break. But… with you being in Brazil (where soccer madness is about to explode) you need to make sure you have easy access to parts. No matter how tough any vehicle may be, it will break at some point.


“Recomendations

I have been into RC’ing for quite some time:
(1) I have a 1994 Vintage Traxxas Nitro-Hawk and it is frustrating as H&*%L. (the small Image-12 engine is quite finicky)

(2) I wanna get into Electric – I love the stadium truck platform, I am (for some reason or another) steering toward the HPI E-Firestorm Flux

do you think this particular truck has an advantage or disadvantage over the Rustler
— or is there another RTR Stadium you would recommend over one of them..
I live in a great neighborhood for street running (city provided nice speed bumps for my pleasure) I also have decent access to Golf Course roads.
So speed (quick enough to confront a varmint or two) and light bashing (speed bumps and sand traps are calling my name) would be great,
Any input would be great,
–Thanks –

Carl D.”

Cubby- Yo hey Carl, somehow your email got forwarded to me from my ever increasing staff of interns, so it must be worth answering. Give me a second to read it…

Ok, so I didn’t actually read your email, but I did give it a light skimming. If I skimmed correctly you want to know what truck would I recommend, the HPI E-Firestorm Flux or a Traxxas Rustler VXL.

Btw, before I answer your question, I think I read something about a Nitro Hawk in your email? Hopefully you don’t own one, those things were a PITA to keep running properly.

So on to your question. To be perfectly blunt, I would recommend the HPI. Why? While it isn’t the latest in uber tech, it is a much more modern design than the Rustler. Because of that, it simply handles better, a lot better. Also, it’s a fairly tough truck. Yes, of course you can get it to break, but under “normal” use it can take some good hits without exploding like it just ran over an IED.

But…. and there is always a “but”, the Traxxas does have one outstanding feature- parts support. If you break something on the Rustler most decent hobby shops will have the parts in stock to get you going again.


That’s it for yet another week of ASK Cubby. You can attempt in vain to shoot me your questions at Cubby at BigSquidRC.com. Make it on our front page and we’ll shoot you a free sticker pack, get named as “Letter of the Week” and you’ll get a free BSRC t-shirt.

YOUR Cub Reporter

ASK Cubby

“Hey Cubby

There’s alot of good cars around now, I’m trying to pick something for big air on hard surfaces, have a few good skateparks & a BMX track near by. I can’t decide between a 1/8 MT4 or Savage, or a Firestorm, Rustler or Granite something that’s lighter & cheaper so can launch it with blatant disregard!

I’ve had alot of cars but am going in circle on this, what would you go for with these kamakaze jumps in mind?

Keep on pushing the limits! Love it!

Thanks,

Alan K.”

Cubby- Yo hey Alan, big props for the love. Congrats, I proclaim yours as the “Letter of the Month”, shoot us your snail mail so we can hook ya up with a t-shirt and sticker pack.

Ok, so you are looking to do some high flying skate park action and want to know what to buy. First off, in case you’ve never done much skate park bashing, those places are hell on rc trucks. Seriously, IMO they are harder on parts than any other venue, so expect to break loads of parts, regardless of how “tough” the truck is.

With that said… this is what you want in a skate park truck-

1. A truck that already has parts on the pegs at your LHS. This is just common sense.

2. Big tires. Big tires will help you three ways at a skate park. First- they help absorb hard landings. Second- they help give your truck a bit more ground clearance when casing jumps or even when flat landing. And lastly- they have a lot of rotating mass, making it easier to pull back and front flips.

3. A truck with a metal chassis. You can always un-taco a metal chassis, a plastic unit will simply snap (and changing out any type of chassis takes forever).

Of the trucks listed in your email neither the Firestorm nor Rustler have a metal chassis. The MT4 and Savage are both good choices and are easy to go huge with because of their big power and 4wd. The 2wd Granite saves some cash up front, which might be something to think about considering how many parts you’ll be buying in the near future.

Peace and love, and be sure to shoot us another email (with pics!) to let us know what you ended up buying.


“You are such a moran, in the last Cub Report I can’t believe you said that only noobies drive Traxxas. I know lots of people that drive Traxxas and all of them have been in the hobby for more than 5 years.

Charlie B.”

Cubby- Yo to the yo Charlie, and thanks for taking the time out of your day to write me 4 separate letters on this one subject (LOL).

I did not say that only noobs drive Traxxas, I said that you’ll look like a noob if you do. I say that because 90% of the noobs we run into at bashes/random parking lots/random parts counters are running Traxxas products. It sounds like you and your crew don’t mind looking like noobs, this is America so to each their own.

But seriously…. even if we might look like noobs, our bash crew does drive a couple of different TRX products on a regular basis. We are big fans of the Slash 4×4 and the E-Revo so they get a fair amount of mileage when we bash. Drive whatever you want, that’s what we do, and remember part of the reason THE Cub Report exists is to simply get people like you riled up.


Want your letter on our front page? Want to win some free stuff? Shoot me your emails, Cubby at BigSquidRC.com. If, and I highly doubt it ever will, your email hits the big time you’ll win a free sticker pack. And if, and I really super highly doubt it ever will, your letter is named “Letter of the Month” (like Alan’s this month), we’ll even shoot ya out a free t-shirt.

YOUR Cub Reporter

Traxxas TQi Wireless Link Model Bluetooth GPS
The folks over at Traxxas have a new version of the TQi that connects your car to your Apple device via Bluetooth. The radio, the TQi with Traxxas Link Module, comes stand alone so you can add it to any car you please, and it also now comes standard with several popular Traxxas cars and trucks.

So what’s the big deal here? After you download the Traxxas Link App to your Apple iPhone/iPad/iPod, the new TQi can connect wirelessly to your device, allowing you to do several things. You can change radio settings wirelessly from your phone, you can manage your custom settings for up to 30 different models, and you can also view real-time telemetry on your phone. Combined with the Traxxas GPS Speed Telemetry Module, you can even view real time speeds on your phone. Right now the Traxxas app is only available for Apple products, but the app for Android is said to be coming soon.

* 6507X: TQi 2.4GHz (4-Channel) with Traxxas Link Wireless Module & 5-channel Receiver, street price $175
* 6509X: TQi 2.4GHz (2-Channel) Traxxas Link Enabled Transmitter with 5-channel Receiver, street price $119
* 6530: TQi 2.4GHz (4-Channel) Traxxas Link Enabled Transmitter
* 6528: TQi 2.4GHz (2-Channel) Traxxas Link Enabled Transmitter
* 6511: Traxxas Link Wireless Module

For complete details hit up This Link over on the official Traxxas website.

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RPM Traxxas Nerf Bars Rally Slash
Tired of breaking the nerf bars on your 1/10 Traxxas Rally, 2wd Slash LCG, or Slash 4×4? Well RPM has the solution for you, their new nerf bars feature extra webbing and are molded from RPM’s famous engineering grade nylon to take a beating without breaking. The nerf bars are available in two different colors and come with RPM’s limited lifetime warranty against breakage.

The part number for black is #70652, for blue it is #70655, and both are priced at $8. These start shipping in about two weeks and you can find more details at This Link over on the RPM website.

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Pro-Line 1:16 Apocalypse body
While touring the Pro-Line facility in California last week, we got a chance to take a look at the 1/16 Apocalypse for the Traxxas Mini Summit in person. Like the full sized version, it has a tough military type SUV look to it, with lots of small details to make it pop. After one look we knew it would be a hit with the 16th scale crowd. If you have a 16th scale and are tired of the same style bodies, the 1/16 Apocalypse is a good choice and will certainly make your truck stand out at the local bash spot.

The part number for the 1:16 Apocalypse is #3431-00, it is priced at $27, and you can hit up This Link to check out Pro-Line’s official website.

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Team KNK Traxxas Basher Bag
If you bash hard, you bend, break, and otherwise obliterate a lot of screws. Unfortunately, most screw kits are over-priced and come with hardware that is just not up to the task at hand.

The crew over at Team KNK have released a Traxxas Basher Bag. The Basher Bag contains 245 pieces of A2 stainless steel hardware to get your truck back up and bashing, all at a reasonable price.

The Basher Bag has a part number of #KNK-Basher, a street price of $20, and they are available right now over on TheToyz website. To get more information on the Team KNK Basher Bag simple hit up This Link to head over to their website.

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JConcepts Choppers 2.8
JConcepts has introduced a new 2.8″ Monster Truck Tire for your bashing enjoyment. Their new 2.8″ Choppers are aimed at the performance bashing market and are intended for trucks like the Traxxas Stampede. The Choppers are available in two different rubber compounds and they use tall, square lugs to dig deep into soft surfaces to find more traction.

For just the tires the Choppers 2.8′s are priced at $26 a pair while the pre-mounts are priced at $37. To get more details simply hit up This Link over on the JConcepts blog.

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T-Bone Racing NM2 Rear Bumper Traxxas Rustler,VXL, XL5
Ever hit a jump and land on the rear of your Traxxas Rustler? Depending on how hard you hit, that can result in messed up spur/pinion mesh or it can even crack the magnet in your motor.

To prevent unwanted damage to the rear of the Rustler, T-Bone Racing has come up with a heavy duty rear bumper. Made from thick nylon, their new rear bumper is compatible with the T-Bone B222 wheelie bars and is made to take the worst you can throw at it. The bumper mounts under the chassis, fits the Ruster VXL and XL5, and comes with their Lifetime warranty.

The part number is #62018, they are priced at $14 and are available right now. You can get more information at This Link over on the TBR website.

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