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Posts Tagged ‘Traxxas

Pro-Line F-11 2.8 Wheels 17mm Hex
Are you one of those hardcore bashers that have converted your Traxxas Stampede 4×4 over to 17mm hexes? If so you can rejoice, Pro-Line is now making their very trick F-11 wheels with a 17mm hex. These are priced at just $11 per pair, have a part number of #2755-03, and you can click Right Here for full details over on Pro-Line’s website.

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Pro-Line Blockade 3.8 Monster Truck TiresPro-Line’s Blockade tires are some of the most race winning tires in recent history. They have dominated everywhere from local tracks to world championships. Now they are available in a 3.8″ size to give serious traction to your monster truck.

Blockades give great forward bite with predictable side bite in the corners. The Traxxas style 3.8″ version comes with rows and rows of large pins to get maximum traction on grass, dirt, and dusty surfaces. They are street priced at $35 per pair and they have a part number of #10109-00. Full details can be found over on the official Pro-Line Website.

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Pro-Line Interco TSL SX Super Swamper 2.8Just like in the full scale world, the single most effective upgrade you can make to your basher is better tires. The new fully licensed Interco TSL SX Super Swampers from Pro-Line promise more grip with a great scale authentic look. These are designed to fit the popular Traxxas 2.8″ wheel size and come with the new high-zoot closed cell Pro-Line inserts. The Super Swampers are said to give slightly more side-bite than PL Trenchers, with similar amounts of forward bite. Pricing is $21 per pair and they have a part number of #10110-00. Check out This Link for more details.

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ASK Cubby

“First car

My name is Jason and I want to get a electric off road vehicle. Not going to race just want something to have a blast with and not have to always be fixing it. What would be your recommendations. I’m new to this and know nothing about brands or what to look for.

Thanks Jason”

Cubby- Congrats on hit’n the big time Jason, shoot us your snail mail so we can get you a BSRC sticker pack.

Wow, you certainly asked a broad question, but it is one that is asked all the time in our hobby. If anything, rc is about a never ending cycle of newbies getting in and other people getting out.

What I would recommend to you would depend a whole lot on price point, but I have no idea if you have $200 in your pocket or two grand. So I’m gonna throw out a couple of safe bets…

On the affordable side of things…

Look at the ECX and ARRMA line-ups. Their entry level 2wd brushed vehicles are good bashers, and excellent “bangs-for-the-buck”. These come completely built and ready to go, and while you might break a part here or there while you learn how to drive, doing a little wrenching is an important part of the hobby. Also, these can be used on-road and off, pretty much anywhere you have some space.

On the higher end side of things…

No, I’m not gonna recommend a 6S Traxxas E-Revo/Savage Flux/MT-4 G3. I’ve seen guys learn on vehicles like that and it was never pretty. I am going to recommend brushless 4wds like the Axial Yeti and the Traxxas Slash 4×4. The Slash has loads of power, is very durable, and it is super easy to find parts. The Yeti has uber scale looks, is also quite durable, and can be trail driven as well as backyard bashed. On 2S both are quick, but not so much that you break a million parts when you smack a curb.

So there are my ideas based on virtually no input, look around, do your research, and shoot us pictures of what turns out to be the first car in your rc garage.


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Losi SCB AVC

While we were busy doing the iHobby Expo a bunch of new gear was announced.

The folks over at Losi released information on three new vehicles. The Brushless SCB featuring AVC stability control has a part number of LOS03003, a street price of $349 and they should start shipping late next month. On the smaller side of things they announced the 1/24th scale Micro SCTE and the Micro Rally X. These make some news by coming with 7915kV brushless systems and Dynamite’s new 15C HyperCharge System. Both have a street price of $174 and will debut at your LHS in November.

Our bashing buddies over at RPM RC also announced some new items. If you are a Helion Animus 18TR or 18SC owner you will be stoked to hear that RPM has new front & rear a-arms for your truck. These have a part number of #73462 and a street price of $12. RPM also announced new offset compensating front a-arms for Traxxas Slash 2wd and Nitro Slash. These allow you to use the same offset wheels front & rear and have a part number of #70552 with a street price of just $10.

The friendly folks over at Traxxas also announced several new products. They have a new Slash 2wd with On-Board Audio. We watched these machines at iHobby and they can be quite loud (volume is adjustable), hence the reason we nicknamed them “Screamers”. The part number is #58034-2 and expect the street price to be $299. They also announced a new LaTrax RTR 1/18 4WD Stadium Super Truck. These have a part number of 76044-1, a street price of $159 and will hit your LHS later this month. The last new item from Traxxas is a new charger with iD Auto Battery Identification. This item actually created a lot of talk at iHobby, it uses a new connector that contains the main power wires plus the balance wires. It has a part number of #2970 and a street price of only $49.

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RPM Latrax Aluminum Shocks
Want to add some bling while making your Latrax Rally handle better? The folks over at TheToyz have announced some new GPM Aluminum Threaded Shocks for the Latrax Rally car. You can get these in a variety of different colors and they are available in front or rear sets. Made from aircraft quality aluminum, they feature threaded shock bodies for easy adjustment and were designed to handle serious bashing.

These are priced at $14 per pair and you can get more details by hitting up This Link over on TheToyz official website.

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Pro-Line Trencher 2.8 F-11 Pre-mounted
Pro-Line F-11 wheels have always been a great choice for adding a tough look to your truck. Now for your bashing pleasure they are available pre-mounted to Trencher 2.8″ tires.

The part number that fits Traxxas electric Stampede/Rustler 2wd rear is #1170-15 and the part number for the set that fits Jato, Nitro Stampede/Rustler rear, electric Stampede/Rustler front, and Stampede 4×4 front/rear is #1170-14. They are priced at $36 per pair and Here Is The Link you want for more details on Pro-Line’s official website.

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Pro-Line Closed Cell Inserts Traxxas 2.8

Closed cell tire inserts have a number of advantages over old school foam. They don’t soak up as much water in wet conditions, they last a lot longer, and they are firmer, resulting in better handling.

Pro-Line is bringing high tech closed cell inserts to the Traxxas 2.8 crowd. These are water safe, reusable, and made to give the 2.8 tires on your truck maximum traction. The set you see in the pictures we have been driving for a couple of weeks now and so far we have been very impressed. We will be putting a lot more miles on them to test durability before our full review goes up in a few weeks.

We have not received a part number or pricing information yet, but you can Click Right Here to check out all the other goodies on Pro-Line’s official website.

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RC4WD Beadlock Wheels Traxxas T-Maxx Revo
Want some seriously cool bling wheels for your Traxxas T-Maxx/Revo? Have a problem flinging tires off the wheels? The new Locker Beadlock aluminum wheels from RC4WD could be the hot ticket for you.

Made from CNC machined billet aluminum, the new wheels from RC4WD can add a hot new look to your T-Maxx/Revo. To help keep your tires where they are supposed to be (on the wheel), they feature a beadlock design. Each set of wheels comes with both 14mm and 17mm hex adapters making for an easy install on a wide variety of trucks.

* Size- 3.58″
* Width- 2.13″
* Negative Offset- 0.94″
* Weight (each)- 11.8oz

The part number is #Z-W0144 and they are street priced at $229 for a set of four. These are available right now and you can get complete details
Right Here on the RC4WD website.

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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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