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Pro-Line Vaterra Halix Trencher
Changing to better tires is commonly known as the best “Bang for the Buck” upgrade that you can do to any rc car. While the Vaterra Halix comes with decent tires, we are shooting for top-of-the-line with our project truck so better units were a must.

We consider Pro-Line Trenchers the best all around bashing tires that money can buy, so that’s exactly what we installed on our project truck. To be specific we went with part number #1170-12, Trenchers that came pre-mounted on Desperado 2.8″ wheels. Those particular units are the perfect size for the Halix, come in a long wearing M2 compound, have the proper size hex, and are only .1 oz heavier (6.1 oz stock, 6.2 oz for each Trencher/Desperado) than the stock units.

If you are noob to the hobby, changing out wheels & tires is the easiest mod you can perform. On the Halix all it takes is removing the four wheels nuts with the 4 way wrench that was included with the truck, mounting up the new kicks, and putting the four nuts back on, a process that takes under 5 minutes. A couple of tips for the noobs – make sure the hex on the axle is properly inserted into the wheel, and make sure the wheels nuts are re-installed very tightly to prevent them from working loose.

After installing the Trenchers our Halix had much more traction on dirt and grass surfaces. The big lugs on the Trenchers just love to chew up and spit out loamy dirt, and the Trenchers are equally good at finding traction on grass. The difference was night and day, and we highly recommend this upgrade for your Halix.

Our next hop-up article will show you what it takes to install a new body on your Halix, until then check out This Link to read more how-to articles on BigSquidRC.

Gear Head RC 1.9 Wheels
The folks over at Gear Head have announced some new BTR TT 1.9″ aluminum wheels for your scale rig. The 1.9s are officially licensed by BTR and are CNC machined from 6061-T6 aluminum. The BTR 1.9s come with black anodized beadlock rings to add to the scale authenticity.

* Weight- 3.1 oz
* Size- 1.9″
* Width- 1.15″
* 12mm hex
* Made in the USA

The part number is GEA19-06, street price is $159 for a set of four, and they are available right now for your bashing pleasure. To get more information hit up This Link over on the RPP Hobby website.

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RC4WD Revolution 1.9 Beadlock Wheels
RC4WD has a trick new set of aluminum wheels called Revolution. The Revolution wheels are 1.9 sized and have a unique design where you can personalize them with different colored trim rings. The trim rims are included and come in red, blue, black and white.

* Weight- 2.57oz
* 12mm hex
* Outer diameter- 1.9″
* Width- 1.02″

The part number is Z-W0168, a set of four has a street price of $139, and they are available right now. Hit up This link for complete information over on the RC4WD website.

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DE Speedline Wheels
The crew over at DE Racing have announced new offsets for their Speedline series wheels. The offsets allow multiple new vehicles to be dialed with DE wheels. The new wheels fit-

* TLR 22-4 front
* Kyosho Laser ZX-5 front
* Durango DEX210 front & rear
* Durango DEX410 front & rear (also fits XRay XB4)

The initial production run offers both white and yellow colors, and you can get more information over on DE Racing’s Official Website.

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DE Racing Color Speedline Wheels
In the DE Racing press release it says “The world is colorful, drive accordingly.”. With DE Racing’s new wheels, your buggy or truck will certainly be one of the most colorful at the local bash spot.

The DE crew has announced four new colors for their Speedline series wheels- fluorescent green, orange, hot pink, and bright red. The new colors allow you to match your wheels to your paint scheme or to give it a completely new look.

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RC4WD Dick Cepek Gun Metal 7 2.2 Beadlock Wheels
RC4WD creates a lot of great looking gear but their new Dick Cepek Gun Metal 7 wheels might be the best yet. These sharp looking 2.2″ internal beadlock wheels are officially licensed by Dick Cepek and have an amazing amount of scale detail. They look so good that even Cubby wants a set.

* CNC machined aluminum
* DC logo on wheel nut cover
* Outer diameter- 2.2″
* Width- 1.15″
* Uses standard 12mm hex
* Weight- 3.06oz each

The part number for the Dick Cepek wheels is #Z-W0170, they have a street price of $129 for a set of four, and you can get more information at This Link.

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RC4WD Aluminum Short Course Wheels
What are some of the trickest and most expensive wheels that you can buy for your short course truck? That would be the aluminum, fully licensed, Mickey Thompson Classic Lock wheels from RC4WD. Their aluminum design should help make them extra tough while out bashing and give them the ultimate in scale realism.

* Wheel Size- 2.2/3.0″
* Uses 12mm hex mount
* Silver finish
* Width- 1.48″
* Weight- 4.45oz each
* Includes two different hub offsets (Slash front, Slash rear)
* Fits Slash, Slash 4×4, Associated 4×4, HPI Blitz & others

These fine wheels have a part number of Z-W0145, they have a street price of $59 per pair, and they are available right now. To get more of the scoop simply click This Link.

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RC4WD Patriot 2.2 Beadlock Wheel
For all you scale enthusiasts, RC4WD has recently announced Patriot 2.2″ Beadlock Wheels for your rig. These heavy duty wheels are CNC machined from aluminum and come with scale detailing to make your truck look good while out trail driving.

* Outer diameter- 2.2″
* Width- 1.28″
* Fits on standard 12mm Hex
* Weight- 3.73oz each

The part number for the Patriots is #Z-W0158, they have a street price of $129 for a set of four, and they are available right now. For more information hit up This Link to head over to the official RC4WD website.

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RC4WD Onyx 1.9 Beadlock Wheels
The crew over at RC4WD keeps on putting out neat looking scale products. Take a look at one of their latest products, Onyx 1.9 Beadlock Wheels. These high zoot aluminum wheels not only look good, but should be extra tough while on the trail.

* CNC machined from aluminum
* Murdered out black anodizing
* Outer diameter- 1.9″
* Width- 1.06″
* Weight- 2.45oz each
* Uses 12mm hex

The part number for the Onyx wheels is #Z-W0156, they have a street price of $119, and they are available right now. Hit up This Link for more information.

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Pro-Line Faultline Wheels
On the scale realism front today, Pro-Line has announced new FaultLine series 1.9″ wheels for your off-road rig. These 10 spoke wheels have an alternating star pattern to look extra trick, and their bead-loc design is made to keep your favorite shoes locked firmly into place.

* Fits all of Pro-Line’s 1.9″ crawling tires
* Black satin finish
* Dual bead-loc rings
* Molded lug nuts for scale realism
* Made right here in the USA

The FaultLines have a part number of #2748-15, a street price of $27, and you can get more information by clicking This Link.

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Pro-Line Denali 1.9 Wheels
What are the hottest new scaler wheels on the market? Those would be the new Denali 1.9″ Bead-Loc Wheels from Pro-Line. This 8 spoke design features D shaped holes and lug nut detailing. Their bead-loc design is scale appropriate and perfect for mounting up your favorite 1.9 tires.

* Made from durable nylon
* Dual Bead-loc rings for scale looks and performance
* Satin black finish
* Molded lug nuts for scale realism
* Fits all of Pro-Line’s popular 1.9” Rock Crawling tires
* Made right here in the USA since 1982

The part number is #2747-15, they have a street price of $27 per pair, and you can get more information at This Link.

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JConcepts RC10 Classic Wheels TiresThe much anticipated Associated RC10 Classic has made a splash on the market and now JConcepts has announced era correct wheels and tires for it. The new JConcepts wheels and tires bring today’s styling and performance to the classic buggy.

For front tires JConcepts offers the Rips. These front ribbed tires offer increased traction and are available in the super soft green compound. The part number is #3086-02 and they have a price of $13.

In the rear JConcepts has announced era correct 1.7″ Double Dees. These small lug tires should be the ticket for gaining traction on hard packed surfaces. The part number is #3087-02 and they are priced at $14.

JConcepts has also worked up their popular Hazard wheels for both the front and back of the RC10 Classic. Both are available in white, black, or florescent yellow. The fronts have a part number of #3358 and are priced at just $5, while the rears have a part number of #3359 and a price of just $6.

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Gear Head 2.2 BTR TT Beadlock Wheels
The guys over at Gear Head RC have some new officially licensed BTR TT Beadlock Wheels for your rock crawler or scale machine. They come in the popular 2.2″ size, are machined from aluminum, and have nice scale detailing to really set your truck off.

* Drive- 12mm hex
* Size- 2.2″
* Weight- 5.6 oz
* Width- 1.49″
* Made in the USA

The wheels come as a set of four with a street price of $170 and a part number of #GEA22-01. Hit up This Link for more information.

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