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Laying Rubber – Picking Out a Body

Hey all, back again with another check-in on my Traxxas Bandit drag car conversion project. This fella has been progressing quite slowly, but I’ve actually enjoyed it that way, as I use it as a quick fill-in between working on my race monster trucks. So today we are going to talk about the body I picked…or should I say bodies? Let [...]

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Laying Rubber – Dropping the Bandit Ride Height on the Cheap

Hey all, I’m back to discuss my Traxxas Bandit VXL Drag Car project! We are close to getting it on track. To see how I got to this point, check out the archive here. Before I pick and mount the drag car body, the last thing that needs to happen is to drop the ride height. As the car sits out of [...]

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Laying Rubber - Converting a Traxxas Bandit to an LCG Slash …

Greetings straight-liners and wanna-be straight-liners! Today we are going to resume talking about my Traxxas Bandit Drag Car project. When we last left it, the car was basically a stock Traxxas Bandit VXL that had JConcepts Hotties tires and an STRC Wheelie Bar installed. While fun in this form, it’s time to extend the wheelbase and bring it up to snuff [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – Rotten Apple X

Boy howdy, it’s been a fun few weeks bashing my new Traxxas X-Maxx 8S. I probably should back up first, as I haven’t even made a post here that I had gotten one. I am usually better about posting an unboxing, plans, blah blah. In the case of the X-Maxx, ever since bashing one hardcore about a month ago, I knew I [...]

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Laying Rubber – Run Bandit Run

Last week I announced I was taking my first steps in to the world of no prep r/c drag racing with a bone stock Traxxas Bandit VXL and would be using this new “Laying Rubber” column to document the process. No more talk- now it’s time to start! As you can see from the pics here, the Bandit VXL is very [...]

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Review – Traxxas TRX-4 Tactical Unit

Fresh off taking the win in our scaler shoot-out, the Traxxas TRX-4 makes a return with a newer model, the TRX-4 Tactical Unit. How does this militaristic machine stack up? What’s different? Read-on to find out! From: Traxxas Direct Link: TRX-4 Tactical Unit Unboxing Pictures: BSRC Unboxes The TRX-4 Tactical Unit Review By: Doug Welker Photography By: Doug Welker Specs: RTR or Kit: RTR Age: 14+ 2wd or 4wd: 4wd Shaft or Belt: Shaft Electric or [...]

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Unboxing the Traxxas TRX-4 Tactical Unit

Hey all, Doug here. The Traxxas TRX-4 Tactical Unit has just landed upon our doorstep, and before it’s given the requisite BSRC flogging, we thought you’d like to see what it looks like when you crack open the box. Upon opening the cardboard, one is greeted to a very tough, militaristic looking vehicle. Our full review is several weeks away, but until [...]

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Upgrading the Servo in a Traxxas TRX-4

The Traxxas TRX-4 is a great vehicle out of the box, but there is always room for improvement. The most effective upgrade that you can do over stock is upgrading the steering servo to a more burly unit. Here, I’ll show you how. The Hitec HS-5646WP has proven itself time and time again in my scalers since I started using them in [...]

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Monster Truck Madness #14 – The Summit Showed the Way

The hobby has gone Traxxas TRX-4 mad as of late, but for this edition of MTM I want to look at the truck where it got all its mojo from – the Summit. The Traxxas Summit was originally released in 2009 and is still available today, albeit with several upgrades from the OG unit. Based on the Revo platform, it has [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – A Home Run

I’d assume that most anyone reading this weekly scaling blog has probably already read our Traxxas TRX-4 review, but in case you haven’t you can click here to check it out. I’ve got to give it to Traxxas here- instead of jumping into the crawling game with a “me-too” rig several years ago when everyone was clamoring for them to, they [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Another Week, Another Tease

It never fails that after I submit my weekly Scalin’ on a Friday morning, some kind of news breaks later in the day. Seems there is a lot of that going on lately. The “Traxxas Scaler” now has a name, the TRX-4, as well as proper photos showing a pre-production model doing its thing in the wild. The Land Rover Defender body looks [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – The Traxxas Scaler

You guys knew I’d be talking about the Traxxas truck this week, right? When I first saw the photos making their rounds last weekend, I actually thought it was a hoax at first. People have done this several times in regards to Traxxas releasing a scaler. It took awhile before I could confirm it was real, but yes, it was indeed. I [...]

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Traxxas and Bigfoot 4×4 Teaming Up?

Being our resident monster truck fanatic here at Squid HQ, the first part of the year is always most exciting to me. January – March is officially “Monster Truck Season” as that’s when all the various circuits are running indoors at stadiums and arena each weekend. As such, this time of year is also when the teams debut their new paint [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Is Axial the Top Dog?

Hola everyone. Welcome to the 2nd Anniversary of Everybody’s Scalin’. Yeah, I can’t believe the Squid crew has put up with me for two years either. The best part about doing this each week? My wife has an English degree from a top flight, hoity toity university while I’m just a doofus that plays with toys….yet I’m the person with a weekly [...]

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T-Bone Racing XV Series Front Bumper Traxxas Slash

T-Bone Racing New 2015 XV Series Front Bumper for the Traxxa…

There are “Putt around in the backyard at 5 mph” bashers, then there are “Go to the local skate park and huck it over the fence” BASHERS. If you own a Traxxas Slash and fall into the second category, then you’ll be interested in the new 2015 XV Series of bumpers from T-Bone Racing. The XV series is TBR’s newest product [...]

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