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Losi Gasoline 8IGHT-T Truggy Review

Losi Gasoline 8IGHT-T RTR Truggy Review

Gasoline powered rc vehicles were supposed to be the next big thing. The HPI Octane seemingly came and went, just as the Losi Monster XXL did. Losi recently released both a buggy and truggy with their Dynamite Gasoline Powered Engine, we’ve been putting the 8IGHT-T truggy through its paces to see how it stacks up. Have they fixed the engine [...]


Losi Gasoline 8IGHT-T Truggy Unboxing

Unboxing – Losi 8IGHT-T Gasoline Truggy

The new Gasoline 8IGHT-T Truggy from Losi comes with some of the hottest features in the rc world. It has AVC active vehicle control and it comes stock with a Dynamite .31 cubic inch Gasoline Engine. Our full review goes up very soon, until then please enjoy some unboxing pictures. As we cracked the box open on the Gas 8IGHT-T we [...]


Serpent Cobra B-e 2.1 Buggy

Serpent Cobra B-e 2.1 Electric 1/8th Buggy

The competition is heating up in the brushless 8th scale buggy class just in time for summer. The Durango DEX8 is making big waves and now Serpent has announced their latest entry into the class, the Cobra B-e 2.1. The B-e 2.1 is a revision of their previous buggy, but being a Serpent, it is sure to keep up their [...]


Team Durango DEX8 Video

Video – Team Durango DEX8 Buggy

The folks at Hobbico have put together a short video showcasing some of the features of the all new Team Durango DEX8 8th scale buggy kit. As you’ve seen in recent days here on BigSquidRC in our unboxing and build posts, the DEX8 has a bunch of new features like pillow ball front suspension, an innovative gear mesh system, and [...]


Tekno EB48SL

Tekno RC EB48SL 1/8th Super Light Buggy Kit

New from Tekno RC is the EB48SL Super Light Buggy Kit. Why would someone want a “super light” buggy? For a couple of good reasons- to be able to use more affordable 2S 550 power systems, and for more agility on tight tracks. The EB48SL was also designed to be easy to drive fast with great traction and corner speed. * [...]


Jconcepts 8th Bullet Truck Wheels

JConcepts Bullet 4.0″ 1/8th Truck Wheels

The folks over at JConcepts have announced new 4.0″ Truggy Wheels. These were designed to introduce an industry standard wheel for the truggy class and feature a user-friendly flat bead design that helps to eliminate excess weight. Retail priced at $25 for a set of 4, white has a part number of #3369W, yellow has a part number of #3369Y, and [...]


ARRMA Typhon BLX Review

ARRMA Typhon BLX 1/8 Buggy Mini-Review

With the 10th scale ARRMA RC vehicles becoming legendary among the basher crowd, ARRMA decided to take it up a notch and start producing 8th scalers. We’ve been bash/crash/thrash testing the Typhon BLX 8th Scale Buggy for weeks to see if it lived up to the ARRMA reputation for speed, durability, and handling. How does the Typhon stack up? Is [...]


RC Gear Shop Brushless Review

RC Gear Shop 1/8 2150kV Brushless Motor System Review

RC Gear Shop is a new line of affordable gear from Tower Hobbies. One of the items in the RC Gear Shop line-up is a 2150kV Brushless Power System intended for 8th scalers. We’ve been bashing the living daylights out of one to find out how it stacks up against the competition. Does it have plenty of power? Does it [...]


Serpent Pre-painted 8th Scale Cobra GT Body

Serpent Pre-painted 1/8th Cobra GT Body

If you’ve read BSRC for any length of time then you already know we are big fans of pre-painted bodies. None of our staffers have any painting skillz, and quite frankly we would rather spend more time with our families or outside driving than wielding a rattle can. Today the fine folks over at Serpent announced a new Pre-Painted 1/8th [...]


Kyosho Psycho Kruiser MT

Kyosho 1/8 Psycho Kruiser Monster Truck ReadySet

First shown at the Nurnberg Toy Fair, Kyosho has now released full information on their 8th Scale Psycho Kruiser Monster Truck. The Psycho Kruiser is based off Kyosho’s popular Inferno platform and utilizes a long alloy chassis and 3 gear differentials. Long travel shocks are used to soak up big jumps, and a 6S LiPo capable brushless system makes sure [...]


Unboxing Carisma Porsche 959 Rally

Unboxing – Carisma M48S Porsche 959 Rally

Ever since we first laid eyes on the Carisma M48S Porsche 959 Rally Car, we’ve been biting at the bit to get our hands on one. Well, we finally got one in at the BSRC Bash Compound, and today we are posting unboxing pictures so you can see exactly what it looks like when you crack the box open. In hand, [...]


Serpent Cobra GT-E Ready To Race 1/8

Serpent 1/8th Cobra GT-E RTR

Serpent has announced a new RTR version of their high end 1/8 Cobra GT car. The GT-E RTR comes fully assembled with a 2.4GHz radio system, metal gear servo, waterproof ESC, and 2450kV brushless motor. The slick looking body is pre-painted and pre-cut for extra convenience. * 16mm big bore shocks * 4wd with 3 gear diffs * 7075 T6 aluminum shock towers [...]


Castle Creations 8th ESC 2200 motor combo

Castle Creations Sidewinder 8th ESC and 2200kV Motor Combo

The crew over at Castle Creations have a new 1/8th scale waterproof esc and motor combo. The new speed controller is called the Sidewinder 8th and the combo comes with a 1515 2200kV brushless motor. The BEC on the Sidewinder 8th is fixed at 5.5 volts and the ESC has a maximum cell count of 6S LiPo. The part number is [...]


ARRMA Kraton

ARRMA 6S Speed Class Kraton Monster Truck and Typhon Buggy

A whole lot of people have been waiting for ARRMA to put out some 4 wheel drive vehicles, well here they are, the 8th scale Kraton Monster Truck and Typhon Buggy. These two vehicles represent the first in ARRMA’s Speed Class line-up, and should be gnarly beasts at your local bash spot. They are still a ways out, but this [...]


Thunder Tiger ST4 G3 Review

Review – Thunder Tiger ST4 G3 RTR Truggy

THE Thunder Tiger ST4 G3 ReviewJust under a year ago we reviewed the Thunder Tiger ST4 G3 Truggy. We found it to be much like its monster truck cousin, the MT4, a big beastly bash machine. For 2014 Thunder Tiger has released a new version of the ST4, they didn’t change much, just the transmitter, but today we’ll be taking [...]