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8 Easy Steps For Perfect Paint

For every RC car body that gets the a multi-color, carefully masked custom paint job, there are probably 100 that just get a one-color quickie. Nothing wrong with that, but it’s not as simple as just pointing a spray can at the Lexan and pressing the button. Bodies aren’t cheap, and we’re sure you want [...]

Sep 29, 2014 Comments by
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5 Vintage Cars We Want Re-Released NOW

Blame Tamiya, and the endless appeal of nostalgia. With the rerelease of the iconic Frog, Hornet, Bruiser, and Sand Scorcher (among other models), Tamiya took vintage RC fun out of exclusive realm of bucks-up eBay hunters and brought everyone in on the action. Team Associated has since joined the wayback-wheels trend with the RC10 Classic [...]

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Real Data: The Mods That Matter For Track Performance

  No amount of money spent on the most expensive RC gear is going to make up for crashing three times around the same corner, and there’s simply no cheaper “hop-up” than practice – after all, Benjamin Franklin and Andrew Jackson can’t drive the car for you. However, there are essential car mods that do [...]

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Atsushi Hara’s SWORKz S350 Evo Buggy at the Worlds.

Atsushi Hara is at the Worlds driving his SWORKz S350 Evo buggy. Still fairly new to the buggy, Hara leaves it relatively stock. However, the former World Champion is running a few new parts including aluminum rear hubs, and universal-style axles front and rear. Still looking for a set up for the unusual conditions, Hara [...]

Sep 26, 2014 Comments by
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Ty Tessmann on Top as IFMAR Qualifying Wraps

Mother Nature can have a cruel sense of humor and decided that she wasn’t ready to settle down. With daybreak, another twist was in store for the drivers. The previous day’s weather had slowly deteriorated providing a slippery surface, but this time it was reversed. Those with bad luck previously were given a much needed [...]

Sep 25, 2014 Comments by
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Random Sightings From the 2014 IFMAR Worlds

IFMAR World Champs are always exciting and there is always so much to see. It’s literally eye candy overload. Italy is no different. This gigantic boot shaped country kicking a square rock (where we are) has been a great host. The Italians are passionate about their racing and it seems everyone is getting caught up [...]

Sep 25, 2014 Comments by
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Mother Nature Keeps Things Interesting at the Worlds

Mother Nature decided things were going a little too smooth and things needed some spicing up for round four. She had been lingering in the wings and covering the surrounding mountains with black ominous clouds. But, like a child on Christmas morning, she could no longer wait and pounced on the Italian track. This sent [...]

Sep 25, 2014 Comments
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Team Associated’s New Buggy Spotted at the IFMAR Worlds

Team Associated is well represented at the event with a deep factory team that includes big guns Ryan Cavalieri, Neil Cragg, and Yannick Aignon. In their quest for the podium, the team has been running a new buggy that the company is developing. I wasn’t able to get any pictures with the body off (I [...]

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