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Tire Rules Are Pushed at the 2015 Reedy International Off-Road Race of Champions

Like many other big races, the 2015 Reedy International Off-Road Race of Champions uses controlled tires to help level the playing field and help with overall costs for the participants. Any 2.2″ wheel can be used, but only provided JConcepts 2WD tires and Pro-Line 4WD tires may be used. This mixture works pretty well, but [...]

Jan 24, 2015 Comments
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2015 Reedy International Off-Road Race of Champions Heats Up

The 2015 Reedy International Off-Road Race of Champions is well under way and already the favorites are making their mark. At first glance the layout looked fairly easy, but the mix of timing necessary for the jumps has made for some challenging driving. Held at OC/RC Raceway in Southern California, the dirt at the famous [...]

Jan 24, 2015 Comments
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RC4WD Gelande II D90 Now Offered as “Limited Edition” RTR

RC4WD’s Gelande II D90 is very popular with the scale crowd and we’re willing to bet that the limited numbers of this tricked out D90 will sell out pretty quick. It comes to you in RTR form and fully equipped with a bunch of RC4WD upgrades including functional Warn winch, front winch bumper, ARB diff [...]

Jan 20, 2015 Comments
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The Sauce Situation: Do We Need Tighter Rules For Traction Compounds?

If you race, you’ve probably been aware of a pretty serious issue going on. It’s dangerous, often smells terrible and can leave you with headaches, foul clothing or even worse. I’m talking about tire sauce. The origins of the use of tire sauce were probably first introduced in on-road and used on rubber and foam [...]

Jan 19, 2015 Comments
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Carson Wernimont Switches to Associated, Reedy and Pro-Line

In another big move among factory drivers, 2014 IFMAR 1:8 World Championship podium finisher Carson Wernimont will be representing Team Associated, Reedy and Pro-Line when he races. The former Mugen/ Schumacher/ AKA driver will be running both electric 1:10 and nitro 1:8 vehicles and will be running the company’s line of off-road vehicles including the [...]

Jan 12, 2015 Comments
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Team Associated Reveals RC10T5M Stadium Truck

Since the release of Associated’s B5 buggies, we’ve been expecting the A-Team’s latest off-road tech to transition to a new “T” stadium truck. Well, it’s here! The new RC10T5M is offered exclusively as a mid-motor design, and as expected it carries over the latest innovations and tuning features of the B5M buggy with a wider footprint [...]

Jan 06, 2015 Comments
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Ben Gifford’s Axial SCX10 Wrangler Rubicon

This Axial SCX10 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, which Ben Gifford, of Rock Island, IL calls the “Budget Buildicon,” is proof that you don’t need to spend a ton of money in upgrades to make a great rock crawler. All you need is a solid platform, an eye for the right upgrades, and some great camera skills to make [...]

Dec 23, 2014 Comments
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Where’s the Dirt? IFMAR Rolls Out Artificial Turf For Off-Road Worlds

In ‘Merica we like our Hot Dogs, Baseball, and Apple Pie. Mess with it and you’ll get an earful. You just don’t change a good thing. That seems to be a lot of the sentiment surrounding IFMAR’s decision to allow astroturf for the surface at the upcoming 2015 Electric Off-road Worlds at Yatabe Arena in [...]

Dec 22, 2014 Comments
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