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LaTrax Goes Off-Road With New Teton 4WD Mini

LaTrax made its debut with the on-road Rally (as featured on our September 2013 cover),  and now has a machine for the dirt with the Teton. The 4X4 truck shares its chassis with the Rally but outfits it for off-road duty with a long-travel suspension system that features extra-long oil-filled shocks and extended shock towers [...]

Jan 29, 2014 Comments
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Vaterra Announces New Raptor 4WD Short-Course Truck

Vaterra has joined the short-course scene with the new Ford Raptor Pre-Runner, a 4WD truck based on the Halix platform as featured in our January issue. The new truck also includes the Active Vehicle Control system that debuted with the Halix and Losi TEN Rally-X, which should make the Raptor an especially interesting SC truck. [...]

Jan 29, 2014 Comments
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RPM Cage for Traxxas VXL-3S Speed Control

Apparently, some of you animals are thrashing your Traxxas VXL models hard enough to pop the mounting tabs off the speed control (we’re looking at you, “Ryan K.”), so RPM has tooled up this clever item: a “cage” for the VXL-3S speed control. As you can see, the cage fully surrounds the speed control to [...]

Jan 26, 2014 Comments
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Monster Energy to Sponsor Reedy Race

We’ve seen RC’s biggest brands make a push to the full-size motorsports scene by sponsoring vehicles and teams in short-course racing, motocross, and other power sports, but the latest news flips that trend upside down–now a big mainstream “action sports” brand is coming to RC. To be precise, Monster Energy has signed on as a [...]

Jan 21, 2014 Comments
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Associated Spoofs “Parts Listing Leaks” With Factory Team Action Figures, More

Have you been to the Associated home page lately? They’re having some fun with “parts-listing leaks” and have posted a page background that is a spoof parts listing with all kinds of “new products,” including team-driver action figures, bulk Unobtanium, Mr. Fusion reactors, Factory Team fabric softener, Flux Capacitors and tons more. We had some fun [...]

Jan 20, 2014 Comments
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John Edge’s RJ Speed Classic Sprinter

This week’s Reader’s Ride comers to us from John Edge of Pensacola, FL. John built this RJ Speed Classic Sprint Car in honor of his dad, Jack Edge, and finished it like the Midget racing car Jack drove 55 years ago. Special care was spent getting the helmet, goggles, and bandana detailed just like they [...]

Jan 20, 2014 Comments
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Don’t Forget to Get Your Vote On

We kicked off the Readers’ Choice Awards voting last week, and the ballots are rolling in! Have you voted yet? If not, do it now! Just click the big red VOTE button to make your picks–and you might win something too! It’s votin’ time! Every year, we turn to the experts of RC (that’s you) [...]

Jan 20, 2014 Comments
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JConcepts G-Loc Short-Course Street Treads

If you’re burning down off-road treads with street sessions, why not go with authentic road rubber for your truck’s next set of sneakers? JConcepts is hoping you’ll do just that and make their new G-Loc design your choice.  In addition to their street-flavor tread, the tires feature a reinforced carcass (you can see the “x-brace” [...]

Jan 18, 2014 Comments
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