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Charles McNinich’s Axial SCX10 Ford F-150 Raptor

Charles McNinch of Jacksonville, FL takes his scale crawler everywhere so he never misses an opportunity to tackle gnarly terrain, whether on the trails or at the beach. Charles customized the chassis to create an extended wheelbase and created a genuine wooden bed for the truck. Aftermarket mods include a slew of Integy parts like [...]

Nov 20, 2014 Comments by
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Joe Kovach’s Custom Tamiya Bruiser

If you find yourself rolling through Trenton, NJ, you might come across this rad rig. Joe Kovach started out with a Tamiya Bruiser for his build, and as you can see it’s far from stock. He modded the body for flip-up action to reveal the custom roll cage and interior, and there’s no missing that [...]

Oct 27, 2014 Comments by
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Mike Monrad’s Traxxas Stampede VXL & Bolink Legends

This week’s Reader’s Ride (make that Rides) come to us from Mike Monrad of St. Petersburg, FL. The Traxxas Stampede VXL wears a bunch of RPM upgrades including a wide front bumper and “low-visibility” wheelie bar, while the body is a JConcepts Gatecrasher that Mike sprayed himself. Looks great, just like his Bolink Lengends. Bolink is [...]

Oct 21, 2014 Comments by
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Savage Pulling Power!

This week’s Reader’s Ride is the 2014 Brushless/Unlimited 1/8-scale pulling champ of the No Limit RC World Finals. Travis Mowery and his father built this custom Frankenstein which pulls over 200 pounds with ease. This creation started as an HPI Savage Flux but uses custom chassis plates and a custom motor mount. The steering stabilizers, rear [...]

Oct 14, 2014 Comments by
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Charles Reed’s Custom Monster Build

We dipped all the way back to the October 2011 issue for this Reader’s Ride from Charles Reed of Angleton, TX. A toy RC truck donated its body to the custom build, which features Tamiya Clodbuster axles, Crawford Performance Engineering links, a Traxxas EVX2 speed control and a pair of Titan 550 motors. How much [...]

Oct 07, 2014 Comments by
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Curt Poucket’s Miz-Bee-Havin

Curt’s Reader’s Ride build began with a Crawford Barbarian chassis that he had power coated black with yellow cross braces and links. He custom-built swaybars and finished them with the same yellow powder coating to match the links and braces. The axles are borrowed from an Axial Wraith and equipped with a STRC steering link. [...]

Oct 01, 2014 Comments by
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Billy Kara’s Tamiya Hornet Boat Thing

Billy Kara’s Reader’s Ride is an aquatic take on the classic Tamiya Hornet and comes to us by way of Melbourne, Australia. Steering vanes made of sheet plastic replace the front wheels to steer the craft, while zip-ties slap the water to propel it. Despite the 3300KV motor he installed, Billy tells us his highly unusual [...]

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Artie Fie’s Awesome Kong 2 Tamiya Clod Buster

Artie Fie is a fan of old school monster trucks and the Tamiya Clod Buster so he took his two passions and combined them to build a replica of the Awesome Kong 2 monster truck. It uses a stock Clod Buster chassis but the stock steering has been replaced with a Crawford Performance Enginneering 4WS [...]

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