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Pit Tips: Even Wear [March 2012]

Even Wear: Tires on a 4WD car or truck will wear unevenly if left on the same corner of the car for too long.  If you run the same compound tread for all four tires, rotate your tires to get more life from them. Matt Weinstein – Black Forrest, CO For more Pit Tips, check [...]

Mar 28, 2012 Comments
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Duratrax Evader Brushless

When it comes to bashing, having the fastest truck, the one that jumps the highest, hits the hardest and runs through anything is sure to make you the top dog in the neighborhood. The Duratrax Evader, with its track-worthy handling to its performance-minded configurations, is one of the oldest and most respected names in bashing. [...]

Mar 19, 2012 Comments
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Readers’ Rides: Tamiya CC-01 [March 2012]

Tamiya CC-01: Seth tells us that this truck started out as a Tamiya CC-01 Jeep Wrangler and the body was modified using styrene and various metals like copper and brass.  It even has a detailed interior that was taken from a New Bright toy.  It features a roll cage and a Tamiya Bruiser Driver completes it. [...]

Mar 01, 2012 Comments
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Project HPI Baja 5SC

Let’s go racing! I’ve been fond of the HPI Baja series of vehicles since the release of the Baja 5B and have since built a few Baja 5Bs and a Baja 5T. I recently reviewed the Baja 5SC and after finding out about a big race at a local track, I decided to take my [...]

Mar 01, 2012 Comments
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Readers’ Rides: Axial SCX10 [February 2012]

Axial SCX10: Kyle said it would be awesome if we featured his truck in Readers’ Rides, so here you go. We think it’s awesome that he shared this trick truck with us.  Kyle made his own steel chassis for his Axial SCX10 and it’s designed to lower the truck’s center of gravity.  It also features [...]

Feb 28, 2012 Comments
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Pit Tips: Keep It Cool [February 2012]

Keep It Cool: The cooling head on a nitro motor will work better if it is clean, so I use a pipe cleaner to clean the dirt out of the fins as part of my weekly maintenance. Paul Hun – Columbia, SC For more Pit Tips, check out page 28 in this month’s issue of [...]

Feb 28, 2012 Comments
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Losi 5IVE-T 4wd

Three feet and 35 pounds of Kick Ass! It’s a good thing I’m an adult now with a full-time job and income. If the Losi FIVE-T had been released 20 years ago, back when I started in RC, I would have spent every waking moment working any odd job on the planet to save up [...]

Feb 17, 2012 Comments
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Readers’ Rides: Custom Traxxas Slash VXL [January 2012]

Custom Traxxas Slash VXL: This inspirational rig comes to us from Karl Sandvik and he based it on a Traxxas Slash VXL. The custom body was build was a combination of aluminum and Shoe GOO.  Instead of buying lights for this truck, Karl made them from soda can aluminum for the buckets, LEDs from a [...]

Jan 28, 2012 Comments
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