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How-To Desert Truck Conversion

Here are some bonus photos of our How-To Desert Truck Conversion article featured in the Desert & Off-road special issue.

Jun 08, 2009 Comments
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East End Machining Hop-ups

This reverse triangulation skidplate is made out of delrin and mounts your links on the inside of the chassis to prevent getting hung up on rocks. It includes all necessary hardware and bolts directly to all the Axial AX10 line of crawlers. Reverse triangulation skidplates allow your crawler to have proper suspension geometry and articulate [...]

May 11, 2009 Comments
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RC4WD X-Lock 2.2″ Rock Crawling Tires

  RC4WD has been involved with rock crawling from the start and continually comes up with a ton of new products every day. After a number of scale tires, RC4WD has decided to hit the comp market with their newest tire, the X-Lock. Measuring it at a whopping 5.5” tall, the X-Locks are made with [...]

May 11, 2009 Comments
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Pro-Line 1.9″ Chisel Rock Crawling Tire

  Like the larger 2.2-inch version, the new 1.9-inch Chisel rock crawling tire is molded in Pro-Line’s exclusive G8 compound. This compound was developed specifically for crawling and offers solid traction and an extended tread life. The 1.9 Chisel features additional sipes and tread enhancements over the 2.2-inch version that should help in side hilling [...]

May 08, 2009 Comments
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JConcepts RocX 2.2″ Crawler Tires

The JConcepts RocX crawler tires are the newest tires offered from JConcepts and are made for 2.2 competition-level rock crawling. They are the first truly directional tires that are marked L and R for proper tread direction. The tires are a sticky green compound and come with peach-colored, medium-density memory foams. They are made for [...]

Apr 13, 2009 Comments
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Traxxas Power Cell Batteries

Traxxas has released their newest NiMH batteries to compliment their full line of electric vehicles. These come in a shotgun stick pack and are offered as 6-cell, or a 7-cell hump pack, and are compatible with almost every electric Traxxas vehicle on the market today. The hump pack will not fit in the E-maxx, E-Revo, [...]

Apr 09, 2009 Comments
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Venom Pro Charger with Power Supply

The Venom Pro Charger is designed to be a do-it-all workhorse and, as such, is capable of charging almost every type of battery. It supports Ni-Cd, NiMH, LiPo, Li-ON/Li-FE and lead acid batteries. I tested it by charging a range of batteries from 1/10-scale racing packs to 1/8-scale starter-box gel-cells. The Venom Pro Charger is [...]

Apr 02, 2009 Comments
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A123 Racing Nanophosphate Lithium-Ion Batteries

When I received the A123 batteries, I wasn’t exactly sure which vehicles to use them in, as they have a unique voltage and size. I decided to take them home and look around my collection and see what would be the best fit. Thankfully, a couple of vehicles popped out right away. The 1100mAh battery [...]

Mar 31, 2009 Comments
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