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Pro Tips: TLR’s Eric Willardson Shares His Best

Pro Tips: TLR’s Eric Willardson Shares His Best

Utah has a hardcore, passionate racing scene, and one of its hometown drivers, is TLR’s Eric Willardson. A long time mod racer, Eric can usually be seen at Murph’s IRCR Raceway, where he mixes it up with the other racers on what many consider to be “the Best Dirt in the World.” We got a […]
Foam Inserts Explained

Foam Inserts Explained

Similar to air in full size cars, foam inserts are needed to help support the tire carcass from the inside and help it to keep its shape. But, unlike air the insert can be shaped and tuned or made from different materials in order to change its characteristics. For practical purposes, there are two types […]

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Pro Tips: Matt Olson Gives Us Six Large-Scale Tips

Pro Tips: Matt Olson Gives Us Six Large-Scale Tips

Large, 1/5-scale vehicles have an extra level of complexity and tuning that other scales can’t match. MIP’s Matt Olson races at the highest level, and knows a few tricks to make these big machines work at their best. Fortunate, we got a chance to pick his brain about some of his tricks he uses and […]
Pro Building Tips with Team Associated’s “Wallnuts”

Pro Building Tips with Team Associated’s “Wallnuts”

Prepping a vehicle to compete at an elite level of competition takes a few tricks that comes from experience and inside knowledge. Nick “Wallnuts” Wautlet works at Team Associated where he does customer service, builds many of their in-house vehicles and is the man behind Wallie Builds, a professional service specializing in pro-level on and off-road […]

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How To: Get the Flat Look!

How To: Get the Flat Look!

The matte or “flat” look is a hot trend in the full size car world and easy to duplicate on a “hard” body—just choose paint with the level of sheen you want and spray away. But what about Lexan bodies? All the gloss comes from the plastic itself, and the paint goes on the inside. […]
Why Is Ty Tessmann Running His Shocks Upside Down?

Why Is Ty Tessmann Running His Shocks Upside Down?

HB Racing’s Ty Tessmman had an impressive result with 2nd overall at the recent 2016 ROAR EP Off-Road Nationals in the 2WD class driving his HB Racing D216. Keen eyes noticed his use of inverted shocks. While this is unusual, it can help to lower the center-of-gravity when the conditions permit. Many armchair tuners have […]

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Pro Tips with Factory Mugen Seiki Team Driver Adam Drake

Pro Tips with Factory Mugen Seiki Team Driver Adam Drake

Check out our Pro Tips with Factory Pro Mugen Seiki Driver Adam Drake. To read this article now, join RC CAR ACTION PREMIUM! When you become a member, you’ll get instant online access to our back-issue archives, the latest RC Car Action Digital Editions, all of our newsstand-only special issues, and much more. • 8+ […]
Silicone Oil Explained: Weight (W or WT) Versus cSt

Silicone Oil Explained: Weight (W or WT) Versus cSt

There seems to be a lot of debate about what brand of oil to use in shocks and differentials. While silicone oil is recognized as the best for RC due to its ability to resist changes in viscosity due to temperature fluctuations, the labeling can be misleading. To clarify, only manufacturers using cSt as a […]

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Pro Tips with Team Associated’s Steven Hartson

Pro Tips with Team Associated’s Steven Hartson

Age: 24 Home Track: OCRC Raceway, Huntington Beach, California. Sponsors: Team Associated, LRP, Futaba, JConcepts, Kicker, Mikita, OCRC Raceway, Complex Ink, Sidewinder Fuel Tip #1: To get better, you need to practice a lot. Run lots of battery packs and put in the time. There’s no substitute.   Tip #2: Always run your tires in […]
Mixing it up at the recent Reedy Outdoor Race of Champions

Pro Tips with Kody Numedahl

Age: 26 Home Track: OCRC Raceway, Huntington Beach, California. Sponsors: Team Associated, Reedy, J-Concepts, VP Fuels, Kicker, Makita, LiveRC.com Favorite Class to Race: 1/10th 2wd   Tip #1: Keep your car clean. It is much easier to spot things that are wrong if your car is looking good.   Tip #2: Listen to everything you […]

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Building a Heavy Diff with Paul Lemieux [VIDEO]

Building a Heavy Diff with Paul Lemieux [VIDEO]

Name: Paul Lemieux Hometown; Milwaukee, Wisconsin Sponsors: Xray/RC America, Thunder Power RC, Protoform, Futaba, Gravity RC These days many touring car racers are choosing to run a diff up front with heavy silicone oil, instead of a spool. However, building it correct with heavy, gooey, silicone oil can be hard to do consistent. Factory Xray/RC […]
The front end sports an unusual sprung big bore dampening system that is unusual for pan cars. It features a double wishbone and pushrod design that claims to have better corner stability.

Under the Hood: Marc Rheinard’s Yokomo YRX12

The 2016 IFMAR Worlds in Beijing, China are just around the corner and recently it was announced that current 1/12-scale Champion Marc Rheinard was making the switch from CRC to Yokomo for 1/12-scale racing. With such a big move, it is easy to understand the interest. Take a look at the photos he shot of […]
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