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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 […]
Get the Flat Look!

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. […]

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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 […]
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+ […]

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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 […]
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 […]

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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 […]
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 […]

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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 […]
Neil’s prototype Team Associated RC8B3 running strong at the 2014 IFMAR Worlds in Italy.

Pro Tips with Neil Cragg of Team Associated

Age: 33 Hometown: Chorley, Lancashire. Sponsors: Team Associated, Reedy, LRP, Pro-Line, KO Propo, CML, TKR Graphics, Bandicoot Bodies. Major Accomplishments: 2005 IFMAR 2WD World Champion, 8 x European Champion, 19 x British National Champion. Tip #1: I like to position myself on the driver’s stand as it relates to the middle of the track. If […]

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Pro Tips with Team Associated’s "King" Richard Saxton

Pro Tips with Team Associated’s "King" Richard Saxton

“King” Richard  Saxton is a veteran nitro racer who has raced at the highest levels of competition and has even come close to earning a win at the 2002 IFMAR Worlds where he took TQ. He currently works at Team Associated where he wrenches, mentors and advises some of the newest, most talented drivers on […]
Choose The Right Rotor For Your Ride

Choose The Right Rotor For Your Ride

Most of us take for granted the ease and dependability of today’s brushless systems. They provide a level of technology that systems of years past can’t match. But, the components can be a mystery and the affects of changing or tuning them daunting. I sat down with HobbyWing and SchuurSpeed’s Ron Schuur to help explain […]
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