Off-road

The Sauce Situation: Do We Need Tighter Rules For Traction Compounds?

If you race, you’ve probably been aware of a pretty serious issue going on. It’s dangerous, often smells terrible and can leave you with headaches, foul clothing or even worse. I’m talking about tire sauce. The origins of the use of tire sauce were probably first introduced in on-road and used on rubber and foam [...]

Jan 19, 2015 Comments
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Pro-Line Fuel Stick: See It First

Consider Pro-Line’s new Fuel Stick to be World Champion Approved: Ty Tessmann and his family team helped develop the high-tech filler-upper and used it to blast Nitrotane into his Hot Bodies D812 at the Worlds in Italy. Ty was noted for his lightning-fast pit stops on the way to the win, so you know the [...]

Jan 14, 2015 Comments
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Carson Wernimont Switches to Associated, Reedy and Pro-Line

In another big move among factory drivers, 2014 IFMAR 1:8 World Championship podium finisher Carson Wernimont will be representing Team Associated, Reedy and Pro-Line when he races. The former Mugen/ Schumacher/ AKA driver will be running both electric 1:10 and nitro 1:8 vehicles and will be running the company’s line of off-road vehicles including the [...]

Jan 12, 2015 Comments
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Pro-Line Now Has a Stadium Truck (sort of)

Pro-Line’s PRO-2 SC short course truck, PRO-2 Buggy and PRO-MT monster truck aren’t being officially joined by a stadium truck (that we assume would be called the PRO-ST), but this build from Pro-Line’s Holeshot blog sure looks factory. It’s based on a modded PRO-MT, and the conversion is easy. There’s no telling if this could [...]

Jan 09, 2015 Comments
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TrackStar D-Spec Drift Gyro Gets You Sideways On The Cheap

If you’ve ever wanted to experiment with a gyro for drifting (or cheating in the Parking Lot 500, we won’t judge you), TrackStar’s new box will let you electronically mitigate oversteer on the cheap–the D-Spec Drift Gyro is just $19! You can adjust the “gain”(the amount of steering help the gyro gives you) right from the [...]

Jan 07, 2015 Comments
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Team Associated Reveals RC10T5M Stadium Truck

Since the release of Associated’s B5 buggies, we’ve been expecting the A-Team’s latest off-road tech to transition to a new “T” stadium truck. Well, it’s here! The new RC10T5M is offered exclusively as a mid-motor design, and as expected it carries over the latest innovations and tuning features of the B5M buggy with a wider footprint [...]

Jan 06, 2015 Comments
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New O.S. Speed B2101 Engine & TrakPower 12v Engine Heater

A new engine from O.S. and an engine heater from TrakPower? Sounds like a two-fer post to us… If you want to run the engine that won the 2014 Worlds under the command of Ty Tessmann, this is it. “B” is for Buggy, and the B2101 is O.S.’ best off-road mill with features that include [...]

Jan 02, 2015 Comments
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ARRMA Raider XL Arrives

As teased previously, ARRMA has announced their new super-sized Raider XL BLX buggy. We’re used to seeing 1/8 scale 4WD buggies, but 2WD models in this size are rare. Click the pics to enlarge, we’ll talk details along the way. It’s hard to get a sense of scale based on this pic, but if you [...]

Dec 31, 2014 Comments
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