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Tamiya Announces New Toyota FJ Cruiser and CC-01 Options

Tamiya Announces New Toyota FJ Cruiser and CC-01 Options

Tamiya’s long-popular CC-01 chassis will soon be available dressed as a Toyota FJ Cruiser, joining  the Land Cruiser 40 already in the lineup to represent both ends of the Landcruiser lineage. The bodywork is spot-on (as usual), with lots of injection-molded detailing for a completely authentic look. The CC-01 chassis is scale-like as well, featuring […]
RPM Front Bumper and Front Arms for Associated B44

RPM Front Bumper and Front Arms for Associated B44

Is any name as synonymous with can’t-break-it strength as RPM? The latest fantastic plastic out of Chino, CA is seen here, with a new wide front bumper and front suspension arms for the Associated B44 4WD buggy. These are sure to strengthen the B-machine, and as with all RPM suspension parts, the factory geometry is […]

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Team Losi Racing Announces 8IGHT-T 3.0

Team Losi Racing Announces 8IGHT-T 3.0

The TLR crew has honed the potent 8IGHT-T truggy to an even sharper edge, with new details that include new suspension geometry, 16mm shocks with tapered springs, and a gang of lightweight parts that are normally optional but are standard spec for the new 3.0 model. For more pics and the all the details on […]
Power-Wagonized Losi Trail Trekker

Power-Wagonized Losi Trail Trekker

Greg Martinek of Port Washington, NY built this one-of-a-kind ride, and it’s featured in the March issue’s Readers’ Rides section. The build began with a 1/24-scale Losi Trail Trekker, and the classic Dodge Power Wagon look comes from an Ertl die-cast model that Greg modded for RC. The bed and single smoke stack are custom […]

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Part 3: Tamiya XV-01 Lancia Delta Integrale Build

Part 3: Tamiya XV-01 Lancia Delta Integrale Build

The Tamiya XV-01 Lancia Delta Integrale build is nearing completion. Here are links to Part 1 and Part 2 in case you missed ’em–otherwise, on we go…   We left off with the steering rack installation, now the rest of the front suspension gets installed. Not visible: the plastic balls that cap the hingepins and fit into sockets in the […]
RC4WD Beefs Up the Vaterra Twin Hammers

RC4WD Beefs Up the Vaterra Twin Hammers

The metal-masters at RC4WD have a new option for the Vaterra Twin Hammers that amps up realism and durability in equal measure. The machined aluminum rear axle case looks incredible (see for yourself) and includes all the hardware shown for easy installation. RC4WD also offers aluminum rear trailing arms that would look great with this […]

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How To Build, Tune, and Maintain Gear Differentials

How To Build, Tune, and Maintain Gear Differentials

Gear differentials have been the norm in 1/8-scale cars for quite a while, but it has only been since the release of short course trucks that they’ve found their way into many RTR and race-level 1/10-scale cars and trucks. A gear diff requires little maintenance and is very durable, which is why they have become […]
HPI Revamps the Build-It-Yourself Baja 5B SS

HPI Revamps the Build-It-Yourself Baja 5B SS

HPI has updated the “SS” kit version of the class-leading Baja 5B 1/5 scale gas-burning buggy for 2014, and the new specs are welcome improvements to an already-proven formula. Here’s a sampling of the new tweaks; for a complete list, see the Baja 5B SS page in our Hot News & New Stuff forum.   […]

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Reader’s Ride: Joe Mergel’s Amazing 6X6 Semi

Reader’s Ride: Joe Mergel’s Amazing 6X6 Semi

This wild ride comes from Joe Mergel and is featured in the February issue of RC Car Action: Yo, Joe! Cobra better watch out! Okay, sorry for the throwback humor but anyone from the 80s might take one look at this military beast and rekindle memories of great G.I. Joe vehicles. This custom 6×6 semi-truck […]
Part 2: Tamiya XV-01 Lancia Delta Integrale Build

Part 2: Tamiya XV-01 Lancia Delta Integrale Build

Now that we’ve seen what’s in the box, let’s get down to business and start spinning screwdrivers on the Tamiya XV-01 Lancia Delta Integrale. As is the case with many Tamiya models, assembly begins with the differentials. The XV-01’s gear diffs are a departure from most 1/10 scale Tamiya models in that they are sealed […]

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From the February Issue: 2WD Brushless Stadium Truck Shootout

From the February Issue: 2WD Brushless Stadium Truck Shootout

We had a blast comparing the Associated T4.2RS, Arrma Vorteks BLX, Durango DEST210, HPI E-Firestorm Flux, Racers Edge Traverse, and Traxxas Rustler VXL for our 2WD Brushless Stadium Truck Shootout. Ten pages of action and stats! We tested top speeds, collected lap times with stock and Pro-Line tires, and got feedback from three drivers representing […]
New Online Build: Tamiya XV-01 Lancia Delta Integrale

New Online Build: Tamiya XV-01 Lancia Delta Integrale

Our next step-by-step build is a Tamiya XV-01, the latest multi-terrain platform from the Japanese giant. I’m building the Lancia Delta Integrale rally-car version, a body Tamiya has offered on a number of different models before, and a great choice for such a rally-ready chassis as the XV-01. Here’s a look at what’s in the box, […]
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