Off-road

Quick Build: Tamiya TT-02B MS

Tamiya’s TT-02 platform delivers shaft-driven 4WD on a budget for a bunch of the brand’s tourers and drifters, and is also offered as the b-is-for-buggy TT-02B in Dual Ridge and Neo Scorcher body styles. For this build, I’ve got the TT-02B MS, which ramps things up a notch or two with fiberglass shock towers, a [...]

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Traxxas Slash Shoebox Chevy by Anthony Stephens [READER'S RIDE]

Anthony Stephens’ ’55 Shoebox Chevy is a great example of just how versatile the Traxxas Slash platform can be. He started with a Platinum Edition Slash built on a 4WD LCG chassis and uses the stock Velineon power system. He installed an Outerwears dust shroud to keep debris out of the running gear, and topped [...]

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Interview: Cliff Lett On the RC10 and Radio Control Then & Now

Team Associated President Cliff Lett has made a career in motorsports, both full-size and RC. Before joining Team Associated in 1988, Cliff worked in research and development with Team Yamaha. The skills he honed keeping the legendary Rick Johnson’s YZ250 on top of motocross podiums transferred directly to his work as product development manager for [...]

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Custom Axial Wraith Crawler by Ken Takemoto [READER'S RIDE]

Ken Takemoto from Dover Delaware sent us this serious looking Axial Wraith-based crawler with Jeep-inspired body panels hand-fabricated out of .025 aluminum sheet.  The aluminum axles front and rear, steel drive shafts, and steel rollcage (modified) are all from Integy. RC4WD supplied the R2 transmission. The upper and lower links are sourced from AsiaTees. He [...]

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Highly Anticipated HB/HPI D216 1/10 2WD Off-Road Buggy is Close to Release

Seen driven by the Factory Drivers of HB/HPI Racing including Ty Tessmann, David Ronnefalk and Drew Moller at the highest level of competition, this racing buggy was designed by Head Engineer Torrance Deguzman who has designed some of the most iconic racing vehicles in the industry. Bucking the trend of many other buggies on the [...]

Dec 02, 2015 Comments
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2015 RROC Outdoor: Associated’s Rivkin and Local Jake Mayo Take the Wins.

The first running of the 2015 Reedy Outdoor Off-Road Race of Champions is over, and with it a few surprises. In the premiere classes of Open 4WD Buggy, Open 2WD buggy and Open Stadium Truck, it was newly crowned 2WD World Champ Spencer Rivkin (Team Associated) who took the 4WD class after working by TQ [...]

Nov 22, 2015 Comments
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2015 RROC Outdoor: Under the Hood of Kevin Motter’s TQ TLR 22 3.0

The mains are running today at the 2015 Reedy Outdoor Off-Road Race of Champions, and I was able to get a peak at Kevin Motter’s TLR 22 3.0 that grabbed the TQ spot in Open 2WD buggy. In spite of the loose, dusty conditions, his buggy is almost entirely in box stock configuration. For power [...]

Nov 22, 2015 Comments
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The Dust Settles as Qualifying Wraps Up at the 2015 Reedy Outdoor Off-Road Race of Champions

Qualifying is wrapped up at the 2015 Reedy Outdoor Off-Road Race of Champions, with drivers scrambling in the format. The a-mains only take eight drivers from qualifying leaving two spots open for bump-ups from the b-main. In Open 2WD buggy it is TLR’s Kevin Motter who locked down TQ in the first two rounds out [...]

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