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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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MattZilla Mantis Rock Crawler by Lee Briggs

The MattZilla RC Works Mantis that Lee Briggs sent us pix of is a rolling wishlist of rock crawler goodies! Axial Wraith axles with Beef Tubes, GripFab lockers, and Axial Racing HD gears put the power down from the Team Novak Havoc Pro ESC and Speed Passion 10.5t motor. For extra reliability Lee employs a [...]

Dec 30, 2014 Comments
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Pro-Line Announces New Phantom Body for Yokomo B-MAX 2

Pro-Line’s Phantom lineup now includes a shell specifically for the Yokomo B-Max 2. The cab-forward design includes an optional center fin, and as always window masks, overspray film and decals are included. Lee Martin drove a Phantom to his second-place finish at the last IFMAR Off-Road Worlds, so you know it’s legit. To see all [...]

Dec 23, 2014 Comments
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Ben Gifford’s Axial SCX10 Wrangler Rubicon

This Axial SCX10 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, which Ben Gifford, of Rock Island, IL calls the “Budget Buildicon,” is proof that you don’t need to spend a ton of money in upgrades to make a great rock crawler. All you need is a solid platform, an eye for the right upgrades, and some great camera skills to make [...]

Dec 23, 2014 Comments
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Project Build: Norm Zondervan’s ’73 Bronco Axial / Tamiya Scaler

Friend of the mag Norm Zondervan has built some of our favorite machines, and his ’73 Bronco from our March 2014 issue is a favorite. Built on a modded Axial SCX10 chassis and outfitted with RC4WD and Pro-Line gear, the topper is a Tamiya body that’s as well-detailed as any hard ABS shell but is [...]

Dec 19, 2014 Comments
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ARRMA Prepping Super-Sized Raider

Not much in the way of info on this one, but as the graphic below confirms, ARRMA will have an “XL” version of the Raider buggy, which should be about 1/8 scale. The new model will reportedly arrive in BLX trim with brushless power, and will hit stores mid-January, so we should get more details soon. For [...]

Dec 16, 2014 Comments
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Readers’ Ride: Jared Blight’s Tamiya HiLux HiLift

Winter is upon us, and much of the country has already received its first snow. That’s no problem for  Jared Blight, who rigged his Tamiya Toyota HiLux HiLift with a set of RC4WD Predator tracks to handle the worst that winter can throw his way in his native Canada where deep snow is just part [...]

Dec 09, 2014 Comments
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