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HUDY arm reamer

We usually show off a hot new car or other wow-factor item here, but if you’re a hardcore builder, this IS a wow item! Straight hingepin bores are a must for free suspension action, and this is the tool you need to get ‘em.
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Pro-Line PT Cruiser and Mercedes ML430 Shells FEBRUARY 2001

Both the PT Cruiser and ML430 bodies are designed for 190mm touring and rally chassis, but the guys at Pro-Line decided to have a little fun mounting them on Traxxas T-Maxxes! Both bodies required the use of the use of Pro-Line’s Tall Rear Body Mounts (sold seperately) for use on the trucks. The mounts needed to be installed in reverse, due to the slope of the rear hatch on the body, but no other modifications were needed. If you prefer to keep it on the road, the PT Cruiser and ML430 will fit all 190mm 4WD and FWD chassis.

Chrysler PT Cruiser
Part no. 3103-00, $23.00
Mercedes Benz ML430 SUV
3091, $23.00

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XRAY’s T1 EV02

XRAY is proud to introduce the evolution of its extremely successful T1 race car, the T1 EVO2. The new luxury T1 EVO2 will feature all the finest features, designs, and materials of the original T1 and will include plenty of new evolution parts… all for no price increase! This gives each proud new owner more value for the same money. For more information, Click here
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DuraTrax Evader BX

Finally, a full-featured ready-to-run buggy! The Evader BX brings all the race-ready standard equipment of the DuraTrax Evader ST to buggies… that means you get universal-joint drive axles, threaded-body aluminum shocks, steel turnbuckles, 3-gear transmission with ball differential and slipper clutch, 20-turn Photon motor, Sprint reversing ESC, Futaba-built radio gear and a factory-finished and trimmed body. DuraTrax even tosses in a ‘Getting started’ video and 8, AA batteries for the transmitter, and all the plastic parts are covered by a 1-year warranty against breakage. For more info, check out www.duratrax.com.
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Faster, more power, wider stance—the new T-Maxx is here!

The name is the same, but the new T-Maxx is a very different truck from the one that you’ve seen everywhere since 1999. The big story is the T-Maxx’s wider stance (it’s a full inch wider, thanks to new, longer arms) and it’s rear-exhaust, round-port TRX 2.5 engine and re-engineered EZ-Start system. According to Traxxas, the new engine pumps out 60 percent more power than the TRX Pro.IPS Crankshaft
IPS stands for ‘Integrated Pilot Shaft,’ which eliminates the need for a separate clutch pilot shaft; instead, the TRX 2.5’s crank and pilot shaft are machined as one piece. This increases precision for a wobble-free clutch, and there’s no threaded-on pilot shaft to come loose.

— Lightweight, offset-wristpin piston and knife-edged connecting rod with 1:1 bore to stroke ratio.
Trimming weight from an engine’s reciprocating parts is an instant power gainer, and according to Traxxas, the long-stroke design actually reduces friction by applying less side load to the piston as it cycles through the cylinder. The connecting rod is also knife-edged to reduce ‘windage’ and minimize the conrod’s effect on the flow of fuel and air through the crankcase.

— Slide carburetor with molded body.
Plastic-body carbs aren’t as prone to retaining heat or being distorted when heated as aluminum carbs are, so your mixture settings stay put, and the incoming fuel/air mixture stays cooler as it enters the engine. The carb also features an integrated return spring and a stop for the low-speed mixture screw to protect the spraybar against over-tightening.

ALL-NEW EZ-START 2
Traxxas spent a lot of time bomb-proofing the TRX 2.5′s EZ-Start 2 electric starter. The hand-held starter unit now fully encloses the battery, and has sophisticated circuitry that regulates the glow plug voltage so you’ll never need a separate glow igniter. The unit is also equipped with a thermal shut-down feature to prevent overheating, and diagnostic LEDs indicate glow plug and drive-circuit status for no-guess starting. The hardware that actually cranks over the engine is new too; in addition to an overall beef-up, the new gear train features an elastomer ‘cush drive’ that protects the gears from kickback and overloading.

MORE STUFF
In addition to the new engine and wide-track suspension, the T-Maxx will include:

>— Molded head cap to prevent rollovers from scarring the TRX 2.5’s heatsink head.
>— Larger-diameter drive shafts rated for high-horsepower.
>— Thicker, 3mm aluminum chassis—50% more rigid than the original.
>— New, thicker 3.5mm turnbuckles.
>— All-new six-color graphics in four color mixes.

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Sirio 3.0 engine for the T-Maxx!

Trinity Products has announced that Sirio, makers of premium-quality racing engines, will be making a super high-performance 3.0cc competition-quality engine designed to fit directly into any Traxxas T-Maxx. This engine will include all of the painstaking detail and quality built into every Sirio competition engine, plus it will be specially designed to directly fit the starting system from the new Traxxas 2.5 engine.
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TRC Off Road Zombie and Mambo

You’re looking at the newest treads in TRC’s Off Road lineup. The Zombies have a ladder-bar tread for forward bite and fine square knobs to keep you hooked up in the groove, and the Mambo 4-rib front tires will keep your buggy pointed in the right direction. Both are available on new dish wheels, with TRC’s “guaranteed to stay glued” promise. If the tires come off the wheels in use, TRC will replace them for you. You may never CA your fingers together again
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Trinity mini-truck foam tire adapters

Trinity mini-truck foam tire adapters
Trinity’s new wheel adaptors allows the use of foam touring tires on your Itsy Bitsy Spyder and Associated RC18, and also will fit the rear of the Team Losi Mini-T. “The perfect way to dial in your truck for carpet racing and an excellent way to use up all your old touring car tires!” says Trinity. Pretty cool.

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