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Kev’s Bench: Hot Stuff Spotted at the SEMA Show

The SEMA show in Las Vegas is the place to see the latest trends, parts and builds in the full-size car world and every year thousands of people in the automotive industry make their way to this iconic show. The show is only happening for four days and you need all of that and more [...]

Nov 10, 2014 Comments
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Pro-Line Adds Super Swamper to 3.8″ Lineup

Pro-Line’s lineup of Interco tires just got its biggest sneaker yet, now that the TSL SX Super Swamper is going to be offered in a 3.8″ size for mega-sized monster trucks. The tires feature a “Traxxas style” bead and are shown here on Pro-Line’s F-11 wheels. No official PR on these yet, but you can count [...]

Nov 05, 2014 Comments
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Basher Announces New 1/8 Scale BSR Rally

Basher made a name for itself with the Nitro Circus monster and short course truck models (which we reviewed in the May 2014 and September 2014 issues, respectively), and has now added a rally car to the low buck, high-performance family. The BSR Rally is built like a 1/8 scale buggy, and well-equipped with 17mm [...]

Nov 03, 2014 Comments
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Vaterra Ascender First Impressions & Build Notes

The Ascender is the latest vehicle to come out of the Vaterra Garage and like others before it’s very well detailed and is a performer. This scale truck is the only Vaterra model to be released exclusively as a kit. I just finished putting together my Ascender and am working on a review for the [...]

Oct 28, 2014 Comments
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Dromida Adds to 1/18 Lineup With LED-Equipped Desert Buggy and Desert Truck Models

Dromida has added a pair of new models to its econo-car 1/18 scale lineup, which we last reviewed in our March 2014 issue. The DB4.18 and DT4.18 models are both equipped with functional LED light bars (six LEDS for the truck, four for the buggy) and arrive fully RTR, including a 6-cell NiMH with wall-charger [...]

Oct 27, 2014 Comments
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Project Traxxas Summit LT

From the RC Car Action archives comes this 2011 build: a Traxxas Summit equipped with Slayer Pro 4X4 arms and Pro-Line rubber (plus other mods) for a narrower, more scale-like stance. Looks factory, and everything bolts right on! Click to embiggen

Oct 24, 2014 Comments
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Axial Announces New Wraith Flavor: “Spawn”

Axial’s popular Wraith just got a set of full-body duds. The new Spawn joins the Poison Spyder and “regular Wraith” variations of the highly successful trail rig, and retains all the good stuff we’ve come to expect from the platform. That includes Wild Boar driveshafts, threaded-body shocks, AR60 OCP axles with locked diffs, 20-turn brushed motor, [...]

Oct 23, 2014 Comments
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See It First: Pro-Line’s VW Baja Bug for the Axial Yeti, New Blockade MT Tires

Pro-Line is quick on the draw with a new look for the Axial Yeti. The VW Baja Bug is the latest in Pro-Line’s lineup of off-road vee-dubs, and fits directly over the Yeti’s stock cage. The body arrives clear with overspray film, window masks, and decals (as always). Lightbar sold separately, you know you want [...]

Oct 23, 2014 Comments
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