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Custom SWB Vaterra Twin Hammers by Ronald Martin [Reader’s Ride]

Custom SWB Vaterra Twin Hammers by Ronald Martin [Reader’s Ride]

Ronald Martin’s bug-bodied Twin Hammers is a perfect reminder of how modest beginnings can lead to great results. He tells us that this project all started with a donated spare parts chassis he inherited from a friend. He dug into his own stash of leftover parts to put the basic foundation together. He had some […]
Tim Bloore’s Custom Jeep Wrangler Unlimited [Reader’s Ride]

Tim Bloore’s Custom Jeep Wrangler Unlimited [Reader’s Ride]

Tim Bloore, of Barrie, Ontario Canada sent us pix of his super-scale 1:8 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. The body is a New Bright shell hung on custom frame rails. Running gear is mostly Wraith-based; with Vanquish Wraith axles, links, Panhard bar, chubs, knuckles and lockouts. The light bar is also from Vanquish. Hot Racing supplied hardened […]

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Custom JeepZilla from Brenda Sumner [Reader’s Ride]

Custom JeepZilla from Brenda Sumner [Reader’s Ride]

West Jordan, UT must be the perfect environment for Brenda Sumner’s custom JeepZilla.  She started with a MattZilla RC Works chassis, to which she added RC4x4 Performance stainless links, Kyosho Red Velvet shocks, Team KNK stainless hardware and OttSix VooDoo tires mounted on MotoWorx wheels. The driveline consists of a Tekin Pro4 3300 motor with […]
Reedy Steps Up Their Shorty Game

Reedy Steps Up Their Shorty Game

LiPo batteries are the modern standard for many classes, but along with the extra runtime they provide, there is also an increase in power and ability to tune with weight bias. The newest Reedy 5300mAh 70C Shorty LiPo Battery is perfect for 1/10-scale off-road applications and thier most powerful yet in this series of batteries […]

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Xpert Announces New Low-Profile Servos

Xpert Announces New Low-Profile Servos

When you are ready to make your vehicle perform at its best, upgrading your servo to something purpose built can make a big difference in how it handles. Xpert RC is known for their high quality servos and has announced two new low profile servos, the PI-3402 & PM-3402. These servos have been given the […]
Axial SCX10-based CJ Willys Crawler by Warren Fisher [Readers Ride]

Axial SCX10-based CJ Willys Crawler by Warren Fisher [Readers Ride]

Warren Fisher documents this impressive Jeep project on the Scale Builders Guide forum, giving us all a great look into what went into this amazing build. Starting with an Axial SCX10 1.9, he added a host of custom details, including scratchbuilt body panels and handmade safety harnesses for the driver figure. There is a custom-built […]

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MattZilla Mantis Rock Crawler by Lee Briggs

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 […]
Ben Gifford’s Axial SCX10 Wrangler Rubicon

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 […]

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Axial Wraith Online Build, Part 3

Axial Wraith Online Build, Part 3

Ah…nice to be back at the ol’ bench.  Step five finds us adding the finishing bits to the axles… In step five, nuts are inserted into recesses in the shock/linkage mounts. Pushing the nuts in is a hassle; the easy way is to pull them in using a long screw. Rather than find a screw already […]
Axial’s RTR Wraith Gets The Poison Spyder Treatment (Video Added)

Axial’s RTR Wraith Gets The Poison Spyder Treatment (Video Added)

This new rock crawler is RTR and includes many full scale licensed components to add to the overall realism. Here is the full press release from Axial: Axial R/C Inc. is extremely pleased to announce the Axial Jeep® Wrangler Wraith-Poison Spyder Rock Racer. Based on a long standing relationship between Axial, Jeep® and Poison Spyder, […]

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Novak readying a new rock-crawling speed control

Novak readying a new rock-crawling speed control

Novak will soon update their speed control line with the Crusher, a crawling-specific, high-voltage unit. Here are the details so far: Developed specifically for the demands of today’s serious rock crawling vehicles, the Crusher Rock Crawling Brushless ESC offers all the classic Novak crawling features, adds a simplified menu system, and includes a built-in switching […]
Gear Head RC 1.9 Hammer And Sixer Beadlock Wheels

Gear Head RC 1.9 Hammer And Sixer Beadlock Wheels

These new wheels are made of Delrin and come standard with aluminum hubs, Delrin beadlock rings, and M2 screws. Check out more info in the press release below: Gear Head is proud to introduce the all-new 1.9 Hammer and Sixer beadlock wheels. Proudly made in the U.S.A. from CNC-machined black Delrin, our new wheels add […]
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