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The Team Associated SC5M: Next Generation Short Course

The Team Associated SC5M: Next Generation Short Course

Following the success of the B5M and T5M platforms, it comes as no surprise that the winning geometry and features of the vehicles would be applied to a short-course truck. Dubbed the Team Associated SC5M Team Kit, it shares 90% of the same parts with a few that make it unique for short-course racing. Sold […]
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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LRP’s Vehicle Line Now Coming to USA

LRP’s Vehicle Line Now Coming to USA

LRP has had an established line of vehicles in Europe for years, and they’re finally coming to our shores via LRP America. LRP is coming out of the gate with nine nitro and electric in 1/10 and 1/8 scale. For full details, click on the links below to visit each model’s page in our Hot […]

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JConcepts Ford Atlas SCT Traxxas Slash Absolute Scaler Body

JConcepts Ford Atlas SCT Traxxas Slash Absolute Scaler Body

Traxxas Slash and Slash 4×4 have a new body to help liven up their rigs. JConcepts’ new Ford Atlas shell has all the cool vibe of the big, full-size truck. Starting with the oversized grill, the body continues to impress with a split headlight design and edgy hood detail bulks around the fenders to provide […]
The Sauce Situation: Do We Need Tighter Rules For Traction Compounds?

The Sauce Situation: Do We Need Tighter Rules For Traction Compounds?

If you race, you’ve probably been aware of a pretty serious issue going on. It’s dangerous, often smells terrible and can leave you with headaches, foul clothing or even worse. I’m talking about tire sauce. The origins of the use of tire sauce were probably first introduced in on-road and used on rubber and foam […]

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Kyosho re-enters the short course arena with the new SC6

Kyosho re-enters the short course arena with the new SC6

Kyosho immediately made a splash in the SC scene with the Ultima SC when it debuted back in 2010, with Jared Tebo winning several events right after the RTR truck was released. A couple of updated kit versions followed over the next couple of years, but when the RT6 stadium truck was released (and the […]
How To Build, Tune, and Maintain Gear Differentials

How To Build, Tune, and Maintain Gear Differentials

Gear differentials have been the norm in 1/8-scale cars for quite a while, but it has only been since the release of short course trucks that they’ve found their way into many RTR and race-level 1/10-scale cars and trucks. A gear diff requires little maintenance and is very durable, which is why they have become […]

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New Video! Losi 5IVE-T Roller review teaser

New Video! Losi 5IVE-T Roller review teaser

Losi’s new 5IVE-T Roller gets the full Performance Test treatment in our December issue, complete with Bartolone engine and pipe. Braaap!   Read the whole review (plus a lot of other stuff) in the December issue of RCCA!  
Hot Product: Pro-Line Big Joe II “Traxxas Bead” Tires…and more

Hot Product: Pro-Line Big Joe II “Traxxas Bead” Tires…and more

Pro-Line’s Big Joe tread is a former Readers’ Choice Awards “Best Tire” winner, and the extra-gnarly design looks exceptionally tough–especially when paired when Pro-Line’s Militia body, seen here on a Traxxas Revo with Pro-Line F-11 wheels.  The latest Joes feature a “Traxxas style” bead,  and are just one of a gang of new PL releases […]

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Readers’s Ride of the Week: Bert Jones’ Traxxas Slash

Readers’s Ride of the Week: Bert Jones’ Traxxas Slash

Great shot from Facebook fan Bert Jones! Perfect composition, it’s in focus, and that late-afternoon sun looks killer. As for the truck, it’s the Kyle Busch version of the Traxxas Slash. Look for this one in the pages of RC Car Action! If you want to share your ride with us (whether it’s in action […]
Team Associated SC10RS RTR Updated With Lucas Slick Mist Body

Team Associated SC10RS RTR Updated With Lucas Slick Mist Body

Team Associated’s popular RTR SC10RS is now available in a replica body modeled after Robby Woods full scale truck he competes with in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series. And the SC10RS looks competitive right out of the box thanks to its Reedy 3300kV brushless motor and blue anodized aluminum V2 coil-over shocks. And […]
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