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Traxxas Gets “Roadkilled!”

Traxxas Gets “Roadkilled!”

Are you a fan of Roadkill — the YouTube show hosted by Hot Rod editors David Freiburger and Mike Finnegan that is part dream-project how-to, part automotive dumpster dive, part double-dare contest, and pretty much gearhead nirvana for anyone who likes the idea of turning junkyard beaters into (somewhat less junky) driveable, often bizarre — […]
Custom Trophy Truck – VIDEO [READER’S RIDE]

Custom Trophy Truck – VIDEO [READER’S RIDE]

Juan Turcios built his truck around a custom frame of 1/8-inch thick 5055 aluminum. A friend at TenthScaleLifestyle built a full-metal cage for it. The solid rear axle and and front A-arms are from Metal Concepts R/C. Juan made custom faux reservoirs for the Pro-Line Powerstrokes in front and Axial Yeti shocks in back. It […]

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Custom 6×6 Crawler [READER’S RIDE]

Custom 6×6 Crawler [READER’S RIDE]

Getting a custom 6×6 truck to have the efficiency and range of motion to be a fully capable crawler can be a challenge, but Daniel Anguita wasn’t interested in a shelf-queen, so he put the work in. He grafted two sets of Axial SCX10 frame rails together with aluminum braces for the truck’s backbone. He […]
“Wart Hog” Axial SMT10 Monster Truck [READER’S RIDE]

“Wart Hog” Axial SMT10 Monster Truck [READER’S RIDE]

Jimmy Louis had been waiting years for a decent tube-frame monster truck to come out, so when Axial released their SMT10 he knew he had to have it. He dubbed his “The Warthog” and stuffed it with a Castle Creations SCT controller with a 3600kV motor. He added Boom Racing Type G piggyback shocks with […]

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Custom Chevy K5 Blazer Drag Truck [READER’S RIDE]

Custom Chevy K5 Blazer Drag Truck [READER’S RIDE]

With all the great scale truck hard bodies now on the market, it’s easy to see why Dan Boyle chose one for his latest scale build. But rather than go the traditional truck route, he combined his love of drag racers with RC4WD’s excellent injection-molded K5 Blazer. It sits on a heavily modified Axial Wraith […]
King of the Gassers 1948 Willys [READER’S RIDE]

King of the Gassers 1948 Willys [READER’S RIDE]

2016 Reader’s Ride of the Year winner Dan Boyle sent in his take on the king of the gassers the 1948 Willys. Dan built it on an Axial Wraith frame, and powered the Willys with a Traxxas brushless system. He even incorporated Traxxas’ onboard audio system. He installed a set of rare See’s aluminum wheels. […]

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Traxxas Revo by Greg Simpson [READER’S RIDE]

Traxxas Revo by Greg Simpson [READER’S RIDE]

Greg Simpson digs Revos. Who doesn’t? But this is the second decked-out Revo Greg has built and submitted to Reader’s Rides this year, and with this one—nicknamed “Wicked”—he took it up a notch, starting with a bare chassis—which he had chrome plated. Then he built the truck part by part up from that chassis, adding […]
Axial Wraith/RC4WD Blazer hybrid [READER’S RIDE]

Axial Wraith/RC4WD Blazer hybrid [READER’S RIDE]

Hawaii’s RC “artist in residence” Dan Boyle is at it again with another killer custom project. This time he mated RC4WD’s excellent Blazer hard body with his favored Axial Wraith frame, then stuffed a bunch of Traxxas running gear in it to build this fantastic scale rig. Dan grabbed a set of RC Channel metal […]

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Traxxas Telluride Bronco [READER’S RIDE]

Traxxas Telluride Bronco [READER’S RIDE]

Henry Brady liked the look of the ’73 Ford Bronco body for the HPI Crawler King, so he adapted it to fit his Traxxas Telluride with some careful cutting and trimming. To give it the right stance he bolted on a set of 2.2 Mudslinger XL tires on Integy Orange high-mass 6-spoke wheels. He swtiched […]
Apocalypse-ready Traxxas Summit by Eddie Reyes [READER’S RIDE]

Apocalypse-ready Traxxas Summit by Eddie Reyes [READER’S RIDE]

When Eddie wanted to doomsday-prep his Traxxas Summit, he made a visit to his buddy William Wegman from Amarillo hobby house in Amarillo Texas! Pro-Line’s Apocalypse body sets the tone, but they decked out the accomodations for the end-times with a full interior from a scx10. To help visibility in radioactive dust clouds and such the […]

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Traxxas Revo 1/5-scale Conversion by Rick Ortega [READER’S RIDE]

Traxxas Revo 1/5-scale Conversion by Rick Ortega [READER’S RIDE]

Rick was inspired to build his own oversized Revo after reading Kevin Hetmanski’s Project Traxxas Revo 3.3 back in 2015. Rick had a tired old stock Revo with a blown engine and badly in need of an overhaul. What you see here evolved over time. The current iteration sports an LRP ZR .32 Spec 2 […]
Axial Wraith Custom Bronco by Dan Boyle [READER’S RIDE]

Axial Wraith Custom Bronco by Dan Boyle [READER’S RIDE]

Our friend Dan is back at it with another custom project—this time a Bronco with a bit of a mud-bogger feel to it, based off an Axial Wraith platform. He replaced all the chassis supports with aluminum pieces, and installed axles SCX style axles from Integy because they have a more scale look. Also adding […]
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