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Pro Tips: TLR’s Eric Willardson Shares His Best

Pro Tips: TLR’s Eric Willardson Shares His Best

Utah has a hardcore, passionate racing scene, and one of its hometown drivers, is TLR’s Eric Willardson. A long time mod racer, Eric can usually be seen at Murph’s IRCR Raceway, where he mixes it up with the other racers on what many consider to be “the Best Dirt in the World.” We got a […]
Foam Inserts Explained

Foam Inserts Explained

Similar to air in full size cars, foam inserts are needed to help support the tire carcass from the inside and help it to keep its shape. But, unlike air the insert can be shaped and tuned or made from different materials in order to change its characteristics. For practical purposes, there are two types […]

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Pro Tips: Matt Olson Gives Us Six Large-Scale Tips

Pro Tips: Matt Olson Gives Us Six Large-Scale Tips

Large, 1/5-scale vehicles have an extra level of complexity and tuning that other scales can’t match. MIP’s Matt Olson races at the highest level, and knows a few tricks to make these big machines work at their best. Fortunate, we got a chance to pick his brain about some of his tricks he uses and […]
UNDER THE HOOD: Dakotah Phend’s TLR 8ight 4.0 at the Worlds

UNDER THE HOOD: Dakotah Phend’s TLR 8ight 4.0 at the Worlds

TLR’s Dakotah Phend has been right in the mix at the 2016 IFMAR 1/8 Nitro Off-Road World Championships, and his buggy has been performing with speed and confidence. Let’s take a closer look at his personal TLR 8ight 4.0. Sponsors: TLR, Horizon Hobby, Orion, Pro-Line, Spektrum, Stickit1 Racing, Lunsford, VP Fuels, OCRC Raceway, Darkside Designs, […]

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Under the Hood: Jason Dias’ Kyosho RB6.6

Under the Hood: Jason Dias’ Kyosho RB6.6

OCRC Raceway is a hotbed for racing and the Expert Stock Class is no joke with some of the fastest American racers in the class calling it their home. It’s taken very seriously and is no beginner class. Needless to say, having a buggy that provides every sort of advantage is a must, and includes […]
Pro Building Tips with Team Associated’s “Wallnuts”

Pro Building Tips with Team Associated’s “Wallnuts”

Prepping a vehicle to compete at an elite level of competition takes a few tricks that comes from experience and inside knowledge. Nick “Wallnuts” Wautlet works at Team Associated where he does customer service, builds many of their in-house vehicles and is the man behind Wallie Builds, a professional service specializing in pro-level on and off-road […]

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Pro Tips with Factory Mugen Seiki Team Driver Adam Drake

Pro Tips with Factory Mugen Seiki Team Driver Adam Drake

Check out our Pro Tips with Factory Pro Mugen Seiki Driver Adam Drake. To read this article now, join RC CAR ACTION PREMIUM! When you become a member, you’ll get instant online access to our back-issue archives, the latest RC Car Action Digital Editions, all of our newsstand-only special issues, and much more. • 8+ […]
Silicone Oil Explained: Weight (W or WT) Versus cSt

Silicone Oil Explained: Weight (W or WT) Versus cSt

There seems to be a lot of debate about what brand of oil to use in shocks and differentials. While silicone oil is recognized as the best for RC due to its ability to resist changes in viscosity due to temperature fluctuations, the labeling can be misleading. To clarify, only manufacturers using cSt as a […]

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Pro Tips with Team Associated’s Steven Hartson

Pro Tips with Team Associated’s Steven Hartson

Age: 24 Home Track: OCRC Raceway, Huntington Beach, California. Sponsors: Team Associated, LRP, Futaba, JConcepts, Kicker, Mikita, OCRC Raceway, Complex Ink, Sidewinder Fuel Tip #1: To get better, you need to practice a lot. Run lots of battery packs and put in the time. There’s no substitute.   Tip #2: Always run your tires in […]
Mixing it up at the recent Reedy Outdoor Race of Champions

Pro Tips with Kody Numedahl

Age: 26 Home Track: OCRC Raceway, Huntington Beach, California. Sponsors: Team Associated, Reedy, J-Concepts, VP Fuels, Kicker, Makita, LiveRC.com Favorite Class to Race: 1/10th 2wd   Tip #1: Keep your car clean. It is much easier to spot things that are wrong if your car is looking good.   Tip #2: Listen to everything you […]

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Interview: Eric Anderson Chats About Motors and ROAR

Interview: Eric Anderson Chats About Motors and ROAR

Name: Eric Anderson Age: 40 Hometown; Murfreesboro, TN Sponsors: Thunder RC, Team EAM, Xray/RC America, Hudy, Futaba, Protoform, Orca, Apex RC, Avid, Gravity RC, Pro level RC, Xenon, LEESPEED Racing Accomplishments: 4-Time Oval National Champion, Oval Masters Modified Champion, Snowbirds Oval Champion, Snowbirds TC Stock Champion, IIC Stock TC Champion, ROAR 1/12-scale Super Stock National […]
Building a Heavy Diff with Paul Lemieux [VIDEO]

Building a Heavy Diff with Paul Lemieux [VIDEO]

Name: Paul Lemieux Hometown; Milwaukee, Wisconsin Sponsors: Xray/RC America, Thunder Power RC, Protoform, Futaba, Gravity RC These days many touring car racers are choosing to run a diff up front with heavy silicone oil, instead of a spool. However, building it correct with heavy, gooey, silicone oil can be hard to do consistent. Factory Xray/RC […]
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