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QUICK SPIN: TAMIYA TT-01E TEAM HAHN RACING MAN TGS

1/10-scale 4WD truck | Kit PHOTOS Joel Navarro Six tons and 1,100 horsepower of truck-racing fun in 1/10 scale The European Truck Racing Championshiphas been an auto sports phenomenon since its inaugural season in 1985. Back then, the trucks were lightly modded versions of the road-going rigs. Today, they are purpose-built racing vehicles packing more […]

Dec 02, 2016 Comments by
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TLR 22-4 2.0

TEXT & PHOTOS BY JOEL NAVARRO 1/10-SCALE 4WD BUGGY | KIT TLR Team refinements make the already competitive 22-4 buggy even faster TLR recognizes the needs of racers and the high demand of performance that they expect from their racecars. That is why so many race fans pick up TLR kits to attack their track. […]

Nov 25, 2016 Comments by
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TECH KNOW: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT 1/5 SCALE

GO BIG! Ask any RC fan to name the cars in their fantasy fleet, and you can bet they'll tick off at least one 1/5-scale ride. Who can resist a super-sized RC car or truck that stretches 3 feet or more from bumper to bumper, with a 2-stroke engine liberated from a chain saw spinning […]

Nov 25, 2016 Comments by
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HOW TO: BUILD SHOCKS LIKE A PRO

TEXT & PHOTOS BY THE RC CAR ACTION TEAM 10 Steps to Superior Shocks Certain skills in RC separate the pros from the Joes, and proper shock building is definitely one of those items. Eventually, you will have to rebuild the shocks on your RTR, or you'll have to build them for a kit. How […]

Nov 25, 2016 Comments by
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TLR 22-4 2.0

TEXT & PHOTOS BY JOEL NAVARRO 1/10-SCALE 4WD BUGGY | KIT TLR Team refinements make the already competitive 22-4 buggy even faster TLR recognizes the needs of racers and the high demand of performance that they expect from their racecars. That is why so many race fans pick up TLR kits to attack their track. […]

Nov 25, 2016 Comments by
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HOW TO: BUILD SHOCKS LIKE A PRO

TEXT & PHOTOS BY THE RC CAR ACTION TEAM 10 Steps to Superior Shocks Certain skills in RC separate the pros from the Joes, and proper shock building is definitely one of those items. Eventually, you will have to rebuild the shocks on your RTR, or you'll have to build them for a kit. How […]

Nov 25, 2016 Comments by
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HOW TO: BUILD AN OIL-FILLED DIFFERENTIAL

Get the most performance and life from this critical component A properly dialed-in diff will let you put power down from turn to turn with peak performance. Oil-filled gear differentials have been a standard in 1/8-scale buggies for years, and with the short-course racing boom of the late 2000s, the technology has steadily made its […]

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TECH KNOW: UNDERSTANDING CAMBER SETTINGS

Playing the angles for maximum performance Jared Tebo's Ultima SC6 hunkers down in a turn. You can bet Jared made sure that his camber settings were dialed in right. Camber is one of the most easily and frequently made adjustments to an RC car's suspension, and it's easy to understand why: Changing camber angle affects […]

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HOW TO KEEP YOUR BEARINGS SMOOTH

PHOTOS John Cary Maintaining these unsung heroes in three easy steps Ball bearings are a vital part of RC cars. Most of us abuse them day after day with little to no maintenance, and they keep on allowing our wheels to spin freely. Have you ever noticed your car pulling to one direction but your […]

Nov 07, 2016 Comments
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HOW TO MAINTAIN YOUR CLUTCH

PHOTOS Lito Reyes Stay engaged! After a few screws and disconnecting a few items, your engine will be ready to remove. The importance of maintaining the clutch on your buggy or truck is often overlooked. It is a direct link between your engine and the drivetrain and something that should be maintained. Sure, it can […]

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