Get Ready For RCX 2015! May 16-17, OC Fair Event Center

Time to get your RCX plans in high gear! Save May 16-17 for RC fun in the SoCal sunshine with a visit to the Radio Control Expo at the OC Fair Event Center. Now in its 13th year, RCX brings you the best in radio control on land, air, and sea with all the latest gear from the [...]

Mar 30, 2015 Comments
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Custom Works Outlaw 3 by Joseph Torrez [ Reader's Ride]

Joseph Torrez of Weatherford, Texas sent us these pics of his Custom Works Outlaw 3 Sprint car. It’s a serious 1/10 competition machine, built and tuned for loose dirt racing at his home track: Wild Bill’s Raceway in Irving, Texas. Wraps from Lance Built Hobbies protect that pretty-in-pink paint by  Sippel Speed Shop. DE Racing wheels [...]

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Amazing 1/5 Scale Superbike With 4-Stroke Power [Flashback]

Originally featured in our June 2008 issue, the beautiful bike build by Nolan Farmer remains the most factory-looking two-wheeled custom we’ve ever seen. It’s just as realistic with the bodywork off as it is on, from the fuel tank and perimeter frame to the inverted forks and carbon fiber exhaust. And bonus points for thumper [...]

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Tamiya Announces New VW Amarok and Pre-Painted FJ Cruiser Kits

Tamiya’s new VW Amarok is based on the WT-01 chassis. Tamiya has offered the WT-1 in a 4WD configuration, but we expect this to be the 2WD version as used on the Blackfoot III, Bush Devil II and Mud Blaster II trucks.  You can read more about it in the 2WD truck shootout that we [...]

Mar 26, 2015 Comments
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RC4WD Genius Sem Fronteira 2.2 Scale Tires

Scale trucks are a big deal right now and a segment that is growing in popularity is the mud bog scene. We can thank waterproof brushless system and servos for that. RC4WD is jumping on the mud bog bandwagon in a big way with a new set of tires that are sure to dig right [...]

Mar 25, 2015 Comments
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Custom-built Cherokee Chief by Anthony Rivas [Reader's Ride]

Look quick and this Jeep Cherokee Chief could easily be mistaken for a full-size rig. But Anthony Rivas—of Rivas Concepts in Las Vegas, NV— custom-welded his own tube chassis to fit ProLine’s Cherokee body, then decked it out to replicate the ultimate trail-rated Jeep! He did his own stripes and Cherokee Chief logos and installed [...]

Mar 25, 2015 Comments
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This “Yeti” Has Nothing To Do With Axial

When we saw this tractor-lookin’ rig in the first video below, we thought it was someone’s wacky homebuilt, but it turns out the “Yeti” is actually built specifically for knifing through super-deep snow (see the second video, which turns into a plazma-cutter commercial). Who’s up for building an RC version? Just need to fab up [...]

Mar 25, 2015 Comments
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RPM Wide Front Arms for Traxxas Rustler & Stampede

As you Traxxas Rustler 2WD and Stampede 2WD owners already know, the popular RTRs have different front and rear wheel offsets. The rear arms reach deep into the wheels, but the front arms are shorter and use wheels with greater offset to make up the difference. RPM’s new arms match the width of the rears, [...]

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