ARRMA Raider XL Arrives

As teased previously, ARRMA has announced their new super-sized Raider XL BLX buggy. We’re used to seeing 1/8 scale 4WD buggies, but 2WD models in this size are rare. Click the pics to enlarge, we’ll talk details along the way. It’s hard to get a sense of scale based on this pic, but if you [...]

Dec 31, 2014 Comments
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MattZilla Mantis Rock Crawler by Lee Briggs

The MattZilla RC Works Mantis that Lee Briggs sent us pix of is a rolling wishlist of rock crawler goodies! Axial Wraith axles with Beef Tubes, GripFab lockers, and Axial Racing HD gears put the power down from the Team Novak Havoc Pro ESC and Speed Passion 10.5t motor. For extra reliability Lee employs a [...]

Dec 30, 2014 Comments
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JConcepts Universal Storage Bag

JConcepts latest addition to their line of loot is custom-fit specifically for your gear–because you’re the one doing the custom-fitting! The durable, zippered outer shell holds a block of pre-scored foam that is easily “plucked” to create a custom opening for your favorite radio, charger, backup motors, engines, or whatever you want to store and [...]

Dec 29, 2014 Comments
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Pit Tip: Stay-Put Slipper Clutch Pads

If you’re having a hard time keeping your slipper clutch’s pads in place as you stack the pressure plates, pads, and spur gear, just grab a glue stick out of the junk drawer. The glue will hold the pads in place as you build, but releases easily and cleans up with water when it’s time [...]

Dec 29, 2014 Comments
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Pro-Line Announces New Phantom Body for Yokomo B-MAX 2

Pro-Line’s Phantom lineup now includes a shell specifically for the Yokomo B-Max 2. The cab-forward design includes an optional center fin, and as always window masks, overspray film and decals are included. Lee Martin drove a Phantom to his second-place finish at the last IFMAR Off-Road Worlds, so you know it’s legit. To see all [...]

Dec 23, 2014 Comments
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Ben Gifford’s Axial SCX10 Wrangler Rubicon

This Axial SCX10 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, which Ben Gifford, of Rock Island, IL calls the “Budget Buildicon,” is proof that you don’t need to spend a ton of money in upgrades to make a great rock crawler. All you need is a solid platform, an eye for the right upgrades, and some great camera skills to make [...]

Dec 23, 2014 Comments
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Where’s the Dirt? IFMAR Rolls Out Artificial Turf For Off-Road Worlds

In ‘Merica we like our Hot Dogs, Baseball, and Apple Pie. Mess with it and you’ll get an earful. You just don’t change a good thing. That seems to be a lot of the sentiment surrounding IFMAR’s decision to allow astroturf for the surface at the upcoming 2015 Electric Off-road Worlds at Yatabe Arena in [...]

Dec 22, 2014 Comments
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Kev’s Bench: Ultimate 80′s Monster Build

I love old school monster trucks. They were slow and didn’t handle very well but boy did they look cool. They were basically oversized show trucks and featured tilt noses and beds, had tons of lights and lots of chrome. This is part of the reason why I fell in love with the Tamiya Clod [...]

Dec 22, 2014 Comments
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