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Turn two standard cab bodies into one sweet crew cab

Turn two standard cab bodies into one sweet crew cab

When it comes to a scale appearance, there’s nothing better than an injection-molded body, which is often referred to as a “hard body.” The details are crisp, and it’s something that can never be matched by Lexan. There aren’t too many injection-molded bodies out there due to the cost required to produce them and the […]
Keep Your Bearings Smooth in 3 Easy Steps

Keep Your Bearings Smooth in 3 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 steering trim and toe are set perfectly straight? The culprit may […]

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How to Rebuild Shocks

How to Rebuild Shocks

Few components work as hard on an off-road vehicle as the shocks. Whether they’re countering cornering loads, softening bump forces, or soaking up jump landings, the shocks are always pumping away. That’s why it’s important to keep them in tip-top shape with fresh seals and fluid. Rebuilding them is easy and will give your car […]
Building a 1/8 Time Machine! [VIDEO]

Building a 1/8 Time Machine! [VIDEO]

Well…sort of. Actually, our sister-publication Die Cast X just started a build-up of the 1/8-scale Back to the Future DeLorean kit from Eaglemoss Collections. They will be chronicling the entire build on video and the first episode is now up (link is below.) The detail on the car looks amazing. When its complete it will […]

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Under the Hood: Jake Thayer’s TLR 22 4.0

Under the Hood: Jake Thayer’s TLR 22 4.0

TLR’s racing program is very important with their vehicles seeing top-level competition around the world. Recently they prepared for the release of their new 22 4.0 as it was being tested and about to hit the market. We got a chance to sit down with Jake Thayer and get a glimpse at his personal TLR […]

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Pro-Line Explains Powerstroke Shocks [VIDEO]

Pro-Line Explains Powerstroke Shocks [VIDEO]

Pro-Line is always pushing technology and provides racers and passionate hobby enthusiasts with some of the best products around. In this video, they explain the function and parts of their popular Powerstroke shocks and how to tune and adjust them.
Grease Is the Word [TECH CENTER]

Grease Is the Word [TECH CENTER]

What’s the best kind of grease for metal gears? Do I need special grease if my truck is going to be in mud and water?   Before we get to the best grease, let’s talk about the worst grease for metal gears, and that’s “no grease.” At the very least, use the grease supplied with […]

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How To: Tips for First-time Builders

How To: Tips for First-time Builders

So, you’re taking the kit plunge and building a car yourself. Good move! You’ll know it inside and out when you’re finished, and you can be proud that you did all the wrenching. Plus, it’s just plain fun to build your own stuff! These tips will help your first build go smoothly.   Choose an […]
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How To: Basic Lexan Body Painting

So, you decided to get into RC, and you’ve been having a blast ever since. And your machine’s thrashed-out body has the battle scars to prove it. It’s time for a new look! Instead of reaching for another original-equipment body, why not go for a new look with an aftermarket shell and your own unique […]

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How To Trim & Mount a Lexan Body

How To Trim & Mount a Lexan Body

You’ve got your new body freshly painted and ready to go. Well, not really—you have to trim and mount that flashy new shell, and then you’ll be off and running. Like painting and decaling, trimming and mounting is easy—if you follow these basic tips.   Tools Body scissors Hobby knife Body reamer Lamp Nail polish […]
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