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MST Bronco Big Oly Tribute [READER’S RIDE]

MST Bronco Big Oly Tribute [READER’S RIDE]

Reader’s Rides is sponsored by PRO-LINE. Click for the latest gear! Jeremy Kilburn has a fondness for winged trucks. He got an original Tamiya Blazing Blazer way back in 1988 as a kid, which he still owns today — and drives once a year just to blow the dust off. He decided he wanted a […]
BP Custom Power Wagon [READER’S RIDE]

BP Custom Power Wagon [READER’S RIDE]

Reader’s Rides is sponsored by PRO-LINE. Click for the latest gear! Cameron McLean implored us to take a look at his Dodge Power Wagon build, but with the gorgeous photos to match the retro-cool style of his truck, he could totally have played it cool and we still would have picked him for Reader’s Rides. Any […]

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Traxxas TRX-4 Takes Realism to the Xtreme  [READER’S RIDE]

Traxxas TRX-4 Takes Realism to the Xtreme [READER’S RIDE]

Reader’s Rides is sponsored by PRO-LINE. Click for the latest gear! Glenn Castillo loves the way his TRX-4 drives, so he put his focus on increasing his truck’s looks and scale realism—a feat he achieved spectacularly in our opinion! He didn’t like how Traxxas covered up the windows so he cut them out and re-glassed […]
Axial SCX10 Retro-Beauty Canuck Crawler [READER’S RIDE]

Axial SCX10 Retro-Beauty Canuck Crawler [READER’S RIDE]

Reader’s Rides is sponsored by PRO-LINE. Click for the latest gear! François Dion credits his buddy Miguel Bounadere for the spectacular photos taken near his home in Québec, Canada, but the workmanship on this gorgeous SCX10 II is all his own. It was treated to a full upgrade of ST Racing Concepts chassis parts under […]

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HPI Wheely King Crawler [READER’S RIDE]

HPI Wheely King Crawler [READER’S RIDE]

Here’s one you don’t see every day: HPI’s wheelie-popping monster truck turned into a rock-crawling tube frame buggy. Steve Glasbergen from Tsawwassen, British Columbia sent it in.The tube chassis itself is from Integy, while power comes courtesy of a 55-turn motor and HobbyWing speed control with drag brake hidden under the vented hood panel. All […]
GCM Jeep JK Wrangler [READER’S RIDE]

GCM Jeep JK Wrangler [READER’S RIDE]

Scott Lempert started with a a GCM Tiny Trucks J2 chassis skeleton kit especially developed to fit Chinese Jeep JK bodies that have shown up over the last couple years on eBay. For power he chose a Holmes Hobbies 16T Crawlmaster Pro with a Castle speed control. He dressed it up with extra hood detail […]

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Custom 6×6 Crawler [READER’S RIDE]

Custom 6×6 Crawler [READER’S RIDE]

Getting a custom 6×6 truck to have the efficiency and range of motion to be a fully capable crawler can be a challenge, but Daniel Anguita wasn’t interested in a shelf-queen, so he put the work in. He grafted two sets of Axial SCX10 frame rails together with aluminum braces for the truck’s backbone. He […]
Axial Wraith-based Trail Rig [READER’S RIDE]

Axial Wraith-based Trail Rig [READER’S RIDE]

Jason Hope sent us these pics of his new trail rig overlooking the ocean near his home in Pacifica, CA. Its an Axial Wraith with a custom polished aluminum frame and cage.  Power comes via an HPI 15t motor run by a Castle Creations Sidewinder controller. It rolls on metal beadlock wheels with Pro-Line 2.3 […]

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Axial SCX10 with RC4WD Hardbody [READER’S RIDE]

Axial SCX10 with RC4WD Hardbody [READER’S RIDE]

Here’s a beautiful truck in a beautiful setting sent in by Cameron McLean. The chassis is an Axial SCX10-2, dressed up with a 4-door Mojave Hard Body from RC4WD with Customs stripes by Ernesto at URScale banners. Pro-Line supplied the front bumper and 2-inch Light Bar. Pro-Line also delivered the Swamper TSL SX Tires and […]
New Axial Yeti Score and Yeti Jr. 1/18 Rock Racer RTR [VIDEO]

New Axial Yeti Score and Yeti Jr. 1/18 Rock Racer RTR [VIDEO]

The Yeti lineup from Axial has been a huge hit, and now they are releasing something we didn’t expect, the Yeti Jr., a 1/18-scale electric 4WD Rock Racer, and Yeti Score, a 1/10-scale electric 4WD Trophy Truck. Both are nicely outfitted right out of the box (RTR), and feature durable construction, desert styling, solid rear […]

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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 […]
HPI Opens New USA Design Office

HPI Opens New USA Design Office

If you’ve been following the HPI Racing saga, you know that the popular brand was purchased by UK distributor Ripmax. Since the buy-out, the “new” HPI has been posting regular updates about the brand’s progress, including the state of the eagerly-anticipated Venture FJ. The latest news from HPI (via R&D manager Dave Potter) is a […]
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