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Tony Phalen - As an avid RC enthusiast, Tony has been building, bashing and racing RC Cars for over 25 years. He has raced everything from 1:18th scale trucks to 1:5 scale motorcycles and everything in-between. He's also worked on both sides of the industry fence; working at and with many major manufacturers (as well as being a sponsored driver) to working for a high-profile industry magazine. During this time he has learned many tricks, tips and techniques and has transferred that knowledge to CompetitionX - the most informative RC website on the internet! More articles by Tony Phalen

Redcat Racing GEN8 International Scout II AXE Edition RTR | CompetitionX

Redcat Racing GEN8 International Scout II AXE Edition RTR | CompetitionX

Redcat Racing has announced a new GEN8 model, the International Scout II AXE Edition RTR. In normal RTR fashion, the GEN8 AXE Edition comes pre-assembled and ready to hit the trails. In addition to the …

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Exotek Stick-On Touring Car 30mm Fan Shroud | CompetitionX

Exotek Stick-On Touring Car 30mm Fan Shroud | CompetitionX

With today’s high powered drive systems, keeping things cool is almost mandatory. That’s where Exotek’s new stick-on Touring Car 30mm Fan Shroud comes into play. This aluminum fan shroud is CNC-machined to provide maximum cooling …

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RC4WD Gelande II RTR Truck Kit – ARB Edition | CompetitionX

RC4WD Gelande II RTR Truck Kit - ARB Edition | CompetitionX

RC4WD has partnered with ARB to bring you a limited edition Gelande II RTR Truck Kit. This kit includes the Toyota Cruiser – one of the most iconic offroad vehicles ever – with a nice …

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RC4WD Ridler 645 1.9″ Beadlock Wheels | CompetitionX

RC4WD Ridler 645 1.9 Beadlock Wheels | CompetitionX

RC4WD has released this cool looking set of retro-mod beadlock wheels, the Ridler 645. The Ridler is a CNC-machined, 1.9″ wheel that uses and internal beadlock design. This method ensures a nice, strong hold on …

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New Pro-Line Racing Tires – Grunt, Avenger HP and Reaction HP | CompetitionX

New Pro-Line Racing Tires - Grunt, Avenger HP and Reaction HP | CompetitionX

Pro-Line Racing has just released 3 new sets of tires; Grunts, Avenger HP and Reaction HP. The Grunts are designed for trail trucks, sized to 1.9″ and standing 4.4″ tall. They come in PL’s sticky …

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RC Speed Secrets Hybrid Ceramic Bearings | CompetitionX

RC Speed Secrets Elite Hybrid Ceramic Bearings | CompetitionX

Looking for that extra edge at the track? Time to look at these Hybrid Ceramic Bearings from RC Speed Secrets! These bearings are not only 3g lighter than standard bearings, they boast reduced rotating mass …

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RC4WD Cali Offroad Distorted 1.9″ Beadlock Wheels | CompetitionX

RC4WD Cali Offroad Distorted 1.9" Beadlock Wheels | CompetitionX

Looking to outfit your rig with some stylish beadlock wheels? Check out these new 1.9″ rollers from RC4WD! These hew wheels are officially licensed with Cali Offroad and are CNC-machined from billet aluminum. They work …

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STRC Option Parts for the Element RC Enduro | Competitionx

STRC Option Parts for the Element RC Enduro | Competitionx

STRC has just released a couple option parts for the Element RC Enduro lineup. We’re looking at a new CNC-machined servo mount tray and CNC-machined brass hex adapters. The servo tray is designed to reduce …

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Axial Racing SCX10 II 1955 Ford F-100 RTR | CompetitionX

Axial Racing SCX10 II 1955 Ford F-100 RTR | CompetitionX

Axial Racing’s SCX10 II is a fantastic rig for all around trail trucking, so it’s not surprising to see it released with yet another body. However, this particular body was unexpected… Meet the 1955 Ford …

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Kraken Stryker Campaign Live! | CompetitionX

Kraken Stryker Campaign Live! | CompetitionX

A couple weeks ago, Kraken RC surprised the world with a killer 3D rendering of their potential new 1/10 scale ride, the Stryker. Now, the Stryker is live on Indiegogo and hoping to raise enough …

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