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Tony Phalen

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

MST TSP High Traction Wheel | CompetitionX

MST TSP High Traction Wheel | CompetitionX

MST has released a new set of touring car/drift wheels that are designed to increase traction in low-grip situations. The TSP wheel is molded from a flexible material that ‘deforms’ under load, creating more mechanical …

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Xtra Speed Aluminum Parts for the Tamiya CR-01 | CompetitionX

Xtra Speed Aluminum Parts for the Tamiya CR01 | CompetitionX

Xtra Speed has released two new upgrade parts for the Tamiya CR-01; an aluminum skid plate a a pair of aluminum side plates. Both of these pieces are direct replacements for the stock parts, cut …

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Redcat Racing Ten80 Education Program | CompetitionX

Redcat Racing Ten80 Education Program | CompetitionX

Redcat Racing has been working closely with an organization that wants to change the way traditional education is implemented. Working with the Ten80 Education team, they’ve provided vehicles to the students to help them understand …

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Exotek Aluminum Rear Laydown Bulkhead for the Kyosho RB7 | CompetitionX

Exotek Aluminum Rear Laydown Bulkhead for the Kyosho RB7 | CompetitionX

Strengthen your Kyosho RB7’s laydown gearbox with this aluminum bulkhead from Exotek Racing. This bulkhead/camber mount is a direct replacement for the plastic part and is CNC-machined from 7075 aluminum, anodized black and highlighted with …

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Tekno RC EB410.2 4WD Buggy Build Part 9 – Final Assembly | CompetitionX

Tekno RC EB410.2 4WD Buggy Build Part 9 – Final Assembly | CompetitionX

In this final step of the Tekno EB410.2 build, we’ll be installing the body mounts, wing, wheels and tires and body. Quick and easy so we can get it on the track for some fun! …

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Tekno RC EB410.2 4WD Buggy Build Part 8 – Electronics | CompetitionX

Tekno RC EB410.2 4WD Buggy Build Part 8 – Electronics | CompetitionX

The Tekno EB410.2 can accept most major electronics; tall or short servos and normal sized receivers. Most brushless ESC’s fit as well, however you might need to get creative if they come with external capacitors. …

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Tekno RC EB410.2 4WD Buggy Build Part 7 – Shocks | CompetitionX

Tekno RC EB410.2 4WD Buggy Build Part 7 – Shocks | CompetitionX

Tekno’s EB410.2 uses a top-of-the-line set of big bore shocks. They include aluminum threaded bodies, bottom-load cartridges, massive plastic caps (with integrated bleeder hole) and a grub-screw lower portion that keeps the lower spring retainer …

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Tekno RC EB410.2 4WD Buggy Build Part 6 – Chassis Assembly | CompetitionX

Tekno RC EB410.2 4WD Buggy Build Part 6 – Chassis Assembly | CompetitionX

In this step, we’ll be attaching the front clip, the rear clip and the center diff to the chassis. Easy peasy, right? Your Tekno EB410.2 is starting to take shape! Good job – let’s move …

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Tekno RC EB410.2 4WD Buggy Build Part 5 – Front Suspension | CompetitionX

Tekno RC EB410.2 4WD Buggy Build Part 5 – Front Suspension | CompetitionX

The front suspension build on the Tekno EB410.2 is very similar to the rear; anti-roll bar, aluminum arm mounts will plastic pills, etc. We will also be installing the caster and steering blocks as well …

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Hobbytech Spirit NXTE RR20 Competition 1/8 Scale | CompetitionX

Hobbytech Spirit NXTE RR20 Competition 1/8 Scale | CompetitionX

Hobbytech is launching a new 1/8 scale buggy, the NXTE RR20. This buggy comes with some pretty cool features, including 15mm Big Bore shocks, 7075 T6 4mm chassis, carbon servo plate, 5mm carbon shock towers …

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