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Review: Hitec X2 AC Pro Multi-Charger

Review: Hitec X2 AC Pro Multi-Charger

Dual Port’s And An Optional Iron Hitec has been busy with their charger line-up, adding different levels of top end chargers to suit your needs and budget. Hitec was nice enough to send over one of their new flagship 2-port models, the X2 AC Pro. It’s got all the features you’d ever want, comes in a beautiful red package and …

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Axial Yeti SCORE 4WD Trophy Truck RTR Review

Axial Yeti SCORE 4WD Trophy Truck RTR

Rock Racer Gone Desert Racer When Axial’s Yeti hit the market, the rock racing scene exploded as everyone rushed out to get this awesome rig. It showed that there is a gap in our industry that people wanted filled; a realistic, 1:1-replicated offroad truck that can do serious work over rough terrain. Then step 2 of Axial’s grand plan was …

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Review: Axial 2.2 Falken Wildpeak M/T Tires

Axial 2.2 Falken Wildpeak M/T Tires for the Wraith

The stock BFG Krawler tires on my Wraith have seen some serious use. They’ve pulled my truck through snow, sand and water as well as over all kinds of rocks and branches. They’ve done a great job, or so I thought. Since they were my first set of tires, I just assumed that the way they worked was normal; scratching …

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Review: TopCad Aluminum 8-Spoke Beadlock Wheels

TopCad Aluminum 8-Spoke Beadlock Wheels

Now that I’ve worked a bit with the suspension by installing new shocks and some aluminum goodies for durability, I wanted to further boost performance by outfitting the Wraith with some new wheels and tires. Aluminum wheels were a must based on the fact that they’re heavier and perhaps more durable than the stock plastic ones … I’ll get more …

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Review: TopCad 105mm Aluminum Piggyback Shocks for Axial Wraith

TopCad Alloy Piggyback Shocks for Axial Wraith

The first episode of my Axial Wraith project had me installing some aluminum goodies to help boost both the look and durability of the crawler. These parts worked great to reduce some of the flex, allowing the Wraith to have a more positive feel out on the rocks. The next area I decided to work on is the suspension; more …

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Review: Yeah Racing Aluminum HD Upgrade Combo Set for the Axial Wraith

Yeah Racing Aluminum HD Upgrade Combo Set for the Axial Wraith

If you’re looking to do some serious rock crawling, your first stop should be Axial’s Wraith. Available in a few different flavors, this rig can pretty much conquer it all with its AR60 OCP-Axles, 4-link suspension, WB8 Wild Boar Driveshafts and BFGoodrich Krawler T/A tires. Upgrades for this truck are overly-abundant, ranging anywhere from body conversions to heavy duty axles to …

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Review: Vertigo Performance Hex-Drive Vented Clutch Bell and Pinion System

Vertigo Performance Hex-Drive Vented Clutch Bell

Scrap Your Stock Gearing For Vertigo’s Awesome Hex-Drive Setup If you’re a hardcore 1:5th scale racer, you’re probably always on the prowl for something that will give you the advantage on the track as well as maintenance time in the pits. One weak point of the HPI Baja line is the puny M4 bolt that holds the pinion to the …

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Review: Yeah Racing Aluminum Damper Set

Review: Yeah Racing Aluminum Damper Set

Shocks, or dampers, are probably the most overlooked part when tuning any RC vehicle. Other than changing the oils and springs, it’s a rare case that people experiment with any of the other shocks options. For those of you that make that extra effort to fine-tune your ride, you’ll want to check out this new set of dampers from Yeah …

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Review – Pardus LiPo Charging Bag

Review - Pardus LiPo Charging Bag

With the inherent dangers of LiPo batteries, most tracks (and almost all big races) require you to have some sort of LiPo charging bag. This is great for Offroad or Touring Cars where removal is a pretty simple process, but what about 1/12 scale or F1? Removing the batteries out of these cars can sometimes cause a self-meltdown. Thankfully there …

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Review: Team Associated Qualifier APEX Touring Car

Team Associated Qualifier Series APEX Touring Car Video

The Touring Car segment is like the F1 of our hobby. These machines are designed to take full advantage of components like carbon fiber, titanium and aluminum. They’re sleek, lightweight, extremely fast and can pull quite a few G’s in the corners. If you want to get into this segment, you’ll need to shell out quite a few sheckles in …

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