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Lexan Bodies: So Worth It

Posted on Monday, October 18th, 2010 | in Advice, News | 4 Comments

One of the things I’ve always hesitated about spending money on are lexan bodies. Sure they look great but at $30+ a piece (and $20 to get painted) they aren’t cheap – being on a budget I’d rather put that monies towards something to increase the performance/ fun of my truck (like tires/ batteries or other upgrades). But, the body is there for a reason… it must serve some purpose?? Read on »»

Slash 4X4 Upgrades That Changed My Life

Posted on Friday, October 15th, 2010 | in Mods | 9 Comments

I have been running my new slash 4X4 for about 2 months now. At first I starting out basically bashing, and throwing in 3S Lipo batteries and racing the night away.  After I found the local track and got into racing I realized pretty quickly that I needed a lot of new upgrades.

The slash is an amazing truck right out of the box and I am so happy I bought it but after trying to compete with even the most novice racers at the track I realized I had to step my game up.  I had purchased the RTR model so I didn’t have any of the upgraded aluminum parts, not that those really help you out at the track but I wanted you to know where I was starting out.  Below are all the upgrades I did and the ratings of impact they had on my race experience. Read on »»

Regular Maintenance: Your truck will love it!

Posted on Wednesday, October 13th, 2010 | in News | 7 Comments

Just like real cars/trucks RC cars/trucks need to be maintained regularly. The schedule for maintenance will depend on how important the truck’s performance is to you. If you are just bashing or casually having fun then an infrequent schedule is okay. If you are doing any kind of racing, maintenance will quickly become one of your top priorities if it is not already. In either case, regular maintenance will allow your vehicle to perform consistently. Read on »»

Losi Strike: First Impressions

Posted on Monday, October 11th, 2010 | in News | 5 Comments

Okay, so we hear the Losi Strike isn’t the best Short Course truck ever made (what is?). It is also the cheapest by far – we got our ‘Bind and Drive’ Strike for $99! That’s an awesome price for an almost ready to run…the RTR can be had for about $130. At that price we had to get it to see what all the commotion was about. Read on »»

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