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Pro-Line Project Garage: Scalin’ Up The Traxxas TRX-4

Nov 23 2017

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One of the most talked about new scale truck entry this year is the Traxxas TRX4. This trucks key features combines Portal axles with locking front and rear differentials. While the TRX4 is new to the scale scene, Pro-Line Racing has been scalin’ for well over 10 years with various scale accessories. Looking over the TRX4, Lets take a look at one of our project trucks to show you what can be done With Pro-Line Racing’s Scale Parts and Accessories.

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The scale body of the TRX4 is a great start and lends its self well to the addition of more scale accessories!   First we added our Super bright LED Light bar kits. A 6276-02 6” Curved model was placed at the front of the trucks roof and several 6276-00 2” models were used around the trucks roof line to light up the sides and rear at night.  These make a great addition for night crawling adding Super Bright lighting for high visibility

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Next we added several of our accessories packs to the roof rack of the TRX4. You can add items like the 6314-00 Scale Recovery Tow Strap, additional 6311-00 Scale Modular Packs. Our 6106-00 Camping Pack with the Grill, Keg and Propane tank pack, or our 6107-00 Scale Drive Line Parts Pack with the drive shafts, Axles, Locker and Air Compressor. These are just a few of our packs you can find at Pro-Line Racing.com . Be sure to check out our Rock Crawling Performance parts section for all of your scale items needs.

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For Wheels, a set of 2764-02 Pro-Forge 1.9 Gun Metal 6 Lug Bead lock wheels were added. These match the Silver color of the stock body very well. A set of the 6292-00 6 Lug 12mm Standard Offset Hex adapters connect the wheels to the axles.

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A Set of #10136-14 1.9 BFGoodrich Krawler TA KX Rock Terrain tires and mount them to a set of Pro-Forge wheels using the 6173-00 1.9 Single stage Closed Cell Rock Crawler Foams. These leave a slight air gap from the inner tread casing to the foam but the tire will wrap better over tougher obstacles.

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Swapping the stock shock towers for some Hot Racing Aluminum ones, we were able to modify / mount a set of the 6288-00 Ultra Reservoir Shocks. Internal limiters were installed to adjust for proper ride height. You need to trim the inner fender wells slightly to clear the oil reservoirs, but the scale look is well worth the extra time to complete the modifications.
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A special thanks to all of our technical partners in the build. Holmes Hobbies for supplying awesome Power, Hot Racing for the cool aluminum upgrades in mounting our shocks. Team KNK Hardware for all our hardware needs and SOR Custom Graphics for the Cool P-L Scale Team stickers

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We hope you use this article as a starting point to source the parts and let Pro-Line help you work towards building the scale rig of your dreams!

Thank you for reading and hope you enjoyed the article!

Aaron Arndt, Pro-Line Racing

The following Pro-Line Racing parts were used in this build:
2764-02 Pro-Forge FaultLine 1.9″ Gun Metal Aluminum/Black Bead-Loc 6 Lug Wheels
6040-00 Scale Accessory – Assortment #1
6100-00 4mm Serrated Wheel Lock Nuts
6107-00 Scale Accessory Assortment #10
6173-00 1.9″ Single Stage Closed Cell Rock Crawling Foam Inserts
6276-00 2″ Super-Bright LED Light Bar Kit 6V-12V (Straight)
6276-02 6″ Super-Bright LED Light Bar Kit 6V-12V (Curved)
6288-00 Ultra Reservoir Shocks (105mm)
6292-00 6 Lug 12mm Standard Offset Hex Adapters
6311-00 Scale Modular Fuel Packs
6314-00 Scale Recovery Tow Strap with Duffel Bag
6315-00 Scale Pro-Line Factory Team Banners
9915-33 Pro-Line Team Decal
10136-14 BFGoodrich Krawler T/A KX 1.9″ G8 Rock Terrain Truck Tires

Pro-Line PRO-MT 4×4: Overview – Video

Nov 22 2017

Are you ready to Geek Out? Here is an in-depth look at the Pro-Line PRO-MT 4×4 1:10 4WD Monster Truck Pre-Built Roller. Watch and find out why this truck raises the bar.

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Every part of this 1:10 Monster Truck was designed from Day 1 to handle today’s extreme brushless power systems, including insane 1:8 Motor Systems and 4S LiPo Power. This has never been done in a truck of this size and Pro-Line is proud to bring it to you! The PRO-MT 4×4 comes as a Pre-Built Roller, so you just install your own electronics by following the included Instruction Manual, paint your body with your favorite paint job, and Go Have Fun! If you are ready to graduate up from the Ready-to-Run vehicles that currently occupy the 1:10 Monster Truck market and you want true next-level Performance the PRO-MT 4×4 is the truck for you.

The PRO-MT 4×4 DOES NOT INCLUDE electronics, paint or the tools required to operate or maintain the truck.

Happy Thanksgiving from Pro-Line! Save an Additional 15% Nov. 22-23, 2017

Nov 22 2017

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P-L Team Driver Colton Kiefer Shares his Summer with Pro-Line Racing

Nov 21 2017

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This summer was a little rough on racing for me. I started the outdoor season off with some club racing at the local outdoor track, but then the rains came. The track was flooded for the entire month of May. I started back up in June to get ready for the Futaba race. With my work schedule, I was unable to attend a couple of races out of town. After the Futaba race I was so busy at work that I shut my outdoor racing down. I decided that I would start back up this fall once work slowed down and I was able to get off on Saturdays again. The construction field is really busy during the summer so that limited the time I had to race.

In Buggy the best tire was The Pro-Line X2 Electro Shot. It was fast and very consistent.

First up was the Futaba OS Nitro Challenge. July 27th-30th

I always look forward to this race every year. Not only do I organize the race, but I also compete to. This year was about the best it has been in some time. With 275 entries, a late start due to rain on Thursday and Friday morning, it was difficult to get good practice on the track. But with that being said it was still good practice.
The track was high speed but technical at the same time. Throughout practice, my cars were good, but not great. I was running in Pro Buggy, Pro Truck, and 40+ Buggy. During qualifying, it stuck to my setups on my cars and tried different tires each round.

In Buggy the best tire was The Pro-Line X2 Electro Shot. It was fast and very consistent.

Truck was a mix, it felt really good on Hole Shots, but was faster on Electro Shots.
I ended up qualifying 8th overall in Pro Truck, 5th overall in 40+ buggy, and 10th overall in Pro Buggy.
First up was the first 20 minute Pro Truck main. My truck was good, but the driver was not. I kept pushing the truck and overdriving it over the first 10 minutes of the main. In the end I was in 8th.
Next was the 40+ buggy main. During qualifying I had some issues with the tune on my motor, but worked hard to get them fixed for the main. I started out 5th and quickly started moving up to the front. After a couple of brief battles with Jimbo and Tim Garland, I started to pull away from the field. I ended up taking the overall win by 4 laps over second place. The car, tires, and motor were awesome.
Next was the first 20 minute Pro Buggy Main.

With the success I had in the 40+ class, I decided to stick to the X2 Electro Shots. They were good, but a couple of laps in I blew one off the rim.These were the tires that I sued in practice and thought they would be good. I had to come in for a tire change and that ended my good run. I ended up flaming out around the 12 minute mark and pulled the car from the track. I was driving way to hard trying to make up time, but just pushed it to much.
The final Pro Truck main was a little better that the first one, but again I was pushing the truck too much and made to many mistakes. I ended up 8th again. This put me 7th overall after the combined runs.
The final Pro Buggy Main was also not great. Pushing too hard and 2 flame outs really hurt. I ended up 9th for the second main and 10th overall.

My cars were good at time, but the driver was not at times.

Equipment used

Pro-Line X2 Electro Shots Buggy
Pro-Line X3 Electro Shots Truck
OS speed XZ-B Spec 2 motors
Futaba 4PX Radio
Futaba 9353 servos
Trakpower receiver batteries
Serpent SRX8 buggy
Serpent 811T Truck

Next up was the fall opener at the local indoor track. This would be a good break from work. IT was the first race with the new dirt. This summer they changed the dirt from top soil to clay. I started out trying some tires that I had used at the Chitown race earlier this year and they were ok. Then I decided to try MC Primes. They were awesome and it was a nice feeling to finally watch the JC guys struggle with traction for once. I had always struggled indoor on this track because of the dirt type here. I ended up qualifying 2nd overall in 2 wheel and 6th in 4 wheel. In the 2 Wheel main, I ran into the back of Matt Gosch at the start and had to work my way back up through the pack. But the race wasn’t long enough for me to get back to the front and I ended up 4th. I set the second fastest lap only .09 seconds behind Matt Gosch, which was awesome for me as I hadn’t driven a car since July. In 4 wheel, I had a good start and some good battles with the top guys for the first half of the 8 minute main. I made some small bobbles and ended up 3rd overall.

It was nice to finally have some kind of advantage over the rest of the indoor guys. I think the tire compounds for Pro-Line are spot on for clay.

Equipment used:

Pro-Line MC Primes – 2WD and 4WD
Pro-Line Trifecta 1:10 wings
Futaba 4PX Radio
Futaba 9352 servos
Trakpower 4200 100C batteries
Fantom 6.0 V2 Motor – 4 Wheel
Fantom 8.0 V2 Motor – 2 Wheel

Of course, thank you to all my sponsors for their continued support. I am blessed to represent some of the best companies in the RC industry.

- Colton Kiefer

P-L Team Driver Anthony Schumacher Podiums at JBRL Finals on Pro-Line Hole Shots

Nov 21 2017

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2017 JBRL final round is over. Cannot wait for next season. Had some really good runs this season and a few struggles as well. The Final round was in Las Vegas. I have a pretty good handle on the Associated cars now and I finally got a hold of that Pro-Line Fuel Stick for this race!

Pro-Line Hole Shot Tires for Truggy and Buggy

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Qualifiers went pretty well overall, starting 4th in Buggy and 2nd in truck. Almost beat The Drake in truck qualifying, been working on getting that all year. Got within 2 seconds, closest it’s been yet.

Track was really rough for the Mains, with some big holes and non stop wind.

Got the Win in Open Buggy Main after a bad start. Got pushed into Dylan and hooked into his wing, we both ended up last after 2 turns. Stayed calm and worked back to the front, for the win.

Ended up 2nd in truck for the weekend behind P-L Team member, The Drake. Truck tune was off a little, so we stopped for a safety splash towards the end .

In the overall series points, I finished 2nd in Truck. 3rd in Open Buggy and 3rd in Pro Buggy.. Then, the JBRL crew voted me Most Improved, Jimmy wrote a nice article and I even got a sweet award for that.

Anthony Schumacher

P-L Team Driver Mason TQ and Win at North Vs South on Pro-Line Hole Shots

Nov 20 2017

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Once again I would make the 5 hour drive south for the annual North vs South race held at CVR 2.0 in Madera, California.  Starting with my base setups, my cars were as close to perfect as you can get on Friday practice.  Without making any setup changes, I had a lot of confidence going in racing on Saturday.

 My Tekno cars were phenomenal with the help from my Pro-Line M3 Hole Shots and Tekin electronics!  

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Qualifying would go perfect, getting the TQ both rounds in E-Buggy and Pro Nitro Buggy.

After qualifying I would also take part in the dash for cash.  After an eventful 8-minutes, I would come away with the win and an extra $120 in pocket money.  The Mains would go pretty good as well.  I would go on to take the win lapping the field in E-buggy and drive mistake free in the Pro Nitro Buggy Main, taking the win over my good friend Austin Blair.

Overall it was a pretty perfect day, can’t really ask for more.

A huge thanks to my sponsors for the continued support, Tekno RC, Pro-Line, Amain, Tekin, Protek, MIP, Schelle, BOOMrc, and RAD Painting.

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– Mason Eppley

808 Rock Race Season Finale Presented By Ohana RC Sponsored By Pro-Line Racing

Nov 19 2017

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The time has come for the 808 Rock Race season Finale at Pupukea that was comprised of a five race event throughout the year. This Rock Race course was broken up into four sections. The race course was sectioned off about a two mile course with two mandatory laps. First lap was counter clockwise direction with five checkpoints and he second lap was clockwise direction utilizing the same checkpoints in reverse order. Along with this two mile race course drivers also had to do two challenges anytime during the race that included a Competition Coned Course consisting of a 24 gates course and a section of rock named the “Toilet Bowl” which is a vertical climb.

Thank You Pro-Line Racing for the Support and Sponsoring this event series.

Tatum Bautista

 

Pro-Line Team Driver Josh Bend at Utah State Championship on Pro-Line Electrons

Nov 18 2017

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This weekend I raced down at IRCR for the Utah State Championships put on by Pro-Line. It was a two day race with Friday having open practice. Friday after work I headed down and tried to get in some practice and break in Tires. My original plan was to only run 2WD and 4WD Mod Buggy. Saturday I decided to run Mod Truck as well.

The race format was 3 rounds of qualifying with qual points being used, triple A-Mains for Mod and Expert Stock classes.

Pro-Line 2.2″ Electron Buggy Tires

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After qualifying I was able to end up 2nd on Mod truck, and 5th for both 2WD and 4WD Mod Buggy.

For Sunday I had some up and down luck. In Mod truck I broke on lap 2 and finished up 6th. In 4wd Mod buggy I broke in A1, rough 8th in A2, and a 2nd in A3 which put me 6th overall. Lastly for Mod 2wd Buggy I was able to finish were I qualified 5th with a 7th in A1, 5th in A2, and 4th in A3.

I had a good time overall and it was nice to relax and get some racing in at the same time. As always thanks to my awesome sponsors,

TLR, Orion, Pro-Line Racing, Spektrum , Schelle, Stick it 1 Racing, Stiky Liks, Hobby Action, Horizon Hobby

TLR cars worked awesome.
Orion electronics had great power
Pro-Line Tires made for fantastic grip all weekend.

Josh Bend

P-L Rock Team Driver Gerhard Heinrich Podiums at Austrian Scale Team Championship

Nov 18 2017

Gerhard and his team came in first place for the Round for Class 2 in Retz, Austria and Third Overall for the Championship series.

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Retz, is a very special place for european scaler – this is the place where RECON G6 showed up for the first time in europe.

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Like in the previous years we choose this epic location in a lovely wine dominated area for the last round of our series.

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96 drivers showed up on a sunny autumn day.
(the previous 3 rounds around 80 each. – so in 4 rounds we had more than 300 entries/drivers – one driver can only drive one class at one day.)

Thanks to our good connections with drivers of other countries we had a truly international line up:
Austria, Slovenia, Hungary, Czech, Germany and some expat Americans.

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We are especially proud of our Kids and Youth efforts.
In Retz the smallest was Daniel’s little one just turned 4.
We learn them how to navigate on courses – after they are ready – typically around 8-10 they compete in the adults classes with special youth teams.
This time the youth Team became 4th out of 11 Teams in Class 2.

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Pro-Line Products Used:
Scale Recovery Tow Strap with Duffel Bag 6314-00
5″ Super-Bright LED Light Bar Kit 6V-12V (Curved) 6276-03
Pro-Line Pro-Fit Tire Cover (Black) 6313-00
BFGoodrich All-Terrain KO2 1.9” G8 Rock Terrain Truck Tires 10124-14
2″ Super-Bright LED Light Bar Kit 6V-12V (Straight) 6276-00
Ram 1500 Clear body 3434-00
4mm Serrated Wheel Lock Nuts 6100-00

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Gerhard Heinrich

 

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