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    THURSDAY TESTIMONIALS: MIP Speed Tip power driver hex wrench inserts
    After a few too many broken hex tips and inserts, Mike set out to find something that could withstand the battery powered abuse of his cordless driver. For this week's Thursday Testimonials he has tested and reviewed the MIP Speed Tips. Did he find t
    Mike Garrison Nov. 29, 2017, 3:07 p.m. View Comments
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    THURSDAY TESTIMONIALS: 1up Racing grease and bearing oil Pro Pack
    For this week's Thursday Testimonials product review, Mike had the opportunity to try out the latest in high performance grease and bearing oil from Randy Caster's growing brand - 1up Racing.
    Mike Garrison Nov. 9, 2017, 8:14 a.m. View Comments
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    THURSDAY TESTIMONIALS: ReCharge RC mobile game app
    For this week's Thursday Testimonials review, Mike fires up his phone to play and review what could be the most talked about R/C racing mobile game app on the market today - ReCharge RC.
    Mike Garrison Nov. 1, 2017, 10:20 p.m. View Comments
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    THURSDAY TESTIMONIALS: Exotek Racing Flite black POM 17.5 racing pinion gears
    For this week's Thursday Testimonials product review, Mike hit the track with the all-new Exotek Racing Flite Series black POM (plastic) pinion gears. Mike has shared his thoughts, his opinions, and even a short clip highlighting how his day at the t
    Mike Garrison Oct. 25, 2017, 11:37 a.m. View Comments
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    THURSDAY TESTIMONIALS: VRP Clicker rotating magnetic ride height gauge
    For this week's Thursday Testimonials, Mike measured up the all-new VRP Clicker rotating magnetic ride height gauge. Perhaps one of the most unique designs on the market, but does it work as well as it looks?
    Mike Garrison Oct. 19, 2017, 8:19 a.m. View Comments
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    THURSDAY TESTIMONIALS: Tekin RS-Pro Black Edition ESC
    Tekin has brought back the RS-Pro series of ESC's with the new spec racing Black Edition. For this week's Thursday Testimonials, Mike drops the new RS-Pro Black Edition ESC into his 4wd buggy for some wheel to wheel 13.5 spec class racing.
    Mike Garrison Oct. 11, 2017, 12:25 p.m. View Comments
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    THURSDAY TESTIMONIALS: Shapeways Edition Part 1 - JConcepts Wire Sleeves and Vision Racing 22-4 Wire Holder
    This edition of Thursday Testimonials is “Part 1”, in collaboration with Shapeways, is dedicated to just a few of the hundreds upon hundreds of 3D printed R/C parts and accessories available through Shapeways.com. The friendly folks at Shapeways allo
    Mike Garrison Sept. 27, 2017, 10:59 a.m. View Comments
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    THURSDAY TESTIMONIALS: Raceform Lazer Differential Pit Tray
    Mike's diffs are fresh for racing this weekend after testing out this week's Thursday Testimonials product from Raceform RC; the Lazer differential pit tray.
    Mike Garrison Sept. 21, 2017, 8:22 a.m. View Comments
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    THURSDAY TESTIMONIALS: Exotek Racing TLR 22-4 2.0 alloy front pivot mount
    The TLR 22-4 2.0 is proven as a race winning car, however, one "weak point" for some racers has been the plastic front pivot mount. In an attempt to handle the heavy hits without breakage, Exotek Racing released their new 22-4 2.0 extra heavy duty ma
    Mike Garrison Sept. 13, 2017, 9:56 p.m. View Comments
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    THURSDAY TESTIMONIALS: Raceform RC Lazer Car Stand
    When Mike goes furniture shopping for a new couch he goes looking for something that is comfortable to sit in, is not too big or small, has added bells and whistles, looks good, and is easy to carry out of the store. Oddly enough, he looks for a lot
    Mike Garrison Sept. 6, 2017, 3:50 p.m. View Comments
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    THURSDAY TESTIMONIALS: SMC True Spec Premium 14.8v 6700 mAh LiPo Battery Pack
    For this week's Thursday Testimonials guest contributor Tyler Hooks shared his thoughts on the SMC True Spec Premium 6700mAh 14.8v 4S LiPo for 1/8-scale electric racing.
    Tyler Hooks Aug. 30, 2017, 5:23 p.m. View Comments
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    THURSDAY TESTIMONIALS: Hitachi DB3DL2 Lithium-Ion Cordless Screwdriver Kit
    After a weekend spent neighboring in the pits with Hunter Holmberg and borrowing his Hitachi Cordless Screwdriver time and time again, Mike decided to purchase his very own. In this week's Thursday Testimonials, Mike reviews his purchase and whether
    Mike Garrison Aug. 23, 2017, 9:30 p.m. View Comments
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    THURSDAY TESTIMONIALS: Maxima SC1 high-gloss clear coat spray
    If you're like Mike you are more worried about a good looking car than a good working one. This week Mike tested out the Maxima SC1 high-gloss clear coat spray - designed for dirt bikes and labeled "New Bike in a Can". Does the same slogan apply when
    Mike Garrison Aug. 9, 2017, 9:57 a.m. View Comments
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    THURSDAY TESTIMONIALS: Schelle Racing Car Bag
    For this week's Thursday Testimonials, Mike was able to get his hands on the highly talked about new Schelle Racing Innovations Car Bag. With claims that Schelle has "taken the car bag to a whole new level", Mike sets out to determine whether or not
    Mike Garrison Aug. 3, 2017, 8:29 a.m. View Comments
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    THURSDAY TESTIMONIALS: ProTek RC Carbon Fiber Soldering Jig
    Soldering is not an easy task, therefore any tool to make it easier and more efficient is welcomed by most R/C enthusiasts. After one too many burnt finger tips, Mike tests out the ProTek RC Carbon Fiber Soldering Jig from AMainHobbies for this week'
    Mike Garrison July 26, 2017, 10:57 p.m. View Comments
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    THURSDAY TESTIMONIALS: Tekin HotWire 3.0 with Bluetooth for iOS and Android
    When Mike first saw the prototype Team Tekin Racing HotWire 3.0 on display at the 2016 IIC, he was overjoyed to hear about its Bluetooth iOS capabilities. Mike has now had the opportunity to try the new HotWire 3.0 for himself, and he determines whet
    Mike Garrison July 20, 2017, 10:11 a.m. View Comments
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    THURSDAY TESTIMONIALS: Raceform tire mounting jig
    Several companies have tried to create a tire-mounting jig that makes mounting RC tires easier, but none have truly succeeded. Is this the one? Joe tried out the new Buggy and Truggy tire jigs from Raceform RC in search of the holy gluing grail.
    Aaron Waldron July 13, 2017, 8:44 a.m. View Comments
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    THURSDAY TESTIMONIALS: ProTek RC Euro LS-5 .21 off-road engine
    This week Mike tests the new ProTek RC Euro LS-5 .21 off-road engine. The engine is not a replacement for the ProTek Samurai, but rather a "budget friendly" alternative. Does the lack in price mean a lack in performance? Read this week's Thursday Tes
    Mike Garrison July 5, 2017, 10:16 a.m. View Comments
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    THURSDAY TESTIMONIALS: JConcepts Pinion Pucks
    There are many different ways to store and transport a handful of pinion gears, but the JConcepts Pinion Puck might be the most stylish and protective - not to mention the most expensive. Is it worth it? Mike tried using it for a club race to find ou
    Mike Garrison June 14, 2017, 10:37 a.m. View Comments
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    THURSDAY TESTIMONIALS: ProTek RC Silicon Graphene HV shorty LiPo packs
    Over the last four months, 2WD turf racer Joe Adragna put over 300 cycles each on two new ProTek RC Silicon Graphene HV shorty LiPo batteries from A Main Hobbies. What did he think?
    Aaron Waldron June 1, 2017, 1:54 p.m. View Comments
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    THURSDAY TESTIMONIALS: Schumacher Racing Mini Dart buggy tires
    The Schumacher RC Racing Mini-Pin is the gold standard of astroturf tires, but the new Mini Dart was designed to intentionally provide less grip - making buggies easier to drive in the process. How well do they work? Joe Adragna mounted them up and h
    Aaron Waldron May 24, 2017, 12:48 p.m. View Comments
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    THURSDAY TESTIMONIALS: BK Servo DS-S-HT digital high-torque coreless servo
    After stripping out his third different servo in his 2WD buggy, Joe Adragna installed the heavy-duty, all-aluminum DS-S-HT from BK Servo. Was it up to the task?
    Aaron Waldron May 11, 2017, 11:43 a.m. View Comments
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    THURSDAY TESTIMONIALS: Bittydesign Liquid Mask
    Mike decided to celebrate a friend's return to racing by painting him a fresh body, and reached for a bottle of Bittydesign Liquid Mask to create a custom scheme. Here's what he thought about the product and process.
    Mike Garrison May 4, 2017, 11:26 a.m. View Comments
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    THURSDAY TESTIMONIALS: Black Fabrica traction additive applicator bottles
    After gluing up dozens of tires for this week's big race, Mike used the new traction additive applicator bottles from Black Fabrica to prepare his treads to hit the track - and compared them to the standard toothbrush technique.
    Mike Garrison April 27, 2017, 1:04 p.m. View Comments
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    THURSDAY TESTIMONIALS: 175RC.com PolyPro Pinion Gears
    The PolyPro Hybrid pinion gears from 175RC.com are significantly lighter than standard steel options, but does that matter on the racetrack? And will they hold up to the rigors of off-road racing? Mike tried one on his stock buggy at Fastlane Raceway
    Mike Garrison April 20, 2017, 9:11 a.m. View Comments
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    THURSDAY TESTIMONIALS: RPM Bearing Blaster and Schelle Black Diamond Bearing Oil
    This week's edition of Thursday Testimonials focuses on bearing maintenance. Mike takes his first shot at using the legendary RPM Bearing Blaster for cleaning the bearings, and finishes them off by testing out Schelle Racing's Black Diamond Bearing O
    Mike Garrison April 12, 2017, 11:44 a.m. View Comments
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    THURSDAY TESTIMONIALS: CowRC PRO-MAG Magnetic Pit Mat
    Last week, Mike tried out the Viking Design Works Differential Service Station, and this week he reviewed the pit mat he tested it sitting on: the CowRC PRO-MAG Magnetic Pit Mat.
    Mike Garrison April 5, 2017, 10:35 a.m. View Comments
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    THURSDAY TESTIMONIALS: Viking Design Works Differential Service Station
    For this edition of Thursday Testimonials, we test out the Viking Design Works Differential Service Station.
    Mike Garrison March 29, 2017, 10:49 a.m. View Comments
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    THURSDAY TESTIMONIALS: SMC Racing Totemic 17.5-turn brushless stock motor
    Rather than offer a line of brushless motors and then cherry-picking the best for a premium price, SMC Racing says that their Totemic spec racing motors are all fast. How fast? Joe Adragna tried one at his local astroturf track to find out.
    Aaron Waldron March 23, 2017, 2:43 p.m. View Comments
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    THURSDAY TESTIMONIALS: RL's Power Supplies Hitec 12-volt 75-amp DC power supply
    Joe hooked up a couple of chargers to the lower-end unit from RL's Power Supplies for a day at the track - and came back with heaps of praise.
    Aaron Waldron Sept. 8, 2016, 2:42 p.m. View Comments
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    THURSDAY TESTIMONIALS: Exotek Racing carbon fiber chassis for XRAY XB2
    Joe Adragna bolted the new Exotek carbon fiber chassis plate to his XB2 for some back-to-back testing and racing with the standard aluminum piece - and here's what he thought.
    Aaron Waldron July 7, 2016, 3:56 p.m. View Comments
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    THURSDAY TESTIMONIALS: Slick Diffz B5M diff kit, Ball Snot thrust grease and diff lube
    SDRC stock buggy front-runner Jose Villa re-built the differential in his B5M with hardware and lubricants from Slick Diffz - and this is what he thought about them.
    Aaron Waldron June 23, 2016, 4:06 p.m. View Comments
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    THURSDAY TESTIMONIALS: Cleanwerkz Pro Cleaner
    Off-road racer Sean McPike cleaned up his electric and nitro off-road vehicles with Cleanwerkz Pro Cleaner for this product review.
    Aaron Waldron June 16, 2016, 3:45 p.m. View Comments
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    THURSDAY TESTIMONIALS: Trakpower 4200mAh shorty pack
    SDRC Raceway local Jared Galligar put Trakpower's 4200mAh shorty pack to the test over several weeks of club racing - and this is what he thought.
    Aaron Waldron May 26, 2016, 1:40 p.m. View Comments
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    THURSDAY TESTIMONIALS: LRP 2900mAh LCG shorty LiPo pack
    Joey Abicca strapped LRP's new LCG shorty into his B5M for some club racing at SDRC Raceway - and this is what he thought of the innovative new battery design.
    Aaron Waldron July 30, 2015, 12:25 a.m. View Comments
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    THURSDAY TESTIMONIALS: Factory RC carbon fiber options for Yokomo YZ-2 [UPDATED]
    SDRC local Will Stuart gives his opinions of an array of pieces for the his 2WD buggies from Factory RC.
    Aaron Waldron July 16, 2015, 3:20 p.m. View Comments
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    THURSDAY TESTIMONIALS: Tekin RX8 GEN2
    LiveRC's Brandon Rohde put Tekin's flagship 1/8-scale ESC through the ringer for this week's test.
    Aaron Waldron July 9, 2015, 1:12 a.m. View Comments
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    THURSDAY TESTIMONIALS: Trakpower engine heater
    LiveRC's Brandon Rohde tried out the Trakpower engine heater while preparing his RC8B3 for the ROAR Fuel Off-Road Nationals.
    Aaron Waldron July 2, 2015, 3:08 p.m. View Comments
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    THURSDAY TESTIMONIALS: Ecopower Sling Shot motor and Factory RC blue weave B5M battery brace
    Peter Pirano and Matthew "Glitch" Gonzales, two of SDRC's fastest stock buggy racers, give their opinions on a couple of hot new items.
    Aaron Waldron June 25, 2015, 5:36 p.m. View Comments
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    THURSDAY TESTIMONIALS: RC Crew Chief interactive setup program
    Kyosho team driver Kevin King takes Wright Design's RC Crew Chief for a spin.
    Aaron Waldron June 11, 2015, 5:33 p.m. View Comments
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