Our picks for performance, durability, and or appearance upgrades
Here are our accessory and hop-up picks for today’s popular vehicles that can boost performance, durability and or appearance and leave you with a sweet custom ride.
This article was originally published in RC Driver’s July 2015 issue.
By Paul Onorato
TYPE: 1/10-scale RTR electric 4WD rock racer
PRICE: $399.00 (item no. AX90018)
Price: $13.99 (STA80083G)
ST Racing Concepts CNC Machined Aluminum suspension links are an affordable upgrade for the Axial Wraith that improves durability and removes flex which is found when using the stock plastic units. They are sold anodized in either green, gun metal, black or silver and require two sets to change over the links for the front and rear of the Wraith.
Price: $52.99 (GEASCA013)
Like you would find on full-size off-road vehicles, this Trail Torch LED Light Bar from Gear Head RC not only looks realistic but generates loads of light. Thus its cool factor and function made it an easy choice for us as one of the upgrades for the Axial Wraith. There are 13 ultra-bright white LEDs installed in a low profile CNC machined Delrin housing. It is waterproof, can be easily powered by plugging it directly into an auxiliary slot in the receiver and is easy to mount with Gear Head’s mounting tabs (item no. GEABOD002)
Price: $26.95/pair (1149-14)
With a 4WD drivetrain and suspension to handle all types of terrain, give your Wraith tires that will fully take advantage of those features like these Chisel tires from Pro-Line. The tread design and super soft compound enhances the tires ability to ‘grab’ the terrain while its large 5.4 x 2.3-in. dimensions give more ground clearance with a larger contact patch
AXIAL axialracing.com, 949-642-9425
GEAR HEAD RC gearheadrc.com, 707-462-4152
ST RACING CONCEPTS teamstrc.com
PRO-LINE prolineracing.com, 800-899-7223