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.
By Paul Onorato
This article was originally published in RC Driver’s October 2015 issue.
TYPE: 1/18-scale RTR electric 4WD desert truck
PRICE: $119.98 (item no. DIDC0046)
Price: $19.99 (DIDC1085)
I am a big fan of customizing my RTR vehicles to be unique instead of looking like all the others that are sold. Buying a clear replacement body is relatively cheap and laying down your own paint scheme is a great way to express your creativity and make your desert truck truly your own.
HOP-UP: Dromida Aluminum Drivetrain Kit
Price: $24.99 (DIDC1160)
In time, the plastic drivetrain components will start to show signs of wear and thus hinder performance. Upgrade to aluminum drivetrain parts which will wear slower, look cooler thanks to the blue anodizing and can stand up to more power if you drop in a brushless motor system. Dromida offers the aluminum drivetrain parts in this handy kit for one-stop shopping.
HOP-UP: Dromida Aluminum Shock Kit
Price: $54.99 (DIDC1172)
Like the drivetrain parts, Dromida offers an aluminum suspension kit that includes shock towers and nice looking, blue anodized aluminum shocks. This is an easy hop-up to install and will make your truck tougher and handle better.