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 August 2015 issue.
By Paul Onorato
TYPE: 1/10-scale RTR electric 4WD monster truck
PRICE: $239.99 (item no. ECX03012)
PRICE: $26.59 (ECX9001)
If you upgrade your Ruckus to a brushless motor system, the gearbox can become a weak point due to the added power. ECX offers a metal gear kit that includes the top shaft gear, idler gear and differential which was designed to handle brushless motors. The install requires a fair amount of wrenching, but is 100-percent worth your effort.
PRICE: $109.99 (DYN4942C)
Dynamite makes the upgrade up to a brushless motor system inexpensive at just over $100. It comes with a potent 4-pole 3300Kv brushless motor and a 45amp waterproof speed control. The speed control comes with a high current EC3 connector like the stock truck and is compatible with NiMH, LiPo and LiFe battery packs; therefore you can keep using the same battery pack that you have been using with your stock Ruckus before the upgrade.
PRICE: $27.95 (ECX002)
If the hardware on your Ruckus is starting to look corroded and rusty or you need to replace some of the screws, consider upgrading to a stainless steel screw kit like this one from RCScrewz. The kit includes everything needed to fully convert the stock hardware to quality stainless steel.