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 the RC Driver’s March 2016 issue.
By Paul Onorato
TYPE: 1/10-scale 4WD electric RTR short course truck
PRICE: $239.99 (item no. ECX03043)
HOP-UP: Castle Creations Sidewinder SCT brushless motor system
PRICE: $119.00 (010-0123-00)
A vehicle equipped with a brushed motor system is an affordable option when selecting a vehicle and later when you have more funds and want more performance, you can get a brushless motor system like the Castle Creations Sidewinder SCT system. It comes with both the speed control and motor and even a motor cooling fan.
HOP-UP: Pro-Line Trencher SC tires mounted
PRICE: $29.99 (1159-13)
Chances are the stock rubber is spent and not providing the traction it once did. Pro-Line offers many tire options for your short course truck and we specifically like the Trencher mounted tires. They are awesome on just about any surface, making it great for the basher and offering a scale look. Since they come mounted with no gluing required, they can be bolted on and ready for action in minutes.
HOP-UP: RPM front bumper and kick plate
PRICE: $18.19 (81612)
Improve the durability of a stock Torment with RPM’s front bumper and kick plate. These items are sold together and will strengthen the front end to protect it from impacts. RPM reengineered these parts to attach more securely and are molded in RPM’s special plastics which are backed by a limited lifetime warranty against breakage.