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 November 2015 issue.
TYPE: 1/10-scale RTR electric 4WD drift touring car
PRICE: $219.99 (item no. 111664)
HOP-UP: HPI Porsche 911 Turbo body
PRICE: $25.99 (17527)
Swapping out the stock body for a different style of body like this HPI Porsche 911 Turbo body is a fantastic way to refresh your RC car. Giving it a new look makes it seem like a brand new kit. Painting the body a solid color and placing the included detail stickers is something that any hobbyist can do.
HOP-UP: HPI Work XSA 02C wheels and HPI T-Grip tires
PRICE: Wheel $9.49/pair (3281) / Tires $9.49/pair (4405)
New scale multi-spoke wheels and rubber treaded tires will alter your car’s appearance and will make your drifter handle like a typical touring car. Just be sure to pick up the correct width and offset for the car you have.
HOP–UP: HPI Saturn 20T motor
PRICE: $21.99 (1136)
The E10 Drift comes with a 27-turn Saturn motor which can be upgraded to get more power fed out to each of the tires. Get yourself a HPI Saturn 20-turn motor to increase this cars performance. It even comes prewired for you for quick plug and play convenience
HPI Racing, hpiracing.com ,(888) 349-4474