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 June 2015 issue.
By Paul Onorato
TYPE: 1/8-scale RTR nitro 4WD monster truck Price: $464.97 (item no. 109083)
PRICE: $68.99 (105409)
The HPI D-Box 2 is a very handy little device that can help keep your big and powerful monster truck in control, especially on slippery surfaces. You can enter turns with more confidence knowing the D-Box 2 is there to keep your rig from looping out and it is adjustable to suit your specific driving style or surface conditions. It simply connects between the receiver and steering servo, so adding it to the Savage is a cinch.
PRICE: $38.95 (3405-00)
Don’t have your Savage X look like all the other monster trucks with pick-up style bodies. Make your rig stand out with a body from Pro-Line like this great looking Jeep Wrangler clear body. Paint it to suit your exact likes and once mounted, it will seem like you have an entirely new truck. Keep in mind you will need extended rear body posts for this body.
PRICE: $67.50 (THS825H)
The exhaust system on a nitro-powered vehicle is something that commonly is overlooked when people go to boost the performance of their vehicle. Installing this hard coated exhaust pipe from THS Racing, which is specifically tuned for big engines like the F4.6 big block found in the Savage X, will definitely increase performance. The system includes the pipe manifold, seal, three fastening springs, manifold spring and mounting rod