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 September 2015 issue.
VEHICLE: LOSI 8IGHT-T GAS TRUGGY
Type: 1/8-scale RTR gas 4WD truggy
Price: $879.99 (item no. LOS04001)
TLR 16mm Shock Cap
PRICE: $19.99/pair (TLR243001) Harsh off-road terrain and severe crashes will expose weak spots on an RC vehicle. If you drive your 8IGHT-T like you stole it, consider getting these aluminum shock caps which will not ‘pop’ off the shock body. Simply swap out the stock plastic caps with the aluminum caps from TLR.
TLR front and rear aluminum shock towers
PRICE: Front $37.79 (TLR244019) / Rear $39.59 (TLR244020)
Replace the stock stamped shock towers with these beautifully machined and anodized aluminum shock towers. They are available individually and will make a solid mount for the shocks while also shedding some weight from the chassis.
Pro-Line Blockade VTR 4.0 mounted truck tires
PRICE: $49.26/pair (9046-033) Pro-Line specializes in aftermarket upgrades for all types of RC vehicles, especially tires. Consider a full set of Blockade VTR tires that come already mounted on plastic wheels. They will give your truggy improved wear and traction on dry, high-speed tracks.