The ECX Torment 2WD short course truck has become a popular choice for people looking for a fun RTR (ready-to-run) truck that is quick, tough and provides plenty of off-road performance. One thing that you may want to change, so that your Torment does not look like the rest, is the body. Replacing the stock RTR body is a very affordable and relatively easy modification that anyone can do. If you own one of these trucks and you are ready to change its appearance, here are our top 5 Pro-Line body picks for the ECX Torment.
For each of the bodies selected, we included their specifications. You will also find that each body includes a detail decal sheet to help make the body look as realistic as possible. They are also sold with paint-then-peel overspray film on the outside of the body and include window masks except for the Fusion Bash Armor body because it comes already molded in white.
1984 Dodge Ram 1500 Race Truck Body—3532-00
Our first pick from Pro-Line’s large selection of bodies is a throwback to some cool old school styling in the Pro-Line 1984 Dodge Ram 1500 Race Truck body. This is a fully licensed Dodge body that is modeled after the full-size Dodge Ram trucks that dominated the desert racing scene back in the 80’s and was driven by renown off-road race driver, Walker Evens. Pro-Line was sure to incorporate all the iconic design cues from the time period. From its classic fleetside bed with large race fenders to its bold front grill. Once you decide on the paint scheme for the Dodge Ram body, you can then add the fully licensed Dodge grill, headlight and taillight stickers to bring the truck to life.
Length: 20.8″ (528mm)
Width at doors: 10.5″ (267mm)
Width at fenders: 12.0″ (305mm)
Height: 6.3″ (160mm)
Wheelbase: 13.0″ (330mm)
1969 Chevrolet Nova Drag Car Body—3531-00
Out of the top 5 Pro-Line body picks for the ECX Torment short course truck, this one is the biggest transformation where we are going from an off-road vehicle to one sick looking pavement pounder. The 1969 Chevrolet Nova body captures the classic looks of the old Novas and feeds the demand for the on-road short course drag racing scene. Just keep in mind that the chassis will need some adjustments in order for the body to look as scale as possible. You can build the ’69 Nova with or without the included rear spoiler. The body is molded in one-piece with the nose designed to give you a scale looking front end. You can pick up some drag racing tires to complete the look or even run short course tires with street treads.
Length: 22.1″ (561mm)
Width Front: 11.1″ (282mm)
Width Rear: 11.5″ (292mm)
Height: 5.8″ (147mm)
Wheelbase: 13.2″ (335mm)
EVO SC Body—3413-00
Now if the goal is to race the Torment then one of the best body options is the EVO SC body. Pro-Line exploited its numerous years of developing race winning bodies that were designed and built with advanced aerodynamic features and created the EVO SC body. The first thing you notice is the aggressively designed sloped nose. The purpose behind it is to keep as much air as possible from sneaking under the hood to help retain front tire traction as well as enhance steering and reduce the unwanted parachute effect. You will also find that Pro-Line integrated numerous rear vents in the body while being careful to keep the body durable and provide some weight savings. The main objective of all the vents is to allow air from becoming trapped under the body which causes drag and even lift. If you have run a standard short course truck body without vent holes, you will know that it gets unsettled at high speed and when it takes to the air. Along with the window masks, decal sheet, and overspray film, the EVO SC also comes with two number plates and an aluminum hardware pack to install the number plates.
Length: 20.8″ (528mm)
Width: 9.5″ (241mm)
Height: 5.9″ (150mm)
Wheelbase: 12.7″ (323mm)
Chevy Silverado Pro-Touring Body—3457-00
Now if you really like the idea of some high speed street running but you don’t want to drop on a car body like the Chevy Nova, then this Pro-Line Chevy Silverado Pro-Touring body is the answer. Pro-Line developed this body to be proportioned to fully cover the tires of a short course truck like the ECX Torment. Its design allows for some slammed street truck racing action with a realistic looking body. To complete your trucks street look, you can add Pro-Lines Road Rage tires. The scale features are all there on this Silverado single cab body like its great-looking grill, headlight and taillight details.
Length: 22.3″ (566mm)
Width: 12.3″ (312mm)
Height: 6.5″ (165mm)
Wheelbase: 12.8″ (325mm)
Pre-Cut Flo-Tek Fusion Bash Armor Body—3458-15
The Pre-Cut Flo-Tek Fusion Bash Armor Body stands out from all the other bodies in this top 5 Pro-Line body picks for the EXC Torment truck. It is the only body that is constructed out of Pro-Line’s Bash Armor material where the other four bodies are molded from clear polycarbonate. The Bash Armor material was developed to provide high strength and therefore give extreme durability. Along with this body’s high strength characteristic, it was designed to be as aerodynamic as possible for racing. The Bash Armor material is twice as thick as your ordinary SC body and is super flexible so that it can’t easily crack or shatter. Differing from clear polycarbonate bodies, This Flo-Teck Fusion Bash Armor body comes in white and cannot be painted. Pro-Line gives you are nice detail sticker sheet to give it its compete SC look.
Length: 21.5″ (546mm)
Width: 9.25″ (235mm)
Height: 6.0″ (152mm)
Wheelbase: 12.7″ (323mm)
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