by Chris Kovachevich
This article was originally published in RC Driver’s October 2015 issue.
BLUE ANODIZED ALUMINUM FRONT STEERING BLOCKS FOR ECX 4WD VEHICLES
Bashers are going to love these ultra-rugged, eye catching steering blocks designed for the lineup of 4WD vehicles that ECX has to oﬀ er. Steering blocks on all vehicles take a ton of abuse so upgrading the stock plastic units to their aluminum counterparts is an easy way to ensure you have one less thing to worry about while out having a good time. So, if you happen to own a 4WD Circuit in either stadium truck or monster truck form, a Ruckus or Torment, these should be on your list of must-have hop-ups. Part no. ECX334004, Price: $37.99.
HARD ALUMINUM DIFF CASE FOR THE SUMMIT
Beef up the drivetrain of your Traxxas Summit by replacing the stock plastic diﬀ erential case with this nearly indestructible diﬀ erential case from Hot Racing. Made from super tough 6061-T6 aluminum and then hard anodizing to help it last for hours and hours. Because Hot Racing made this from aluminum it is strong yet lightweight so it will have minimal impact on rotating mass. Part no. SUM11H, Price; $33.88.
HOBBY PRO USA
ALUMINUM SERVO ARMS
Available to ﬁt servos with 23T, 24T or 25T output splines, these sharp looking aluminum servo arms come anodized in black and are nicely lettered to identify them as a genuine Hobby Pro USA product. Their aluminum composition makes them much more durable than any plastic arm and they feature two clamping screws to ensure they will not skip on the spline even when under load. Part no. and Price may vary.
Use your time wisely while waiting for your car or truck to charge or nitro engine to cool by taking to the air with this cool little 2.5-inch Nano Hexagon from Revell. It ﬂies on a 1S, 3.7V 150mAh battery pack that can be recharged with the included USB charger and the included multi-colored LEDs make it easy to track while in ﬂ ight. Other cool features include an auto ﬂ ip butt on that can make a beginner look like a pro, three speed settings and an extra set of blades should you need them. Part no. RVLE09** , Price: $39.99.
“SUPER STRONG” EFRA 9901
ONE PIECE TUNED PIPE Racing a big, 1/8 nitro buggy can be rough and having a durable vehicle is a must. If you want to toughen up your exhaust and make it capable of withstanding much abuse then check out the “Super Strong” EFRA 9901 One Piece Tuned Pipe. Designed for 3.5cc – 4.66cc engines, this 3-chamber pipe is made with stronger walls, to make it more resistant to damage. Even better, its thick wall design makes it quicker than other pipes. Part no. NVR51016, Price: $91.99.
RPM RACING PRODUCTS
SPARE TIRE CARRIER FOR THE TRAXXAS SLASH 2WD & SLASH 4×4
While the chances of really getting a ﬂ at tire on any version of the Traxxas Slash are fairly low this spare tire carrier from RPM sure does look cool. By installing it and the RPM rear bumper you’ll quickly and easily add the elements of a desert truck that many people like for an authentic scale look. Once installed, add one or two short course tires of your liking and hit the road. As an added bonus, the added tire weight will help keep the back end well planted to the ground. Part no. 70502, Price: $14.95