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.
TYPE: 1/10-scale electric 2WD off-road buggy kit
PRICE: $134.97 (item no.58587)
HOP-UP: Tamiya 1150 bearings
PRICE: $22.99 (54579)
Plastic bushings are included with the DT-03 kit and work quite well. To get more performance out of this buggy, install this metal shielded ball bearing set which will lessen friction in the drivetrain and they will last longer than the stock units.
HOP-UP: Tamiya DT03 full turnbuckle set
PRICE: $18.99 (54572)
Picking up this set of turnbuckles will allow you to fine-tune your buggy’s suspension to suit your driving style and/or the surface you run on. They replace the front and rear upper fixed suspension arms and the steering links.
HOP-UP: Tamiya DT03 Stabilizer Set
PRICE: $18.99 (54561)
Add another level of control with front and rear stabilizers. They are constructed of steel with this set including two different degrees of stiffness for the front and rear of the chassis. You will find that the stabilizers reduce chassis roll and give you a more balanced feel.
Tamiya America tamiyausa.com, (800) 826-4922