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 August 2016 issue.
Vehicle: Vaterra Twin Hammers DT 1.9
TYPE: 1/10-scale 4WD electric RTR desert truck
PRICE: $369.99 (item no. VTR03085)
HOP-UP: Dynamite Tazer ESC/Motor Combo
PRICE: $109.99 (DYN4942C)
The Twin Hammers DT 1.9 comes with a brushed motor that will keep most people satisfied as it offers a nice amount of power for crawling and running across off-road terrain. If you want even more power, then try the Dynamite Tazer speed control and brushless motor combo. It comes already wired for you for a simple plug-and-play install.
HOP-UP: Pro-Line Flat Iron XL 1.9 tires
PRICE: $24.61/pair (10112-00)
Gain scale appearance and improved traction on the rocks with Pro-Line’s Flat Iron XL 1.9 tires. The tread has an aggressive looking design that works on many surfaces. Each pair of tires includes memory rock crawling foam tires inserts.
HOP-UP: RC4WD Scale Steel Punisher Shaft
PRICE: $34.99 (Z-S0826) Further strengthen the drivetrain by replacing the stock driveshaft with the punisher steel driveshaft from RC4WD. It looks the part, but is also quite strong with its industrial grade steel construction. It will add durability to the Twin Hammers and offer a smoother rotation in the drivetrain.