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6 Affordable Off-Road RTRs From ECX

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6 Affordable Off-Road RTRs From ECX

 

TORMENT SHORT COURSE TRUCK

6 Affordable Off-Road RTRs From ECXKicking off this guide of 6 affordable off-road RTRs is the Torment short course truck. This 1/10-scale SCT is the only short course truck in the group and comes ready-to-run with only requiring a battery pack and compatible battery charger. Shown here is the orange version complete with K&N livery. Two other versions are available including a white version with Lucas Oil livery and a yellow version done up with a custom ECX paint scheme.

Underneath the body you will find waterproof electronics to give you the peace of mind that you can keep running even in wet conditions. A Dynamite Tazer speed control is mated to a Dynamite 15-turn brushed motor and the Torment is controlled by a Spektrum STX2 2.4GHz radio system.

6 Affordable Off-Road RTRs From ECXSPECS

  • Scale: 1/10
  • Drivetrain: 2WD
  • Completion level: Ready-to-run (RTR)
  • Length: 20.0 in.
  • Width: 11.6 in.
  • Height: 7.75 in.
  • Wheelbase: 13.1 in.
  • Ground clearance: 1.5 in.
  • Weight: 5 lbs.
  • Chassis: Injection molded Nylon composite
  • Shock type: Oil-filled
  • Suspension: Independent
  • Differential: Gear
  • Pinion/Spur: 19/87, 48-pitch
  • Motor type: 540 brushed
  • Body: Polycarbonate silkscreened
  • Needed to complete: Battery

RUCKUS MONSTER TRUCK

6 Affordable Off-Road RTRs From ECXBuilding off the platform of the Torment, the Ruckus monster truck gives you some big wheel, car crushing action. Two variations of the Ruckus are available, an orange body or the black body featured here. You gain some extra ground clearance with the big 4.03-inch diameter tires with aggressive Shootout tire tread. The chassis has fully independent suspension with oil-filled shocks at each corner. The transmission is spun by a Dynamite 15-turn brushed motor and is supported by an adjustable slipper clutch.

6 Affordable Off-Road RTRs From ECXSPECS

  • Scale: 1/10
  • Drivetrain: 2WD
  • Completion level: Ready-to-run (RTR)
  • Length: 20.0 in.
  • Width: 13.7 in.
  • Height: 9.4 in.
  • Wheelbase: 13.1 in.
  • Ground clearance: 1.73 in.
  • Weight: 5.5 lbs.
  • Chassis: Injection molded Nylon composite
  • Shock type: Oil-filled
  • Suspension: Independent
  • Differential: Gear
  • Pinion/Spur: 19/87, 48-pitch
  • Motor type: 540 brushed
  • Body: Polycarbonate silkscreened
  • Needed to complete: Battery

CIRCUIT STADIUM TRUCK

6 Affordable Off-Road RTRs From ECXIf you are looking for a quick and nimble truck, a stadium truck is a great choice like the ECX Circuit. ECX powered the Circuit with a Dynamite motor system including a 60A waterproof electronic speed control that sends juice to a potent 15-turn brushed motor. A gear differential allows this truck to corner easily and its oil-filled shocks and independent suspension keep the chassis stable. There is a green silkscreened body or a blue one with wild graphics. And it typical stadium truck setup, it uses front ribbed tires and spike treaded tires for the rear.

6 Affordable Off-Road RTRs From ECXSPECS

  • Scale: 1/10
  • Drivetrain: 2WD
  • Completion level: Ready-to-run (RTR)
  • Length: 16.9 in.
  • Width: 12.9 in.
  • Height: 6.5 in.
  • Wheelbase: 11.6 in.
  • Ground clearance: 1.5 in.
  • Weight: 3.44 lbs.
  • Chassis: Injection molded Nylon composite
  • Shock type: Oil-filled
  • Suspension: Independent
  • Differential: Gear
  • Pinion/Spur: 19/87, 48-pitch
  • Motor type: 540 brushed
  • Body: Polycarbonate silkscreened
  • Needed to complete: Battery

AMP MONSTER TRUCK

6 Affordable Off-Road RTRs From ECXThe ECX Amp is another monster truck option for you in this guide. It has the performance and durability to allow it to conquer rough terrain and be a blast on asphalt. There is either a white or black silkscreened body with decals to choose from and the he only thing you need to get the AMP up and running are AA batteries for the 2.4GHz transmitter. In the box is a Dynamite NiMH battery charger and a Dynamite 7.2V 1800mAh NiMH battery pack.

SPECS

  • Scale: 1/10
  • Drivetrain: 2WD
  • Completion level: Ready-to-run (RTR)
  • Length: 16.9 in.
  • Width: 12.9 in.
  • Wheelbase: 11.6 in.
  • Weight: 3.44 lbs.
  • Chassis: Injection molded Nylon composite
  • Shock type: Oil-filled
  • Suspension: Independent
  • Differential: Gear
  • Pinion/Spur: 18/87, 48-pitch
  • Motor type: 540 brushed
  • Body: Polycarbonate silkscreened
  • Needed to complete: AA batteries for transmitter

AMP CRUSH MONSTER TRUCK

6 Affordable Off-Road RTRs From ECXBased on the Amp monster truck shown above is the Amp Crush monster truck that comes with a cool-looking, old school, square-body pick-up truck body. One big difference from the other model of the AMP is that the Crush does not require anything additional to get rolling because everything is included in the box. ECX decked out the Crush with a Spektrum 3KG waterproof steering servo, an ECX 2.4GHz transmitter, an ECX waterproof 2-in-1 ESC and 2.4GHz receiver combo, a Dynamite 540 20-turn brushed motor, 200mAh wall battery charger, a Dynamite Speedpack 1800mAh NiMH battery pack and AA transmitter batteries.

6 Affordable Off-Road RTRs From ECXSPECS

  • Scale: 1/10
  • Drivetrain: 2WD
  • Completion level: Ready-to-run (RTR)
  • Length: 20.0 in.
  • Width: 12.5 in.
  • Height: 9 in.
  • Wheelbase: 12 in.
  • Ground clearance: 1.73 in.
  • Weight: 5 lbs.
  • Chassis: Injection molded Nylon composite
  • Shock type: Oil-filled
  • Suspension: Independent
  • Differential: Gear
  • Pinion/Spur: 17/93, 48-pitch
  • Motor type: 540 brushed, 20-turn
  • Body: Polycarbonate
  • Needed to complete: Nothing

AMP DESERT BUGGY

6 Affordable Off-Road RTRs From ECXIf a truck is not on your wish list then maybe this ECX Amp Desert Buggy will fit the bill. This buggy is equipped with some large diameter tires to allow it to clear most off-road obstacles without much fuss. ECX gave the Amp Desert Buggy a classic design tied in with modern features to make it a great performer. Not much can slow down the Amp DB, not even Mother Nature thanks to the waterproof electronics are hard-hitting durability. Just add AA batteries and once the included Dynamite 7.2V 1800mAh NiMH battery pack is charged, you will be ready for some fun off-road desert buggy action.

6 Affordable Off-Road RTRs From ECXSPECS

  • Scale: 1/10
  • Drivetrain: 2WD
  • Completion level: Ready-to-run (RTR)
  • Length: 16.9 in.
  • Width: 12.9 in.
  • Wheelbase: 11.6 in.
  • Weight: 3.44 lbs.
  • Chassis: Injection molded Nylon composite
  • Shock type: Oil-filled
  • Suspension: Independent
  • Differential: Gear
  • Pinion/Spur: 18/87, 48-pitch
  • Motor type: 540 brushed
  • Body: Polycarbonate silkscreened
  • Needed to complete: AA batteries for transmitter

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