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 Oronato
This article was originally published in RC Driver’s October 2016 issue.
TYPE: 1/8-scale 4WD electric off-road RTR buggy
PRICE: $359.99 (item no. ECX04000)
HOP-UP: ECX CV-drive set
PRICE: $29.99 (ECX0984)
We like to replace dogbones with universals like the ECX CV-Drives shown here to make the drivetrain operate more efficiently. When the front wheels are turned, these CV axles won’t bind like with the dogbones.
HOP-UP: ECX aluminum steering knuckle set
PRICE: $39.99 (ECX0822)
Upgrade the stock cast aluminum steering knuckles with these beautiful machined aluminum knuckles from ECX. They are anodized black for a high quality finish and are stronger than the stock units.
HOP-UP: ECX locking wheel nuts
PRICE: $15.25 (ECX0988)
Although these locking wheel nuts from ECX are not super sexy, they help to eliminate the frustration of having the wheel nuts back off the axle and launching a tire off the buggy. Thenylon ring inside helps the nut to stay secure.
ECX ecxrc.com, (800) 338-4639