Tuesday, March 21, 2023

3 Upgrade Ideas – ECX Torment 4WD Short Course Truck Hop Up

Our picks for performance, durability, and/or appearance upgrades 

Here are our accessory and hop-up picks for the ECX Torment 4WD Short Course Truck that can boost performance, durability and/or appearance and leave you with a sweet custom ride.


TYPE: 1/10-scale 4WD electric RTR short course truck
PRICE: $239.99 (item no. ECX03043) http://amzn.to/2nNCI48

ecx-torment-4wd-short-course-truck-hop-up-58HOP-UP: Castle Creations Sidewinder SCT brushless motor system
PRICE: $119.00 (010-0123-00) http://amzn.to/2nBLvp2
A vehicle equipped with a brushed motor system is an affordable option when selecting a vehicle and later when you have more funds and want more performance, you can get a brushless motor system like the Castle Creations Sidewinder SCT system. It comes with both the speed control and motor and even a motor cooling fan.

ecx-torment-4wd-short-course-truck-hop-up-59HOP-UP: Pro-Line Trencher SC tires mounted
PRICE: $29.99 (1159-13) http://amzn.to/2nil1G1
Chances are the stock rubber is spent and not providing the traction it once did. Pro-Line offers many tire options for your short course truck and we specifically like the Trencher mounted tires. They are awesome on just about any surface, making it great for the basher and offering a scale look. Since they come mounted with no gluing required, they can be bolted on and ready for action in minutes.

ecx-torment-4wd-short-course-truck-hop-up-57HOP-UP: RPM front bumper and kick plate
PRICE: $18.19 (81612) http://amzn.to/2nih1Fa
Improve the durability of a stock Torment with RPM’s front bumper and kick plate. These items are sold together and will strengthen the front end to protect it from impacts. RPM reengineered these parts to attach more securely and are molded in RPM’s special plastics which are backed by a limited lifetime warranty against breakage.


Castle Creations, castlecreations.com, (913) 390-6939
ECX, ecxrc.com, (800) 338-4639
Pro-Line, prolineracing.com, (800) 899-7223
RPM, rpmrcproducts.com, (909) 393-0366

By Paul Onorato


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