I have had the ECX Torment for a year now and it’s about time to do a review.
First off this truck is nice looking in my opinion, I have the red one and it is my favorite.
The chassis is high center of gravity but does not seem to destroy the handling, with everything running down the middle it stays very stable, but don’t mistake it for a race truck this is meant for bashing. Now that being said the high chassis helps with not getting hung up on things a race truck would.
The suspension is good out of the box but a bit soft, I changed the oil to a heavier weight and put heavy blue springs on the front and back. This helped with jumping and the overall handling.
Tires are good for RTR tires they do well on all surfaces and not even that bad on the track, the wear is very good as well.
Steering is good, not fast, but does the job. The rear diff could use some thicker diff grease to slow the rear from swinging around so quickly.
The 20 turn brushed sealed can motor delivers good power for a beginner but more experienced drivers will want to step it up with a brushless system, and metal gears.
There is not much in adjustability as all the links are fixed length, there are adjustment points on the shock towers and arms for a couple of small adjustments.
Durability is excellent, I have bashed this thing hard off jumps, hitting walls, and flipping, I have not broken anything due to these. The only down side is rocks can get wedged between the drive shaft and the swing arm causing it to rub and weaken the tabs, I had one break.
The spektrum DX2E radio is a gem in the box and works excellent.
The only other thing I changed was the connectors, it came with Tamiya and I prefer Deans.
Value for your money? Yes this is good value. If you’re looking for a fun way with little hassle to get into the RC hobby you can’t go wrong with ECX Torment from Horizon Hobby.