Oversized Rear Axle Carriers for the ECX Boost, Circuit 2wd, Ruckus 2wd & Torment 2wd
On the heels of last months RPM release of the Oversized Front Spindle Blocks for the ECX Boost, 2wd Torment, 2wd Circuit & 2wd Ruckus. RPM have released Oversized Rear Axle Carriers for the ECX Boost, 2wd Torment, 2wd Circuit & 2wd Ruckus. This is good news for those looking to beef up their rig.
RPM part# 73572. MSRP $10.95 / pair. Look for them in stores Sept 2, 2014.
RPM Oversized Front Spindle Blocks
RPM have released Oversized Front Spindle Blocks for the ECX Boost, Circuit 2wd, Ruckus 2wd & Torment 2wd. The Oversized Front Spindle Blocks feature a larger bearing size of 5x11mm (not included). The stock bearing size is 5x10mm and RPM state “One millimeter in diameter may not seem like much but that little change nearly doubles all load and fatigue ratings over the stock bearing size! That means better performance, longer life and more time between maintenance periods.”
RPM have built a rock solid reputation over the years, based on durable, reliable and flashy upgrades, so I have no problem believing their statement and if they turn out to be wrong, I would be shocked if they didn’t make good by it.
The RPM Oversized Front Spindle Blocks for the 2wd ECX Torment, Ruckus, Circuit & Boost will be available July 30, 2014 at a MSRP of $10.95 / pair. Part# 73292
It’s been a while but I’m back with another upgrade for my ECX Torment. This time I am going to show how to install the new HD drive shafts, this is great for owners of the brushed versions of the truck.
First I will show the difference in the size of the drive balls, as you can see the left is the new HD vs on the right the original.
Now we need to remove the wheel, camber link, axle nut and pin.
Next we pull the outer axle out of the hub and slide the outer drive out from the inner drive as well.
Remove the pin for the inner shaft, and slide off the inner drive.
Now is a good time to inspect and clean.
Next put the new HD inner drive on the transmission shaft and install the pin.
Next slide the new outer drive in the inner driveshaft , then into the hub, install the outer pin and axle nut and you are finished.
I have tested this new setup and I have to say that the truck is more responsive to my throttle input than it was before, and i think this is due to the extra strength that doesn’t allow as much flex.
So in conclusion, if you have the old drives throw them away and go get the new HD drives, you won’t regret it.
RPM have heard the cries of ECX owners and they have rolled out Front A-Arms for the ECX Torment, Ruckus & Circuit. They will be available April 28, 2014 at a MSRP of $11.95 a pair. RPM Part # 70582
More details at ECX Torment, Ruckus & Circuit Front A-arms
Losi LST XXL-2 Ready-to-Run: 1/8 4WD Gas Monster Truck Part# LOS04002
The 2014 Nuremberg Toy Fair which will have over 72 000 visitors and feature over one million products, to this point has been a big success with many new and exciting products released. Horizon Hobby did not disappoint, their releases were coming fast and furious and here is a rundown.
Horizon Hobby has put everything together for a one stop shop on their site under Nuremberg Announcements 2014.
They have also complied many of them on their YouTube channel. Check out the list below.
- 1967 Ford Mustang V100-S 1/10th RTR
- E-flite UMX™ Radian® BNF
- Blade Helicopters
- E-flite Allusive™ 2.2m ARF
- Rockstar 48″ RTR Catamaran
- Vaterra Ford Raptor Pre Runner 1/10th 4WD RTR Truck
- ECX 4WD Truck Lineup
- HobbyZone Super Cub S and ParkZone Artizan
ECX 4WD Circuit
ECX has listen to their customers and released 4wd versions of the Ruckus, Torment and Circuit trucks. All three trucks have new platform designed for durability.
All of the vehicles will be completely ready-to-run with everything needed in one box, 4WD Drivetrain with sealed gear differentials, 550 15T sized motor and LiPo (2S LiPo compatible) ready ESC and a Spektrum™ DX2E 2.4 GHz transmitter and waterproof receiver. Continue Reading
This isn’t new but I do get this question from time to time. Can I convert my ECX Torment to a LCG Chassis? The short answer is yes and you can thank Extreme Racing. You are going to need a few parts and some patience. The 1st piece you need, is the Electrix Rc Boost / Torment G-10 Frame Extension, this piece can be used in 1 of 3 ways and not just for the LCG chassis. 1) To extend the wheelbase of the ECX Circuit Stadium Truck. 2) To extend the wheelbase of the ECX Boost Off Road Buggy and 3) To turn the ECX Torment into an LCG Race Truck.
To equip your ECX Torment with a LCG chassis, you will need one of each of the following:
Electrix RC Boost / Torment G-10 Frame Extension
ECX Front/Rear Suspension Mount Set. Part# ECX1092
In case you would like step by step directions with lots of pictures, you should check out this great post on RCSoup.com