The ECX Outburst is a 1:14 RTR motorcycle that comes with a 2.4ghz transmitter, a USB charger, 4 AA batteries and the motorcycle. There is a learning curve to driving the motorcycle as it is clearly different from a 4 wheeled RC vehicle. Getting the bike going from a dead stop will take some practice, but once you are up and running it is cool to watch the bike lean into corners and power down a straightaway. The built in Gyro stabilization will help keep you on two wheels while you hone your craft. Charging time with the included USB charger and my lap top takes about 15-20 minutes. Adjusting the speed dial down on the transmitter will allow you stretch out your runtime at the sacrifice of handling. We have been able to get as much as Continue Reading
Boom Racing has released a bunch of Aluminum upgrades for the ECX Torment, Circuit, and Ruckus. Some of the upgrades include Steering Blocks, Hub Carriers and A-Arms. To see all of the parts, check out AsiaTees.
FWIW, If you aren’t familiar with AsiaTees, I made 2 separate orders from AsiaTees this year, both times I used PayPal and I haven’t had any issues.
RPM has released a Servo-Saver Eliminator Bellcrank for the ECX Boost, 2wd Circuit, 2wd Ruckus or 2wd Torment. The new Bellcrank which is molded from their trademarked blend of engineering grade nylons, is designed to cut down on the wandering tendencies, the steering slop and the centering problems, that are bound to come up over time in a stock system.
Get complete details at Servo-Saver Eliminator Bellcrank for the ECX Boost, 2wd Ruckus, 2wd Circuit & 2wd Torment.
It should be in stores soon and it can found using Part #73492. MSRP is $11.95
The ECX name is really making great progress in the RC world. I am starting to see them at the RC Park more and more. Quality aftermarket products are being released constantly and overall users seem very happy with whatever ECX model they get.
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 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.