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.
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.
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:
Here is the second simple upgrade in my series. This time we are going to install stiffer springs since the ones on the torment are to soft, but keep in mind I am installing heavy blue springs as the track I run on is a smother surface with some bigger jumps, if the track were rougher I would go with the medium spring.
First- we must remove the shock, as you see in the pictures there is a bolt and nut on the top and just a bolt on the bottom.
Second- we need to pull back the spring then the spring retainer, this will alow you to slide off the retainer first then the spring as seen in the pictures below.
Third- slide the new spring on, then spring retainer allowing the spring to seat onto the retainer as seen below.
Last- just remount the shock back on the truck and your done.
In the next segment we will look at changing the oil in your shock for increased dampening.
I have decided to do a few small simple upgrades and put them in a series. As you know the Torment does not come with any camber adjustment as the links are one piece, so I went and bought the Traxxas ones from future shop, on the right is the one from the Torment.
This is the most simple upgrade as it is just a mater of unscrewing the stock ones and using then same hardware just screw the new ones on. One thing to watch for though is there is a bigger mount on one end, use this on the outer end as to not have it bind on you.
There you have it, a simple change to make your ECX Torment just a little bit better.
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.
ECX RC Torment – 1/10 2WD Electric Short Course Truck
ECX RC Boost – 1/10th scale 2WD Electric Buggy
ECX RC Ruckus – 1/10th scale 2WD Electric Monster Truck
ECX RC Circuit – 1/10th scale 2WD Electric Stadium Truck RTR
Want to see the full ECX vehicle lineup? Check out ECX RC.
ECX has announced through their Facebook page the arrival of the next generation of ECX 1/10th scale vehicles including, the Circuit Stadium Truck, Ruckus Monster Truck, Boost Buggy and Torment Short Course Truck. Each vehicle will come with a Spektrum 2.4Ghz radio system including the DX2E transmitter and SR201 receiver. The new and improved features don’t end there either.
– Dynamite 15T or 20T brushed motor
– Spektrum DX2E transmitter and waterproof SR201 receiver
– Updated trim schemes
– New body designs for the Ruckus and Circuit
– Waterproof (15T capable) Tazer ESC with high current EC3 connector
– Waterproof steering servo
– Dynamite 2.0A 1-hour Peak AC peak charger
– Dynamite 1800mAh NiMH Speedpack battery
– 4 AA batteries for the transmitter
ECX RC has also reduced the pricing on all 4 vehicles. Pricing now begins at $149.99.
To check out this impressive new lineup, head over to ECXRC.com.
If you are going to purchase one of these bad boys make sure you have the correct part number, so you don’t accidentally buy the one of the older versions.