We were big fans of the 10th scale ECX Ruckus. It was tough, it drove well, and we had a blast thrashing it like we stole it. Today we are putting its little brother, the 1/18th ECX Ruckus Monster Truck, through its paces. Hit the “Read More” button to find out if it has enough power to be fun, to find out how well it handles, and see if it is worth your hard earned cash…
Small scale vehicles can make great bash machines, they are inexpensive, usually take a good beating, and can be driven almost anywhere. Today we’ll be showing you what it looks like to unbox a new ECX 1/18th Ruckus 4wd Monster Truck. It’s bigger brother is loads of fun to bash, we’ll see if the 18th scale version is just as, if not more, fun.
The first thing we noticed after cracking the box open was the Ruckus came with everything you need to go driving, even the AA batteries for the transmitter are included. Next, the size of the Ruckus is quite impressive for an 18th scale which should help make it more versatile on rough surfaces. Our full review goes up in the next couple of weeks, until then enjoy the unboxing pictures and you can hit up This Link for more information on the 1/18th Ruckus.
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The second new 1/18th ECX to be announced today is the 4wd Torment short course truck. Utilizing the same platform as the 1/18th 4wd Ruckus, the 1/18th Torment comes with everything you need right in the box to get your bash party started. Gear diffs, sturdy nylon composite parts, and oil filled shocks come standard, helping to make the 1/18th Torment a good bash machine. Some of its other features include-
* Dynamite 380 sized brushed motor
* 6 cell NiMH battery
* 2.4Ghz radio system
* Bottom load battery tray
* EC3 connectors
The part number for the 18th scale ECX Torment is #ECX01001 and it has a street price of just $99. Hit up This Link for more information.
After going big with 8th scale buggies last fall, ECX is now going smaller with the announcement of a pair of 18th scalers. ECX are some of our favorite bash machines, we are stoked to see their product line continue to grow.
The 18th scale Ruckus comes with everything you need to get going right in the box. In addition, 4wd helps the 1/18th Ruckus handle rough off-road conditions. Throw in gear diffs and oil filled shocks, and it should make for a good little basher. Some of its other features include-
* Bottom load battery tray
* 2.4Ghz radio system
* Includes 6 cell NiMH battery and charger
* Comes with EC3 connectors
* Dynamite 380 brushed motor
The part number on the 1/18th ECX Ruckus is #ECX01000 and it comes with a street price of $99. Hit up This Link for more information.
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Both the ECX Torment SCT and the ECX Ruckus have made quite an impact on the bashing scene. Now ECX has made them even more powerful by releasing brushless powered versions.
A Dynamite 3300kv 4 pole brushless motor is used to give the two trucks a healthy increase in power, while heavy duty driveshafts help to make it bulletproof. The part number for the new brushless Torment is #ECX03008, while the brushless Ruckus has a part number of #ECX03009. Expect both trucks to come fully RTR and have a street price of right around $289.
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We have previously posted about the new upgrades the 10th scale line-up from ECX is receiving for 2013. The upgrades include things like a Spektrum DX2E transmitter, new body designs, wheels/tires, and waterproof electronics.
Now ECX has announced a permanent price drop on their 10th scale vehicles. While prices from other manufactures are going up, ECX is out to save you some cash. The new prices are $149 for the Boost Buggy and the Circuit Stadium Truck, while $169 is the price point for the Torment SCT and the Ruckus Monster Truck. For more information on everything ECX hit THIS LINK for their official website.
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We just posted the ECX Revenge Review. While going through some video footage, we caught this accidental wall slam that seemed like something we should share. Usually we do this stuff on purpose, this one was out of the blue, got lucky, and caught it. Enjoy!
That’s one of those slams that just makes you cringe. For the record, I believe Adam or I were driving in the first two test laps you see, and then we handed the transmitter over to Wrench.
The RC world was very surprised when ECX announced they were going to have two 8th scale buggies added to their lineup! It just wasn’t something we expected from the brand. We were very excited to get our hands on both Revenge versions. This review is of the electric version. Did it live up to our expectations? Was it a good representation of the ECX brand? Keep reading to find out.. READ MORE
The crew at Team Losi Racing (TLR) had a great 2013 Nuremberg show with the announcement of their new Losi 8ight 3.0 and Ten SCTE 2.0, both of these new machines are going to be hot players in 2013. Alongside the Losi booth was the ECX booth where we were able to give the ECX crew their Basher Approved plaque in person for the ECX Torment SCT. Check out the gallery below for some up close and personal shots of the latest from Losi.
Check out THIS link for the official TLR website, click right HERE for the official ECX website, and hit THIS up for all our Nuremberg show coverage.
Last fall the popular ECX Torment SCT received some updates and now it looks like those updates are being applied to the rest of the ECX line-up. As you can see in the pictures, the Ruckus, Boost, and Circuit are sporting hot new looks and upgrades under the hood. Spektrum transmitters make sure the signal doesn’t get lost, waterproofing keeps them going in the wet, and new tires keep them hooked up when the going gets tough. Hit up the ECX Website for more information on all their products.
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It’s been just over a year since we initially reviewed the ECX Torment short course truck, since then ECX has made some updates to take care of old issues and to make the truck even better. Among the updates were- waterproof electronics, heavier drive-shafts, a quick battery charger, and a faster motor. Is the new Torment a better bash machine? Let’s find out…
We were thinking it was going to be a new product, but ECX announced today that their entire line now comes with Waterproof Electronics! This is great news for us basher types, especially in the fall/winter here in the Midwest.
So the upgrades are new/faster servo, waterproof ESC, Dynamite 2.0A peak charger, as well as the Torment and Ruckus now have 15T motors!