Beef up your 2wd ECX with some new Front Spindles from RPM. The RPM spindles are molded from RPM’s uber plastic blend and were designed to be long lasting and trouble free. The RPM spindles also utilize larger bearings, a necessity for hardcore bashing.
The RPM spindles have a part number of #73292, they are priced at $11, and they should start hitting hobby shops later in the month. Get full details at This Link over on RPM’s website.
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While we’ve had a fantastic time bashing the ECX 4WD Circuit at the local park, it does come with brushed power that isn’t very fast. Like most people, we are always longing for more speed, therefore we decided to do a few modifications to see what it would take to break the speed limit. Hit the READ MORE to see what we did to get some serious speed out of the 4wd Circuit, and watch the video.
THE ECX Circuit 4WD RTR Review
Myself, like many of you, spent years driving 2wd Stadium Trucks. They were a whole lot easier to drive and bash with compared to a typical 2wd buggy. A 4wd stadium truck would have been even better, but there were very few available, and those that were tended to break all the time.
ECX recently released their all wheel drive stadium truck, the ready to run 4wd Circuit. Does the Circuit make a good basher? Can it get around the track? Does it have enough power to be fun? And most importantly, is it worth your hard earned cash? Find out by hitting the “Read More” button below…
The ECX line-up has become quite popular among the bashing crowd, and the Circuit 4wd is yet another affordable bash machine from them. While we were unboxing our review ECX Circuit 4wd we took some pictures to show you exactly what it looks like inside the box.
The Circuit 4×4 is a RTR stadium style truck that comes with everything you need right in the box. You can see in the pictures it comes with the AA batteries needed for the transmitter, as well as a wall charger and 6 cell NiMH pack already mounted in the battery tray.
Our full review of the Circuit 4wd gets posted later next week, until then please check out the unboxing pictures, and you can hit up This Link over on the official ECX website for full details on the truck.
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ECX Circuit Unboxing Gallery 1
ECX Circuit Unboxing Gallery 2
THE ECX Torment 4wd RTR SCT Review
ECX, while still a relatively “new” brand, has made quite the splash in the bashing market. Their original 2wd Torment short course truck proved to be a capable bash machine, as well as several other vehicles in their line-up. We’ve been driving one of their new 4wd Torment RTR SCTs for a few weeks to see how it stacks up. Is the 4wd worth the extra cash? How does it stack up to one of the toughest fields in all of rc (4wd SCT)? Can the new 4wd platform take a hit without breaking? Hit the “Read More” to find out…
Our full review of the ECX Torment 4wd SCT comes up later this week so it’s time for us to post the unboxing pictures. Take a look at the pictures below to see exactly what it looks like to crack the box open on a brand new Torment 4wd.
After we opened the box, we noticed that everything you need to get going is included. It comes with AAs for the transmitter, a charger, and the pack for the truck is already mounted in the battery tray. As you can see from the pictures, our test unit looked great right out of the box, but I can assure you it has been tested very hard since then. Look for our full review Thursday or Friday to find out if the Torment 4wd is a bash worthy machine.
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ECX Torment 4x4 Gallery 1
ECX Torment 4x4 Gallery 2
ECX Torment 4x4 Gallery 3
RPM has new rear a-arms for the ECX Ruckus/Circuit/Torment. Not only are the RPM arms much stronger than the stock units, but they are also higher performance. The RPM arms are built to tighter tolerances and are 21% lighter than the stock arms. Stronger, plus higher performance, plus lifetime warranty, equals winning!
The part number for the rear arms is #70462, they are priced at $11, and they should hit the market at the end of the month. Click Here to get complete details over on the official RPM website.
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ECX has some updated versions of their popular 2wd brushed vehicles. The update looks to be a LiPo compatible ESC, and while the price stays the same on the Boost buggy ($149), prices go up $20 for the Ruckus, Circuit, and Torment to $189.
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ECX 2.1 Gallery 1
ECX 2.1 Gallery 2
For all you ECX owners, the good folks over at RPM RC have announced Front A-Arms for the Torment, Ruckus, and Circuit. In typical RPM fashion, the new arms were designed for extreme use, built much beefier than that stock units, yet with tighter tolerances to reduce slop. Larger bosses are used in the hinge pins areas to reduce breakage, while angled leading edges help the arms slide over objects. RPM also removed the tiny outer hinge pin screws, replacing them with an in-line screw to help improve overall strength. They also come with RPM’s limited lifetime warranty against breakage for piece of mind.
The part number for the arms is #70582, they have a street price of $12 per pair, and they should start hitting hobby shops later this month. For complete information hit up This Link to head over to the RPM website.
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ECX has just taken their Ruckus, Circuit, and Torment up a notch be releasing 4×4 versions of them. The 4wd versions come completely ready to run and are powered by 550 sized 15 turn Dynamite brushed motors. 7 cell Ni-MH packs are included and all three have a street price of $239, making them quite affordable. To get more information check out the pictures and video below, or hit up This Link to head over the official ECX website.
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ECX 4x4 Gallery
THE ECX Ruckus 1/18 4WD RTR Monster Truck Review
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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ECX 1/8th Ruckus Unboxing Gallery 1
ECX 1/8th Ruckus Unboxing Gallery 2
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.
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ECX 1/18th Torment Gallery