The ECX line of 2wd bash-mobiles are some of our favorites. They are affordable, fun to drive, and can take a good bashing. However, their servo saver is on the weak side, and their bellcranks have some slop in them. The crew at RPM have come up with an affordable fix for those issues, a new bellcrank set that is more precise than stock and totally eliminates the servo saver. This should result in much more precise steering and better handling. The bellcrank is made from RPM’s legendary plastic and is intended to be used with a Kimbrough servo saver that mounts directly to the steering servo.
The street price is $11, it has a part number of #73492, and you can get more details at This Link over on RPM’s website.
Have you been modding your ECX 2WD to make it as tough as it can be? If so, you should put a set of RPM Heavy Duty Caster Blocks on your “to order” list. Made from RPM’s legendary plastic, these are up to 20% thicker in key breakage areas and use a strengthening ridge to make them more rigid than the stock part.
The part number is #73442, they are street priced at $9, and you can get complete details at This Link over on the official RPM website.
RPM RC Continues the love for all things ECX! Their latest Oversized Rear Axle Carriers will fit the ECX Boost, Ruckus, Circuit, and Torment 2wd vehicles. The new carriers fix several issues such as bearing life due to RPM allowing 5x11mm bearings instead of the stock 5x10mm. They are also much more durable over stock, as to be expected from an RPM product.
The RPM Rear Axle Carriers have part number #73572, and are priced at $11, and they should start hitting hobby shops pegs later this month. Get full details at This Link over on RPM’s website.
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.
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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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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We just updated the Electrix Boost Review with the video below. This was during our durability testing, where we jumped it off the drivers stand roof twice! Both landings were pretty hard, but nothing broke, and we were driving immediately afterwards!
It could take a good beating for sure.. make sure to read all about it in the review!
And now ElectrixRC brings us another really inexpensive, entry level vehicle. The Boost is a 1/10 scale, electric buggy all put together and ready to go out of the box. For an entry level vehicle it’s got some nice features like full ball bearings, oil filled shocks, an adjustable slipper clutch, and multiple shock mounting positions for extra tunability. For those that are more bent on bashing than joining the rookie class you’ll find a durable gear differential. You’ll also find a Dynamite ESC and 20T motor under the orange or blue hood. If the Boost is even half as tough as the basher friendly Ruckus, this thing should take a beating like no other buggy.
The Boost will be arriving soon at a super affordable price of $129.99 for everything, battery and wall charger included. Check out the ElectrixRC website for more info.