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Modifications that you can do to RC trucks

By Javed Khan Subscribe to RSS | March 10th 2012 | Views:

Nowadays most people own RC trucks. You may also be one of them. Have you ever thought of modifying it to improve the performance or appearance of it? Let’s discuss about the modifications that you can do to your RC truck.

As mentioned earlier, modifications can be done to improve the performance as well as to improve the appearance of RC trucks. First of all let’s see what kind of modifications can be done to improve the appearance. The easiest thing that you can do is change the body of your truck. If you have a hobby grade toy truck, it is very easy because you have to remove only the clips which hold the body to the chassis and then fix the new body. You can purchase different models of bodies which are compatible with the chassis mounts. Although the body changing is simple, it will completely change the appearance of your truck. And also you can use decal sheets which come with the body to add more details to your truck.

You also purchase different types of buffers for your truck in order to add details as well as for the protection or your truck. There are plastic molded buffers which are flexible and absorb sudden impacts. It will save your valuable truck by avoiding the vibrations and blocking passing it in to the other equipments of the vehicle.

Adding LED lights is also a common modification that you can easily do to your truck. It is not a hard task since there is only simple wiring to do. If you want to go for more advanced LED systems, you can purchase it as a hall unit and just fix it into your toy truck.

When it comes to the performance modifications, there are basically several components that you can modify. Suspension system, motor and steering servo are some of them. You can modify your suspension system by replacing your truck stock shock absorbers. Stock shock absorbers are basically made for smooth runs. If you are going to use the truck in rough roads and going for big jumps, it is better to upgrade your shock absorbers.

Nowadays most of the RC trucks are manufactured with brushless motors. Brushless motors are more powerful, fast and durable than their counterpart brushed motors. So, if your toy truck has a brushed motor, you can always upgrade it with a brushless one. But you need to change the brushed ESC to a brushless compatible ESC as well. And remember to choose the correct size and correct power of the motor.

If you need to have fast steering response, you can change the steering servo of your truck into a high speed servo. But you should get a servo which can be properly fixed to your truck. Otherwise you may have some problems when steering the vehicle.

Hope you got an overall understanding about the basic modifications that you can do to improve your truck performance and appearance. Choose appropriate upgrades related to your needs and modify your truck to be different and more powerful than other RC trucks. Have fun!

Javed Khan - About Author:
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