How To Upgrade Your RC Cars?

RC hobbyists have been more and more inclined into tinkering with their radio controlled vehicles; whether in pursuit of learning more about the technicalities of their RC’s or saving on maintenance fees. RC enthusiasts are trying to be more adept with the repairs and upgrading needs of their collections.

Since radio controlled cars are no longer considered just kids’ toys, but more of  an investment of time and money; increasing their value with the addition of new parts or altering some of their mechanical capacities to improve their performance has become the norm.

A hobby-grade RC car is usually the only type of these vehicles that can be upgraded. The installation of a new motor, a better tire or body is commonly what RC aficionados do when upgrading their RC’s.

External modifications of an RC car

Indeed, it’s the internal parts of a radio controlled car that makes it work. But it would look a lot cooler if you try to improve its external parts, right? The usual “mods” or modifications that RC aficionados do to the external parts of their RC’s include repainting, which can be more fun if the owner chooses to have some intricate designs on his RC. Adding some decals with the use of your PC and trusty inkjet printer can also be a good external mod for your RC.

Wheels and tires modifications

It’s an option whether an RC car owner just wants to dye the rims of his RC’s or would prefer to change the tires altogether. Choosing the right foam tires and/or performance tires to improve the racing capacity of your RC is one trick that an RC enthusiast should never overlook if he or she wants to become his or her own efficient RC handyman.

Nitro or Electric modifications for RC cars

This kind of modification requires an ample amount of “geekiness” really. Not many know which engine to choose if they are into this endeavor. If you’re aiming to better the performance of your nitro-powered radio controlled vehicle, installing a tuned pipe is one popular way to do it. Maybe a video tutorial or just any illustrated do-it-yourself RC mod project site can help you.

For those with electric-powered RC’s, usually changing the motor will do.

And by the way, usually, radio controlled cars come with upgrade kits when purchased. Think of maximizing these kits first before buying any new tool or upgrade items.

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6 thoughts on “How To Upgrade Your RC Cars?

  • October 1, 2011 at 1:09 am

    Radio control vehicles is a very creative hobby, and is nicely promoted here. Upgrading is a continuous process needing creativity of the self and guidance from others, like this post.

  • October 1, 2011 at 1:48 am

    This article is very informative. I got myself good ideas out of reading this article. It is indeed enlightening. I never even thought that the upgrading the RC cars, other than the external modifications, would take so much little details to make it really work. Now my interest has really increased for such hobby.

  • October 1, 2011 at 2:15 am

    I must say this is a very knowledgeable and educational article. All technology will need upgrading this including radio controlled cars. I think in time it will become a hobby many share but right now I believe its rather expensive for many.

  • October 1, 2011 at 2:18 am

    Very interesting article.It gives enough advices and information where a hobbyist could upgrade their RC cars. I would highly recommend this article to my friend so he could get the best tips in town. He could save a lot of money by doing those tips and some enhancements for his RC car. A very interesting article. Keep up the good work!

  • October 1, 2011 at 2:32 am

    This is very interesting! As someone who lacks knowledge on stuffs like this, I wasn’t even aware that you can upgrade them. But this will be put to good use as my nephew has quite some of them. Maybe it is a good way to save money since I no longer have to keep buying new RC cars!

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