Our picks for performance, durability, and/or appearance upgrades
Here are our accessory and hop-up picks for today’s popular vehicles that can boost performance, durability and/or appearance and leave you with a sweet custom ride.
VEHICLE: ARRMA TYPHON
TYPE: 1/8-scale 4WD electric RTR buggy
PRICE: $429.99 (item no. ARAD80)
HOP-UP: Fast Eddy Bearings Arrma Typhon sealed bearing kit
PRICE: $21.99 (Typhoon Speed Buggy Sealed Bearing Kit)
Swapping out all the bearings in the drivetrain of the Typhon is a great idea if you have driven it quite a bit in the dirt. The stock bearings are most likely not spinning as freely as they were when they were new. Pick up a complete set of bearings like these sealed bearings from Fast Eddy Bearings. These high-quality bearings are sealed to help keep friction robbing dirt from getting inside.
HOP-UP: RPM wing mounts
PRICE: $16.29 (81642)
The wing mounts on the Arrma Typhon take the brunt of the energy created from a hard impact during a crash and they are known to break. RPM solves this issue with its own wing mount design that is molded from RPM’s super strong, engineering grade nylons. These mounts offer impact flexibility and a sturdy base to securely lock the wing in place for optimum down force.
HOP-UP: Futaba 4PLS computer radio system
PRICE: $249.99 (FUTK1410)
This is a pricey upgrade, but one that will provide much better control, which is a huge benefit if you are planning to race the Typhon. Additionally it has telemetry capability where it can gather four vital types of data like RPM, temperature, receiver voltage and external voltage. The 4PLS computer radio comes with a 4-channel receiver, 40 model memory, programmable mixing, assignable functions, digital trims plus many other features.
Arrma, arrmarc.com, (217) 398-8970
RPM, rpmrcproducts.com, (909) 393-0366
Fast Eddy Bearings, fasteddybearings.com, (707) 360-0190
Futaba, futabarc.com, (217) 398-8970