What you’re looking at is a 2001 third trax evader st one of my all time, favorite ready to run rc trucks. You can also get these in pre built formula as well. You want to know more about the stock and model number on this one um. This was a dtx d0020. I believe these. This was the pre built pre built version. There was also a ready to run that would be dtx c020. I believe i could have those numbers mixed up, but it was one of those um. You definitely get more information off the google. If you want to um this one i do know was a favorite for rc car action of that year. It was nominated for a truck of the year. This was kind of like the david and goliath story where you take an underdog and they sometimes can could win and would be amazing to see this thing um out, hustle the big guys, the big names of rc racing uh in the stadium truck class. So these were very tunable. These had a upgradable suspension, uh or tunable suspension. I should say because they are threaded, uh shock, towers and aluminum, so you can definitely change your uh, your viscosity inside of it. These had 20 uh a 20 current photon motor inside this one no longer has that engine. It has a motor that is similar in performance that i found and i wanted to see exactly what it was like in 2001 to run this thing.
So i got this one fitted with a little lipo 10.4 volt ready for the running video, but this one is outfitted with a sprint, a duratrax esc, so very cool and uh amazing handling uh trucks. These came in a bx version, which was a duratrax evader uh buggy, and this would also have a higher performance version of this, but in graphite formula – and i believe that came out a little later than this one, possibly 2002.. It could be wrong, but this was the one i always enjoyed. These have a very good balance to and this color combination you do see some of the yellow ones from here from sometimes as well, but these this one has the original tires, which is kind of crazy over 20 years old still doing well, i test drove it. It runs amazing. These are just i mean i just i have to say it’s. Definitely one of the best trucks you can get for the money just is so in this uh video you’re gon na see what it took to make the uh duratrax invader, st uh. Look like this again and then you’re gon na see the running portion of the video and all that’s gon na start right now, all right so we’re going to do right now is touch up. The body pick some of the decals that are starting to peel up and give it a good wash and then see. If we could polish out some of the scratches and uh yeah, i think it’ll be all right all right.
So now we need to install an esc. I have here we’re just going to glue it right back here, this little area, all right. So now we have. The esc. That’S got a little bit of um wear here and we’re going to put in an adapter a female plug all right. So i didn’t have a blue uh one of these little plugs uh plugins. So i found this yellow one. I had it in my toolbox and it’ll work, we’ll just solder, it together and add a little uh heat shrink tubing. It won’t be too bad you’re, not gon na shouldn’t notice. It too bad. I guess all right, everything’s super clean now we got ta do is mount our receiver and then uh go for the running review, all right. So now we’re going to do the speed test, all right, so we’re base at zero for our speed test. Let’S see what she does guys, what kind of speed can we get get as far out there? I can i’m hoping i get 21 or more well. It wants to do spins out spin out so wait move. It seems like it did 22. I would say: let’s see what we got guys 23 miles an hour, that’s great all right, so let’s go continue with our running portion. We move this off and uh yeah let’s drive around that’s awesome. We were able to beat the uh car action’s fastest uh speed. They did, which was 21.
7. I believe remember these tires in the back are a little tired, so but very maneuverable car, not the car’s bought as the driver and some armor all on the tires, but yeah moves out great man. What a hoot so excited i get to finally drive one of these cars. I wish it was on a track, maybe perhaps one day, i’ll get the take this thing out of track with some better tires, but what a fun thing well, let’s run it off road. Now, all right so we’re going to do a little bit of off roading on this thing, you’re not really supposed to go too crazy, but we’re. Just gon na hit some rough terrain and just see how it does so got a little bit of a wheel. Lift action on this one side. How awesome is that a little bit of off wheel action, uh lifting of the wheels do this again on this portion? It looks like here look at that. Oh yeah awesome, awesome! All right, let’s hit some bumps or some uh little heels. All right, let’s see what this bad boy can do. Awesome guys whoa, that was crazy, i’d say it likes uh being jumped that’s awesome. All right, let’s, bring on in all right i’d, say that’s, a wrap on this bad boy. This thing was a whole lot of fun. I love these trucks. They can be had for not a ton of money. They still hold their own, though in a used car market, so you know be choosy on these.
Usually these are driven hard and uh yeah. You don’t want one that’s too bad of shape. I would say uh because they’re still gon na garner almost the same amount of money as one that is in decent shape, so yeah a great truck. I highly suggest you guys pick one of these bad boys up and also. I want to appreciate you guys for watching my videos.