But today, we’re going to talk about uh we’re, going to take a look at this truck. This is the armor notorious um. I mean this is a cool, looking truck um, just look at the body here. This is one that we took in a trade um but we’re going to do a review on it and tell you what we think about this truck. One thing i do like about this truck like a lot when you see it like this love this body and love this color. I really like this uh, this blue color. You can get it in different colors, but uh personally, i prefer this blue color, this old school kind of um, step side kind of truck, look to it and it has this special kind of paint job done on it, yeah that when you do get scratches on It like this it’s supposed to looked like the metal showing through or if it were like. It was a real truck, so you’re supposed to be able to develop a patina on your body, shell um, as it ages and i’ve known some people like paint these, so that they almost look like they’re like a rust um coming coming through um. You know it has that tonemater look to it from uh from the cars movie um. It comes. The truck comes with this uh, this standard, little spectrum, uh bottom of the range radio, the uh tx, 200 è che è, an okay radio, just basic uh radio with uh, takes four double a’s and uh.
One thing this truck does have, which is really cool. It has uh the ability to change the throttle limit here, so you can run at 50, 75 O 100. So if you’re a new vehicle owner or against your buddies, come over and you want him to let it drive, it turn it down to 50 yeah and so that he doesn’t drive your truck straight into a curb and destroy it um. So the body looks real cool comes off here: nice uh, nice reinforced roll bar on here. You can see this one’s been on its lid a few times and got some scratches on it, but the body is still holding up real good nice. Nice touch. You know because you like the body to last a long time so here we take a look underneath the truck here and we see nice big, powerful, brushless motor here. The matching esc it’s got a nice powerful, well it’s, an okay servo right. It comes with a 15kg servo yeah. It it’s a reasonable servo, but it’s not really quite powerful enough. I don’t think for this eight scale size truck. It could really do the 25 O 30 kg servo in here. But if you blow it out, you can you can you can upgrade it? This truck is made to run on 4 to 6s lipo, and this one has got. We got a 6s in here that we’re going to show it with top top battery here that we’ve got in here.
The shocks are all aluminum threaded shock bodies, so you can adjust with adjustable collars, which is a real nice touch here. On the on on this truck, um comes with the rear wing here, and it also has a wheelie bar yeah. Now something i don’t like about this truck is the wheelie bar yeah, it’s kind of flimsy and it’s so part of the way, and i don’t even think it’s ball race. I think it’s just two wheels running on an axle, so it’s gon na wear out and honestly it’s. You know you have to go a long way in the air. Before you hit the wheelie bar. If you’re getting a high powered wheelie, then you just go over drive it yeah. So i don’t like that: it’s not adjustable but i’m sure there’s aftermarket ones where you can make that different. Um i’m, just telling you what you get here on the stock truck. It comes set up, so you can run on two a pair of 2s, a pair of 3s um to make 6s or you can just run single 4s or single 5s or single 6s battery on here um. This chassis looks nice. We’Ve got this upper brace here to to help support support. The chassis comes with aluminum faceplate on the chassis and then these plastic pieces around around the side. The arms are all nicely done. Pivot ball. Suspension um inside here has got a pivot ball. Steering sorry on the pivot ball, steering in here um, so yeah it’s it’s a nice truck.
This truck sells for what 560 bucks um without a battery, so it’s it’s a fair investment here, but it it it is. It is a nice truck the tires the wheels that come on it the wheels and tire combination they’re. ok, these tires do balloon quite a bit. Credo, because they’ve got such a large sidewall but that’s a fairly common problem on any success truck yeah. The way you get around, that is, you can get yourself a belted set of tires or tires with a little bit lower profile that are not going to balloon in the same way that these do on um on success. So we’re going to run this on a 6500 6s battery 100c, so this is about as good a battery as you can buy. For for this truck yeah. I do know that if you’re only ever going to run it on single battery, then just convert the csc cut this off and just put the regular connector on here, because you do get some power loss through this through this jumper here um. You do pick up some power. If you take these off and just run it put the correct connector on there and run it direct yeah it does. It does pick you up some power um. I have heard that if you run these continuously on success, that they do have an overheat problem that the esc can shut down and go into a thermal protection mode, i’ve not seen that myself but uh uh.
You know you should never run a brushless carrot flat out for more than you know, two or three seconds anyway. They’Re not really designed to be constantly run flat out, e si sa, if you’re having a thermal overheat problem, then you want to make sure that your drivetrain is all free and you don’t have something binding up in there that you don’t have water in your tires Or anything like that which can put a higher load onto the onto the esc and perhaps drive it to the thermal shutdown i’ve not seen it myself, but i’ve heard reports of it but it’s hard to tell you hear a lot of misinformation on the old internet. Um i’m, just going to tell you my experience, um so let’s turn this on let’s um plug this in. So these are the silly spectrum connectors, but they work just fine with ec5. So we plug that in here. Um turn this on. It was already on so there we go so you can see the servo has enough power to turn these wheels. I was saying that you could do the stronger servo, but it does have enough power in it, even though it’s only 15 kg to turn these wheels with the truck sat dead still on the ground. The truck comes with these little kind of connectors do, but you’ve got to be careful with these. You think you can pull them out. You can’t pull these body pins out.
This is to stop the body pins, getting lost. Sì. You still need to grab the body. Pin and pull them out if you try and pull the body pins out when you’ve got when you’re taking the body off by these leads, they break here, Sì, quindi questo è, just another little tip. Così, when we’ll plug these in push these body pins through here and we’ll, get this truck out on the street and see what it can do they just go in well, come ho detto, Non, grab them and pull like this to get them out because that’s going To break this little, this little thing it’s a little tether. You break the little tether all right, so let’s put this on the ground: big truck, Sì lo è, pretty really uh, well there’s a problem i’m talking about with that wheelie bar straight away. We open onto that wheely bar normal silver driving and there you can see the front tires – are ballooning a little bit we’re gon na walk over here. Where you can see this truck wants to lift his front wheels all the time. Yeah you’ll probably stiffen the rear. A little bit to help stop it doing that it’s got lost it’s great in a straight line. It’S got quite a noisy, drivetrain and i’m struggling to get it up to full speed here in the parking lot, but proper wheelie just getting to ride. The wheelie is a little bit more difficult, so what i’m going to do now is i’m just going to pause the video i’m going to go get my radar gun from inside and we’ll take a look at it on the radar gun.
ok, so we’ve got the radar going here so we’re going to radar this uh we’re raid, others we’ll, take it down here. We’Ll, wait until there’s no cars coming along the street all right. This truck wants to races, he’s going real, slow you’re. Actually turning in here. Bene, i hope it got down video. You see that that’s the tires balloon in. We got down video right that’s. What i’m talking about with the tires ballooning we ain’t going to be a good doctor. We were 36 miles an hour there, so we’re back. We just blew the tire out our buddy’s just pulled up and he’s got notorious just the same with the black body, so we’re gon na do the radar gun on this one yeah. So here we go all right. Questo è stato 35, but it was nowhere near full speed. We’Ll come back here, a little bit we’ll you ready all right here we go 41. that rear tire was really him. I don’t think these tires on these trucks, and this is what our friends are reporting here. Can really take that uh that the stock tires are not uh up to snuff, as we can see here from ours, where the tire just exploded, Sì lo è, completely shredded the tire. So on this truck, i think you’re gon na end up having this problem, like what we see here, where the tires just explode and you’re going to have to buy a new tire, and you saw that live on this video with it exploding, and this truck has Not been run very much so that’s a little bit of failing in this truck, but it’s not insurmountable.
Just buy new tires or belted tires, which are a little bit heavier, but they will stop that happening. But this truck’s gon na do 45 miles an hour out of the box on a success pack without any problem at all, especially if you get the right tyres on it. So um thanks for watching and we’ll, see you next time for more live tire exploding action.