So here it is number two in our 2020 best rc car of the year, and it was no mistake. You know after we ran it after i talked to people. I still stand by my choice for 300 bucks with remote. You get this very cool, very capable and most important, very endearing or a vehicle that you have fun with and you get attached to and in the end that’s. What the hobby is all about right, a christmas present to number one – and this is a good one and it’s so different from all your other vehicles that you know fall in love with it. So what are the five best upgrades? This is really cool because it’s not like the same as my all my other lists, you know all my other lists are like yeah wheels. Yeah tires yeah put some brass that’s three right there, this one, you won’t, hear that from me. So the number one upgrade for this vehicle is it’s. Free, too kinda is fix the shocks. So when you get this the shocks, don’t move, you press it hard and then it’ll start moving. Хорошо, but and so what happens? Is a lot of people either fix their shocks or buy new shocks? You know my friend john holmes. You know bought new shocks right away, but incision shocks are like 100 bucks at least traction shocks, element rc, shocks, 100, 70 Кому 100.. So i said hold on hold on these look like pretty cool shocks, они, nice and big.
Знаешь, let me give them a chance before we fired up them, because not only are they locked up, you know they just seize up and what they do. Is they put so much preload on them just to fight the shocks they go. Man there’s something wrong with this, so i think what happened is some tech in the back room decided to put some cooking oil or some mineral oil or some crap oil in the shocks? Because the shocks are nice? Big bore, you know nice, nice and smooth activation. They put some bad oil, so i said before before i messed this thing up or spent a lot of money. Let me put some 25 weight shock oil 25. I normally put 30 but i said: go 25, give it make it free moving. The other thing i did is put some green slime, Я, not sure if i needed it, but hey it’s hanging around so look what happened boom boom every time. This thing is sitting for a week no problem, and i took her to the trail actuating like a boss. Хорошо, so fix the shocks dump all the shock oil uh clean. It out make sure there’s, no traces that that poison, that cancer and uh put the new shock oil 25 вес, put the green slime where the seals are and boom, and while i was at it, i found there was these 10 millimeter shock limiters. What shock limiters do? Is they stop the action you know? So i think 30 of the the action is stopped, and why do they do that? I think they did it for the front, because the front you know they travel a little deep and it might uh interfere with the body but i’m willing to deal with that at the very least, take it out on the rear, because there is no interference there Whatsoever and you get, what do you get articulation? Хорошо, so number one is the shocks right.
Number two is get a driver. Хорошо, if you look at the the footage of this vehicle uh with no driver, it looks so dumb. I don’t know i’m, not sure why i mean none of my other cars have drivers, but because it’s, an open convertible with such a deep bed and a jeep and oh everything going on it looks dumb. Also the steering wheel is turning. So it looks like a ghost is turning it, so all you need to do is get a driver. So you’ll see my footage with the driver. It looks so much better and what you want to do with the driver is you get a 12 inch driver or 11 inch driver it’s a little bit tall, but you know it’s actually kind of realistic, because the steering wheel is big and windshield is big and Whatnot, if you had loose arms, you know maybe that his arms will go like this. You know these arms are kind of stiff. So what you want to do when you get your driver, you might have to chop the legs off: uh nobody’s ever gon na notice. So do something to shorten that stuff. The the the seat is too high it’s like a baby seat. This is just a a side effect of of what i’m going to call this of of bodies because they need a battery in there. So everything is elevated high. So what you do is you remove the cushion, so this guy was sitting up right here.
Remove this and boom it’s there and you’re not nobody’s, going to notice that it’s there if you’re noticing it. You can just replace this. Take this this little canvas thing off. Um and and make it really thin, so you’ll still get your realism but it’s going to sit right and you want to mount them with rubber bands um you don’t want to you want to you. Don’T want to wedge him or what they call a screwman or or or a zip tie. You know maybe some rubber bands, because you know when he’s swaying around the rubber bands, allow some movement so one on the waist like like a seat belt, and maybe one one one in here, so you want to give them a little bit of sway. That way. It looks more realistic. Хорошо, Нво, maybe a link to the you know. This is like a 19 20 um soldier that i got his period incorrect. Obviously he looks like desert storm and this is world war ii vehicle, but what the heck so that’s number two right. Number three thing you want to do with a vehicle like this is personalize it so number one i would. I suggest is paint that engine okay put some silver in there. Chrome it out, put some dirt, maybe a rat’s nest. Whatever you want paint it up. Uh put some uh put a machine gun, Знаешь, do what you want, make it your own. You know that way.
You don’t look like every other guy. О, by the way, i have a tip for you guys since you uh stuck around this video this collapses, but i always felt like i’m gon na break it there’s a lock here. All you need to do is push it here and that unlocks it boom. You can also magnet mount this not magnet mount but put a magnet here, so it doesn’t it doesn’t knock around while you’re driving, because you can drive around like this looks pretty darn cool uh. Также, when you crash uh, you you, you um bump your driver, but you don’t break this all right, so that’s uh how many we got three right, so we’re going to go for personalize and customize we’re going to go for number four. So this body has a super nice pivot mount. It has two body clips here which are impossible to get to because they’re blocked by the bumper mount, but once you get them out boom, it swivels like that. You have a little rod like this boom boom. So you can work on it, but all you need to do is right here, put a magnet, magnet here, magnet there you can epoxy them, but basically screw them on and that way it’s locked and some of these magnets. They take like five pounds worth of force to lift them up so perfect tension, they’re not going to release on you, и вы знаете,, when you’re in a pivot mount there’s, no chance the body was going to separate it might open if you just roll it over.
Как 15 Раз, but really what you get is usability you might not. Even oh you’ll still need your rod, but you know you won’t need your body clips anymore, Хорошо, so last last few upgrades um, you know we always say change the servo change, the change, the tires or change the wheels very expensive stuff right. So the last thing i want to say is change the servo horn. This is plastic. You want to steal one uh, get a steel one and get one that’s longer that way. You have full actuation of your steering. One thing really cool with uh tires that are this small: is it doesn’t get away with the steering, so you can get your full actuation. These have universals, so you could really just crank it up and whatnot, and finally, i’ll give you guys some bonus tips um. This bumper, this this vehicle, is really capable it’s crazy, but these bumpers are in the way you can’t push them in you, Не, like flip them or whatnot. So if you wanted some options, um and the reason why they’re that far sticking out is because of the tires you know when you’re turning, you know right there, millimeter clearance, basically that’s about us as as far as we go, so what you can do, if you Want a little bit more performance is either you buy a second one or cut these cut them so uh, then you can you can push them in right, so customize uh and you don’t have to do it.
Но вы знаете,, if you want to show up your friends uh, they think you have a you know. Just just a shelf queen, you want to show show them how they can perform. You know you could do it that way. The opinion, the opinion i wish you could change it because it’s this thing is super fast and you can improve your modulation, but i don’t know how to i don’t know how to change it. You know it’s it’s, a it’s, a self contained Music transmission right on the motor. So if you guys know how tell me put in the comments, but the other thing that i would advise folks if they want to get a little higher performance, just change the esc, the esc doesn’t quite have enough control. If you can’t change the pinion right, but the reverse is so wild it just it just jerks around so fast. So that would be my advice, but there you go there’s. Также. You can also put a net a roof on it and it’s it’s a factory product from rock hobby 20, and you also have a trailer, a link to those as well. I they look cool, but i haven’t really tried them, они, they’re underway to me all right, but there you go rock hobby, Один, six mb scaler five best upgrades. Maybe i gave you like seven, but you know hey it’s christmas, благодаря тонну, Музыка, То есть, good Music.