Readers Rides

Axial Racing Exo Terra Trophy Truck by Richard Derry [READER'S RIDE]

Richard Derry liked the nimble speed and scale character of the Axial Racing Exo Terra buggy, but he wanted something more unique so he converted his into a lookalike Trophy Truck inspired by the Toyota driven by Ivan “Iron Man” Stewart. As you can see from the body-off shot, Richard added a bunch of aluminum [...]

Feb 02, 2016 Comments
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Axial Snow Wraith by Aaron Bailey [READER'S RIDE]

Now that we’re well into the winter months and much of the country has just received its first major snow storm, Aaron Bailey’s Snow Wraith seems a particularly appropriate machine to feature this week. We’ve admired Aaron’s Axial-based customs in past issues of RC Car Action, and this one is starts with a custom PigSnot chassis. [...]

Jan 26, 2016 Comments
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Axial SCX10 Custom Honcho by Adam Hoover [READERS RIDE]

Adam’s truck has a certain gritty, home-brewed scale look to it that really appeals to us. It looks like the kind of real truck we would build in our garage at home. He custom-welded the eco-cage and rear section himself, and added a RC4WD Mojave cab which he custom-painted to give it a home-built beater [...]

Jan 19, 2016 Comments
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Tamiya and HPI Lowriders by Demitree Baldwin [READERS RIDE]

Demitree has taken his electric touring cars in a thoroughly original direction with a little help from classic Chevy bodies from Pegasus and Parma. He has converted three cars into lowriders that look and drive the part thanks to controllable, articulating suspension. The Pegasus ’64 Impala rides on a Tamiya TT-02 chassis. There’s a Parma [...]

Jan 13, 2016 Comments
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Axial SCX10 Salvage Truck by Micheal Matthews [READERS RIDE]

Micheal gets big points for  originality with his Axial SCX10-based salvage truck. He only shared a few details — the outstanding photos do most of the talking for him. He chose an Axial 55T motor for tons of torque down low, with Castle’s SV3 speed control ensuring precise throttle management. Micheal looked to Hitec for [...]

Jan 05, 2016 Comments
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Traxxas Slash Shoebox Chevy by Anthony Stephens [READER'S RIDE]

Anthony Stephens’ ’55 Shoebox Chevy is a great example of just how versatile the Traxxas Slash platform can be. He started with a Platinum Edition Slash built on a 4WD LCG chassis and uses the stock Velineon power system. He installed an Outerwears dust shroud to keep debris out of the running gear, and topped [...]

Dec 16, 2015 Comments
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Custom Axial Wraith Crawler by Ken Takemoto [READER'S RIDE]

Ken Takemoto from Dover Delaware sent us this serious looking Axial Wraith-based crawler with Jeep-inspired body panels hand-fabricated out of .025 aluminum sheet.  The aluminum axles front and rear, steel drive shafts, and steel rollcage (modified) are all from Integy. RC4WD supplied the R2 transmission. The upper and lower links are sourced from AsiaTees. He [...]

Dec 08, 2015 Comments
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HPI Savage XL 5.9 by Ulysses Prioleau [Reader's Ride]

Ulysses wrote in to tell us that his very favorite types of article in RC Car Action are the How-to’s showing tricks for customizing and upgrading your truck. From the pics, it looks like he has been taking good notes! He tells us he did “a little” custom work to the front end of his [...]

Nov 19, 2015 Comments
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