High-Detail Hilux

High-Detail Hilux

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Submitted By
Zach Audet
Ste Agathe des monts, Quebec, Canada
Build Information
Readers Ride Title High-Detail Hilux
Vehicle Class Scale, Rock Crawler
Chassis Brand RC4WD
Chassis Model Trail Finder 2
Body Brand RC4WD
Body Model Toyota Hilux
Power System Electric
Electric Motor Brand and Model Axial 27T
Speed Control Brand and Model Hobbywing 1060 ESC
Battery Brand and Model Gens Ace 2S 5000mAh
Wheels and Tires Brand and Model RC4WD stamped steel 1.55" wheels with Pit Bull Rock Beast 1.55" tires
Shocks Brand and Model RC4WD Superlift shocks
Axles Brand and Model RC4WD Yota 2
Paint Brand and Model Krylon Bahama See Blue with rust-color base coat
Scale Accessories Brand and Model RC4WD Warn 9.5CTI winch with wireless winch controller
Light System Brand and Model RC4WD Mojave light kit
Radio System Brand and Model Savox 1270TG servo with a Spektrum Dx3R radio
Other Options Brand and Model Custom back window protector/headache rack
Custom rear-mount esc plate/wiring
Fabricated 22-gauge steel oversize front shock towers
Custom aluminum skid plates
Handmade mud flaps front and rear
Custom “distressed” muffler/exhaust pipe
Further Description/Back Story It’s been more than 2 years since Zach first showed us his RC4WD Trail Finder 2 Toyota Hilux. Back then he had just started down the road to modding it, and the transformation to the truck we see today is striking. He’s fabricated a bunch of parts for it: A rear window protection screen, front and rear mud flaps, aluminum skid plates for the front end and transfer case, and a scale exhaust system. He also went to town in the RC4WD custom parts catalogue, snagging a set of Yota 2 axles with ARB diff covers, Superlift scale shocks and the Superlift steering rod kit, a Warn 9.5CTI winch with wireless winch controller, and the Mojave light kit. For power Zach chose an Axial 27T motor with a Hobbywing 1060 controller running on a 2s 5000mah Lipo from Gens Ace. I all rolls on Pitbull rock beast 1.55" tires on RC4WD black stamped steel wheels. But it’s the surface detailing that really drives this one home. The Krylon Bahama Sea Blue rattle-can base coat has been treated to some extreme wear and tear with airbrushed faux rust and soot from a Tamiya weathering kit, finished off with a black wash to make the details stand out. He also cut the front edge of the fenders and the grille for an authentic crawler look. Zach says he’s put countless hours into the build and countless more running it in Class 1 competitions. He has even more plans for the Hilux, and you can follow his progress by checking out “ZRC_Customs” on Instagram, YouTube and Twitter.

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