Fine Off-Road RC Cars Go All Over the Place

You might think that a remote-controled car can only go on flat surfaces or paved spots. But there are various off-road RC cars that are worth exploring too. These vehicles can head off onto rocky surfaces, power through wet conditions, and keep moving quickly even when the road conditions are a little sticky. Yet, while such a vehicle as this can last in many situations, it still helps to look at the choices you have for such a vehicle.

Typically off road RC cars have thick bodies plus strong wheels and tires. These vehicles are designed to handle a significant amount of pressure and stress while moving up and down the road.

Here are a few of the best off-roaders that you can drive around on your streets and off of them. These RC cars are all designed with appealing bodies that make them both easy to control and able work on an extensive variety of surfaces. Best of all, the technical features of each of the different cars creates a great list of fun off-road RC cars to drive

Traxxas Slash

The first of these cars to see is the Traxxas Slash. It is one of the fastest off-roaders around in that it goes at speeds of up to 60 mph. The brushless VXL engine has a waterproof body.

The lightweight organization features a silicone-filled center differential. Pressure around the vehicle is spread evenly, so that it will not shift quickly. The aluminum shocks also add a sturdy layout that keeps the Slash from experiencing too much pressure while moving about. Titanium-coats shafts also absorb energy well and resist moisture.

The 4x4 body supports the suspension movement needed for driving on off-road surfaces. Additionally, the Slash’s aluminum wheels and tires do a great job of keeping it stable and under control while exploring rugged terrains. Finally it’s light wieght steering blocks and axle nuts are added improvements to help reduce the wear and tear on this fun to drive truck.

Tamiya Ford F-350

The Ford F-350 is one of the more trusted off-road pickup trucks in the world. Tamiya has an RC version of this vehicle with an outstanding high-lift package added onto it. It’s design features a lifted main body. The distinct and classy look of the F-350 remains intact but has been designed to insure it’s internal components are well protected from wear & tear along with moisture.

Tamiya’s Ford has a steel channel that runs along inside the chassis and is paired with a series of resin cross members. This bar adds to the overall strength of the vehicle.

Another great feature, is the F-350 comes with a locking differential. With this feature,  the vehicle will be more stable and easier to control on some of the rougher surfaces you will feel obligated to take on.

Viewers will immediately notice how the high-lift setup of this RC vehicle works. The high-lift arrangement is there to accommodate larger wheels that individuals may desire. Additionally, Tamiya’s 94mm lug pattern tires allow the vehicle to move easily over rough surfaces.  Let’s not forget the individual leaf springs on each wheel which provide even more control over the suspension. Combined, these parts work to keep all  four wheels firmly on the ground while the three-speed transmission keeps the  them spinning.

Redcat Racing Shockwave

Those who are willing to use nitro fuel in their vehicles should see what the Redcat Racing Shockwave offers. It is one of many off road RC cars that run on nitro fuel, an energy source that is more concentrated than traditional fuel. It requires additional maintenance as the nitro fuel tank has to be cleaned out regularly. But when used right, the fuel creates a more powerful setup.

Designed as a racing buggy, it is a 1:10 scale model vehicle. An aluminum chassis is added to reduce it’s overall weight while the oil-filled shocks  are utilized to keep all that power on ground, no matter how rough it is. Each shock towers is fully adjustable and easy to change.

Powering the Shockwave, the 2.67cc nitro engine comes with an easy to use pull starter. Once started, the engine provides this off-road RC car’s four-wheel drive system plenty of continuous power to help it conquer almost any terain. However, it will quickly be noticed that there is no reverse avaialable.

When it comes to stopping, the composite disc brakes work to keep the vehicle under control. Redcat built the Shockwave to launch and stop on a dime. However, without the great traction provided by the tires, this kind of responsiveness and traction would not exist..

Learn more about the Redcat Racing Shockwave.

Vatos RC Storm Chariot

The Storm Chariot is the next of the off-road RC cars to explore. As an electric car, Vatos opted to provide it a lithium battery to provide this machine the energy it needs. This 1:12 scale vehicle utilizes an independent suspension system with helical springs on each tire and can travel at about 30 mph. However, this car’s transmitter only has a control range of about 50 feet or so.

One great feature, especially at this price range, is the metal gears used in the transmission and three-stage differential gear transfering all the power to the wheels.  Not only does it quietly and efficiently move all that power to the turf, but it is also very durrable compared to the typical plastic parts used.

Vatos did a good job of distributing the weight evenly along the entire length of the vehicle.  This is a great benefit when work with off-road RC cars because you have more consistent control over the vehicle on multiple terrains.

If that was not enough, Vatos added three LED lights to the vehicle. If you like driving at night, you will probably love this feature.

A Few Final Words

You must be careful when looking for the most prominent off road RC cars for 2017. You have to find only the best cars that are sturdy and can travel long distances without wearing out. Check the shocks and other power-absorbing features of each vehicle and see how well the tires and wheels can move over such surfaces.

Don’t forget to look at how it is powered. While many off-roaders are battery-powered, some require nitro fuel.

Be prepared to check around to see what is available in the world of off road cars. The various types of cars you can find today come with some very special features that make them outstanding and distinctive in their right. Choose the one that you feel is right based on your desires and ability to control such a car.