It’s a good idea to put together a kit of spare parts if
you are going to be doing a lot of racing. If your track
has a hobby shop on the premises, your kit can be
on the small side. However, it is annoying to have
to run to the store every time you need a screw. RC
Screwz offers full screw kits for nearly every RC car
and truck so that you can have a full suite of screws
available in your toolbox. It is also a good idea to have
a spare set of some of the most vulnerable parts of
the truck like camber and steering links and a set of
A-arms. Sometimes the best way to keep spare parts
is to purchase a cheap used truck of the same brand
to have as a parts truck to scavenge at a moment’s
notice. Having a comprehensive set of spares can save
the day when it inevitably all goes wrong.
Another important body feature is a spoiler. A spoiler will create downforce and keep
your truck glued to the track. Most short course kits do not have spoilers as standard
kit. Check with your track to make sure they are legal. Then get a scrap piece of Lexan
and cut it the width of the rear bumper and about 1.5 inches high. Bend the Lexan
so that the top inch is at a 60 degree angle to the ground. Use the bottom half inch to
servo tape or screw it to the bumper of your body.
You don’t see too many short course trucks with spoilers but if added it will increase rear traction. Just make sure they are legal to run at your local track.