Pick & Mount a trail truck Body
Improve your truck’s performance with little to no money!
BY Kevin HetmansKi
It’s a great tIme to be In the rC hobby, especially if
you’re into scale vehicles. There are many choices out there
and the performance of the vehicles is pretty impressive.
A big draw for people is their realistic look. But what if you
don’t like the stock body?
The great thing about hobby grade RC is that there are
always parts and pieces that you can use to make your vehicle
stand out, and truly make it your own. Getting a new body is the
best way to make that happen, but for some, the choices can
be a little overwhelming. You have to figure out which body
out of the many available
will fit your truck, and
then there’s the issue of
mounting. I’ll take you
through the steps of
picking out the right body
for your rig and how to get
it perfectly mounted.
MEASURE THE WHEELBASE
Before you pick out a body, find out what your truck’s
wheelbase is so you can match it up with the proper
size. This information can generally be found in the
truck manual or on the manufacturer’s website.
If that info isn’t available, you can measure the
distance between the centers of each wheel to get the
wheelbase measurement. You can also head to your
local hobby shop and measure the wheelbase of the
body there and compare it to your truck.
Measure the distance between the centers of the wheels to get the
truck’s wheelbase if you can’t find the information online or in the
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