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Fully modifying an 1/18 torment

Cubekid1315

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Recently got a 1/18 torment and was considering modifying it, and well go big or go home...
How can I fully modify this thing, like best parts best motor, best everything?
Can you guys help me out?
 

Cubekid1315

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I literally want to replace every part I can, upgrade the motor, make it as fast, as durable, and as robust as possible.
 

slick2500

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Recently got a 1/18 torment and was considering modifying it, and well go big or go home...
How can I fully modify this thing, like best parts best motor, best everything?
Can you guys help me out?
First you picked a horrible platform to want to modify.

I had the 1/18 Ruckus and pretty much gave the turd away instead of trying to fix it. I had the thing for all of 3 days and the rear diff started clicking because the butter soft gears stripped out, oh and you can't just buy a diff or the gears for it you have to buy an entire bulkhead at $24 a pop when that happens or you have to spend $23 plus shipping from the UK for diffs out of a Carisma GT14B and the Hot Racing steel cvds for the 1/18 Ruckus/Torment/Roost. The stock shock caps blow out when just driving it around normally. There is so much slop in everything it is impossible to drive straight down the road. Finding replacement tires can be a chore.

You could throw all the upgrades available at the 1/18 Torment and still not be anywhere close to the box stock durability of a Tacon Thriller Brushless. Save yourself some money leave the Torment alone and buy a Tacon Thriller Brushless and live happily ever after.
http://www.nitrorcx.com/25c109-14-thriller-sct-red-brushless.html
http://www.nitrorcx.com/25c109-14-thriller-sct-blue-brushless.html
http://www.nitrorcx.com/25c109-14-thriller-sct-white-brushless.html

But since you asked.
Here are some threads discussing these vehicles and their issues.
https://www.rctech.net/forum/micro-mini-scales/787994-ecx-1-18-ruckus-torment-official-thread.html
https://ecxforum.com/threads/1-18-ruckus-differential-problems-and-upgrades-discussion.295/
 
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Cubekid1315

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First you picked a horrible platform to want to modify.

I had the 1/18 Ruckus and pretty much gave the turd away instead of trying to fix it. I had the thing for all of 3 days and the rear diff started clicking because the butter soft gears stripped out, oh and you can't just buy a diff or the gears for it you have to buy an entire bulkhead at $24 a pop when that happens or you have to spend $23 plus shipping from the UK for diffs out of a Carisma GT14B and the Hot Racing steel cvds for the 1/18 Ruckus/Torment/Roost. The stock shock caps blow out when just driving it around normally. There is so much slop in everything it is impossible to drive straight down the road. Finding replacement tires can be a chore.

You could throw all the upgrades available at the 1/18 Torment and still not be anywhere close to the box stock durability of a Tacon Thriller Brushless. Save yourself some money leave the Torment alone and buy a Tacon Thriller Brushless and live happily ever after.
http://www.nitrorcx.com/25c109-14-thriller-sct-red-brushless.html
http://www.nitrorcx.com/25c109-14-thriller-sct-blue-brushless.html
http://www.nitrorcx.com/25c109-14-thriller-sct-white-brushless.html

But since you asked.
Here are some threads discussing these vehicles and their issues.
https://www.rctech.net/forum/micro-mini-scales/787994-ecx-1-18-ruckus-torment-official-thread.html
https://ecxforum.com/threads/1-18-ruckus-differential-problems-and-upgrades-discussion.295/
Per usual I will consider your advice, not do I and continue on my path of stupidity, realizing at the end you were right but still thank you for your advise and guidance. I will keep updated on how this “adventure” goes!
 
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