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How To Build Your Own RC Car Or Truck With Custom Kits

29th Nov 2021

How to Build Your Own RC Car or Truck with Custom Kits

There are just so many great ready-to-run RC cars on the market that you might be tempted to think that remote control car kits for beginners have sort of vanished from the market. Nothing could be further from the truth.

There’s also a bigger collection of parts than ever for you to put together the car of your dreams regardless of your personal skill level and any tools you might currently have on hand. We’ve put together a great selection at the RC Superstore so that you can find something that fits the exact level you’re at right now.

Build Your Own RC Truck or Car Using These Custom Kits

Those who are just starting out with the hobby might not be overly concerned with the overall speed and handling characteristics of any model that they have. Alternatively, those who are growing in their hobby might find that the additional joy of building an RC vehicle from scratch is supremely important to them.

Best of all, building them now can help you get experience that will help you in the hobby later on. Check out these best build your own RC car kit options and see if you don’t suddenly get a huge adrenaline rush of inspiration.

Traxxas TRX-4 4WD Crawler Kit Chassis

Traxxas TRX-4 4WD Crawler Kit Chassis w/TQi 2.4GHz

When you think of remote control car kits for beginners, you probably wouldn’t think of something with this many parts. That being said, these chassis kits come ready to assemble with a full-color instruction guide so they shouldn’t prove to be a problem for an enthusiastic younger fan of the sport of racing.

On the other hand, the included TQi quad-channel 2.4GHz transmitter and waterproof servos should please even the most discerning and serious driver. You could say that this is an ideal option for almost anyone who wants to put together a great Traxxas vehicle and enjoy the benefits of real working shocks at the same time.

These TRX-4 4WD kits should otherwise work similarly to what you’d find if you used any comparable RTR model. That being said, you have the option of customizing it as you go, which means you might end up actually getting greater performance numbers out of it.

Traxxas TRX-4 Sport Crawler Kit

Traxxas TRX-4 Sport Crawler Kit w/Body & Scale Accessories, No Electronics

Any unassembled RC car kit is a great way to enter into one of the most exciting aspects of the hobby. If you’re looking into really doing everything yourself you might want to consider this Sport Crawler kit.

It doesn’t come with electronics, so you can pick whatever modules you feel would suit it best. Those who want something with a little more power, and those who prefer to save on battery power, can certainly invest in a beefier motor.

For that matter, you might want to invest in a special battery pack and charger in order to dramatically reduce the risk that you’d end up running out of juice while you’re out on the trails.

Enjoy Complete Freedom

Select the electronic speed control circuit, servo system, transmitter, and motor that you’re most excited to test out. You can pick a more mild system that’s designed for casual driving, or a souped-up one that’s perfect for those who have to absolutely dominate at the track.

Consider using parts that are lighter if you’re starting to get into the stunt aspect of the hobby. Those who are just beginning to stunt drive, and may not be entirely sure that they’re going to want to stick with it, could always swap these out later on.

The choice is completely yours, so you won’t have to feel like you’re beholden to anyone else’s rules. Since the kit comes with a pre-cut, clear body and an expedition rack with scale-model accessories, you can start putting it together as soon as you have all the electrical pieces to get it running.

Traxxas Stampede 4×4 XL-5 Kit

Traxxas Stampede 4x4 XL-5 Kit with Electronics

Those who are looking for something a little more complete might want to try the Stampede kit. Perhaps one of the most popular vehicles on the tracks these days is the AWD version of the Traxxas Stampede. Now, you’re free to put together your own version of this unique and often dominant vehicle.

This kit includes all the electronic modules and circuits needed to get it running, along with a transmitter and receiver. It also includes a steering servo and the battery pack, as well as a charger. With these, you won’t have to worry about picking up anything else.

While Traxxas certainly isn’t a brand that’s associated with beginner components in the negative sense, this is probably a good kit for those who’ve never built something with this level of sophistication in the past. On the other hand, it’s something that’s more than stable enough to grow with the user and even advanced scale model operators are going to fall in love with this one.

Swap Out Parts with Ease

Naturally, any of the included parts could be swapped out later on if desired. You’ll be able to save those parts for future use if you’d like. They’re built to the same stringent specifications used when making any Traxxas components, which means that they’ll hold up to quite a lot of usage.

Eventually, you might want to start changing pieces out here and there as time goes on. When you do, we’ll have all of the necessary car and truck parts for you to completely revamp your racer whenever you feel that the time is right for a little change.

Select Your Race Car Kit From RC Superstore

No matter what skill level you might be at, there’s an RC kit out there for you. Better still, you don’t have to feel like you need to build a kit based on someone else’s preferences.

With the sheer number of diverse options offered by Traxxas and the other brands that we carry, you’re empowered to build the best RC car for you. Fortunately, you don’t have to go it alone, either. At RC Superstore, we understand that it can quickly get overwhelming to sort through all of your options.

Our crew is always on the lookout for new parts and kits, so you can trust that our catalog is curated to contain only the highest quality parts and products. To find out more about how to build your own RC vehicle from a kit, reach out to our team today.