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MST 1/8 CFX-W JP1 Red Electric Off Road Car RTR
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MST 1/8 CFX-W JP1 Red Electric Off Road Car RTR
SKU: 531551R
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MST 1/8 CFX-W JP1 Grey Electric Off Road Car RTR
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MST 1/8 CFX-W JP1 Grey Electric Off Road Car RTR
SKU: 531551GR
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MST 1/8 CFX-W JP1 4WD Off Road Crawler Kit
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MST 1/8 CFX-W JP1 4WD Off Road Crawler Kit
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FMS 1/12 2006 Hummer H1 Alpha RS 4WS Electric RC Rock Crawler
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FMS 1/12 2006 Hummer H1 Alpha RS 4WS Electric RC Rock Crawler
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Love rock crawling? We have plenty of RC Rock Crawlers to choose from for every rock crawling fan.

We have the popular Traxxas TRX-4 Defender Off-Road Rock Crawler with its “out of the box” great looks and handling.

Whether you like competitive crawling over larger obstacles or you prefer the more scale look rock crawlers for hitting up the local trails, we’re sure to have something for you.


How fast do they go?

Not fast. Well, fast enough to crawl over rocks.

  • Rock crawlers: ~6kph
  • Rock racers: ~20kph

Want to go faster? Buy an electric RC truck instead.

Brushed or brushless

Go brushed unless you're very serious about rock crawling. Brushed motors are much cheaper and perform very well considering rock crawlers are only designed to go slowly.

Most rock crawlers have brushed motors as they have great low-end torque/control unlike sensorless brushless motors. If you are wanting to step it up to brushless, just make sure you get a sensored brushless setup.

I'm buying for a gift

Things to consider:

Here are a few things that you should think about when buying an RC car for someone else.

  • Where will they drive it?
    • If they live on a farm for example, they might want to drive it in the paddock or in long grass so you should look at getting an RC truck with large wheels
  • Have they had an RC car before?
    • If so, they might want something better, or different to what that have currently
    • If not, it might be best to get them a beginner level RC car
  • Make sure you have everything
    • Many cars need a battery (or fuel), charger and AA batteries for the remote controller. To check, scroll down to the bottom of the product page and see the "Required Items (Not Included)" section.
  • Packaging:
    • Most RC cars will come in either a blank cardboard box or in black plastic (no branding)
    • Most Axial cars will come packaged in the original Axial box (which has Axial's logo on the side)
    • Most Rovan vehicles come in a blank box with the words "RC CAR" on the side

Tip: Unless they've specifically asked or expressed interest in on-road RC cars, off-road vehicles are a safer bet as they are more versatile as they can drive on the road and off-road.

Are they durable?

RC rock crawlers don't go very fast so you tend to break a lot less compared to a high-performance RC truck. Most breakages for RC rock crawlers are typically around the steering system (tons of dry steering) and the drivetrain and they are under the most load. However, regardless of how strong the RC car is, it's a matter of when it will break, not if it will break. That's why parts support is essential - we stock parts for all the cars we sell so you can purchase your RC car with confidence that we'll have your back when you crash into that tree that came out of nowhere!

The answer to this question is very subjective as it's difficult to measure the 'durability' of an RC car.

Are they waterproof?

Electric: Most electric RC cars are waterproof* - just double check in the description of the RC car you're looking at.

Fuel powered: As all fuel powered engines need air to operate there's no truly 'waterproof' fuel powered RC cars, however, there's some that have waterproof electronics which essentially makes the car 'splash proof' - never submerge a fuel powered RC car.

*Note: if you drive in water (especially salt water) make sure you clean it thouroughly. Driving in wet conditions will increase the wear and tear on components such as bearings, tyres (they can fill up with water and overload your electrics and damage the foam inserts) and various metal parts. Even if your car's electronics are waterproof, it's best to stay away from water.