First of all, one of the most
important things is to start out with the model of RC10GT that you want. If that
means waiting a little longer so you can get one with the better options, then it will
save you in the long run. If you ever plan on upgrading to the ball-bearing or
CVD's then get the Team version with these upgrades already included as it will actually
save money in the long run. From that point on take your truck out and drive it to
get used to how the machine runs and operates, allowing yourself to get comfortable with
driving your truck.
After you have gotten a good understanding of how to
tune the engine, setting up the suspension, and driving the truck, you will be ready to
start with the upgrades. It is very important not do too many at one time. One
problem that can occur when you upgrade more than one item at a time is that it makes it
difficult to determine which modifications were beneficial and which ones weren't.
Sometimes you can figure it out, but to be on the safe side, do one upgrade at a time if
at all possible. That will make it easier to understand what that new and improved
item is doing for you (good or bad). Basic upgrades that will not modify the
performance can be done at any time such as some of the structural upgrade parts you can
get from Hammad Ghuman, for instance.
If you are fortunate enough to see this article before
you purchase your RC10GT, then here are some items that you might want to purchase and
install when you are building your kit. One of the first breakages that I had was
the brake hex hub. The one provided in the kit are plastic. Guess how long it
will last with the power the .12 provides? Hammad
Ghuman (HG) makes an alloy brake hex hub that will far outlast the cheesy plastic one
that comes in the kit.
to be continued...