All cars run on roads but a few monster trucks, dune buggies and others go off roads. Gas RC Cars who realistically imitate the real cars also do this. So we have off-road Gas RC Cars that don’t need to be confined to roads, racetracks and other smooth surfaces to race on. Instead they race on dirt tracks, beaches, dirty fields, mud, grass lands, fields with short vegetation or rocky grounds, ascend slopes, or jump over obstacles. Any rough terrain they can take on.
Obviously, they need powerful engines equipped with four-wheel drive, large oversized wheels with rubber tires, and also they must be as large as possible. So, the 1/8 scale buggies and off-road trucks became popular. But there are also the 1/10 scale Gas RC buggies and off-road Gas RC trucks to 1/20 scale versions, each with their own popularities and capabilities.
However, the most popular 1/8 scale off-road Gas RC Cars are powered by .21 size 8-port pull start engines delivering up to an astonishing 3.5 hp to run the cars well over 30 mph.
To help handle the steep inclines and overcome obstacles, they usually have large sticky rubber tires with knobbed or grooved treads for easy grip of ground. This is the most striking feature of their body and unlike the on-road RC cars. They also have very strong and sophisticated suspension, shock absorber systems and other subsystems to withstand the rough handling.
They require 12 AA batteries for the two-channel radio control unit and a C-size battery for the glow plug ignition. For a few more bucks, you can get a sturdy drive train and chassis, 3-shoe clutch, ball bearings on moving parts, tuned exhaust pipes, or dual disk brakes to add more punch.
The following types of Gas Off-Road RC cars can be found:
1. A buggy model that has bigger rear tires and thin front tires.
2. A truck model that has big rubber tires on all wheels.
3. A monster truck that as the name indicates has very large tires on all four wheels and is the biggest of them all.
Kyosho, OFNA, Traxx, Tamiya are a few of the manufacturers who make very powerful off-road Nitro RC cars in a 1/8 scale as well as a 1/ 10 scale. HPI Savage 25, HPI Nitro Rush, Traxxas T-Maxx, Traxxas Rustler, Traxxas E-Maxx, Associated RC10GT, Traxxas Rustler, Traxxas E-Maxx, OFNA Titan RTR, Tamiya TNX, and Tamiya Terra Crusher are a few noteworthy off-road Gas RC Car models.
So, when you drive the popular ‘Tamiya Terra Crusher’, people cannot help but stare at you and your new Off Road Gas RC Car in admiration!