A great addition to your RC vehicle for winter running is a set of RC Snowmobile Tracks. I know they are on the expensive side when compared to paddle tires, But they do work better. The RC Snowmobile tracks provide a larger ground contact area, which helps to disbute the wieght of the RC vehicle to keep it from sinking down into the snow.
Sandmobile Snowmobile Tracks
Integy makes a great rc snowmobile track for your 1/10 scale RC cars and trucks. These tracks can be used on the rear of 2wd vehicles or on the front and rear of 4wd vehicles.
The tracks are very easy to install. All you need to do is remove the wheels from the RC,
Pop off the wheel hex nut and slide the snowmobile track on to the axle. Make sure to line up the axle pins in the groove on the inside of the track assembly. Using the tool that comes with the snowmobile tracks, install the axle wheel nut and tighten down.
I have these RC snowmobile tracks installed on two of my RC cars. One of them is the Traxxas Rustler 4×4 vxl, I have the tracks on all 4 corners. The second one is Traxxas Slash 2wd vxl, I have the snowmobile tracks on the rear and T-bone racing snow skis on the front.
Buy RC Snowmobile Tracks Here.
Attempted to Run Snowmobile Tracks
Over the weekend I attempted to run these cars with the tracks installed. The Rustler 4×4 did not run maybe 1 minute before one of the tracks broke. I was able to fix it up and try again. This time, not 2 minutes of lit running and all the rest of the tracks broke. These tracks were just purchased, and this was the very first run with these snowmobile tracks. I have contacted the company and am awaiting replacements.
Once I receive them, I will update this post. Below is the video of my attempt to run with the tracks.
2 thoughts on “RC Snowmobile Tracks”
Did the replacements come in? Does the rustler run good with these tracks on? They look really cool.
Yes, The replacement tracks have come in and have been installed. I have not yet gotten the chance to update my article.
The rustler does not run so good with snowmobile tracks on it. The fluid in the diffs is to thin, so it lets them slip. To run these on the rustler, you need to add thicker diff fluid (5000k) that tightens up the diffs and then it runs great.