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The only issue I found was our slipper was adjusted 2 full turns too tight out of the box even for a high bite track. Turning: The Torment was good in the corners. On the high bite iHobby track it exhibited some oversteer entering corners then typically leaned over and held a good line.
The stock tires and chassis set-up generally made the Torment predictable in the corners, not darty or loose in the rear. Our Torment had the normal amount of parachute effect, but was easier to control in the air than others in its class. For instance, when stabbing the brake to bring the nose down it was more effective on the Torment than on a Slash. The Torment had about the same amount of rpm as the others in its category for bringing the nose up.
The Torment is slightly under damped, so landings were perhaps a bit harsher than others in its class, but still the Torment typically landed quite well. For instance the Gambler is simple undrivable out of the box desperately needing a shock oil change before even the first drive, the Torment can easily be driven with stock oil.
With stock oil whoops are fun but difficult to attack full tilt, throwing in some slightly heavier will help give you the ability to keep pinned wfo through the rough stuff. The chassis on the Torment is laid out like a Slash, it uses risers to get more ground clearance. This comes as an advantage in the crazy burly stuff also on grass, rocky areas, etc.
At low to medium speeds the Torment was a blast showing loads of mechanical grip, plenty of suspension travel for soaking up road joints, and generally drove like a dream. Only at higher speeds did its off road intentions drastically hurt performance. The light damping gave too much chassis roll at speed and its soft tires and foams liked to dig in and flip the truck at higher speeds. The good news is that if you indeed do most of your driving on-road it is cheap and easy to make the Torment an on-road beast.
Oh and… did I mention our shocks have yet to leak? Tires: The stock shoes on the Torment are supplied by Dynamite. The included foams are very soft, perhaps too soft except for the slipperiest of dirt surfaces. Power: Is there such a thing as too much power? If you are a noob just getting into the hobby there certainly is. The Torment comes with a fairly standard 20 turn brushed motor that puts out good, tractable, power, but not so much as to cause a noob to break their new truck in half when slamming a curb.
Our Torment was able to make some pretty respectably sized jumps and given enough traction could hold 40 foot long wheelies, not bad for its price point. Radio: The Spektrum system that comes with the Torment is worlds better than previous radios from Electrix. The included radio had a rubber grip and was very comfortable. The included trigger was also very well thought out and had an excellent fit on my finger.
The only downside of the included radio was its wheel which was made out of hard plastic. If the wheel would have had foam on it the stock radio would have felt incredible. Range was typical Spektrum, enough to get the job done but nowhere near best in class. You see… some of the members of the BSRC bash crew are excellent drivers, others are just ok, while others can break an anvil with a marshmallow. We had 4 Torment trucks and 8 drivers to wheel them like they stole them for 4 days straight.
Ok, so how big was the pile of broken parts? One broken outdrive, one stripped spur, and one stripped shock cap. Not bad at all considering the pounding all the trucks suffered at the hands of our deviant BSRC bash crew.
Another absolutely free mod is to break your motor in, check YouTube on how to water break-in the motor, this will yield better power and longer motor life. Some 40 weight Associated shock oil is dirt cheap and would make an immediate improvement in handling once pouring in. The stocker gets the job done without issue, in fact it makes the truck easier to drive for noobs, but a faster and higher torque servo will make a big difference.
As with all of our stuff, if you see us at a bash, stop by and check out the vehicles we have with us. We may let you take a test drive, and at the very least get you some stickers! It will work in a pinch, but a faster charger is the way to go. Otherwise the Torment is quick and easy to get going. Workability — 9. Car Show Rating — 8. Bash-A-Bility — 9. Seriously, the Torment can take a solid pounding with very little breakage. Fun Factor — 9. Handling — 7. Minimal tweaks can turn the Torment into a race weapon.
Power- 8. Value- 9. Big Squid Rating — 8. If you consider yourself a true basher and like short course trucks the Torment is a must have in your rc garage.
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The only issue I found was our slipper was adjusted 2 full turns too tight out of the box even for a high bite track. Turning: The Torment was good in the corners. On the high bite iHobby track it exhibited some oversteer entering corners then typically leaned over and held a good line. The stock tires and chassis set-up generally made the Torment predictable in the corners, not darty or loose in the rear. Our Torment had the normal amount of parachute effect, but was easier to control in the air than others in its class. For instance, when stabbing the brake to bring the nose down it was more effective on the Torment than on a Slash.
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