Crossrace Remote Controlled Rock Crawler Review

Struggling to find a decent Remote controlled Rock Crawler for Christmas this year ? Well, then this might be a review worth reading for you. It’s not a top of the range RC car, but at its low price, it isn’t too bad.

BESTSELLER NO. 1
Axial RC Truck 1/24 SCX24 2019 Jeep Wrangler JLU CRC 4WD Rock Crawler Brushed RTR, White, AXI00002V2T1
  • 3-Link front and 4-link rear suspension provides optimal handling.
  • Two LED lights are included in the front bumper for night driving.
  • Realistic steel frame rails add strength.
  • True, full-time 4-wheel-drive.
  • Comes with ESC, motor, and servo already installed.
BESTSELLER NO. 2
RC Rock Crawler WPL C24 RC Truck 4x4 Remote Control Crawler 1/16 Full Scale, 2.4Ghz Radio Controlled Off-Road All Terrain Car Kids RC Toy Climb Semi Truck RTR Trailer (Red)
  • 🚗【Proportional teering】Designed with a 1:16 Scale, Remote Control Truck is like a real racing off-road car. With 2.4GHz transmitter strength, its strong transmitter power means no signal interference if multiple players race at the same time. Amazed by its proportional steering, make it different from any other offroad rc truck
  • 🚗【A Maximum Speed of 20km/h】RC Crawlers is powered by a 2 wheel drive motor system that can push the buggy car to a maximum speed of 20km/h. With four options-forward, backward, left and right-it is easy to operate. Both children and adults can master operations easily
  • 🚗【High Performance】Motor with overheat protection, combined with a 7.4V 500mAh in-car battery pack with charge protection, you can enjoy the fun of driving for about 25+ Mins a time with this remote control car
  • 🚗【Conquer All Terrains】 The front and rear 4 wheel drive provide powerful torque-speed that allows the car to climb rocky and uneven surfaces. This All-terrain off-road car has no problem running on sand, Rock or concrete road, carpet, tiles, mud, pavements, grass, etc
  • 🚗【Best Gift for Kids】The Remote Control Car is the best choice for your kids to race with friends and share happy times with family, being a hit on the birthday, Christmas, and other holiday parties! Two-Month refund and One-Year free exchange. We are always available to support your needs or concerns
BESTSELLER NO. 3
Redcat Racing TC8 Marksman RC Crawler – 1/8 Scale Brushed Electric Trail Crawler Off Road Rock Crawler RC Truck – 2.4Ghz Radio Controlled Waterproof Off Road Car – Great for All Terrain – Green
  • ULTIMATE TRAIL DRIVING EXPERIENCE – TC8 Marksman features XR247 axles, 1.5mm thick c-channel rails, digital servo, and proven suspension setup for outstanding performance. Its precision gearing provides loads of power and more than enough wheel speed to make it over stubborn obstacles.
  • WELL-BALANCED TC8 1:8 SCALE CHASSIS – It uses an oversized TC8 chassis platform, developed around 2.2" wheels with adaptability in mind. It features a front-mounted motor, centrally-mounted divorced transfer case and a battery tray for an excellent weight distribution over rough surfaces.
  • HIGH-QUALITY BRUSHED ELECTRONICS – With the HobbyWing 80A ESC and Holmes Hobbies 13T 550 brushed motor, it is a highly capable trail crawler. This combination is reliable, super smooth, and has incredibly accurate low end throttle control for the most technical trails. It comes with 2.4Ghz radio control.
  • SCRAPE AWAY PAINT SYSTEM – The crawler is painted with different color quality paint on the inside and outside of the body shell. As the outer green layer of paint is scraped away when grinding through rocky canyons, a rusty metal looking color is revealed beneath. This adds even more realism and excitement.
  • A FUN GIFT FOR KIDS OF ALL AGES – With its exceptionally exciting features, our TC8 Marksman makes a great gift for kids, adults, or any trail crawler fan. It will let them enjoy a quality fun time with their friends and family.
BESTSELLER NO. 4
Redcat Racing RC Crawler 1/10 Scale Gen8 V2 International Scout II Off Road Rock Crawler RC Truck – 2.4Ghz Radio Controlled Waterproof Off Road Car – Great for All Terrain – Green
  • INNOVATIVE ROCK CRAWLER TRUCK – With innovative and exciting features, Redcat Racing Gen8 V2 International Scout II Truck is a perfect choice for anyone looking for a high-performance rock crawler with limitless potential. Its front-mounted 17T 550 brushed motor can generate more power stability
  • EXCELLENT ALL-TERRAIN DRIVING EXPERIENCE – True to scale, licensed Interco IROK Super Swamper tires and functional 1.9 beadlock wheels pull the Gen8 V2 through the roughest stone terrains. It offers 73.4mm of ground clearance, a 61-degree approach angle, and a 39.5-degree departure angle for the best user experience.
  • LED READY BODY & BUMPERS – The Gen8 V2 Scout II comes with four LED headlight mounts, four front bumpers and two rear bumpers LED mounts. Install the Redcat plug and play 16-LED light system (#RER11650)(Not Included) specifically designed for the Gen8 to create an ultra-realistic look for lighting up the trail at night.
  • EASY FITMENTS TO ADJUST GEARING – The Gen8 V2's over-built transmission and transfer case feature massive Mod 1 gears, designed for hardcore crawling. You can adjust your gearing to fit the most motor and driving styles with easy fitment of 9T to 23T pinion gears allowing gear ratios of 28.12 to 71.85.
  • A FUN GIFT FOR KIDS & ADULTS – The Gen8 V2 makes it easy to conquer any type of terrain. The scale truck makes a great gift for kids, adults, and off-road racing lovers. Take it outdoor to spend a quality fun time with your friends and family.
SaleBESTSELLER NO. 5
Rc Car, NQD Remote Control Monster Truck, 2.4Ghz 4wd Off Road Rock Crawler Vehicle, 1:16 All Terrain Rechargeable Electric Toy for Boys & Girls
  • 【Excellent Driving Experience】 Equipped with a 2.4Ghz radio controller, you can easily control it. Its four-wheel drive and front and rear dual motors, give this speed car a strong power. It is ready to run, you can move easily and steadily on any terrain.
  • 【Extened Entertainment Time】 To make you enjoy completely, it is equipped with 2 rechargeable batteries. Each 3.7V 1200 mAh battery can be used about 45 mins when fully charged. The 2 batteries are used alternately, giving you extra long entertainment time.
  • 【Longer Service Life】 Our RC car is equipped with four non-slip tires and each wheel is equipped with a suspension shock absorber. So you can definitely imagine that it can support accidentally dropped and unstable ground, which protect the car from damage.
  • 【Superior Adaptability】 You can easily control it on a variety of terrains, such as flat grassland, muddy roads, loose sandland,etc.Also, two or more RC vehicle can be racing together without remote confusion.You will experience the extreme power and speed.
  • 【High-quality After-sales Service】Please scroll down to "product guides and documents" in the "Product details" section to download the "User Manual (PDF)". The NQD team promises that product quality comes first, If you have any questions about the product, please contact our after-sales mailbox, we will reply in time and provide you with a satisfactory solution.
SaleBESTSELLER NO. 6
The perseids RC Truck 1/16 Scale RC Rock Crawler 2.4Ghz 4WD Remote Control Offroad Car WPL RC Semi Trucks and Trailer All Terrain Cars, Racing Vehicles Brushed RTR Ideal Gift for Kids and Adults Red
  • 【High simulation】: 1/16 full scale car with spare tire. Forward/backward, left/right turn function. LED lights enable off-road trucks to drive at night. High-quality tires can easily drive on deserts, grasslands, muddy terrain, rugged paths or hillsides.
  • 【Strong and drop resistant】: The body is made of high-quality ABS material, non-toxic, tasteless, safe and environmentally friendly. The metal chassis makes the semi-truck vehicle strong enough to support heavy loads and avoid collisions.
  • 【2.4Ghz Transmitter】: The 2.4Ghz remote control has the functions of high frequency, fast response and long control distance, so that you will not receive radio interference when playing with the remote control car.
  • 【Suspension Damping System】: The suspension system is equipped with four suspension springs, which can protect the semi-truck from vibration caused by rugged roads and make the driving more stable.
  • 【Good choice for gifts】: This remote control truck is designed with a realistic military truck function, which can cultivate children's motor skills and imagination. Very suitable for graduation gifts and birthday gifts for children. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us, we will try our best to solve the problem within 24 hours.
BESTSELLER NO. 7
Body Decal Sets for Element RC Enduro Sendero 1/10 Scale Radio Controlled Rock Crawler (Rusted)
  • 6 piece body decal kit includes: 4- pieces for the sides. 1- Center hood Stripe. 1- Tailgate inlay. 1
  • Bonus: Each set also includes a set of 20 scale bumper/window stickers.
  • Easy to apply. Instructions are shown in last photo.
  • Made in the USA from high quality Automotive grade vinyl. Decals are laminated after printing for a Durable, High Gloss finish.
  • Numerous styles to choose from. More coming soon.
BESTSELLER NO. 8
Cheerwing 1:10 Scale Rock Crawler 4WD Off-Road Remote Control Truck Large Hobby RC Car for Adults
  • 1/10 Scale Trail Crawler: Real 1:10 Scale large remote controlled truck, powered with high capacity & high power 2500mAh Rechargerbale Battery.
  • Powerful 550 Brushed Motor: 4X4 Off-Road Four-Wheel Drive System, equiped with 550 brushed motor, providing a maximum traction on all terrains like desert, rock, grass, sand or concrete road, offers excellent off-road performance on driving and climbing.
  • Waterproof Electronic System: High-Speed Ball Bearings, High-Power and High-Performance Waterproof Brushed ESC, Special 6KG/CM High Torque Metal Gear Waterproof Servo, Special Waterproof Receiver, with Fully-sealed Gear Cover, make the car able to drive normally even though in water.
  • 2.4Ghz Remote Control and 2 Modes: 2.4Ghz Remote Controller with a range up to 250 feet, allows you to play a match with your friends without any interference. Special Mode Switch Design for different operation habits, players can switch Mode 1 to Mode 2 by themselves.
  • More Tough and Durable: All Steel Suspension / Steering Links and Rail Chassis Frame improve the truck rigidity, make it more tough and durable. We also offer replacement parts, please feel free to contact us, our customer service team will response in 24 hours ASAP.
SaleBESTSELLER NO. 9
NKOK Mean Machines 1:16 2.4GHz RC Rock Crawler Venom (Blue), Designed for Rough Terrain Climbing, Pistol Grip Full Function Controller, Powerful Motor
  • Get your climb on with Mean Machine's 1:16 scale, radio controlled, full function Rock Crawler!
  • Its superior level of performance & innovative suspension system allows for unparalleled rock crawling adventures.
  • Driven by an incredibly powerful motor and insanely grippy tires, the ratio of chassis to super rugged body make this rock crawler ready to tackle even the toughest climbs!
  • Features include: 2.4 GHz frequency that allows 16 players to race at the same time with a range of up to 150 feet.
  • Pistol Grip Controller for full function capabilities, Real Time 4x4 & High Flex Suspension.
BESTSELLER NO. 10
DANCHEE RidgeRock - 4WD Electric Rock Crawler - 1/10 Scale - RTR , Blue
  • 4WD rock crawler, 2.4GHz radio, 4-mode 4 Wheel steering, 2 steering servos, Lightweight plastic chassis, Solid axles, Motors on axles (MOA), Multi link suspension, Aluminum capped oil filled shocks.
  • Tunable suspension, Adjustable ride height, Adjustable toe angle, Tunable shocks, Selectable shock positions. Realistic crawler body with molded plastic roll cage, scale offroad tires, Scale beadlock rims.
  • 2x High torque brushed electric motors, 2 in 1 ESC/Receiver, 2x Powerful steering servos, 3-channel 2.4GHz pistol grip radio w/ selectable 4-wheel steering modes.
  • Assembled & Ready to Run - Includes 7.4v 1500mAh Li-ion rechargeable battery & USB Charger cable (plugs into regular USB outlet) - Requires AA Batteries for transmitter.

Is this Remote Controlled Rock Crawler built to last ?

Well, I certainly can say it seems to be very well made. It has been used for a lot of off-road driving madness and has so far come out unscathed. It does have a few marks and scuffs, but these were expected.

In terms of design, it’s rather basic and comes nowhere near the likes of the much more expensive Metakoo Storm RC car that I own. It’s missing things like the removable fiber body and fancy looking motors and fancy looking suspension systems. Its design is based on that of a beach buggy, so it looks awesome, it even has a cockpit area that includes two seats and a steering wheel etc.

Crossrace Remote Controlled Rock Crawler

At the front and rear ends, the wheels are mounted with an extra bouncy suspension system that really makes this remote controlled rock crawler quite the off-road buggy. The system allows the suspension to the tilt the car sideways, forwards and backward for the ultimate landings over big jumps.

The shell of the car consists of plastic with panels made of thinner but strong plastic running around the outside of it. This material is excellent as it has good properties which make it survive even the worst of head on wall crashes and mid-air flip overs, of which I have had a few.

This car comes with a rechargeable battery that takes between 4 and 5 hours to charge (6 hours for the first charge). Unfortunately, a full charge only lasts 30 minutes, which isn’t all that long when you consider it takes 5 hours to fully charge the battery.

Normally with RC car’s I often find they come with a generic controller, which is usually black and bland, but this remote controlled rock crawler comes with a rather nice looking controller that is finished with a green and black color scheme, that really does make it feel like the car and the remote control are made for each other. The controller is powered by three AA batteries, although none of these come included so you will have to provide your own.

Crossrace Remote Controlled Rock Crawler

The driving experience

While most basic RC cars are built for smooth surfaces and get boring very quickly, this one is built for small off-road tracks such as the private walkway at the side of my house, which consists of trees, a rough ground full of mud, stones and sticks. This makes this area the perfect place to play with this remote controlled rock crawler.

The car is amazing on this track. It’s fun, fast and responsive, which is all anyone really wants from a remote controlled rock crawler. It handles the bumps and rough ground really well, which makes it so much fun. There even a slightly raised bump in the ground that gives it some awesome air time. It lands with quite a bounce thanks to the amazing suspension system on both sets of wheels.

It also performs well on smooth surfaces, but lets face it that’s a boring use of such a fun product. Simply put this is built for having serious fun and to use it on a smooth surface is just a waste of what it has to offer.

Overall

With only a few little flaws I can certainly recommend this for anyone who wants a cheap but extremely fun off-road remote controlled vehicle. It’s well made and very fast, the only downsides are that the design isn’t the best and the battery isn’t that good.

Disclosure

I received this product at a discounted price in return for my honest and unbiased review. This has had no effect on my overall opinion of the product.

Last update on 2022-09-25 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API