Well, in order to describe the MT2 SS, we first have to go back to the MT2 RTR. When I first started the design of the MT2 I wanted to improve the quality and strength of the truck. As I progressed further we developed the suspension to improve the handling characteristics and make sure the truck could perform well in all situations. When it came to designing the SS kit I wanted to take it even a step further. I wanted to make a truck that could compete at the race track.
-MT2 18SS designer
The Nitro Star 18SS is a powerhouse of an engine. This thing is screaming fast and sends massive torque and power to the drivetrain. Combine that with hardened metal cut gears and innovative Outdrive Cups, and you’ll be causing dust storms on the track. Leave the competition wiping their eyes as you fly past them. Watch as the Dirt Bonz tires several hundred treads grip the earth and propel you to the finish line!
The 18SS engine provides ample power, almost too much. We had to strengthen the entire drive train with stronger materials to ensure that the truck would not break during normal running conditions. Several of our best option parts were selected to improve the overall quality of the truck, and the gearing was changed to better match the engine. Overall this truck is incredibly fast and agile.
-MT2 18SS designer
Built to handle the toughest racing environments, we used the highest spec material on the outdrive cups to provide maximum durability. Upgraded final drive gears are now made from cut metal instead of cast aluminum. So go ahead and rip it up. Fly past the competition, up and over anything an offroad track has to offer. The last thing you’ll be worrying about is your drivetrain. We’ve already taken care of it.
• adjustable slipper clutch standard
• redesigned suspension for more wheel travel
• aluminum tube header
• composite dual chamber tuned pipe
• sealed and removable radio tray
• stronger plastics for extra durability
• tough shaft drive
• fiberglass disk brake for great stopping power
• full-time 4WD
• longer redesigned assembled oil-filled coil over shocks with purple anodized aluminum shock caps
• 18 purple rubber-sealed ball bearings
• larger ball cups and dogbones for increased durability
• sealed gear differentials with stronger metal diff gears
• removable radio tray
• completely equipped with rubber-sealed ball bearings
• adjustable body posts front and rear
• 2.5mm countersunk aluminum chassis
• durable front bumper and skid plate
• spur gear protector
We made it easier than ever to manage your electronics.
The MT2 18SS comes with an easy to remove radio tray to quickly access your receivers, ESC, and battery pack.
Best of all, it's sealed agains the elements, so you know all your vital contol equipment is well protected.
This high torque, super powerful engine is perfect for "outlaw" class racers and hobbyists looking for a reliable high power engine that is easy to maintain and tune. Rated at 1.5 horsepower, this is easily one of the most powerful small block engines on the market today! The 18SS is an excellent match for any truck that will accept a small block (.12-.15 size) engine with pullstarter, and has also been tested at 60mph in HPI nitro touring cars! Equipped with a convenient pullstarter, the 18SS will also accept our #87120 HPI Roto Start System!
Are you ready to take on this 40,000 RPM nitro engine? This thing is built for speed and delivers it in large doses. Your competition won't last long, but your engine will last longer than ever due to the true ABC construction of the piston and sleeve.
The drivetrain has been upgraded throughout. From the brand new Universal Joints, to heavy duty drive cups and shafts, the power will get from the engine to the ground with little resistance.
These things are awesome! Completely designed for the hardcore racer in mind. These joints features an aluminum sleeve that covers the pin. You'll have no problem keeping these intact through whatever track condition you encounter.
You'll notice the difference as every one of the several hundred treads digs in to the dirt and sends your Nitro MT 2 18SS flying past the competition. With unique "bonz" shaped tread, internal ribbed support, and a much lighter rotational mass, these are an excellent inclusion to an already formidable kit.
This 100cc fuel tank provides enough fuel capacity keep you running when the competition needs to stop. You'll definitely be driving your MT2 18SS more with this excellent addition.
This kit is built to handle the extreme speed of the Nitro Star Outlaw 18SS engine and it does it with finesse and intensity. Keep in mind that the previous version was already a great machine. We've taken what we learned from that and added inspirations from several of our other successful cars and trucks to create a truly race worthy and formidable MT truck!
We lowered the center of gravity by dropping the drive train and opening the chassis plate. But don't worry, it's well protected by this stylish chassis guard. Your car will look and perform great even in places you can't see.
Now users can change bodyshell height quickly and without the need to cut the body posts. You'll be able to adjust for track and weather conditions quickly and easily with this redesign.
The high quality cut metal gears we use in both differentials are extremely well protected and completely sealed from dust and elements. They will perform better than any ever included on an MT model and are durable enough to deliver the power of the 18SS engine.
With all that power in your hands, you'll also have the knowledge that you're MT 2 18SS is protected and reinforced by a carbon plastic chassis brace that reduces flex and stiffens the chassis for extreme driving.