Gmade R1 1/10 Rock Buggy Kit

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This is the Gmade R1 1/10 Scale Rock Buggy Kit. The R1 Rock Buggy is a shaft driven crawler that replicates the look of a high performance rock buggy, and delivers performance that makes it a capable scale recreation of the real thing. The molded composite tube frame features an incredibly realistic appearance, and clear lexan body panels allow you to add a personalized touch to your rig. But this design does more than look the part, it provides protection to your electronics, and keeps everything safe when you tumble down the rocks.

Other notable features include tough universal slider shafts that deliver the power from the transmission to the unique "Portal" high clearance front and rear axles. Plus, with a fully sealed transmission, the awesome G-transition shocks, and standard 2.2 size wheels, the Gmade R1 is destined to become a standard in the world of rock racing crawlers.


In-Depth Features:

  • Tube Chassis: The R1 tube chassis is very light and firm. The radio plate, battery plate and center skid plate are all built into the chassis. The 3D chassis offsets the external shocks effectively.
  • Portal Axle: Portal axles simply mean the drive axles are above the center of the wheels. This gives the R1 greater ground clearance beneath the axles than other trucks using the same tires.
  • Portal Gear: The R1 portal gear offers high ground clearance and can reduce speed.
  • Transmission: The perfectly sealed R1 transmission is dust proof. Full ball bearings are placed at all axis of the gears. You can also adjust the gear mesh backlash exactly the way you want because the motor mount cap can be opened and closed for you to see in.
  • G-Transition Shock Absorbers: The G-Transition shock settings can be changed to suit your driving style, courses and terrain. This can greatly upgrade your driving performance.
  • Bighorn Tires: The Bighorn tire gives your car better grip in rock crawling and off-road conditions. The large soft rubber tires offer excellent traction nearly any where you roam.
  • 2.2" GT Beadlock Wheels: Stylish dual sided beadlock wheels. Only eight screws secure the wheel making tire maintenance and replacements quick and easy. 
  • Body and Decals: The body panel has been cut to fit the R1 chassis. Sticker decals are also included so you can customize your rig just the way you want it. 

290mm (11.4 inch)
190mm (7.5 inch)
440mm (17.3 inch)
310mm (12.2 inch)
56mm (2.2 inch) Dual side beedlock wheels
Tire Height:
136mm (5.3 inch)
Tire Width:
59mm (2.3 inch)
Tire Inner Diameter: 56mm (2.2 inch)
Axle Ground Clearance: 55mm (2.2 inch)
Center Ground Clearance (Droop Set-up):
75mm (3 inch)
Center Ground Clearance (Sprung Set-up):
95mm (3.7 inch)

Needed To Complete:

  • 2-Channel radio system & high torque steering servo
  • 540 size rock crawler motor & ESC
  • Battery pack & compatible battery charger 
  • Pinion gear

This product was added to our catalog on November 14, 2012

Brett Bowen
Monday, Aug 24 2015 (about 8 years ago)
Gmade R1 1/10 Rock Buggy Kit
This rig is very capable and has a lot of potential. Because it used the 'portal' axles, the front and rear axle height increase for additional ground clearance that really helps out with some of the rocks. The design is a little tight for electronics and you have to be careful with your battery size, but it all works out. The only downside are the phillips screws included with the kit, those should be Hex IMO. And maybe better tires; the stock ones were not impressive.
James Wisecarver
Verified Owner
Thursday, Dec 10 2020 (about 2 years ago)
Gmade R1 1/10 Rock Buggy Kit
Love the finished product. Make sure and grease all the gears are they will be noisy. Great climber.
Verified Owner
Friday, Dec 4 2015 (about 7 years ago)
Gmade R1 1/10 Rock Buggy Kit
I love this buggy kit the parts are very high quality and it looks awesome.
Douglas Coleson
Verified Owner
Tuesday, Sep 19 2023 (2 months ago)
Gmade R1 1/10 Rock Buggy Kit
This kit looks good and was a bit frustrating to put together. The kit uses Phillips head screws and nuts everywhere. Reaching to install some of the nuts proved to be difficult especially the body panels. Waiting for my servo to arrive and then I'll post about its performance.
Jeffery Steede
Verified Owner
Sunday, Nov 7 2021 (about 2 years ago)
Gmade R1 1/10 Rock Buggy Kit
Was not too impressed with this kit and i have built allot of kits this had some issues i ran into and that is why the three stars .
The build was not bad up until i installed the skid plate / motor mount it has hidden pockets for the lock nuts and well makes it hard to get the nut and screw out .
It has very little room for electronics and i have big hands so it was tough for me but may be easy for others and you are limited to get some motors installed .
That said the build quality was good it had allot of options for tires and wheels and had a good stance .
I ended up selling this though as i lost interest .

I would only recommend this to someone that likes the smaller scale crawlers .