Setting Up A Traxxas RC Car Wheelie Bar

Do you love the RC Car wheelie bar? You want to learn how to set it up by yourself? If your answer to both questions is yes, then you are going to benefit from this article.

Over the years, wheelie bar has intrigued car enthusiast from different parts of the world. Kids and adult alike have been blown away by its performance. More are more people are interested in learning how it works and how to set it up.

That said, you need to keep it at the back of your mind that setting up a wheelie bar is by no means a walk in the park. Deep and detailed research on the various components part that makes it up is needed.

Yes, this might be difficult for you at first, but with time you will get the hang of it. The Rc wheel bar has been modified over the last couple of years. Tire technology and engine power have also been modernized. With these upgrades, it will be easier for you to control the speed of your car while racing or driving.

Setting Up A Traxxas RC Car Wheelie Bar
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Why you need an RC wheelie bar

All wheelie bars are designed to serve the same purpose. And that is to determine how high the front or nose of the car will be when the driver releases the hammer.

If a driver allows the nose of his car to go too high, he won’t be able to steer or control the car the car. Eventually, the bumper at the rear of the car will scrape the ground. This is ultimately going to force the car to slam into the ground. (Leading to breakage)

Wheelie bars are designed to prevent that from happening. But that’s not all they can do. They can also be used to “reduce impact”. You see, when the car leaves the ground, the wheelie bar touches the ground and act as a lever. This will prevent the car from losing control and the tires from burning out.

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As you probably know, when the nose of a car is up, it will be difficult or impossible to steer it. But with the help of a wheelie bar, you will be able to tilt the car to the left or to the right like the rudder of a boat.

So, whether you buy a Traxxas wheelie bar, a Traxxas rustler wheelie baror a Traxxas slash 2wd wheelie bar, you need to keep in mind that you will only be able to use them for one main purpose-to balance your car.

How to set up a wheelie bar

You don’t need to be a savvy fabricator or a metal man to set up a wheelie bar. A basic knowledge of metal fabrication is all you need.

There are a couple of factors you have to consider when putting it together. Below are a few of them.

  • Tire size
  • Design
  • Wheelbase
  • Transmission choice

Considering these factors will put you in a better position to craft a durable wheelie bar that will suit your race car.

Learning how to put together a top-notch wheelie bar is not going to happen overnight. It is likely going to take you some time to learn and master how it is made. Yes, you will make a few mistakes along the way, but with time you will get better at it.

If you lack the technical know-how on how to put a wheelie bar together, then you should purchase it online or at a fabrication store in your area.

2 wheelie bars you need to check out

 50 bark

This is designed for bracket cars that fall between the ranges of 9.00 to 11.00 ET. It has a unique tubing feature and a pre-assembled wall. Unlike other wheelies out there, its K-member is on top, not on the bottom. This will make it easier for you to jack your car.

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 84 Pro Mod

The pro mod usually comes with a larger wall tubing, but is strikingly similar to the pro stock kit. It has a couple of cross braces and an additional stiffener. If you have a fast car or custom car, this wheelie will be perfect for you.

Best wheelies on the market

Choosing among the many wheelies bars on the market is like going to be a challenge for you. So we narrowed down some of the best wheelies you can get at an affordable price.

Traxxas slash wheelie bar

This is a top-notch wheelie bar that comes with a unique bolt mount feature. It is perfect for mounting stampeded and bandit units. Installing it is super easy and can be done within a couple of minutes. Since the product is made from high quality and durable materials, you can be confident that it will last for a long time.


  • Very easy to install
  •  It is compatible with verities of accessories
  •  It is affordable


  • It is not suitable for all cars.
  • It is not easy to customize

Traxxas stampede wheelie bar

This is one of the best wheelie bars on the market right now. It was designed by Traxxas and is compatible with different units. The performance of this product is at a whole new level, especially when compared to others out there. The product is made from durable materials and is designed for high-level performance.


  • Special features
  • It is easy to install
  • Its replacement parts are available
  • Better performance
  • Durable and long lasting


  • It is pricey
  • It is not compatible with most unit
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Final note

Irrespective of the type of wheelie bar you purchase, it is important that you learn how to install and maintain it. While doing this might be difficult for you, it will save you from spending a lot of money in replacing worn out or broken component parts.

Learning the right way to install a wheelie will save you from making regrettable mistakes that may cost you a lot of money to address.

As you probably know, all wheelie bars will not suit the unique need of your car. To increase the odds of you choosing a good one, you have to do a lot of research. Alternatively, you can contact experts to help you pick the right your car.

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