RC Buggies

Get yourself an RC buggy to tackle even the harshest terrain!

If you’re looking for some serious speed and performance on bumpy off-road terrain, you can’t go wrong with an RC buggy from Frontline Hobbies. While RC touring and drifters have incredible handling and speed, they simply can’t handle the exciting, rough-and-tough terrain out in the bush!

RC buggies are built for performance. With super-soft rubber and unique tread patterns on the tyres, your RC buggy can easily tackle rocks, mud, dirt and other bumpy terrains. Most RC buggies come with adjustable suspension and shock resistance, meaning your buggy is less likely to take on damage in high-speed races.

RC buggies are a popular choice among hobbyists because they’re the perfect weapon for off-road racing. These cars have a low profile and high clearance suspension, making it quick and simple to conquer even the toughest conditions.

They’re an excellent choice for beginners who are more prone to crashes and scrapes. These bad boys are built tough with large shock-resistant wheels and a hard outer casing, so you can go your hardest against your mates. If the casing gets too banged up, we’ve got replacement RC body shells for a wide range of RC buggies.

For RC off-road buggies, shop online or in-store with Frontline Hobbies. We have a massive range of brands, models and styles to choose from!

We stock a huge range of RC off-road buggy brands!

With Frontline Hobbies, you’ll never be limited by brand, model or style — we stock an impressive range of RC off-road buggies online and in-store. Plus, if you have a particular brand or model in mind and can’t find it online, we can order it for you directly from the manufacturer.

Our range of buggy brands includes:

Arrma HPI Traxxas
Maverick Kyosho River Hobby VRX
FTX Losi Tamiya
Carisma Axial Team Associated


Tamiya is an excellent choice for your next RC off-road buggy. We have more than 50 Tamiya buggy models in stock online including the Vanquish, a classic buggy model from Tamiya’s long history in RC cars. Available as an assembly kit, the new and improved Vanquish is a recreation of Tamiya’s 1988 buggy.

The forward cockpit body design and the rear wing are moulded in lightweight polycarbonate and pre-painted black as well as pre-cut with body mount holes to save on some preparation work. With 4WD and double wishbone suspension, the Tamiya Vanquish is a force to be reckoned with in competition.

Among our collection of RC buggies, you’ll also find the Kyosho MP9 TKI4 Inferno Kit — one of the most advanced off-road racing machines ever built.

Key components of this machine include Kyosho’s Big Bore Shocks, designed for durability and performance. Each machine is personally checked by the Inferno’s designer, Yuichi Kanai, so you can rest assured knowing you’ve invested in a well-built racing machine. Just install the RC systems and engine, and you’re ready to knock your opponents out of the competition.

We have hundreds of RC buggies to choose from online, but if your desired model is sold out online, be sure to get in touch with the team from Frontline Hobbies! We can put in a special order for you with the manufacturer, so you don’t have to wait for us to restock online.

Choosing between a 2WD and 4WD RC buggy

One of the major benefits of an RC buggy is that there’s a wide range of power and performance options to choose from including two-wheel-drive (2WD) and four-wheel-drive (4WD).

When it comes to the performance of 2WD versus 4WD RC cars, the debate has been raging for years! A lot of people argue that 2WD cars have a lower cost and higher durability. However, others argue 4WD cars are better because they have better handling on rough terrains like rocks, gravel, dust and dirt — even heavy snow if you’re living somewhere cold!

Ultimately, the choice is up to you. However, for some perspective, here are the major differences between 2WD and 4WD RC buggies:

  • 2WD means the buggy is propelled forward (or backwards) by the rear two tyres only. Some hobbyists say 2WD buggies are “less complicated” mechanically and tend to be more affordable because they have fewer components than a 4WD.
  • 4WD means the buggy is propelled by all four tyres at the same time. This means your RC buggy can handle any terrain and take tight corners with ease, so if you’re planning on racing on tight tracks, this is the best option for you.

Here’s a breakdown of their pros and cons.

  Pros Cons
2WD Buggies

High speeds



Fewer components

Good for experienced racers

Challenging to manoeuvre

Easier to crash

Lower grip than 4WD

Acceleration tougher on dust & dirt

4WD Buggies

Handles tight corners well

Easier to control

Compatible with any terrain

Higher grip than 2WD

Good for tight spaces

Good for beginners

More expensive than 2WD

More components/more prone to breakdowns


Still not sure which drive is best for you? Get in touch with the team from Frontline Hobbies! We have RC specialists on deck who can match you with an RC buggy to suit your speed and handling needs.

Power options for your remote control buggy

As well as drive options, you will also need to consider what kind of motor you’re looking for. There are three motor options when it comes to all RC cars: electric (battery-powered), nitro (special fuel) or petrol (unleaded fuel with 2-stroke oil).

Electric or battery-powered motors tend to be the most popular and most of our RC buggies are best suited to brushed or brushless motors. The type of motor you have will vary depending on the brand and model of buggy you choose. Most remote control buggies will come with this motor — all you need to do is supply the batteries.

Here are the major differences between these motor types:

  • Electric engines run on a rechargeable battery pack. They’re very reliable and don’t require much mechanical knowledge or maintenance. All you need is lithium batteries and brushless motors. Without the use of an oil-based fuel source, they don’t attract as much dirt or grime, making them easy to clean with the use of an air compressor.
  • Nitro engines use a glow plug which requires an external ~1.5v battery-powered glow igniter to heat the glow plug’s coil. This is necessary to start any nitro engine. Nitro engines have a high run time and make some impressive noise but often need a lot of maintenance to keep them running at peak performance.
  • Petrol engines use a spark plug just like most whipper snippers and chainsaws. They’re a fantastic alternative for hobbyists looking for a reliable fuel-powered remote control buggy or vehicle because they have excellent run times (up to 50 minutes) and are less likely to overheat.

When browsing through our collection of RC off-road buggies online, be sure to check out the specs of our buggies. This will come in handy if you ever need to replace any parts in your RC buggy!


Do you deliver RC buggies?

Absolutely. We offer shipping throughout Australia via reputable shipping companies like Australia Post, TNT, Toll and Fastway Couriers. We offer flat rate shipping at $9.95 across all metropolitan and regional areas, plus free shipping on all orders over $150.

Our RC cars and buggies are properly packed to ensure no damage occurs in transit. You can rest assured knowing your new speed machine will be in perfect condition upon arrival.

What happens if the model I want is out of stock online?

If your buggy has a red “Sold Out” tag, it means the model is not currently in stock in store. However, if you get in touch with our team, we will try to source this from our suppliers.

We cannot guarantee the availability of the model with our suppliers but we will do our best to provide an ETA if they are also out of stock. Before placing an order, be sure to contact us at sales@frontlinehobbies.com.au and we will let you know if it is in stock with our suppliers.

Please note that there may be a delay in delivery in this case.

Does my buggy come with all the parts I need for the build?

If you are planning on building your buggy from the ground up, it is important to check what is and isn’t included in the kit. We offer specs and product information for all of our RC cars and buggies, so it is crucial to check what else you need before completing your purchase.

As a rule, batteries are not included. However, all of our buggies come with a charger so once your batteries are installed, you can charge them up ready for your next race.

I’m not sure which buggy to choose! Can you help?

We sure can! We have a team of RC specialists ready and waiting to answer all your RC buggy questions. We’re avid RC enthusiasts and love talking shop with our customers, so we can find the perfect buggy to meet your speed and handling requirements.

Just let us know where you’re planning to drive your buggy, whether you’ll be competing or racing, what your skill level is like, and how much speed you’re looking to achieve. We can determine what kind of buggy is best suited to your needs.

Browse through our 4x4 off-road buggies for sale online or in-store today

Ready to race? Then check out our extensive range of RC buggies online today! From Kyosho to Tamiya, HPI, Traxxas and more, we have numerous high-performance brands to kickstart (or maintain) your speedy hobby.

RC buggy racing is one of the most exhilarating hobbies you could possibly have, drifting around in the dirt and dust, conquering tough terrain and destroying the competition in high-speed off-road racing.

Find the ideal RC buggy for all your racing needs right here at Frontline Hobbies. We offer free delivery on all orders over $150, so you can shop from the comfort of your own home — we’ll deliver your new speed machine to your doorstep.

Alternatively, drop into our store in Broadmeadow, Newcastle, to talk all things RC with our team of RC specialists! We love talking shop with our customers and we can help pair you with the right RC buggy for your speed and handling needs.

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