The Best Nitro Fuels On The Market Today
When it comes to RC cars, one of the most important parts of the puzzle is nitro fuel. Nitro fuel is the main way to power RC cars, and so it’s important that you make sure that you get the best stuff available.
In this article, I go through the best nitro fuel available on the market for the price. I consider the nitro fuels on this list to be the best products available as of today, and so buying a quart or two of these is highly recommended for your next purchase!
But before that, it’s recommended that you know what you should be looking for before buying nitro fuel, so check below!
Things You Should Be Keeping In Mind Before Buying Nitro Fuel
So if you are on the lookout for a quart of nitro fuel, there are a few things that you should keep in mind before doing so. That way you can be as informed as possible before choosing one brand over the other.
The first thing to keep in mind is which nitro fuel % is best for your specific needs. The % on a fuel bottle refers to the percentage of nitro inside the fuel mix, and the higher the percentage, the more energy the fuel is going to produce when ignited.
However, this doesn’t necessarily mean that buying nitro fuel with a higher % is always the best option. There are some RC cars that will require certain nitro fuel % ranges, and choosing something that has too much nitro for your car might damage the motor’s insides. If you want to know which nitro fuels your car can use, check the car’s manual.
Most RC cars these days will not have issues using 20% nitro fuel though, so if you are not sure which fuel your car can handle, just buy 20%. You probably won’t have a problem with it.
The second thing to keep in mind before buying is the fact that nitro fuel can get expensive really quickly. If you are somebody who tends to use their car often you probably know what I mean. You could easily go through 3 and 4 quarts of nitro fuel if you use your RC car every day. So if this is your case, making your own nitro fuel might be better for you moneywise.
Making your own nitro fuel is actually very easy. You have to buy liquid methanol, nitromethane, and castor oil. If you buy these in bigger quantities (over 1 gallon), you could easily save a lot of money, especially long-term. If you are interested in making your own nitro fuel, then let me tell you that I made a comprehensive article showing you how to do it, just click here to see it.
Anyways, without further ado, here are the best nitro fuels available for RC cars!
Byron Originals 20% Nitro Fuel – The Best Nitro Fuel Available!
When it comes nitro fuel, Byron nitro fuel reigns supreme. The folks at Byron officially market this as a premium fuel, and after using it, I now understand why. This is a very high-quality fuel and you won’t have any problem with the nitro rusting the motor’s insides. Many enthusiasts have reported rusting from using cheap nitro fuel, and this is one of the few that will actually make sure that your motor doesn’t corrode over time.
One of the other big benefits of using this nitro fuel is the fact that it has a decent amount of oil for the price. If you didn’t know, oil is something very important in nitro fuel because it cleans the engine and protects it from corrosion, dust, and other particles. This nitro fuel has 12% oil, which is good but not great. The ideal would be to get something with more oil inside, but that is going to be pricier, which brings me to this fuel’s cons.
The only thing that I do not like about this nitro fuel is that fact that it’s a little bit more expensive than other fuel brands on the market. This is mostly because of the oil % inside the bottle. But the price is well worth it in my opinion, especially if you really want to make your car last as long as possible
PowerMaster 30% Nitro Fuel – For Those Looking For Power!
If you are looking for nitro fuel that packs a punch without breaking the bank, then take a look at this nitro fuel. Made by VP fuels, this is the cheapest 30% nitro fuel that I have found, and it does a good job of proving a nice power boost without changing anything else in your car. As you probably know, increasing the nitro fuel % you use is a good way of making your car faster on a pinch, so if are looking for more performance from your car but aren’t willing to do some mods, getting more powerful fuel is recommended.
The bad thing about this fuel is the fact that it has a low amount of oil content inside. As I said above, oil is important in nitro fuels because it protects the motor’s insides from corrosion, so if you have a more expensive model and really want to make sure that it lasts as long as possible, it might be recommended to go for something with more oil content inside, or just add extra castor oil to the mix.
Traxxas 20% Nitro Fuel – Great Value For The Price!
One of the most popular nitro fuel brands available, this is a great choice for people that need quality nitro, especially if you are going to have your car run lean.
Traxxas has been making RC cars for decades now, and in the journey, they started making their own nitro fuel too. And let me tell you that they make one of the best fuel mixes in the market. This is officially a 20% mix, which will be fine for 99% of RC cars. There are some people that say that Traxxas nitro fuel was specifically made for Traxxas made nitro cars, so if you have a Traxxas car, this fuel bottle might be the best choice on this list.
The only con about this fuel is the fact that it doesn’t really have that much oil inside. This is pretty similar to the other fuel mixes above, but honestly, it’s understandable given the price of this bottle. Also, I have used this fuel mix before and one of the things that I do not like is the smell of this fuel. As soon as I opened the bottle, the fuel had a very strong alcohol smell, and when I used the fuel in my car, the smell emitted wasn’t the most pleasant.
The smell doesn’t mean that something’s wrong, but it’s certainly unpleasant.
Torco 30% RC Fuel – Cheapest Gallon Of Nitro On The Market!
If you are looking for the best deal possible, you should be looking to buy gallons instead of quarts. They are going to last you longer and more affordable over the long term. And talking about affordable nitro, this is perhaps the cheapest nitro fuel worth a damn on the market. A gallon of nitro fuel is going to be under 50 dollars, which is a steal considering that we are talking about 30% nitro fuel.
You should buy a gallon instead of a quart if you tend to buy nitro very often. So if this is your case and you want to save as much dough as possible, check Torco fuel out!
At that price, you would think that they will skimp on the oil content, but this is not the case. It features 10% oil, which is pretty good given the price of this nitro fuel. All in all, I highly recommend Torco fuel!
Morgan Enterprises 15% Nitro Fuel, 17% Oil Quart – For Sensitive RC Cars!
Last but not least, this nitro fuel by Morgan Enterprises distinguishes itself from other ones on this list by one thing: The amount of oil inside it. This makes it one of the best choices if you really want to protect your engine from heat and corrosion. Oil is one of the most important components any nitro bottle can have, and this one has plenty of it.
This is also a great nitro fuel if you are going to break in your nitro RC car. Generally, the more nitro, the rougher the fuel is going to be on the motor, and the combination of low nitro and high oil% is great for making sure the motor runs as smoothly as possible, things that are important when first breaking in an engine.
But this could also be considered a con of this nitro fuel. The fact that this only has 15% nitro might turn you away from this, so if you are looking for pure power, it might be wise to check out other nitro fuels on this list.
How To Make Your Own Nitro Fuel
If you are tired of buying premixed nitro fuel, then there’s always an alternative: making your own nitro mix. As I said above, this is great for people that tend to use their cars very often. If you tend to buy quarts of nitro every week or so, then let me tell you that you could save hundreds of dollars by making your own nitro fuel instead.
If you want to know more about how to do your own nitro fuel, please click here.