What are these things made from?

Generally speaking, I print all parts in PLA+, PLA Pro or PLA Tough, a common, but clean form of plastic in 3D printing. I’ve worked hard to make these parts extremely strong through a combination of printing techniques and design. I’ve worked with a number of materials (and some will be used in upcoming products), but these forms and alloys of PLA have been the most predictable, repeatable, and best looking finished pieces.

You may also find parts here made from PETG, ABS, or PCTPE depending on the application. Some custom colors may only be available in certain plastics.



Why don’t you use nylon like other larger printing companies?

You did some research. Good for you. I did too.

Yes. Nylon is a great material to produce 3d printed parts. It has a great tensile strength, absorbs impact and finishes nicely. I’ve also heard many people complain it’s just as brittle and problematic as “cheaper” plastics and yet you’re paying 20-50% more for it. In the interest of the bottom line for both you and me, I chose to go with what I was getting the best results from.

And carbon fiber? Well, it sure does look neat, but doesn’t really impart much in the way of strength since the actual carbon fiber is chopped up into tiny pieces. And it’s even more expensive.



So this thing won’t ever break, right?

3d printed parts are just not the same as an injection molded part you can get from a large manufacturer. Injection molded plastics are tough as hell. And yet, you still break those. So, these things can break. I’ve gone through a lot of testing to do my best to make my parts handle serious flex and impact, but they are not indestructible. Any part made of plastic will weaken over time and with repeated stress.


Some general limitations…

Given the general nature of these plastics, many of them will not do well if left in direct sunlight or in hot places as it may cause the parts to deform, bend, become brittle, etc. Do not leave them in the trunk of your car or on the passage seat. Store them in a cool place out of direct sunlight. Some plastics are much better at handling it, but your parts should remain in tact if you don’t treat them like rented playground equipment.

How will my order be shipped?

Most orders will ship via First Class USPS or Priority Mail (depending on size). If you need something different, you’ll need to contact me.



Does Ride Low ship overseas or internationally?

Anything is possible if you have enough money. If you need overseas shipping, it can be done. Just check that when you place your order.

NOTE: With Covid restrictions, it’s become a little harder to know if the USPS is delivering to all countries. I’ve experienced serious delays with New Zealand and returns from Australia lately.



When is my order going to ship?

Ride Low Racing is one guy. In a basement. When you place your order, I make your part. It’s that whole on-demand-I-don’t-have-room-to-hold-inventory-because-my-wife-will-kill-me situation. Depending on the orders in front of you this could take a few days. I will send you a notice if I am crazy backed up. And the size of your order could impact lead time as well.


Can I just pick up my order?

Indeed. If you live in or near Kansas City, then let me know.

Will you custom design a part or thing I need?

Maybe. You’ll need to contact me for your request and we’ll talk about what you’re looking for, what your budget is, etc.

And before you ask, I will not be lending my skills to marital aids. 🙂



But I want <insert color name>. Can I have that?

Maybe. If there’s a color you don’t see that you desperately want, contact me.

What’s your policy on Returns & Exchanges?

All sales are final since these parts are custom built on demand. I inspect and do some stress testing on every part before it leaves. If you have a defective part, you’ll need to contact me to discuss if a replacement is an option.

Seriously, contact me first before lodging a complaint with PayPal. I’m a pretty reasonable guy and will do what is reasonable to make it right. I become more of a jerk if you act like a jerk.



What constitutes a valid return or exchange?

Something like:

“I opened the envelope and it was a pile of dust and plastic shrapnel.”
“This is not the part I ordered and paid for.”



What is an invalid request for a return or exchange?

This list could be long, but here are a few things you will not qualify for a return or exchange.

“I decided I don’t want this now.”
“This color isn’t as <insert term here> as I want it to be.”
“I broke it.”
“I stripped the screw holes.”


Hey, I have a 3D printer. Can I have your STL?


But I live outside the US. Can’t you just give it to me?



Will you sponsor me?

Doubt it.

But I’m so fast at my local track and I have XXX followers on social media. Are you sure?

Yeah, pretty sure. You can always ask. If you entertain me enough and say the right things, then anything is possible.

But I’m great. Are you an idiot for not giving me all this free stuff for only my ensured benefit?

I can live with that. And my experience has been anyone who approaches any situation like this is a terrible representative of the brand I’m attempting to build and steward. That, and that most people that say that actually suck at driving too.


Stickers? Icanhaz stickers?

Right now, every order comes with a set of Ride Low Logo wienerdog stickers. You’ll get at least a set of 4. Sometimes more. You should put them on your vehicles, your children, your dog, or whatever else and send me a picture. I might send you some free stuff if I think the picture is awesome.

Ride Low Racing LLC is the owner of all material on this site. As such, all images, products, STL files, etc are the intellectual property of Ride Low Racing LLC and are protected under Copyright Law.

RLR wants to bring high quality and tested parts to the RC community, and that effort takes a great deal of time, money and other resources to make that happen. Your support of that is appreciated!


For some products, Ride Low Racing will make the STL files available for purchase to be printed on your own printer. While those instances may be few and far between, RLR gets that sometimes it’s just good to have spares or custom colors.

Please review the following, as it outlines what you can and cannot do with files you’ve downloaded. RLR wants to bring high quality and tested parts to the RC community, and that effort takes a great deal of time, money and other resources to make that happen. Your support of that is appreciated!

With that said, we do have to point you below for the rules.

© 2023 – Ride Low Racing LLC. All rights reserved.


These STL files from Ride Low Racing are provided as is. No two printers are identical, and your results may vary based on your equipment, filament, slicing profiles, skill, and condition of your printer. As such, Ride Low Racing cannot be held responsible for parts you create on your own printer. While RLR may offer advice, there is no obligation to provide any support for printing the files. RLR is under no obligation to warranty any parts or files produced on your printer.



These files are protected under copyright laws. Failure to comply with the statements below may result in legal action. Please follow the licensing agreement below.


Ride Low Racing STL files are licensed for personal use only. They may not be used in ANY commercial venture.

You cannot edit any of the STL files and use those assets in your own creations, whether give them away, or sell them as they still remain our copyrighted property.

By downloading Ride Low Racing STL files, you are agreeing to the terms described below in the Details. This document is a legal agreement between “you” (the Licensee) and us, “Ride Low Racing LLC” “we” (the Licensors).

If you don’t agree to these terms, do not purchase, download, access or use any Ride Low Racing STLs.


  1. Ride Low Racing is the owner of all the STL files provided. The STL files are copyrighted.
  2. Willful copyright infringement is subject to statutory damages of up to $150,000 per occurrence.  Acceptance of these terms indicates your understanding that the STL files are protected by registered copyright(s) and that any use of the STL files outside the license grant will be considered willful copyright infringement.
  3. The files are legally available through Ride Low Racing’s online store  https://ridelowracing.com. File obtained from anywhere else are a breach of this contract.
  4. Our License grants you permission to download the files and print them on your own 3D printer.
  5. Under no circumstance may you print and sell ANY of these files, revisions, iterations, derivatives, remixes, on any site digital or otherwise.
  6. You cannot use our marketing materials or renders of the files. Our images are also copyrighted and are only for use on our own platforms.
    You must not sell the STL files, or upload them to the internet. You cannot rent them, gift them, sell them or transfer them through any platform on or off the internet.
  7. You must not share the link or password to access the STL files with anyone else.
  8. You must not edit the STL files and you cannot use the STL files or parts of them to create new content. The whole of our STLs are copyrighted and belong to Ride Low Racing.
  9. You cannot make molds from the printed files to cast them out of resin, plastic, metal or any other substance.
  10. You can cut or resize the STLs to better fit your printer, but you cannot share these derivatives.
  11. Ride Low Racing reserves the right to ban any patrons or customers from accessing our STLs if you break our terms and conditions or to enforce our rights to the full extent of the law.