As you can see by the pictures, we are in the midst of reviewing our very first RC4WD truck. This particular truck is the Trail Finder 2 with Mojave body and so far we are very impressed. The Trail Finder 2 comes with perhaps the best packaging we’ve seen, they make a real presentation out of all the parts in the kit.
Also of note, it may be called a kit, but many of the major components, like the tranny, shocks, and axles, are pre-built. We were also quite impressed that nearly all the parts are real metal, there simply isn’t much plastic to be found in the chassis components. When we first picked up the box we couldn’t believe how heavy it was, hopefully all the metal parts make the truck extra tough.
We just received the Trail Finder 2 today so look for our full review in about 3 weeks. Until then, enjoy the unboxing pictures and you can click This Link for complete information on the RC4WD Trail Finder 2. If you are already wanting to put one in your rc garage, RC4WD products are distributed by Horizon Hobby, making it easy for most local hobby shops to get one in for you.
RC4WD Trail Finder 2 Kit Unboxing Gallery 1
RC4WD Trail Finder 2 Kit Unboxing Gallery 2
RC4WD Trail Finder 2 Kit Unboxing Gallery 3
RC4WD has announced new scale looking shocks and shock boots for your scaler rig. The Old Man Emu Nitrocharger Shocks by ARB give a perfect scale look, along with helping to improve your ride. The RC4WD ARB shocks come in 70, 80, and 90mm lengths, and cost about $35 a pair. Some of their other features include-
* Billet aluminum construction
* Utilizes an internal spring design
* Weight: .42 oz each
* Distinct Old Man Emu styling
The Super Scale Shock Boots are available in red, blue, yellow and black. These are made out of rubber, add protection, and fit a variety of ARB and SuperLift shocks. Price is $9 for a set of four and you can get more information HERE.
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RC4WD Super Scale Shock Boots
It won’t be long until the ground is covered with fluffy white stuff, why not convert your HPI WR8 Flux into a wild snow (or sand, or dirt!) blasting machine? The RC4WD Predator Track Fitting Kit makes the conversion a snap. The RC4WD kit comes with everything you need to mount up their Predator Tracks, making your machine not only an off-road beast, but a real head turner too.
* CNC machined parts with black anodized finish
* OEM fit and finish
* Complete front and rear fitting kit
* Direct fit for HPI WR8 Flux & Ken Block Edition
* Front left knuckle (Black)
* Front right knuckle (Black)
* Two rear uprights (Black)
* Four bearing spacers (Gold)
* Four special 12mm hexes (Silver)
* Four extended output shafts (Black)
* Four 2mm OD pins (Black)
* Does not include RC4WD tracks- #Z-W0057, #Z-W0003, or Z-W0017 (about $120 per pair)
The part number for the RC4WD Fitting Kit is #Z-S0796, it has a street price of $79, and they are available right now.
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RC4WD Track Fitting Kit for HPI WR8 Flux
In the never ending quest for more scale realism RC4WD has announced Huntsman Spider 40 Series Universal Beadlock Wheels for your truck. CNC machined out of aluminum these wheels are sure to turn heads while out on the trail.
* Size: 4.0″
* Width: 2.54″
* Weight (each): 12.62oz
* Negative Offset: 0.86″
* Highly detailed
* Uses multiple hub/hex system (hub not included)
The part number for the RC4WD Huntsman Spider 40 series beadlock wheels is #Z-W0143, they have a street price of $99 per pair and they are available right now. Hit up THIS LINK for more information.
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RC4WD Huntsman Spider 40 Series Gallery
Do you have a big project that requires HUGE tires? If so the guys over at RC4WD have something you’ll be interested in. You see their new Interco Super Swamper 40 Series 3.8″ scale tires are big, really big. How big? Well they are said to be the tallest 40 series tires on the market at 9.68″ tall. To put that in perspective, that is more than twice as tall as a short course truck tire.
* Outer Diameter: 9.68″
* Width: 5.9″
* Inner Diameter: 3.81″
* Advanced X3 Soft & Sticky Compound
* 40-45 rubber hardness
* Sidewall not reinforced
* Tire weight: 41.9oz each
* Come as pair with foam included
The part number for the RC4WD uber-big Super Swampers is #Z-T0109 and you can expect a street price of $79. Hit up THIS LINK for more information.
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RC4WD Interco Super Swamper Gallery
So you are into the scale scene and have been looking for an over the top way of hauling around your rc truck, boat or excavator. Thankfully for you RC4WD has a Heavy Duty Flat Bed Transporter with Electric Lifting Ramps. Not only does it look burly, but the electric loading ramps can be wired to go up and down on your command. Some of its other features and specifications include-
* 100% CNC machined aluminum
* Tri-Axle with 12″ x 1.7″ rubber tires
* Works with Tamiya Tractor Semi Truck coupler
* Heavy duty steel leaf springs
* Upright ramps lifted and lowered with servo
* Maximum payload capacity 200lbs
* Includes wiring
* Length: 44″
* Width: 8.26″
The part number for the big RC4WD Flat Bed Transporter is #VV-JD00009 and it has a street price of $650.
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RC4WD Flat Bed Transporter Gallery
RC4WD has a new truck topper to make your scale project look extra sharp. The topper is made out of injection molded plastic and comes in white ready to be painted to match your rig. Everything you need for a proper install is included, and it comes with multiple parts to go the extra mile for scale realism.
The part number for the RC4WD Truck Topper is #Z-B0047 and it has a street price of $59.
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RC4WD Topper Gallery
The Axial Wraith is not only a fun machine to drive, but also a favorite to hop-up. One of the newest hop-ups for the Wraith comes from RC4WD with their beefy and scale inspired aluminum steering knuckles.
* Scale design
* CNC machined aluminum
* Comes with orange anodizing
* Steering support bar is easily removed
* Direct fit for Axial Wraith Axles
* Requires use of RC4WD Aluminum C-Hub Z-S0892 ($35)
* Weight: 0.91 oz
The part number for the RC4WD Wraith Knuckles is #Z-S0955, they have a street price of $39, and they are available right now.
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RC4WD Knuckles for Axial Wraith Gallery
The folks over at RC4WD have been putting out some of the coolest looking gear on the market and their latest wheels, Thorax 40 Series Universal Beadlocks, continue in that tradition. The RC4WD Thorax wheels are made out of CNC machined aluminum and are sure to up the bling factor of your rig.
* Width: 64.5mm
* Outter Diameter: 101.6mm
* Size: 4.0″
* Negative Offset: 21.8mm
* Weight (each): 357g
* The Thorax 40 series utilize a multiple hub/hex system, hexes are not included with the wheels and are available separately.
The part number for the Thorax wheels is Z-W0142, they have a street price of $99, and they are available right now. Hit up THIS LINK for more information over on the RC4WD website.
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RC4WD Thorax Wheel Gallery
Do a lot of serious driving with your Axial and tired of having axle problems? RC4WD has announced new Extreme Duty XVD Axles to make your day on the trail go a whole lot smoother. Some of their highlights include-
* Heat treated to handle serious power
* Completely new design
* CNC machined for close tolerances
* Allows for up to 50° of steering angle
The part number for the Extreme Duty Axles is #Z-S0902 and they have a street price of $59. Hit up THIS LINK for more information.
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RC4WD Extreme Duty Axles for Axial Gallery
Perhaps the single most broken item on the Vaterra Twin Hammers is its front shock mount. The stocker is made out of plastic and it doesn’t take much to snap it.
RC4WD has announced their new heavy duty CNC machined aluminum front shock mount for the Twin Hammers. The RC4WD unit is much beefier and should be able to take quite a beating. The part number for the RC4WD shock mount is #Z-S0904, it has a street price of $19 and they are available right now. Hit up THIS LINK for more information.
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RC4WD Aluminum Shock Mount Gallery
The guys over at RC4WD are known for putting out trick looking scale gear. Their latest wheels, Mickey Thompson Classic Lock 1.9″ w/ Internal Beadlocks, are not only tough enough for a long day on the trail, but look cool enough to make your 1.9 machine a real head turner.
The RC4WD Mickey Thompson wheels are officially licensed and CNC machined from aluminum. Some of their features/specifications include-
* 12mm Hex
* Scale detailing
* Weight: 2.5 oz
* Back spacing: 13mm
* Width: 26.7mm
The part number for the RC4WD Mickey Thompson Classic Lock Wheels is #Z-W0007 and they have a street price of $129. Simply click THIS LINK for more information.
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RC4WD Mickey Thompson Wheel Gallery
The crew over at RC4WD have just announced a new trailer for towing and showing off your rigs. Their new BigDog 1/8th Dual Axle Trailer is larger than the other version already in their line-up, allowing bigger vehicles to be hauled around. Some of the features include-
* Working leaf spring suspension
* Billet aluminum wheels
* Hand made tube chassis
* Working lift jack
* Working lights
* 1.55 tires
* Steel loading ramps
* Length: 25.59″
* Width: 14.84″
The part number for the RC4WD BigDog Trailer is #Z-H0004 and it has a street price of $239. Simply click THIS LINK for more information over on the RC4WD website.
TGIF to all our basher friends, take a chance on yet another Mystery Link.
RC4WD BigDog Trailer Gallery