THE RC4WD Trail Finder 2 Truck Kit w/ Mojave Body Review
RC4WD has flown under a lot of peoples radar. On the crawling/scaler scene they are very well known, but a whole lot of normal bashers have not even heard of them, let alone know what kind of product they put out, or even that they put out entire kits. Today we’ll be taking a closer look at the RC4WD Trail Finder 2 4wd off-road truck. Where does it fit into the market place? Is it bash worthy? What’s the scoop? Click the “Read More” button to find out…
The Tamiya Clod Buster, as well as other big monster trucks, are still going strong. However, the options for trick wheels for them is slim.
Our friends over at RC4WD have just announced new universal wheels for your monster truck. CNC machined from Delrin and featuring a beadlock design, these wheels should be super tough while upping your bling factor.
* Made for Clodbuster sized tires
* Made from white Delrin
* Different offsets for different applications
* Weight: 11.9 oz
* Width: 4.05″
* Outer diameter: 3″
* Negative offset: .39″
* Requires RC4WD hex insert
The part number is #Z-W0149, the street price is $79 per pair, and you can get more information at This Link.
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RC4WD Universal Wheels for Clod Buster Gallery
It is getting colder here in the Chicago metro area, snow can’t be too far around the corner. The same is true in many northern parts of the globe.
RC4WD just sent us a hot new release, their Blade Snow Plow. With the RC4WD blade snow plow your scaler becomes a snow pushing machine when it gets nasty this winter. The snow plow is CNC machined and weighs in at 11 oz. A servo is used to make the blade go up and down.
If you want to mount the snow plow up to your Axial SCX10 you’ll need RC4WD mounting kit #Z-S1002, if you plan on putting it on your RC4WD Trailfinder 2 you’ll need #Z-S1003.
The part number for the RC4WD Blade Snow Plow is #Z-X0007, it has a street price of $79, and you can get more information at This Link.
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RC4WD Blade Snow Plow Gallery
I don’t know about you guys but one of my favorite scale rigs are of the Tamiya Hilux/Bruiser and the RC4WD Trail Finder 2 platforms. So many times I find myself on the fence about most scale interiors that it drivers me bananas! Ask around, I have been working on a one off interior for over a year(but who is counting). So if you look at this from a practical standpoint spending, over a Benji on an extremely detailed dash may not sound so nuts… This kit comes with everything on the dash perfectly molded, fully decaled and has amazingly tiny metal dash trim to boot. So unless you have a serious cad program and a super amazing Laser to cut these micro sized panels you had better get one of these ordered up pronto!
In the kit you will find:
- 1x Central Console
- 1x Base
- 1x Steering Wheel
- 2x Gear Levers
- 1x Hand Brake Lever
- 1x Metal Panel
- 1x Dashboard Decal Sheet
- 1x Steering Wheel Base
- 1x M3 x 12mm Self Tapping Screw (Silver)
- 4x M2 x 10mm SHCS (Black)
- 4x M2 x 6mm Self Tapping Screw (Silver)
- 4x M2 Nut (Silver)
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For all you scaler guys, RC4WD just keeps on adding to their tire selection. Their latest are Gladiator Scale 1.9 Tires that should make a great addition to your scale rig.
* Outer Diameter- 4.57″
* Inner Diameter- 1.8″
* Width- 1.64″
* Compound- Advanced X2 SS
* Mounts on 1.9 size wheels
* Weight- 2.9 oz each
The part number for the RC4WD Gladiators is #Z-T0101 and they have a street price of $25 per pair. Hit up This Link for more information.
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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