EVERYBODY’S SCALIN’ – TRAXXAS TRX-4 SPORT WITH TRAXX SET SPOTLIGHT
A little bit ago Traxxas sent us the new TRX-4 Sport with TRAXX, and if you haven’t seen our unboxing go check it out! I was skeptical at first about the new version of the TRX-4, I honestly thought they just put the TRAXX set on the Sport and called it good. As you can tell in our unboxing I was very wrong and surprised.
It’s amazing how much a body can morph by doing little things like making the windows clear and adding some accessories. The newly vamped Sport body has some sick accessories but it’s the lights that made me really happy. You get front, rear, and a light bar, all perfectly wired in and ready to go. The only thing left to fully scale out the TRX-4 with TRAXX is an interior, everything else is done already. Night runs are awesome with the new Sport, just face the rig away from you because it’s bright with all the lights on lol.
When you purchase the TRAXX separate there are instructions telling you to keep the vehicle in low gear. That being said, the Traxxas Sport chassis was a no brainer with the TRAXX set. It eliminates the temptation to put the rig in high gear and then ending up destroying your truck. The TRAXX did really well in our first tests and just as good this time around. The Traxxas TRX-4 Sport with TRAXX was this years Juicebox Off-road Park Mud Bog Champion by destroying the competition. If you find the tracks slipping you can always re-tension them. Tracks are cool, there is no denying that, but you are limited. Personally, I wouldn’t buy tracks by themselves. Before I start to get some nasty emails let me finish, I would however buy a rig with tracks already on. The way I see it is I could use the tracks in the Winter, at mud bogs and at the beach, then the rest of the time have some regular tires on it for hitting the trails. So, the TRX-4 Sport with the Traxx set makes sense to me, it’s like getting a package deal when you break it down. The Traxxas TRX-4 Sport with Traxx set is $569.95 and if you were to get all the hop ups separately you are looking at about $680.00, give or take a few pennies. You can actually tell your better half the truth this time by saying you saved money, lol.
The rest of the rig is your tough as nails TRX-4 that many of us love; metal gear servo, waterproof electronics, aluminum GTS shocks, full-time locked differentials, 3s power system, rigid steel frame and the ever so popular portal axle. I would definitely recommend using a 3s battery, you will get a lot more runtime. Seems every time Traxxas puts all those parts in a room together amazing things happen.
All and all the Traxxas TRX-4 Sport with TRAXX set is a solid rig. The TRX-4 platform has made its mark in the crawling world, that’s for sure. With the release of the Sport with TRAXX I am hopeful for the future of the TRX-4 platform. I know I would love to see Traxxas release a full scale hardbody rig with leaf springs. Then again, I can go on and on about what I want, I will save you all from that… for now.
On a side note the Ramcharger is in the waiting on mail man stage but you can see some sneak peeks on my Instagram @everybodysscalin or on our Big Squid RC Facebook Group page. Till next week, have a great weekend and Keep Scalin’!