Vehicles marked with * are no longer produced by Traxxas®!
Information about the different TRX-4/TRX-6 vehicles and their main differences.
With the new TRX4 Ford F150, Traxxas® continues down the path of vehicles with raised chassis. Also with the Ford F150 Traxxas® has again opted for the large 2.2 inch wheels and the HighJackers as chassis. This brings a lot of ground clearance but the center of gravity up. Also, a roll bar was mounted on the truck bed, which looks really fancy. Like the Chevi High Trail, the F150 has the Snapon Karo, so the little beautiful clips are missing and in contrast to magnets holds the Karo bombproof.
With the new TRX4 Cheyenne Traxxas® goes somewhat new ways. The chassis has a lift kit from home verbau, with which the car comes significantly up and the wheelbase has grown to 336mm. Unfortunately, the windows are not transparent on the new model, but we'll wait when it's on the market.
The Snapon plaid has been carried over by the new Cheyenne from the 2021 Bronco, which probably makes most very happy. Compared to the Blazer, the Cheyenne is 22mm taller and 21mm wider. More info and how the high-set rides will follow when it's available.
One can simply say: Colt Seavers sends his regards :).
The new TRX-4 Ford Bronco in red and orange is now also available as a licensed model from Traxxas®. With a wheelbase of 324mm, it is as long as the Defender and the Tactical*, but has received some innovations.
Traxxas® has done away with the Karoclips and integrated a Snapon attachment. In contrast to the Defender and the Tactical, the fenders are now also attached to the chassis on which the Die Karo is clipped. Its weight is just under 3 kilos at 2.91 and is only minimally heavier than the Blazer and 1979 Bronco. In height it is with 239mm even 16mm lower than the Blazer.
Otherwise we have the proven 2 speed transmission and lockable differentials.
The Traxxas® TRX-4 Defender is probably one of the most popular TRX4 models. The possibility to buy it in so many different colors and the very scaly look make it a real eye-catcher in the forest or the scale park. Technically equipped with everything the driver wants, it offers switchable differentials (open - front - front and rear), a 2 speed transmission with a crawl, - and fast gear and cruise control. With its weight of just under 3.4kg, it is one of the heaviest vehicles in the TRX4 segment. The body is designed in the color orange with transparent windows what invites to the interior.
In the upper part of the body, the Defender is a bit heavier than its siblings due to the rather high body, the exosklett and roof rack. But it offers plenty of space for scale items on the roof from the factory.
The Traxxas® TRX-4 Bronco has a shorter wheelbase than the Defender and the front and rear overhang is also extremely short. Its extremely lightweight body (the fenders are mounted on the chassis eliminating the need for brackets in the upper area) and short wheelbase make it very agile off-road. Its slope and hill climbing capabilities are absolutely impressive. The front part of the cabin is transparent so that you can arrange the interior nicely. It also has switchable differentials (open - front - front and rear), a 2 speed transmission with a crawl, and overdrive and cruise control.
It is available in black with two different decors in rainbow and red.
The Traxxas® TRX-4 Sport is designed as a pickup truck. In contrast to the Bronco, Defender and Tactical, a lot has been saved here in the area of operation. The Sport, unlike its siblings, does not have a 2-speed transmission and its locking differential can not be switched on via the remote control.
On the TRX4 Sport, the differentials are always locked, all wheels turn at the same speed, and only one gear is available. Its gear ratio is between 1st and 2nd gear of the other vehicles. Also its weight is lower than the other TRX4 vehicles. Also, the remote control that comes with it is different. Since neither the transmission can be shifted, nor differentials locked, these functions are also missing on the Spark. However, these savings are also clearly noticeable in the price.
The TRX4 Bluetooth module cannot be installed in the radio remote control of the TRX4 Sport RTR!
The Traxxas® TRX-4 Tactical is the most visually unusual of the Traxxas® crawlers. In the design of the Tactical Unit units of Swat and Special Operation Team, it has a military touch. Like the Defender, the fenders are mounted on the body and the wheelbase is also 324mm. The rims were visually adapted to military vehicles, windows and lamps were grilled. Technically it offers the same features with switchable differentials (open - front - front and rear), a 2 speed transmission with a crawl, - and fast gear and cruise control. The price is between the Defender or Bronco and the Sport. Who looks for an unusual vehicle is here certainly correct.
The Traxxas® TRX-4 Kit Traxxas® TRX-4 kit is basically just the complete chassis without a body. You buy here a TRX-4 as a kit and can really create his own vehicle. The kit includes everything except the "lid".
However, the kit is not simply free to use for all Traxxas®karossen which are currently on the market. The wheelbase is 312mm and therefore a Defender will not fit on the chassis. Also only the rear links for the 312mm wheelbase are included. So if you want to build a 324mm you need links for 324mm wheelbase. The body is the same as the Bronco which is also noticeable in the weight of the two vehicles.
The Traxxas® TRX-4 Blazer Traxxas® TRX-4 Blazer has the same wheelbase as the Bronco. The chassis is also taken from the Bronco, but Traxxas® has built a really beautiful body here. From many, the Blazer in the youth was always so the epitome of the American off-road vehicle. The whole thing has Traxxas® then rounded off with two beautiful colors. It has switchable differentials (open - front - front and rear), a 2 speed transmission with a crawl, - and fast gear and cruise control.
It is available in orange with white stripes and white roof and in red with black stripes and black roof.
Additionally it is available in the special color black as 1969 Blazer and in petrol as 1972 Blazer. Here you buy the complete body incl. add-on parts.
Der Traxxas® TRX-4 Sport Kit comes not only as a kit on the market, no it is also without any electronics. This means that neither a servo, which everyone can do without, nor a receiver, controller or motor are on board. You have the possibility to build directly what you really want. The body is made of clear Lexan and cut out. In addition, you get the Expeditionsrack completely included. Surely the alternative for all those who change the electronics anyway and who never liked either the red or the blue TRX4 Sport.
The Traxxas® TRX-4 Mercedes 4x4 is actually also a bit out of the ordinary. What strikes me first is the different wheel / tire combination that Traxxas® uses here. Something low cross-section and a clearly different profile was selected here by the makers. Visually, this is definitely nice scalig which will please most! The first ones that were delivered all had black windows, on the Traxxas® page you can see that probably the second series has the windows transparent, also here we are happy. The entire electronics is like all other models and for a RTR already very extensive, the problem with the servo remains of course.
The Traxxas® TRX-4 Traxx represents a special status in the TRX4 series. It has a chain drive instead of wheels. Traxxas® offers in as an RTR vehicle on the chassis of the TRX4 Sport, in the colors. In terms of electrics, we find everything that is also installed in the Sport. That means 1 gear transmission and permanently locked differentials. Unfortunately, also again the not particularly durable 2075X servo, but was equipped from the factory directly with the light module and LEDs in the body.
The Traxxas® TRX-6 G63 is a whole new way that Traxxas® is going. We have here a three-axle with 6 driven wheels. The TRX6 is big, it's beautiful and it's not cheap. It is a real bolide. The build is like the other TRX, 2 speed transmission and lockable differentials with the rear differentials only lockable together.
The Traxxas® Sport High Trail is the next crawler that Traxxas® has given a clipless body and more ground clearance. The Hightrail variant also comes with pre-mounted Expeditionrack, the possibility to mount lights and new colors. Transmission and differentials were taken from the normal Sport, so 1 gear and non-shiftable diffs.
The Traxxas® Blazer K5 Hight Trail is also one of the new models with high ground clearance and clipless body (snapon body). Here, too, 2.2 wheels were fitted at the factory. The K5 was previously only available as an accessory, which will please many, even if the windows have been made black. The Blazer is also an interesting model because it does not have the body clips.
The TRX6 Hauler probably falls somewhat out of the crawler segment and is really only conditionally suitable for real crawling. The extreme wheelbase and a length of almost one meter explain the whole thing probably by itself. Inside, however, everything is as usual, 2 gears and lockable diffs were taken over from the other vehicles.
Models marked with * are no longer produced by Traxxas®!
Not everyone is satisfied with the range that Traxxas® offers its customers and other vehicles are often seen in the parks. Who does not want to do without the very good technical features of the TRX-4 technology needs a few other clothes for his car.
Some companies offer bodies that can be mounted on a TRX-4 chassis with very little effort.
The company Proline offers for example: a Jeep Wrangler Rubicon and a Ford F-150 Raptor especially for the TRX-4 platform. With a wheelbase of 324 mm, this body is intended for the Defender or Tactical base. For the Bronco or Sport with a wheelbase of 312mm, Proline offers the 1946 Dodge Power Wagon. Axial also offers a Jeep Cherokee. Of course there are other bodies that could be mounted. But this would require some modification work on the bodies and partly also on the chassis.
The scope of scale articles is so extremely extensive that one could write a book here. For many drivers interesting is certainly the interior of the vehicles. Seats, steering wheel or even a driver figure not only look chic, they also make the whole thing even more alive. Unfortunately, Traxxas® itself does not yet offer any interior fittings for the TRX-4. Here you have to go to suppliers. Proline offers some interior parts. In the field of figures are the company NECA in scale almost perfect, with a height of 17-18 cm, these correspond to the desired size of about 1:10.
Marco has taken on the production of really beautiful scale wipers that he has refined over the past year. Some have probably already admired them at Crawlerpark.
If you like the wipers and want to call them your own you can contact him via email MR.NT@gmx.de or the two Facebook groups.
The wipers are simply exchanged against the original rod of the TRX4 Defender and are available in different designs. You can also buy a scal snorkel from him. For more info just write to Marco. You can get more info here.