Originally introduced in 1966 as a 4x4 compact SUV, the Ford Bronco matured as a full-size truck in the late 1970s, cementing its status as a rugged off-roader. Traxxas honors the classic 1979 Ford Bronco with this beautifully detailed and faithful reproduction mounted on the incredibly capable TRX-4 chassis. From the chrome wheels and bumpers to the gorgeous Sunset or red graphics, the TRX-4 recaptures the Bronco’s iconic era with the toughness and technology that could only come from Traxxas.
Officially Licensed Ford Bronco Body:
Scale details: grill, chrome bumpers, side mirrors, chrome side trim, and wipers
Clear front and side windows
Authentic decal sheet
Full Nylon composite wheel wells and floor pans
Additional scale accessories sold separately
Remote Locking Differentials Traxxas gives you the versatility to lock and unlock the front and rear differentials to suit your driving needs directly from your transmitter. Leave the differentials unlocked for relaxed driving on the trail with smooth, tight turning and better handling at high speeds. When the trail gets technical, lock the front and rear differentials, or just the front, for superior grip over extreme terrain. This patented design has been proven rugged and capable in the Traxxas Summit. Sleeved micro cables control the differential action for scale appearance, without limiting the huge suspension articulation.
Hi/Low Range Transmission When the going gets tough, use your transmitter to shift into low range for incredible 4-wheel drive pulling torque. Shift into high range for blasting down the trail. The plush suspension design absorbs rough terrain with ease and delivers outstanding scale appearance. Unmatched versatility makes the TRX-4 Scale and Trail Crawler adaptable to just about any situation or driving style.
Waterproof Traxxas was the first to bring you fully waterproof RC vehicles years ago with their innovative designs. The TRX-4 Scale and Trail Crawler is fully waterproof for how you like to really play, not “splash resistant.” There is a big difference. Traxxas’ patented innovation gives you the freedom to tackle creeks, snow, and mud without worrying about water in your electronics.
Torque Twist Eliminated The portal axles use gear reduction right at the wheels that dramatically reduces undesirable torque twist. Total axle gear reduction is over twice non-portal designs. The Titan 550 motor torque is translated into straight, powerful, forward motion, rather than wasted energy twisting your rig right off the rocks.
The Power of Portals The TRX-4 Scale and Trail Crawler is equipped right out of the box with Traxxas' game-changing portal axle set. Portal axles lift the truck at the wheels for huge center pumpkin ground clearance. In order to achieve the same clearance with straight axles (and not get stuck), your tires would have to be over an inch taller than the TRX-4's tires. Straddling boulders with ease, the TRX-4 chassis definitely takes the path less traveled and simply leaves all the others behind.
Improved Geometry Portal axle geometry raises the axle link mounts and center driveshaft, greatly reducing critical driveshaft and suspension link angles. This means less strain on the driveshafts, and the higher suspension links provide greater clearance with less scraping and dragging across the rocks. The steering drag link and tie rod are also raised up and out of harm's way.
Rigid Steel Frame A heavy-duty formed-steel ladder frame with molded cross members creates an extremely rigid backbone that lets the suspension do the work it was designed to do. You’ll feel the difference on trails where the elimination of chassis flex allows for precise wheel placement when navigating technical terrain.
Scale Detail The TRX-4 Trail and Scale is being shown with the legendary Land Rover Defender body, complete with exciting scale details for an authentic 4-wheelin’ experience. Traxxas included a functional spare wheel and tire, an off-road jack, and spare fuel canisters. Secure your trail gear in the included roof basket. There’s even a snorkel for taking the waterproof TRX-4 through creek crossings. The rugged bumpers provide clearance and protection and are equipped with recovery D-rings. The front bumper is designed to be compatible with many popular off-road accessories.
Aluminum GTS Shocks Oil-filled coil-over GTS shocks were created exclusively for the TRX-4 chassis. These silver-anodized aluminum units deliver silky-smooth damping performance and feature threaded shock bodies for easy ride height adjustments. The convincing scale realism looks great and they perform even better with an O-ring cap seal and dual X-ring shaft seals.
Metal Gear Digital Servo A full-metal gear digital servo gives you the durability and steering authority you need to confidently and reliably power through tough situations.
Cruise Control The Traxxas TQi radio system is equipped with cruise control for long-distance treks. Set your speed using the transmitter and then use the multi-function knob to fine-tune it faster or slower to precisely match the pace of your caravan of trail explorers. Cruise control makes it easy and comfortable for the TRX-4 Scale and Trail Crawler to be your companion for hours of driving fun and exploration.
3S Power System The XL-5 HV electronic speed control brings 3S LiPo capability for stronger, more efficient running. Updated speed control profiles have been added for smooth and precise control. A Trail profile facilitates smooth driving for most of your adventures, while a Crawl profile introduces hill hold and instant reverse for extremely technical courses. Either will help you navigate obstacles with ease, right from the start. Long run times, up to 2 hours, are possible with a Traxxas 3S 5000mAh iD LiPo battery pack!
Canyon Trail 1.9 Tires The 1.9 Canyon Trail tires and tuned foam inserts are super-soft and grippy to deliver superior bite on rocky surfaces with convincing scale realism. The 12mm steel hex drive makes the TRX-4 chassis compatible with popular 1.9 wheel and tire combinations.
Traxxas Tough Leave the tools in the bag! The Traxxas TRX-4 chassis is built to handle the rigors of remote locations and all-day driving fun. The foundation begins with a pair of 1.5mm thick steel frame rails. Large diameter steel links and heavy-duty, extra-wide rod ends keep the suspension firmly mounted. Hardened steel CV-style half-shaft joints are ultra reliable, while the brushless-ready steel portal axle and transfer case gears are smooth and quiet. Traxxas’ composite materials have been refined over three decades for the ultimate in strength and durability.
Length: 20.57 inches (523mm)
Front Track: 9.78 inches (249mm)
Rear Track: 9.78 inches (249mm)
Ground Clearance: 3.14 inches (80mm)
Weight: 6.42lb (2.91kg)
Height: 10.47 inches (266mm)
Wheelbase: 12.28 inches (312mm)
Approach Angle: 63.82°
Departure Angle: 43.22°
Breakover Angle: 58.93°
Front Shock Length: 3.54 inches (90mm)
Rear Shock Length: 3.54 inches (90mm)
Front Wheels: 1.9 x 1.02 inches (49 x 26mm)
Rear Wheels: 1.9 x 1.02 inches (49 x 26mm)
Front Tires: 4.64 x 1.89 inches (118 x 48mm)
Rear Tires: 4.64 x 1.89 inches (118 x 48mm)
Hex Size: 12mm
Speed Control: XL-5 HV
Motor (electric): 21T Reverse Rotation
Transmission: 2-speed Hi-Lo, Remote Shifting
Gear Pitch: 32P
Differential Type: 4 Gear, Remote Locking
Chassis Structure / Material: Steel Ladder Frame with Nylon Composite Crossmembers
Brake Type: Electronic “Hill Hold”
Drive System: Shaft Driven 4WD
Steering: Chassis Mounted Servo
Servo: 2075X Metal Gear
Transmitter: TQi™ 2.4 GHz 4-Channel Transmitter
Skill Level: 2
Battery Tray: 158.75 L x 47 W x 23/26mm H
This has to be one of the best scale crawler ever made. I drove my friend's Defender a few times and really liked it. But I kind of thought the diff locking was a little gimmicky but cool. Out of the box it's not a comp crawler but it wasn't designed to be. The bumpers can get in the way easily, however it is an awesome crawler nevertheless. If you are on the fence, just get it! For the money you get a lot!
I bought the bronco version because I was trying to decide between this and SCX10ii, my friends convinced me to get the bronco. It's excellent, no complaints out of the box. Tires are grippy for stock, I love the layout of the components and the fender. When you really look at everything it comes with it's a great value as well.
As for the diff locks, It's a lot of fun for trails and trail crawling. Just as the skill for more extreme crawling it's another skill to work on.
I like the portal axles, I kept finding my self thinking "Why am I not hanging up on that rock? ohhh right!"
Pros: - looks awesome
- 3s capable out of the box
- Well laid out components on the chassis
- high/low gear
- Portal axles
- locking diffs
- Nice wheels and bumpers
- Decent tires
- Upfront battery that will fit a 2200 3s
- More that I can't think of
- Bumper get in the way easily and the chrome scratches easily, though there isn't much to be done about this for scale
- I really wish the wheels were beadlocks, they are so nice but I'm not about to glue $60+ tires on there
Ditto to all on Joey Duncan's review. I have run about 5 or 6 batteries through it and not one issue. I have done some pretty rough rock crawling and just spent a few days with it in a rocky stream behind our camp site . I flipped it over in the water and it was completely submerged for a minute or two and had no issue. But now I have to try and get all the water out of the tires and lube this baby up to go again. Bumpers will be getting replaced and I'm going to build a trailer for the red edition m41 cat boat that I just ordered. Great truck just get it !!!
Best Scale crawler money can buy easily. Costs a bit more but with all the extra features WELL worth it. LOVE the "cruise control" feature. Got for Christmas 2018 all stock ran DAILY and NO Breakage of any kind yet. Does surprisingly well for being stock. Look forward to buying another eventually.
I love this truck it does however, need a upgraded steering servo as the one it comes with is a little weak and burns out as well. This is the same situation with the mini servos for the high low gear and the diff locks they burn out as well. But overall a good RC.
Rim glad Traxxas came out with this truck I had the same truck until I got hit in it then had to junk it . I have a great time with this Bronco on the trail best investment I ever got thank you all at amainhobbies you all are great